Description

This is my new and first time build :) I was aiming for about £600 for my budget but went slightly over I think :) This build was designed with gaming and college work in mind while keeping things semi cheap but not too expensive.

As well as the parts mentioned below Im installing a 120GB SSD for windows 8 , A 1 TB hard drive for shared storage and a 500gb Hard drive which was cannibalized from my old laptop this will have windows 7 and linux on it (Im multi booting :P). So what do you think of the build so far :) Its done apart from the GPU and im pretty proud of it :D (Im going to run off integrated graphics till I get the Cash for the GPU)

and I know my cable management is terrible I haven't had chance to clean it up since the motherboard had a few problems in the POST and these pics are straight after.

Also no benchmarks as yet as I havent had chance to configure everything yet...

Final point (Sorry for the rant) I know I haven't got an aftermarket cooler but im not overclocking yet so theres no point in saying man you should've overclocked :P.

Comments

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

Really solid build for the price. I just can't believe how much RAM costs now when I got my 8GB for $45 only 4 months ago! :o

The only thing I would say is to maybe work on the cable management a little.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah on that soon shall update pics when I do aswell :D

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I can't believe it. I just got some for $25 dollars not that long ago!

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice part choice. Would love to see some indie the case pics if you wouldn't mind adding them.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I have some but had some trouble uploading them. :) will take some day time shots tomorrow and add them :)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for that. We need to see the inside :O

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Done :) but looks worse cause of flash on phone.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I know right? All the pictures I took of my pc are terrible, but yours don't look as bad :) They actually look good compared to what I can do xD

I know many people will probably complain about your cable management, but I think as long as it doesn't obstruct airflow it's good. :)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I will sort it out and tbh when the gpu is in it wont look so bad :) Have to buy some zip ties and compact it is all.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you use an adapter to plug the USB 3.0 into a header or does it come with a header now?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I had to buy one from Asaka but its no big deal :)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I am planning on buying the non plus version of this case because I don't need USB 3.0 so I am glad you posted this because I now get to look at it more :D

Nice build btw, would love to hear how you are finding the case and wifi adapter.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely love the case, everything was soo easy to install and the LED fans look amazing (It also has a bit cut out at the back, holes for water cooling and a space for an SSD .. I would recommend the Z11 Plus over the Normal one if you need efficient cooling as it comes with extra fans free.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

The main selling point the Z11 Plus had for me was more Blue fands XD

Would put me £3 over budget though but it is something I shall consider, thanks for the response and I hope you enjoy your computer :)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Ty :) and it isnt that loud either for all the fans in there its like a freezer lol

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have your ram overclocked? that ram choice is great for it however i wouldve suggested a z77 board.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL, I almost had the SAME EXACT build as yours. But I changed a few things, such as the motherboard. Got the Z77 instead of the Z75 for overclocking. I got the CM Storm Enforcer on sale for $60, the same price as the Zalman. And I went for a XFX 550w, better quality PSU. I changed those things in the last minute.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I did order the z77 but the seller messed up and I coundnt be bothered changing it :')

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

nice choice on parts. well balanced

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You :)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

nice pc i'm new and i have a question is this pc good and what can i change ? http://pcpartpicker.com/user/martijnseijger/saved/1yPo

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any complaints about the Corsair 500w PSU? Just bought it last night for my first build :D

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really looks cool. Comes in nice packaging and works :P

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the z11 use pass through or internal USB 3.0? Nice build by the way.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Pass through... you'll need an adapter if the mobo has usb 3.0 :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks, i am considering this case for my first build. :)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows the case? I'm planning to get this case but i heard terrible reviews that you can't use the USB 3.0 headers at the front. Did you have to buy an adapter for it to work?

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  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too :D

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