Description

This is my first build and wanted something to handle most anything I can throw at it while also leaving plenty of room for expansion and/or change. It's a little over the top but it will be sometime before I can do another complete build of this magnitude (price I should say).

The peripherals are only for me setting this up. It is definitely not what I will be using. The picture with other PC is just for size comparison against the Gateway Mid-tower I currently own.

Added five pictures of the cable management I just finished. It took some time, thought, and a lot of cable ties for the amount of cables I have, but I'm much more pleased with it.

So far no problems with any compatibility.

Comments

  • 78 months ago
  • 6 points

Why a 680 instead of a 770... or a 670...you're paying 100$ extra for just the mere 5% perormance increase...which makes no difference in gaming. Just to throw that out.

  • 78 months ago
  • 7 points

He probably built this before the 770 came out, or maybe it wasn't available =p

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, good point. It's still a great build.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

I love how this is the only website where things like this end civilly.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I was just about to say this.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Mostly cosmetic on the asus 680 plus the 4 GB VRAM. I'm just a NOOB at this.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the compliments and input though. Much appreciated.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Really solid build! We have nearly the same parts minus the beefier GPU. +1 from me.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have enough time to put into it like I want but gotta work to pay for the toys. I am enjoying the heck out of it so far though

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

It's much more satisfying when we work for our things! Game on dude! :)

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes it is. Glad I did and hope it's not my last.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a sexy beast.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

Uhh, you did plug in your 680 right? Because in the pic it's unplugged.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes sir. That's just when I took a breather to take a pic.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, sorry for asking a stupid question. You didn't have a pic of the completed build (everything plugged in) and that was the closest thing I saw. I figured you did, but... idk I just wanted to verify I guess.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't take one of everything. I'm still not satisfied with cable routing and such. You know, the novice trying to look like an expert.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

lol yeah. The HAF 932 doesn't have fantastic cable management though. For that price point I feel like you should have went with the HAF X.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too after researching a little more.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I did add some pics to the build. I'm quite satisfied with cable management and have sealed it up. Time to start using it now.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

And definitely not a stupid question based on the pics I uploaded. I mean it took me an hour before I figured out how to set up and partition the 2nd HDD since I only had the SSD installed on initial setup.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

The Gateway is a great computer for multimedia. I put an XFX Radeon 4890 1GB GPU that I got from a friend to start playing Skyrim on PC. It's what got me wanting to actually start learning some about PC's and putting them together.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

$650-700 3 years ago at Best Buy. Still a great computer. We've just cluttered it too much between photos, documents, and normal use.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I just use a Vizio Razer LED 23" 1920x1080 TV @ 60 Hz and 5ms