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Hi, This is my first PC build (I am 17) that I built over the summer of 2013. I use it mainly for watching videos, some gaming (mostly MMOS), web browsing, productivity like research and writing papers, etc. I had problems like power failure multiple time with my new Lepa G750-MAS so I had to get rid of it and buy a corsair psu. My hard drive also crashed once, not really sure why, but everything is fine now. Overall it was a pleasant first build, but now I am selling it so I can build a new one lol. This time I want to try sleeving my psu cables with the plastic type and heatshrinkless method. Any tips? Also, I think I did a pretty good job with cable management, what do you think?

Thanks, Ben

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  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

I think you did a great job with the cables!

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, I think cable management was the most difficult part of this build.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

pretty solid build. you probably could have gone with a 4670k and a 600w power supply and had enough to get a 780, since the i7 is nominally better than the i5 in terms of gaming and 850w is plain overkill in a case/mobo where you're limited to a single gpu. +1

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

Since my Lepa PSU was acting up, I switched it with my dad's corsair psu and his system works fine with it (it was cheaper than buying a new one). At the time, the i7 only cost $80 more than i5, which was $200. The Lepa PSU was only $130. So, I couldn't get the 780. But yeah I know that psu is total overkill.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

i see. thanks for the clarification. grats on the shiny new build!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey thanks!, you see I was looking into a lepa psu because they were new and had really nice specs for the price, but I guess now I'll go for evga / corsair (ect) now.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, but before the Lepa I got the Corsair GS700 2013 edition PSU, which I had to return to Microcenter because it was faulty. I guess it just depends on the psu, and when I contacted Enermax (who owns Lepa sub-brand) they offered a replacement right away so kudos to their warranty service. I didn't want to wait though lol. I have had bad luck with PSUs though.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Although, if you weren't doing any rendering jobs, i would have gone with a 4670k and a 780. I was thinking about the prodigy fan controller, but you have sold me on this simple nzxt fan controller!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad you liked it!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

well often when people get an i7 they got a deal on it so let's asume it's about 80-100$ difference, the 770 and 780 don't really have only 100$ price difference.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Why would you put the WiFi antenna on the inside? That will hardly get a signal through all the metal.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

You mean on the outside on the bottom? I did that because it looks nicer and I don't need wifi as I have ethernet. However, it actually does get 4/5 bars when I use it so yeah...

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok. I misunderstood what I saw.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Get an R9 280x or R9 290x will outperform any Gtx card