Description

Note: Yes, the cable management is horrific but this was from when I first built it, but I've done some cable management now and looks a lot cleaner but not the best though...

This was my first build I've made myself (explains the reason why my cable management is shocking!). Got it of Gumtree for £550 all in parts brand new! Very easy to assemble, I hardly used the instructions.

Originally had a Sapphire Gddr3 4gb but then swapped it with my old graphics card, Asus GTX 650Ti Gddr5 1gb, which has made a massive improvement in quality and FPS.

My Monitors are a Hazro 29 Inch Monitor with 2560x1080 21:9 widescreen res, LG 29 Inch 16:9 1080p and a 40inch Blaupunkt 1080p 16:9 resolution. Keyboard is a Razer Arctosa and the mouse is a Razer Deathadder. I also have recently brought an Afterglow Xbox360 wired controller as a bonus.

I use this computer mainly for Cad design and Video editing, sometimes for gaming. No major problems yet, only problem is keeping the newborn kittens away from the cables at the back!

Please feel free to tell me what you think, nothing abusive but what else I should upgrade in this build :D

Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

there is no way that cooler has those temps on the 9370.... that thing is hot as hell cause mine is hot....

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Run a BIOS update an run eset_nod32_antivirus_live_installer find the trojans hiding in your ram an your heat problem will go away.The FX series gets hot when Viruses hide in the Ram.Also Windows Updates will cause your system to slow down in performance.It fights the CPU causing additional heat.Search for Services. Once you find that.Remember these functions. Disable Windows Defender,Security Center and Windows Updates.Disable those.if you already have Updates install an you already followed the instructions above You should probably Format.Once your drive is clear disable those functions mentioned an with your Ram sticks clean an BIOS updates you will be getting temperatures of 4c if no 0c until you install something.Steam raises your temperatures.Install PeerBlock before installing other garbage that may harm your system.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

those temps are not right

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I only put in what readings I had from Speccy, if there is a better program to show temperatures, can you send a link please :D

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Get hardware monitor or nzxt's grid software. And invest in a better cooler. Seriously that one isn't even rated to handle that much heat.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

use Cam from nzxt and the cool thing with cam is that you can download an app and check the temps from your iphone or whatever

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you've been a little too overkill on the RAM. Altough, this is a pretty nice combo. But you're right, you GOTTA work on your cable management. This thing is gonna overheath, I garantee it.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're on about the 24gb then yeah, I knew before the build the extra 2x4gbs are over the top and won't work with the 2x8gbs so sold them and kept the 2x8gbs. But I'm comfortable with the 16gb at this moment :D

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean up those wires

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Doing that as soon as I get back from college, didn't think of putting the cables behind the motherboard.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this for gaming or what? IF it is I have a few comments. Firstly there is no need for a 9370 for gaming. No need for 16 gb for gaming. Why not a faster HDD and an SSD? That GPU might be decent bvut it;s a few gens old now. Not bad but I hope it;s not for gaming.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I use it for a lot of CAD and design work over gaming. Sorry I didn't include that bit :P

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