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First off, I wish they had this case on this list - It is a full sized tower on Newegg $50 (now sold out) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811855011 I want to start out describing the case because it is not on the parts list It is full sized with 9 expansion (3 external access and 6 internal) slots PLUS one external sata dock at the top of the case The best part of the case is the built in dock. and the space - very roomy with 6 case fan places For a full sized tower, it isn't as huge as some that I have seen out there. I feel like it can pass as a larger mid sized tower. The cons however, is that there is not very much space behind the motherboard to hide wires, you have to pull them over to hide them behind the drive enclosures, and there isn't really access holes around the motherboard tray, so you have to be really patient doing your wiring maintenance - especially if you aren't using a modular PSU

CPU - built this as an entry level gaming build, so this was enough juice to handle most games

Cooler - runs quiet, nice slim low profile design, looks good and so far it has been doing its job, HOWEVER this was a PAIN to install. So, get it in right in the first place and don't plan on taking it out for awhile.

MOBO - MSI has been making some great motherboards out there and so I wanted to try this out

RAM - really good brand. HUGE and HIGH profile design, so be carefull with your cooler choice - another reason I have a low profile design

Storage - 500gb for the OS and other regular use programs (normally I would have used an SSD, but they are pricier, and I noticed that if you like placing things on your desktop, like I do, and have Dropbox, you can fill up a 120 SSD REALLY FAST) 1tb for the other good stuff - like games and videos and other larger files

GPU - able to run games on mid settings just fine. I actually like the 600 series over the 700 series, but this will be one of the next upgrades I am going to do

PSU - ok, the cables were a bit of a pain, and they were also a little too short for my liking. I prefer longer and then just tidy it later versus too short and needing to get extensions. I DID NOT need to get extensions, but it came close. Mainly picked this up because it matched my theme (mine is black and red versus the silver/red combo shown) and LEPA has a decent reputation. I do like their case fans.

WNC - because you never know if you want to bring your rig to another room. This is the dual band card

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  • 62 months ago
  • 5 points

Nice build! I assume this was built a while ago. You might want to think about replacing that Power Supply soon... It's no Raidmax, but it doesn't look particularly trustworthy.

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

You probably could've found a proper 700 series Kepler-based card for that price, like a GT 640 or 730. You also could've gotten an R7 250. Also, I need to recommend a new case, the cable cutouts in that thing are too far away from the motherboard, and it doesn't look like there's much space for cables at all. I definitely would've gone with an S340 or SPEC-02 instead.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, the gpu is on my upgrade list. the case is decent. it has an exterior built in sata port that i really liked.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

What games and hows performance?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

sniper elite 3 on medium gonna upgrade gpu soon. It can handle high but with some effort

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $63.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard *MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $39.89 @ SuperBiiz
Memory *Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.49 @ SuperBiiz
Storage *Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card *Club 3D Radeon R9 270 2GB '14Series Video Card $143.55 @ NCIX US
Power Supply *EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $31.99 @ SuperBiiz
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $34.99 @ SuperBiiz
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $422.89
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-04 18:36 EST-0500
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

you got your fan placement alittle out of whack...

buttom should be intake, the back should be exhaust, the top one could be either or really but ideally should be exhaust and the fronts as intake.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you i will fix that

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

good build replacing the lepa psu sometime soon

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

good build, like people before upgrade ur gpu and i don't truthfully trust budget power supply they seem to die too fast, but other than that nice solid build

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you happy with the Raijintek Aidos cooler in terms of looks, performance and sound level?

  • 62 months ago
  • -1 points

Nice build! and yes upgrade that gpu fast! lol get a 900 series gpu or go AMD for the gpu, the 700 series is kinda old.

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

His PSU, may not be able to run it... So gotta upgrade that too!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

700 series is more efficient than 600's and 900's even more so, so if his psu can handle this one, it should be able to handle a step up.

  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points

Uh 700 gtx's uses more power then the 600 gtx's did. Those besides the 770 and 760 which are 680 and 670 rebrands. And the gt stuff is the same because Nvidia has been rebranding gt cards since something like the 400 series and reselling them as new cards. And the 900 series big improvement is that it uses way less power the the previous couple of generations. The 980 uses 165 watts where as the 780 used close to 250.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

not really

gtx 960 offers good performance at relatively good prices and will draw an estimated 334 W (put a gtx 960 in parts list, that is it)

an amd card like a 280 would draw 414 W http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NZPnK8

no PSU replacement here i would say

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

700 Series isn't really that old. Sure they are older. Haha, I would love to get a 980 but my finances are not the best right now, so i will stick with my 770 for now.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

The 6300 would pair well with any of those but overclocking with that motherboard and his bomb of a power supply seems like a bad idea. Maybe if he upgrades those then its plausible. Either way that power supply needs to get upgraded.

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