Oh yeah, most internal wifi cards suck. No idea why but the drivers often cause conflicts, the gain is terrible and often loses its signal. Seems all the good ones cost way more than the good USB ones. Just be wary of the tiny wifi adapters as they overheat and burn out over time. The larger ones like the one I have in my build tend to last forever.
Uhhh? Happy belated birthday?
Don't worry too much about prices changing or "mistakes" you think you made. This is your first build, no matter how much research you put into it this is more about you finally putting together your first PC and you did it. Happy to see you making good use of that case! -thumbs up- Its got room to add fans. I suggest getting a fan controller if you fill up all 5 fan slots.
PS: That power supply is sweet, EVGA did something special with their PSUs.
EDIT: After looking at your pictures more I noticed an add-on card below your GPU. What is it exactly? Doesn't seem to be for anything internal.
I'm glad the case is working out for you. Definitely the right choice for someone looking for something short yet standard, and wide enough for any cpu cooler, and long enough for any video card.
Sorry for the late response, I hope you are happy with the case you went with.
As far as this case goes it's pretty awesome. Wide bevels on both side panels allowing for heavy cable management behind the motherboard and big CPU coolers that might stick out too far. I mostly got it because it had a lot of fan slots, it's short, rather cheap, puts the power supply on the bottom, and has room for the biggest CPU coolers. The short part is super important since I wanted it to sit on the part of my desk designed for PCs to sit on. You can see that in the picture it fits with room to spare (legs still attached). Had to pop the feet off my old case to make it fit at all, and was still a snug fit.
Was my build featured? Also, yeah this site is great, been a couple months since I looked at this. New photos up of the PC that look great! No flash, only lighting is the intense blue from the case fans.
Hey I took new pictures a while ago but I guess I didn't have them up until now? Anyway there's the clean photos I guess haha.
That's weird, I thought they were up! Let me fix this!
Oddly enough thats a spare toothbrush I use for electronics cleaning, and the xbox one controller is used with the PC. AND YES I do need to clean but I just wanted to take the picture right away. As far as dust, my phone used a flash when i took the picture which heavily highlighted that thin layer off dust on everything in the computer that even a can of air can't get off. Maybe I should take new pictures with the flash off eh?
Merry Christmas to you too..albeit late haha. I don't frequent this site much yet, but looks like I might have to :D I love computers.
The choice of an i7 was made for several reasons. I only just got it a week ago since it was on sale for 300 bucks. On top of this, I've never had an i7, I do play some very cpu-heavy games (Arma 3 specifically) and I figured it would just simply help make the other tasks I do more efficient with adobe products and blender and substance. This is really an "everything" rig.
I also sort of saw it as a direct upgrade from my i5 760. I say this because the i5 760 (while being an i5) was a premium product at the time like the i7s are today even if it was on the 1156 and not 1366 platform. It had the 8MB cache standard i7s are known for today, not the 6MB i5s have.
As far as the 970, It was like 200 dollars extra (or more) to get a 980 with little performance difference. That's a bigger gap than the i5 and i7.
Read the description. I should've also noted all the prices listed are for when I bought the products not today. Besides that, all these upgrades were done over the span of 5 years from a 800ish dollar i5-760/gtx 460 build.