Description

This is my first build, and I hope for it to do me well in the next 4-5 years while im attending the nearby university. Im looking to be doing Photo/Video editing and some light gaming (CSGO & LoL). I feel the parts I got were great for what Im expecting to do with this build.

I was able to get the Motherboard and Processor @ Microcenter for a great deal. Also I found the Kingston HyperX SSD on craigslist for $70. Great DEALS!

I plan to overclock, but I need to learn more and hopefully with the H60 I can get good temps

Comments

  • 76 months ago
  • 4 points

Your cable management is fantastic. It would be impressive for a veteran build, but considering this is your first build, it is even more so. Nicely done. +1

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

The only kicker, and say ONLY, is when changes need to take place.

For example, I built a computer a few months back and wrap the cables pretty similar (but not as good!!). Then, a few weeks backed, swapped out my DVD drive for a Blu-ray drive and changed a fan and good grief, it..took...forever. Cutting, unwrapping, then retieing. Yuck!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I know what you mean. You can get reusable wire ties you know. They have several different varieties. I am probably a bit strange but I find the cable management relaxing.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh cool. Never seen the reusable ones. Those would be handy. I just used the basic ties and then trimmed off the excess. When, when I make changes, it takes time :)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

This is such a nice build. Cable management is super clean. Part selection is damn near perfect. Bravo sir!

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

What temps are you cpu running? what temps are you getting on your northbridge?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

As the two previous comments say, very nice cable management!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't know until after I purchased it, but that motherboard is not designed for overclocking. You can probably get it to 4.0GHz, but I do not recommend going past that frequency. For when you try your hand at overclocking.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Can and should are two different things. Can you hit 4.8 with this board, sure. Should you go past 4.0-4.2(200MHz seems arbitrary), I would suggest against it. I say he shouldn't go past 4.0GHz because the added voltage adds a heavier load to the motherboard's power phases and it generates more heat. This board has a 4+1 power phase I believe, which is not ideal for overclocking. Though,some CPUs require a lower voltage to hit higher frequencies, so in some instances you can reach a slightly higher overclock safely on a board such as this.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I repeat what everyone else Is saying, your cable management Is excellent! :) +1

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I would move the rad to the front of the case

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Gosh I think I am going to re-do my cable management after seeing this!!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a really nice budget build, although I would have chosen a samsung drive over the kingston hyperx.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice setup & cable management. I just have one question to ask. I'm running the same MB and Ram, but I'm unable to get it to show any display. I'm thinking I just might have to upgrade my cpu again, but to a 4-6 core.

So, my question is, did you run into any problems with those parts?

If anyone could help me out that would be great.

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