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Built mainly for gaming.

Ran into no issues while building, built in an ESD safe room. Once built, there were no issues whatsoever with drivers or the installation.

Just a note: The prices listed in the part list are not accurate to what I paid. In total I spend $1400 as opposed to the listed $1550.

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  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

Why'd you choose a PSU with such high watts? I'm not criticizing, I'm new to computer builds and would legitimately like to know. What's a safe amount of breathing room -- i.e. if the computer is going to draw 600W, what should my PSU be able to push?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I left some room to allow for a second graphics card later on down the road to crossfire with. I have a good deal of wattage to spare, but that's alright with me. One thing you should never cheap out on is the PSU. I don't know a number on what is good breathing room though, I'd say it can vary.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for the quick reply! Here's my list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1wNDW

I don't mean to bother you but I'd love to ask two more questions if you have a moment.

Specifically:

  1. This site estimates my wattage at 440. The PSU I chose is marked for 600. I don't anticipate moving too many other components in (other than a mouse, keyboard, and Wacom drawing tablet, minor draws). Should I go higher?

  2. I've seen a lot of people with completed builds who have their OS either completely left off the list or marked as "free". I'd love to drop this cost. Any suggestions on why some OS's are comped? I can't find any in the list.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Take a look at my build if you want a definition of textbook PSU overkill (although it's with a good reason). 850W is one thing, what I did was another altogether... Either way...

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

That's overkill and a half.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

1) I think a 600W PSU should be fine for your build.

2) I didn't have the cost of the OS because I was able to get my OS through MSDN Academic Alliance when I was a student.

I'm not sure what other ways you'd have a comped OS, aside from already owning it.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Your PSU is okay but sometimes you can even get a higher wattage and even modular PSU for cheaper. I got an EVGA 750W PSU the other day for about the same as that 600W you have on your list. Here's the link--> http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120pb0750kr

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

That was great, thank you! Upgraded.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

A lot of people just mirror the OS on their old computer onto the new one.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, and as an example of the free or discounted OS, see this guy's list, who appears to be getting Windows8 for 99 cents: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/FdO

I'm assuming it's an error by pcpartpicker?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Interior pics?

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

I've had this build for a few months and as a result the inside is a dusty. Didn't want to post them, but I put them up there.

Also, my cable management sucks. I need to do maintenance on it I guess.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

The cable management is pretty decent, compared to some of the builds on here. As for the dust, I'm gonna hate to see what mine looks like in a couple months. Nice job, overall.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Elevate the tower or just take it off the ground completely.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a lift for it. I moved semi-recently so it's still in a box somewhere, but for the past few months I've had lifted up.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! How are CCL for you, I plan on buying from them?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

You found an electrostatic discharge safe room? Was that something you just have? I mean it's not a good idea to build on the carpet, but I don't think you have to go so far as having a whole room for it. A wooden table would do fine.

Anyway please tell me you're not using molex to PCIE adapters and those are just PCIE extensions for the GPU. Using molex to PCIE adapters is much more dangerous than rubbing your feet on carpet while building your computer.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

When I built this I was finishing up my bachelors in Computer Engineering, and the engineering building had a ESD safe room, so I thought why not use it.

And the molex to PCIE was supposed to be a temporary solution. I completely forgot about it and that never got fixed. Fixing it after posting this reply.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Bad *** :)