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This is my first computer build. I put a lot of research into this system, which replaces my old (2005) faithful desktop that was lost in an apartment flood. This is a gaming system, and since it's way better than my previous computer, I plan to get into some games that I haven't had the specs to run before.

Just about everything about this build was smooth. The case is easy to work with, and with my setup, there's lots of space to spare inside. I was a little nervous about screwing something up, but it all came together pretty easily. The trickiest part was installing the H80i onto the motherboard and CPU - could have used a third hand while I was trying to get the screws set.

The cable management seems a bit sloppy to me (being kinda OCD) but it fits into the space behind the motherboard and there aren't many cables in the main space. I lit up the case with some LED fans and an NZXT LED cable.

The system POSTed on the first power-up, and I had Windows 7 installed shortly thereafter. This weekend I will research how to overclock the CPU and see what this bad boy can do...

Comments & suggestions welcome!

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Such a sweet first build. It looks really slick for only being $1200.

Where'd you get the deals on that CPU and Motherboard? Those are some great prices.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

I picked up everything at Micro Center.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Darn I wish I had a Micro Center in-state :/

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

It's like a little slice of heaven.

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

two of those 760 superclocked's in SLI and its game over for the GTX Titan, nice choice of parts!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice first build, this is one of the better first builds i've seen in a while, do you plan on SLI'ing two of those 760s?

Looks slick and nice, +1 for that.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably not going to SLI, might consider it for my next build down the road.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

What's the reason for the 750watt psu then?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a crazy deal on the CPU+mobo. Don't you just love microcenter?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent prices. Just not a fan of only a 760 in a $1200 build.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking first build!

I just finished my first build yesterday, and we share the same CPU, RAM, SSD, and PSU. I will say that your cable management looks spectacular with that case. I have the Antec 900 for mine, and the cable management on that thing is practically nonexistant. Good choices with yours, and great job.

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