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GoldenZamboni's Completed Build: The Dark Block

sogden24 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

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!

sogden24's Completed Build: <$400 General Use mITX Build

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

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!

sogden24's Completed Build: <$400 General Use mITX Build

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

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.

sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 43 months ago

Thanks!

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.

sogden24's Completed Build: <$400 General Use mITX Build

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

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.

sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Already did :)

sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

It may need an update to the BIOS if it's an older version...but the MOBO is compatible.

sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

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).

sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 51 months ago

It's cool :)

sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 52 months ago

Read the description...

sogden24's Completed Build: <$400 General Use mITX Build

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 53 months ago

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.

sogden24's Completed Build: <$400 General Use mITX Build

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 53 months ago

Eh, it's built and my parents don't need a ton of power. You make a good point though. Thanks for the suggestion!

sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 56 months ago

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.

sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

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).

shoe59's Completed Build: 1st Build w/ *Free Dog Picture (tm)

sogden24 2 Builds 2 points 58 months ago

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.

sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 58 months ago

I just installed it two days ago and it's running great.

sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 58 months ago

Thanks!

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.

sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 0 points 59 months ago

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.

L8r_Space_Cowboy's Completed Build: Midget-Machine - Mini-ITX Steam Machine

sogden24 2 Builds 2 points 60 months ago

Love the case, great build!

sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 60 months ago

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.

ellevold's Completed Build: My first build! R4, i5, EVGA 780

sogden24 2 Builds 2 points 60 months ago

Very cool, great job on the part choices and the cable management. +1 internet, good sir.

sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 60 months ago

It's a nice monitor. It has great colors and viewing angles. Highly recommend it if you're looking for a cheaper IPS monitor.

sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 60 months ago

Thanks man! I just unscrewed any of the standoffs I didn't need. The ones that are removable aren't too hard to unscrew.

ars224ks's Completed Build: 2013 NZXT AMD Gaming PC (aka Sonny from iRobot)

sogden24 2 Builds 1 point 61 months ago

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.

ibigbenis's Completed Build: Silent Mid-Range Build

sogden24 2 Builds 2 points 62 months ago

Great job, good part choices!

boxxybrownn's Completed Build: Struggle Sandwich

sogden24 2 Builds 2 points 62 months ago

I love these mini builds. Great job!

sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 62 months ago

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.)

Lost2Frostbite's Completed Build: Frostbite's Blood

sogden24 2 Builds 2 points 62 months ago

Great build!

sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 63 months ago

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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls

sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 3 points 64 months ago

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.

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.)

sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 64 months ago

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.

st3's Completed Build: Great White - Final!

sogden24 2 Builds 1 point 65 months ago

Very cool, nice part choices!

Mrhighroad's Completed Build: The I need a bigger case build

sogden24 2 Builds 1 point 65 months ago

Very clean and good part choices. Good job!

sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 65 months ago

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.

Elx's Completed Build: Fractal Design build

sogden24 2 Builds 3 points 66 months ago

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?

sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

sogden24 submitter 2 Builds 0 points 66 months ago

I'll post more as I add to the build (fans, SSD, etc.) Thanks!!

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