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  • 73 months ago
  • 11 points

cable management needs another look through..

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 73 months ago
  • 10 points

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

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Hm. Ok maybe that's something I need to address. Suggestions?

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 73 months ago
  • 6 points

Please hurry and replace the raidmax, you will not be a happy camper if it fails and takes the system with it.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, maybe I'm in the market for a better PSU. Open to suggestions on brand :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair, Antec, XFX, Seasonic,and EVGA are all very good brands.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 73 months ago
  • 5 points

How did you get everything so cheap?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

slickdeals.net, my friend, after using pcpartpicker and /r/buildapc to figure out what parts I wanted.

  • 73 months ago
  • 4 points

Cheaped out on the mobo and PSU...

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

mobo you can argue but the psu........

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

I understand that you are working with a mini tower, but please work on that cable management.

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

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.

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

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.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

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.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

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 :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Cables please! and couldn't do another description for new website.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

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 :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the 770?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Doing great so far. 1080p ultra 60fps on the three games that came with it (AC4, Batman: Origins, Splinter Cell: Blacklist) and BF4.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to hear. I just ordered one

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the point of the i5-4670k without a Z87 motherboard?

You won't be able to overclock...

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

30 dollar mobo?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

if hes not overclocking and not crossfiring what's wrong with it?

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

It's just sketchy.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a tiny bit of sag there.

Fix the cables, too :P

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

On the video card, I assume you mean? How can I fix that sag?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

It's screwed in, tight too!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup just the picture then. Never mind, enjoy your build :D

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