i'm sorry the customer didn't take more pics!
and raidmax's hard drive bays are my new favorite.
it runs with no issues.
That Raidmax PSU will probably blow up your system, consider replacing it.
now why would that be?
Raidmax PSUs aren't known for being very good quality. Raidmax parts in general aren't known for being very good quality.
its what it is. customer wanted to start cheap and flashy. when it dies he can spend a little more on a good PSU. still haven't had one out of six (past 2 years) fail yet.
It's a big risk. If it does fail, it could take other components with it.
Then obviously not every PSU will explode if we say it's a bad PSU design. But when a PSU does explode, it usually takes pretty much the rest of the computer with it. We say that a PSU will blow up often times in cases like this because the PSU has a history of not working out very well, or being really low quality.
Raidmax PSU's aren't absolutely horrid as I have used them for really cheap builds for customers before and had them work fine; that is assuming they aren't being pushed. Biggest problem with them though is that they don't have proper over voltage protection circuits in them and their rails aren't specific for their output. As a result, what ends up happening is when they do go, they have a tendency to send 12 volts through the 5 volt line, blowing everything in its path. I've had a similar bad experience with a cheapo power supply years ago on a Celeron 300a. Nothing like having to take a fire extinguisher after your computer because it caught on fire... lol
4 out 5 ratings on both amazon and newegg.
after a brief skimming of 1000+ reviews. nothing jumping out at me that it could explode and take other components with it. and out of the six that I've bought in past 2 years not one as even failed. (knock on wood)
thank you for the input still!
A power supply is the only component that can actually damage other parts of your system, and your mobo and GPU warranty won't cover you when your raidmax PSU is under stress and fries one of them.
Description and interior build pics will go a long way. -1 for now.
ok and aside those?
This is a site for showcasing completed PC builds. The more in depth the description is and the more pictures you put up the better rating you will get. Part selection is great, but anyone can make a part list and put some pictures up and claim it as their build. More pictures and the lengthier the description adds legitimacy to your build.
well please forgive me for not caring to participate in the vanity fair aspect. my first impression of the site was cataloging and part comparisons. And its Excellent!
I wish I had joined when I started building computers in 07.
Can't beat referencing computers that I have built for customers, friends and charity alike.
And take for what it is but I did build everything in my completed build list. And it just be me but taking alot of pictures seems tedious to me.
and if my "rep" is going to suffer because it bores me to take alot of pics... then its gonna suffer.
It's not a big deal - I'm just trying to offer some friendly advice if you care about getting upvotes. If not, no big deal :) As long as you enjoy your build, that's what matters. Glad you enjoy the site. It's pretty awesome!
I love how you paired slow RAM with an APU. GG.
Also, if Raidmax's hard drive bays are your favourite...oh man, I don't even know what to say..
you can also say I'm a cheap ******* :)
you prefer coolermaster or silverstone?
did not like my coolermaster's bays as much.
How is it slow?
how would you have it?
Well it's kind of a known fact that faster RAM greatly benefits the graphics processor within the APU. I tend to go for 1866Mhz RAM at the very least when building a budget system for someone.
agreed. I acquired a mess of 1600-2gb from salvage and they work just fine for non-enthusiasts. So I'm just liquidating them. when I'm through with them I'm stepping up.
Very cool looking build, but without a proper gpu, I just cannot claim it to be beast mode.
yeah its not.
brace yourself for down-votes my friend...2 pics, no description, and raidmax psu.....god save you
Why did you bother posting so far you said you can't be bothered taking pics, don't care what people think and don't care when people tell you that a part is awfull and has the potential to damage the entire system your response is kinda insulting. I ask you who has more knowledge you with your 7 years who a whole website
is the system really so much in jeopardy if I don't take more than two pics? I'm not looking for "it looks so good" or "you suck at hiding wires" I'm looking for feedback on parts I PICKED! hence PCPartPicker! and on top of that you are going to attempt to pit me against the collective knowledge of the entire site because YOU felt insulted? I don't even know how you are bridging that gap. Could you possibly be any more of a tool?
If you were looking for feedback on simply your parts list, the "Parts List Opinions Wanted" section on the forum would be much better suited. While yours is technically a completed build, this section is more of a "build log" where users post their experience building, rationale, and pictures along the way of building their computer.
Really I shoot and ask later. And after I'm content on my saved parts list I...
If I feel like asking before step one I will go through the proper channels. it is a bit unorthodox but its my method.
Pictures and a decent description= +1 on this site. Can you maybe upload some interior shots from your customer? Thanks. -Aviator
sorry i'll get them next time
and if you had your way?
its like 700 and I agree its a better build.
I went through every possible part with the customer and explained the pros vs cons on the particular parts. Corners were cut with "cheap parts" consequences in mind.
he was satisfied with the cutomer reviews on newegg.
so we built it. And now I know how Frankenstein feels.
I learned that 4/5 overall from a 1000+ review on newegg doesn't mean a thing. and that raidmax psu is apparently "russian roulette".
been stable in my orange build for almost a year now. knock on wood.