Wow congratulations on your build. Although an extremely small case and limited cable management, you've done an outstanding job.
I also love the case; I would definitely build a Hackintosh using it, for me it just has that Apple-esque.
I love the idea of having the Microsoft Xbox Wireless Adapter inside the case; how is that working? Is the range/connectivity still solid? Do you ever notice connection losses? I'm wondering as I also have the Elite 130 as a mini-gaming machine for my living room TV.
Congratulations on the build though. Well built. :)
Agreed with Growliff1234, considering your colour scheme.
If you're looking to overclock your Core 2 Quad processor past the limitations of the BIOS, you may want to read up on the BSEL mod which is available for most socket 775 processors. ;)
Your cable management is astonishing! Great work, even more so considering it's your first build. I would have easily mistaken you for building computers regularly. :)
Congratulations on your first build, you have selected some top-quality parts in comparison to other new builders. Apologies to mention, but you should work on your cable management; this is one part of building new desktops which takes the most time to plan.
Cable management is where you reduce cable-clutter inside your desktop tower, ensuring optimal airflow throughout the case and also making it easier for when you upgrade components. Most modern cases (including yours) have cut-outs, where you can route your cables. You route the cables through the back and then bring them to the front, reducing clutter at the forefront; again for optimal airflow for ensuring your computer remains cool under stress.
Here is an example of a clean build: Front | Back
You can see cables are routed through the back. If you did that to your build, your build would look beyond astonishing especially given the red and black colour scheme you have. Of course you could always consider this when you have spare time; good cable management requires planning and to cable manage my build took around 2 hours.
Here's my primary build: Front | Zoomed into Front
You can see my build is using all stock features, such as a non-modular sleeved PSU and stock CPU cooler yet with cable management I was able to retain a clean look. On your build you should be able to receive better results.
All the best. :)
Agreed! They should have notified us earlier, I thought I visited the wrong site or that PCPartPicker was hacked.
You're correct it does not have a dedicated graphics card (GPU), however as mentioned it possesses a strong APU (AMD's CPU + integrated GPU offering).
AMD's APU are extremely powerful graphics-wise considering it's integrated; most people use APU's without a graphics card, otherwise there would be no point in purchasing an APU, you may as well purchase a cheaper CPU and a separate dedicated GPU. The OP's build has the A10-7850K which is the strongest APU available.
The A10-7850K is capable of running:
The above results are from using only the APU (no dedicated GPU). Again the APU is a powerful integrated graphics offering and is ideal if you plan on not having a dedicated GPU.
Benchmark Testing Source: Tom's Hardware
The XFX PSU is solid, it's one of the best you can buy. SeaSonic manufacturer the best power supplies in the business, and the OEM of XFX PSU's are SeaSonic; hence why they come with a 5 year warranty.
Astonishing cable management; I've never seen it done the way you've done it before. Good job. ;D
"Grain of salt"? Gandhi, the salt march? It does relate to The MTL title, sweet pun. ;)