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I use this machine mainly for gaming and college work. I am happy with the design of my case but they lack in cable management which is terrible for semi-modular power supplies due to the excessive cables being squished. I recommend getting this case for the design but not cable management.

I am overall happy with my build, but I did go through a ton of stress due to the seller scamming me and putting me through £50 overdraft. Moral of the story: Never buy used components unless you know its 100% safe.

I would appreciate feedbacks and comments on how I can improve my build.

Thank You!

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Comments

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

Quite expensive for the specs to be honest, You seem to have spent a lot more on aesthetics than performance. A 120$+ case doesn't make much sense for the build you have, but hey, if you're happy with how it looks and don't mind the performance then don't worry about anything else.

However, you did say you wanted some suggestions to improve, so here's what I'd change;

RX 570/RX 580/GTX 1060 6GB > GTX 750 Ti You can find RX 570 for as low as 160$ and it is significantly more powerful than a GTX 1050 Ti. RX 580 and 1060 6 GB are almost identical in performance but one card might be better than other based on the games you play. I saw your comment about getting a GTX 970, don't. While still a capable card, it's quite old now. RX 580/GTX 1060 6GB will be a better buy. The 580s are usually cheaper than 1060s and you get the added benefit of cheaper FreeSync monitor, if that's your thing. But if you're on a budget the RX 570 is the way to go.

Ryzen 2400G/Ryzen 2600/Ryzen 2200G/Ryzen 1500X > Athlon X4

The CPUs mentioned above provide really good price-to-performance. Not only you'll get more performance, but will also have a nice upgrade path available.

Personally, I would sell the CPU, motherboard, and the 750 Ti, and get myself a Ryzen 2400G and a decent B350 motherboard. The 2400G provides phenomenal price to performance, and you won't need to buy a Graphics card right off the bat. When you have money, just get yourself a RX570/580/GTX 1060 and pair it with 2400G and you'll be set. Note: The 2400G loves fast memory, so something like DDR4-2933 MHz would be better.

This is just my advise though, feel free to disagree with it.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

you should probably use a b450 board since they're newer and don't require a BIOS update.

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  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

The Corsair Carbide case looks great! I got one in white myself!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Im pretty sure his case is the Spec Omega RGB. Its like the rgb version of the corsair carbide. Its a cool case, i have one myself.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the design to it, but dislike the cable management.

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  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good to me.

Personally though,I would say put more money to performance than aesthetics (but that would be the pot calling the kettle black). More modern components can really help you in performance, but if they are able to get the job done then its really no issue. On my first build, I went with the i7 4790k for the same price as the 6700k processor, all because the z97 motherboard was $10 cheaper than the z170 motherboards. The down side to going with older components is that they won't last as long as the more current ones in temrs of "future proofing." Although, all I did was play older games, so there would have been no gain in performance either way.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

My performance will be better than ever, Today I ordered a Ryzen 7 2700 and I hope that it will back my performance up until I get a better GPU.

Would the CPU be damaged if I bottleneck it for too long? because with my 750ti and the new Ryzen 7 CPU it bottlenecks it by 100%

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Bottlenecking your hardware doesn't cause any physical harm to your hardware. In this case, your 750 ti is holding back the frequency of your display output (frames per second). Pretty much your CPU (congrats on your upgrade by the way) is going to be able to issuing out many commands in-game, but your GPU will be falling behind in rendering the display. At idle (not playing games) this would not occur because there is hardly anything happen so your GPU can keep up (or not have to do anything). When playing games or other GPU intensive programs your 750 ti will show signs of bottlenecking though.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much for your feedback, I am happy to hear that my CPU will not be damaged. I am also considering to upgrade my GPU to a gtx 970.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend at least a 1060 6gb You can usually find them for $215

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to hear that you already have a GPU in mind to upgrade to. What games do you usually play/plan on playing?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Black Ops 4, Battlefield 5 and Fortnite at the moment

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I can't wait for the day when people stop calling their PC's "My first Build!".

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  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha! lol

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know about you, but I'd rather focus on getting better hardware instead of aesthetics. You can do aesthetics whenever, just get the best gaming equipment you can so you can enjoy the platform to the largest extent you can. With the money you could've saved on not getting a 240ml AIO for an Athlon, or a $140 spec omega, or RGB fans and Ram, you probably could've gotten a ryzen 5, along with an RX580 or 1060. Those would have really helped your performance, and then if you wanted, you could've focused on aesthetics later.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

OK. But why LED fans and RAM on the first build?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I see your point, but I was fine with my performance until I started to get random frame drops.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the athlon working for you?