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$1800 budget build

by jacobqz



Date Published

March 23, 2015

Date Built

Jan. 2, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

36.5° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

69.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.14 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

11.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C


I LOVE my rig. I owe a huge thanks to people who helped me pick some parts a while back, so for that I am grateful. Thanks a lot to the following users. I can't say it enough, thank you.

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/ACVoong/ http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/jacobs4525/ http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/pegotico/

This is my first, and hopefully not my last build, as building it was one of the most fun things I've done in a while! I use my machine to do what most would expect. Games. I am able to record with stable frames, and I have never had a game on max graphics to fail to push fps higher (Excluding Day-Z of course). My computer runs great, without any problems, and building it was a great experience and I learned a lot more about how a computer works, and why you need certain things like RAM. The only thing I don't like about my computer is how I don't always get to look at the GPU! The 970 is down right sexy!

I did have 2 problems with my computer, and that being I bought an extra fan, and just a small issue with my ram. I bought 3x 140mm fans, not realizing that i only needed two, and that I needed 160mm fans to fill the rest. (Just my lack of research, nothing wrong with the build itself!) Then, I had an issue which I can only assume was me not properly inserting the RAM, where on a test boot it would tell me that no ram was connected (when I put both sticks of RAM in,) but when I took one out, it worked fine. I tried both sticks to make sure that one wasn't faulty, and then I just kept taking out and inserting the RAM until it finally decided to work.

Part Reviews

Video Card

Can't get over this card, no issues with it 3 months in, would recommend this card to anyone and everyone who can afford it.

Comments Sorted by:

andrefoster 1 point 45 months ago

How is the Case as I'm thinking of getting the same one nice build! +1

jacobqz submitter 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

It's a nice case, but I think if I had to redo my build, the case would be the one thing i'd change. It doesn't have the best management for cables, as some drive bays are in the way and I had to remove some of them.

andrefoster 1 point 45 months ago

OK thank you very much

nysniper315 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

Nice build, this I identical to my build, except the case and storage

Corbindalllas 1 point 45 months ago

Great build

NinjamanJosh 1 Build -3 points 45 months ago

Dude, whoever helped you pick parts wasn't even thinking, because with $1800 you should have had WAY better hardware.

Bdog 2 points 45 months ago

What was the extra $500 spent on because in the price breakdown it's $1300

Arkwoman1990 1 Build 2 points 45 months ago

says 1209.33

jacobqz submitter 1 Build 2 points 45 months ago

Canadian currency! Forgot to mention!

NinjamanJosh 1 Build -4 points 45 months ago

Regardless, poor choices. sorry

graystang01 2 points 45 months ago

How so? That looks like a solid build for the price.

Zeoheart 1 point 45 months ago

That's a bold claim for someone that hasn't bothered saying why.

NinjamanJosh 1 Build -1 points 45 months ago

All I'm saying is that for $1400 (1800 canadian) you should be able to arrange your budget in a way that gets you better performance. mainly the CPU/cooler

Sythesism 7 Builds -1 points 45 months ago

He listed all 4 users that helped him.