Description

Built about a year and a half ago, figured I'd go ahead and post it here when I found this site. Started as a budget build for a 17 year old who just wanted a gaming pc, turned into not realizing how much I ended up spending on it. The price has inflated a bit though because I bought my graphics card when it was at $400, not $700! Just recently upgraded from 8gb ram to 16 as well and added the ssd. I know my cable management is horrendous, but I built it for the performance more than the aesthetics at the time, so I'm very happy with it because it runs like a mini beast. If I had the money or chose to build another pc, I would make it look much nicer, in fact I have my dream build in my saved parts list if anyone feels like looking and or giving any advice. As for this build, I am extremely proud of it being a beginner in this area.

Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid system! Are you thinking of overclocking?

As to the cables, they do get irritating: I always have problems running the SATA cables and figuring out how to pretty-up the GPU's cabling... An option might be to hide them in some of the empty drive bays. I eventually re-built my system after cleaning the dust out (again) and took ages just planning cable routes XD It takes time, but it becomes an art form...

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And at the moment I don't plan on overclocking just because I don't do anything that would truly benefit from it.

Ya, I've always thought about going in and rewiring everything to fix it, but honestly I'm really nervous this time around I'd mess something up or accidentally pull something too hard XD because god knows how careful I was building this the first time, later realizing I didn't exactly hide my cables, but I might try that drive bay suggestion of yours.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

It's pulling the 24-pin ATX out of the motherboard that really gets me. I hate having to fiddle around with that one!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a great PC sorry you bought the ram at such a poor time tho. But at least you got the graphics card at a good price. Although that psu is so overboard lol. As for the cables all it really means is that it'll be harder to clean out dust and upgrading is slightly more annoying. But other than that you're golden!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And ya, I was really shocked when I saw my gpu at that insane price. But the original 8gb of ram I started with I got around $80, so my recent upgrade with the second set is where they got me with the price. I wasn't entirely sure how big of a psu to get at the time so I went with the safe bet for futureproofing and upgrading lol. Ya, when I got that ssd I certainly had a fun time getting around the cables, but I made it work. Eventually I'll end up fixing them in some way.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows that AIO? iv never heard of that company, and for an AIO its pretty cheap.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

It works really well, found it on newegg with some good reviews and I liked the price. I haven't had any problems with my cpu ever overheating.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

You should really flip your psu so you don’t get more dust and carpet in it

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid system. You called yourself out on the cable management xD but, if its just to perform, that is fine too! good work!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Ya I've seen much better cable management than mine get called out on here so I figured I'd just deliver the blow myself before anyone else could lol. But in the end I'm happy with the outcome, and thanks!