Description

This was my first ever build, thanks in part to the PC building community for the many resources! I completed it around a month ago, just before I went back to university. It was intended to be used for gaming, programming, and light editing.

I managed to get the CPU for a really cheap price because of a price beat policy here in Canada, but everything else is roughly the same price as in the US. I'll be trying to overclock soon and hoping for at least 4.0 GHz.

I kind of regret getting the EVGA PSU because of the hassles I had with doing an RMA once I realized it wasn't compatible with Gigabyte motherboards, but their new version (which was shipped to me for free in 2 days) has had no problems so far.

The keyboard is also my first mechanical (Cherry MX Blue) and I'm loving how tactile it is. I just wish the font on it wasn't so obnoxious, but I can't complain too much since I managed to get it for only $60 new. Also quite liking the new mouse and will be getting a mousepad ASAP.

I'd love any cable management tips or just general feedback as well!

Comments

  • 75 months ago
  • 5 points

I'd flip your PSU over, otherwise nice build!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Why's that?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

It is taking air away from the gpu.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I was watching a video from Linus Tech Tips before and he said to install it that way though.. could you please explain in greater detail why I should flip it then? :S

  • 75 months ago
  • -1 points

right now the video card and psu are pulling air towards each other, meaning they are creating opposing airflow between them, which isn't ideal. you have a reference card rather than an acx card, so it's less of an issue because of the location of the fan, but ideally, flipping it will allow both to get unimpeded air. that's assuming that the case will have a good amount of clearance from the floor (i.e., if you have carpet flooring, you should put a piece of wood under the case to allow the psu to pull air from the bottom easily)

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  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

And it could be taking in hot air that your GPU is pushing out (depends on your style of GPU cooler)

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Linus had recommended to install the PSU fan up here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roFb3TNePIg so I'm not sure which orientation is actually ideal

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

If your pc sits on carpet, fan facing up. If on a surface like yours, it is best to have it facing down so it wont steal air from the gpu.

  • 75 months ago
  • -2 points

Yea, that was the only thing i was going to point out. Other than that, i agree with you. Good build.

  • 75 months ago
  • 5 points

gotta have snacks near by while gaming!! nice build!!

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  • 75 months ago
  • 5 points

Get a mousepad, I would recommend a Steelseries QCK. No point of getting a nice mouse if you're just using a desk.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I was thinking of getting one soon, thanks for the recommendation. I'll definitely look into that one

  • 75 months ago
  • 4 points

nice view bro

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, I was really lucky to get a room facing my residence's courtyard on the first floor :D

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

i like it hows the 760 treating ya

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

It's great so far! I can play any game on high settings and not have to deal with really high temperatures and loud noise. A huge upgrade from my laptop for playing games, haha

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

you live in canada? where did you get youre parts ncix? thats where i get mine

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I got my entire order from Memory Express since they offer flat rate shipping and price beat the lowest price from any Canadian retailer by 25%.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

ive neaver bought anything from memory express i have a ncix localy so i price match and pick up

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like you live near a nice place judging by that window glimpse. College campus?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, one of the residence buildings at my university :) I still can't believe I get such a nice courtyard view!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Smart getting LP RAM with that cooler. My Vengeance has less than 1 mm clearance from my 212 EVO, that's how squishy it is.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh wow, at least it fit! I had actually planned on going with the regular Vengeance earlier but decided to get the LP because of my friend's advice :P

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems super badass :P

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Lovely build! Hows that case btw? +1

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

It's great! Really good case for air cooling, but maybe not as much for water cooling. I absolutely love the handle for easy transport of my PC when I go to LANs or back home for holidays.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, i know about the watercooling :( but then again i could always buy an h80i

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

in which resolution you are gaming? if 720p tell me the benchmarks and fps in new gen games please also did u do any overclocking?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I have a question for you about that power supply.(I now I'm a little bit late). I was just wondering: Can you please measure how long it is excluding the handle? I'm thinking about buying this for my build, but it has to be less than 170mm deep. Thank you, and what a great build!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

How did the cable management in this case come out, because I currently am looking for a new case with easier and better cable management, and a different look from my 922 haf case. I wanted to ask about tis case from someone that has it and see if this is the one for me. please any feedback and or suggestions

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the keyboard ?