Description

Size of case was only issue. Psu and gtx 580 big for case. And its not the glow case just couldn't find the regular one. Should have went with a full instead of mid. But it my first build and works great. mainly for movies and mild gaming.

cpu was on sale, like $60-70. the ram found on craigslist for the same price as 8gb1600ddr3 $80. psu cause it was bought from a friend for $100, same with graphics card $100 and a ride to work. monitor too came from same friend I think that was $150. the board, bought with case in package deal from newegg, was cause I want to 3way sli some day. and I already had the hdds. os... got from a friend :-D

with that said yes I am broke and bought some parts on sales and second hand. got maybe 6-700 into machine. but hey its my first build and I like it. just needs a bigger case and cpu in future. and yes a ssd is in near future.

Comments

  • 74 months ago
  • 9 points

Since its your first build, nice effort. Next time ask for help from people of this site, they love sharing opinions and knowledge! With that said, you should have researched your case and components more because you have a very, very unbalanced build.

I think since you already have all of those parts, I would do some damage control and at least clean-up the wiring.

  • 74 months ago
  • 7 points

I honestly think that's the nicest thing someone could say about this, good on ya.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!!

I want to encourage people to continue building.

  • 74 months ago
  • 9 points

I thought I was confused earlier today by that build 'Overkill' where the guy bought enough thermal paste to re-do an entire lab's worth of computers... This actually hurts my brain...

  • 74 months ago
  • 4 points

Why the expensive motherboard? Why the 580? Why the overkill PSU? Why the low rating for windows? Why 16gb of RAM? Why the weird storage config?

  • 74 months ago
  • 5 points

More like.. why?

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

LOL, it's almost as if there was a mixed bag for each component, and you just picked one randomly. That being said, I think it is awesome you built your own PC! The good news; you can totally fix this (I think) with just a few changes: Get a better CPU, get a small SSD, at some point upgrade your video card.

What I am really curious about is why the 2nd HDD? One has a TB, the other has 320 GB.

What you could have done differently: focused more on the CPU, less on the power supply and 2 HDD's and all that RAM. The money would have been better spent that way assuming the parts were new and not recycled into your build. Your PC would have been faster and more efficient, and you probably would have enjoyed it even more. Probably could have gotten away with a 550W or 650W power supply for that system.

But still, congratulations! <3 Starlana <3

PS next time definitely hit up the forums before you buy your parts...they give good advice there so you can get the most bang for your buck. :)

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Yikes...

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

cpu was on sale, like $60-70. the ram found on craigslist for the same price as 8gb1600ddr3 $80. psu cause it was bought from a friend for $100, same with graphics card $100 and a ride to work. monitor too came from same friend I think that was $150. the board, bought with case in package deal from newegg, was cause I want to 3way sli some day. and I already had the hdds. os... got from a friend :-D

with that said yes I am broke and bought some parts on sales and second hand. got maybe 6-700 into machine. but hey its my first build and I like it. just needs a bigger case and cpu in future. and yes a ssd is in near future.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

I would put this in your build description (above the part list and under your pictures). Thats where people look for these explanations.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

dafuuuq? im sorry but this build is just confusingly unbalanced..

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Very odd. Explanations might help to save the rating of your build, if that matters to you.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

it would have been a good idea to get some help with choosing parts, just so you could have a better build for the price. it isnt terrible, but its not the greatest

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I started to write a small book of suggestions, but I think the other critical posts have questioned it thoroughly. Posts will be more helpful if you take a minute and write a brief why I chose this post on your parts. For Example:

  • CPU - bought it on sale cause I was broke
  • RAM - Had it laying around
  • etc

Enjoy your new system and welcome to the world of building PCs.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn expensive on for a sale though.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

................... I've been silenced. Could have gotten cheaper Storage, whith that money could have gotten a cheaper 7200RPM 1TB with a 240+ SSD. That Power supply I don't understand.... Could have spent all that money on a better GPU, and a processor, you could have gotten an i5, i7 or a FX 6300/8320/50 and an aftermarket cooler.

THAT RAM. And the mother board.

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  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty sure that a fair chunk of the people who include Win7Ult in their part lists acquired it through other means, if you catch my drift...

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