Description

As it says, My first pc build. I bought parts through Newegg and NCIX. It was about $600 before MIR (just tower). It runs well. Plays games on medium setting like BF3, GTA4, ARMA 2. Cable mangement is a challenge. I bought two 120mm Rosewill fans and a 92mm Masscool fan all blue LED lite. The case only comes with one 120mm fractal fan. I have two 12" LED light strips. One under the tower and one behind the monitor.

Tower (Components below), Logitech wireless keyboard/mouse, HP w2071d monitor, Vizio 32" HD LCD

Comments

  • 83 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice set up, I'm really digging the aesthetics especially the light stripes she's a pretty little thing. I don't think you did too bad with the cable management taking into account A.) you have a top mounted PSU and B.) a microATX case with a big honking Radeon 7770 graphics card in it. My one critical comment would have to be that it's a XFX card they're famous for their crap cooling solution that cheap casing is prone to damage as well as effectively being a way for the card to burn itself out faster than if you just took the casing off, but that should only be an issue under heavy use.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I already want to get a better GPU so I can play on better setting... it never ends. lol

  • 83 months ago
  • 3 points

That's the sad truth about graphics cards they're one of those parts that just always becoming outdated right after you buy them it's one of those parts that I feel like you have to bite the bullet on when it comes to price. CPUs Cases Ram and even sometimes PSUs you can kinda be a cheapo about it if all you're really trying to do is play video games on your rig.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

I was going to get a 7770 but I looked on ebay and managed to get a 2gb gtx 560 for $65. Its much better and cheaper with no mail in rebates. It was used but it works great. If your on a budget, used parts are not a bad option!

  • 83 months ago
  • 3 points

This is a good build. :) Any reason you didn't go with the i3-3220? It's always good to get the current gen if it doesn't cost a premium.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought about it. But being my first build I decided against it. If this was my second build I would definitely go with the 3220. The price at the time was the same.

  • 83 months ago
  • 3 points

Should have gone with a Corsair CX430 or Cooler Master PSU. Coolmax doesn't bode well and it's not even 80+ certified.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I did cut corners with the PSU. But I'm hopin' it holds fine.

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

How much did this come out to be after taxes and stuff?

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

The Tower w/everything in it. $600 shipped. But, for the tv, monitor, leds, keyboard/mouse, probably another $650+. I had the TV/wall mount, mouse/keyboard already.

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Do those LEDS actually help?

  • 83 months ago
  • 3 points

The looks? YES! The performance? No...

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome build! i would have used a corsair 430 watt builder series since its 80 plus rated. is the graphics card good for the price?

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

CoolMax for the price has been great. I'm very surprised actually. The graphics card is alright. With this setup I can run BF3 at 45-65 fps on medium-high settings. Arma2 OA I don't play much campaign, so on Wasteland where there is a lot of players reacting it gets down to 30 or below fps. Would I recommend getting a 7770, yes, if you are on a tight budget.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome, thanks! i was suprised when you said up 45-60fps on bf3

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

I forgot to mention that 45- 65 fps is in a 64 man online server. So, in campaign it should be a lot better.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

wow, thats amazing for the budget! you play far cry 3 on it yet?

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't played far cry on it. My guess would be best play at medium settings. But, I don't have it so that's just a guess.

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  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I have that PSU and turns out it isn't powerful enough for the GPU.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

What GPU is that?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build for the price!

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