Description

So I started planning in march built it in late April and using it now, thank god no parts were DOA.

The purpose of this machine was gaming.

This was my first build, but it was rather frustrating with some happiness . I reused an HDD and built on carpet with no static band cause I aint scared. I got the optical drive for free and I already had Windows 7. The RAM was cheaper in Canada and I mainly used NCIX canada but I have to say purolator sucks at delivering.

When building people have said the mobo was flimsy, and it was but it was only annoying when installing the large pin connector forgot what it was called. People also said it doesn't fit in there case but it fit perfectly in the arc midi r2 because you install the stand offs yourself which I believe some cases have it pre installed.

I installed the CPU with no problem, I used stock thermal paste.

The PSU was rather nice but the molex adapters didn't fit with the cables in my case that connects to the fan controller so I can only control 1 right now with a maximum of 3, otherwise I have to control in BIOS.

When connecting the Power button on the front panel it didn't work in one of the connectors so I had to use another one located on the mother board

I broke the PCI express slot's removal tab, but I can still use something long to press it down.

So all in all I could of cable managed better but if I install the HDD cage with the case it makes it look neater. Everything is running fine but when playing games in border less or windowed it blinks whenever I left click the game and I don't know why.

Also I included pictures of my old white dust monster.

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

You should use the 6 pin/6+2 pin PCIe power leads from your power supply to power your video card. The only reason the 4 pin adapter is included is in case you don't have 6 pin cables. That would help cable management.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

So many people don't realise the Extreme4 isn't very good because all the reviews say it's a great board. They only say that because they don't bother to check the VRM's and MOSFETS which ASRock have bought on the cheap.Thanks to kirbyloveszoe for the link:http://www.overclock.net/t/1333812/asrock-z77-extreme4-z77-extreme6-review

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, but why two hard drives? You could have gone with a 660 Ti or 7870 XT.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I reused them

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

How does that card perform? I'd like to know how it does specifically on this build. Though, nice build in overall.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

I can't tell for sure, but if you have one fan on the front, and the front has a filter on it, you should move the fan on the top to the front. That way the two fans on the front will be pulling air into the case, through the filter, which will decrease the amount of dust getting into your case.

You can leave the fan on the back, or move it to the bottom.

That layout will suck in cool, clean air, and the hot air will be pushed out through the fan openings and various small holes in your case.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey it's a really nice build. Good job sticking to your needs and not overkill buy. I like seeing those unneeded drive slots removed. The only possible change I would have went with is a HD 7870 XT for $35 more that's really like a 7930 GPU.

If you play any FPS games, how do you like that 1ms 144Hz monitor for them? Happy with your choice or would of went with another?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I was gonna go for the radeon you suggested but with the 700 series or the 8000 series i went with something less expensive to last me.

The monitor is nice but I can't say much about them played BF3 full settings and didn't notice anything but my eye can't notice much I grew up with last generation items and I'm just grateful I got all this

I have to say my old monitor was the best and only one I had because it literately lasted 6 years and is still going with no defects