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Hi!

I am a first time builder and have loved building this new computer. It is probably way more than I needed, but I was going for something that was easily upgrade-able and somewhat future-proof. I have lived with crappy computers for most of my life and I finally felt like I could break away from that! Nothing makes me more angry than a slow computer or slow internet. Problem solved!

Right now I just play Starcraft 2 and League of Legends. I plan on getting into more graphics-intensive games down the road. I built this computer so that it would be able to run most games no problems, if I need more down the road I will just SLI and be alright I think. I'm also going into MIS, so I figured a good computer would be necessary for anything that degree demands.

As far as installing everything goes, it wasn't too hard. I did have a few issues though -

The bracket on the CPU cooler - The standoffs weren't flush with the mobo, so when installed(before the actual cooling unit) the bracket was really sloppy and was not tightened down. I am not sure if the ASUS boards are thinner, but that worried me. There was a lot online about putting washers and things behind it to get it to tighten up. I just put the head on and tightened everything up. It all seems good so far. Temps are great!

When I first started up the system I had some issues - The Q-codes were going like crazy. The screen would never show anything and it wasn't booting up. I re-seated everything and checked all cables. Everything was fine. I eventually got it to start(no clue how). It stayed on long enough to put Windows on, but then randomly it would shutdown everywhere between 1 second and 30 minutes. I ended up trying out a friend's power supply and that solved the problem. I sent the PSU back to NewEgg and ended up buying a platinum rated one(same brand/wattage). That is why I put a 3 on the PSU.

Overall I am really happy with the build. I may change up some of the fans, and add some Harddrives, but aside from that I am very please! Thanks for looking :)

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Comments

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

How much was the dog? I've seen some on newegg for 279.99 with 30 dollar mail in rebates. Very good looking build though!

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Microcenter tosses him in in a mobo combo.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

It's their "guard dog" warranty. He watched the door and made sure I wasn't interrupted during my build.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build overall! I dont really like the blue LED's though, they seem to be so bright that its hard to tell the color of the components.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya I really like the blue ones on the front, but I kind of have a weird assortment of fans everywhere else...Will be changing soon enough :)

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Try to find a way to satisfy your LED desires while being able to observe your (im assuming) fantastic job of cables ;)

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Your case looks huge compared to the Bullmastiff it was hiding behind...... Seriously, nice job a enjoy.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Good job man! You'll enjoy this WAAAAAAY better than a laptop.

Your 760 is it superclocked?

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

It is the overclocked edition, but I haven't messed with overclocking anything yet to be honest. I don't really feel the need to right now, and I don't know much about it, so that is down the road a bit :)

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Would bang

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Why such an expensive power supply? It cost almost as much as your mobo.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

850w seems a bit overkill. I love seasonic, though I would of gone with something a bit smaller, unless, OP wants to SLI in the future.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Ya I didn't want to limit myself to a smaller PSU, because I will probably SLI in the future. Go big or go home I guess!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a gaming rig so when I see $2100 spent and all you have is a measly 760, it makes me sad. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qJyQf7

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