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philip Sept. 26, 2015

For our latest build video, we worked with Newegg to put together a gaming system for around $700. Newegg created a great combo deal for the exact parts you see in this build video bringing the total price down from $775 to the $700 price point.

The build guide for this part list can be found here.

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piemancoder 7 points 22 months ago

So much for sleeping...

190n 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Nice! Keep up the build videos!

PS: Why do you not blog all of them?

eopest 7 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Ah, I see you remembered to include the I/O shield install this time. :)

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

We didn't forget last time. It wasn't included with the Asus builds we did because they were prerelease motherboards. For those there was no box, no manual, no IO shield, etc.

patsearch1 1 point 22 months ago

can someone explain the buzz of the GTX960 to me? comparing specs from wikipedia (all I know how to do), seems like the R7 370 edges it out for the $$

piemancoder 1 point 21 months ago

Specs don't show real world performance or tell you anything about how something performs. If you want real world performance, you can find reviews on Tom's Hardware, Anandtech and many other sites. There are also many helpful YouTube channels like linustechtips.

sarcasticc1ap 1 point 22 months ago

when inserting the CPU stock cooler i would always untangle the cable and use a cable tie to keep it away from that spinning fan... it looked easily loose to tangle there

devilsvindicated 1 point 21 months ago

A 750w evga power supply is cheaper and better built and the 960 should be switched with a r9 380 4gb, its 10$ more and outperforms the 960 by a solid 10 frames in many games. Other than this it looks like a solid build

Anarchoprimitiv 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Should have chose the 380

akindoit 1 point 21 months ago

The combo deal is for newegg.com, I'm Canadian and it offered option for changing to Canada. Problem? I think so.

JakeyMH 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

I don't see why everyone is hating on this build, i think its actually pretty good for how much it costs. And plus the fact that they have taken the time to make this video to help some new people get into pc building, but people are saying its bad i think is ungrateful.

Just saying :P

stewie71 0 points 21 months ago

That's nice. But what if I'm coming from an AiO computer. I only have a mouse and keyboard. What monitor should I choose. I want to upgrade my mouse and keyboard. I only have a thousand dollars. I want the best gaming I can get. GO!!!

piemancoder 3 points 21 months ago

Try asking in the forums.

TechyinAZ 13 Builds -3 points 22 months ago

I see a build error right off the bat. You FORGOT to LOCK the CPU Cooler! Turn the pins to lock it in!

manirelli staff 8 Builds 3 points 22 months ago

You turn the pins to unlock the cooler and remove it from the motherboard.

TechyinAZ 13 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Oh ok. I thought you had to lock it in place. thanks.

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philip staff submitter 10 Builds 3 points 22 months ago

If you don't want to be constructive in your criticism, don't bother posting here.

LaputaCake 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Ok, i'll be constructive. That power supply is a big no. It even says on Corsairs website that it is for very basic builds. Not gaming builds which this is hence the 960. Also, Zotac aren't the best brand. My 760 died in a year and it's been 2 weeks since I've heard from them about my RMA and friends i've talked to haven't had the best experience either.. Also, Asus boards tend to be overpriced so you could have saved a fair amount of money by, for example going for a Asrock H97 which will also do the job. RAM is ok bit could have got some slightly cheaper. SSD, not so sure on that. The Case and CPU are nice though.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 3 points 22 months ago

Can you quote from the portion of the Corsair site that says the PSU is not for gaming? Do you have any direct experience or reputable evidence to say, in your words, that this power supply is a "definite no"?

LaputaCake 1 Build 0 points 22 months ago

"CX Series power supply units are an excellent choice for basic system builds and desktop PC computer upgrades. " I would hardly class a Core I5 and GTX 960 a basic system build.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 3 points 22 months ago

Oh come on. That blurb is market positioning, not a technical requirement. There's nothing there that says not to use it for a gaming build. Does it have sufficient wattage? Yes. Does it have sufficient amperage on the 12V rail? Yes. Is it reviewed well enough? Yes. Does it have a history of failures or DOA? No. Good technical reviews of the PSU show that while not perfect, it is suitable for a gaming build.

m52nickerson 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

Explain what is not basic about it. Explain how an i5 and a GTX960 is going to put more stress on a PSU.

vagabond139 5 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

Zotac aren't the best brand. My 760 died in a year and it's been 2 weeks since I've heard from them about my RMA and friends i've talked to haven't had the best experience either..

The brand doesn't matter when it comes to how long a card lasts unless it has a sub par cooler and it took iirc over a week for Gigabyte to get back to me about my motherboard.

That power supply is a big no. It even says on Corsairs website that it is for very basic builds. Not gaming builds which this is hence the 960.

I know people might think I've gone crazy or they think I just have a deep haterd for the cx series, I'm not saying its good which it isn't and there are much better options for it at its usually price in the US, it will handle this build fine and there is honestly a conflict of interest with Corsiar mentioning what the psu is for, while its not great for your typical gaming build that has a i5/i3/fx 6300 in it with a SSD and a 1TBHDD and a $200 range gpu, it would handle it, think about why they would say its for basic builds and not gaming, its soyou will go out and buy the more expensive options which will result in larger profit for them which is what really matters to most companies out there.

papajohn172 1 point 21 months ago

Would this build be suitable for a Saitek flight simulator? My son-in-law is taking flight lessons, and wants to practice at home.

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

I am not super knowledgeable about flight sims, how many screens and what program/game, i am guessing its X plane 10 but am not sure.

m52nickerson 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

That power supply is a big no. It even says on Corsairs website that it is for very basic builds.

Gaming does not put some magical strain on a power supply. With the 960 there is no way the build could even come close to pulling 500W of power and put strain on the power supply.

LaputaCake 1 Build 0 points 22 months ago

That power supply is still terrible.

m52nickerson 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

It is a budget PSU, but not terrible. Unless you describe terrible as anything that is not the very best.

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philip staff submitter 10 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

Source on the 30C claim?

m52nickerson 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

No. Almost all capacitors are rated at 85C or 105C. The ones in the CX series are rated for 85C. The whole units is rate by Corsair at continuous use at 30C for 100,000 hours before failure. Normal operating temps is listed at 0-50C.

tankyman7 1 point 22 months ago

dude a 500 watt is more than enough for a gtx 970 and intel i5 4690k

LaputaCake 1 Build 0 points 22 months ago

A never said it wasn't. It's the unit itself.

tankyman7 1 point 22 months ago

oh lol my bad

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vikingXcore 4 Builds 3 points 22 months ago

what's wrong with the mobo? I haven't seen any reviews on it, but based on the specs seems to be fine and great fit for the case and cpu.

The CX series PSUs I can understand how some ppl would be hesitant on that, but even if the PSU didn't hit the rated 500W, the overall power draw wouldn't be too much for it to handle.

To the pcpp staff, good job on the build and getting that deal with newegg! $700 is a great price point with the included hardware!

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vikingXcore 4 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

SLI could make sense if scaling was better than what it is now, but that's extra money better put else where. It's still a solid board.

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philip staff submitter 10 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

Enough with the drama on the power supply. There are awful power supplies, but that is not one of them. Tell me, how many builds have you done with one? And of the hundred or so, how many have failed on you?

xPenguinHD 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

I use the CX500 and it works great for me. Although I'm not pushing it with overclocking, which could cause some problems with it, but I have no clue.

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philip staff submitter 10 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

... I think you've got the wrong context. I wasn't replying to your build. You were replying to ours. Hope you'll re-read my reply in that context.

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philip staff submitter 10 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Then my advice would be not to call something awful unless you have first hand experience with it or reputable evidence to prove it.

piemancoder 1 point 22 months ago

It is not awful. It might not be the best, but for what it's being used for, it is good. This is an awful PSU.