I love it, the card sometimes get's hot when running games, however if your room is usually cool then I wouldn't be worried, my 6 fan setup keeps it nice and cold and the highest temps i've seen it go are around 80 degrees celsius. Its a great card for the price, i could have spent an extra hundred by grabbing the new nvidia cards but i didn't see much worth in it, yes you have better cooling, lower power usage and slightly more frame rates, but for the price i think it was fine.
You let dust enter the case easier with the side off, but it does let more air flow in i guess.
You probably caused a static discharge, please purchase a anti static wrist band when working with circuits and building computers. It's a small price to pay instead of having to buy the parts again. I'd take it to your nearest computer repair store and get them to determine the problem.
However the CPU is AMD and the motherboard doesn't support intel chips. So you could kinda pass it as an AMD build.
That sounds great :)
All she needs now is a GTX 780 so she can 360 no scope those noobs on call of duty, anyway great Christmas present :)
Some internal pics of the case would be good :)
Thank you! i had a peek at your build and you seemed to have had some similar parts, nice build also :)
Neat build, i would have gone for a bigger HDD though :)
I am already aware of that, I shall be purchasing one soon :)
Personally, i haven't experienced the noise, yet. However i've only used it for about 48 hours and i did just check to make sure. It probably depends on the case or what material is on the cases legs, i'm not sure. But thank you for bringing that to my attention.
No worries :)
Around 50 - 60 degrees Celsius when running intense programs. And on idle around 30 - 35.
Haha, they came with the parts and i had no where else to put them as the sides are only panels. I guess i can't please everyone, but thank you :)
Agree with your comment, and thank you for the +1 :)
Thank you, i also thought that too but i did some research and you can! :)
Wait, so why purchase a high end gaming graphics card, if gaming wasn't going to be one of the priorities for the computer? I'm confused, but overall neat build. :)
Very unique build, what are the temps like?
An SSD would be good for your next upgrade.
The way things are, it's more wise to create your own job instead of finding one. But if you can't then just keep searching :)
I love the DJ gear +1
it was just an opinion, but that's true as well.
Oh sorry, i skipped the last part of the description lol :)
I think generally the worst pc part to cheap out on is the PSU.
Why not dual boot it with Mac and Windows? Since Windows supports more games than the Mac platform, but anyways nice build :)
A better description would be helpful to understand your part choices and to not leave others clueless. :)
Really nice build! If you ever miss Mac, you could always dual boot ;)
I was wondering that as well. And the 1066 16gb of memory?
You're just in time for the yearly Steam Christmas sales! :)
Thank you for the reply :) I plan on using the motherboard for my next build.
Really nice budget build, i would've gone for a slightly bigger psu so you can crossfire in the future. But anyways, nice build.
How's that motherboard?
Great build +1
Not bad for a budget build, the cable management could be a little more tidy but that's about it. +1
Nice build, How's that motherboard?
Great build, i like how you've added a video card to it also. +1
oh sorry, i take the thing i said about the ram back, you're correct but the speed difference isn't noticeable when you compare it to 1600 and 1333.
All good, enjoy the build.
Nice build. Just wondering as to why you went for 4x2GB ram sticks instead of 8gb of 2x4gb sticks instead, and the 660 is somewhat outdated but if you plan on upgrading later then no worries. +1
It's hard to see the interior when those cables are in the way :/ Or maybe i'm just blind, anyways, nice build.
Since they're both DDR3-1600 sticks i don't see the problem in mixing them :)
I guess the 40gb ssd was to run the operating system and the other SSD was just for storage along with the HDD.
I like the vertical screen as much as i like the build. +1 :)
More pics would be good, but nice build anyways :)
Well i do agree 8gb of ram would be plenty but if you're running let's say 2 screens and you're doing something on screen 1 and gaming on screen 2 then 16gb isn't a bad choice. But if you have the budget, there isn't anything stopping you :)
Well if you look at the date the rig was built then you would know that it was built before or on the day it was announced so he would've bought the parts before it was announced which sucks but the 780 is still future proof.
Really nice! My 15th birthday present was a part time job which lead to a new computer :)
I like it, even though you're on a budget. Good part selections :)
Possibly had a spare key or preferred it than Windows 8.
Nice work, really nice overall. +1