Description

I use the machine for every day web browsing, movie streaming and the occasional game. (Playing splinter cell black list recently, works beautifully)

No problems for my first build. Was very careful took me just under 2 hours. Once you build a computer you just want to build more and more!

Cable management is a bit*h in this rig as the power supply has the shortest cable length ever! Plus I hate how the gpu takes power from the side.

I can't afford to build a new PC at the moment but I would love some feedback on any possible upgrades/improvements you guys feel I should make. (Btw looking to upgrade to sli with another 760, will the psu be enough?) (Built October 2012 - 760 added September 2013).

BTW Re-post as I just realised how crappy the pictures were and how shabby my cable management was ! It took me ages to try and clear it up but the wires are short and there's so many of them !

I'm also thinking of adding some LED lights, blue SP120's and I'm looking around to see if there's any windowed side panels that will fit this case. (Any suggestions) ?

All components were purchased off Amazon. With the current price of ram I wish I purchased 16 gigs ! I just realised I haven't removed that damn sticker !! Argh ! Thanks ! :)

Comments

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

VERY Clean build. I love the part choice, this overall looks sexy inside and out, you did some great part picking and this build will do you well! +1, and I am in love with your extremely clean cable management.

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man ! It took me ages, I'm also thinking of buying some blue cable extensions to give it some colour :)

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any trouble on your first build because I'm building my first computer like in November.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

No problems bro, I could always assist you if you would like. If not just take your time and make sure you do your research !

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I have done research for like the past 6 months. I think I'm ready I just need my parents to buy me the parts.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Bitfenix sleeved cable extensions ^

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice part choices and clean cable management.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bro :)

I was thinking of getting another 760 and an RM850 psu. What do you think ?

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

I mean your PSU is a great PSU that can handle two 760s, but if you want to play it safe, I would wait until they (johnnyguru or hardwaresecrets) review the corsair before buying it. Just because it is corsair doesn't mean it will be automatically good. There are already plenty of tried and true gold rated PSUs from seasonic, corsair, and xfx that are in that price range. The corsair hx 750 or ax 760, SeaSonic SSR-750RM, XFX P1-750B-BEFX would all be good choices. 750 watts is probably all you would need if you decide to upgrade your PSU. And again, I don't think you do, but if you want to be safe, those would all be excellent choices that are tested and cheaper.

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice clean build and should run great with that 760!!

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build, very clean! I like clean :) For BF4 to run at max, you will need 8gb per recommendations, so maybe consider another 8 down the road. Do only thing I'd question here is the green drive. Blue is better, Red is decent but for raid, Black is preferable.

Don't use my rig as an example, I went overboard on a velociraptor, just because I've always wanted one. Wasn't about the money for me. Seeing as how you're trying to maximize a budget, I'd go for at least WD blue.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers man and yeah I think I will upgrade the ram and the HDD. Been looking at the black ones as I realised I didn't need 2TB. Thanks for the advice :)

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

The only major thing I have to say is that I personally would not have gone with a green drive, I would prefer a high-speed blue or black drive. This is definatly, however, just preference. In addition, I would purchace 8Gb DIMMs, to theretically be able to have 32Gb of ram. While I would say that 32Gb, as well as pretty much everyone else, is overkill, It is still nice to be able to have that upgrade path incase it becomes useful. Again this is just a little preference.

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man, at the time a green drive was in my budget as it was more storage for cheaper price and with regards to the 32GB of Ram, would I ever need it?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Perhaps in the future, but as of right now, 8 is plenty and 16 is way more than you will most likely ever need. What I was saying is hypothetically if I had the choice between 16gb on 2 DIMMs or 4, I would do 2, and leave the possibility of geting another 8 or 16, if the need ever arose. That said, there is absolutly nothing wrong with your configuration, it should work very well.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you figure your load temp?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

EVGA Precision X + Some other bench marking

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

That cpu load temp. of 30c looks more like a idle temp. Try running Prime95 to get a more accurate cpu load temp.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree. There's no way you're only pulling 30c under a heavy load. I have the same cpu and cooling unit and I was pulling in the 70s at 4.4ghz. I would expect to see at least 60 at 4.2 with that cooler. Nice build though!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

How does that 212 EVO fit in the case?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Loads of space left mate, the cooler isn't even that large ! :)