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First personal build

by FACUNDO

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30 Comments

Details

Date Published

May 13, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.2GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.22GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

Description

I bought this pc 'cos my old one was very ... cr4ppy lol. I wanted to play some videogames like Metro Last Light, Crysis 3, GTA V, etc. in ultra settings. There isn't too much part stock in argentina so I had to buy some crappy parts that I don't like so much and I'll change in the future. Next year, I'll start a videogames programming course so I wanted a powerful pc 4 that (and I'm doing at the moment an autoCAD course, so, why not? :D). The I5 4460 is fantastic for rendering videos and multitasking, the 8gb of ram are monstrous, the 1tb hdd has a lot of space and it's very silent, the gpu looks really awesome, the thermaltake cooler outstands of its performance and the mechanical key board... I luv it! I had problems with the mobo... the N°1 PCIe is really fragile and I broke the "adjuster" when I tried to remove my gpu! I won't buy asus anymore! I wanted for the ram the fury red series but the store only have the blue and I hate myself 4 that (lol).... at least it works excellent! The case is terrible 4 cable management; I'll change it as soon as possible. Also (u can see it in the pics), I tried to mod it to make it look better... but it's impossible: H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E case! Ummm, the PSU? Good if you aren't doing an sli in the future and u don't care too much about cable managing... But I want to and I care so I'll upgrade to a semi modular XFX 650w 80+ bronze one! The wifi adapter is bad, soooo bad! I'll try to get a new and better monitor and use this like "the 2nd one from the right". Mouse is so bad that its brand doesn't appear on pcpartpicker, so I'll buy in the future a Razer Abyssus. Speakers... I won't talk about them XD

Conclusion: The aesthetic of this pc isn't good, the performance is awesome and... I think I should change the case, replace some coolers, change the psu, the stock cooler, the mobo and add an ssd! Well, thx for reading all1 I'm facundo and I'm from Argentinaaa... seeya!

Part Reviews

CPU

Pros: Good 4 the price, awesome performance, low power consumption, 4 cores are excellent 4 multitasking, cute sticker (:3)

Cons: Non OC-able, no hyperthreading

Motherboard

Pros: OK desing. A complete BIOS (which is also easy to use). Crossfire X support. Supreme FX audio (5.1 ch). 4 ram slots, ATX.

Cons: Bad construction quality, ASUS (I don't like, personally asus... but it was the cheapest b85 red and black mobo avaible at the store), HORRIBLE I/O Shield! (it was really damn hard to put it into the case! It didn't fit on it!), horrible sticker (lol, they should have made a red and black one for their new gaming motherboards series, I think)

Memory

I wanted the red one... but it doesn't mean that this one isn't perfect!

Pros: excellent design (its color is darker than in the photos lol), fast, excellent performance, Kingston (and its warranty), cool sticker XD

Cons: Not dual channel (YES, there was a dual channel kit but I didn't have enough money lol).

Storage

Just excellent!

Pros: Cheap, fast, silent, a lot of storage for the price (gb per U$D), Western Digital and its quality... again, 7200 RPM, pretty much cache, SATA III

Cons: The WD's plastic package it's just INDECENT for this awesome HDD!

Video Card

This GPU has all what I wanted!

Pros: Monstrous design, MSI (my favorite brand), PCIe 3.0, SLI capable, DVI to VGA converter, MSI logo with led, Twin Frozr V and its intelligent and advanced cooling (when I'm not playing, fans doesn't spin), silent as ****, cool and cool (u'll understand...), low power consumption (only a 400 W PSU required!), it's big (I love big GPUs), red & black color theme, the high quality box/package.

Cons: 2 more pins than the Asus Strix one, no sticker D: (why?)

Case

I have to say something about this case: in Argentina it isn't windowed and it doesn't come with USB 3.0! Really?

Pros: Easy to add or remove HDDs, SSDs, DVD readers; water-cooling support.

Cons: NOT OPTIMIZED 4 CABLE MANAGEMENT, doesn't support 300 mm (or more) GPUs, difficult to put the side panel in place, not windowed (why do you put a """""cable management optimization"""" if it's not windowed??!!), no USB 3.0, YOU CAN'T PHYSICALLY PUT THE FRONT SIDE FAN! YOU CAN'T!, horrible design.

I bought it because I didn't have enough money and there aren't too much cases like this for the price and I though (before building my PC) it was OK, but NOPE. I'll change it for a Cougar or NZXT full tower one.

Power Supply

For the components I do have at the moment, it's great. But if I want to do a 960 SLI... I'll need a better one. Also, if I wanted a better cable management, I'd change it for a semi or full modular one with the flat cables.

Pros: Cheap, doesn't explode (lol), good looking, Thermaltake (a good brand), it gives all the watts I need 4 NOW, warranty.

Cons: No sli capable (so I must upgrade it), non modular, not good looking cables, it hasn't got 80+ certification.

Optical Drive

A normal DVD writer

Operating System

I had no problems with this OS. Looks cool, works fine with me (I've got a Lumia 720 lol, so it's obvious).

Case Fan

Better than expected :)

Pros: White LED, Thermaltake (a good brand... again), big, 1000 RPM, silent, cool, it comes with a molex adapter, good looking cable.

Cons: I don't really know... lol.... maybe the screws? They were a bit hard to put on the fan and the case.

Monitor

Pros: Better resolution than 720p (HD), thin, LG and its warranty, u can change the angle of the screen.

Cons: Worse than 1080p (FULL HD), gets dirty easily, not very good desing (it's just ACCEPTABLE/DECENT), 5 ms response, 60 Hz (at least, it hasn't got the carcinogenic 30 Hz LOL), VGA.

Keyboard

This is the first and only mechanical keyboard that I own. I love it.

Pros: It's mechanical, I love that it makes so much noise that I can wake up my brother easily (vengeance! vendetta!) :3, Razer Green switches, it's Razer (OK?); Razer logo and scroll lock, caps lock, macro editing and gaming keys with back-light (all green except from the macro editing key, which is red); the package, the sound of the keys, the construction of the keyboard, black mate color, it's tenkeyless (so, it's small), "cheap", gold plated USB, no drivers required :'D!, ultra durable, stickers.

Cons: USB 2.0, not all the key with back-lighting :( , hasn't got the letter "Ñ" (I'm from Argentina, not Mexico, you English speakers), 60 grams force/strength!

Comments Sorted by:

ItsCanada 5 points 24 months ago

H...How old are you?

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Zelda 2 Builds 4 points 24 months ago

Are you writing on a phone? I don't see any other reason to write in texting form.

ItsGrasshopper 2 points 24 months ago

lol all the '4' got quite annoying

FACUNDO submitter 12 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

lol

VortexManipulation 4 points 18 months ago

+! for Blue Puffle! Oh, and work on your cable management. Its horrible

FACUNDO submitter 12 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Thanks

dccorreia 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

Great machine. I changed the TP Link to a network powerline, a cheap one from D-Link. No wireless to a machine like this. It sucks, no doubt.

Great rig!

FACUNDO submitter 12 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Thx, but I can't put a wired connection! :( Are there any good wireless networking cards or routers?

dccorreia 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

Why you can't? There are good wireless powerlines too. But in your case a PCI wireless card with external antenas could be the solution.

Nighterlev 1 point 19 months ago

I know this is late but I'd recommend getting this. https://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-wireless-network-card-gcwb867di It's 30$ but you can have blue tooth on it, use it as a internet connection for surrounding wireless devices (including your phone for wifi) and more. It's nice to use.

FACUNDO submitter 12 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

It's not late :D Thx, I was searching for a solution like this.

Nighterlev 2 points 19 months ago

It's also pretty fast. From what it says you can get around 50MBPS on it, but all in all it really depends on how far and how close you are to your router, and how fast your internet speed really is. I read one comment and they said that there router is in between a wall to them, and probably up stairs, and they get around 48MBPS Also it's Bluetooth 4.0 so yeah. It supports 5.0 Wifi connections as well so that's a plus if you've got a router that supports 5.0GHz.

Qbuo 2 points 24 months ago

What in the world is that motherboard? Aren't there much, much cheaper options?

FACUNDO submitter 12 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Yes there are but I wanted a red and black one! :)

Qbuo 3 points 24 months ago

What about the MSI gaming series? They're like, $110, z97 series, and they look th same if not better.

FACUNDO submitter 12 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

yea. I'll buy a MSI Z97 Gaming 5 mobo for OC and sli. I don't like asus anymore. Also, my mobo's colors aren't too much black or too much red, like on msi.

tranadra 2 points 24 months ago

I like the yellow fan, and the paint on the side panel, that's neat! You must've had a hard time ordering parts in Argentina. I like the build. +1

FACUNDO submitter 12 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

I went to store and ordered the parts and they gave me them... lol

24157 2 points 24 months ago

You could have gotten a MSI H97 Gaming just saying

FACUNDO submitter 12 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Has it got the same price? If it hasn't, I didn't have enough money lol

24157 2 points 24 months ago

It's about like 60-70 dollars cheaper

FACUNDO submitter 12 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

I didn't realised that :(

mrwatsont 2 points 14 months ago

r8 it 10/10 m8! its gr8

FACUNDO submitter 12 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

lol haha

Orbital169 2 points 8 months ago

Nice first build!

FACUNDO submitter 12 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks

masterkickass7 7 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

love it looks very unique

omarhammad25 1 Build 0 points 8 months ago

I dont get it. Why $50 on a dvd righter? its like $20 for the normal one and it works well

FACUNDO submitter 12 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Lol actually is a Sony Optiarc

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FACUNDO submitter 12 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

heh

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