Description

This is my first build. I wanted to play dying light on my laptop. I learn that the graphics absolutely sucks on it, so why not build my own?

Chose the i5 4460 for it cheap and 3.2 quad core

The H60 was a wonderful choice. It has kept my cpu around 20-30 even with fans on max

The thermal compound has been useful.

The motherboard simply told me what goes there. It label everything for me which was easy. +1

Team Dark was cheap and it can be overclocked

Found the 1Tb very cheap on ebay. Was totally worth it

The Zotac I got because it was known for overclocking. Was not disappointed at all.

I bough the optical driver at cpu4u. I think I got ripped off

The Deepcool was ok. It was cheap and and usb 3.0

The Raidmax PSU was amazing. It blew my mind that it had an led fan

Windows 10 is windows 10

The wifi card has been usefull. Even use the Bluetooth for my external speakers

The fan has served it purpose. It has kept my graphic card.

So far I have both the cpu and other fan at max settings. kept my case cooled. I have played 2 games so far. Dying light at ultra and Tamriel Unlimted at ultra settings. Have mot gotten any "lag" or a pause in the games at all. I am using a 40" 1080p tv to play on and watch videos. I am happy with it. I name it the Blue Sky due to the top of the ceiling being lit blue from the PSU. If only I had more led fans. The H60 got in the way of a slot to install another red led fan. Disappointed, but the performance is great.

UPDATE: I have put a legendary delta fan that pushes roughly 200CFM through the case. It is a nice air conditioner but it LOUUUDDDDD. Going to see if i can under volt it. I have put two Cooler master fans in exhaust on the side with a fan controller that could not fit in any slot. I think it made it look lovely on the bottom 3.5 bay on the ground. LED are nice^. My 1tb HDD burn out to being incredibly slow due to the heat from my zotac overclocked>> bought another 1tbHDD and 250Gb SDD for high end gaming like fallout 4. It took a long loading time.

Part Reviews

CPU

Wonderful when it comes to gaming. Really great for the price

CPU Cooler

Awesome. Kept my i5-4460 20-30 degrees, but got in a way of installing another fan. Still worth it

Thermal Compound

Has kept my i5-4460 extra cool. Worth it

Motherboard

It label places like Usb on it. +1

Memory

Black, cheap with heat spreaders. Can be overclocked

Storage

Works fast for a mechanical drive.

Video Card

Can play Dying Light and Tamriel Unlimted at ultra with no pause. Known for overclocking. Totally worth it

Case

Has usb3.0 and decent size. With it had more for cable management.

Power Supply

Has lit up my ceiling blue and gave me no trouble

Wireless Network Adapter

Works very well. Bluetooth used for external speakers and can reach the wifi on other side of house

Case Fan

Has kept my zotac cooled down by itself on max settings but no bright enough. Still Useful.

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Comments

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Good job on the build! I would try and clean up the cabling though - can you route a lot of that behind the motherboard, and along common paths, so you getter better breathing (and easier cleaning)?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I have put most of the cables to the holes in the back. Majority of the cables are short:(

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

That PSU... I wouldn't trust it.

Instead of talking about Raidmax's bad reputation, I'll tell you what I can tell from the information they give and the pictures they provided since there aren't any professional reviews.

Already, I can see some necessary parts for the transient filter stage. This is a good sign. But I also can't see some necessary parts. Unless they're tucked away out of sight, this is a bad sign.

I can already see some FHY capacitors. HardOCP calls them "atrocious." Of course, there's more factors to lifespan than just brand, but it should definitely be considered.

In the pics on newegg this unit appears to be group-regulated. So it's likely it won't do good on crossloads. Another indication of its potentially low quality.

It only has a two-year warranty. We generally want to see at least three-year warranties when it comes to power supply.

So, yeah.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm getting the same PSU for a build with a i3-6100 And a GTX 960, do you think I could/should use it for a while until I can get a better one?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

How long is a little while?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Around 3-4 months or so. Not any more than 6 months.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Uff da.

It could last and also not damage the hardware, but it's a risk.

If we're lucky they cost cut on the capacitors to have better performance.

But if you're buying it new (you said getting) it's best to throw out a little more money for a well-reviewed decent unit like the Seasonic S12II, even though its design is old.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I already bought the part. Because it was $30 and I'm tight on money for my build at the minute. And I didn't see any other PSU in the price range that was semi modular. A few weeks ago there was a good Corsair one for like $40 but right when I went to buy it the price went up to $60.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually it turns out that my order didn't go through. So I ended up getting a corsair cx430

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It been working with me. Had no problems with it so far

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I read up on it, apparently it's Okay.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

should have got a blue fan...

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I put it on exhaust on the side for red fans. Added blue thermaltake fans on top. Looks sweet

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Why do you need that much RAM?!

That PSU is a death sentence.

You didn't need a liquid cooler.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been gaming on it for the longest time. Had no problem with it. Lets just say that windows 10 boots up around 10 seconds or less on the HDD. I play games and stream at the same time with music going on. Didn't want it to overheat. Plus it is in a push/pull awkward position. (i can barely close my case) The more the merrier.

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