Description

This is my first build, and I'm alright with harsh comments if you so desire to type them up. Just getting that out of the way. Now, onto the description.

Blue Angel. Where did it get the name? It got the name from the color scheme (Blue) and because it saved me from my P.O.S previous rig, an HP Pavilion P6230Y with a GTX 750 TI stuffed in. Build process wasn't horrific in any way. It was quick and easy. Then I got crazy about the cable management and it took two days to complete. I think it turned out well, and the cable management was worth it.

Now your all probably wondering why I didn't just keep the computer I had and built one when I got a new GPU? The reason I didn't do that was because I wanted a rig that was future-proof and the CPU in my old rig was actually bottlenecking the 750 TI. It may sound crazy, but its true. I'm getting on average about 30 more FPS on games like TF2 and ****. I couldn't believe it was bottlenecking a little GPU like the 750 TI myself, but it did.

Also, I found I was a dumbass buying the XLR8 SSD, because it most likely will crash in a few months. I don't care anyway, because so long as PNY fufills the warranty policy then I'll just sell it and buy an 850-EVO. Foolproof so long as PNY aren't lying backstabbers. Also, sometime later this year I plan on getting a Gigabyte GTX 960 with 4GB to ensure I'll almost never have to upgrade again. Heck, maybe I can do multi-monitor in the future instead of this Dell monitor, which I do love, but I need something better. Anyway, that's the end of it, so comment what you think, critique, and... Yeah that's about it. So do that and enjoy your day.

Part Reviews

CPU

Beautifully efficient processor. The only reason I don't give it five stars is due to no overclocking potential.

Motherboard

Great board, just cant hit the reset button or else apparently it locks up. I don't want to try

Storage

Works well, speeding fast, but from what I've read it will crash in 3-8 months. Also it's oddly laggy and freezes upon first few downloads. Unknown if this is common or not.

Case

Great case, great value, plenty of ventilation, and everything else you could ask for on a budget case. Nothing can beat it.

Case Fan

Great airflow with little noise. Looks great too

Comments

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks amazing, great cost/performance, i have a similar build.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! What's the name of your build?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

he didn't submit it since you don't see 1build next to his name (assuming you wanted to check it out)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh. Thanks for explaining that

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

lol sorry, i just made this account and i am a bit lazy to post it up on here. But it will soon be on here :) I should have it on my list of builds tho

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

You can install on a USB. Put the disk into a laptop with the USB and copy the content from the disk to the USB.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I used a copy of 8.1 Pro from a flash drive. Now my experience my differ from yours, since I have an ASRock mobo. I plugged it in and chose to boot 8.1 from the storage device. Hope that helps

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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say No.2 http://pcpartpicker.com/user/GamingSosa/saved/7KQxFT looks the best, but I'd up to an 80+ Bronze 500W power supply. Hope this helps!

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm not sure why harsh comments would be necessary, this looks fantastic. My only suggestion would be to throw in a large capacity traditional hard drive (because that SSD is going to fill up pretty quick.

Also, I'm considering using the 750ti in a build for a friend. So I'm wondering what games you play with this, as well as the settings and framerates you're getting.

gg +1

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh, forgot to mention I'm using DeepFreeze, so my SSD should be wiped regularly

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Harsh comments because I prefer to be criticized and improve in the future. I play mainly old source games and tend to get over 140 fps on max at 1080p. On BattleField 4, it gets only about 20fps on high, not ultra. I'd go for a 960 if you intend to play triple A titles. This card isn't too beefy, but it gets the job done. Also I do intend on getting a 1TB Seagate Barracuda soon.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

If you ever play Reign of Kings with this build could you reply how well it runs? I am considering building a PC with similar specs just to play this game. Thanks!

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm sorry I don't have that game. Maybe look up some gameplays?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic build bro! My only complaints would be the SSD and GPU, but you addressed both of those in the description. Therefore, I'd day this is perfect! +1 from me

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad but that non overclock-able cpu in a z87 hurts me on the inside )': jk jk serioulsy good build and if your looking at gtx 960s newegg actually has refurbishe gtx 780 and r9 290 super cheap right now in that same price range +1 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133575 if u want a peek

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the link! I may just buy that in the future. Also, I am saddened by it too, but when I go up to Michigan again to see family I can probably get a 4690k from Micro Center for $199! I love that place, so much better than Fry's, which is really the only thing we have down here

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Overall it looks nice. Fairly clean cabling, generally good parts, nothing sticks out like a sore thumb. I would say the cost weighting of the build is shoddy, but there's nothing you can do about that if you received some parts as gifts. Then again if you didn't state the purpose of the build (assumed gaming) then it's impossible to determine quality.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh **** I did forget to mention purpose! Thanks for reminding me, it's meant for gaming and maybe in the future rendering

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

You know you named it after a pron star

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Just makes it better xD

Edit: What pron would name themselves that? Is it like a person with that blue skin disorder or something?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know why I just know she exists

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

How Is The 4590?, i think to buy it, Recomended?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommended it to those who want a high end CPU that don't want to overclock

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx :3

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey nice build bro. What are your graphic card temps at load and idle.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Idle about 30C and load about 50C

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the GPU?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Good, but cant overclock it too bad or it crashes. Anything over 1.32 GHz crashes it often during gameplay. I play games like Team Fortress 2, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Garry's Mod, and World of Tanks. For some reason, Garry's mod REALLY hates overclocked GPUs, I actually have to tune the clock down to 1.25 to not get crashes. The card is good though for what it is

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Where'd you order it

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Where'd you order it?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Idk I actually didnt order it. My father bought it for me for christmas, and he wont let me get a new one for at least a year

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I would throw in a GTX 980 or 970 but the 960 is still good for the cost

  • 52 months ago
  • 0 points

I don't really like where you invested the money, and i think you could have had a better performing pc for a slithly higher price if you would have gone with micro atx, for instance. But in overall, it is nice. I'd recommend investing in a new gpu asap, maybe a 960, or an amd card?

also, I don't like the mobo cuz I think it's ugly. Sue me.

  • 52 months ago
  • 4 points
  1. I couldn't get a different card. My father just bought me that card for Christmas and he doesn't want to get rid of it so quickly

  2. XD

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I wanted to do that but my father was against it because I can't overclock it, so it would be pointless.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm probably going to get a hard drive in the future