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My first build

by xxtgzxx


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Date Published

Feb. 25, 2015

Date Built

Feb. 21, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.3 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

48.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.228 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.2 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

57.0° C


I use this machine for gaming and some productivity. This system ran all the games I tested maxed out with at least 50 fps at 1080p, some games took advantage of DSR and I loved that! The only problem was there was no wifi built in and that made me get a Ethernet cable.

Part Reviews


This CPU is excellent and will last for quite some time as I found. The CPU is very fast for everyday tasks but not so much in some productivity programs. But still, on a budget this CPU is a awesome choice.


The motherboard didn't give me any problems at all, did everything I asked for and did it perfectly! I didn't overclock on this motherboard so I can't leave any feedback on that.


The price is makes this well worth it's value and along with DDR3 ram prices dropping. I found no problems with this product and I am satisfied for what I paid and I recommend it to anyone on a budget for some DDR3 ram.


Holy moly this SSD performs amazingly for its price tag! Highly recommend this to anyone!

Video Card

210$? Plays a lot of games at 1080p maxed out? its was a bit of a disappointment after hearing some rumors of this GPU to hear it didn't perform as expected but for the value I see this as a great product for the value


This case is absolutely wonderful! Literally everything is perfect, I found no problems and satisfied me well enough!


Great monitor that does everything it's says amazingly, this product satisfies me.


Great keyboard! as my first mechanical keyboard, this is perfect in every way! The aluminum body makes this keyboard feel premium, lights make it easy to see in the dark and makes the keyboard in my opinion look awesome, also has some useful media switches along with a windows key lock button and a button to select certain keys to light up. Definitively will recommend to others.


This mouse is amazing, love how it feels and looks premium. Along with that it was 11 keys to reprogram making this(in my opinion) the perfect balance between MMO amount of keys and FPS amount of keys. Definitely will recommend this to others.

Comments Sorted by:

Retroman 4 points 49 months ago

I'd recommend removing the upper hdd cage and just lowering your hdd to the bottom bays, it will greatly improve airflow across your whole system. I have the R4 and I love it, however, the front intake is pretty weak due to it having a closed door and it's only air being sucked in via the side vents along the door. +1 gz on ur first build!

LonghornAlamo2040 2 points 49 months ago

You know, you can get power-line adapters for a ethernet network. Look them up :3

xxtgzxx submitter 1 Build 1 point 49 months ago

I saw one at micro center and they cost quite a bit too much for me, but still thanks for the recommendation.

LonghornAlamo2040 2 points 49 months ago

You're welcome. You can also just get a long Ethernet cable and run it through your attic and walls. It's what I'm gonna do since we already have that kind of set up throughout the house with a CAT-5 cable. Just gotta drop another Ethernet cable through the same hole and presto, best possible wiring :3

RobertT313 1 Build 2 points 49 months ago

Congrats on your first build and good job. I just recently completed my first build of a gaming PC and I've learned quite a bit through the process. It feels good seeing the end result of your work :)

xxtgzxx submitter 1 Build 1 point 49 months ago

I know right! I don't know what i'll upgrade first and thanks!

ryanp83 33 Builds 2 points 49 months ago

nice job with the cable management (especially for your first build)

xxtgzxx submitter 1 Build 1 point 49 months ago

Thanks! :D

WDParsell 1 Build 1 point 49 months ago

Great cable management for a first build. If the cable is long enough you can route that (USB?) header near your Ethernet port from the top and through your motherboard heatsink (blue thingy).

xxtgzxx submitter 1 Build 1 point 49 months ago

Just tried it, it didn't reach it and it wouldn't have been able to fit through the gap :P

goldlozsew 1 point 49 months ago

Question man, what quality did you run your games at to reach 50-60 fps. ( Recent gaems like bf4, c3, etc.)

xxtgzxx submitter 1 Build 1 point 49 months ago

All fps tests with 1080p monitor Arma 2 maxed out with at least 30 fps Borderlands 1 & 2 maxed with over 60 fps counter -strike maxed out with 2.0x dsr over 100 fps Max Payne 3 maxed out averaging fps of 50

goldlozsew 1 point 49 months ago

far cry 4? bf4? C3?

Zanee 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

will I be able to plug in 2 pci x1 slot cards with a graphics card already in?

Zanee 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

(with this motherboard)

xxtgzxx submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Hopefully I am not too late with the reply but, if the PCI 1x Slot Cards are small then yes, you can put plug them in but, the free slot that is next to the graphics card is going to be right next to the card and it could block airflow so if you really want two pci 1x cards and are willing to give up some airflow then yea this should be fine.

Zanee 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

already got my build, got 4 x1 slots on it

Olliver_Aira 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Hi! After reading through your description and heard that you was abit of disapointed on that it didnt support Wi-Fi.

But in my opinion dont worry about that... Since wifi and other air-born electrical impuls can higher the chance of getting cancer (Even after stopped using wifi, bluetooth etc.

So I would recommend you not buying a wifi adapter (or something in style with that for your PC

Also I noticed that you used a vire-less cable... But it doesnt really matter , since it doesnt send out so large signals to the computer. <3

Best regards Olliver :3

Olliver_Aira 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Otherwise, I love the build! Going to get the same GPU as yours and a similar monitor! :D


Nater650 1 point 25 months ago

I once had a computer with that same CPU in it and for some weird bizarre reason whenever I played Minecraft it cause my game to lag but fortunately I figured out the problem: my CPU was getting too much stress put on and I didn't have a powerful enough discrete GPU to take the workload. Unfortunately I could not put a GPU in there because the PC my CPU was in pre-built

Nater650 1 point 25 months ago

I was also not sure what GPU would cause my CPU to bottleneck