Description

Until now pretty good, of course I would like more RAM and a better CPU. Anyway for the amount of $ I had, it's good enough, I recommend. Actually I'm using to studies and some old games (for while), soon I will try new games. It's a quiet rig. I didn't test heavy games yet, then I'm afraid if the auto settings will really put fans to work when temps got high or I will have to change settings manually. Despite of this I'm happy.

Part Reviews

Case

This case isn't bigger, what can give you some trouble with cable management. Anyway, for me it's fit perfect in my desk, where I couldn't put a big case. There is dust filters and in my opinion a good airflow.

Power Supply

Quiet! Unfortunately its broken after 1 year, sometimes the voltage coming from green wire of 24pin connector are 3V. I was promptly answered by RMA / Support Team Seasonic to start the process but I didn't because of shipping costs and afraid of customs taxes.

Headphones

Good 7.1 effects. Oh... when wearing it, you can't listen anything else around.

Comments

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

as previously mentioned you have not installed the RAM correctly, if you plug them in the slots with matching colours you should see an improvement in performance, other than that its a very nice machine.

one question which is how are you finding the CPU, I'm planning on getting one myself!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It's hard to say man, because I change from a 8 years old computer. My last rig was a Dual core E8400 and without SSD. For me this new rig it's like a rocket! I was going to buy one i7 4790 but too expensive, instead this I decided pick GTX 980. If do you have a MB which support overclock you can take i5 4690K just plus $1.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh no, it's already in dual channel. I thought it was weird too, because of the slots colors and positioned side by side, not so usual. But when I was building I checked motherboard manual and I double check now to be sure... it's really how it's appearing in the photo. I don't why, but Gigabyte made these slots like this order: DDR3_4; DDR3_2; DDR3_3; DDR3_1. Channel A: DDR3_4; DDR3_2 Channel B: DDR3_3; DDR3_1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Temperture under load? And how about the card? Is it noisy?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Temperatures: GPU 35ºC, CPU 26ºC idle. I didn't test under load yet or even played a newest game, any way I did tests with fan speeds and in high speed of course it's noisy. But in my regular uses and games it's pretty silent comparing with my old rig.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean...: I didn't test over load yet

  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

You're not getting the benefit of dual channel memory.

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