Description

My first computer build. Very very impressed with the performance I have been getting from this computer and with the after cooler the computer stays at a all time low. Amazing. The CPU is great and perfect for the price and the Video Card is the same way. I bought a lot of these parts during sales and with coupons. I have not seen any problems yet and was able to fix little issues I had with the software and or drivers but was easily fixed. Had it automatically overclocked to 3.8 GHz.

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 9 points

Overspent a bit on that hard drive. Could have gotten a Seagate Barracuda at double the capacity and 7200 RPM for only 9 more bucks.

  • 73 months ago
  • 4 points

Not only that, could have just gotten a 7200 rpm drive for less! Plus ditch that psu.

  • 73 months ago
  • 7 points

A 650 ti for 170? Ouch. A better choice would have been a 7870

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Even the 7870ghz edition. The ASUS one went on sale for $140 earlier in the week and the Sapphire one for $130.

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

I bought the MSI one for 130

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

The sapphire one is absolutely beast xD I have it on my current setup

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought I saw one for $109 on black friday. Might have been a 7850 though. Pretty sure it was a 7870 ghz.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

These were bought all separately at different times. I'm sorry I didn't find the "Best deals ever" at the times I could of...But overall the card is awesome the way it is. I could upgrade soon enough when the time comes and it becomes needed.

  • 73 months ago
  • 4 points

Hello! you should improve your cable management. Use the holes in the motherboard's backplate for that. As a guide, you can look for other owners of your case model and check their work (I did that, heheh) If you clean cables, airflow will improve, noise will be lower and your baby would look nice and pretty. Congrats!

Caroline.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Please don't get that PSU! Raidmax ones have a reputation of exploding. Plus, it would have been better to get a 7870 Ghz. They are the same price with much better performance. You overpayed for the RAM. You could have gotten 1600 Mhz RAM for 55 dollars. The difference between 1600 and 1866 is less than 1%.

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah. Raidmax is a big no-go... and not only for their PSUs but most of the stuff they produce.

And he overpaid on that graphics card. For the same price you can get a Radeon 7870 GHz or a GTX 660.

Also, he should work on the cable management. Routing the 12V CPU cable across the whole motherboard is just lazy and all those excess cables at the bottom should be tucked away somewhere else.

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

I couldn't get the CPU Cable behind the board, It's too short. Also the PSU hasn't been trouble so I guess I'm fine now? Anyways I have a warranty on every single part if anything did ever happen. Another thing the graphics card was 170 but there was also a 20 rebate card that I got for it (Along with getting a 20$ rebate for the case and a 15$ one for the PSU annnndd another 20$ for the CPU After Cooler)

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Like... literally exploding? .-.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

BOOM!

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Performance wise, i see nothing wrong. Get an Antec or Corsair psu before it’s too late.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm going to say I have seen some builds with Raidmax PSUs and even some guy had his for 11 years. They can be good but some aren't so much. For that money I would have went with a Corsair.

Hmm you could really do so much cable management with that case.

I would have: $30 less on case $10-20 less on RAM Gotten a $15 Optical drive $20 Cheaper hard drive (7200RPM WD Blues are great)

And buy a 760? Maybe a r9 270(x). Still a good build, the case will sure last you a while if that was what you were going for.

-Matt

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

RAIDMAX, oh no. But on a serious note, you don't need that cooler, coulda have gone with a barracuda or caviar blue drive for 25 less and that money could have gone into a better psu or a better gpu..

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything was bought at seperate times so I didn't know at the time.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

For almost $900 you could have done it a little differently. I would have preferred a 240gb SSD for awesome boot times and definitely a 7870 or 7870 GHz. The 7870 GHz were on sale for $129 on newegg all black friday weekend and they are close to 2x better then GTX 650 Ti on the passmark scores...

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+650+Ti

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Radeon+HD+7870

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I would never recommend an SSD with a sub-$1000 build, as they're expensive and not really necessary. I agree with the 7870 GHz Edition though.

  • 73 months ago
  • -2 points

Umm... Why does it say the the OS is free?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Had it from a previous computer, previous computer of a relative/friend, relative/friend with a spare key, obtained from a school or place of employment. I'm sure if someone did pirate an operating system, they wouldn't go advertising it.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

And that is what happened. lol

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  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

He must of just had it laying around.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Really you're confused up this?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I thought this was obvious and he just wanted to show what os he was using