This build was lots of fun. First the backstory.
This computer was built over a course of 3 months. Originally this computer's specs were much different. However; I found myself wanting to keep building. I ended up spending more than I originally hoped but it was such a fun project I didn't mind.
About the computer:
Although I'm posting pictures, the build isnt exactly done. Some future upgrades include: fan controller, LED strips, cable sleeving, and quite possibly the new GTX 760. This is all with time however.
The cpu is overclocked to 4.4 GHZ with an idle temp of 35 degrees and under load reaching about 72 degrees.
The graphics card is overclocked from 1058 MHz to 1248 MHz. It idles around 30 degrees reaching 47 degrees under load.
All In all this build has been tons of fun, a bit of trial and error, and a big learning experience.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$224.98||OutletPC|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing||$29.99||Micro Center|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155||$97.99||Newegg|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$89.99||Newegg|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SSD||$99.99||Newegg|
|Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$69.98||OutletPC|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 650 2GB||$106.00||Newegg|
|Case||Corsair C70 Arctic White (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower||$109.99||Newegg|
|Power Supply||Antec 550W ATX12V||$64.99||Amazon|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer||$19.98||OutletPC|
|Case Fan||Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition 39.9 CFM 120mm||$13.63||NCIX US|
|Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm||$27.98||OutletPC|
|Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.4GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||35.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||72.0° C|