My first 'Official gaming build.'
Performs very well.
Boots in 7 seconds.
Only regret is the non modular PSU, cable management was impossible.
an i7 and a GTX 750ti, What world do we live in.
I feel the sales guy at the store picked your parts for you. A little time on here or reddit would have gotten you a much better rig for the same or less money. It would have also included a much friendlier cable management setup.
Hope your happy with it but I would be filled with regret if this were my rig.
It's interesting that less time and energy is spent on researching PSUs and cases than all other components. Yet a clean, efficient build requires quality in both. There are good modular CPUs and great cases that allow fist class cable management. Some are very expensive, yet there are many reasonably priced options. I have made a lot of mistakes in my builds, but I have learned from them. It is more useful to learn from others ans get it right the first time. Sometimes a little more money in the first place is less in the long run.
Man, this thing is a mess in parts and it is even more horrendous once put together. Whoever recommended you to buy that $600 i7/MOBO combo for your gaming build should be on your list of enemies.
I really hate to be critical, but a modular PSU would have only been a bit more money. Also, cable management is also very case dependent. When you get an opportunity to use a really good case you will understand how easy it can be to route cables efficiently.
I also have to agree that, as a gamer, you could have spent less on MoBo and CPU, and more on GPU.
Gtx 750 ti is not good but luckily you have a super nice i7 so feel free to upgrade to 960, 970, 980 or amds equivalent.
Nice computer build, though that windows 7 is way too expensive (you can find that for $100), non modular psu isn't that great, and while the GTX 750 ti is no slouch, you could of gotten a i5 and a GTX 970 or 960 for a better bang for your buck.
woah some bad choices were made in terms of price to performance.
-I appreciate the design choices, but $300 for a mobo at this price range? what?
- 4790k + 750ti is not a good match. would've gone with an i3 for the i7, or an i5 for a 970/980
-you can get a 1TB hdd for like $1.50 more on sale
-$441 for windows 7?! are you crazy?!
that's all. it looks nice though but dang that cable management needs some work
Thanks for the 'supportive responses' :)
I do intend to upgrade my graphics cart at some point, i did not buy all these parts at the same time.
Also i bought the i7 and the mainboard and ram in a reduced bundle which had a very good price.
Oh, and also I 'acquired' Win 7 for free. You would have to be bat **** crazy to spend that much on a OS.
Also this is the build i upgraded from
I have the same case and I found that cable management takes a bit of creativity and patience with this case. I have the fully modular Corsair AX760i with a Corsair Sleeved cable kit which did in my opinion clean up some mess as to not having excess cables in your build you don't need and the sleeved cables just route easier. As for your build, I agree, you could have made some better choices however, this is all a huge learning curve and as you stated, sometimes more spent in the beginning can be money saved later in knowledge in your next build/purchases.
the case takes some time to understand indeed. Got the same case and my 2nd attempt was actually pretty good! Perfect cable management now. The first try was rly sloppy tho.. lol
Nothing in your desc suggests you need a i7. Seems wasteful unless you Video edit.
I agree. If it's a gaming build, more $ on graphics card and less on CPU/MoBo. An observation! A critique, not a criticism.
well i mean they could have chosen the i7 just for the stock speed
I love Corsair cases. There are plenty of options.
Yeah, some people think my case is marmite, but i really dig its looks.
When i was looking for cases i googled most aesthetically pleasing cases, but they were too expensive (although i would have bought an nzxt h440 if they shipped to ireland!) or i didnt like them. So i searched worst looking cases and i fell in love with the spec-03.
Sorry. I did not realize where you are. I have no idea what you have available to you,
or the cost. In the US you could have spent $20-40 more and gotten a case that would have helped cable management a lot. Keep up the good work and enjoy your new rig!
why not putting the cables behind? i have the same case and the backplate has a bulge, it fits everything perfectly tbh. this wont help your temps