Description

This will be the main family computer. Mostly used for common tasks, a littler photo/graphics editing, and a little gaming.

I encountered no issues at all with the build itself and Windows installation. Transferring data was no issue as I had plenty of extra drive bays and power. I just temporarily connected the hard drives from the old computer and transferred the files. Installing software from old computer - another story - what a nightmare. Trying to find all the activation codes and install files from 5 years of use wasn't easy. Finally got it all done and setup though. Wow what a huge upgrade over the 5 year old off the shelf Gateway computer! Thanks to this site for all the help.

BuzzKine

Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 11 points

Builds an office PC, puts in a gaming card... Nice stuff man!

  • 63 months ago
  • 8 points

That's a pretty powerful build for a home office. It should last you quite a while!

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build! Have you overclocked it at all?

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

This will last for ages as an office PC.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Wish my dad would have built our "family computer" like this, great build, that 4690, and 280 should not have any problems with a little gaming lol, +1

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. I highly suggest you remove the middle HDD cage and put HDD in bottom cage. This will allow for better airflow from the front.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

for a "little" gaming r9 280

Haha nice build man, will last you a while I'm sure! :D

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

How does the graphics card do on major games?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It plays Crysis 3. At ~20 FPS, last I heard.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Completely maxed settings? Darn. I thought the 280 was a good card...

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Maxed settings, 1920x1080 resolution.

The power of the 290! xD

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

How does the 280 only get 20 FPS? It is a good/decent card.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm low balling. Most likely it can go higher, but I don't know for sure as A) I don't have it (yet) B) GPUBoss is known to tilt in nVidia's favor (E.G. using a bigger CPU when benchmarking nVidia)

Better to low ball and end up with better results than to high ball and be disappointed, right?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Browsing my parts list, Checks graphics cards (the R9 280), Completed builds: C70 Green (Home Office PC) "Well then."

Nice build man. That beauty is gonna last you a LONG time. :D

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

just curious, how is the motherboard faring?