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Just to give some feedback on my purchase....I received the last of my parts and put the PC together on Monday and I've been loving it. I haven't used it too intensively yet, but I have managed to get all of my 100+ Steam games installed and still have 600GB to spare. Firstly I fired up Counter Strike Global Offensive, which now is buttery smooth (I went from 25~ fps on low settings with my macbook pro to 200~ fps with everything maxed). It was joyous and I can already tell it's going to make me a much better player. I also tried some Deus Ex Human Revolution and Metro 2033 which looked excellent as well.

I've yet to install the aftermarket cooler but I probably will at some point. (I probably should've just skipped out on it honestly, considering I won't be doing any overclocking)

My only complaints with the build are for one, the secondary power supply cable that runs from the PSU to the motherboard is really short, and I have to run in directly over top of the graphics card so it reaches to the port at the top of the motherboard. It's also one of the few cables on the PSU that isn't modular so I don't think I could just order a longer one to replace it. Also, the audio plug that goes from my case to the motherboard is a little on the short side too, but that's less of an issue.

The only problem I've run into as far as things not working correctly is my 2 USB ports on the front of the case don't recognize anything I plug into them. Whenever I plug something in, I get a message that says the device could not be recognized. The four USB ports on the motherboard work fine though. I'm still trying to figure out the issue with that.
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Just to give some feedback on my purchase....I received the last of my parts and put the PC together on Monday and I've been loving it. I haven't used it too intensively yet, but I have managed to get all of my 100+ Steam games installed and still have 600GB to spare. Firstly I fired up Counter Strike Global Offensive, which now is buttery smooth (I went from 25~ fps on low settings with my macbook pro to 200~ fps with everything maxed). It was joyous and I can already tell it's going to make me a much better player. I also tried some Deus Ex Human Revolution and Metro 2033 which looked excellent as well.

I've yet to install the aftermarket cooler but I probably will at some point. (I probably should've just skipped out on it honestly, considering I won't be doing any overclocking)

My only complaints with the build are for one, the secondary power supply cable that runs from the PSU to the motherboard is really short, and I have to run in directly over top of the graphics card so it reaches to the port at the top of the motherboard. It's also one of the few cables on the PSU that isn't modular so I don't think I could just order a longer one to replace it. Also, the audio plug that goes from my case to the motherboard is a little on the short side too, but that's less of an issue.

The only problem I've run into as far as things not working correctly is my 2 USB ports on the front of the case don't recognize anything I plug into them. Whenever I plug something in, I get a message that says the device could not be recognized. The four USB ports on the motherboard work fine though. I'm still trying to figure out the issue with that.

you can buy a extension cable for that 4 or 8 pin plug,,,even sleaved fancy if you want,,,maybe 10-15$ tops,,,and the front usb ports ,,,,what plug do you have it plugged into on the motherboard,,,should be a number,,beside the plug
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fx 6300 asus m5a99X evo asus gtx 670 2gb  8gb 1600mhz gskill ripjaws 
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coolermaster 922 denon 7.1,home theatre 
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amd 965x4 asus,m4n72-e asus gtx 570 1.25gb 8gb 800 gskill ddr2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingMonitor
samsung 840 evo lg cheap zalman something cpu cooler??,,,works pretty good lg 22 inch 
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coolermaster 850 antec 902 
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the tooth
(18 items)
 
HAF 922
(14 items)
 
902
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 3570k sabertooth Z77 asus gtx970 dcII 4gb 16gb gskill ripjaws 1600mz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
seagate sata 1 tb samsung 840 evo 250gb ssd lg blueray corsair H105 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
windows 10 home  asus 27inch 1080p  acer 24 inch 1080p acer 24 inch 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech G110 corsair tx 750watt fractual design define XL R2 mx518 
Audio
sony wireless,,,headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
fx 6300 asus m5a99X evo asus gtx 670 2gb  8gb 1600mhz gskill ripjaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
corsair 120gb ssd WD 1 tb 7200rpm lg blueray H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 7 home premium 50 inch 3d plasma 1080p,,smart tv logitech wireless  EVGA SuperNova G2 750 
CaseAudio
coolermaster 922 denon 7.1,home theatre 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd 965x4 asus,m4n72-e asus gtx 570 1.25gb 8gb 800 gskill ddr2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingMonitor
samsung 840 evo lg cheap zalman something cpu cooler??,,,works pretty good lg 22 inch 
PowerCase
coolermaster 850 antec 902 
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you can buy a extension cable for that 4 or 8 pin plug,,,even sleaved fancy if you want,,,maybe 10-15$ tops,,,and the front usb ports ,,,,what plug do you have it plugged into on the motherboard,,,should be a number,,beside the plug

I can't remember off the top of my head but I'm pretty sure it's the right one....I think on the board it was labeled as JUSB1 or something. One thing I should mention is that at one point I had unplugged the USB connector from the motherboard to re-route the cable, and it pulled the little plastic piece (with the notch so you plug it in the right way) up as well, and I had a bit of a struggle getting it back on along with the cable itself. I didn't think I damaged any pins in the process but I'm wondering if maybe I actually did do something.
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Bump to see if anyone has any suggestions for the USB port problem. I've tried updating the drivers, and the device manager says all my USB ports are working correctly (even though they refuse to recognize anything I plug into them).
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