first computer! im 15, what do you expect... i got this machine to play high end games (BF3) and went with a blue theme. hyper 212 keeps the CPU at 32-38 degrees while on use... seems high to me. the 560 was an amazing upgrade from a 512 mb 8800 :/
CPU:Amazing, fast clock, i dont need any faster. the intergrated gpu is quite impressive, got 5.0 on desktop WEI, 6.3 on gaming.
Motherboard: Amazing. MSI splash screen was so fast i didnt know how to get into UEFI (figured it out after 4 restarts).
RAM:was clocked at 1333, used XMP to bump it back to stock 1600, dont know why the z77 chipset didnt chip in.
Cooler: its SO quiet. i took the side LED fan from the case and used it on the cooler for a push pull configuration.
SSD: amazing. wei is 7.7 with this beast, windows logo doesn't have enough time to finish!
HDD: at first, it was detected in BOIS, not windows, to solve this, i unplugged my SSD, put in my windows cd, created a new partition, and formatted, THEN IT WORKED!
CD drive: basic, advertised at 17$, got it for 30$ total.... stupid shipping.
Case: Amazing, came with 4 fans! Came with a 5"1/4 adapter, i could've get it out after installing the motherboard, oh well, i don't need it. the front panel covers need to be broken off, same with the PCI slots, once u take them out, u cant put it back in. the thermometer probe was easy to use, same with fan controller.
tooless design wasnt really tooless, u had to screw in the plugs into the HDD, its ok though, quite convenient.
GPU: just fast, amazing. i play LoL and i turned everything max, v sync off. i ended up getting 278 fps LOL.
PSU: CPU 8 pin is WAY too short, i had to use the included cord extension from the case.
overall it is a quiet computer, i can barely hear it. the actual total is $1070, pcpartpicker doesnt include tax or shipping.
it was a great experience, having to research and actually build it. it took me 2 hours, not bad for a first timer!
|CPU||Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core||$209.99||Newegg|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing||$29.98||OutletPC|
|Motherboard||MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$87.32||NCIX US|
|Storage||Mushkin Chronos 60GB 2.5" SSD||$63.24||Amazon|
|Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM||$48.45||Amazon|
|Video Card||Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB|
|Case||Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower||$61.79||Amazon|
|Power Supply||OCZ 600W ATX12V / EPS12V||$87.37||TigerDirect|
|Optical Drive||Samsung SH-222AB DVD/CD Writer|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$187.97||OutletPC|
|Mouse||Gigabyte GM-M6800 Wired Optical||$9.99||Newegg|
|Custom||Dell Ultra-slim 21.5" LED monitor|
|Date Published||March 30, 2014|
|Date Built||July 23, 2013|