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I was 12 when I built this computer (I am now 13) and my family owns and runs a tractor dealership, and it was getting time to replace the computers. So they bought pre-built ones and they worked for little while. But then I got into the computer building stance and asked my dad (one of the owners) if I could build them a computer. He thought about it for a little while and then finally said yes. So I started on PCPP to find a build that I liked and would make a few changes to. Found one and started changing it. But then when I tried to order the parts off of amazon (which is where we have prime), some of them where not available. So I went and made some hasty revisions and finally got a list that would be compatible and could be ordered from Amazon. When they got here, I was as excited as I could be! So I started in, and finally (after a few days of finding the right plugs and time) got it fully built. Buuuuut here is when my most noobish mistake happened. So I had heard about the common way of installing the operating system: the SSD for operating system and reg 7200 RPM drive for everything else. But I thought I knew more than I did. So I had both plugged in when I installed the OS. But later when I went to remove the SSD (for another purpose) it would not boot up. For the life of me I could not figure out why, until I looked at a PC building mag. It told me about windows installing system files on both drives if they where both plugged in. So I now know this, and I will be smarter, but for this build it will have to work (I do not want to have to reinstall and go through all of that again). So now It is finished!

PS: I am on this site a TON and if anyone has any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments and I will answer them ASAP.

Thanks, Josh

Update: Yes I know I am TERRIBLE at cables, but this case has little to no cable management so I had to go with what I had (which was not much if you cannot tell).

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU! works great as a workstation and OK as a Gaming system even with a pretty pathetic graphics card.

Video Card

Pretty good card, works well with what I will use it for.

Case

Really bad case, little to no cable management and the side panels are time consuming to get off and once you get them off, the mounting plates for the HDs are really aggravating to get said HDs onto, especially the 2.5" one, it is almost impossible to get more than 1 on a bracket. But the case does feel sturdy, I have to say that for it.

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Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

IMO If you wanted to cable manage you should have done more research in the beginning rather than complaining about it because you screwed up when purchasing the case.

-Rant Over

  • 37 months ago
  • 0 points

at the time I was 12 and I was so focused about building my first computer, I did not think about researching or cable managing at all...I only complain because I have now seen what WONDERFUL cable managing jobs have been done on other builds. I now have a personal rig (that came from this build) that I have cable managed MUCH much better than this one.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I was going to comment that I liked your cable management. It looks retro but it is tied down Some cases make it a challenge. First server, good job, you don't say if it is in place and working. Does it do the job? I don't think every computer needs all the custom color sleeved cables that are mostly hidden anyway. You are off to a good start and the second one may be better because you learned from doing it. congrats.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comment! It will go to work within the next month, we have just been waiting for things to slow down to put it in. Thanks for the comments on the cables!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

"$700" "GT 610"

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

The fact that you attempted to manage cables on a no-cable management case is respectable. My Cougar Spike has none, and I did nothing for cable management.

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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

personally I would love for it to be one in mine and our business but they won't go for it. Besides, the don't use them for a whole lot that would even make them think about getting me to build one. So alas, it probably won't happen for a while.