Description

I played games on a console for most of my life. I finally decided to make the switch to PC early last year. I did a lot of research and convincing my wife to let me make the purchase. The build went very well. Everything works great and it looks amazing. I think I may be addicted to the building process. I am thinking about adding two more fans to my case (a 120mm front intake and another 140mm exhaust up top). Like I said I am fairly new to this so if there is anything else you would like to see and/or know feel free to ask. Please let me know what you think!

Edit: Last picture is after I read some comments and changes some cable issues. Thought?

Comments

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

I have the same case, and there's a lot more you can do to clean up the wires in there.

Other than that parts look good, Powercolor seems hated in reviews but they haven't failed me yet !

I would be wary of gaming on a T.V. sometimes it can be problematic. Depends though !

Cheers

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you. The cable management has been a love hate relationship for me. I have been self diagnosed with OCD, if I start I will not be able to stop until it is perfect. That and I am having a difficult time trying to find a good place for all of the cables.

I do love the GPU. It is very quit and stays pretty cool. Games look amazing, especially after I over clocked it.

Why should I be wary of gaming on my TV? Now you have me worried!

Thanks for the feedback.

  • 79 months ago
  • -1 points

Problematic is the wrong word. He is just saying that sometimes gaming on a standard TV will have small issues with input lag and other small factors.

It really isn't that big of a deal unless you play competitively or you play a lot of quick reflex games.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I play a lot of shooters but I suck at them since I am used to a controller so I'm not worried about it. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

I added a picture after I redid the cables (thanks to your suggestion). Let me know what you think

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah looks much better ! and yeah I just meant if you're really into shooters and stuff sometimes there is some input lag is all !

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty good build, I would of went for the i5-3570k, and a Cooler Master EVO so I could overclock, but since you're not going to overclock I would say you've done a great job with this build. Maybe you should pick up some zipties and try an bunch up your cables a little more. 8/10

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a bunch of zipties I just dont know the best way to manage my cables. I am worried about making them too tight. I dont want to break anything. Thank you for the feedback. I'll definitely take an 8/10 on my first build!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I know how ya feel but they can handle it, i have the mobo power one pulled to the end of the case in back and tied down, nothing has been wrong in the 6 months I've used !

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the little guy on the top of your case, lol.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. It's my sons. He got it from the Easter Bunny in his Plants vs Zombies game.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome. It's cute :)

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

is there anyway for cheaper one low on money

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Post on the forum.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any issues with the BIOS updates and the 3470? I have read in a few places that the BIOS the board ships with is not compatible with the 3470. For some reason I can't get onto gigabytes website to check which BIOS version it ships with, just spins for hours...

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

I had absolutely no issues whatsoever. I did not even need to go into my BIOS to set up windows.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

OMG HOW DID YOU GET A 780 FOR $285 :O :O

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points