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I'm using this computer as a replacement for my two year old laptop which I used for everyday use and gaming, etc. Not entirely satisfied with the some parts I chose since this is my first build. I wished I picked a better case and atx moBo, but had a budget of $664. I did my best on the cable management and I think I didn't do that terrible. I do plan on upgrading the cpu later to an i5, an aftermarket cooler, an extra case fan, and ssd. I'm also using my 19" 720p dynex tv with a keyboard and mouse from my old tower. Overall everything runs great! Even windows 8 which I was skeptical on, but I downloaded a startup button for the desktop app which works just like the previous windows. Have a $28 rebate coming in soon and the build would've cost $481 overall not including OS and $53 tax.

Leave me tips on what I can improve on or what I did wrong! =)

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Comments

  • 86 months ago
  • 3 points

would have gone dual channel (2X4) RAM. Nice cable management for the case!

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya I was dumb thinking I might get another 8gb later in the year and I prolly won't since there's no use for it for me. I guess I'm stuck with a slow single channel, and thank you!

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude... This is pretty good

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

$5 extra would have gotten you a semi-modular version of the Corsair CX430, just saying.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build with great cable management, hopefully I can get my cables to look this good. Personally I am not a huge fan of led fans but if they are to your taste fo for it.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

what did you not like about the mobo?

  • 84 months ago
  • 0 points

Definitely get rid of the Pentium ASAP. That piece of crap will do nothing but slow the rest of your stuff down. I would also suggest upgrading your power supply if you plan on upgrading video card and RAM. 600 would be more than enough.

  • 86 months ago
  • -2 points

you should at least get an i3, that cpu will hold your graphics card down

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

He did say he had a budget of $664 and by the name of the build I'm guessing it came out to be $662 which was at the budget point. And that upgrade to an i5 later will fix that problem.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Pentium dual cores had excellent reviews for a budget cpu. G860 runs great with everything I throw at it and there's no point going for an i3 when I plan on upgrading it soon to an i5. Thanks for your input!