Ok So first off The graphics card + SSD havent come yet so I'll be updating this again when they do arrive.
So this is my first build I guess. Been looking forward to it for ages and finally started buying it last month.
Its main use is for an alterntive to a console I'll be playing games like Bioshock, Elderscrolls, Fallout, Mass effect, Assassins Creed.
As well as less intense games like Minecraft (FTB Modpack) and Team Fortress.
This is because my main rule is if you can get a game on PC it is always worth getting it on PC, My favorite justification of this is the horrific load times in Skyrim on console.
Named after the Egyptian God of course. And a minor Stargate reference. Fits with the fact that every PC in my house has to be named after an ancient God.
Other PC's in picture is my old Dell PC from years ago that I've suffered with and the Bitfenix is Cydonia's Minecraft server found here.
Running Windows 7 x64 because GAMES.
Have two monitors a dell widescreen 19" and an LG IPS LED 23" ( I recommend the LG)
Edit: Added more photos! This is my actual set up I'm buying another desk to make mine a corner desk, Getting another LG monitor and putting up some gaming canvas pictures. Side note: I hate farm animals but love irony. Hence the cow picture.
Keyboard is IBM SK-8815, its an old thing but I love it. (Not mechanical before anyone asks.)
So onto the build
I've gone for the NZXT Phantom White/Red as is very sexually attractive for a case, I will have children with it. I jest, but no seriously I'm gonna have this case for 10 years at least, the fan controls are amazing, the cable management is awesome, it comes with 4 fans! aaaaaaand drive bays are all tool less including card bay covers.
Only tiny little issue with it is that the internal drive bays are awkward to get things into, at least that's my experience so far.
If you are thinking of getting this case bare in mind it is huge, I love a big case but for those with less room then maybe try the Phantom 410.
I went for the i5 3570k as its pretty much as far as you can go with an intel CPU before you start throwing money away. I have no need for an i7 but I do want to run quite a few processes and have quick response.
There really wasnt any other choice its a great CPU
Asus have a good reputation for reliability. Not much else to say on that. oh and built in wifi, sweet.
Just a side note to anyone who hasn't installed that kind of socket processor before... you really do have to pull the lever down with strength, I worried about breaking something but its actually completely normal.
Yes I know I don't need 16GB but the bundle worked out cheaper and I intend to give the Girlfriend 2 sticks of it when she builds hers, 8GB is more than enough for what I need.
As for the brand its Corsair so you cant go wrong just another brand I trust for Ram, Also man is it pretty.
Everyone needs an SSD in their life, for reasons of speedy bliss while using one's computer.
5-10 second boot times make my life amazing.
Also the Samsung one is super pretty in a light metal casing with matte black coating.
650w is all I need and the brand was recommended by a friend, has all the wires needed and looks defined. Good job.
Originally I was geared up for getting a 670, then I got a 560ti to tide me over until I could afford a 770.
Truth is I have had the 560ti for about 7 months now.
Its absoultley amazing to have the freedom to say, I wanna play this game and not have to struggle with fps lag or anything like that.
I have Fibre optic at home so online gaming will be streamlined like crazy.
And for once in my life I can actually tell my friends that I'm a fully fledged PC Gamer.
Thanks for reading.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$219.98||OutletPC|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing||$30.98||Newegg|
|Motherboard||Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155||$144.98||SuperBiiz|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$174.99||Newegg|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SSD||$114.99||Amazon|
|Video Card||Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB|
|Case||NZXT Phantom (White/Red) ATX Full Tower||$132.98||Newegg|
|Power Supply||XFX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V||$69.99||Amazon|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.4GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|
|GPU Core Clock Rate||941MHz|
|GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate||6008MHz|
|GPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|GPU Temperature Under Load||-|