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The Horace

by tehxhorace1

4
13 Comments

Details

CPU Clock Rate

4.0GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

900MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

4.00Ghz

Description

"Modest" Gaming Machine.

Everything works. Super awesome.

First Build.

Re-used old HDD from HP Pavilion. Hence the WEI score.

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Mincading 12 Builds 3 points 37 months ago

WOW. good job man! i was planning on using the same/similar parts. although i wouldve suggested a better psu and better brand for the GPU. great build man! also, go for ivybridge, it has better benchmark scores.

tehxhorace1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

the power supply was on sale for 55. i also bought the gpu before this entire build to play new vegas on my old pre-built. the gpu is what sparked the whole build process.

Mincading 12 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

quick question about the z9, is there a hole where u can feed the cpu power through near the top?

tehxhorace1 submitter 1 Build 2 points 36 months ago

damn, my bad for taking A MONTH to get back to you.

if you're still interested (or haven't found out on your own), yes, there is.

Mincading 12 Builds 2 points 36 months ago

LOL. Yea i decided to go on agead and buy the case, check out my build "the blue one", it uses the same case :D

tehxhorace1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

interesting, my front panel expansions didn't need to be broken off, just screwed off. pci expansions do though.

nice build.

Sassy 3 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Great cable management. I personally would want more of a GPU power horse, but the GTX 560 is all one needs to play current games well. May I suggest an SSD, you will love it and never be able to go back to HHD again.

tehxhorace1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

i bought the gpu before everything else, before even planning on building a pc. it's what triggered the idea to build my own. before that, i was a total noob.

Sassy 3 Builds 2 points 36 months ago

So, does that mean you wished you had sprung for a different GPU?

tehxhorace1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

not really, not right now. the most demanding game i have is fallout new vegas, and the 560 handles it on high settings just fine.

i'll probably upgrade the gpu come christmas, but i don't regret anything.

ddan49 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

Why the Z77 mobo with a SB CPU? It won't take advantage of anything. If this is for gaming, I would have gone with a higher GPU vs the CPU... a 560 Ti at the least. Other than that, it looks nice! Congratulations.

tehxhorace1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

microcenter deal / saving some cash.