Love the build, thanks for posting!
I was searching for builds finding ways to get around the PSU clearance problem. I like your solution and will use it in my own build. Thank you!
You're right and a great point! However, I built this 3 years ago when 4 GB RAM was considered sufficient.
The machine is still kicking believe it or not!
I didn't really put this rig under heavy load past benchmarking it as my parents have it...but from what I remember it seemed to be fairly quiet. It was a long time ago when I built it.
I haven't had any issues with it and it has good range. I'd give it a solid recommendation.
I would be sure you have the latest drivers installed (I think I pulled the one for mine off the web)...otherwise you'll run into issues.
It's a nice cooler. It does a great job with the overclocked CPU...but on a smaller MOBO, it looks a bit ridiculous and it was a REALLY tight fit.
If I had to do over again, I'd install a small CLC like the H50/55...it will fit MUCH better.
Already did :)
It may need an update to the BIOS if it's an older version...but the MOBO is compatible.
It worked out of the box with my CPU (4670k).
However, this is not the most current Haswell refresh where you would potentially see a problem (4690k is the most recent).
It's cool :)
Read the description...
I live really far away from my parents (CA vs FL). I wouldn't want to teach them how to use Linux from a distance and they're familiar with Windows. Plus, they wanted Windows and they know how to use it.
Regardless, good point.
Eh, it's built and my parents don't need a ton of power. You make a good point though. Thanks for the suggestion!
The SSD works great. I just use it as my boot and general use drive, not gaming.
Speed is pretty good. I couldn't give you any benchmarks or numbers, but I've been happy with its speed for booting and loading programs so far.
I'd still recommend the Samsung EVO if you're debating between SSD's. Only reason I got this one is because of how cheap it was.
It's been working great so far! I have had zero issues with it. I wouldn't hesitate to buy it if you get it on sale.
However, if the Samsung EVO is in the same price range, I would get that instead (faster write speeds).
Very tidy and clean build. I would suggest getting a cheap stand to get your computer off the carpet...it helps with dust and such.
I just installed it two days ago and it's running great.
I've seen many different opinions on this subject. Personally, I really haven't seen any observable differences between Win 7 and 8/8.1 in terms of gaming (I've used both OS's for gaming purposes). It may be the case that one is superior than the other, but I just haven't seen any detriment to my gaming experience in W 8/8.1. I use my computer for work/light graphic editing and it works great with Win 8.1 as well.
Thanks! the GPU can run the majority of games on ultra without any issue. I've been happy with it. I was tempted to sell it during the mining craze, but I decided to keep it since it does everything I want it to do.
As far as keyboards, both are pretty nice. The Sidewinder was great, but I jumped on the Steelseries because of a sale/student discount. I prefer the Steelseries though due to its size and feel. The Sidewinder turned into my office keyboard. You really can't go wrong with either of them.
Love the case, great build!
Thanks! I use Heaven Benchmark for the GPU and Intel Extreme Tuning Utility 's built in test for the CPU. I usually ran them for an hour or so.
Very cool, great job on the part choices and the cable management. +1 internet, good sir.
It's a nice monitor. It has great colors and viewing angles. Highly recommend it if you're looking for a cheaper IPS monitor.
Thanks man! I just unscrewed any of the standoffs I didn't need. The ones that are removable aren't too hard to unscrew.
I'm surprised you didn't go with an FX-6300 at this price point. I rarely see an APU being used in sub $900-$1000 builds and odd considering you already have a GPU.
Also, you could have found a 7870 in the same price point as your 7850 (unless this was built in a different country, then I can understand).
The rest of the part choices are solid though. Overall, pretty good job...just needs more cable management. That case is a beast for it.
Great job, good part choices!
I love these mini builds. Great job!
I've liked it. It has a very good picture and the price was very reasonable for an IPS monitor. The colors are also pretty solid...I don't have any complaints.
Also, one of the primary reasons I got this monitor is because of the decent stand. It's much sturdier than the majority of the monitors I looked at (including ASUS and Samsung, which I found to be really wobbly.)
Cool, good part choices! I essentially followed Newegg's video guide to building and their build order. The only thing I skipped was the test boot.
The video can be found here:
I've liked it. It has a very good picture and the price was very reasonable for an IPS monitor. The only real bezel is on the bottom, the rest of the frame is pretty thin. The picture doesn't extend all the way to the edges on the top and sides, but it hasn't been a big issue.
Thanks! Our builds are surprisingly similar!
The sound on my MOBO has been good...though I'm not much of an audiophile either. I have the sound playing through two speakers and a sub without any of the fancy software interfering...it has sounded pretty good to me so far.
Very cool, nice part choices!
Very clean and good part choices. Good job!
Thanks! Your build is very well put together too!!
I have not overclocked yet. I'm planning to sometime in the near future. I don't have an immediate urge/need to overclock right now...the components are currently performing very well at stock clocks/voltages for what I need them for.
I'm sorry man, this build is very poor. You could have gotten much better value for the money you spent :(.
Edit** How/Why did you spend $250 on a GTX 560ti when you could have purchased a Radeon 7950 for $200?
I'll post more as I add to the build (fans, SSD, etc.) Thanks!!