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Sid's Gaming Rig
by SidBali
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Description

This is my second build, the first one being a P4 3.4ghz Socket-478 built in 2004 which is still kicking (seen in the pics). Built many a PCs for family and friends over the years but was always waiting quietly to build my ultimate PC until now. Built this PC primarily for gaming and additionally for video & photo editing. I know it's an overkill for my requirements, however I had been saving up for it so what the hell. I started collecting the parts within May-June 2013, all mostly from Amazon.com, and then took them back to my home in India. In India they are priced at a whopping 20-30% more and thus the decision to lug back all the parts with me. Put it all in a suitcase with extra padding, checked it in the aircraft and hoped they would arrive in one piece and work once assembled.......and they do work flawlessly. Didn't pay any excess baggage courtesy Horizon Air & Emirates. Had an allowance of 2pcs (23kgs each) and carried 3pcs (Two suitcases at 23kgs each and one Monitor at 11kgs). My lucky day and the staff was ever so courteous.....thanks ladies.

Had no choice but to buy the Case, PSU & CPU Cooler through the best online website in India (www.theitdepot.com) else I would have ended up paying more in excess baggage than saving by shopping in the USA. Additionally bought the WD Caviar HDDs, Case Fans, Keyboard & Mouse in India as the price difference was negligible.

Had a minor hiccup during the CPU Cooler assembly as one of the four standoff screws had a bad thread and as a result I was unable get the thumb-nut on and secure the cooler pump unit in place. Wrote to Corsair Support in the USA and India the next day with unsure thoughts of the outcome. Was I knocked over when I received a full replacement set each from both in flat three days. Three cheers for Corsair !!!

Finally put it all together, crossed my fingers and fired her up on the 10th of August.........what can I say.....sheer joy at each beep. Haven't started OCing yet as I am not an experienced OCer......will do a bit of studying in that area first and then post stable configurations and benchmark results. In the meantime I'm posting a few pics of my assembly from the start to the finish. However, please excuse the quality of the pics as they're taken by my phone.

I had an incredible time building this PC, right from the very start of researching, browsing & shopping till she was finally put together. PCPartPicker and its users have throughout been an enormous help with the researching, shopping and building experience....cheers to all.

Comments, questions, tips and info are always welcome....Cheers!

Part List
Details
Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.01Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
Comments
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XIscottyIX [3 Builds] 3 points 17 months ago

Your ram costs more than my entire computer haha!!! Very nice desk setup mate :)

 
 
SidBali [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 17 months ago

I was hoping somebody would notice the desk setup. Designed it myself on Microsoft Word (lol) and gave the prints to a very talented carpenter. Desk was made more than a year ago with the CM Storm Trooper's dimensions in mind. Delighted it all worked out just right. :D

 
 
flipins [3 Builds] 2 points 17 months ago

Well, it is very future proof and you will not need any upgrades for another 9 years xD

 
 
SidBali [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 17 months ago

Yup......will make the next one for my son......as and when he arrives and grows up.....that should be about time for an upgrade (lol).

 
 
Quantrix [1 Build] 1 point 17 months ago

Is this only for gaming? Why do you have 64GB of RAM? That's way too much for just gaming. Did you just like wanna go full out? There are some things on this computer that are unnecessary and could have made a much better gaming computer.

 
 
godshawk 1 point 17 months ago

Built this PC primarily for gaming and additionally for video & photo editing. I know it's an overkill for my requirements, however I had been saving up for it so what the hell.

Uhh...

 
 
Quantrix [1 Build] 3 points 17 months ago

Hmm. I didn't see that. I'm still waking up. Well then, +1.

 
 
iiLeGiT101 [1 Build] 1 point 17 months ago

I think you should get a sticker that says overkill because that's exactly what this build is xD

 
 
DooDooDunderHead 1 point 17 months ago

why 1250w you only need 750w

 
 
jimfed67 [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

How did you get the EATX to fit??

 
 
godshawk 0 points 17 months ago

Read the description. It's not just for gaming.

Built this PC primarily for gaming and additionally for video & photo editing. I know it's an overkill for my requirements, however I had been saving up for it so what the hell.

 
 
SidBali [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 17 months ago

Appreciate the repeated support.

 
 
godshawk 2 points 17 months ago

Haha, np.

(Love how I got -1 for that.)