Very pleased with my first build. It took me a while to put together just because I was extremely careful to make sure I didn't miss anything. Cable management could have been better, but it'll do the trick. Windows boots up stupid-quick, and Battlefield 3 runs smooth as butter on very high settings. I'm very happy with this machine.
Overclocked this puppy to 4.4GHz and so far seeing no issues with stability. I ran it through about 6 hours of stress test of Prime95 (large TTF) and the max temperature one core it hit was 73C, but the whole CPU averaged about 66 at 100% stress.
Installed a second Samsung 840 SSD and a Corsair H110 hydro cooler. The temperature differences under load are more than satisfying. Results in Prime95 are in the second photo with temps.
Click here to watch my overview and gameplay video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkRQd5oqQyM
|CPU||Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$233.98||SuperBiiz|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid||$114.99||Amazon|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155||$138.99||SuperBiiz|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$109.99||Amazon|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" SSD|
|Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" SSD||$131.45||SuperBiiz|
|Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$54.98||OutletPC|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB||$379.97||TigerDirect|
|Case||Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower||$109.99||Newegg|
|Power Supply||Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V||$94.99||Best Buy|
|Optical Drive||LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer||$59.98||OutletPC|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$84.98||OutletPC|
|Monitor||Asus VH238H 23.0"||$149.99||NCIX US|
|Wireless Network Adapter||Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1||$18.99||Amazon|
|Keyboard||Logitech MK520 w/Laser Mouse||$34.99||Amazon|
|Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.4GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||27.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||61.0° C|