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Wow this was a journey. This was my first build and boy it was fun. I saved up for about a year mowing my lawn and doing other work for my parents, I'm suuuupppeeerrr happy with all of my parts, they work great! The gpu was 130 bc of a New egg flash sale and it had a 30$ rebate and the cpu was 20$ off from newegg I ended up saving about 100$ and I got an OS from a friend Which was great since I'm on a budget. Oh and I got the I3 over an fx-xxxx bc I play csgo and that likes single core performance over more cores. I get about 100 fps with everything turned to high with 8x msaa and about 150 fps with my turned down settings and about 60 fps while streaming with obs. I would highly recommend all of these parts to anyone.

Edit: I got a free 650 gig hdd from my brother in law, that would make more sense :P

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  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, nice build man! Great performance to price ratio! +1 for good quality pics

  • 50 months ago
  • 3 points

My dad is big into photography so I told him, hey dad I wanna take some pics of my computer and he like busts out his umbrellas and flashes and background but it ended up being amazing, thanks dude

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Your dad awesome for doing that.

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

It looks good. If I can make one suggestion, it would be to move the one DIMM from the yellow slot into the other black slot. That way, your RAM will operate in a dual-channel configuration for added performance. Enabling XMP in the BIOS could also add a bit of extra performance.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

The motherboard manual said to put in the ram like that but I'll try it

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty sure you must have misinterpreted something. DIMMs should go to the same color coded slots on the board, just as Mr. Smashy said.

I made the same mistake you did until I read the manual of my motherboard. :)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's the manual from ASUS' site: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1150/B85M-G_PLUS_USB31/E10287_B85M-G_PLUS_USB3-1_UG_WEB.pdf

1.4 System memory

1.4.1 Overview

Look at the picture and explanation:

  • DIMM_A1 & DIMM_A2 forms Channel A

  • DIMM_B1 & DIMM_B2 forms Channel B

The picture next to it shows modules installed in DIMM_A1 & DIMM_A2

The manual is right. :)

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Alright I'll do that thanks guys

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Lovely budget build here! It's a great build for gaming CS:GO and could do much more. All your hard work paid off! Thanks for sharing this and enjoy it!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Well done, build looks about as clean as you can get it, and hard to beat the bang for buck your getting!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build for the price, and this will be easy to upgrade piece by piece for a while. Plus, you got to love the white seamless background.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job on the cable management! I used to have a Silverstone PS08B which has the exact same internal layout as your PS09B. Your cable management looks way better than mine was, and I even had a semi-modular power supply! +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

So you got an OS "from a friend"? :D Happy you're happy with the build!

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  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

The psu is actually pretty good and it is impossible to hear but yeah I see what you're saying

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

The power supply actually isn't that amazing

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=384

It should be fine for your uses though.

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  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not all that great of a score.

You can do much much worse though.

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  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

I use an old Dell monitor 1600-900 :P I'm definitely getting a new monitor soon

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