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When I first looked into the market of getting a new computer, I was considering both pre-builts and a gaming laptop.

After finally coming to my senses, I set about putting together a parts list that would keep my budget low, but still let me play modern games on High-Max settings. (Lets be fair, I waste most of the power on playing Kerbal Space Program.)

I had a little trouble getting the AMD Drivers for the 280X to play nicely, but once that was resolved, I've had no problems since. I would like to get a bigger motherboard that might support Crossfire in the future, but for now, this is a pretty solid little build.

I haven't run any benchmarking yet, but have been able to play KSP, Skyrim, Euro Truck 2, and a couple other games on Max without any issues at 1080.

Cooling for this case is pretty good, but that's probably not at all helped by my absolutely abysmal cable management. Everything was just stuffed into the case to get the thing working, and when I have a free weekend, I'll spend the time making it look pretty.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

That cable management doe! Nice build parts anyways lol

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, I'm really happy with it. And I know. I'm gonna come home one day to find some cables wrapped up in a fan or something!

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

Put them behind the motherboard

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I was looking at the 280x when the 970 came out as i was going to go with that card

They're both very nice cards and now im thinking i shouldve spent my extra 100 bucks on something else.

Good build you should look into the http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-controllers/razer-turret

very nice for living room pc

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Mojojojoe!! Powerpuff Girls

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

i love you too

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

i guess its a positive with the condition the cable management is in youre exhausting any air you can out of the case with the power supply and your rear exhaust. tidy up a bit to avoid overheating. especially with that open faced graphics card you have, air isnt going to move around necessarily well.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I took the time this weekend to tidy up the cables quite a lot. The fan at the front is a pull, and the fans on the top and back are pushes, so I've got a good flow going. And I haven't had any problems with overheating yet, but then I haven't really pushed it yet.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

That cable management makes me very sad

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

there isnt space to put the 8 and 24 pins behind??

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I went ahead and did that's weekend, it looks pretty nice. This case has decent cable management, but it takes a little work.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, sorry for the late comment. Looking at the same MOBO that you have, are you running Windows 10? Any Issues if you are?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem! Not running Windows 10, I'm running 7. I personally wouldn't buy this mobo again if you're looking to get a big graphics card, as it completely blocks one of the PCI slots.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yes, I'm far more happy with what I've built than anything I could've bought. What I spent on this computer, is far less than what I was looking at for prebuilt or laptops. Having had a laptop for so long, I do miss the portability of it, but the computer makes up for it.