After months of saving up and research I finally settled for this build. I originally was going to settle for a full 800$ AMD build, but after several concerning factors (friends steered me away) I decided to settle with an Intel i5. But continued the idea of going AMD with the video card. 4Gb with a 1.12Ghz core clock, for only 194$, and the efficiency of most Nvidia cards; how could I say no? For my first build it wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. Considering I got a modular psu and a full atx case, installation was easy. The only thing I could complain about was installing the cpu cooler, but that was expected being my first build and all. Overall I love the build, could go for some future upgrades, but for now the price point of 1k and performing well on all its benchtests makes it a perfect build for my gaming video editing needs.

+Performs way over expectations

+Nice and sexy case for looks and easy install

+Very quiet with no issues on cooling

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

It is fun when thing go great and sounds like yours did! If you wanted to clean it up, a suggestion would be to thread the cables/wiring into the back of the case and have them enter the hole closest to the hardware. Might keep the air flow moving inside your case better.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your suggestion, even though I'm a bit late. I hop on this site every once in a while to see how the market for parts has changed, and also see if anyone has had the same success with the parts I used. I opened the system and cleaned it out about 5 time, every time I changed the routing of the wires so I think I've done well in that department. Have a good one.