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My dad's computer updated with Nikon D3300

by blaine244



Date Published

March 28, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

874 MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.2 GHz


This build now has my r9-280x gpu in it since I bout a gtx 980. My dad doesn't really use this computer at all which kind of upsets me almost always uses his laptop. His laptop specs: Dell XPS M1330: SATA 2, Samsung 840 evo 250gb,4gb ram. BTW built it out of my own pocket he did buy the monitor though. I got him the Corsair Strafe keyboard and the Logitech mouse because i think everyone should have a mechanical keyboard, that and they last a life time. I re-took the photos using a Nikon D3300 DSLR camera.

Let me know what you think of the new pictures and the build.

I did have to re-save all the pictures to a slightly lesser quality because they were too big to upload and the 8th picture i did a small edit to the floor.

I sleeved all the red and black cables from scratch.

Part Reviews


Decently fast cpu, good onboard graphics.

CPU Cooler

Very quiet its the only thing I can hear in the system and does a great job at cooling the processor.


im still a little hesitant on this motherboard I do like Gigabyte but this seems a little on the cheap side would have preferred a better chipset and more usb ports. The pci slot has a very poor unlock.


Very fast reliable ram Extremely stable at 2400mhz did memtestx86 and it passed with no errors.


great SSD I feel like the chipset is holding it back though even though its SATA 3.


great drive specially for a home user.

Video Card

great gpu fast and decently quiet,plays most games at max above 30 fps


gorgeous case this is my favorite case. I was choosing this over my phantom 820 case but I already bought my Blu-ray drive. The finish is very delicate i scratches easily and i would only use water to clean it.

Power Supply

good psu bronze certified and its even modular.

Operating System

well i had to have it pretty much it.


good monitor but weak speakers.


great keyboard very large font and has lighting effect software


good mouse had some connection issues with it but only with my dads, i think it has something to do with the motherboard, but it does work.

Comments Sorted by:

ShutYourTrap 2 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

I like the cables. +1 for Team red!

blaine244 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

thanks they came out pretty good had to re-sleeve the 8pin for the gpu.

bobdude_01 3 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Nice build! +1

JoeyHall 3 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Love the colour coordination +1

blaine244 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

thank you

Nicko_barbeque 1 point 37 months ago

Picture quality still wasn't too great for me :-/ Still a very nice build... A very good case for more budget parts though... Great cables but just a shame your dad doesn't use it much... At least you got the fun of building it! +1 from me :-)

blaine244 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

I agree the picture quality doesn't seem the best but i have the lens that comes with it, i think that could be the problem.

Nicko_barbeque 1 point 37 months ago

ok... still better than my ipod LOL XD nice job

blaine244 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

lol you should see my living room build I'm redoing them now and they came out beautifully.

Cwooley 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Sucks that your dad doesnt appreciate this beast.

blaine244 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

he uses it more now but still uses his laptop. Funny part is its even quieter when n the laptop is at 100% which is common wit it being a 2.4ghz core 2 dup dual core.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

+1 on your build. Nicely done and looks great.

Try to not be too upset with your dad. Is it possible he doesn't understand the time and tech you put in this machine? I'd wager he's never seen the garbage that is a store bought prebuilt.

You should take it up with your dad about being upset that you feel he doesn't appreciate it. You might be surprised by what you learn. Maybe he will learn how you expressed your appreciation for him through your work on this pc. Good luck. Hoping for the best for you.

ComputerBubbles 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Wow and he uses an dell laptop most of the time? Ridiculous. You should give it to someone who would appriciate it more.

FACUNDO 13 Builds 0 points 37 months ago

+1 for photo quality

blaine244 submitter 7 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

lol thanks, I tried my best check out my other builds I'm retaking pictures for them all.

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

You're welcome! :-)

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