Description

This has two major upgrades: An EVGA GTX 760 (replacing an ASUS GT-240) and an EVGA 850 B2 (replacing the stock Cooler Master PSU). It's used for gaming and music making. It is upgraded from what was a Hackintosh.

The GPU is AMAZING compared to what I had before, especially if you check out the benchmarks. I've loved playing Saints Row IV and Just Cause 2 at basically max settings with wonderful framerates. Other games have gained quite a bit of stability too.

The PSU helps a lot with looks, and I may get a different case soon that can do it more justice with it's cable management capabilities. It's also very quiet, and the Cooler Master PSU before it made a really annoying noise that was not okay for music creation. It also has a very nice capacity that makes me feel more safe with my powerful GPU.

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Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

Guys, it is pretty obvious that this is an upgrade build and not a complete all done in one swoop build.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

You hit it right on the head haha thank you.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That wire ball.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Hopefully sooner than later, I'll be getting a proper case (maybe the Corsair 200R) for that PSU, it is really tight in there right now, and can give some really sexy cable management if its in the right case. Trust me, it looked a lot worse before haha.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe you can shove some of those loose cables into an empty drive cage for now?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That was thought of and tried, but for some reason it didn't work, maybe from the thickness of the cables or something. I might try again at some point just to see, I know that would help a lot.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That PSU is a little overpowered.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

that moment when you see a build in which the builder has the budget for a 760 but not a quad core CPU...

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, a lot of this is progressive, not all at one time. The G2030 is pretty powerful for a Dual-Core, but obviously it's bottlenecking the 760 right now. When I get the money, the plan is to upgrade to a an AM3+ motherboard with the FX-8350. I am completely aware that there are some things kind of funny about it at the moment haha it is a bit strange, but the GPU from before really needed to be upgraded.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL. nice. i hope the upgrades go well. enjoy your PC building hobby!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That build has a cable management issue that is likely affecting cooling.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the ball of cables right in the middle of everything definitely isn't ideal, and also looks ugly. Because of the thickness of the case and the cables on the PSU, they can't really be placed anywhere else right now. The plan is to get something more like a Corsair 200R (still on a budget) where many of the unused cables may be "stuffed" away on the other side of the chassis.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wondering, How long does it usually take for a build to be published?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

For me, I set the build as complete last night and it popped up this morning, so like 12ish hours I guess.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you

  • 61 months ago
  • -1 points

this has to be some kind of joke

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

no offense but i kind of agree it says that your build was done in december 26 2014 the cpu and motherboard are both waaaay outdated again no offense just constructive critisism :D

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

who are you talking to

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

oh sorry i didnt mean to press reply

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

The original build was done sometime during the Spring of this year as a Hackintosh, with a 500W Cooler Master PSU and a GT-240 on a $300 budget with re-used parts. By today's standards and comparing some of the parts things are pretty awkward, but it was pretty good for the resources I was given.