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Has worked perfectly. Runs every game I own on ultra. The front USB 3.0s don't work, but I will probably buy a USB hub to fix that.

Construction was pretty straightforward. I'm not planning on upgrading anytime soon so I built it to be as close on all the specs as I could.

I have one SATA power cable left open just enough power to keep my max power under. At first I thought I would use it for another hard drive, but sadly the motherboard only has 2 SATA 6gb/s and both are being used. (I'm not even going to bother with using the 3 gb/s connectors) I am looking for an idea on what to use my last power slot for.

Another thing I should point out is that I needed to us 2 of my Molex auxiliary powers to power my Graphics card. is there anyway around this? seems kind of like a waste to me. But because of this I have no spare aux power :/

Memory runs great. The Ripjaw series is living up to what everyone says about it! Loving how simple that was.

Also should note that the WiFi card is for movement reasons, I normally have it hardwired!

Also, I hooked up a second screen because I had it laying around :)

Let me know what you think!

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

The only way around not having to use the molex adapters for your graphics card is to get a beefier power supply. If you're planning on adding in another HDD, a stronger graphics card, or overclocking, you're going to need more than 430 watts. I'd say go at least 600 watts, and make sure the PSU is rated at least as "80+ Bronze".

Corsair is a good name in PSUs to go with, as is EVGA and Seasonic. Please don't buy a sketchy Raidmax PSU, they catch fire.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. Although you dont really need a sound card.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Why do you think that? Just curious. This is my first build. My graphics card doesn't have any audio output, so I thought I might need the audio card? Right now I'm running audio through the computer screen headphone jack (hdmi). any idea of a better way I could have done it?

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

use the onboard audio from your motherboard lol

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

is that the stock heatsync your using on your cpu?? If so how does it perform as i am building a pc and need to know weather i need to buy a cpu cooler.