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This was my first customer PC I did for a friend of mine in the Marines. Nothing super fancy but definately gets the job done. No mice, keyboard, headset etc was needed cause he already had all that.

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Comments

  • 74 months ago
  • 5 points

Probably would have been better off with the newer AMD FX-6300 for about $20 more, but other than that a good build!

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks this was build over 6 months ago though, can't remember if the 6300 was even out at the time.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Good clean build. Not a fan of 7700's but what a nice build man. You have several nice ones on here thanks for the great presentations.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks :) I tried to get him to put a little more money toward the build for something better but he just couldn't afford it at the time, but it works perfect for him.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Ive got a buddy who bought a premade from alienware that has two 7770's in crossfire and they kick *** for him. I used to be a huge fan of AMD way back when they started making cpu's to compete with intel. I think the 386 was out or maybe it was the 486. I don't remember I was in college then. LOL we only had 320x200 pixels and 256 colors to play games on a pc back then, and we thought it was the coolest thing.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

My dad worked for HP for like 25 years I think and he used to bring the old stuff home when I was a kid and I remember working on the 386's and 486's :D It was a lot of fun lol

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

nice. your Dad still mess with computers?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really he retired like 5 years ago or so. When he worked there he was the IT guy that the onsite IT guys would call when they couldn't figure it out lol.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

IMO I think you over paid for this. You could easily build a 4670k/8350 with a gtx 760/280x and now 770 within +/- $50.

But this is a very nice build and great cable management!

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

This was built before Haswell came out and the 8350 and before the 700 series was even released xD

And thanks :)

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

You're going too far, you would have to snag some monster deals to pull both a 4670k and a 760 for around $1,000. He would have ended up spending more the motherboard and both the CPU and GPU are twice the price than this. He would have to go bare minimum for everything else to swing which wouldn't be worth it.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

How so? No need for windows ultimate; no need for all those extra fans; and overkill on the PSU. That's plenty to add either a 4670k/3570k/8350 and a 760. Yes you probably wont have extra money for a ssd but it can work.

See it can be done. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/dschutt84/saved/2GKn

but like the op said. None of this stuff was around when he made the build.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

If he had to buy the OS to replace he would save about $80 for W7 Home and probably could save about $50 on a smaller PSU. The fans would save probably like $35-40 which in that leaves about $170 give or take 10-20 dollars. Getting a 4670k and gtx 760 alone in place of what he has is at least $200. With the build you posted he is still paying over $70 more. Then you have a 8350 with a pretty unreliable board not for OCing.

I don't want to get too much into it since there are many ways to improve the build, same with my build. I just don't agree with telling people they overpaid like they did something wrong. I overpaid for things that weren't really necessary but I wanted it to look good as well. Not everything is for pure price-to-performance ratio.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the case fans? The white led ones.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

They work great :)

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

i probably would've gone with Windows 8 with ClassicShell, then used the savings toward a better processor, but overall not a bad selection.

also, in the picture, you have an 850W Thermaltake power supply when you have listed the 750W version. technically, both are a bit overkill for what's currently being used, but if your customer was planning on upgrades then it would be more acceptable.

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

Windows 8 was not released at the time of this build over 6 months ago :) Customer wanted a higher watt PSU for future upgrades :)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

ah, okay, that explains the OS and PSU choices.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep :) People wanted me to post my other builds so that's what I've been doing, new or old

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

You could have done much better for this budget. The PSU, CPU Cooler and Mobo are probably more than you needed.

I would have gone with a FX-6300 and at least a 7870.

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

yeah man with this budget it could have turned out a lot better, your almost pushing a grand and gave him an fx 4100 and 7770.....if thats all he needs thats fine but he could have saved some money then by taking out some of those case fans, downgrading psu, not getting windows ultimate, not having a liquid cooler...ect, the case seems overkill but man is it a cool looking case

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Have to remember at the time of this build this was almost the latest tech out at the time...

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

Ouch, I would not be happy with a build like that for $900+ ... 5 Rosewill fans for a build like that (Radeon 7770?) .... I won't give a downvote but I can not give this build an up vote either.

Here is what a $940 build should really look like: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1UIVn

And yes, the Rosewill Hive PSU is an excellent Power Supply. Here is a list of PSU's known to be of excellent quality:
http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

GPU Rankings, the 7770 is wayyyyy down on the list. http://www.overclock.net/t/502403/graphics-card-ranking-5th-time-and-last-updated-daily

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

It's what was available at the time, this was build over 6 months ago just fyi :)