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Heya there! So i uploaded this post about a month ago only to find out TODAY that the build couldnt be found exept if you clicked on my profile. Anyway lets get on with the build. My friend was struggling to play games with me and others when we had FPS advantage and better PC's. He was running a i3 550 and a GT 320. This Christmas he got parts for a new computer and that is what we've built here. His other PC is being used by his parents for Internet browsing and such. My friend will be using this PC to play games at Ultra settings, maybe record Youtube/Twitch Livestreaming (thats main reason he got the i7 so he could stream if he wanted to). The build process took us 2 hours and we didnt run into any problems. He is running stock cooler but he will get a H100i in the near future.

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  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree that an 8350 with an SSD would have been good. Also, if you bought the CPU at microcenter, why didn't you get a bundle deal? Finally, what OS are you running on it?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

We live in Sweden and the only PC store here that is good is about 600km away. Shipping all the way from microcenter would cost too much. I would assume my friend will save up for a 120gb 840 EVO SSD. He is running Win 7 Ultimate. He got the Win 7 copy for free.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I see, thanks for the explanation. +1

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  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

The only bad thing I see is the 5400 RPM HDD. I would have gotten a 7200 or 10000 RPM.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with the idea of a 7200RPM drive, but I have a Velociraptor in my system, worst decision of my life. They're really loud, and not worth the price.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes i fully agree dude but our local PC shop only had this drive and another 5400rpm. But this WD Red drive is 5400-7200rpm drive so it runs at 7200.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I would just suggest getting a higher quality PSU in the future. As long as you don't max that one out it should be okay, but just for peace of mind.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes he is planning to get a better PSU in both quality and Watts but for now he is fine with the one he got.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I suggest the RM series from Corsair. I have one and it is completely silent and it has a feature where the fan doesn't even come on until it hits 40% load. Fully modular, too.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes ive used the RM Series PSU in 2 of my builds incase you Didnt know. Also flat cables but i think he will get a AXi series.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Right. It's very hard to steer away from color scheme.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair, Seasonic, OCZ (I have the ZX 850 even though they've recently filed for bankrupcy), Rosewill, XFX, Silverstone, EVGA, and Fractal Design are the only PSU companies that I would trust.

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

"You forgot Raidmax!", he says sarcastically.

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  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

They did, but I don't think you would need the warranty with OCZ power supplies as mine has worked flawlessly, but with a slight ticking noise, almost like a sped up clock, but it's very faint and unnoticeable in the Define R4.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Clipping your anti-static wristband to the chassis and not having the PSU plugged in, is a very bad idea. You're basically putting all of your static into the case with all of your precious components

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

Gaming and streaming ? I'd rather save my money and get the 8350(and would be able to fit a SSD in). But..yea. +1 from me.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

We usually play the game DayZ and we tried the FX 8350 CPU but he didnt like the framerate so he invested in a i7 4770k CPU. I know the 8350 is one of the greatest streaming CPUs but it didnt offer as much performance. Thanks.