Description

This build went pretty well, I had no problems with it and everything works perfectly to date. I will be using this PC mainly for gaming and also photo editing. The only thing I'm not happy with is BitFenix and that is because they sent out a "defective" product. I put that in quotes because it still works it's just that you can easily see that the logo on the case is not centered. I decided not to add the fan control, which was sent to me on accident, because I only have 2 fans in there, for now. I plan to get a 200mm fan for the front to move a little more air. If any of you have any suggestions or additions to this build they would all be welcome.

PC Master Race!

Comments

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

To start off... nice MacBook Mount. I think you did a great job with this build. The only thing I think you did slightly wrong is that you chose a 650w PSU, which is large overkill as your PC will pull around 320w. That could have been money saved or distributed somewhere else. Still a very good build, +1.

PS: That off-center logo is annoying the hell out of me and I don't even own it... how can you cope? xD

  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

It's ideal to have your computer pull about 50-66% of the rated wattage. You'll have the highest efficiency and the best longevity for your power supply.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

The angle I sit at makes it not very noticeable but I will try to fix it soon. I also wanted a PSU that I could trust, a lot, and it seemed like the 550's didn't have a good reputation when doing my research. And thanks for noticing the mount, I really like it too.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a nice solid build in a very compact package.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the prodigy. It's such a great case

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

You can always tell when someone has done their research. Nice build!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, been doing research since February.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

This is so simple, yet pretty. Balanced, yet powerful. I commend you for this build. Well done. +1

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get your friends on top of the build.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

Cookie monster was thrown at me last year by a friend because he didn't want it so I kept it and I probably got the otter from the Monterey Bay Aquarium a bunch of years ago.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay well that is a great way to acquire stuff!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice rig, love SFF builds.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Love your build. I'm working on a $750 computer right now. How do you like the Bitfinex case (despite the off-center logo)? I'm thinking about getting that case because I like how small it is; although it will knock me over budget.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like the case because it is smaller than a mid tower and fits nicely on the cabinet next to me. If you just use a few zip ties you can get all the cables out of the way for some good airflow as well. I might wait a bit, though, because BitFenix debuted the Prodigy M at Computex, which allows for an mATX board to be used.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you a cuber? I am. I see the cube.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I have been for over a year now. I do it all the time, almost every day.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

That logo is just... eww.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

is it quiet

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Very

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that monitor? Looking to buy it.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Decent, but you have to mess around with the color settings a lot to get it to look half decent.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, I got a 7970 for the same price you got your 7870. Found a sweet *** sale.

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Should I just add some more 120's or nothing at all?

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you know if the Cooler Master Megaflow fits?

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I just don't know because it's 30mm thick

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