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This is the very first computer that I have ever built. After a months-long internal struggle, I decided to ditch my Xbox and go PC gaming. This rig isn't going to set any performance records, but I wanted something that was easily upgradeable and could solidly run my Steam library. I look forward to upgrading this rig in the future, it was a blast to build! (mind the messy cables, por favor)

One quick thing. After booting up for the first time, and downloading Steam with no issues, I shut my computer down. I then moved it into the next room and tried to turn it on...nothing happened. No lights. No sounds. Nothing. After some friendly forum posters recommended I reset my CMOS (by removing the battery on the motherboard, waiting 15 mins, and then putting the battery back in), the computer was restored to working order. It could have turned a great day into a very sad day, but the computer has been working swimmingly for the past week and a half with no further issues.

Comments

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Working on doing the exact same thing myself. But i just cant bring myself to ditch my xbox one because im a huge halo fan when the game actually works.

Good stuff though. Prob would of went with the 24 inch acer monitor for around 10 bucks more.

Other than that very solid for upgrade purpose.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

a pc that... BREAKS STORMS?!?!? oh my +1

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

i've been looking at that case, how do you like it?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I love it! Spring the extra 10 bucks for the dual fans. It has plenty of space to get around and is basically all mesh for max airflow. It can support up to 6 fans if you want to go crazy.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

SWEET! Thanks for the info! enjoy the build!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

DUUUUUDE, why don't people buy the 750ti for budget builds, or even the 260x, both are phenomenal budget cards.

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  • 57 months ago
  • -1 points

Well, I understand that, but I feel like you really don't get performance for gaming on cards unless you spend at least 120 (hence the 260x) but other than that I won't say it because I know lots of people do.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm still a noob, so I've had my eye on the 740 for a while. Plus, I had a strict budget to adhere to. I didn't really look at any other cards, because of the 4 GB Superclocked for less than $100.

In other words, you're all correct, and I value your input. Keep it coming!

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

What you got is excellent. If you're happy with what you paid and it plays the games you own and hope to own soon, then you did very well. This is about exactly what I would expect to see out of a ~$700 build. Good job.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! This is really encouraging!

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Just be wary, that 4gb buffer can be misleading, just because the buffer is high, doesn't mean its powerful :P almost made the same mistake on my second build :P

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the Alex Rider reference

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

Actually, originally a Beta Ray Bill reference. But I'll take Rider too.

  • 57 months ago
  • -1 points

4GB DDR3 GT 740 for gaming.

Oh dear.

  • 57 months ago
  • -1 points

that gpu will make so much cpu bottleneck dude

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I think OP wants to upgrade soon and bought that for the meantime

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  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Exactly. Wanted a 750 for the long haul.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I played $99 off Amazon to get Prime shipping.