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95% of the time this comp is used for Gaussian modeling, GIS mapping, ground water delineating, work stuff etc... And 5% skyrim! I use a lot of RAM intensive apps/software/programs and that is why the 32 GB or RAM; other than that it is a pretty typical 'strong' build (from what i have seen on here and reddit). I cannot wait to do my next one.

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  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

How do you like the motherboard? Is the onboard Wifi worth a damn?

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

The mobo itself is a dream. Lots of room, fittings, headers, etc... fit fine in the 200r and lots of room around the CPU for easy cable maneuvering. I didnt like the usb 3.0 fitting though. It doesn't clip or snap on, it just kinds sits on it. Not very snug either. other than that the mobo is great. I will definitely get it for my home PC build.

The wifi worked for the 10 min. it was used. I have an Ethernet connection and the wifi was only used until I could get a new cable ran. I cannot comment on its quality really. To be honest, i'm not sure i actually got onto the internet with it. I think all i did was connect to our wifi. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, USB3 seems to have a mind of its own header-wise--when I built my mum's computer, the damned header must have come out half a dozen times during cable management.

Good to hear the board is good and easy to work with. It's the one I'm leaning toward for my major update build (haven't made any substantial changes to my build since 2010).

Thanks for the info!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I will be buying the same video card and the same case! how are they?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I have only tested the video card with Planetside two and AC4BF, but it played both at the highest settings with 60 fps. (AC4BF doesnt work well on PC, but there are a few fixes for it)

The case is great. I like the internal 2.5" bay for the ssd and there is a lot of room even with the full ATX board.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks, I will probably order my parts at the end of the week.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I heard somewhere that the 300r is way better than the 200r, even for the extra cost because of the airflow the 300r provides . Is this true?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

i have the 300R myself and love it check it out if you want to see for yourself.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure. I know that the 200r is a very common case and it was highly recommended so I went with it. It seems to have fine airflow and it also has 2 spots for fans on the side behind the MOBO which is nice for increased airflow.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, I thought about going with the 200R ATX case, but in the end I couldn't pull the trigger, I loved the window on the 350D, so that is what I am going with.

It would be interesting how people start their build... do they start with case first and build outward...

anyway, thanks for sharing your build.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I went in this order: MOBO --> CPU --> GPU --> RAM --> SSD & HDD --> OPTICAL DRIVE --> PSU --> CASE & extras (fans, cpu cooler, monitor) I wasn't too concerned with the aesthetic of the case; just its quality. My next build though will definitely include a colored case since my desktop has to actually be on my desk... I'm thinking orange... Or white with lots of LED's.. I don't have any experience with the windowed towers, but they do look cool.