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This was my first build. I decided to take some pictures finally, i built this on labor day last year. This was a really fun experience for me. I know you might be like "B75 MOBO facepalm" but i was very ill-educated compared to what i am right now. if i had the knowledge i have right now i probably would have chosen the 4690k for like 25$ dollars USD more.

Rationale

CPU: i5-3470 I chose this at the time because of the quad core design and clock and boost clock rate seemed reasonable for me. At the time i was an intel fanboy and wouldnt touch and AMD processor if i could go back to the time when i was designing it i probably would have gone for a FX-6300 and a better color matched Mobo cause if i build a computer i want my friends to say "Damn, thats bada**".

Motherboard: B75 Pro-3 Look i know it is a business class Mobo but for the price what it came with was reasonable some SATA III and II ports, USB 3.0, decent size of RAM supported, Intel RST which i plan on using, and business stuff if i use this somewhere businessey. But please dont get this unless for business.

Memory: G.skill 8GB 1866 What can i say 8GB good clock speed and a good price. Does what it is supposed to do

Storage:WD caviar blue 500GB Not entirely sure but i didn't get 1Tb but its works like any other hard drive.

Video Card: Gigabyte windforce 750ti This thing is a beast for the 109.99 price tag i got it for. Runs each game at med to high settings i wouldn't recommend this card for 4k. Overall i was very pleased by this card the windforce cooler keeps it quiet.

Case: Enermax OSTROG A solid budget case not very quiet but that just could be the 4 fans i have (including one it came with). Enermax is a solid brand that i would recommend to anyone. This case i aesthetically pleasing if you use fans in the side window, truly the different fan grills are ugly but with case fans it looks sweet.

PSU: Raidmax 535W This PSU is very good looking when put on a color matched build. It is cheap and still good so that is a plus. The MIR took a long time but i wasn't worried so much.

Optical drive: ASUS DVD-E818AAT/BLK/B/GEN DVD/CD Drive It works, cheap and use it now and then.

OS: Windows 7 Windows 8 sucks #Windows10Hype. I am awaiting windows because i think it is a very good cross-breed with windows 7 and 8.

Case fan: Enermax UCTB12-BL I got these fans because they are priced reasonably and are blue.

I would like to give a thanks to anyone who read my rambling about parts. My pictures are okay but i don't have a fancy DSLR or something of that manner.

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Comments

  • 61 months ago
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am planning on getting that psu for one of my builds but a lot of people say it isnt the best brand, how's it working for you?

  • 61 months ago
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I think its just fine. i know people have negative feelings about it, but it is bronze rated so it still has quality parts.

  • 61 months ago
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glad yours works well!

  • 61 months ago
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Raidmax is pretty terrible. There's definitely worse, but definitely better. Their best units are "okay" at best.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

probably going with evga non modular to save money but thanks

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Get rid of that POS-PSU. Sub-$200 it's much better to go AMD. Other than that it's breddy gud.

  • 61 months ago
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The PSU is just fine for me. I probably should have gone AMD but i am planning to upgrade to a 4690k so i am not worried

  • 61 months ago
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Raidmax PSUs are renowned for being terrible. Even their best offerings are passable at best. I can't find any reviews of that particular model or any others of that line. Not a good sign.

And I was talking about the CPU, not the GPU. The 750ti is only useful if you have a really low-wattage PSU.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the 750ti on sale for 109.99 and it beats the 260x anyday

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

i am wondering would this graphics card with a amd quad core proccecer would this be able to run cs go at 1080 p i am puuting together a parts list for a buddy under 500$ thx for the help srry cant spell

  • 61 months ago
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The 750ti is a very powerful card. I can run high on battlefield hardline. CS:GO is much less demanding and can benefit from multiple cores if configured correctly. What i am basically saying the 750ti will run just fine for CS:GO

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thx