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I built this system last year in March and I have had a lot of fun playing with it. Over the last year I have done some minor tweaking, such as adding a new CPU-cooler and 2 new fans. I am really happy with this system, because I can do everything I wanted to do when I bought this pc. Since this was my first PC build, I was really nervous to order everything and put it all together - but it worked flawlessly :) (except for the part where I had switched the power led and the powerbutton around on my motherboard, so it didnt boot - didnt panic at all xD). I am currently running windows 10 pro and I must say, I really like it. I use this machine to play games like BF4, BFH, Fallout 4, Assassin's Creed and Rome Total War 2.

I have added 2 Arctic F12 PWM PST fans, because I thought my temperatures were to high under full load. Now my gpu stays below 65 ºC and my CPU never goes above 45 ºC, so I am very happy. I don't even have the fans running at full speed! Arctic claims these fans are whisper silent, but at full load they are pretty load (1350 RPM). I try to keep them below 1100 RPM, so I can't hear them. I might have to play around with the Gigabyte App Center and MSI Afterburner, to find the optimal noise-to-performance. Under full load my pc is fairly loud, but when I am gaming, I hardly notice.

I am not sure wether I want to do overclocking on my FX-8350, because in games like BF4 the GPU-usage is maxed out, so I am not sure wether it would make sense to overclock it or not.

For the case I went with the Zalman Z11 NEO, because I really like the looks of the case. It also has a lot of space for additional fans (it comes with 5 fans preinstalled), so there are a lot of options in the cooling department.

The monitor is really great, I found a great deal at a local hardware store (Scheer en Foppen), for only 135€. It has a 1ms response time, is 24 inch (perfect for me!), and a great contrast. I love the colours on this screen (I use theather mode, the standard looks a bit weird).

I went fairly cheap for my pheripherals, because I don't need a mechanical keyboard. The CMDS combo looks great and is really nice to use. I have no problem at all with the membrane switches. The mouse is good enough, but it doesn't fit my hand very nice. It has some sharp edges, so long gaming sessions are sometimes a bit uncomfortable, so I might upgrade my mouse.

I have my gaming tower below my desk, because I need to be able to do some homework at my desk, and otherwise it would be to cramped up there. I have had it on my desk for a couple of months, and I liked the look of it, but it wasn't very efficiënt. My monitor and speakers are on top of a DIY-shelf, with invitations for my mouse pad and my keyboard. This way I can put all my pc-stuff away and do some homework, and it looks very clean. I still have to paint the shelf, because I don't really like the white.

I really like my audio setup, I hooked my pc up to my Technics stereo receiver, which is connected to my JVC speakers. The sound coming from those speakers is really great for gaming!

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  • 49 months ago
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Nice build!

  • 49 months ago
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Hey where did you get that nice desk?

  • 49 months ago
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I am afraid I don't remember where my parents got it :( We have had it for a very long time and I got it for my new setup. They bought it years ago in a local store I believe. Sorry I can't help you, but I'll ask my parents, just to be sure :)

  • 49 months ago
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I jusked asked my father, and he told me that he got it years ago at Leen Bakker or Kwantum (Dutch).

  • 48 months ago
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Alright thanks.

  • 49 months ago
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Nice dream build, loving that CPU!

+1

  • 43 months ago
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Hello , i just bought same psu for gaming , how are this psu doing so far with ur specs ?? any problems ? i'm afraid because this psu is rated tier 3 in tier list but i hope i don't regret it.

greetings from brazil

  • 43 months ago
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I have never had any issues using this powersupply, and I do not regret buying it. You shouldn't be afraid if you ask me!

  • 43 months ago
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thank you bro !