Built this machince for one purpose- Gaming, specifically Battlefield (3 + 4).
This was my first build. Everything was smooth overall, computer started up on first try. The case was easy to work with and made for very easy wire management. Took some time to figure out the fan controls but otherwise had no issues.
Loved the asus board, perfect fit. Very happy overall with the build.
Being my first build I have small regrets.
First- SHould have gone two sticks of 8 instead of 4 sticks of 4 memory.
Second- Skip the standard hardrive and just gone with a bigger SSD, I don't use a lot of storage.
I plan to add another 690 this fall for BF4 and to go with a three monitor set up soon as I sell my old computer.
*Purchased all materials from Amazon and Newegg, everything went very well. Order 1 hardrive from NCIX they messed the order up and shipped it ground and for some reason required a signature. I will not use them again.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-2700K 3.5GHz Quad-Core||$349.99||Newegg|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Seidon 240M 86.2 CFM Liquid||$69.99||Newegg|
|Motherboard||Asus Sabertooth Z77 ATX LGA1155|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$172.99||Newegg|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" SSD||$89.98||OutletPC|
|Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$63.99||Amazon|
|Video Card||Asus GeForce GTX 690 4GB||$999.99||Amazon|
|Case||Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower||$159.99||Amazon|
|Power Supply||Cooler Master 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V||$89.99||Newegg|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer||$16.99||Newegg|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit)||$95.99||Adorama|
|Sound Card||Asus Xonar DSX||$43.99||Newegg|
|Keyboard||Razer Lycosa Mirror|
|Mouse||Cyborg R.A.T. 9 Wireless Laser|
|Intel Core i7-2700K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.5GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|