Description

I wanted an economical gaming setup. I mainly game with this PC, however I do some work related stuff as well. I haven't had any problems what so ever. I have, since purchase, upgraded to Windows 10 and everything is still working well. The only thing with this build is the GPU and be a little loud with the coil whine, however, it's not enough to bother me. This might be a deal breaker for someone else though.

Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 6 points

Ok so ... not bad for your first build, but this needs some work. And by some I mean a LOT.

Your cable management looks like you took a rake and stuck it inside the case and spun it a few times. Try to run all your cables in a single line, use velcro straps or god forbid, zip ties and have the wires branch off to their corresponding components. Take whatever you dont need and either remove it (like that SATA power just sitting near the top not connected to anything??) or tuck it out of the way. And the NZXT Source 2.0 has a cutout (IIRC) in the upper left corner for the main CPU cable, run it through that instead of across the board, or your can snake it behind the mobo tray through the blackplate cutout.

Also why is that SSD just slung in there?

And a thing that a lot of people do with a post is this -> Title = Something something my first build and then they post a SINGLE photo. Breathe some life into your post, describe it, tell us why you picked certain parts, how you feel about them, what you like or dont like, etc etc. Add some pictures, build process, what you learned and whatnot.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry it took so long to reply. Thanks for your comment, added a comment to update and a couple more pictures.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries at all! Much better! You learned a lot in a short amount of time, congrats! Keep it up!

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

What's up with that SSD?

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a huge fan of Sly Stallone!

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I was like, what? HAHAHA, nice one!

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

thx! =D

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats wrong with it?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Its dangling

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

ohh i guess it kinda is

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I want to see more pics. You need to do some cable managment.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

For the love of pacos tacos clean up the rig and if u cant find a place for the ss double sided tape it to the hdd or something don't miss treat pc hardware pls

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

It's been awhile since I completed this build. I didn't realize anyone had even commented on the post. So a year later here are my responses. I added a couple more photos to show the work that I have done. The SSD is no longer "floating", I was waiting on a bracket to come in. It's now safely and securely mounted, so no risk of it running off. I did some work on cable management and was able to get rid of one of the modular power bundles. This cleaned up the bottom a lot. I also made a couple extra holes to make is a little cleaner.

The parts I picked were meant to be a pretty balanced system with some room for upgrade later, mainly graphics card. This was the part of the build that I was most worried about. The R9 280 is definitely not a power house. I've been pretty surprised though. I have very little trouble running anything that I want to. However, as mentioned before there is some coil whine. Honestly though, I notice it more when I'm surfing than when I'm playing anything. A lot of time went into comparing parts to make sure there were no bottle necks.

There was a little bump with the motherboard. I ended up moving the computer to a different room which meant I had to get a wireless card. Through a lot of time and trial and error I found out that there was a bug in the bios. Apparently, The Mobo would only recognize one PCI-E slot at a time. Once I went through and updated everything the bug was fixed and I could use both cards.

The case has worked out well enough. There were other cases I liked better but decided on the NZXT because of the solid matte black finish and price point. Cable management isn't the greatest but there is enough to get a decently clean look.

I've had zero problems with the other components and this turned out to be a very balanced and reliable build. The only component that I might change is of course the graphics card.

Let me know if there are any other pictures you would like to see.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Id like to see the completed build in place, desk, monitor, periphs etc. :-)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Your SSD is apparently Jesus. XD! Great build though! +1