Description

Started acquiring parts for this last year, just finished building it about a month ago.

I game on this guy, and so far I've encountered no problems. I've been able to play every game I've tried on the highest settings with no lag, save that of Crysis 2 and Far Cry 3. I play mostly older games/less graphics intensive and have been totally happy. Also, listening to music, watching movies/tv shows, etc etc.

Totes McGotes happy I did this, have a feeling I'll be using this for a while :)

Comments

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

That's a nice build. Just wondering, how was the wiring for your first build? I'm going to be building my first PC soon, and I'm nervous about the wiring part of the build.

  • 81 months ago
  • 3 points

Define wiring?

Edit: if you mean cable management; I was pretty lazy with the cables. I did go back later and tightened everything up with some zip ties and twisty ties, but it really wasn't a problem. If you're trying to make the inside look super clean (maybe you have a window or something, I don't because I don't care what the inside looks like), then just get some zip ties and tidy things up. Really, as long as the cords aren't touching the fans, you'll be aight

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

cable management.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

fixed

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Good, that was looking pretty messy in there.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

By wiring I mean connecting everything to the motherboard. Since it'll be my first build soon, I feel like I'll get lost with all the wiring and will mess up and that the computer won't start up. I just want to know what it's like.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

the cables are pretty easy, Each thing only fits into one plug. the tricky part are the front panel cables but those are all labled so its simply a matter of making sure you put them on the right pegs.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I'm just hoping I don't screw anything up lol.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Depends what kind of psu you are getting and your case. Some cases are good for cable management and cooling. Also for the psu if you are that worried about it get a modular one. Saves you the trouble with tying up the wires together and stuff.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm getting a Cooler Master 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply. It is modular.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

with a modular one you only use the cables you need. So you can do each cable one by one. Good psu but depends on your specs. Idk if u need 850w.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's the link to the build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/EcTk

Considering I have two 7970s, i7-3770k, all those case fans and that cpu cooler, 850W is just about right :D

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, good balance. You might get better performance from the cpu cooler if you aim the flow at the rear exhaust fan.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, will do that before I go to bed.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

The RAM you posted isn't the one you have in your system...

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Whoops, you're right lol

Edit: Fixed

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

are you using 32-bit of Windows 7? your RAM will show up and use only 4gb

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Why 32 Bit windows? It can only use up to 4GB of ram.............. D:

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

What is your storage? You don't even have anything in the HDD Cage. Back of Mobo tray mounted SSD or something like that?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

It's actually a laptop harddrive tucked out of sight. I've since added more hard drives (they arent very big either), combined 500 GB

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I am working on putting a parts list together for my first build. I see that you do not have a sound card or WIFI adapter. Are those necessary, and could you explain to me which parts ARE necessary?

Thanks, Whirliebird95

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

To be honest, you could have gotten a better GPU with that budget. If you had gone with the stock AMD cooler, some cheaper but still perfectly good RAM (I know it's out there) you might have been able to afford an R9 even.

otherwise, great balanced build.