Description

Just finished building this PC for my dad's office last night. He's the owner of a small business and will use this as a heavy multi tasking dual monitor machine. Yes, the GPU isn't that nice, but he doesn't need any more than that. First off, I want to mention this computer is FAST! The boot up time is 13 Seconds! He upgraded because every once and a while, his PC would just be to slow with his Pentium E5400, so this is a dream machine for him! I had a couple of minor issues, most of them were resolved: It took me a little while to figure out how to install the 212 EVO, because with 2011 you don't need the back plate and the screws of the bracket thingy you put through the tower have to be slid out a notch to fit the screw holes on the socket. The cooler is great othe than that, massive but great! The next issue I had was with the CPU fan. When I first booted up, it said there was a CPU fan error, and I noticed it was spinning at around 600 RPM, so after a little fiddling around, I eventually just plugged the fan into a different header ( Chassis 3 Fan), so now in the bios, it says I still have a CPU fan error because it doesn't think I have one, but it's now getting around 1300 RPM which is good enough for me. One other is when I press the power button, it starts to boot up for a fraction of a second, then totally shuts off, and about 4 seconds later, it turns on again. I checked all connections, but it's not that big of a deal anyway because he never shuts the PC's off at work, and it's still fast boot comparing it to the 3 minute boot time of the old one. Any suggestions or answers I'm welcome to try! The MOBO works great and had no issues with it so far. The case I just simply love (highly recommended), I did a build with it a couple weeks ago (http://pcpartpicker.com/b/zqd#img=1) with the same type of case, and when my dad requested a build, I knew I was getting another one of these cases again! The 212 EVO does cover one black RAM slot with the fan on, and even though I only had to use the 4 blue ones, it was still a tight fit. I'm using the Force GT as a primary drive and the Samsung 400GB as a backup drive (it was just a spare old drive laying around in his office). He ended up paying a total of 1206.27 for everything with tax and shipping. We bought the CPU, Case, OS, and CD drive from Microcenter, and the rest from the egg. This is my second build ever and it's definitely not my last! I want to give a HUGE thanks to PCpartpicker and Phillip for this because I never would have come this far in my learning without it.

EDIT: A ton of his clients commented on it's speed!

Comments

  • 83 months ago
  • 3 points

The whole thing that it turns off and then on again is a feature that asus boards have called a double boot/POST. Just a double check that all components are good, i think

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Finest job I've ever seen!

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Really impressed! The cable management is outstanding. Good job.

  • Michael
  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The cables took me an hour or two alone!

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

All it requires is a camera, a computer, a flood light, time, and passion.

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

really nice pics and build. That has got to be some of the best cable management .

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

This is only my second build, and on my first build, I used the same case and PSU, and have always found the cable management really easy. Maybe I've just gotten lucky with them! I can't wait to get a taste of what "hard cable management" is!

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

I love this new thing where you guys take pictures through the disc drive slot. Looks amazing!

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't give credit to me, I got the idea from an earlier blue build (sorry I forget your name). It works great!

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Even though your dad doesn't need more than a 610, wouldn't the Intel HD3000 graphics perform better? I'm not sure on this, but I heard the 3000 and 4000 integrated graphics are pretty good.

Anyway, absolutely lovely build. Awesome photography, and very nice choice of parts. Only $1200 for an i7 build is pretty outstanding. So much power. And even aside from all the performance, the computer is just beautiful, and very very nice cable management.

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

I would have gotten integrated GPU, but I cared more about the CPU than the graphics, and the CPU doesn't have integrated GPU on it. Would have gone 3770K, but he doesn't need unlocked, and this has 2011 benefits.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh my bad man. I should have done my research. I guess I just assumed ALL sandy bridge CPUs had the intel 3000 graphics. In that case it looks like you made the best part choices possible. 10/10 build.

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

No, before you go making unoriginal comments, it cannot run minecraft.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

this isn't a gaming PC. It's a workstation!

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy crap that wiring was amazing! How come you spent so little on your GPU? Is this PC for gaming or just web searching and stuff?

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It's a business PC for my dads company, not for gaming, but for high level multitasking. I give the full description on the build page.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Ahh I see. It's really good for business o.o

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

nice case choice

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the 2nd image. The clean build and the background with the plant and window just fits perfectly like an advert image!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!! It just happened to be the place I took the pictures, and they turned out much better than expected!

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic build, Loved the pictures, and absolutely great work once again with your cable management!! ~ IamApropos

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I always try my hardest to get a good looking, good valued build! I used my sister's DSLR Camera for this one instead of my iPod!

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  • 83 months ago
  • 8 points

"He's the owner of a small business and will use this as a heavy multi tasking dual monitor machine" enough said

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Exactly.