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This is my first build, I will use this for gaming and rarely homework. (Ignore the rookie cable management)

The thing that frustrated me the most during this build was the standoffs and the case (Also the heatsink but I guess thats because I'm a first builder). The case was semi easy to deal with as the optical drive bay was difficult to open up and cut me once or twice on my left index finger, but the tool-less drive bays were very easy to use. The standoffs were too short, and I had to bend my mobo (microATX) slightly, but even then they wouldn't go in, so I had to use some screws which work fine. Once you get through the rain and to the rainbow, however, this case is AWESOME. The red LED's light it up to give it a devilish look (Hence the name). The 5 pre-installed fans keep the case FREEZING, specifically the 120mm fans, not to mention they're pretty quiet! The mobo was fine, the one thing that could improve however is the CPU socket, as it did not protect it and could be misleading to new builders, as I thought it was a protector and nearly ripped it off before realizing it had brass pin holes. RAM was an easy install, I plan to get another 8GB stick. The GPU was mighty fine itself, too. The extra DVI to VGA converter was a pleasant surprise as I forgot to order one myself for my legacy monitor. My favorite thing about this build is the eye candy and fans, though the case is pretty frustrating, it is worth it.

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

I forgot to mention that I picked the 7790 as it is one of the most cost efficient gpu's on the market if not the best.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

And also I'm getting Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

are you just using stock fans to cool it

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, I am.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the CPUs tempratures?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Generally I stay in the 30-40C range for idle, at most the load I get is 60-65.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

when i went to view full list price breakdown it said AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor and Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard are not compatible.Do they not go together

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

They do go together, but the mobo bottle necks the CPU's Gigahertz by approximately .6 Gigahertz.

I guess the filtering list tightened up. Still top notch performance, regardless.