Description

Well this was my first time building a computer in quite a while, had a lot of trouble installing the water cooler, but besides that everything went well.

Most of the items I picked were based on heavy reading and reviews. I wanted this build to last me a while and maintain a respectable FPS, I'm very happy so far it plays everything I want it in max settings. =)

Oh and I got most if this items on special, I paid way less then the price that was computed here.

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

How is the XFX Radeon 7870?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

It's amazing so far, I especially like how it looks with the rest of the components, in game it's a beast and outside it's very stylish :D

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Good choices across the board. The only thing I would say: water cooling but no overclock?

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks man, appreciate the feedback. I do plan on overclocking slightly later on when I do some more research.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe PCP will pick up the clock speed from the stock speed of the CPU specified and has to be manually changed when overclocking

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right, but usually people go ahead and change it, especially when water cooling.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess it is down to whether they even notice the option to change it or not :)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

For your first build, this is a decent build. Since you wont be SLI/ Crossfire with that MB, there really would be no need for a 620W PSU, a 520W would have been more then enough such as this:

- http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-m12ii520bronze

Also your Motherboard limits the overclocking ability which makes the watercooler kind of for looks only, a $19.99 Coolermaster 212 Plus would have done the job and cost way less.

These are just small changes that would have probably saved you even futher money but your system is well built and I'm sure makes you smile every time you look at it. :D

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the feedback, I actually was going to buy the Hyper212+ but it was like $30 on newegg then like two days later there was a "SHELL SHOCKER" deal and I got the Water Cooler for $40 , figured for $10 more it would look more awesome :>. As for the power supply yeah were on the same page but it was not too bad it was 15% off in newegg as well ahaha :)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I like seeing builders find deals!! its why i keep my eye on http://www.techbargains.com :D Happy gaming!!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

A budget build that cost $908.41....