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My First Gaming Computer Build
by Kyle1519
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Description

This is my first build I have ever done and I am pretty excited about how it came out. I use it mainly for gaming but as with every computer I use it for everything from web surfing to online classes. Everything on this build came together like a dream. Couldn't have had any better of a build experience. Let me know what you think!

Details
Intel Core i7-2700K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle35.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load66.0° C
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate967MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle36.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load69.0° C
3DMark 11 Benchmark Results
Performance Preset ScoreP13234
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SrgtMacfly [1 Build] 1 point 27 months ago

You really should have gone with the new ivy bridges, and gotten some better HDD like the crucial M4 and caviar black by WD

 
 
Kyle1519 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 27 months ago

The 2 extra HDD I have were left over from other computers SSD upgrades besides the Samsung 830 which has better reviews then the Crucial M4 (I researched for 3 days straight comparing the 2 and the Samsung won out of all the reviews I read) and I do have a Caviar black 500 GB. As for the Ivy, I should have but I read great things about the 2600k and 2700k so I decided to go with it. Thanks for the advise for next time :)

 
 
JeffChrist 1 point 27 months ago

Awesome build.... i too would have gone with z77 and ivy bridge... but thats your choice. you also could have saved a little by buying the asus monitors without webcams. dont really see the need for 3 webcams... those monitors are beast i have the same one but without the webcam...

-Jeff

 
 
Kyle1519 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 27 months ago

Thank you for the compliment. Like I said I was going to go with the Ivy but I read some great reviews on the 2700k. The ASUS monitors don't have webcams, those are the IR emitters for the 3D glasses. They are 3D monitors.

 
 
JeffChrist 0 points 27 months ago

ok i apologize... i didnt realize that... that must be amazing to be in front of

 
 
Kyle1519 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 27 months ago

Don't worry about it. It really is! :)

 
 
Big_Dean 1 point 27 months ago

you could have saved some money by getting a 2600k instead of a 2700k since they are the same cpu(with the exception of clock speeds), and the 4GB 670's are kind of dumb, they only help at very high resolutions and a 7970 is better for that anyways

 
 
Kyle1519 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 27 months ago

They are actually the same price on newegg so why go with the 2600k which has a lower clockspeed? and I have 3 ASUS VG278H 3D monitors that run at 5760x1080 so the 4GB cards were required and my monitors are 3D and ATIs 3D sucks and is very limited in hardware so I went with Nvidia.

 
 
Big_Dean 1 point 27 months ago

Across all vendors the 2600k is at least $20 cheaper, and the extra clock speed can easily be matched with just a bit of overclocking, and with a h60 you could get a pretty good overclock out of the cpu, 4 Ghz or above would be easily achievable

 
 
Kyle1519 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 27 months ago

Oh well on newegg the were the same price, $20 isn't that much when you're spending $4000 on a build. There is a lot of hindsight I wish I would have seen prior to this build but you can't have regrets! I love my build and that's what counts :)

Thanks for your replies though

 
 
cajtar [2 Builds] 1 point 27 months ago

Dude, is that a Klingon keyboard?
Wow, you spared no expense on this guy. Helluva BOM, but I would have gone for an Asus Z68 of Z77 mobo w/ Lucid Virtu support. Both those chipsets support SandyBridge or IvyBridge. I agree Samsung 830 is a sweet SSD.

 
 
Kyle1519 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 27 months ago

lol it's the luxeed U7 keyboard. My friend showed me it and I had to have it for this build! google some videos of it to see it in action, it's pretty cool. I did spare no expense but the parts I chose suite me well and I love how it all turned out. Thanks for your compliments and replies!

 
 
Justin95 [1 Build] 1 point 27 months ago

This thing is a beast. 4000 dollars... wow

 
 
Kyle1519 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 27 months ago

Thank you for the compliment

 
 
Justin95 [1 Build] 1 point 27 months ago

No problem. :) If you have an extra 4000 laying around I'd be happy to take it off your hands for you. I've got a build on hold until Christmas vacation.

 
 
Kyle1519 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 27 months ago

I'll be sure to keep that in mind lol :p What kind of build are you planning?

 
 
Justin95 [1 Build] 1 point 27 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hsV1

I'm not sure on the HDD though. How is your Caviar Black?

 
 
Kyle1519 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 27 months ago

I would definitely go with a SSD for your system drive if you can afford it and get a second HDD such as a caviar black for everything else. If you can't get a SSD then a Caviar black will definitely be sufficient. Mine is just used for program files and it works great.

 
 
Justin95 [1 Build] 1 point 27 months ago

Well I'm definitely getting the SSD, but as a second HDD I'm not sure which to get. Even the highest rated ones seem to have a lot of failures. But if you say your C.B. works well I could get that.

 
 
essence 1 point 27 months ago

Also, this is on your build: Compatibility Notes ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports.: i would find a differnt case, it may increase your buget but is well worth it if you want to use very fast usb connections.

 
 
Justin95 [1 Build] 1 point 27 months ago

Yeah I saw that, good thing they added that feature when they did! But I think I might be getting the Storm Enforcer case anyway so it's not a big deal.

And even if the 912 case doesn't have front headers, I could always just use the ports on the back.

 
 
essence 1 point 27 months ago

i would buy a 20 buck sound card the change is like night and day for 20 bucks http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ir3a theres my build

 
 
Justin95 [1 Build] 1 point 27 months ago

Well I don't really do anything that requires good sound and I'm almost up to my max budget, so I'm probably not going to get a sound card. Thanks for the advice though. :)

 
 
Mincading [12 Builds] 1 point 27 months ago

howd you get all this funding?!

 
 
Kyle1519 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 27 months ago

Hard work and Saving for a long time

 
 
Mincading [12 Builds] 1 point 27 months ago

How long did it take you to save that much? (how old are you?) (also I think theres a hater disliking your comments...)

 
 
Kyle1519 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 0 points 27 months ago

It took me about a year to save all the money and I'm 21. The build ended up being a little more then I expected it to be so I had to put some of it on credit cards and borrow some from my parents but I got it built and I'm loving every min of it. As for the haters, there are always going to be haters out there, you just have to tune them out :)

 
 
Mincading [12 Builds] 2 points 27 months ago

That's good :) I really like your build, great job!

 
 
essence 1 point 27 months ago

so, when are you sending it to me, have to tests gone good :D

 
 
Digital223 1 point 27 months ago

Dude, that's pretty expensive for your first build. Can it run Crysis? xD

 
 
Kyle1519 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 27 months ago

Yep, I kind of went with the whole go big or go home mentality on this one. Of course it can run crysis! Lowest FPS is 34 at 5760x1080

 
 
Digital223 1 point 27 months ago

WOAH! Nice job for a first build... =) How hard was it to build including installation of new drivers and Windows?

 
 
CheesyHotDogPuff 1 point 27 months ago

Wow. I do NOT have the money for that.

 
 
Kyle1519 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 27 months ago

Saving is key! You can do it.

 
 
TestBuilds 1 point 27 months ago

I personally would have gone with a gtx 690, but whatever works

 
 
Kyle1519 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 27 months ago

The reason why I didn't go with the 690 is because the 690 has 2GB of VRAM per GPU which is essentially 2 GB VRAM and I needed 4GB for my 5760x1080 resolution which is why I went with the 670 4GB cards in SLI

 
 
jimmy_dog [1 Build] 1 point 27 months ago

Why i7 and not i5? Why the h60? A hyper 212+ provides better cooling. Or get an i7? Why the 4gb 670s? I know you have 3 monitors, but 8gb of dram is alot. I can understand the 16 gb of ram. I hope you had those hdds laying around. Why 27 inch monitors?

 
 
Kyle1519 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 27 months ago

I encode Blurays a lot so I would actually use hyper threading. I like corsair better. Because 2GB in SLI is essentially only 2GB, I need more than that for my resolution(4GB SLI is 4GB VRAM not 8, look it up if you don't believe me). And yes I only bought the SSD and the Caviar black for the build, the others are extras. Because I wanted 27", I've had 24" and they were to small for me, I like complete immersiveness. Any more questions? :)

 
 
TSTheSilent 1 point 27 months ago

That is one MONSTER build. Nicely done :D

 
 
Kyle1519 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 27 months ago

Thank you!

 
 
danielhep 1 point 27 months ago

Crappy motherboard. :/ Crappy coolers on the 670s More ram than you'll ever need. Other than that it's pretty good. Oh, and I would've gone with a higher 80+ PSU rather than 850 watts.

 
 
Urinal_Slam 1 point 27 months ago

Holy nuck fuggets, that price!

 
 
Sackoo 1 point 27 months ago

3 549 dollar monitors, my ******* jesus

 
 
Mooncheese07 1 point 27 months ago

I think that you can run games. :D I would kill for this! Nice Job!

 
 
jmccarble [4 Builds] 1 point 24 months ago

Dream machine right here.

 
 
AsianlyLegit 1 point 22 months ago

How many inches are there for cable management?

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lostInplace 1 point 6 months ago

What frame rates can you pull off on that thing? What settings? Looks good to me! :D Also, got any fans on that thing? I don't like stock... do they work well?

 
 
supergohan91 0 points 27 months ago

Good job. You seem to have serious funding. You should've gone with the 10000 rpm hard drive for speeds sake. Other than that inlikey =3

 
 
Kyle1519 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 27 months ago

Thank you, it took a lot of hard work and saving for this build. I was thinking about going with a 10000 rpm HDD for my programs drive but I figured 7200 would be enough. Thanks for your compliments and replies!

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TheGodofWendys -3 points 27 months ago

Way to overkill.

 
 
Kyle1519 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 27 months ago

Maybe to you. For me it's just right :)

 
 
TestBuilds 1 point 27 months ago

If you like it, that's all that matters.

 
 
TestBuilds 1 point 27 months ago

Yeah, and this is his first build.