Description

My first build, primarily used for gaming and homework. Not overly powerful, though does what I want it to. Thinking adding a pair of Cougar Dual-x green LED fans to add a green glow to compliment the green graphics card. Feel free to suggest anything I could do to improve this build.

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 5 points

why 1866mhz ram? it only supports 1600mhz ur cpu and mobo. Great build by the way and also invest in an ssd trust me its great.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

maybe because of color scheme, sometimes faster ram are cheaper than the 1600 Mhz ones

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

That RAM is designed to run UP TO 1866mhz, their site on kingston says it will clock itself to 1333mhz, 1600mhz, etc based on BIOS

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure about AUD, but the 16GB kit over Black Friday/Cyber Monday was on sale for $90CAD where the 1600MHz kit was $105CAD. I bought some myself. If the higher clocked stuff is cheaper go for it.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Normally I would suggest not to use a stock cooler.

Then I saw you had a dual-core i3, in which case: Lovely Build

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I never understand things like this. I'm not bashing the comment of anything, but why is the stock cooler bad? Yeah it's louder than you'd like but why would Intel supply a cooler with a CPU that can't do it's job. The stock cooler is more than enough unless you plan to OC

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It's loud, it does the job, but it destroys the idea of gaming without headphones on.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

For what I'm using it for, the CPU stays fairly cool on the stock cooler although it is very loud. I might upgrade to a Noctua NH-L9i or similar cooler just for the quietness.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Cheaper case Cheaper ram = new cpu

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The i3 can run any AAA title with this graphics card on medium to high setting because of the hyper threading = no need for new cpu

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Some games won't start without 4 cores

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

With a hyperyhreaded dual core any game will start as it creates four virtual cores.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

LinusTechTips tested it and the hyper threaded dual core didn't work on some games.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

i have an i3 4170 in my build paired with a gtx 960 and i can run, witcher, batman, gta v, bo3, elder scrolls online, counter strike, fallout 4. They all run fine?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Eh, I've heard otherwise. Who cares.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Decent budget build u have there bro, very balanced build :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I didnt think you were meant to sit the case up like that once you finished but I actually quite like it like that

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It's fine. The corsair logo on the front can be rotated to suit your configuration.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I really wanted to be able to see the green GPU through the panel, and putting it in this orientation allowed that.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks cool! Love the white/green/black scheme.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks solid, man. What kind of games are you playing?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Not many at the moment because I now have no money to buy them. I am playing a few MOBAs and a bit of warframe, though I would like to get GTA V and a few others as soon as I can.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

cool, I have yet to upgrade and got my eyes on Shadow of Mordor and FO4. Thanks for sharing!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

You should name it GameBuster

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job! Pics 4-5 are blurry, and you should remove them, or retake them and upload. Also, is that a glass pipe sitting on top of your skateboard? If so, not judging, just curious. After I posted my first build, the first comment was that the CPU I used, made them want to vomit. So I verbally attacked the dude, then him and his buddy, suggested I not use this site if I couldn't take criticism, which is not the case...if you offer constructive criticism, that is fine, but if you just come on here to blast someone's build, because you believe you are a computer wiz, then your opinion will be reduced to a meaningless rant that I haven't the time for. Did you consider using the G3258 CPU when you were deciding on this build, currently $70 on Amazon? I have not done a comparison on them, so not sure if the G3258 is in the same ballpark as the i3-4170? Love that case!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It is indeed a pair of water speakers, and as for pics 4-5 being blurry, I'm too lazy to re-shoot them. I did consider the G3258, though I wouldn't be able to overclock much on this board, and wanted something with hyper-threading.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the response; love your user name by the way. That would be a good name for a band. Anyway, you did great on your build.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't seen the 100 Million Edition 960, but I guess if I've seen that version of the 970, I've basically seen the 960 version.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, not bad for the price point. It's a good looking machine, too. I like that case.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

did you have a hard time fitting your gpu inside the case? because i saw on a few forums people saying it wouldnt fit inside the air 240.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I did, and at the moment the heat-pipes are actually touching the side panel window.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, I have no money. I probably will when have enough

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