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My sister wanted a gaming rig that could play games at decent graphics and when the 750's came out i knew it was time!

This is my second computer build and my first using all Micro-ATX and smaller computer parts. It was really fun!

I am currently having issues with Downloading games via Steam. It is really odd because the wireless adapter is the same on my other computer and that has never had any issues. (looking into Bios problems now)

Other than that it runs great!

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  • 72 months ago
  • 8 points

Might want to change that power supply. FSP isn't know for providing quality components. Something like this Antec Earthwatts should supply clean power to the system. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-ea380dgreen

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

I wouldn't say FSP is bad, they make the non-modular SFX power supplies from Silverstone.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

This ^

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

they aren't the best, but they aren't that bad. Still, this is one of their lower end units, and it's not very good.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

The problem with saying that FSP is bad is that FSP is a great OEM for the most part. They make a lot of PSUs like many in Silverstone's lineup and while their Aurum platform is why the EVGA NEX series was so bad, even the Aurum is "good enough".

That being said, I probably wouldn't be buying anything FSP-branded because for all you know it could be as bad as a Raidmax. FSP is known for making PSUs for others, not under its own brand.

And yes, even though it might not look like much, the Earthwatts 380W is a great little PSU for the price.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

still this one is 80 plus, with an high efficiency of 84.4% on tests. Not so bad!!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Think of it as an insurance policy for the $500 you've already spent

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

but is that a micro-atx psu? from the page it does not state so?

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

Why does that matter? Case size and PSU size have no correlation.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I honestly assumed that a Micro-Atx case needed a smaller PSU. Therefore i searched for only Micro-Atx PSU's.

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

Not at all. Literally all cases on the market support ATX supplies even ITX cases which are smaller the Micro-ATX cases.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

well crap,so yeah i should have bought a much better PSU

  • 72 months ago
  • 5 points

Also an i3 4th generation would have been a good choice too; for around the same price range too i think

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

The PSU is notoriously weak, I'd replace it. You can get a Corsair CX430 for about the same price, or a better Seasonic 300w.

The build is good, barring minor efficiency quirks. For example, an i3-4130 would be the same price and perform a bit better, all you'd have had to do was spend $5 more on an LGA 1150 motherboard. The i3-2130 is still good though.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

at least 400w PSU, the corsair 430 would have been fine!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

400w isn't actually required; the i3 and 750 TI with the rest of the system should be drawing like 250w combined, at most. More like 200w probably. So he could use a 300w or 400w PSU, but the point I'm making is that the FSP one he's using is pretty bad.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy jeez i am sorry i haven't replied. Thank you everyone for all of your responses. The PSU seems be working fine contrary to what people are saying although i did not know it was an untrusted brand at the time so oops :/

Next, i was having issues finding a nice micro Mobo where i could fit the wifi 2 slots down from GPU so i went with the one i purchased! Hence why i choose that i3 instead of slightly better ones.

STEAM ISSUE - apparently whenever my sister started downloading a game the internet on the computer crashed. Could do anything and everything else perfectly fine. after some research i found that steam downloaded at high rates so i turned the speed down to 512 kb/s and that seems to work. Weird issue as i can only assume the network card might be defective? other than downloading games tho it works fine!

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Your PSU is perfectly fine! Reliable brand that makes units that last for years and years. And on the plus side this one is certified 80+

pcpp shows estimate of 210 watts for your rig so your 300w unit should have no problem with that.

nice build

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

could've got the 4130 for the same price

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of error is Stream giving you? btw, nice build overall :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

*Steam

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

When you try to download a game on steam, does the start the download then about a minute or less in it stops and won't start again? You try pressing the move to top priority button and it goes again for a few seconds and stops? If it's something similar to this it's a steam glitch. Unfortunately the only way I've been able to fix it myself is deleting steam (which will delete any currently downloaded games) and re downloading it and all games.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I have same motherboard and same gpu card Will this motherboard support gtx 1060 ?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

How was the windows installation? Can u please tell me what u did to install it? i will be getting this exact motherboard and don't know if the bios is easy to use.

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

try mine. http://pcpartpicker.com/b/YhPscf everything i havve in my build is compatible with yours

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

AH YES, changed at the last moment because i found some cheaper ones!