Description

TL;DR: Mid range machine that could use some optimization, runs fine for most games, without problems.

This computer was the first computer I built. Naturally I made some mistakes when choosing the parts. For instance the motherboard was not the greatest choice. Has some bios problems that add a couple of seconds to boot. The biggest problem is the WD Caviar black. I would not pick it up, instead maybe a blue. It is loud as all hell. It's not a faulty drive either, its just really loud, especially on boot it just revs like an engine. Otherwise its fine! (Note, I built this computer in 2012, and had a budget of $1000. (The SSD was a gift). Use: Primarily I use the machine for gaming. Some newer titles from 2014 as well. Handles most games no problem. The 660 does run a little warm but wasn't a problem. Anyways, it was fine. It was a learning experience. Since then, I have built more machines and will be upgraded within a couple years. I figure I will get the most out of the current setup.

Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

In the last picture it looks like your ssd is loose, even though you have what looks like a dedicated ssd cage, just to the right of the psu in the same picture. You should pop it in there.

Other than that +1 for a nice build from 2012

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah.. not sure why I didn't use that.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Few suggestions for you. Remove the middle HDD bay and move your HDD to the bottom one. You can then remove the SSD drive bay and screw it in to the top of the bottom HDD bay. Will give you better airflow overall. Also as an owner of this case it has some great cable management. Should clean them up a bit. Other than that nice mid range build.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Will try to do that.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

What chair is that?

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  • 59 months ago
  • -2 points

Personally I would have gone for this http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NpVLf7

  • 59 months ago
  • 4 points

Notice the build date

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

This was a while ago. I realize I made some bad choices. Next time :|

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm retarded and didn't notice the build date, derka derka