My first computer I built by myself around X-mas.
Note: The Peripherals we're added way later and the OS was free for me.
I think you RAM is misplaced, I'm not sure about your brand of board but usually It's placed like this where X is populated and O is empty
X O X O or O X O X
THis might give you some more speed using dual channel instead of single channel
After reading the comment I looked at pics. And it looks like the RAM is in the slots B1 and B2. (CPU A1 A2 B1 B2) B2 is farthest from CPU. RAM should be in B2 and A2 or A1 and B1.
That is exactly what I was saying :D
derrr. that's why I replied to your comment.
Oh dang I didn't know Ram placement made a big issue thanks for pointing that out you two!
Cable management could use some work
Yeah I need to work on that lol.
I have that case. You can do MUCH better on the cable management. There is plenty of space to get yours looking nice.
Cable ties are your friends - Sans GPU for the moment.
Dang I'll be sure to use them and try to get them to that. :3
You could have gotten a 660 for that price. Don't know why you went with the 7850, other than that looks fine.
Pretty nice build. For that money spent on the GPU I think you could've gotten a 7870 but his is still a pretty well balanced build. How this running for you so far?
EDIT: Nevermind what I said about the GPU. I just checked some prices of the 7870 and there are very few models around the 210$ mark.
I agree with different GPU, considering that the 660 is around the same ballpark as the 7850 (current pricing) that would have been a "bang for your buck" as far as the GPU is concerned since the 660 can be had for ballpark of $190 right now. If I was spending $210 +/- $20 I would think the 7870 would have been the right choice.
Prices were probably a bit different around time of purchase though, nonetheless it is nitpicking for the sake of nitpicking. Well balanced build that will make the builder more than happy =).
He could still get the Radeon 7850 which performs better but I think the 660 is a good all around card with the NVIDIA features so I totally agree with you.
The 3470 and the 7850 are a balanced combo, so good choice there. I might have went with a better quality H series motherboard instead of a Z series considering the locked multiplier on your cpu, however considering the price of the board it's not a big deal.
There are holes in your case designed to route the cables behind the motherboard. You may not fit them all back there, but at least try to get the CPU power cable routed that way.
Ok I'll try to get the power cables in that way thanks!
Pretty good build. You probably could have gone up to a 7870 and a 3570k. You don't need windows 8 pro. That keyboards expensive. With that money saved, youd be good
You're cable management is a mess...but so was mine on my first build. Besides that good job :)
haha thanks and I didn't even do any cable management at all rofl.
i'm weeping that you went with windows 8 but otherwise good choice of components. the cable management, as others said, is questionable, but otherwise good build
What's wrong with windows 8?
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/windows-8-gaming-performance,3331.html Absolutely nothing... It is just kind of pointless unless you have a touchscreen.
I see no reason not to go with windows 8. They have almost identical performance. I can understand that there is no reason to switch but there is also no reason not to get it if you're getting a new os.
i don't think it's practical with a non-touchscreen desktop, the ui is a little funky and i much prefer windows 7 (although windows 9 will be great in a year or two, i have a friend who is an alpha tester)
It is a little weird, but some people like it. I'm not saying that every one should get it or that it's better than windows 7, I'm just saying there's nothing wrong with it. It really comes down to personal preference.
You probably need to work on your cable management, and as fillapile said i think your ram is missplaced.
Hope everything worked out for you
Lol all razer peripherals. Reminds me of this picture.
Lol my friend got me into all the razer gear and that picture totally fits him lmao
All the components are well thought out even down to the monitor and gaming peripherals. The only thing that makes me say ummmm is the GPU. I would have liked to see a 7870 or 660.
If you look at page 20 in your manual it'll tell you where to install the RAM:
Not that many games on ubuntu/linux yet.
Or you could just "aquire" or pay for windows and not deal with downloading a bunch of secondary programs =D.
Yeah i used to do that but not everything worked perfectly, and my school stuff require windows ;.;
Since they didn't give me a copy of it, I acquired it as stated below -or above- :P
ps; acquiring something doesn't exclude paying for it.
Actually I got windows 8 Pro for free from school but I did run Ubuntu at first.