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Hello, After many weeks of planning to build my new PC, i finally did it with the help of many friends and websites. I had a budget of £500, i took a HDD and optical drive of an old home PC and pulled Windows 7 ultra off an older laptop! I'd very much like to thank PCpartpicker for allowing my dream to come true with the excellent service it provides and i hope to use it many times in the future! The plan for this computer is obviously gaming as this will replace my current consoles, this will be mixed in with a little bit of coursework and every so often gameplay recording/streaming.

Places that also helped /r/buildapc /r/buildapcforme /r/buildapcsalesuk

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 8 points

I will save you all the crazy talk about cable management and more photos... I really don't understand why people do that... you are excited about your build and want to hear some props!

So... here it is.. Good job, especially for finally make the move away from consoles...

What are you using for a Monitor?

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Its pretty embarrassing its some pretty generic 20" square monitor, it will be this until i get some money next month to upgrade. Im sorry about the cables, i didn't really know where to put them all so i kinda just left them where they are.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

hey bro, those 4:3 monitors make great secondary monitors. o/

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Im going to buy a monitor soon but i have this weird thing where if i have two monitors i want them to be the same model. :)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

That's fine if you have the cash (and the desk space!) But I myself honestly wouldn;t know what to do with that. I would rather spend it on one awesome 27 inch ips that you could main( with your 4:3) apart then 2 smaller, somewhat less awesome monitors.

But hey. Your choice ^

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't be sorry about the cables, honestly I don't have any interest in how nice people's builds are... I really like to see the parts they use and the compatibility between those parts.

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

Welcome to the Best gaming platform (in my opinion). Good selection on Ram , Gfx Card , and also an SSD Although couldve gone with the FX 8320 , but anyways this build isnt going to disappoint you as is. that cable management needs some tidiness though. Good build overall , Enjoy gaming with no compromises !

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope to upgrade the CPU soon, but the one i have for now will do for a long time.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for Bye Bye Consoles..lolz

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Welcome to the Dark Side of gaming hehehe. I think is well done and balanced and the parts selection is great. I have a similar PSU (600 w, non modular) and put the fan in the bottom of the case. That way the PSU tooks fresh air from the outside and expels it through the back of the case. The case I'm using has a dust filter in the bottom, I don´t know if yours has it. This instalation works only if you put your PC on a flat, hard surface, not a carpet. Is only an idea.

About the cables, you could try to tie them using something and keep them away from the airflow of the fans, just to keep the machine clean and for aestetics hehehe.

Greetings!

Caroline

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback, im going to try my best at re-routing the cables soon so the airflow is better, as for the fan on the bottom unfortunately i have no where else but carpet to place my PC which is why the fan is facing upwards instead if i ever find somewhere else to put it i will make sure to change the direction.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I would try to find something solid to stick between the tower and the carpet, such as a piece of wood or even cardboard might work.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't leave your console killer on the carpet! Two reasons: 1-your PC will collect a hell of a lot more dust. 2- Static electricity. It can kill hardware.

Anything solid will do (wood, cardboard, plastic, anything!)sd

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I've managed to clean some room of my window ledge, its a tight fit but its off the carpet and right next to the window, which in the winter should keep it nice and cool. :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Always welcome!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

-1 lack of pics

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Welcome to the world of proper video gaming. You won't be able to go back to console after this. Nice build by the way.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I am a recent convert, and I must say, never again.

The only thing I recycled from my XBox360 before I sold it was one wired controller for my PC. the rest was sold for a stick of RAM :D

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha nice. I actually have two wired Xbox 360 controllers for my pc. There great for certain games. My daughter loves to use them for the Lego series game's.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Currently doing a playthrough of Dark Souls. The xbox version was so choppy that i decided to get the PC version... and never going back :D

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I've had my PC for over two weeks now, havent touched either of my consoles since and im probably going to sell them for a better CPU if ans when GTA V is announced for PC.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Welcome, my friend, to PC gaming. Now get on STEAM and start playing every game you can imagine.

This is a great entry level gaming build, as the 7870 is still relevant, but would be the first part I'd upgrade (probably to a R9 280 or 770), but in the meantime, the 7870 will run high detail on AAA titles for the next year or so (well, not all titles, PlanetSide2 rips PCs apart)

Oh, and a tip for you as a new PC gamer... Free 2 Play. There are tons of games that you don't ever have to spend a dime on and still have the best time. -League of Legends (MOBA) -Planet Side 2 (MMOFPS) -will think of more when they come to me, but there are hundreds... -Warframe (MFPS)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Over the years i have collected many steam games either through sales or freebies on reddit, i am currently sitting at 100 games with a wide variety of different games so i have a lot to get through :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Welcome to the PC Master Race.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to be here :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Same PSU, CPU and GPU Chip. +1

  • 71 months ago
  • -1 points

Should of gotten a Corsair 300r instead of that case

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

I looked at the options and i came across the case i got, i liekd the design and i wanted a way in which i could monitor the case temperature and adjust the fans as needed which this case come with both features standard. :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think he should HAVE gotten another case. This case is at a good price point and from pictures I have seen it has decent cable management options. There are two cable management holes and a large opening under the motherboard to place cables in. He just maybe needs to give the management another try. Good build at a nice price +1.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

You can always go back and fix up the wiring, no matter the case, there's always a way.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed, I was just saying that he has some nice options in his case to hide the wiring, It's just a matter of learning the best way to run them.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Disagree daes79. That case has holes for cable management and is big enough to hold potential upgrades (bigger GPU and more HDD's or SSD's). All that case for less than a Benjamin. And on top of fact he is new to pc gaming and building. Should of is subjective and all depends on the need of the builder and his or her budget.