Well I started not to post my build, but pcpartpicker was such a big part of helping me choose the final parts. I hope I have helped a few people and I appreciate all the advice given to me.
I call my build Frankenstein because it has never had up to date parts. Even now I am using an old PSU bought 5 years ago as part of a Tigerdirect barebones kit. Update 5/2013. Bought a Seasonic X-850.
I have included a picture of my old un-upgraded PC and here is link to the old one if anyone is curious. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Divdor/saved/17yB
When I first decided to upgrade my build, I was on a very tight budget. I was set on doing a FX-6300 with a Gigabyte 990FX. Things changed and the budget got a little better. Things got a lot better and I was able to upgrade Video as well.
As you can see I have a Eyefinity 3x1 plus one setup and I love it. The Acer 20" monitors are a lower resolution so I am running a 5040x900 array. A lot easier on the video card and all the games I have played have run flawlessly with very high to maximum settings. Update 6/2013, I couldn't stand it and bought 3 Asus VS 247H-P monitors and now run 6048X1080p resolution. These are the same height as the old HP monitor and look good.
I know the PSU is bad, but it has served me well for 5 years and I ran out of money. It will be replaced eventually with a modular.
- PSU to full modular - DONE 5/2013
- Monitors to 24" 1920 x 1080p - DONE 6/2013
- Mouse to Logitech M570 - DONE 9/2013
- Second Video Card to Run Crossfire - DONE 8/2013
Oh and the CPU and Mobo were $70 off the price. I would/will update the prices if I can.
Final note about the upgrades that have finished. I really love my PC as it currently is. The crossfire setup is running well now under the Catalyst Driver 13.8b Beta. While I would love to have the best of everything, I had to balance my PC designs with life and budgets. After the SSD, I will be done upgrading for a long while. Next time, I think it is time to try a water cooled system.
Thanks to Philip for putting together a great site and I hope you enjoy my latest time killer.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$209.99|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing||$36.99|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD4H ATX LGA1155||$104.99|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$52.00|
|Storage||Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$149.99|
|Video Card||Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB||$315.38|
|Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB||$225.38||(Purchased)|
|Case||Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower||$79.99|
|Power Supply||SeaSonic 850W ATX12V / EPS12V||$99.99|
|Optical Drive||Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer||$14.99|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$0.00|
|Monitor||Asus VS247H-P 23.6"||$129.99|
|Asus VS247H-P 23.6"||$129.99|
|Asus VS247H-P 23.6"||$149.99|
|Mouse||Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball||$39.99|
|Custom||HP w2207 Black-Silver 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor||$179.99|
|Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.2GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||28.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||52.0° C|