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First off i would like to say thanks to Phillip and manirelli. Great site.

A friend gave me the CPU and the SSD. I game him ~125 as thank you, (had 68 cents in my pocket when i was paying him, so i gave it to him). He gave me some rules for this build, No AMD. (He gave me a CPU for free and a SSD for cheap, i couldnt say no). I had been running on a lenovo laptop. Specs, i7- 2360. 8g ram. I think a 250m gpu. 750 WD HDD. Win 7 home. I was getting 10- 20 fps on minecraft on the lowest settings. 10-25 fps on tf2 lowest setting. I got a solid 23 in CSS. I was able to do light gaming, (hardly). So then i built this.

NOTE* Cm isnt the best but for my first time i thought i did good.

CPU- Awesome, have not over clocked yet, will post when i do.

CPU Cooler- I love it, it looks amazing and its not loud.

MOBO- Love how it looks. I like how it has fans on the mobo that you can change and dust filters!.

Ram- Love how it looks, works well.

SSD- ITS SO FAST. I don't know how i could not have this before, i am going from 5-10min boot times, to 15 seconds!. Its amazing.

HDD- for all my games and such.

GPU- I didnt want a gpu that costed more than my CPU. So i got the 760 with ATX Cooling. Its a big jump from 10fps on minecraft, Will post more once i really start using it.

WNA- Does not work with WIN 8... got a usb one.

CM Stryker, I love it, its huge, its awesome, its white, and its huge. Cable management was not easy, but once i figured it out it went ok. Love the fans and LED.

PSU- love it, it was awesome, my only thought would be to make the holes for the cables on the left side of the unit. Better for cable management.

ODD- works, nothing special.

Win 8-..... i love it. Took me 30 minutes to get used to but it has a faster boot time i have heard (than win 7), love all the apps, AND you can go to a desktop mode, thats a lot like 7. I dont get what all the fuss about it is..

Splinter cell came with the GPU, not my type of game so i wount say any thing one it.

In review, I had fun building it, the worst part was putting the CPU in the mobo, it was terrifying, you have to push, hard. I was so nervous. It works and looks nice. Any suggestions are welcome and noted. Once agian thanks PCPartPicker.

Comments

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

You want to send me splinter cell?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Already redeemed :)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Why is the writing so big...

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I know. That's weird. must be a glitch

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Why didn't you want a gpu that costed more than a cpu? The gpu is supposed to cost more, unless it is temporary for a future upgrade. BTW what is this build for? Just gaming? You cable management is good though, clean desk too. Most people don't have the motivation to do such a thing. Im sure you are enjoying it.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I probley made a mistake doing that, i guess i just thought going from the fps i had to what i have will be a big enought jump, i didnt feel like a 770 was worth it to me, yet.... THanks for the CM compliment, got the desk cleaned for the pictures :)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, I can't tell but are you using the Corsair H100i fans plugged directly into the pump or into the mobo? If they are plugged in to the pump are they loud for you? Mine for my H80I is very loud.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

into the pump, there not silent but i can hear them if i try. get what i mean? thanks btw

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine are so loud when into the pump, I have a feeling they might be defective

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Bold ftw. Also I love this build! It is going to be good for a long time!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks:P

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Is 550 W really enough for You?

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

In a gaming build, your GPU should cost TWICE as much as your CPU. Big blunder right there. And why not get AMD? AMD's next gen GPUs are going to kick Nvidias old recycled architecture ***.

  • 76 months ago
  • -1 points

And why not get AMD? AMD's next gen GPUs are going to kick Nvidias old recycled architecture ***. Please read above...

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

So your friend, who I'm assuming works for Intel, gave you a CPU and SSD for free as long as you don't use an AMD video card?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont think he works at intel, he just got them for really cheap, so i gave him 150. And he said he would only give it to me if i didnt use AMD in my build.

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  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

steam, origin, ect. so yes, but this thing is SLOW.

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  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

i already done that, my cp is clean as can be.

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  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

do you know any fps counters, i saw fraps didnt work with win 8?

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  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

sure