Description

Ok guys, I've finally got some time to give a detailed description of my experience with this PC. I'll break it down part by part.

CPU: I can't say much about the CPU because I am no CPU expert, but I do know that it is top of the line for its price point and it is definitely performing that way!

CPU Cooler: Again, a top of the line air cooler that I haven't used yet to its full potential (I only have the turbo clock going ATM). I will definitely put this cooler into effect with a better overclock when required.

Motherboard: Great quality mobo with the right amount of features that I need. Very easy to build with and no wasted features with this board.

Memory: Got a great deal on these DIMMs as they were regular $64.99 (In Canada). They seem to be performing well and I have no complaints about them!

HDD: There are many debates about whether WD or Seagate makes better HDDs, but my caviar blue has been treating me well with pretty fast boot and load times for a hard drive. If I were to build this computer again, I would have opted for a caviar black instead of a blue for that extra performance.

Video Card: I consider this part to be the gem of the build. It tears up any game on max settings at 1080p and won't go beyond 70 degrees. the only concern I have with this video card is the idle temp of 35 degrees which scares me a bit. If someone in the comments could confirm this is normal that would be great!!

Case: The case is a good one for any kind of build whether it's a mATX build or an ATX build. The cable management holes are great and it is nice that they also preinstall the motherboard standoffs for you.

PSU: My least favourite part. I am a bit of an audiophile, and I feel that this PSU is pretty loud. Also it is non modular which is a pain to manage the cables as you can see at the bottom of the case. Looking back on it, I could have got a modular power supply of equal wattage or more for the same price, but I'll live it.

Optical Drive: Not much to say here except that this thing is loud as hell. Good thing I only had to use it to install the operating system!! =D

Cathodes: They are the cheapo ones from Logisys, but they do look pretty sweet!!

Overall this system took 3 and a half hours to build which I don't consider that bad for a first build and I had lots of fun doing it. Future upgrade will include an SSD for ultra fast boot and load times, and possibly another video card for crossfire.

Thanks for reading! hopefully you enjoy my build!

Comments

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

OT: Lucky to have homework, not exams like me :/

But that's a nice build! :D +1

  • 79 months ago
  • 5 points

Homework should be illegal because it is interfering with more detailed build descriptions!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

But I also have exams in about a month :D

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

SSD? Amazing build btw.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

Couldn't fit it into the budget, but that would be an awesome addition

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Easy addition in the future.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

An SSD doesn't seem practical at this budget imo. I always shake my head at the people building gaming rigs that have a 7850 or 7770 with an expensive ssd...but that's me.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally, I think any PC ought to have an SSD. If you have one, you'll notice HUGE increases in any PC with just about any usage. Start-up and application loading times are insanely quick even if you're not using top-tier CPUs and GPUs.

Even your grandma would enjoy having an SSD. No lie, she told me.

  • 79 months ago
  • 4 points

But I use my PC for more things than starting up.

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

So do I. I can go from a cold start to having Outlook and Chrome open in under 30 seconds. Game load times are fast enough now I almost don't get to read most the load screens as well.

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, we almost have the same built, you have intel, I have amd :P You should do the 3d mark 11 benchmark too.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice built btw!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Ill have the 3D mark 11 benchmarks up by July as I will be studying for exams. Sorry.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Good luck in the exams then!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

:) thanks

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

One has AMD and one has Intel. Although they seem friendly now, one of them will mysteriously disappear from the site and never come back.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you mean by that?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD and Intel fans don't get along. One of you will start an argument, and it will escalate... ah nvm.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted intel though, but the 8350 had a 20$ off, so deal lol

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

8350 is really good.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD and Intel fans don't get along. One of you will start an argument, and it will escalate... ah nvm.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. The right CPU, cooler, RAM, and the best high end graphics value to get!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :D

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you planning on doing Cross-Fire in the future

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Possibly

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

C70 <3 That case is cool!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, I love it!!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

even tho I think the 600T might be better, c70 seems to be good for e-atx boards, I still love the c70 but if I get the chance I might switch. I'm a freak when it comes to my computer's looks :D

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Upvote for the C70!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

So, what province were your ordering from?
(please be B.C., please be B.C.)

Also, looks great! I'm going to use this list for my own future rig!