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XxWhiteLinexX's 2013 March PC Build
by xxwhitelinexx
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Description

CPU: "Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core" After searching many reviews and benchmarks... I guess this is the last choice for my budget and overclocking...

Cooler: "Phanteks PH-TC14PE 78.1 CFM" At first I want to use a water cooler instead of air... But there was a traumatic experience with a water cooler in the last year T_T... So I'll stick with air cooler... My friend recommend this... So this is it...

Motherboard: "Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155" My friends said that this is an "Overkill"... No need for me to buy this... But I already fall in love with the "Thermal Armor"... So... I can't resist the temptation LOL...

Memory: "Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB" The store owner recommends using this with my CPU... He said that it's easy to OC with this to @4.5Ghz... So I'm using this and it's turned out to be true... Only go to BIOS 1 times, and never had BSOD till this day...

Storage: "Plextor M5P Series 128GB 2.5" SSD" It was cheapest SSD that day (between OCZ Vertex4) and there's a good review of it... So why not...

Video Card: 2x"MSI GeForce GTX 660" This is the hardest decision... GTX 680++ is out of the question with my budget... So I want GTX 670 at first... But then I comparing the price... It was extremely expensive (today it's still about $435 on my country)... Then I searching another alternatives for about a day... My head is very confused and still can't find the come out... Then my friend recommends me "Why not SLI?"... I can get this 2 with only $320 (2xGTX660) vs $400++ (GTX 670)... and the performance is even better than a single card... So yes... I'm not regretting this... I can play Crysis 3 with Very High All Max Settings 2xSMAA getting average 45FPS++... But yes there's also a downside... Not many games support SLI, and for the newest games we must wait for the driver update... I don't know about micro-stuttering... But as far as my eyes can tell, 60 FPS still feels smooth as using a single card...

Case: "Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower" Another "Overkill" but it's worth for my eyes... LOL... Also very love the white colors...

Keyboard: "Razer BlackWidow Ultimate" The only mechanical keyboard that looks cool and large (at that time, dunno about now)...

Mouse: "SteelSeries Sensei RAW White Limited Edition" I tried Razer mouse, but it's not that comfortable for my hands... Then I tried this... and it's very comfy and not cramping my hands after 12 hours++ of usage...

PSU: Tagan TG 800W-BZ It's actually a gift from my brother PC... So no comment... It's looks cool with the LED colors and things...

PS: -Sorry for only 1 photo... Because of the reflections from the case is reflecting my face (I'm a shy person >...<) Maybe someday I'll get another one or opening the case tomorrow...

Details
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle33.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load39.0° C
MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.03Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle36.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load44.0° C
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JoeyThePCNoob [2 Builds] 7 points 12 months ago

How do you guys know that he didn't build this a while back. Your giving this guy so much crap about getting the 3570k and two 660's. Maybe thats all that is available in his country. great build +1

 
 
theonelonewolf [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

PSU looks upside down I think.

 
 
SirCatManDoo [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Great build! Those temperatures look awesome, I guess the air cooler worked just as well as liquid. Awesome job, +1. Although, I might flip that PSU because it looks like it is drawing air from the GPU rather than outside.

 
 
LookTopHats [2 Builds] 1 point 12 months ago

Great build mate! Should serve you well