Description

The build was mainly made for gaming and anything else I can do with it. Since it's my first build I don't really have any complaints. Its probably the most powerful computer I've ever messed with. You'll have to forgive me with the cords, didn't really know how to move them effectively.

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

This case has excellent cable management. Take advantage of those grommets!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

One of my favorite ATX cases. You better do it justice and tidy up those cables. Those rubber grommets aren't just there for looks.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Any reason you went for a touch screen monitor?

And look on this site under builds with your case and follow the examples other people set ! Grommets are the key to cable management and some zip ties if you got em.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Zip ties. A builder's best friend.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

The only reason I went with a touchscreen is because I'm a bit nitpicky when it comes to graphics, and the monitors that people were suggesting to me I just couldn't find in stores. So, Best Buy had a sell, and I was like "Sure, why not." It's been fun to play with so far.

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

With a build of this magnitude, a SSD could have been thrown in. Multiple times faster than a mechanical drive, and you will notice an overall smoother experience when navigating Windows. Even a small 60GB one just for the OS is (nowadays) a must.

A locked CPU on a Z87 board. This was probably a small oversight on your part, but you could have saved a few bucks with going with a B85 chipset, or spend another 20 for an unlocked part that would allow for future overclocks.

As for cable management, most of it can go behind the motherboard tray and through the rubber holes located at the top and sides of the board. Don't worry about bending them, as they can take a lot of strain before you do damage. Same for your SATA wires. Overall, make it look cleaner and allows for optimal airflow. You have a windowed case, make it look neat.

Now that I'm done nitpicking, excellent choice in the case, and overall a well balanced build. I can't see where you overspent (except on that motherboard... at no time should your board be more expensive than your CPU).

Overall, you earned this. +1

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man, I'll be sure to fix what I can when I have the time.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

What is the difference between a b85 and an h87? I have the h87 because i thought that is what i needed

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

You have a Z87 listed in your parts list.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Might want to check again mate, I have the h87m pro4 listed... from ASRock!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

My bad, I thought you where the submitter.

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  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

The difference is the number of PCI lanes a chipset can support. I don't have an exact number, but the H87 has more than the B85 by a significant margin, and a B85 chipset is plenty for any single card setup. H87 and Z87 have the same number of PCI lanes, the only difference being the "Z" variant can OC the CPU, and usually has a higher memory support.

Did some searching, and for everyone who is curious...

http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Z87-H87-H81-Q87-Q85-B85-What-is-the-difference-473/