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I use the machine for general browsing and computing as well as quite a bit of RAW photo file processing. The Intel 5i CPU and the SSD make it the fastest computer I have ever owned. I purchased a motherboard with onboard graphics because I'm not a gamer, but might add a GPU later. I think the 600W Power Unit will carry it.

I had a little problem initially with getting the case front panel wiring plugged in the motherboard properly.

I've had absolutely no problems since start up of this system.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

Just FYI the processor itself has onboard graphics not the mobo.

Welcome to the ssd master race! (:

  • 63 months ago
  • 8 points

Thanks for the comment. I do love the SSD and the speed it brings. I wasn't thinking on the Mobo comment. I've got to admit this stuff doesn't come naturally for me since I didn't grow up with it. I'll be 74 years of age in about 30 more days. I would never get it either if it were not for you forum guys.

  • 63 months ago
  • 4 points

Wow, a 74 year old? That is pretty cool and dont worry about it many people dont undersatand this stuff even if they did grow up with it :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a nice build for what you're doing.

600w psu is a little excessive though, even at maximum load (site estimate 197w) that's ~33% load which is a little low, bronze rated psu's generally have best efficiency in the 50-80% range. But you'll be fine for powering any gpu you end up putting in there :D

  • 63 months ago
  • -1 points

No GPU? :( Other than that, it's a fantastic build. While not for intensive gaming, it will be a very snappy and responsive computer for sure. You have a pretty good power supply, you should throw in a graphics card later on if you are interested in gaming. I read your description, and I think that a GPU would make for a great investment later on.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the reply Jarodk. Maybe if I add a GPU I could start out with something like "flight simulator" LOL I used to play it religiously about 15 years ago.

It's not on the parts list, but I did add a Rosewill 5.25" 2 port USB 3.0/ 4 port USB 2.0 Hub/eSata Multi-in-1 Internal Card Reader so I would have a card reader for my Raw photo file downloads.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I love FSX. I used to play it all the time. I can't play it now, due to school work, but it was fun. Steam now has flight simulator that costs 20 ish dollars and runs better than FSX.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

What would be an adequate + graphics card compatible with my system?

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

If you don't need it for anything too intensive (I play AAA games with an even older card), the gtx 750 is a great mid-range card.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

IF the upcoming GTX 960 is good for the money, that would be excellent, or wait for the AMD 300 series, which I expect to be really good.

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