Description

Gaming. The window in the case works very well, I enjoy looking in. This case was good for a 1st build, cable management was a bit rough but that might be because this is my 1st time, I would have liked more slots (Hard drives, pci, optical drive) and a mesh front to see the fans. I upgraded the hard drive to a 2tb solid state hybrid and can see a huge difference in everything. My video card has handled everything iv thrown at it at 60fps, love the blue fans. I was only able to do this build because i worked 2 jobs this summer. And I used coupons.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points
i7 is maybe overkill but it will be good forever.

+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I think the i7 is a bit OP, lol.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it is lol but I wanted something that wont be outdated anytime soon, and I didn't want to have to worry about overclocking it.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

That CPU is pretty strong, are you planning on doing any video editing? If not you might want to try and take it a step down to an i5 to save some money and put it towards the GPU if you're going to focus on gaming. Overall, pretty sweet budget build! How are the temps when its under load? I'm curious.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

under load it goes to high 80s (87 being the highest) and that is with the stock cooler and 5 fans in total (i just ordered a new cpu cooler) and thanks!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

edit i got the cooler master gemini (212 wouldnt fit in my case) and with google chrome, windows media player, vlc media player going, and a video game going, temps didnt go over 53

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you need the i7 for any specific programs? You could've gone for an i5 and a better gpu, but I'm sure there's a reason for it. Good build.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Didn't want a core to be outdated anytime soon, didn't want to have to worry about overclocking it, and I got it with a combo deal, found coupons, and while it was on sale lol