Description

My first build

I just wanted a powerful pc that will last me at least 5 years until i build a new one again.

I'm pretty much a noob when it comes to pc builds i had to do some research and find what like and what i need in a pc. I started looking for what my budget can handle and waited til i get lucky on the prices.

Lucky i got this Mobo for 150, 299 for this CPU and 449ish for the GPU

i dunno if i saved on those prices but yeah it felt like i did (compared to retail prices)... i guess.

for a while i was stuck on what case to buy... i was stuck in between the antec 1100 and the corsair 500r. both similar prices but i went with the 500r since it came with fans already.

right now i added 2 fans as an exhaust and will add another as an intake near the PSU. i feel like temp will get worst during the summer and i have to prepare for the worst. i went with air cooling because like i said i'm new to pc building and having liquid/water on my pc scares me a bit (leaking)

Purpose: Video editing/Photoshop/Video Streaming (hopefully)/ playing games/overclocking (i'm a newb though)//HD HD HD masturbating... wat.

[edit] added pictures of bottom fan/back cable management

Comments

  • 85 months ago
  • 4 points

Hey sumoera you do know that the only slot wired 16x on that board is the very top slot right? So you are not getting the full potential of your GPU if you have it in any other slot. Just FYI.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

sorry i'm pretty new to this, but yeah the first few pictures are my first attempt. the last one picture i have it on the top slot is my current :D

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good. :D Great build and I hope you enjoy this beast of a machine!!

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks... Deadspace3 is gonna look so good :D

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

If you like FPS types check out Planetside 2 its quite amazing and your system will ROCK it!!

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't forgot to mention it's F2P!

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

What a phenomenal game! Sadly I currently play it at about 20 Fps on my laptop due to my main rig being out of commission at the moment.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I just want to say about the fans, make sure you have more intakes than exhausts, This will put positive pressure in the case and any extra holes in the case will act as exhausts. This means you wont be sucking dust into the case via those extra holes. Other than that, this is a very nice build, you have done well :)

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks! i have two frontal intake, one side and i'm installing another one at the bottom near the PSU. summer preparations is a must it gets pretty warm here.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Other than the wasted money on the motherboard, looks like a really solid build. The fan controller looks pretty cool on the front as well. :p

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

whats wrong with the motherboard? i got it for 150ish.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

at its normal price of $200+ its a total waste of money because other boards have similar quality and give similar specs or even better for way less. If you can get this board for $150 or cheaper its a great deal.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

recommendations for mobo of better or similar specs under 200?

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

so I don't get eaten alive by the interweb trolls I wont give any specifics but by just briefly looking them over nearly all $150 ranged MB's offer similarities. Depending on your needs of course. The only thing that the sabertooth board offers that others don't is that shroud which is debatable if it provides any real significant advantages.

If you really want a specific recommendation let me know I'll do my best :P

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for your insight! i suppose i bought this board out of the hype of the price. it's doing it's job so far and i don't have any problems with it. it's just seeing people say i've wasted money made me feel cheated even though i got it for 150. oh well at least i have the 5 year warranty on it something to look forward too i suppose.:D

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Get more Ram with a giant budget like that you could easily afford 16 GB

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

didn't know rhoads was into PC lol [R.I.P.] but yep, taking it slow for now gotta save up a little first. Christmas is coming up and my pockets are running dry :(

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have gone for a cheaper case to get more ram

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

i like my case. as for ram eventually i'll get more down the road, no problem at all

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree that you shouldn't change your case if you've already assembled and right now 8 GB is just fine. Mostly just a convenience to have 16 so you don't need to get more later on.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

GREAT CABLEING

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks... i wana learn how to sleeve cables. the multicolored cables are annoying

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

The only downsides I see in your build is that you spent too much for a motherboard for your needs. You could have gone with a MSI Mpower for cheaper. I would have combined the hard drives into a 256GB + SSD unless you really use 2TB worth of stuff ( I personally don't, thats just me). For $80 CPU cooler you could have gone with a closed water cooler from corsair and could have probably pushed the CPU to 4.6 GHz. Finally, the graphics card. GTX 680 is a beast no doubt in that. It looks like you are running a 680 with no overclock. You should have gone with a MSI Lightning 7970 or 680 for the same price (not at the time of this post because of price hikes for Christmas). I would have taken a 7970 lightning because you will see a greater performance boost than a 680 due to the new AMD drivers being better than Nvidias. I can overclock a 7950 to 1.1Ghz and destroy a stock 680 lightning. I have 2 of them in CF just saying. But your build is still rock solid!

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks... i got the motherboard for 150ish i was told it was a fair price. As of the hard drive even with 256Gb i don't think it would last me more than 5 years, i take lots of HD pictures and videos editing and what not. for my cpu cooler i have it actually 4.5ghz with mid 60c average (again i stated in the description that im new to all and water cooling made me kind of uneasy when reading about leaks etc..) i dunno too much about gpu but i'm assuming that there will always be one higher than the other in a few months or so at that time of purchase i got it for around 440... i believe it was worth it at that time. as of overclocking the gpu i do play around with it a bit but i'm still new to overclocking. i don't play games as much as i want to, every now and then i suppose if mi lady allows me too (if you know what i mean lol). thanks for the insight though i'm learning more about products and other peoples opinion on pc builds :)

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

cool, thanks for the reply enjoy your build :)

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

What kind of monitor(s) are you going to have?

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

currently i have the 24" viewsonic... i plan of buying another but i'm currently saving up to sli the gpu. i hooked it up to my 55" panasonic before but it hurts my eyes lol

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

Thats awesome. Ya, I always wonder what people hook up to their 300$ gpu

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

Do u plan on painting the outsides of the noctua's fan? bc they stick out like a sore thumb :I

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I dunno at this point in time. I suppose i can and you have point. I just wish noctua fans come in different colors. Maybe in the near future.

  • 85 months ago
  • -3 points

If I were you I'd take bigger SSD and a 1000W power supply, so you can upgrade with a second GPU in some time in future.

...wat

  • 85 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm not really sure about either of those suggestions. SLI Superclock 680's wouldn't need more then 850W and with a 128GB SSD with 2TB storage he can fit quite abit of games and OS on the 128GB and wouldn't be wanting for much.

This GTX 680: Total Power Draw : 195 Watts With Manufacturer suggesting 550 W minimum. A GTX 670: Total Power Draw : 170 Watts with Manufacturer suggesting a 500W minimum. so its very likely that the HX750 could very well run SLI with this card, thought it'd be pushing it if you started overclocking everything but at stock clocks would probably be fine.

  • 85 months ago
  • -1 points

No worries, you'll probably pop some additional stuff into it in time so having about 200W of space is never a bad idea. 128GB is too small in my personal opinion, but the choice is yours. :-)

  • 85 months ago
  • 4 points

What possibly could be added to this computer that would reasonably use a 1000W PSU? Even if a custom waterloop was added and this system was SLI'ed it wouldn't even come close to using 850W let alone 1000W. Of course having a cushion on the PSU is never a bad idea but there is a difference between having a cushion for upgrades and just flat out wasting money for no logical reason. I can understand someone just wanting to throw everything on a SSD but then there would be no logical reason in having a HDD if you can just fit everything you want onto an SSD. All I do with my system is play games and a lot of them. I use my 128GB SSD to store Planetside 2, Guild Wars 2, League of Legends, Diablo 3, Hawken and Mechwarrior online. The other games I don't play as frequently go onto my HDD, I don't know of to many people who play more then 3-4 games on a regular basis. With that in mind I'd personally drop the HDD and just get one big SSD. The parts selection on any system is a personal choice. I just don't see it as a reasonable suggestion to get anything bigger then 128GB within certain budgets though this budget could have been worked around for it.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have went with the 7970 GHz instead of the 680 to save a little money, but that's just splitting hairs. It's a beast of a rig.

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