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Hey all, Decided to build this because I needed a new PC for work/gaming (My old desktop decided to take a dump, over 8 years old - RIP).

I went with an i5 instead of an i7 solely because I didn't have enough money at the time (I had to rush-build this because I needed something for work as soon as possible.)

OS is Windows 7 Ultimate x64, I already have the key for it from my previous machine.

Didn't go with an SSD due to lack of money, gotta make do with what you've got I suppose - still runs blazingly fast overall though.

I also added another fan to the side of the case, so cool air would rush right under the GPU fans.

Overall, it took about 2 - 3 hours to get this built (Majority of the time was routing cables to allow adequate airflow, lol.) I'm very happy with the end result of this build, and can't wait to try out all my games on my 32" flat-screen in 1080p. I previously had a GTX 260, so this will be a wonderful performance bump.

Comments

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

You probably could have payed less on the motherboard and cpu. You could have went maybe with a fx processor if you need the power and then used the money saved to buy a ssd. That's just what I would do, but as long as it works for you.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not a personal fan of AMD, I've had bad luck with them in the past. I also spent a little extra on the board so I can add a second graphics card later on. I plan on also adding an SSD, it's just an issue of not having enough money at the time since I'm in college.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have put 2x4GB sticks of ram in there. This board supports dual channel ram and it runs a little faster that way. Other then that great build!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly.

  • 68 months ago
  • 0 points

Yeah, I plan on adding 16GB of RAM later on - the 8GB is just temporary.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I like this little build. Great cable management too. Only thing you should do for speed and stability is get a matching stick of ram. How are you liking that Gigabyte motherboard?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks - I plan on adding another 8GB stick once I can afford it.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm planning on adding a 760 (buying off a friend) and I have the same psu you do and a similar setup does the power supply handle well under full load?