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First PC build
by robtuck
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Black Friday, cyber Monday, and price checking sales helped me create this build for a very good price. Works great, couldn't ask for more. If you have any ideas of something I could do better please let me know.

I will be using it for gaming, movies and music and a little bit of video editing.

All of the prices are after the mail in rebate.

Part List
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.4GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.02Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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EpicEagle44 [1 Build] 13 points 7 months ago

$60 bucks for the cooler? Either a typo or you got ripped off.

TrentHyster [1 Build] 3 points 7 months ago

Yeah I can get one for ~$30 even in AUS

robtuck [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

That was a mistype. It was actually 30

RyneSmith [4 Builds] 5 points 7 months ago

Ya all the prices look great except for that cooler, I'm sorry if you paid $60 for that, I just purchased that last week and paid $30

Tuxx 4 points 7 months ago

Hope you missed the '3' key and hit the '6' key accidentally, 60 dollars for the cooler?

Mattyice47 [1 Build] 1 point 7 months ago
UndeadSold1er22 2 points 7 months ago

Probably could have budgeted better, and depending on what you plan on doing that 660 could be replaced.

robtuck [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

That was something I started thinking about, after I bought everything.

Question: Do you think I should take it back and get a better one or should I keep it and run dual graphic cards? I let my Geforce Experience program(that cam with the graphics card)set my setting on battlefield. It's currently running on mostly ultra but some setting are on high.

Task: Gaming(battlefield, Halo, GTA) Downloading music and movies(I'm about to get an hard drive for the movies and music) / a little bit of video editing

UndeadSold1er22 1 point 6 months ago

That card is not that bad for those tasks only issue us that card is getting outdated running it SLI will do fine for the future.

PickItApart 1 point 7 months ago

What currency is this?

Electrospeed 1 point 7 months ago

Nice build, but as always, it could also use some better cable management ;)

robtuck [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

I took your advice and worked on the cable management. The last three pictures are the final works.

Electrospeed 1 point 6 months ago


JohnTsams [1 Build] 1 point 7 months ago

With all the savings you were able to buy that cooler ;p Nice build dude.

ajmoe99 1 point 7 months ago

part choice is good but there is no cable management so try to work on that

Random_Red [1 Build] 1 point 7 months ago

personaly i dont like windows 8 or 8.1 fullstop but each for thhere own i suppose

robtuck [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

At first I didn't like it because it was new and very different from using a touch screen, compared to using an actual desktop. But I eventually got use to it and really enjoy it now.

Duggernaut86 1 point 18 days ago

How are the fans? Specs say constant 8db, but when they ramp up do they get louder?

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