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This machine is pretty much only for gaming, but I will use it for schoolwork and some simple video editing as well. I was (hopefully) obviously on a budget. I had to stay around the $500 - $600 mark, but it wasn't too much of a frustration. Everything worked well; I don't have any major regrets. I wish I had picked a different case, since the Elite 431 Plus is out, and this one is a bit outdated, but it isn't a big deal. I threw in an older 250GB hard drive to hold me over until I can get a 1TB HDD. Overall, it handles just about anything I throw at it very well. Minecraft, for example, runs at pretty maxed settings, at about 100-130 fps (without vsync, which doesn't result in tearing with this particular game). I am very happy with the build, and look forward to doing another with PCPartPicker!

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  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build for the price, that would be a really nice case if it had more cable management options. You could have gotten away with a CX430M if you wanted too, and I also would have gotten 2x4 gig sticks. Other than that very solid build. +1 from me

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, thanks! Just curious, do you know of any way of testing PSU load, because I would be interested to know what I could have used.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Completely forgot about that one! I was thinking software, but I realize a digital PSU would be required for that.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Is the PSU good for cable management with that case? I've heard that this case is bad for cable management. Kinda new to all this so sorry if it's a stupid question.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

This case is pretty sucky for cable management, but the chosen PSU does help somewhat. I wouldn't recommend this case, but I would recommend the PSU. If you want a similar CM case, go with an Elite 431 (plus?). Also, that question is not stupid at all :]