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First build since my very first (so second) around 9 years ago and I'm back on a Windows based PC.

Everything went smoothly, everything fitted nicely.

I'd like to get a blu ray drive in there, maybe an M2 Sata drive for the OS when they are affordable and spend some time on cable management but other than that this should last me a good while.

Edit: In response to the downvotes, the choices I made were with the long term in mind. The CPU was the cheapest i5 and in time I will be upgrading to an i7 4770k.

It makes sense to spend good money on a motherboard as that is the base of the machine and allows me to focus on upgrading the other parts in future.

As someone below mentioned, the watercooling is the best option in a mini ATX case with limited airflow. Plus the highest temperature I've seen on the CPU after some heavy gaming is around 45c.

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  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

why the locked CPU with a liquid cooler.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

i could understand the non k chip if this was an atx build. thinking long term with a k chip and sli down the road. but here that aint gonna happen so seams a waste. i would have gone for a cheaper board and then gone 4570/760 route.

as for the cooler i seriously dont get the problem. in fact i think its a very good idea given that intel coolers are utter junk (my 4570 runs at 75-80 under stress load in an ATX mid case!) and in such a confined case the air cooler aint going to cut it or fit.

on the hole its a decent build and not worthy of its downvotes, the chip was a mistake but you can always upgrade to the k if you wish +1

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Some bad choices here, I mean you can upgrade to a non K but that's a waste of money now. Could have gone with much cheaper motherboard and picked up a nicer GPU for gaming.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

nice job :-)

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  • 70 months ago
  • 6 points

Who's to say they don't need a 240GB SSD? Everyone likes to put games on there so they will load faster.

  • 70 months ago
  • 4 points

Exactly, plus the prices are low enough that you might as well.

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

Also performance scales in the size of the SSD as well

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