Description

I built this machine so I could have the experience of building a computer from scratch. So far, everything seems to work great. The only issues I had were getting the CPU cooler to mount properly, as it seemed the AMD mount was slightly bent, and the I/O shield seems to be slightly off center with the motherboard, although I'm not certain whether that's due to the case or the board itself. Specs aren't top of the line, but they aren't bad either, and I think I got my money's worth for the price I paid. Build has good headroom to be upgraded later. I look forward to getting much use out of this PC.

I am not currently overclocking anything, but I may do so later.

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I could see that the side panel on by the backplate is a little bent too. I have to fix that too. Just try to mess around with the cables on the back and use the zip ties

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yes, I fixed that. Zip ties are very helpful.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I still need it fixed. :P its just my motherboard power cable is thick and is preventing me from putting on the side panel properly

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like those NZXT fans?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

They're pretty good, as far as I can tell. The LEDs are fairly bright, which gives the aesthetic I was going for. They aren't too loud, although I don't have much else to compare them to, considering this is my first build. I'm not currently overclocking anything, so the case is pretty cool as well, though I plan to try that a bit later.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice solid build. With this PC you will be able to run any game for the next few years on ultra with great frames! Enjoy! :)

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm, I am currently doing a build that is very similar, how good is the 270x? I was going to get one but I was thinking that a 280x would probably be a better idea because I plan on doing lots of gaming. Could you give me some frame rates that it runs on some games?

Oh and I love the look of those NZXT fans in your case, very nice.

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

DAT 270x. 270s and 270x I fell in love with. Such a good price and you can literally play most games on Ultra. Very good choices. Not sure if you need a blue-ray drive but oh well. +1!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I figured I might as well get the Blu-ray drive, since I didn't already have a PS3 or something else that could play Blu-rays.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, that's a good idea.

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

Why the 16 GBs of RAM? 8 GBs would be enough except if you're video editing. Also, getting a 270 and overclocking it yourself would have saved you some money.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I occasionally use virtual machines, and since the mobo supports 32GB, I wanted to go ahead and use the dual-channel slots. As for the 270, I didn't want to mess with overclocking at first. I stayed under my budget, so I really don't care.