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As a first time PC builder, I had a lot of fun building this machine. The build took around 3 hours, and assembly and OS installation all went smoothly. I currently use it for gaming and a little productivity. I don't have the full version of 3DMark 11, so i can't provide Entry & Extreme Preset Scores. As for other benchmarks, I get around 90 fps in Battlefield 4 on ultra preset, and I'll add more benchmarks when I get the chance.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the huge performane/price ratio on this build

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Exactly what I had in mind when selecting the parts, thanks for your feedback.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

same

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on your first build! From what I can tell your cable management is pretty good and your part selection screams value per dollar.

My only change would have been to go with something like the Hyper 212 Evo for the cooler and bump the GPU to a 290/290x depending on price.

+1

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your comment. I added pictures of my cable management job, I didn't do fantastic, but I did better than I expected I would, however there was one place I cheated. I ran the front audio cable across the motherboard because it was barely too short to take the route of the cable management cutouts. I now realize that the liquid cooler may have been overkill as well, since my CPU didn't overclock as high as I would have liked. Thanks for the feedback!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

290 and 290x are little pricey for a good one and did you say take the liquid cooler out and replace it with a 212 evo i wouldn't ever in my life do that

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Last time I looked, not sure if prices have changed yet, but you could get a powercolor 290x for $270

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah but i mean a good one good spec's

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The hyper 212 evo is one of the best performance per dollar coolers on the market. It can handle a 1 ghz overclock with a breeze and AIO liquid coolers aren't worth it unless you pay for the higher end ones.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

the H80i is pretty high performance

  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points

i would keep the water cooling it can cool more if you get a GPU LCS block

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

i have the same mobo, nice build

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

UD3P is love, UD3P is life

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats! My first build took around three hours too lol. However I would have maybe went with an FX 6300 because i dont think you will be needing 8 cores for gaming and web browsing, and the 6300 is still solid. Then you could have put an extra 40 dollars in the gpu and maybe have gotten an R9 290 instead, but its still a solid build.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have done that, but the day that I bought the parts, which was Black Friday, the 8320 was only $99, and the 6300 hadnt been discounted, so it was the same price. I thought why not get an extra two cores for free? You're right though, I will never need them. Thanks for your feedback :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello! i am going to be making this computer (hopefully), i was wondering if i could remove the 2 storages in this build and replace with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236245

Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD2500HHTZ 250GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Driv

a response would be much appreciated! and thanks so much for adding your build. it looks great. will be my first time building.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to hear you are interested in my build! Yes, you can swap the two storage drives out for anything you'd like, but I wouldn't recommend the one you selected. It's a 10,000 RPM drive. This is higher than normal, which is good, but the price difference is not justified by the performance increase. Also, 250 GB most likely will not be enough. I've already used 300 GB within the first month and a half of having my pc and installing things like games and movies on it. The SSD I included in this build isn't necessary, but I would definitely recommend the WD Blue 1TB drive I put in this build. It has a 64MB buffer, 7200 RPM spindle speed, and plenty of storage for the average person. It comes in at an impressive price point of $55 because of its high demand. In fact, it is so popular and in high demand that it is near the same price of its 500 GB variant. If you absolutely need the extra speed, go for the WD Black 1TB at around $75. These are the go-to drives that I would recommend for any PC builder. I would love to see how your build turns out, so be sure to message me once you've built it. Cheers!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much for the response. You will be the first person i contact after completion. Cheers.