Hi there. This is my first computer build. I had been interested in PC gaming for a while, so I thought to myself, why not build a rig myself? So I did, and here it is.
I bought this right after Christmas for $1,927, and built it as soon as all the parts came in. Props to IamApropos for helping me pick out parts. He knows what he's doing!
I tried my best with the cable management, and I don't think I did too bad. It looks neat to me.
I literally just overclocked it today up to 4.2, and so far its running stable, and I think i got max temps around 66 or so. Don't really remember. Ill update the temps and speed after I overclock up to 4.5. Heres the link to my CPU Z validation. http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2645546
I use this for mostly gaming. I play a lot of The Witcher 2, Skyrim, Saints Row 3, and others, and i haven't noticed any lag or serious fps drop on max settings except in Skyrim. I have around 60gb of mods installed, mostly visual. Im going to overclock the GPU and see what improvements I see. Ill post some FPS rates for my games soon.
Otherwise, Im very happy with what Ive bought, and plan to maybe buy a better monitor and headset soon. Im also looking to name it, any suggestions?
P.S. Sorry for bad picture quality, had to use my phone.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$233.98||SuperBiiz|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155||$138.99||SuperBiiz|
|Storage||Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB 2.5" SSD||$119.99||Amazon|
|Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$54.98||OutletPC|
|Video Card||Asus GeForce GTX 680 2GB|
|Case||Cooler Master Storm Trooper ATX Full Tower||$167.26||SuperBiiz|
|Power Supply||Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V||$136.99||Best Buy|
|Optical Drive||Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer||$22.49||Amazon|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)||$97.98||OutletPC|
|Case Fan||Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm||$24.00|
|Keyboard||Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid||$86.00||Mechanical Keyboards|
|Mouse||Razer Mamba 2012 Elite Wireless Laser||$104.99||Amazon|
|Custom||Razer Gaming mouse pad off amazon||$18.00|
|100ft Ethernet Cable||$15.00|
|8gb Corsair Vengeance ram 1600mhz(from other computer)||$0.00|
|Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.2GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|