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Hi, I recently built my first gaming pc that was under about $700. Having no knowledge of building besides for videos, it was.... Interesting.... Building this thing. My first issue was really just showing my ignorance, as I just tried to put the ram in backwards, even though it has a notch in it to prevent that. So I tried over and over to put it in backwards :(. Later in the build I came to one of my only complaint, the 24 pin adapter. It did not actually lock into place, and instead just kinda sits in place. Besides for that, my only other complaints were that the 24 please note adapter was pretty short and that my processor didn't live up to what I was led to believe (not really the processor or psu's fault, I bought cheap parts XD). The case was amazing, only could use a few fans. It had plenty of space for anything, even my long r9 280x.i got the 280x since newegg's r9 290 was out of stock (the Sapphire one). Even though I was disappointed, this card is a beast, runs everything I throw at it on ultra (even on Linux). Speaking of Linux, while I'm saving up for a decently sized ssd and a Windows key, I decided to go Ubuntu until Christmas, which runs far faster than any Windows computer I've ever touched. If you want a starting distribution, this is the one to get, very user friendly and easy for people familiar with Windows. Sorry if you are terrified of my wiring, some of the photos were before I tied up and managed by terrible wiring.

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on your first build!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice first build dude

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Glorious first build. You can work on the cable management but it wont kill you. I think you have enough airflow.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

X3 one hell of a first build!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat snap; I can tell that someone was excited.

Not bad for a first shot.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Glorious first build my friend!!!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Good first build! Do a better job on cable management and get the cables BEHIND the motherboard!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Great parts! $700 dollars for amazing 1080p gaming! Props

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the temps for you 280X, and what kind of performance do you get?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the 280x and it's run games with formidable FPS. I've nearly forgotten what lag is.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Should have either gotten an H97 board or an unlocked CPU. Good build for the money, and the CPU/mobo combo is a very small issue. Especially for someone's first build. +1 from me since everything else is well done.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

hey how's the cpu cooler? I was thinking of using the one I got with the same CPU, but I don't know if I should. Is it bad or good?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I am thinking of getting this case but I cant seem to find out if it can hold two fron 120mm fans with one external DVD drive. I also cant find if it has good cooling with two top fans and one rear.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I also have this case. It only has mounts for 1x120mm case fan in the front, and it is not positioned in front of the 3.5" drive cage that is removable, so your airflow will be slightly hampered from the get go. However, you could rig up a way to mount it with double-sided tape if you really want the extra intake.

Additionally, I would recommend getting a good dust filter kit for the top because that passive vent is enormous and the holes are pretty big. I love this case, but if did have some drawbacks. Oh, also. MSI GTX 1060 6GB Gaming OC is about 2mm too long to fit the second 3.5" drive cage in.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the info on the case. I’ve been having a difficult time choosing which case to get, now that I know the dilemma that comes with his one I’m going to avoid it. There are some other cases I picked out that don’t have issues from the get go

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely! That's what we're all here for. I just put together a build for my brother in a case that came with all the issues I had with my case already solved. It was like a dream. Like I said I love my case, but it is not perfect.

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