Description

Laptop was dying and getting hot, so I felt like upgrading. After seeing the huge price difference of building a computer instead of buying one, I went with building it. I really felt building it. Also thanks to Microcenter and newegg, I was able to pick up parts for cheap.

Part Reviews

CPU

Really fast and doesn't get too hot, according to cinebench, it's faster than the i7's in laptops.

Storage

Boots windows in 6 seconds, freaking fast

Storage

A little loud but I can only hear it if I'm downloading multiple things at once.

Video Card

8 gigs of vram is more than I'll ever need right now. Runs every game I have at ultra 1080p60+.

Case

Manual was kind of lackluster and the back took some effort to put back in if you route cables in the back, only came with 1 fan, but the outside looks great so it was worth the effort

Power Supply

It works, double than what I need, t'was modular

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Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats on your first build. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend getting a better PSU. the Corsair CX series line up has had some serious flaws

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/8RvZxr/evga-bq-650w-80-bronze-certified-semi-modular-atx-power-supply-110-bq-0650-v1

Dont cheap out on your PSU. You can either get one that will NEVER fail, or one that could end up Popping up on you and ruining ALL of your hardware!

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Yup, don't cheap out on the PSU. However, saying that the CX series has 'serious flaws' isn't true at all.

Consider reading this: http://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/118215-on-power-supplies-and-capacitors

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

This. Its just a mediocre unit. Its doesn't have any serious flaws. Sure it could be better but its not bad.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

yes i may have exaggerated a little extra on the CX series but, its better to be safe than sorry.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Picture 3... Seig heil!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

You should do some benchmarks on this build! Would be well appreciated!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Added them to the pictures :)

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope. The lower power consumption of this rig (310 watts according to PCPP) will not make this PSU explode. While it isn't the best out there for the price, it isn't the worst.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, ok. My bad lol

Yeah, 310 watts at load according to PCPP.