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(I call him Vader because he has enough power to execute order 66, but not enough power to defeat an angst teen farm boy with bad hair)

I had my friend help me throw together a custom build that I can use for awhile. It will be used for a medium level of gaming, as I use my Ps4 for all my major gaming needs. There are a few indie games on Steam that I want though. Also for photo editing, and the use of adobe applications that my potato laptop wouldn't allow me to run as efficient as I wanted.

This build is mainly just to familiarize myself with building, since I'm looking at doing a computer science major for applications (the mobile ones)

I know I posted this earlier but was unsure how to use the site properly, so I removed it and edited things to make it exactly what the prices were when I ordered last week.

My budget was 500.00 originally, but I got the fiance to let me put more into it. I also purchased a 32inch Samsung 1080 Tv for my monitor, and a few wireless logitech things, like keyboard and trackball mouse.

Anyone, since everyone appears to have an opinion when it comes to builds, let me know what you think.

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  • 48 months ago
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I posted a picture of the ram slot switch

  • 48 months ago
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Nice, my OCD has been subdued...

Looks at cable management Oh dear... :P

Ah jk, I have the same case and my cable management is mediocre at best.

  • 48 months ago
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Idk how I feel about this case. I zip tied everything to the back of the mobo, or to the frames as much as I could. I HATED plugging in the case connectors. WTF is up with single pin connectors, just make it all into one ffs

  • 48 months ago
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My MoBo had this like 10 pin piece connector so it could be all in one little connector.... didn't realize it until after I zip tied everything...

  • 48 months ago
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Okay, check the last 5 pictures. I rearranged things

  • 48 months ago
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Impressive. Most Impressive.

  • 48 months ago
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you think so?

  • 48 months ago
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Yeah, its a very nice build. Now you need to make a build called the emperor, and put them both in a death star :D

  • 48 months ago
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I loved that star cruiser custom case

  • 48 months ago
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:)

  • 48 months ago
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  • 48 months ago
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It looks like a nice build for the range and what you are trying to do.

  • 48 months ago
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I will be adding a 3tb western digital black hdd next week. (Also putting in a Seagate 1tb sshd into my PlayStation next week)

  • 48 months ago
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You're going to get alot of flak about that CX PSU btw.

  • 48 months ago
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why?

  • 48 months ago
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Many ppl have had problems with those CX PSUs, they are more suited for office builds, and some have said they fail due to it being rated as a lower tier PSU. Id upgrade to maybe something Gold rated for s PC that has a anything with good hardware in it as if the PSU fails it can ruin everything.

  • 48 months ago
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Didn't know it could ruin everything. I have the CX 750m, I might have to consider replacing it.

  • 48 months ago
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Well depending on how much load is on the PSU, it can short out and fry everything. If its just an office computer you'll be fine, but if its something for gaming and/or has OC components, then you should get something Gold Rated.

I myself have a bronze rated EVGA PSU, however my PC is just a simple gaming rig thats not over clocked and the CPU and the GPU are not too high end and wont overload it.

  • 48 months ago
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Not really. You're using "short" in the incorrect context. A short is when electric charges in flow, or as part of a current, are shunned from their pathway to another conductor. If a PSU draws too much power from the wall and has OPP, it shuts it down. If a power supply delivers too much current on its single 12V rail, the PWM controller which will usually house OCP will shut it down. If these is an actual short, SCP will shut it down. Rarely would damage occur. If a capacitor leaks and screws up the voltage, OVP or UVP will shut it down.

Power supplies that cause damage don't have working protections or a blown fuse typically.

  • 48 months ago
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Its not going to ruin nothing, it has safety measures in place and its not a ticking time bomb, its a mediocre uint that is usually overpriced that people like make a big deal about to stay in the circle jerk.

  • 48 months ago
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I guess I was kinda being a hypocrite, I have a PSU from the same tier... sorry :/

  • 48 months ago
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It's a tier 4 psu, that's why.

  • 48 months ago
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Yeah I've received it on other sites already. Why though? Originally was gonna get 450w

  • 48 months ago
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Oh no no no, 450w wouldve been not enough if you wanted to upgrade that 950, you never want to fully load a PSU, I have an EVGA 600B and my system takes about 200-400 w at load. See my response to Plunder above for why alot of ppl don't like them.

  • 48 months ago
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Didn't see that. I might do that then in a month. Need the fiance to cool down a bit. Original talk was about getting a 500.00 one off CL. She almost **** when i showed her the titan gpu

I probably won't upgrade this pc. I'll want to build fresh. Maybe keep my ram and my storage. But i looked into it, my next cpu for this mobo seemed to be the i74690k i think I'll go full case build next and actually do a 2500.00 gaming build. This is worse than drugs for me already

  • 48 months ago
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Yeah, if you put a titan in there with that GPU, you might have some problems. If I may suggest, if you want to rebuild this one, get a Gold rated 650-750w PSU, and instead of the titan, get a 980 Ti as its $600 for basically the same performance of a Titan. And I have the same case, its alright for me, but I would prefer something in the $70-150 range but it works.

  • 48 months ago
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I saw someone did the 980ti x2 on the recent builds. A friend of mine calls mine a paperweight cause he has the 980ti, but that'll be if i make a gaming build. This was a learning build. I'll run Photoshop, Rosetta stone, and internet applications mainly

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  • 48 months ago
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Nice build for your first, good luck.

  • 48 months ago
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Thanks! Any pointers, tips? Did the best i could to wire behind mobo. That's what the picture without the case plate was showing

  • 48 months ago
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Only tip I have is to start stuffing your piggy bank for a second build ;)

  • 48 months ago
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HAHAHAH. Tis the truth. I wanna do it again and i haven't had this for a week. I know where my money would go if i won the lottery

  • 48 months ago
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This was bothering me but I couldn't figure out which completed build had RAM modules next to each other. Move your RAM from the 2nd slot to the 3rd slot so they're in duel channel configuration. (Unless the MoBo manual says that duel channel is like the way you have it, then don't change it.)

  • 48 months ago
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I'll look at my manual. What's the difference

  • 48 months ago
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I posted a picture of what the manual says about it

  • 48 months ago
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Yes, you want to move the 2nd module over to the 3rd slot, it will enhance performance in duel channel mode.

  • 48 months ago
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Neat build.

  • 48 months ago
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Thanks! Any tips pointers or concerns

  • 48 months ago
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Just get a good aftermarket cooler on that cpu. Don't worry about your psu. I have never had any problem with corsair. Any time your system wattage is no where near your psu max wattage you will be fine.

  • 48 months ago
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do those dual 120 mm push good amount of air in the front? I got the spec 02 waiting on funds to finish the rest but I was gonna put 140 mm in the front

  • 48 months ago
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I feel like they're pulling a good amount. I have the front two pulling inside, the top two pulling inside, and my back exhaust. I've ran a few stress tests, and tinkered with my fan controllers just to learn and my cpu temp usually stays even throughout. i only really play smaller indie games so i cant say how it will do in an environment that requires a lot of air movement. which is why im running stock cpu fan.

  • 48 months ago
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I got ya I might have the front two pull in the back one will blow out with a corsair radiator attached then might put one on top blowing out as well

  • 48 months ago
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I thought about doing my top two as exhaust, since heat rises, but the pull from those both I figured would just make my backone pointless. I have it sitting on the floor so I didnt want heat blowing myway from the front too. I've read a lot of different thoughts about this. I always have my apartment in the 68 range too, whether AC or the windows open during cooler months. idk. how are yours currently set?

  • 48 months ago
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still waiting on my stuff lol have two 140mm coming and 2 120 mm in the case as it comes so ill put the 2 140s in the front and probably one blowing out the top and my exhaust radiator combo in the back I think that'll work

  • 48 months ago
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gFk2Hx I forgot I switched to the evo to save cost but I think itll be fine as it sits just waiting on my tax money

  • 48 months ago
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The only down I see is the corsair psu..

  • 48 months ago
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I have the same case , my cable management isn't that bad , fix it.

  • 48 months ago
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what am i suppose to do with the thousands of wires that are stuck near the bottom cause of the psu?

  • 48 months ago
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I redid my wiring. Last five photos, hope you like

  • 48 months ago
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Like the cable management.

  • 48 months ago
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I redid my wiring, last five photos hope you like

  • 47 months ago
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Vader didn't execute Order 66, that's was Palpatine

  • 46 months ago
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Technically Vader fulfilled the order. Which with the definition of the word execute he did

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  • 48 months ago
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I spent 3 hours today comparing and making sure they're gonna fit with my sizes and everything and got a headache and gave up. I'm not gonna oc the cpu. It was a 5.00 difference at time of purchase for k series. With the 5 case fans, so far I've not hit over 37. What else ya got about the build

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  • 48 months ago
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I posted a picture to show front side cable management. I wired the thing with the assumption that if i even left the case off for too long it would break. What are some tips to clean it up

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  • 48 months ago
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i used velcro straps to move em if needed

  • 48 months ago
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I redid my wiring, last five photos