Description

this machine is for gaming, my personal htpc and video editing.

everything seems to be fine

ive attempted cpu overclocking but my bios is really clunky and when i try and use the latest bios(on a usb) it doesnt seem to work

I made this purchase because i had started buying games for my steam library that my old pentium laptop couldnt handle(intel based 256mb of vram at most). so far its fullfilled its task's, with the seidon 120m my 8350 doesn't go above 50 degree's celsius at stock.

the case is beatiful but can build up alot of dust through the side panels as there are no filters(i easily fixed this with dryer sheets), and it becomes difficult to manage cables on the bottom half. other than that the case can/will survive lan parties if it must.

with the dryer sheets on the side panels and lights turned off you can see the green glow from the fans on the side panel vents which is really cool

I have gotten fire strike 1.1 scores of 6043

I really shouldnt be overclocking seeing as i have very little idea as to what im doing

the ram is really nice and includes ramdisk which alows me to designate 6gb of ram as storage(havent used this feature much as it loses all data once pc shutsdown). havent attempted to overclock.

the evga nex 750b is alot of wattage for the price alongside being semi modular, but is the loadest part of the pc

the nzxt sentry mesh is a nice control panel although i have experienced issues with two of the controllers not being controllable( the fans plugged in have erratic speeds causing more noise then desired)

the cooler master havoc is a great mouse although the software is a little confusing and not simple to hook up. i do however like having control over what led colour the mouse is

the apex raw is not great, seeing as it's membrane which makes it very easy to slip and use the wrong key by accident, the software is very similar to the havoc's as it is just as difficult to set up and has only installed correctly once of the 4 times i have tryed.

benchmarking/overclocking/recording software: afterburner v334.89, prime 95, 3d mark 11, core temp,

overall its been a great experience for me to have a custom built pc and i hope to have an additional monitor and 2x 240gb ssd's once i get the money

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Google AMD overdrive, and you can overclock from within windows. It's slightly safer since it doesn't write the changes to the CMOS, so a reboot clears it. Once you find the settings you like, then make the change in the bios to make it stick between reboots. Overclocking, with capable cooling, really makes that CPU a good value.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, love the parts, especially that case.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah the case is pretty pimp,if my phone didnt smash a month ago, id take more pictures of it

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha... now the decision. Phone, or more parts? :P

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

haha the pc is pretty solid right now so currently im in favor of the phone but im going on a cruise this summer so i havent spent much money since the new year(im dying to play bf4 and dayz standalone too)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

So much to do... so little money... I know the feels.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice system! Have fun gaming!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

If you do overclock, I would recommend replacing the sickleflows on the radiator. They have low static pressure. Nice build man.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

truthfully i didn't pay much attention to the sickle flows, i saw they had a 19dba and my pc at the time was pretty loud,thats why i picked up the unreliable nzxt sentry mesh to help control my sound levels. if i am using intensive programs i put the three fans attached(2x sickle 1x200mm bitfenix) to the sentry mesh on max, hope my motherboard increases speed as it should and put on my astro's.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya you will be fine just know the sickleflows lie on their rated specs. They are louder and lower pressure than they claim. Also why do you say the mesh is unreliable?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

This is just my opinion, but I think you could have built a better computer for the same price.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

He does have a 250$ pair of headphones in that price

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah i purchased them like 6 months before i even had my pc( often used for ps3/xbox)just figured that since they are often a part of my setup i should include them.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for pointing this out, i didnt buy any of the parts from here. I set this up to figure out how much it my setup would currently cost. I got the monitor as a gift. purchased the astro's with 50$ worth of gift cards,the keyboard on sale,and the rest of the components in two bundles.

in total (13% hst taxe and however much shipping was) the first bundle cost 1300$(this also included a hyper 212 evo which i no longer use) the second bundle which included my 120m, 4 sickle flows, and the havoc mouse cost 200$.

I wanted to get into special effects which is why i included 16gb of ram instead of 8, plus i couldnt get myself to buy one stick of 8 incase it was doa or 2 sticks of 4 which would mean i couldnt have more than 16gb in my system.

at the time i made my first purchase i was acking to game and was highly considering going with a slightly more expensive 7950 but knowing i wanted to try out special effects i figured that nvidia generally did a better job in that category.

so i completely agree i could have got a better gaming pc for this price but my components werent solely for gaming

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright.. try updating your prices for each ones so people don't get confused, lol. Good day to you sir.