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Well this was my first build and pretty much gonna use it for light gaming and that's about it. I bought parts over the last 4 months or so and finally have them all other than the keyboard. The power supply is also a 500w but they didn't have it as a option so I picked a 400w of the same model.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

What in the world is a Sparkle PSU? Does it sparkle when it explodes?

Edit: It's rated platinum?!?! Never heard of that company

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Sparkle's an OEM from way back that merged with Fortron Source to form FSP Group. They make great stuff, among the best in basic PSUs IMO. Have used many.

  • 48 months ago
  • -1 points

$80+ for a 400w PSU that's not even modular? No thanks. There's just way to many other options at that price point with more wattage and fully modular.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Pricing's not that far out of line. Not everybody cares much about modular (myself included), and Platinum construction isn't cheap, particularly at lower wattage levels. However, you're right in that there's not a ton of headroom here. A 450 may have been a better option. I personally like about 100 spare watts.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

He said it was 500 watts but its not listed on the site so he chose the 400 watt model

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It was only $49 from new egg and it is a 500w model.

  • 47 months ago
  • -3 points

EVGA 100-B1-0600-KR 80 PLUS Bronze 600W Active PFC http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438014&

$50. $35 after $15 rebate.

Better unit, 100 more watts, 15 bucks CHEAPER. Even without rebate it's a better unit at same price you paid.

The 500w unit is $50 with a $20 rebate, $30 after!

There's better units for same or even way less than you paid, on the same site you ordered off of.

Protect your investment! :)

  • 48 months ago
  • -1 points

Regardless, a higher wattage power supply and one with a reputable brand could've been purchased with that amount of money.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for case

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

What do you think of the MOBO?

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I bought the same mobo/cpu combo. I haven't built mine yet, still waiting on some parts. Have you overclocked it yet? If so, how does the board handle the 8 core? I was considering sending it back and getting a 990fx board, but I really like the look and features this one has. There aren't any overclocking reviews I could find with it being a pretty recent release.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I have overclocked it and it was fairly painless for my first time. Also overclocked the ddr3 cards as well the board handles the cpu great. Haven't had any issues at all so far. Definitely get a after market cooler the cpu runs pretty warm.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. We are the only two people to use that board so far on here. I almost bought that case too in dark black.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I love it! Easy bios and looks freaking awesome as well.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank You!

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I like it! We have similar builds using very close parts....interesting. I like your use of purple lighting in the white case as I did with mine.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Other than the Kingston SSD, really like the build. People may comment imbalanced, but honestly the easiest upgrade is a GPU and that's a respectable 1080 card all day every day. The only reason I say the Kingston concerns me is they have poor Write speeds at lower capacity and bad random read write under the 480GB. But, it's still better than any HDD

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm thinking about getting that Mobo, how is it?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It's great! Love the bios and the led lighting is a very nice touch.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

You could of put a better graphic card if you did not get that really expensive mechanical drive.

  • 48 months ago
  • 0 points

Hmm why that keyboard? That's awfully expensive for a membrane. Razer has a mech one for $75, maybe should've looked into that?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Not everyone likes Mechanical Keyboards and keys that are as big as they are

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah but you can get a keyboard just as good as that for $20. And what? Mech keyboard keys are not big at all so I have no idea what you're talking about. It's about preference between flat keys and more pushy ones.

  • 48 months ago
  • 0 points

The keys are bigger. Not everyone like keys that are about 1cm tall. They like keys that are flat and low profile.

Like anything, people like different things. EVGA has a liquid cooled 980 Ti and so does MSI. But the EVGA is cheaper, and people still buy the MSI version because that's what they prefer and like. Just like the keyboard. There are other alternatives that do the same job but aren't what they're looking for.

Like I have the Ozone Strike Pro and the Black Widow Ultimate, but I prefer the Strike Pro, not because it's cheaper, but because of the build and feel etc.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok I get that. But you didn't specify height I thought you meant surface area by saying "larger." I understand preference but $50 is a lot more to pay for a keyboard compared to say a graphics card. It just comes down to proportions in price.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I could have been more clear on that part. And yes, for a keyboard that is a large gap in price. But the gap in price is what makes things. You could argue that the high price for the keyboard is the LEDs or the build quality, but it's really just that Razer Over price almost everything. The Black Widow I have was £85 when I bought it, on sale from £125 ish, so because of that, I could justify the price somewhat. But there was no way I was ever going to pay £125 for it.

It the same the other way round, some people will be more than happy to pay the premium for the small things and the brand name.

Also, I don't meant to come across as aggressive in my comments, if they come across that way :D

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

I picked the keyboard because of the mouse. I've had the mouse for several years with no issues so when picking out a keyboard I went with the brand I knew and liked. Didn't think to much into it just knew I wanted razer. It also was on sale for $40 so that helped me make my choice as well.