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by corkview
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Description

Built for daytrading markets. Needed to be fast and support multiple monitors. Computer is fast and serves its purpose to a charm :)

Details
Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate980MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
Comments
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Divdor [1 Build] 2 points 20 months ago

Perhaps a bit overkill for a non-gaming application. Are you sure you do not have intentions of gaming this thing a bit down the road?

  • CPU/Mobo - Locked CPU and mobo make sense here. Overkill for daytrades, but it leave a lot of headroom for gaming later. I would guess the mobo was on sale? A full ATX would have suited you better for expandability down the road.
  • Good speed and quality on the Ram, again very much overkill.
  • Crucial M4 - Good Choice for SSD. Should help your operating system and PC to run faster.
  • Video - Major overkill. There are many cards out there that would have suited your purpose for much less such as the Sapphire 6450 Flex. Runs 3 DVI monitors and costs around $70.

Overall, your build appears to be more light gaming than major office function. It should serve you well and have a lot of un-tapped potential if you want to do other things.

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SeabassVar 1 point 20 months ago

The Radeon cards work a lot better for multi-monitor display but nice build

 
 
corkview [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 20 months ago

Thanks for all the positive comments! haha.. This was my first build, I really don't care about prices. Honestly I just needed a new computer, and wanted the experience of building one. Thanks for the ideas on future builds

 
 
kr4yz13 1 point 10 months ago

hey I just got the same case . how does the front led come on I see one molex connector but only have 2 wires connected to it. does that power both?

 
 
EcoMCG [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

How's the case?

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bbooiigg [1 Build] 5 points 20 months ago

Micro ATX isn't that bad. Low price for budget builds, though it does have very few upgrade abilities. Since he got a locked processor and h77 motherboard, he's obviously not overclocking, thus the i5-3470 which performs nearly the same with an i5-3570k at stock. The RAM difference is negligible and prices might have changed since he bought it. The Crucial M4 is better than the Samsung 840 since the 840 is tlc. This build is actually a nice one for the price.

 
 
corkview [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 20 months ago

Thanks, you nailed the reasoning on the cpu, ssd, and RAM decisions! Thanks for the positive comments

 
 
Enlyten [1 Build] 0 points 20 months ago

Meh, I was just saying it could have been cheaper, yet equal (or better) in performance.

 
 
bbooiigg [1 Build] 1 point 20 months ago

What? ATX board and i5-3570k cost more than the money you save from ram and SSD.

 
 
Enlyten [1 Build] 1 point 20 months ago

Oh really? Is 51 cents really that big of an issue?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $189.99 @ Microcenter
Motherboard MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $89.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $51.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.98 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $94.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card $199.99 @ Newegg
Case Apex PCV-588 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $816.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-09 20:07 EDT-0400
 
 
bbooiigg [1 Build] 1 point 20 months ago

Does the OP live near a microcenter? Online prices for the i5-3570k are like $20 more. Even if he did, the microcenter price for the 3470 is $40 cheaper than online, thus making the price difference between the two even bigger.

 
 
Enlyten [1 Build] 0 points 20 months ago

... Then $20 dollar price difference, still not very significant. Do you really want to argue about this?

 
 
bbooiigg [1 Build] 1 point 20 months ago

Well you are the one saying that he should have downgraded his SSD to get the 3570k and a z77 motherboard even though he's not overclocking.

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SherwoodForest [1 Build] 3 points 20 months ago

"No offense but your build is terrible"..really dude, you can't just say something negative and then say no offense like it changes something..lol

 
 
Enlyten [1 Build] 3 points 20 months ago

Reminds me of Talladega Nights. "With all due respect, sir." xD

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