Description

I mainly use this computer for gaming. Its not the most expensive of machines but it does what I need it to. It plays all of the new games on at least high. I'm pretty happy with it. I recently upgraded from the Turtle Beach X12 to the black sharks 2.0. The ear-cuffs are a little small for my ears but they are adapting and the sound quality is really outstanding compared to the X12's. Some people don't understand the need for Gunnars but they help me tremendously. Especially with the long gaming sessions. I'm really happy with the VG248QE especially since I downloaded the ICC profile for it. I love this case by NZXT! I've always been obsessed with cable management and this case allows me to curb my appetite. One thing that is kinda annoying on the case is the cable management holes have a rubber fitting on them and they are a pain in the neck to put back on and fall off easily when feeding cables through them. Overall I am very pleased my first machine.

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 7 points

People can sure be overly critical about petty stuff. If you want to have more people join here and post here I think general comments on improvement should be considered instead of picking apart every single component of a build. There isn't any need to say anything about having too many fans or picking at a monitor price etc.

Comments like I would recommend a new CPU cooler because stock coolers have poor performance is a great thing to advise. Saying you paid too much for something is subjective and not applicable, everyone has a different situation. Maybe they live in a remote area and their local price is high and shipping costs aren't worth the wait or hassle.

The point I am getting at is that most people on here are very pumped to post their builds and are proud of what they built. This particular poster has a pile of pictures, a little bit of comments and obviously is someone that appreciates putting money into his/her PC hobby. To pick at everything is just self serving and uncalled for.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Well said

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Someone give this man a cookie

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

I feel like for 1800$(this is without mouse/keyboard/fans/monitor/headset) build it is really all over the place and could have been significantly better. Faster RAM for the same price or less. a 240gb and 512gb SSDs and a 2tb hard drive? If anything I would have gone with a 120gb+240gb ssds and 2tb HDD and could of saved yourself 300$ towards a better performing GPU like a 780. The PSU is more then enough for a 760 unless you plan to SLI down the road (wasnt mentioned in description). Most people dont use their optical drive and if you are not watching blue ray movies via disc on your computer a 20$ optical drive would suffice for basic driver downloads. 200$ for a OS too, WOW! The 80/90$ verison would of been fine.

Other then that you have clean cable management and looks nice overall.

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

Actually, he probably would've been good with 32GB (Windows is 20GB, then a few extra files) SSD and a 1TB HDD. Very few people use more than 512GB of HDD, and unless you have pretty much every game that's come out in the last 25 years, he wouldn't even scratch the surface of 1TB (most games only use 12-30 GB). Also, if he's spending $2,000+ on a computer, why get an AMD? The whole 8-core thing is useless, as most games use 1 core. He could've gotten an Intel i5... The GPU is underpowered, he could've used the ~$600 he would've saved from ditching the SSD to get a 780Ti. (I like that case, and I'm planning on buying it. ;)) The optical drive is about $30 more that it could've been, even if he got a different Asus. For gaming, Windows 8.1 Pro is unneeded. The monitor could've been cheaper, and the mobo has both a sound card and a wireless card, so he just wasted $100 there (unless he REALLY needs that sound card...) The case already has 2 fans, and since he won't be overclocking, he doesn't need 3 exta fans. On my gaming part list, I have a keyboard and a decent gaming mouse for the price of just his mouse. The headset is excessively expensive, but whatever floats your boat. (BTW, if he did everything I just said, he could've saved about $8-900, which coukd go towards a 780Ti.)

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

The norm is normally to go with 120GB, I wouldn't go as low as a 32GB because you are only leaving 12GB of room. SSD performance degrades as it fills up. Windows will constantly load bloatware as it does updates. So to be safe to go with a minimum a 60GB. I wasn't going to go too involved like you did, but you are right about everything else (would keep the 1tb just for mass storage). I don't see where the motherboard has a wireless card. I left the sound card alone because maybe he wanted it for his headset. If time and research was done he could of made better decisions for 1800-2000(top end includes monitor) worth of money.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

About the wireless card on the motherboard: I thought he was getting a Z87 (which wouldn't make sense with that processor), and they typically have built-in wireless.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Even though not all z87 come with built in wireless. Its just an added feature to higher quality boards that will already include the adapters. He isn't getting anything, this is stuff he has already paid for and assembled.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Why would I only go for 32GB ssd? I like having my online games on ssd's because they load a lot faster and they take up a ton of space. For instance, Titanfall was 50gb not including any patches or dlc and BF4 is 35 gbs and that doesn't include all the dlc's or patches. I love good sound and the Black shark with the sound card sounds excellent, i also cannot stand realtek audio. Plus $90 to me on a headset is not that expensive. I wanted a bluray drive so I could watch blurays on my computer. I mainly bought the fans for the led lights and it helps with airflow. The mouse is awesome and i like using the lcd screen on the keyboard for monitoring cpu and gpu. I didn't buy all these components at the same time. I had the fx6100 before the 8350 so I didn't want to buy a new mobo when this processor is cheaper and doesn't bottleneck any of my hardware. I only play at 1080p so having a 760 does exactly what I need it to do.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Fantastic build, I really like your part choices - how is that GTX 760 doing? I plan on getting one myself.

+1

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

its really good. I like it alot! I only play at 1920x1080 so it does most games on high easily and some on ultra.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks :)

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Wouldn't be a snowball if it wasn't for AMD's stock cooler BTW.

If you have the money go buy a better CPU cooler. A stock cooler will not be great for a CPU with 8 cores at 4.0GHz. Just sayin'.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

snowball because of white not because of temps

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

how is that tplink