I should have probably explained it a little better... Most of these parts are from my previous build. I only upgraded the cpu and water cooler ( and hence the mobo and ram).
With a bit of deal hunting I would argue you could build something like this for less... Well I did anyway.
Sorry for the late reply. I don't really have much reason to log in here once I've actually built my pc. Honestly, If you want to change parts, It would really depend on what you want to use your PC for. I built mine primarily with Price to Performance ratio in mind, it took me some time to actually scavenge for good cheap deals on some parts, and I never really locked in any specific components I wanted, However I also knew what I was looking for which was an i5 4670k/90k and a good gpu for approx £220.
One of the things you definitely shouldn't do is buy the H75 cooler, I can't deny its a good cooler for compact builds, but if you are building a mid/full tower then you'd be better off saving a bit more for a better cooler, with a dual rad, or even aircooling, depends on preferences really. Like I've said the only reason I have the H75 is because it came free with a deal.
If you are looking to build a pc with good price/performance ratio, I'd recommend you to keep an open mind for the pc components you desire. Just monitor local/internet deals and try and think of a good build. However do plan out what kind of things you'd be looking for. Oh and for god's sake check that they are compatible before you buy, especially if you are new to this.
One other thing, Do not cheap out on the monitor. Trust me, They are far more longer lasting than your base unit can be... It is a good idea to invest some money into a decent monitor now and use it for some time, and just swap out the tower whenever you feel you are lacking...
Oh, and if you are a student like me... and you are not at uni yet. I really do advise you to build a M-ITX build. It really does save space and help out in the long run, Transporting my pc is a pain... But I still love it. I do feel alot of the time that its OP, since I haven't been playing too much lately.
OH! and if you are thinking of streaming/recording, especially on(arma2 mod) dayz, GET AN i7 !!!!
I fairly decent frame rate on dayz, but now that I have my 144hz monitor I feel the 50-60 fps difference.
[EDIT] also, be advised that the prices I spent on my pc, may not necessarily mean how much they cost now...
Yeah go ahead, But right now its probably worth getting a different GPU, I'd personally go for a gtx970. The r9 290 does give me some heat, even though its nice in the winter... You could probably change the motherboard too, maybe asus.
Still love the case though... To use wifi, you will have to buy a networking card. but if you want to game it is always best to use an ethernet cable...
Change the name, do some cable management. Maybe then I'd upvote.
High end build, with Poor cable management. Total score = 0/10
You have some mind breaking technology there. Didn't know your PC was not just wireless but connection less.
Thanks, I tried my best for the money I had :)
Thanks to everyone who replied. The cables surely look like them but give a nice zap when you chew them. On a serious note, they came with the PSU. I never really cared about the aesthetics of the PC, price to performance ratio came first. I was actually tempted to cut the led wires on the fans, but they aren't that bright so I didn't bother.
You need a modular PSU, zip ties and some imagination... that's all :)
I bought a pack of 300 red glossy zip ties just for that PC. Didn't use them all though :P Maybe next time...
Oh I guess you're in the US. PC parts are much cheaper there than here in the UK. I don't know what price comparing sites you can use, try googling maybe?
You just have to wait long enough and eventually you will find something. I spent over a months buying and looking for parts. Just have patience :) Use Hotdeals uk website. And sign up to Flubit to get discounts on amazon.
Those cables... no. Just no.
Why do i feel like you were taking photos of the water cooler rather than the pc...
Placing components on grounded surfaces that have a low resistance can do the same electrostaticdischarge damage as when touching components whilst ungrounded...
+1 for arc midi r2. Don't see to many of them these days... too many prefer silence.
You got cats in your house? because something really doesn't like that mouse...
That case looks cramped and with restricted airflow... more pics pls.
So you built it to be a discoball right? I don't see anyother reasons why i see no pictures of the inside...
Whats with the monitor to the side? Do you really find the headphone stand so asthetically pleasing that you had to move the monitor out the way?
Whats so special about £260? it used to cost £254 a week or two ago. Its the 2Gb not the 4Gb that costs £300+
Whats going on with that psu???
... I'm guessing these are the extremes of aircooling. If ever you decide to go water cooling, I've heard Car radiators work grate!
The H60 doesn't make to much sense. Air cooling for the same price has better performance. The only reason for these coolers is when you have a compact case. Adding £30 and getting a H100i would have been a better choice. That SSD is overpriced aswell... make a propper description aswell.
... #4 is the cable management
Are you really putting your gpu onto some synthetic rag? Electrostatic discharge...
... Well even for UK prices, which are over priced, that ram is certainly overpriced.
The problem for me is the budget. I can get an Arc midi r2 for $50 less than this... And yet I still want it.
A beauty like this needs a good description and more pictures!!! +1
mmm that corsair obsidian 450d does look sexy... daymn I probably going to buy one myself.
... for gaming, not overkill enough? Hang on guy's I'll hook up my Water cooling to a car radiator. That should do it.
anyway... Its quite a price but I see no SLI. That -1 is tempting to press but I cba to scroll all the way back up. I'll leave it as +1 I guess.
... Without further pics all we can conclude that you have a very special PC case that can somehow run windows without anything inside... +1 for the magical box!
... The only two decent reasons (apart from OCD) for having good cable management are: Airflow and Asthetics. Since you have no window... you can forget about asthetics. Airflow wise, the current way you have your cables don't hinder airflow. So professionaly speaking... No point in redoing it anyway. Nice build.
I don't think cablemanagement existed back in 08, so i cant complain. Nice refresh.
do the psu cables fit behind the mobo tray? if so you might want to hide some behind there.
I'd be more worried about the firehazard inside your pc. Those cables look like they're restricting all the airflow...
... do you have a 12X lens on your cam or what? maybe add one pic of the whole thing, and then a description too.
Cable management on a build like this is a disgrace to the gods of this realm.
... nice overkill. cya over on the battlefield soldier!
... a description as long as that need more sexy pics to go with it.
If that is a carpet on your floor, if so your PSU is going to have restricted airflow...
BBC - Big Black Carbide...
... call it an obsidian when you have a carbide.
...Premium was not even worth it.
Well at least it doesnt say beast. I'd work on that cable management if i were u...
Its a good build but there are two things I would change:
1) Single GPU > Two in most cases... as others mentioned R9 290 would have been a better choice.
2) Thats alot of money for a case. The max I would have spent on a case for this budget is £90. The savings could have been spent on getting an SSD. i.e. add £10 and get a 120Gb Samsung 840 evo. Personally I have my eye set on a Corsair obsidian 450d.
More pics +1
That selfie though... Really considering spending some extra £££ on that case. +1
+1 for floppy disk! Btw you need some rubber stands for that... I guess you already know since the dual 120 holes. Nice build.