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I built this to replace my old machine. Primary use for this is gaming (obviously). Everything is top notch, and solid for the cash. I had 0 issues while building aside from Asus' bios giving me warnings about low CPU fan rpm, but, when the CPU is at 23C, there's no need for much rpm. The cooler also is thin enough on this motherboard for ram with large heatsyncs, as you can see in the photos. No issues so far even with a fair OC to CPU/GPU, temps stay great in this case. I've also installed 2 120mm case fans as a pull at the top of my case. Most games are running 60+fps on high-ultra settings. The only negative thing I've ran into is the Samsung HDD that i got has been making an odd crunch/click noise on startup, but, there hasn't been any issue with it, yet. I'm really happy with all of these parts, I'm glad I listened to friends and spent the few extra bucks to get quality parts.

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  • 91 months ago
  • 2 points

Geez $1300 for "Mid Grade Gaming"? That's a little steep.... You easily could've gotten a less outdated GPU and you DEFINITELY don't need anywhere close for a 750w PSU. Even for SLI... Did you really need a $150 mobo? Whatever makes you happy but you really couldv'e saved some serious money for better performance.

  • 91 months ago
  • 1 point

For $15 extra dollars you could have gotten a 7870 instead of a 560 ti. You would see a performance boost. Everything else is nice.

  • 91 months ago
  • 1 point

Should've dropped the PSU to 650 watt and gotten a 7870. + Cable management could use a lot of improvement.

  • 91 months ago
  • 1 point

no 7870 :(

  • 91 months ago
  • 1 point

Quality parts does not mean to waste money. Quality means to have quality... Not quantity of features.

  • 91 months ago
  • 1 point

Might want to have gone with an Ivy Bridge CPU, a cheaper motherboard, less power, and a better GPU. You could probably do that for the same price, or even less.

  • 91 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you could have done better. However, you did include the keyboard mouse and monitor so its not all that bad really.

  • 91 months ago
  • 1 point

"the Samsung HDD that i got has been making an odd crunch/click noise on startup"
I would be worried about that if I were you. Are you certain it's the HDD making that noise, and not a fan or something? It is going to die and you are going to lose everything on it. Wipe it with DBAN and send it back while you're still in the RMA window.

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  • 91 months ago
  • 2 points

I have that PSU and the fan is an intake, not an exhaust, which is pretty standard, but yes, flip it the other way, you'll get a bit of extra cable length too

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