Hello, and thank you for reading. I built this machine for light gaming, It runs well, but I want a little more out of it, which is why in the future I will replace the CPU. The build went extremely well, I started out by assembling it outside the case, testing it and then moving the power supply back into the case, making the runs and doing cable management. then I installed the components. I ran into a problem with the storage, I bought a brand new SSD, but was planning on using a used HDD that already had windows on it. Problem was, when I booted off the HDD, the version of windows was corrupted or something, no drivers and it started formatting my ssd and filling it with random documents, which quickly filled the entire SSD. That was terrifying, I tried to do a few things, tried some fixes, but nothing worked. So I put the drives in an external enclosure, wiped them both and formatted them, I then re-installed and booted off my thumb drive with an unused windows key I had. After the forced update to windows 10, I installed my drivers, and started gaming. But then I noticed my fans ramping up super loud, I put my ear to the case and found that it was the power supply fan. My computer shut down moments later. When I restarted it I saw the American megatrends logo with a warning about power supply surges, I used a software to check the power being supplied to my components and found that the power was being delivered in bursts, and were inconsistently powerful, the side of the power supple was also horribly hot. So I bought a new one, the 550w gold rated Tough Power from Thermaltake, semi modular, gold rated, with nice black cables. Its perfect. I thought my R6950 might raise some eyebrows, especially considering I bought it used. The thing is an old fat guy, sorta squatting inside my computer, it makes noise, takes a lot of power, and its performance is just meh. Its fine at the moment, but I want a little more and am planning on upgrading to an MSI R9 380 from a friend.
This build was a success, kinda. And I learned a lot, if you have questions about specific things, ask them, Ill gladly answer.