Needed a computer for college, don't like Macs, built a monster.
Built it to edit video footage with Adobe Premiere, and After Effects. Also, I'm an aspiring photographer so I needed something that would streamline my photo editing process, this build is a bit overkill for that, but oh well. Occasional gamer.
Easily broke Average 70-90 FPS on Far Cry 3 near max. Average 100 FPS in Skyrim. Average 170 FPS in Black Ops 2 (horrible game). Rendered a 5 minute 1080p video in roughly 9 minutes.
Everything is going well so far, runs pretty cool and quiet, could be quieter if I replace stock fans. I never hit max CPU temp, max temp under load is about 68*C.
Probably would've gone with a modular PSU, as you can tell from the pictures. Would've preferred the Samsung 830 series, but the 840 non Pro series is serving me well so far. Probably could have gotten a higher OC if I had bought the H100, but I don't want to raise the voltages any higher either.
Can't seem to find a stable higher OC of this GTX 670 FTW edition. Should've bought the standard version, and possibly from a different manufacturer too, but this card is by all means more than I need, I just want to say I've OCed it.
Don't mind the HORRIBLE position. I am overhauling my room right now and this is just a temporary set up!
|CPU||Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core||$329.99||Newegg (Override)|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid||$89.98||OutletPC|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155||$128.48||OutletPC|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600||$149.99||NCIX US|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" SSD||$133.45||SuperBiiz|
|Seagate Barracuda 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM||$47.00||Amazon|
|Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$56.98||OutletPC|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB||$412.27||TigerDirect|
|Case||Fractal Design Define R4 (Arctic White) ATX Mid Tower||$108.59||NCIX US|
|Power Supply||XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V||$49.99||NCIX US|
|Optical Drive||LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer||$21.95||Newegg|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$89.98||OutletPC|
|Monitor||Asus VS239H-P 23.0"||$154.99||Micro Center|
|Mouse||Logitech G400 Wired Optical||$76.99||Amazon|
|Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.6GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||20.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||78.0° C|
|Extreme Preset Score||X3171|
|Performance Preset Score||P9076|
|Entry Preset Score||E13161|