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This was my first ever pc built. I got help from a couple of members of this forum as well as THW. I thank you all. I built it from about 10PM-5AM and found a couple of barriers and some frustration, but was able to get her up and running with some research and help. I hope she stays with me for a while _^

Comments

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

This is really solid - good job. I can't complain about anything. Can you get some photos of the interior of the finished product, maybe?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll try to do it in a couple of days, I still need to replace the top fan which came off maybe during shipping.

I tried tying as much as I could together but the hardrive area its a mess and because I don't have a modular PSU so it looks like an even bigger mess. What I tried to do was not block the front fan to get some good airflow in there.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

There are the photos for the interior. This was done recently so it looks different from the first pictures.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like that motherboard, I might get it

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

That mobo is nice, I have one and haven't ran into any problems. Real easy to set up too!

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I second that comment, It's a good motherboard for me( first timer). But let me tell you one of my headaches in case you do.. if you install a graphics card the visual output might default to it rather than the iGPU. It happened to me and I was freaking out, almost returned it.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you know what the difference between it and the non lk version is?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice! How's the new case?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a monster, I thought midtowers were like those usual hp cases in school, but this is huge. I take that as a positive since it allowed the graphics card to fit in there with little problem. I just took out the top HDD cage.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Same here, I thought the HAF 932 would be smaller than the huge thing it is in first person

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Really solid build, the only thing I would change is the SSD to a 840 PRO. Other than that, there's nothing I can suggest.

  • 81 months ago
  • 3 points

No way. The 840 Pro is better in about every way. But it costs a lot more. You giving him this advice is like me saying, "You should've gotten the GTX Titan instead of the 7950". The 840 is a great SSD.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, thinking about it I might get it later on. But I had gone way over budget, I was going for ~$800 and went to this because I'm trying to avoid doing any upgrades in the next 2-3 years. My old pc also couldn't play any good graphic intensive games and she was about 5- 6 years old.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nicely done, next time I'd look for a semi-modular PSU. Them wires can be a pain to tuck away. Upvoted

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Would the position of the heatsink affect the graphics card?

  • 81 months ago
  • -1 points

Personally, I would of held off on the ssd and got a 7970 and a corsair 600w PSU. But you got my upvote.

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  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

the 212 Evo can do a good enough job to at least get his CPU to 4.2Ghz which is all most people need since after that its diminished returns in performance. The h100i would allow higher but no real reason to do so. I personally can't stand the look of air coolers so I go with closed loops.

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