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Hey guys this is my first pc build ever and learning how to do it from reading online couldn't of been easier because of pcpartpicker. I am mainly using this pc for gaming and programming. I'll be playing a ton of league of legends, GTA V, Battlefield and others I come across.

CPU: I picked this cpu basically for the over clocking. I am going to over clock it later when I get everything download on to it. Also this cpu was the best for me for the gaming part.

CPU cooler: Chose the cooler master because it was cheep and keeps my cpu cool enough for the low over clocking I will be doing.

Motherboard: After about a year and half I had to switch out my gigabyte z97 for the Asrock one because it randomly just stop working (randomly resetting when it was on for 5 seconds) thought it was the cmos battery, wasn't, tried jumping it, didn't work. So then I thought it was the psu and swapped that and tried that and didn't work but then I bought the new board and worked out great, easy install and looks great.

SSD and sshd: picked them for the price. Ssd is really fast on loading windows happy I bought it.

RAM: just thought they looked cool and 8gb is enough for gaming.

Graphics Card: I knew I wanted a 290x card but I just wanted one that fit my budget and this guy got it perfectly. I am having a hard time getting the right drivers downloaded onto it but I'll figure it out. Later on when I get more money I'm probably going to switch over to the 970 because of how hot this card runs.

Case: Well I just need a cheap case that had good reviews and easy cable management and it worked great for the cables. No spot for the ssd but I just stuck it in the back. Update: bought a 2.5 to 3.5 drive insert to make it more presentable.

PSU: Read really good reviews on EVGA and the 750w is plenty of enough power to add things for the future upgrades.

Monitor: I kind of just picked one that was on sale and regret getting it now. When I am playing league of legends online the screen goes black for about 2 seconds and goes back on. If anyone knows what's wrong and is willing to help that would be great, I'm thinking it's the graphics card but I'm not sure. Update: took a while to figure out the settings with gpu and picture is okay, maybe looking to upgrade to higher quality.

Thanks guys for reading and hope you liked it!

Comments

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Sucks that you had to put the ssd on the back...

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

The only way I would of put the ssd in the front is if it came with a 2.5 to 3.5 tray.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you know your GPU temps? Chances are it's a GPU issue one way or another... Maybe drivers, probably temps. Could be a lot of things actually, like a RAM problem or PSU problem. I doubt it though, I've owned a few GPU's that did the same thing as yours, and it ended up being due to overheating.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Where do I check the gpu temperature? I looked in my motherboards bios and can't find it there.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Google "how to check GPU temperature" and go from there. You should be able to find a safe, useful program in short order. That's about all I can tell you - I don't use anything like that myself now and haven't for a long time, I just haven't needed to.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

download msi afterburner

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you Overclocked at all? If so, any issues with this motherboard?