Description

So, this PC took me about 5 Months to get all the parts. I'll be explaining the reason I got some of the parts, but only the main parts, I don't plan on explaining why I bought some of the less important stuff.

CPU: Runs well, I haven't noticed any problems, I plan on overclocking it at some point. I originally was going to go with an AMD FX-6300 but I found a deal with the Motherboard and got the RAM for free with it which put the price of going with Intel at around the same price as with AMD so I went with the i5.

Motherboard: Stable, again, haven't noticed any problems, although I am happy that MSI ships their Motherboards with updated BIOS' so when I found this out I decided on the 4690k and not the 4670k which is a tad older.

RAM: Fast, not much to say, got it for free as a Newegg deal with the Motherboard. No problems so far.

HDD/SSD: Hard drive has plenty of space, gets the job done, is able to store everything I have. SSD was about $60, unlisted on here, but it's good, boots up in about 10-15 seconds. 120 GB, mainly just the Boot drive.

GPU: Great card, I was originally going to go with a GTX 970, kind of glad I didn't in light of the whole memory thing that's going on with the 970. But the 280 is more than enough currently, it runs about every game on Ultra at 1080p 60Fps, The only games I've seen really push it are BF4, Planetside 2, and H1Z1. (I got H1Z1 early access)

Case: It's okay, better for slightly smaller builds, I had gotten some bigger parts I originally hadn't planned on getting so this made cable management a little iffy, I'll probably move to a bigger case but for now it's fine and doesn't really affect too much.

PSU: I trust Corsair PSU's a bit more than other brands. I was originally going to go with a 500W psu but since I changed from a 970 to a 280, I went to a 600W for some extra breathing room.

Side note: Sorry if the cable management is bad. as shown in the title it's my first build. I think it's okay but as stated with the case, I had some trouble because the case ended up having a smaller amount of room after I added some bigger parts. :)

Also, the pics are from my phone, sorry if they look low-res!

Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the gamecube in one of the photos.....

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, thanks. I remember getting that Gamecube for Christmas when I was 6 or 7. Every once in a while I get it out and play some Super Smash Bros. Melee. :D

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

i still have mine plugged in! ~^ i have my old psone original xbox, n64, gamecube, sega megadrive and an old pentium 4 system all plugged in still.... ~^

i use them all regularly... x'D

btw, melee>brawl. B)

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Does the Hyper 212 fit fine?

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

It fits, but barely. If you plan on getting the Hyper 212 Evo I would say get the SPEC-02 or SPEC-03 instead of the SPEC-01 since the others are a bit bigger.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

What brand is the SSD and where did you get it?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Silicon Power S70 SSD. I got it off of amazon for $60. It's a lesser known brand but I've had nothing go wrong with the SSD so far.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you run any benchmarks on it?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

He is my best friend so I've seen this beauty in person. No he hasn't run any benchmarks on it. I is a boot drive. I know when I was at his house BF4 was taking a ridiculously long time to load so he was going to try and put BF4 on it. If he does I'm sure he'll do a benchmark and post it on Youtube ^

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you shut the case cover with the 212 installed? I have the exact same case and was planning to purchase the 212x as the amd stock cooler is noisy! Could you help?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, haven't been on much lately, anyways, Kind of. There will be a small bulge in the side panel that has a small area that isn't covered by the side panel, but I can still put the thumbscrews in with no problem.

  • 60 months ago
  • -3 points

i hate when people but intel and amd in there name it confuses me

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, how is it confusing. There's Intel and AMD. An i5 4690k and an R9 280. Not sure how that confuses someone.

  • 60 months ago
  • 0 points

i don't know its that when i see amd in the build name it has amd cpu with a nivida or amd GPU. i think computer build types should just be what cpu brand it has and the GPU doesn't matter. example: it has a intel cpu and a amd GPU i would just call it a intel build because intel doesn't make nivida's so im not going to call it a intel/nivida build so i don't understand why people but the amd and intel build when the cpu is a intel but the graphics is amd i just don't understand so im confused by it

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Because the person is using both brands in their build so nothing confusing about it

  • 60 months ago
  • -2 points

ok lets see if you use a amd cpu and nivida GTX are you going to name the build my amd and nivida build

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

If i did then yes i would, sorry that its confusing to you, maybe one day you will understand. But anyway what people choose to name their builds is their choice so if they put Amd/Nvidia or Intel/Amd as the title then that is their decision as they are using both brands.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really. The 280 is fine, and yes, the 3.5 GB thing is a problem. When games start using up 3.5+ gigs of the VRAM the card's performance slows down. Now, I dont play as many demanding games so it's not as much of a problem, and the 970's VRAM problem probably wouldn't affect me, but since I don't play a ton of games that are super demanding, getting a 970 wouldn't be worth paying extra either.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I already did "research." I was going to get a 970 until I went with a 280 because it was all I needed. Also, did you read my last comment at all? I basically mentioned why it wouldn't have affected me with this being the reason but instead that I went with a 280 because it got the job done for the types of games I play. So no, I don't need a 970 because even if it "stomps most cards price to performance"it won't matter to me because it's extra power I don't need and I'm paying more for. This also allowed me to open up my budget a little and get some games with the extra money.