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I was tired of having to always use my laptop and it started giving me problems so I decided it was time to build my first computer. This is mainly a gaming PC, but being an Engineer I will probably be using it for some AutoCad work as well. I plan to add another 8 GB stick of RAM to help with running AutoCad. So far it has excelled at every thing I have thrown at it. I've been playing Far Cry 4 a lot recently and it doesn't even break a sweat on Ultra settings @ 1080p. I have an old Dell monitor that I'm going to setup as a second screen as soon as I get my DVI to VGA adapter.

It was definitely fun to build this machine. I am already looking forward to upgrading this machine in the future and building my next PC.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the Windforce 970, that thing's a beast! Love the overall build, I think 16gb will definitely help with CAD software.

  • 63 months ago
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Yes, it is a beast. The only negative I have about it is that the fans never shutoff even when it's idle.

  • 63 months ago
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Yea. Thankfully they aren't that loud (at least mine isn't)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not that loud, but it's just a constant droning noise. I don't know notice it when gaming or if I have music playing, but when the room is quiet I find it a little annoying.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

That works great for the case and cpu fans, but it doesn't control the ones on the graphics card.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the cpu cooler bump up against the side panel? I ended up getting a T4 and don't like how the fans face downward.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope. It's a perfect fit.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

really makes me regret not getting it now :*(

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Nicely done on your build and I know the feeling, deeply, about the laptop situation. Once you have 16GB of RAM, it will handle AutoCad like a champ. Again, good job on your build! +1

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I'm quite happy with how it turned out.