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Wanted a pretty good entry-level gaming rig without being excessive. It will be a primary workstation, and I am still using my consoles. I am not currently playing AAA level games on my PC, but as I get the money to put in a new graphics card, I will start using it more for that. It has a 24x DVD drive, but was too generic to be listed. My first upgrade will probably be to a higher-powered GTX card in a year or two.

UPDATE: I succumbed to the pressure; I got a bonus at work and got a GTX 980

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Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

"Wanted a pretty good gaming rig without blowing the bank." Still spent 1800$ ;w; insert more cries here Blowing the bank for my family is literally 1/4th of this price. +1.

  • 62 months ago
  • -1 points

Just saying, I have seen others spend like twice this. No need to be a jackass.

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

How was I being a jackass? No need to be rude, you clearly didn't understand my comment. I was saying it like a joke. Sorry if you misunderstood?

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I wish there was a sarcasm font... LoL

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, that's one thing they need xP

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Well as a gaming rig it falls flat but as a workstation I can see the appeal.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, it is not currently the primary gamer. I do use consoles, so this was more a way to get into starting a bit more computer gaming and leaving me room to upgrade.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

More pictures if possible?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

$1800 rig with a 270?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the cooler? did you have problems with it? do you recommend it?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It is pretty quiet and the system stays pretty cool. It is also pretty easy to install which is nice.

  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice build, but your bottle necking with that GPU.... +1

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  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points

Well he says it's primarily for gaming, puts a 4790k in it, then chooses to throw in a very entry level graphics card? To me it seems like he's missing out on a lot of performance in games.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

This would be the point I would make as well.

Ii always enjoy first time builds as is a great experience. But with help from folks here your comment rings true with me. I would like to have seen a solid but cheaper 80+ GOLD PSU, I less expensive motherboard and even a cheaper case that would still afford plenty of room. Modifications in these areas and I do believe a 970 could have been had.

Most of all, I appreciate those who share their builds with us.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate the feedback. I think my intent was to go with a good foundation. I figured since, even though it is my first build, I wanted it to last as long as possible, so I wanted a really good mobo and chip. I figured the graphics card could be updated when I started needing more power. My monitors are relatively old, so it is not like I would notice the push to 4K on them (they dont even have HDMI or DP on them).

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The power supply was probably the one item I put the least thought into. I saw a sale on amazon where the price for it was not significantly more than for a lower wattage, so I went for it. I knew I wanted some headroom, but I really overdid it because I did not have the experience to tell me what I REALLY needed. Graphics card, however, was picked because I knew my monitors were not that great, and the games I play were not graphics-heavy. I wanted the foundation to be set so that I could easily update the gpu down the line without needing to update the rest of the PC to match.