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Upgradecap's OP build
by Xareh
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Yeah. ...yeah.

(I'm not trolling, he really has this)

Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate915MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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IamApropos [3 Builds] 2 points 23 months ago

~(The pictures do not match the parts list) Im' curious why the builder didn't go 2011? Everything else is extremely extravagant buying all the top end stuff why not go to the top? It'd definitely had been within the budget spent.

Xareh [Submitter] [4 Builds] -1 points 23 months ago

I did some more knowing research and found he could've rolled 3970X and just all round far better stuff (except the 690s, replaced by 3 Matrix 7970s) if he had built himself.

Xareh [Submitter] [4 Builds] -1 points 23 months ago

Yeah, I know they don't match but he won't give me the actual names for stuff

IamApropos [3 Builds] 3 points 23 months ago

MSI motherboard, Silverpower "unknown" PSU which was produced in germany and makes PSU for Tagan, really not much known about those PSUs excluding they are marketed towards EU and really hard to find information online about them. That to me is never a good sign. well 3 Matrix 7970s would not out perform 2 690s (Thats 4 x 680s SLI) With this much budget the 2011 socket would have been a way better choice all around. Not only does the CPU out perform on many levels for many different things but it is designed for multiple SLI / Crossfire, far better than the 1155 socket setup. Just looks like someone needed some guidance when choosing parts. He didn't build this himself?? O.o Did someone realize the mistakes in this build and pawn it off on him??

mousseng [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

Silverpower is a pretty good brand. Cheggitout here.

Xareh [Submitter] [4 Builds] 0 points 23 months ago

komplett.se for about 36K Swedish Krona.

IamApropos [3 Builds] 2 points 23 months ago

wait a second. A "Professional" webiste built this?? and that is $5400 USDollars!!! (blinks repeatedly at the screen) it makes me feel so bad when "professional" sites or people recommend or build things for people that are not the best they can get for the money they want to spend, which is why I provide my insight and knowledge to anyone who wants it so they can avoid this kind of thing...

Xareh [Submitter] [4 Builds] 0 points 23 months ago

I agree, so, so much... it's all so overpriced, I reckon anyone could bring the industry to it's knees even without wholesale parts, do minute markup and boom.

IamApropos [3 Builds] 3 points 23 months ago

If I was the person who paid for this build, I'd be so very extremely mad. I'm not even him and I had to walk away from the computer because it felt like I was the person who just got ripped off.... Trust me I don't mind extravagant builds, I love helping people build the monster machine of their dreams but it really gets to me when I see people rip others off and give a half ass product when they deserve way better for the money they spent.

stoutfiles [1 Build] 2 points 23 months ago

Completely agree, this build is a huge waste of money.

jonjonjon [1 Build] 2 points 23 months ago

ya i just went on their website and priced out this computer and it came to 39151.30 Swedish Krona which is $5871.36 USD.

  • Item: 752376
  • Shockproof board
  • SteelSeries QcK mouse pad
  • Corsair Obsidian 800D Big Tower Black
  • Silver Power SP-S850M 850W PSU
  • Intel ® Core i7-3770K Processor
  • Corsair Hydro Series H60 CPU Cooler
  • MSI Z77A-GD65 Socket 1155
  • Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz 16GB
  • Gainward GeForce GTX 690 4GB PhysX CUDA
  • Gainward GeForce GTX 690 4GB PhysX CUDA
  • Corsair SSD Force Series 3, 240GB 2.5 "
  • Seagate Barracuda® 2TB
  • Samsung DVD Writer, SH-224BB
  • Logitech Gaming Keyboard G510
  • Cyborg R.A.T. 9 Wireless Gaming Mouse
  • ASUS Xonar Essence STX
  • MS ROYALTY Win 8 PRO Nordic
  • MS COA Win Pro 8 32-bit/x64 Nordic
  • BenQ 24 "LED XL2420T
jonjonjon [1 Build] 2 points 23 months ago

i just priced these parts out on pcpartpicker. some items like the psu and gpu's aren't available so i just picked something close. in the picture it looks like he has 4 sticks of ram. it came out to $4191.76 USD. that a $1679.6 USD markup. now im curious what kind of markup alienware has.


Smily 3 points 23 months ago

Yeah, on Alienware the 680 is "$450" more than the 660. Lol.

jonjonjon [1 Build] 4 points 23 months ago
  • they also charge $150 more just to overclock the i7-3960X from 4.0 to 4.2.
  • $300 more to go from 16GB to 32GB ram. i lost all respect for alienware.
Smily 2 points 23 months ago

Their prices are hilarious. Well, actually, all people who build the computer for you have ridiculous prices. Digital Storm, which has had the best prices by my research, charges $1500 for an i5 + 660 ti lol

Graestone45 1 point 7 months ago

Unless it's local, usually you get something like $100 for labour. The reason the big peeps charge so much for diff parts is because they have to go in and do it manually, instead of the assembly line doing it.

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Oliver [4 Builds] 2 points 23 months ago

4 grand pc and went with only the H60. lol.

brigittebeau [1 Build] 2 points 23 months ago

That's not a sabertooth nor SLI 690s?

jonjonjon [1 Build] 2 points 23 months ago

yea i went to the site he bought it from and its an msi board. the brand of gtx 690 they sell is gainward. the video cards in the pictures do look like the gainward 690.


TestBuilds 1 point 23 months ago

Don't all GTX 690s look the same?

jonjonjon [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

yea i guess they do since they are all reference cards. either way those look like 690's.

brigittebeau [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

The cards looked all black in the picture, but I looked closer and yeah... those are 690s.

rhandyrhoads [5 Builds] 1 point 23 months ago

guys why are you so mad it's not as if you could actually take advantage of a better cpu than he already has there. 8 cores is enough to do pretty much anything. Yes the i7 is virtually 8 cores since it has hyper threading and that model has 4 cores.

IamApropos [3 Builds] 1 point 23 months ago

Not made at the owner, more so at the company that sold this system. Its the fact that the place he purchased this system for charged nearly $1600+ markup on parts prices. I don't know if that is common in EU but its just a little sickening to see that kind of rip off. Heck CyberpowerPC and Alienware don't markup more than $300-$500 unless you have them overclock your system.

TestBuilds 1 point 23 months ago

Well... kind of... but I wouldn't call them virtual cores.

CheesyHotDogPuff 1 point 23 months ago

"Yeah. ...yeah." My same reaction.

Snomad 1 point 23 months ago


PCgamingFTW 1 point 23 months ago

Pretty sure thats not a 800d looks small

lt-smith [2 Builds] 1 point 21 months ago

won't the quad-core processor be a bottleneck to the 2x 690s on multi-threaded games such as BF3? I mean you're mixing £2000 worth of graphic cards with a £220 cpu... Shouldn't you atleast be using a 3930k?

aragorn98 1 point 19 months ago

Really. SLI 690's and an H60. At least get a H80i more a H100i.

Invictus350 [1 Build] 0 points 23 months ago

Some more high end parts and you would have a nice build there :/ benchmarks?

Darren 0 points 23 months ago

some people have to much bloody money...+ there's a little overkill there for just that one little monitor... and that tower was a little overpriced.

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Fastmaster7 0 points 23 months ago

It's a 650D, isn't it?