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Current PC - Built June 2011
by DOKinetix
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Description

Raid 0 SSDs, I got them at a bargain so I figured I'd try it out. Don't regret it. Increased speed noticeably (up from 120GB Agility SSD)

Not the right CPU cooler couldn't find mine (mine sucks since it covers 2 of the Memory slots)

Video Card I have is MSI, but going to upgrade... It was $90 when I got it, was good enough at the time.

Processor has proven itself to be steller. Overclocked to 4.2 on air, 0 problems.

I've tried other mice, but the G500 is just the best for me.

Paid $800, June 2011; add $140 for SSD additions (for both), August 2012

Uses: Software Development; Some (very little) 3D imaging, just started so realizing video card isn't gunna cut it; Gaming (League of Legends, WCIII, DayZ, DotA 2, WoW) - Runs them all on highest settings, even with crappy video card - Recently tried Dishonored and Boarderlands 2, runs them both like a champ! Max Graphics (nearly)

Details
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle25.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load45.0° C
VisionTek Radeon HD 5770 1GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate850MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.2GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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TestBuilds 3 points 21 months ago

Great build, and have fun upgrading the older parts down the road.

 
 
Mincading [10 Builds] 2 points 21 months ago

hows the 5770 with LOL?

 
 
DOKinetix [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 21 months ago

Runs perfect, full graphics. 0 lag... the raid 0 SSDs put me at fastest load time though, was usually top 3 for loading, now its rare that i'm not number 1.

 
 
Big_Dean 0 points 21 months ago

I honestly can't comprehend why you spent so much to have two ssd's in raid 0 and have a nearly 3 year old, low end graphics card

 
 
DOKinetix [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 21 months ago

When I purchased the PC, I was a student without a Job. I got a video card that was "good enough". Now I am a software developer, and saw the deal for SSDs and jumped on it to do raid 0. Going to upgrade my Video Card to a 680, but waiting for a little bit to see if that's what I want to do or just build a whole new machine. SSDs were after the fact.

 
 
Big_Dean 1 point 21 months ago

Ok, that makes more sense now. If you were to build an entirely new machine, I would suggest waiting until Intel releases their next-gen Haswell processors early next year, they will be a large increase in performance over Ivy Bridge. Also, Nvidia may have a new gpu out by then aswell, so if you are content with your current system for a few months a complete rebuild next year would be a good choice.

 
 
DOKinetix [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 21 months ago

Yeah, I was actually surprised at the speed boost from the SSDs and think I'll be happy for a while. I actually had original plans to X-Fire the 5770s until more models came out and showed how much the 5770 was behind. I'm going to be working on a project in January - April with CUDA cores and although I can use the open source version for Radeon, I'd prefer to stick with the tried and true Nvidia (which is Spanish for jealousy).

 
 
Evilcandybar1 [1 Build] 1 point 21 months ago

No it's not. 'Celos' is spanish for jealousy. :o

 
 
IamApropos [3 Builds] 1 point 21 months ago

You are right Celos = Jealous, Envidia = Envy Definition for envidia: Web definitions:
the traditional Hispanic belief that the envy of others can be the cause of illness and bad luck..

 
 
ajsuan 1 point 21 months ago

yea envy and jealousy are completely different - thanks for clarifying

 
 
DOKinetix [Submitter] [1 Build] 0 points 21 months ago

Nvidia = Envy = Jealousy, never had a definition for it in Spanish just learned the meaning of the word itself (usage not a dictionary when i learned spanish). http://thesaurus.com/browse/envy

 
 
signum023 0 points 21 months ago
 
 
jfree232 1 point 21 months ago

7950 and you get 3 free games and 20% medal of honor. you can get one for $10 more than the 660ti.

 
 
Gamer1230 [1 Build] 1 point 21 months ago

1066 RAM? Update that to 1600 1.5v ram

 
 
signum023 1 point 21 months ago

i changed the RAM and the V.Card http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mWvZ is it good now?

 
 
Scaroza [2 Builds] 1 point 21 months ago

Save $15/£15 and drop the PSU down to an XFX Pro 650w, 750w is overkill and 650w is still ample for your system. The XFX is a rebranded Seasonic who make tremendous PSU's so the quality is very good.