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Hi...well, how should I start this off?

I built this machine for gaming and other stuff like web browsing. Most of the parts like the g1610 and the 5450 are place holders until I can afford better parts. It works absolutely fine, except for a few hitches when building it. I got the last part (the psu) on Thursday of last week. I went to build it, didn't finish it so I held it off until Friday. Turns out the motherboard that I orignally purchased (the ASrock extreme 3 z77) was DOA. So me and my dad went out to Frys and bought a new motherboard. Put everything in that and turns out the memory (Pareema 8GB 1333mhz) was dead too. So went out and bought that at Frys too. Put the new memory in and woosh! I have a new computer. I was originally going to install Windows 7 on it and use my key from my laptop, but the installation never worked. Look around at Linux stuff and install xubuntu. It's a big difference from Windows but so far I like it.

I'm using my 22" TV as my monitor, which turned out to be epic. Despite the space-lessness on the sides of website, it's awesome for youtube videos and the like. I'm gonna be replacing the 5450 for a 7770 or a 7790, and the g1610 for a 3570k or a new haswell processor.

I didn't install the Hyper 212+ since I was scared, but I'll be sure to install that soon. Unfortunately none of the standoffs lined up with the motherboard (atleast I think, doesn't really matter anyways) so I decided I'm going to leave the case doors open and keep it on its side. I did no cable management at all, but I still have no problem with temperatures yet. I tied some of the cables up with zip ties to sort of help with the cables, but they still look the same.

I'll probably use all the old parts in a build for my parents when I'm fully upgraded. The 5450 runs youtube videos great, and the only game I've tried yet is PokeMMO and Killing floor which both run pretty good. (MC keeps giving me a black screen.)

Otherwise I'm extremely happy with the build. The SSD is super fast, and the PC booted up in ~25 seconds compared to my laptop's boot time of ~2 minutes.

(Sorry for the poopy photos, taken with my camera's phone.)

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  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

i say go for the i5-3570 (non-K) and HD7790 or GTX 650 Ti Boost for your future upgrades. Haswell isn't compatible with LGA 1155, so you would need a new platform entirely if you wanted it.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Smart guy me doesn't remember that Haswell is gonna be on 1150. And yeah, I'll be getting either the 7790 or the 650 Ti boost. Wanna see some benchmarks comparing the two before I buy it. (It'll be a while, so no worries really.)

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Here are some benchmarks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho0TnSZ2HW8 :D

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

your decision really comes down to preference, which is why i typically recommend both brands at their equivalent performance tiers. nonetheless, i hope that no matter what you get, you'll be happy with it.

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm already very happy with my pc and hope to improve it as time goes on. Thank you all for the help. :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

That seems like overkill for the processor...

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend first getting a i3/i5, then a hd 7850/650 ti boost edition when its released.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

And theres no point in installing the 212 on the celeron. Might want to upgrade the ssd soon though.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

You know what a OCZ Vertex 2 is

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Last thing, get a non unlocked cpu, the 3570k wont benefit from the h77.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, dunno what I was thinking when I wrote that, lol.

I'll be getting a 1TB hard drive to go along with the SSD.

I'm not sure if I'll be getting the 7790 or the 7850, but it won't really matter anyways right now since I have to save up for them.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

If you get enough, I would get a 650 ti boost edition. They are going to be around $160, and they perform right under a 7850, and 10% than a 7790.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, I'll keep an eye out for them. Thanks for the tip. :)

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

the new 650ti boost is already out and from the benchmarks ive seen the 7790 and the 650 ti are neck and neck

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Next upgrade should be an i5 and if you can save enough for it a 7870 xt.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the first upgrade'll be a new GPU since the g1610 works fine for me, but a cpu upgrade'll be after that. :)

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah definitely but I would get the i5 as soon as you can after the GPU because it will really bottleneck the GPU