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5 or 6 years ago i bought dell inspiron 530 from dell and it lasted me good until i decided i need a new one.

so i thought why not build it myself, maybe it will cost less and i can upgrade as the years go by, so after a lot of internet searches and reading i present to you my half built machine. "everything worked in first go"

I'm still waiting for a ssd and DVD drive to come.

p.s bought everything from amazon.uk because i live in Ireland and i got free delivery with amazon which i would of gotten anywhere else.

I know ive no graphics card at the moment, but im already saving for Gigabyte AMD R7970 Graphics Card which should be the last piece of the puzzle for my top end pc. for at least another 3 years i hope :)

going to run for a week or two and prob go into overclocking to 4.2ghz :) was advised to wait a while to see if i dont get any faulties in hardware.

i had a little problem with the voltage switch on the case front, i don't know where to connect it so i didn't plug it anywhere. if any of you know where and how i could connect it to a motherboard or the psu ? thanks

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  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Heya, does that CM Hyper 212 Evo block the vengeance RAM? Or just all 4 DIMMs in general? I have exactly same mobo, ram, cpu, ssd (256gb), and cpu cooler in my future build haha. I say future build because I'm still waiting on some parts to come.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

it blocked the first one from the cpu side, but i changed them from 2 to 4th slot and it fitted ok. i think low profile rams wouldnt get blocked at all. hope that helps ;)

  • 82 months ago
  • 7 points

If low profile ram was blocked by the 212 Evo, the world would explode.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the mobo ordered? Because if it isn't, I highly recommend going with the gigabyte ud3h.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I have the mobo sitting in my room. I don't plan to overclock at all, I just got the K version as I may change my mind in the future, but I wouldn't be doing too much. I already knew about the cheap mosfets when I purchased it though :)

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok.

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  • 82 months ago
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  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

DAT SCREEN!

  • 82 months ago
  • 3 points

its a 42 inch tv ;)

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually like this, I often see people who are using large TVs with poor quality panels and massive bezels. Though obviously I can't see what exact TV this is, it does look like a really nice screen. I also use a TV as part of my build (Though not as the main screen) Its still a nice panel, sony smart TV 1080P @ 24 inches, there aren't many TVs with that resolution at that size (In fact the model, below AND above mine only have 720p TN panels where as mine is a 1080p VA)

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

LG 42LS345T Full HD 42 " LED TV

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

I guess that's one take on "Immersive Gaming"... :P

  • 82 months ago
  • 3 points

yes indeedeo :)

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

I could use my 46 one, but its too big, my eyes can't catch all the action ;)

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Too big or too smal for a tv or monitor sadly sucks for gaming.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

First world problems eh ;)

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  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Build Man. You know how to make a computer last. You Chose the right Parts.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you and thanks to this page, im glad for what i purchased and i hope it will last me a good while :)

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

IT will bro, it will!

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

If you haven't already installed windows return the motherboard and get an asus or gigabyte one. I have that same motherboard and I regret it because it is extremely flawed.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

ive it already installed. well it was a bit too tin for me when i was putting ram in, i thought it was going to break or something, but overall i havent seen any problems yet and hopefully i wont. maybe its just you mobo, because there are alot of good reviews about it. just saying...

  • 82 months ago
  • -1 points

If you already have the board, don't bother trying to return it. The major problem with it is the use of low quality mosfets. This leads to less stable overclocks at a certain point. Just as long as you don't try to break 4.4Ghz or so, you should be fine.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah i was thinking to go for 4.2ghz most. i think it will be plenty enough for everything that i do, even now it is hell uva fast to me even at 3.2 :) thanks for feedback and tips.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Just also noticed your comment about the voltage switch, that's a basic form of a Fan speed controller, hook your fans up to that and you can change the voltage fed to the case fans, so you can make them nice and quiet when idling etc (In fact I have mine turned down all the time) hope this helps

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you, ill try that later. i turned my down with the motherboard utility app, but i think it would be much better with the switch. thanks again

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats how I do it with mine, I don't really see a problem tbh (The R3 came with a poor back panel IO controller)

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

worked perfect, can barely hear them running on the lowest voltage, thank you so much.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks pretty great to me :)

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks, still work in progress tho :/

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice first build, cable management is pretty spot on. And it's a pretty good build for 800, You still need the GPU though.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks brah :) yup,saving up for it already.

  • 82 months ago
  • -1 points

Fantastic build. I took the same route as you regarding the GPU.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you, i just needed a new pc, i couldnt use the old one anymore it was very slow, so i didnt care if i didnt had gpu so ill wait :)