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My First Gaming Computer Build

by Kyle1519

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53 Comments

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CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

66.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

967MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.01Ghz

GPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

69.0° C

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!

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SrgtMacfly 1 Build 1 point 32 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 32 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 Build 1 point 32 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 32 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 1 Build 0 points 32 months ago

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

Kyle1519 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

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

Big_Dean 1 point 32 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 32 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 32 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 32 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 32 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 32 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 32 months ago

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

Kyle1519 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Thank you for the compliment

Justin95 1 Build 1 point 32 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 32 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 32 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 32 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.

essence 1 point 32 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

Mincading 12 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

howd you get all this funding?!

Kyle1519 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Hard work and Saving for a long time

Mincading 12 Builds 1 point 32 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 32 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 32 months ago

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

essence 1 point 32 months ago

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

Digital223 1 point 32 months ago

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

Kyle1519 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 32 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 32 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 32 months ago

Wow. I do NOT have the money for that.

Kyle1519 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Saving is key! You can do it.

TestBuilds 1 point 32 months ago

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

Kyle1519 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 32 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 32 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 32 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 32 months ago

That is one MONSTER build. Nicely done :D

Kyle1519 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Thank you!

danielhep 1 point 32 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 32 months ago

Holy nuck fuggets, that price!

Sackoo 1 point 32 months ago

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

Mooncheese07 1 point 32 months ago

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

jmccarble 4 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Dream machine right here.

AsianlyLegit 1 point 27 months ago

How many inches are there for cable management?

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lostInplace 1 point 11 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 32 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 32 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 32 months ago

Way to overkill.

Kyle1519 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

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

TestBuilds 1 point 32 months ago

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

TestBuilds 1 point 32 months ago

Yeah, and this is his first build.