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This is my first build, and it is pretty nice for my first build. I use it for everything, ranging from programming to gaming to surfing the web. I used a processor that I had from my Dell XPS 8700, otherwise I would have gone with a skylake processor. My computer is actually pretty fast, though.

I really regret getting the GTX 960, though, because when I play GTA 5, my fps goes under 60 quite a lot. I wish I did more research and got the RX 480 because it is only about $50 more expensive and performs better.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice First build +1. Same happen to me when I build my in which after 6 months sold the 960 to get a 1070. To be honest the 960 it is pretty good card for the price it was, but now the 480 or even 1060 3gb would do better. (I found my 1070 for 369 so I couldnt resist the deal.) Overall you can go along using the 960 for quite a while but if you save some money and sell your 960 you can go for more later.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, +1. 1060s are decent af.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

1060 squad all the way.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I ended up getting a 1060 because for the games I play, they are better than the RX 480.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice first time build. Do you have 3 DIMMs of RAM?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya because in my first attempt to build the computer, only one RAM slot would work. I didn't know why, so for the longest time I was only running 4gb of RAM, so I bought a single 8gb stick of RAM. Then, I figured out that I was dumb and bent the CPU pins when installing the CPU cooler, so that's why my computer could only recognize one stick of RAM, so I just sent my motherboard back and got a new one.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Considering it worked at all without fixing the bent pins or replacing the motherboard...

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad for a first build :) good, good, good

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :) I just keep buying random junk to put in it.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey bro, looks good. Just save up and get a 2nd card and sli. Or save up and sell it and get a 1070! But you are still decent as it is. Good stuff!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I'm still in high school, so my parents still have to give me the okay to spend my own money on expensive things, and my dad finally said it was okay to buy a new graphics card, so I bought a GTX 1060. It had good benchmarks for everything I use it for.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Why is the CD drive not flush with the case? Just wondering as I have the same case. I'd get a $15 ASUS drive or remove it if you don't use it. I have the same case and fans, so it looks off to me. Clean up those cables and it will look real nice.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I had a Dell XPS 8700, and I took the processor and optical drive from it. They made their optical drive bigger than 5.25 inches, which is really stupid. I use it sometimes, so I don't wanna have to connect it every time I want to use it. Also, I'm using my money that I made over the summer, so $15 is a lot :P. I'm "improving" my mom's computer (I kinda annoyed my dad into buying the parts), and I'm buying an external optical drive for it, so I might take mine out and share the drive with my mom.

With the cables, I tried but I failed, and I ran out of zip-ties. I bought some Red and Black cable extensions. My dad kept saying we had zip-ties at home so he wouldn't buy them, so I couldn't fix the cables. He looked and couldn't find them so I ended up going to Walmart and buying them. I took all the wires and redid the cable management and TADA! Its... done?... well IDK how well....