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This being my first build and being on a budget i tried to keep the ability to upgrade in mind. I started this build on Black Friday and bought parts based on their prices throughout November-January. I got it all together somewhere in January. This being my first build, it took me about 3 hours total(was EXTRA cautious) and re-read 2x before doing anything). After getting everything together, i got a boot the very first time :). Installed Windows 7 and was up and running within 20 mins.

So far, it has handled everything i can throw at it: All at 1080p including: Tomb Raider(ultra). Bioshock Infinite(Ultra), Battlefield 4 (Ultra-Single player), Metro Last Light(High), Crysis 3(High), GTA 4(High), Black Ops 2 (Ultra) Far Cry 3(Ultra) Saints Row 3(Ultra).

I was waiting a while to build my first Desktop but when GTA 5 come to PS3/Xbox360 i decided to jump on it with the hope that it would soon come to PC(doesn't look like it will any time soon). I was planning on throwing another 7870 into the build but it seems like it i forgot to take the PSU into consideration. I have read that 500W won't be enough.

I couldn't find the coreect mouse and headset i bought but iit can be found on amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/ZPS-Surround-Headband-Headphone-Microphone/dp/B00FBWQRPO/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1396632305&sr=1-1&keywords=sades+7.1

http://www.amazon.com/Twisted-Gamer-Ergonomic-Adjustable-insert-able-Pc/dp/B00BE52TIQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396632328&sr=8-1&keywords=sinister+arch

All in all i am happy with the rig and the low price i got everything for, but i am a bit disappointed that i did not get a larger capacity PSU. Please note that this case provides little to no cable management so please don't badger me on that. 3D Mark 11 Performance Score 3DMark Score 6706 3DMarks Graphics Score 8062 Physics Score 4494 Combined Score 4404 Graphics Test 136.08 fps Graphics Test 239.61 fps Graphics Test 352.26 fps Graphics Test 423.81 fps Physics Test 14.27 fps Combined Test 20.48 fps

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Zipties. Apart from that I see no faults. Good job. +1

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man. Yea i should have a bunch of them laying around.

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  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

At this price point I would probably have gone for an AMD cpu, but other than that, good gaming build.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man.I didn't go with AMD because if i did, and was planning on upgrading in the future to something drastically better i would need a new CPU and motherboard. With the i3, i can upgrade to an i7 without the need for a new motherboard.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the mouse performing ? how do you compare it to others ?

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the mouse. Quite honestly I've never really used any other mouse ( laptop user) but again I really like this one. It gets a bit warm randomly but it goes away. Maybe I feel the lights inside? Not sure. But it has worked great. Every once in a while I'll randomly hit the dpi button but they are colored (blue, red, purple lights) so it's easy to put it back.

  • 69 months ago
  • -1 points

I'm confused by a lot of choices on the parts. Why a z75 motherboard with a locked processor? Since you're not overclocking, why not go with Haswell? Or maybe an FX 6300 (slightly better then an i3 and similar price). I know that SSDs are nice to have, but nearly $100 can be used quite effectively at a lower budget. They're usually used in higher budgets because $100 means a lot less then. The PSU is fine. You don't need more wattage unless you're planning on crossfiring.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Like i said i built it with the idea of upgrading later on. Its a lot easier to push out $200-$300 on a i5 or i7 when i don't have to worry about buying all the other parts. And as far as the SSD goes, it was a late decision, of which i am glad i made.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Why z75 though? Z77 would be a better choice.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I chose the z75 because first it was about $20 cheaper, than a comparable z77 and I did say I planned it out to upgrade, but I won't need all the extras that the z77 offers. The z75 falls right where I needed in features and price. As I stand, I can add another graphics card, (probably won't seeing I would have to get another psu), expand ram, upgrade to an i5 or i7 if games start supporting multi core cpu. Other than that I don't need anything else. I budget the build and it worked out perfectly. I saved enough to throw in a ssd and even a monitor for a $800 budget with all brand spanking new parts.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

its ok, people dont read

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems that way. =/

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  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Stop spamming it once is enough.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow. Awesome staff. I reported those comments and it has already been taken care of. =D

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