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I always wanted a gaming PC for over a year now and I had one of two options. Buy some used parts and decrease the price on older parts or head to the United States where parts are cheaper and buy them next year. Prices in Canada are too high and the wait to go to the States is too long.I finally convinced my parents into getting me a gaming PC that is somewhat used (I'm not that picky on my parts)
The build was somewhat difficult in terms of cable management because ample space behind the motherboard tray is tiny and I had no zip ties because it was a used case. I used two twist ties that came with the power supply to cable manage some parts together, even so it still isn't good. I do plan on improving my cable management in the near future once I get some zip ties from somewhere.
Only thing I would change in my build is the motherboard as it isn't the greatest motherboard out there. The motherboard does not support 1600Mhz+ RAM, where it sets the speed back to 1333Mhz (I have CAS 9 RAM so it isn't a big issue.) The PCI-E x16 lane is a 2.0, not a 3.0 (not a big issue.) The big issue is that the PCI-E x1 lane is right below the x16 lane and my graphics card is too big, where it covers it up and I cannot put a wifi card as I hoped, forcing me to use a Wifi USB stick.
In the end, I was happy to see my build working as some parts were used. I do plan on doing some upgrades in the future and overclocking, however I will need a high wattage PSU, hopefully a CX600 in the future and a GTX 970.
Best bang for the buck CPU out there, worth it!
Very good CPU Cooler that is cheap.
Does the job, wouldn't recommend to anyone
Good RAM and inexpensive if you buy on promo like I did
Very Fast HDD, too bad my motherboard supports SATA III 3GB
Very good for 1080p gaming
Good power supply if you can find on promo
Better than my old Wifi stick, sometimes drops
Pretty good keyboard with nice spacing and decently sized buttons