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Project Mixmatch

by henblue3



Date Published

Jan. 25, 2016

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First time build. Parts are random, certain parts would be too expensive. Bought whatever was needed regardless of color appeal. I already had a spare 1920x1080p Samsung Syncmaster SA350 Monitor so I just reused.

I currently use the build for AutoDesk programs and gaming.

Yes, I know. Amateur hour by putting a motherboard on the outside of anti-static.

OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (It's not included in the list because i have Genuine Unlimited Usage Version from Microsoft).

Part Reviews

Video Card

Bought this off Amazon, It works so I have not complaints. However the way they delivered the product makes me think they threw it over my fence.


Bought this with a rebate to $30. It's pretty decent in size, but the tool-less drive bays don't work. I mean they work, but when you put the side window in, it doesn't fit and the only way it fits is if you don't use the tool-less latch. A bit odd in my opinion. Furthermore, the front panel microphone jack broke in just one month of use which don't concern me it's just the power button and reset is one the same little controller so if they all break, I need to replace.

Optical Drive

I only used this once to install the OS, and I have to say it works fine, but is extremely uncomfortable loud like it is about to explode. I had to leave the room for the duration of the OS installation because I got uneasy of the sound.

Wireless Network Adapter

Works great! I wish It had wake on lan capabilities, however I still think that's only a ethernet feature.

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joshzpants 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

That power supply might just be a liiiiiiitle overkill lol. Nice build, have you liked using that motherboard?

henblue3 submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Yes, I was well informed about the overkill PSU. My mother is a electrical engineer though and she was trying to lecture me about energy. Lolz. My system barley consumes 300w. Whatever. Room to upgrade. The motherboard is alright. Non overclocking. The gpu is good for amd with crossfire so my nvidia card doesn't benefit. I'll be changing that soon in a couple months.

tmcoscar 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Sorry, I'm confused: What do you mean by "Good for AMD?"

Otherwise looks nice. Haha, maybe a bit far on the PSU. And may benefit from a CPU upgrade later on? But now I"m just saying things I don't understand =P

henblue3 submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

I would say that the extra price point for the motherboard would relate to its crossfire capability. Although i wouldn't benefit from it with a Nvidia card.

PlebTheTurtle 1 point 28 months ago

Benchmarks in games? I wanna buy this build

henblue3 submitter 1 Build 0 points 28 months ago

Is this your first build? I'd advise you to make some improvements because the cpu has became a real bottleneck in performance. Replace the CPU with a decent Haswell i3, i5, or i7 and get a different cheaper 600w psu unless you plan to upgrade in the near future as I am. If you're planning to overclock then the motherboard will reveal restrictions. A MSI Z97 Pc Mate is alike the same mobo, but has oc capabilities. I have found that people were able to oc on a h97, but I failed to even though the Pentium G3258 is unlocked. Bios didn't let me. Now for the benchmarks... I haven't really done those yet. I'll start working on them when I'm free.

PlebTheTurtle 1 point 28 months ago

I mean just the cpu + gpu combo. I'm going to go with the g3258 over the 860k because I'm not playing anything beta that requires a dual core.

henblue3 submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

That's fine. I for one has also chose the G3258 over the 860k.