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My first PC build, went pretty smoothly. Only issue that wasn't down to the learning curve for me was that when fitting the motherboard was fiddly as the IO shield didn't sit well in the case and I found that I had to put a reasonable amount of force in to pushing the motherboard into alignment with the standoff because of this. Took me some time, mostly because I was paranoid about breaking the thing!

Worked grand from the off, boots fast, runs quietly (apart from the DVD drive!) so I'm pretty happy so far.

Case quite plain but I've never been one for fancy LEDs, nice internal cable management, plenty of room to tuck things round the back and leave it nice and tidy (well, after a bit of extra tidying - see comments and the obvious resulting improvements in the pictures!).

Not sure on the correct 3DMark scores to quote but for FireStrike with things acting straight out of the box (no attempts at fiddling with settings or overclocking, maybe one day if I need it or feel more confident!) the scores were:

9422 Graphics - 11,900 Physics - 7367 Combined - 4440

Again not 100% sure I'm using the right load tests, used OCCT for the CPU and MSI Kombuster for the GPU and stopped them when the temps seemed to be levelling out.

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Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Please for Pete's sake, fix those cables! It looks like the Spaghetti Monster sleeps in there.,

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Hah, I was a bit wary of things not working so it was a tad slap dash. Once up and running I guessed it was fit for purpose, but figured I might as well tidy a bit, changed the photos, think it has improved somewhat now, even if the spare space in the hard drive bay is a bit of a dumping ground!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it! Can't wait to see what you can wring out of that thing with an overclock.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

i have that same psu and case, why is that cpu cable that way?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU power socket is at the top left of the case, nowhere to run the cable through up there!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

weird, my psu cables worked fine

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

You should be able to route cables through the back if you remove the pane behind the motherboard tray. I would at least do that for the 8-pin and the 24-pin cable.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you should've gotten the 650 watt psu instead that's just to boarder line