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I finished this build back in August, though I finally got to adding some filters and also doing a better job at cable management and thus why the late publishment. Spent all of September OC and finding ways to keep the CPU cooler and found out moving my fan from the bottom of the case (behind the front panel logo) to the top lowered the temp around 3-5C. I plan on adding another fan next to the PSU. I didn't take a picture of it, dunno why, but I also added a fan filter to cover the top of my case. I gotta give Enermax props for the case, gives me room to work with for the price. I do plan on upgrading the CPU and CPU cooler in time, but at the moment I'm enjoying this build.
Would have gone with a cheaper mobo, however due to a mix up with Amazon system I got a completely different mobo in the process and instead just got a for sure OC compatible motherboard as the RMA headaches caved in. I had also purchased G.Skill Ripjaws X Series (red) but those failed on me 3 days after building my PC. A close friend mentioned, who has build around 3 PCs, mentioned to me their quality went down in years and I simply went with a good known Corsair. The CPU rocks for its price and now it can be found for less than $70 dollars!! MSI made it really easy to OC this CPU and with this guide - https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=182658.msg1311939#msg1311939 - I was able to overclock to 4.4Ghz I probably can go higher, but I need a better cooler to keep the temps in my comfort zone. The GPU works dam good with my CPU. XFX 270x is my very first graphics card and XFX support does provide very good customer service, I will consider their name when buying upgrades. I can play Star Craft 2 max, BioShock Infinite also in ultra, CS-Go, TF2 easily and Skyrim with out any issues, just funny game glitches :P. Speaking of XFX the PSU works well for me though it has a lot and I mean a lot of cables!!!!!!!!!! To many for my use. For now my future wish list is to upgrade to a i5 4690K, a good cooler for it, and a bigger case.
This is my very first gaming PC build, had years and years of wanting to do one and finally did one. Thanks to the help of pcpartpicker community, linustechtips, overclock.net. Watch loads and loads of reviews for each parts prior to buying them and feel really comfortable with my build.
As for the OS and monitor, I didn't add them as one was a bought as I got them through special means. The OS was bought through my university with a big discount and the monitor was a gift.
Also sorry for the pictures coming out wrong. On my phone and computer they come out normal, but when I upload it comes out rotated :/
MOAR pictures of my build.
I recently went to a fry's electronics store and was able to buy some accessories(Corsair SP 120 Silent & Fan Controller) also ordered some fan filters, extra Cooler Master fans.
The additional parts are:
1 - Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan
1 - Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition 37.9 CFM 120mm Fan
1 - Kingwin FPX-001 Fan Controller
1 - Silverstone Tek 140mm x 2 Fan Filter with Magnet, Black (FF142B)
2 - Silverstone Tek FF122 120mm Fan Filter with Magnet for Case Fan and Panel Air Vent Cooling (Black) 1 - Kingston HyperX Cloud
My original build cost was around $720 not including taxes or shipping cost for some items. That is what I wanted originally, these extra accessories and fans were just to improve my build and also spoil myself a bit. I do think I build a budget $720 build and not the later $879.07 which includes all the extra gear I bought.
Going through the extra parts, I was at frys this past weekend and decided to addon on/improve my build. I bought a Corsair Sp 120, Cooler Master Sickleflow and a kingwin fan controller. I wanted to utilize other fan ports my case had, only had 2 prior to buying these fans (not including exhaust). I replaced the stock CM 212 Evo fan with the Corsair SP 120, moved the stock fan on the fan slot next to my hard drive. I then added the Cooler Master Sickleflow on the side panel with fan filter.
The Kingwin fan controller was the lemme try it out buy. For $15 dollars you do get what you payed for and honestly it works well. I got all my fans around 80- 100% speed and does fit well in my case.
Adding all these fans brought my temp down to 5c degrees. Also if anyone's wondering the front fan on my case where the cd drives goes is the stock fan from the case.
I while I was drawing out my ideas I noticed all the dust inside my PC and figured I'd invest in some fan filters. It looks sleek, easy to attach, and does the job. Though there are some areas that the filters do not work so I'll buy some pantys and just go the home made fan filter.
Lastly I bought myself a more comfortable headset. I had some old defective astro A30 and figured I upgrade and the HyperX Cloud was a dam good investment. Most comfortable headset ever!
Overall I'm glad how my rig ended up and feel really comfortable with the initial investment. Now I plan on adding a second monitor with dual monitor stands, but that'll be next year.