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Budget Build; Mid-Range Gaming PC for my Son. The Video card was DOA, so I had to RMA to Newegg. However, Newegg replaced it quickly. The system works very well for the price paid $538, which includes the OS. Games run smooth even on Ultra graphics which was a bit surprising given the video card. I thought it would need two of these in crossfire to run ultra grphics smoothly, but it runs them around 20-30 fps. The bench mark seemed to be $500 on budget builds from the research I performed, so that was the price point and objective. The budget builds online however do not include the OS, so I think I did very well. The case makes this look amazing, keeps the system cool, and has loads of room. Also, the hidden wire system was nice for handling the wires and maintaining air flow.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good price! Great job on a budget

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

impressive for only ~$550 including OS. that idle temp looks a bit high, but the load temp is acceptable given you only have a stock cooler.

also: i'm pretty certain someone will complain about your choice of power supply. the OCZ Fatal1ty series is one of their better series, so don't feel bad about getting it. as long as it isn't pushed too hard (your system components shouldn't stress it that much), then it should serve you well

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

The OCZ fatal1ty is a lot better than the budget corsair CXs that people tend to put in their builds. People seem to only complain if the power supply isn't a corsair, but it doesn't mean much if they don't know about power supplies except branding.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

people seem to be stuck with the notion that OCZ power supplies are not up to par, when a lot of the times that isn't entirely the case. for instance, i have a 600W StealthXstream II that i've been using for my personal build for the last 2, going on 3, years; i found a review on Hardwaresecrets that showed it delivered its advertised power and efficiency.

sure OCZ had some bad PSUs in the past, but the current lineup looks pretty good. i'd sure as hell take an OCZ power supply over, say, a Coolmax or Logisys unit.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a nice build on a budget.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same cpu and gpu :D and hasn't let me down one bit . Sure it has it's limits but I'am pleased with what I got .

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