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I use this PC for online browsing, school work using things like word and powerpoint. I also am planing on using this for gaming just have not made it that far yet. Building was pretty straight forward, however I ran into some trouble with installing the CPU cooler. For the cooler to work with this mother board, first i had to remove the factory mounting brackets on the mother board leaving only the backing plate. Next, i had to put washers in between the backing plate and the back of the motherboard (washers were included with aftermarket CPU cooler). without the washers in place, the backing plate would be loose after installation of the standoffs for the CPU cooler. However, if you use the original CPU cooler that came with this CPU, no extra steps should be needed. For this particular case, when installing the radiator part of this CPU cooler (Kraken x61), the fans will have to be mounted in the very front of the case followed by the radiator behind it. if not, the radiator would hit the connections for the power button, usb ports, and audio jacks which are located at the top of the case.

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Comments

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

I feel like you overpaid for your performance. A 1050Ti, and an Octa-core FX with a Kraken X61? 16GB of RAM, and 'just for schoolwork'? I hope you play some games. =D

Still, if you would have moved your budget around, you could have gotten a 1060 3GB or RX 480 at least, with a good air cooler.

Whatever, nice build! Nice S340 Elite. ;-)

  • 41 months ago
  • 4 points

Even a 470 would've been better for 5 bucks more, it walks the 1050ti

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah.... Any 470 would crush the 1050Ti.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

oh deffinently will be playing games just have not got that far yet ha, built it 2 days ago! a huge improvement over my dell laptop!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok good! =D

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

yup haha!

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

Not bad for mid range gaming 1080p, plus that fx chip is good for school work and 100 tabs with music going :)

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome good to know!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Ahh come on with some more pictures of this beauty.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks! will do!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

THAT IS HOW YOU BUILD A COMPUTER! Very nice!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! appreciate it!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! Especially for a first build, more picture please!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks! appreciate it! will do!

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice first build! Looks awesome! +1

Would highly recommend reading up on overclocking the CPU for optimal performance. I believe overclocking will increase CPU performance as well as CPU performance and will definitely help when it comes to CPU intensive situations.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

sweet, i will look into it!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got an AMD 5150 + 4 GB RAM build for schoolwork ._.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

ive been using a dell laptop for the past 4 years, so i know how you feel ha. word took like 1min to open

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

i dunno why, but I love it!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks i appreciate it!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats your airflow direction?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

intake in the front, exhaust through the top and back

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, I have 2 questions. 1. How difficult was this to build? As I'd be the one to fail install the SSD lol. 2. any tips for first time builders?

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks appreciate it, and will do!