I build this PC to be under $1000 in components and under $1300 total. I am very happy with the system and will be using it mostly for gaming, CAD, and video editing.
Great cable management for first build!
Thank you! It actually was not that hard and it's so satisfying to see the end product be neat and tidy.
awesome out of box build :) now the fun part.. btw, I really like your motherboard. MSI makes a great product imho.
Thanks! MSI does make good stuff and I chose the B75 for the quality parts at a dirt cheap price. Just updated pics check them out if you didn't catch them all.
Nice build. All good parts and superb cable management! You should be having fun with this for a while.
Very Smooth cable management, my first build was in a fractal design and I found the cable management to be a dream!
How is the 7870 XT treating you? I'm looking into getting one of those because of the reviews I've been seeing for them, and it's right inside my price range.
Nice... Love this case... Only one thing bother me - stock sink... but anyway - very nice!!
Heat sink does look bulky. Good thing I have a degree in mechanical engineering. Already dreaming up my own water cooled heat sink.
Its working fantastic. I scored a high of 8036 on 3DMark 11 performance 720p test and a 5524 on the new 3DMark test. My friend has a nearly identical system to mine but with the 7950 and he does have 5-10fps over me on the pure graphic intensive 3DMark tests but since the CPU is the same the gap closes on high physics stuff. He scored a 8600 and 6600. I don't have any of the same games as him yet so I can't give you real world gaming figures just yet.
I will say that it over clocks very nicely and I have yet to hit temps above 60C with a custom fan profile using MSI Afterburner. It has nice acoustics but not as quiet as a Gigabyte 3 fan card under load. However I can't hear it with headphones in and I use a relative low volume. The chances of you hearing it over your speakers is unlikely.
Hope that helps!
EDIT: 7870XT looks like its out of stock from Newegg. Do yourself a favor and find the extra 30 bucks for 7950, its worth it for the driver support and graphics horsepower.
I noticed that and saw that it was available elsewhere just the same. Thank you for the information. I'll probably stick to getting it, since I can't really justify the need for anything beyond it.
Not a bad choice. Just monitor the newest beta drivers from AMD and anything that Sapphire puts out. Some people have had issues but it looks like AMD/Sapphire are keeping on top of driver support.
Can't wait! I have never gamed on PC before. However I dont have the funds to buy games. Just going to have to wait till Tomb Raider and Bioshock are available so I can use my Never Settle Reloaded code.
dude seriously, you can find many free to play games that are really good to be free. Look for these games, you will not pay anything: Blacklight Retribution, Planetside2, League of Legends, and some other games from Steam
Thanks! I've been looking around Steam a bit but its all new to me.
Yes! League of Legends! Best free game imo is Team Fortress 2.
Good job for a first build. Smart choices and clean put together.
Good Choices, Good Cable Management, Clean look. Fractal Design makes a great looking case.
The stock CPU cooler is the only thing I would change. Nice job.
FOr first build this is amazing :)
Thank you! I had some help and did a ton of research into what I wanted. Also helps to be ocd and a perfectionist with how things are organized.
Haha good job :D
That cable management turns me on. Hey you should post some pics showing off some fps you get in games you play.
Great idea! As soon as I get BioShock Infinite and Tomb Raider codes I will post some benchmarks.
Look into aftermarket CPU cooling options.
After all, such a silent case deserves a silent CPU cooler.
dont want sound like a **** or anything but you should have chose a different Graphics Card like a EVGA GeForce GTX 670, but you still had a really good choice for all the parts. good job!
Thanks! If it was in my budget I would have made the jump but I needed peripherals and that soaked up a good bit of cash. Goal was to keep the build under $1300.
Good airflow and great balance.
How loud are the case fans that u bought and do they come with molex connectors
I surprised myself with how well I was able to penny pinch. I pounced on deals when I saw them. Ended up paying just about 950 without taking shipping and peripherals into account. Crazy thing is I could have waited a little longer for some stuff and saved even another 50 bucks. Took me about a month to buy everything. If you have a Micro Center near you check them out. They have a 3570k for 189 and mobos are cheep too. Wish they were closer to me.
I can take a stab at it.
Ok here is what I came up with. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/I9EA. It is a good compromise and leaves some breathing room. The reason for the fans is you need another front fan and a bottom fan for cooling. My friend has the same case and adding the bottom fan dropped his temps 2-3C. I like non modular power supplies because they look alot better cable management wise in my opinion. SSD and large HDD for blazing fast startup and running basic programs fast plus the storage for just about as many games as you could play at one time. Possibly I would change the mobo to an Asus that has the fan control stuff because its going to help keep things quiet. You have a GPU that will be good for a long time and with the OC CPU you should be able to play just about everything on high.