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I built this machine to have has a backup minor gaming machine for friends to use when they're over. I'm very happy with the parts I've chosen. The CPU is BETTER than the core i5 750 I had before, but on gaming benchmarks I'm getting scores near identical to i5. I can run any triple AAA title @ 1080p High/Ultra graphics 40fps+.

[Update 12/2014] Had this machine for over 10+ months now. It has served me well & is a very stable build & have had no issues. If i'd change anything it would be the GPU for a 750 Ti, because it would make the perfect troubleshooting card (not requiring any addition PCIe power) & I don't like AMD cards... I don't like messing around with their drivers and generally I have more faith in NVIDEA.

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  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Just get the 760k up to 5GHz, shouldn't be an issue.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Needs a cooler for that.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

You can get a Hyper 212 for around 25$ if you look for it, very worthwhile if the cpu really is the throttle.

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

nzxt t40 is much better.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Cracking build for the purpose +1 Only thing i would say is people in America seem to be getting 260x and 270x's for the same price as your 650ti, so if an option it would've been wiser to buy one of them. Also perhaps you overspent on the PSU, could've went with one closer to 400W too.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry to say i'm a Geforce nut, i'll never take a radeon card, but i'll suggest it to others. the 500W over 430W was a just in case factor.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll agree with a bit of brand loyalty here and there, but for such a massive performance loss in shadow of the 270x?!

Fyi power draw is massively misunderstood in the internet custom computer society, people will tell those with the most basic of builds that they need a 600W PSU to run it when in reality they'll never draw near 300W.

Before building my rig recently, an old friend said to me that a 450W PSU for my 6300 & 7850 would result in a house fire on my end. I now of course have them both with a moderate overclock, and still a good deal away from facing problems.

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