Description

I built this computer for my brother to game on instead of his 5 year old Toshiba Laptop where he was using the integrated graphics on his i5 480m CPU. I had half of these parts laying around to use so we only had to buy the RAM, case, mobo and cooler. Over all I am happy how the build turned out, but looking back I would probably choose a different case. The way the case layout is you need to run the 8-pin EPS cable through the cpu cut out on the motherboard tray if you want to keep it out of the windows view. Also the backplate for the Hyper 212 evo needs to be installed before installing the motherboard or else you can't secure the standoffs. But everything ended out working ok and it is running well. I may try and overclock it slightly in the future but he needs something extremely stable so he doesn't come asking me to fix it.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU for the money plus I had one laying around

CPU Cooler

Its a cooler. If I have time to run more tests i will up date this review as well as the build bio.

Motherboard

Great motherboard to work with. Wish it had another fan header or 2 but for the money and features can't be beat. Will update after overclocking attempt.

Video Card

Great graphics card that will be way more than enough for him for years to come. Also another hand me down.

Case

Good looking case. Pain to build in. I would not build in this case again.

Power Supply

Solid power supply and plenty of power for his needs. Another great hand me down.

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Comments

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

nice parts but one suggestion, change the fan orientation so it blows air out the rear.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

The pre installed 120 or the hper 212? The 120 in the back is exhausting.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

The hyper 212

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

The way it is oriented is the way i see it installed most of the time. And it is blowing the air straight up and out of the case.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I think what Intel2012 means is to orientate the CPU cooler vertically instead of horizontally. Pretty sure the 212 Evo's mount doesn't allow that on the AM3+ socket though.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

It is possible but I don't think that the orientation will change performance that much.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

New favorite build. Lol. Only because it's so similar to what I currently have. 8320 oc'd to 4.4ghz, and a GTX 780. I'm sure he will enjoy the build! +1

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows the 780 doing?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

It will do great for him he doesnt care too much about the quality of graphics like i do but when i had it it was running shadow of mordor with the ultra textures around 60 fps at 1440p

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang really? Thats way good!!! Do they still sell those graphics cards?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

No they stopped selling the 6GB version of that card about a month after I bought it. I think it was because the 900 series came out.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohhh alright makes sense. Ill proabley just buy a 970 then

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Good to see how PC gaming runs in families and how nice of you it was to do this!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

That was nice of you considering you could have sold those parts for yourself.

I like the build except that god awful case. I can see why you don't like it. It's a tad ugly (and I thought my InWin GROne case was bad) and looks like a pain in the *** to work in.

Overall though I like the build. Happy for your brother, I'm sure he'll love it.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought it was an ok looking case and corsair is a pretty good company to go to for cases. But yea it was a complete ***** to build in, I watched some reviews of it and i was hoping that I could get around some of the things they warned about.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

HELP!!

Can this PC run Battlefield 4 low settings 50 - 60 FPS?

HELP!!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

We dont have battlefield but this should be able to run it at 1080p up to ultra settings.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Epic, thanks!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you need to update the bios in order to get the fx 8350 to work or not. Thanks

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry haven't logged on in a while. And no I did not have to update the bios. But I probably will some time to see if they fixed a voltage issue I saw when I first did stability testing.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

So can you OC on the mobo or no?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say not to overclock because the power delivery isn't the best. If you have adequate cooling for the VRM to avoid thermal throttling from the voltage go for it but I won't for him. A) because he doesn't need it and B) I don't want to mess around with it too much.