Here's the reddit thread I made on it:
cable management needs another look through..
Thanks. I did actually tweak the cables after taking the pics; a couple of my sata cables were hitting my GPU fans. I think it's a bit better now, although I may still need to fix that red SATA cable.
need to get a better psu, Raidmax psu's are known for their poor quality parts and lower wattage in power.. i hear of people's pc's catching on fire from these as well don't know how much of it is true but i see it in a lot of forums
Hm. Ok maybe that's something I need to address. Suggestions?
your gonna need a reliable psu that will keep a steady current in your rig. i suggest going with any seasonic, xfx, corsair psu's. CWT or channel well technology makes some good ones for corsair cant go wrong with that company if your looking for a little cheaper in price. Basically seasonic is the best as far as stability and longevity. Here's a list of psu's and the makers of them http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-manufacturer,2913-4.html
Please hurry and replace the raidmax, you will not be a happy camper if it fails and takes the system with it.
Yeah, maybe I'm in the market for a better PSU. Open to suggestions on brand :)
Corsair, Antec, XFX, Seasonic,and EVGA are all very good brands.
Appreciate the feedback. I went ahead and bought an Antec 750W 80+ bronze off newegg. I'll install that when I install my Z87 mobo.
How did you get everything so cheap?
slickdeals.net, my friend, after using pcpartpicker and /r/buildapc to figure out what parts I wanted.
Cheaped out on the mobo and PSU...
mobo you can argue but the psu........
I understand that you are working with a mini tower, but please work on that cable management.
The Arc Mini offers some great cable manageability. you should try routing some of those cables behind the motherboard tray for a more attractive build.
If you haven't heard this before..
I'd swap out that Raidmax PSU. Although that one (from what little I've heard) has a slightly lesser chance than most Raidmaxes of exploding colorfully, Raidmax is not exactly top quality. I'm sorry if I missed anything you said about the PSU situation, but I'd switch it out.
This would be exactly 9001x better and would have a greatly diminished chance of starting a housefire/zapping your parts. It's a corsair TX650, so it's top of the line, I think (I have a Corsair but only a CX series and it's pretty good), and it will give you the peace of mind back I stole from you writing this post. It's only $60 after rebate.
If you need a modular one, it'll be more if you buy it from Newegg as of now, but you really can't go wrong with Corsair 99% of the time if you buy the wattage you need. 650W is plenty for this build.
Only other thinng I'd have done is get an overclocking motherboard, since the CPU is unlocked. I don't think that motherboard supports overclocking, but for $200 on the CPU it's the same price as a non-overclocking one so no big deal at all.
Good build except for the Raidmax! Just tidy up those cables a bit and people will really like it more because it will look cleaner, and airflow will be better. It's pretty well balanced I think as far as the core components go.
Thanks for the feedback! I will be upgrading my PSU I think, and will install it when I change out my mobo for a Z87 one (already bought) and will give that cable management another shot :)
Cables please! and couldn't do another description for new website.
Thanks for all the feedback everyone! Will be taking your suggestions and digging into my build again this weekend to clean some things up/ make some replacements :)
How's the 770?
Doing great so far. 1080p ultra 60fps on the three games that came with it (AC4, Batman: Origins, Splinter Cell: Blacklist) and BF4.
Good to hear. I just ordered one
What's the point of the i5-4670k without a Z87 motherboard?
You won't be able to overclock...
I have a Z87 board I will swap in, maybe this weekend when I have time from the Thanksgiving break :)
Although from the other comments, I'll probably wait until I get a new power supply and do both at the same time.
30 dollar mobo?
if hes not overclocking and not crossfiring what's wrong with it?
It's just sketchy.
It's doing well so far; I do have a Z87 mATX board I plan on swapping in at some point, just have been lazy and haven't done it yet.
Looks like a tiny bit of sag there.
Fix the cables, too :P
On the video card, I assume you mean? How can I fix that sag?
Yeah, maybe I'm just blind, that picture isn't very close. If you haven't screwed you card in, you might want to do that, I can't tell from that small picture.
It's screwed in, tight too!
Yup just the picture then. Never mind, enjoy your build :D