Description

Had to mod the case a little bit to fit in the giant gtx 580 asus dcii.(that thing is huge) i also have cut a window into the side panel and hotglued an acrylic window onto it.(the parts look soo cool, it would be a shame not to show them off.)

Parts:

case: got it for free and it does the job, i have added a 82 mm fan in the front.

CPU: fx 6300 oced to 4.2 ghz

GPU: Asus dcii gtx 580 (extremely stylish looking card). if not overclocked extremely silent but still it kicks out a lot of heat. (bought it used , got a quite good price on it)

MOBO: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+. (gets the job done pretty well, i really like the software utilities from asus(Fan xpert, turbo v evo,epu,......)

Ram: single stick of 4 gb Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600(yes not the 1333 version). some people might say that that 4 gb is insufficient . but for playing BF3 and metroLL it is fine.(i just do gaming on this pc)

Hdd: some seagate baracuda 250 gb hdd. is far away from an ssd in terms of speed, but i have reused it from another pc.( I am a quite patient person when it comes to game loading times)

PSU: thermaltake berlin 630w . gets the job done.

CPUCOOLER: in this price range(Got it for 25Euro (-30%), there are better air coolers, but i went for the esthetics of a watercooler(Looks sexy and stuff...).

monitor : an older one. samsung sync master 205bw. Not full 1080 p. just 1600x1050. but hey with this resuolution i can play everithing maxed out.

Comments

  • 68 months ago
  • 6 points

You guys don't read much, or just can't use common sense and therefore are way too overly critical of the OP.

I'm willing to bet the 507 price tag is the default price on PCPartPicker. I don't really care if its accurate, it a pretty sweet "just put it together build" and obvioulsy mostly recyled parts. +1 from me.

I'll never understand the "You paid $XX for 4-year-old product XX when you could have gotten product XX just released last week for $XX, you're dumb" like it was purchased this morning at full price. Who cares if OP didn't manually do the price.

Just my 2 cents, not trying to trash-talk anyone by any means, Just asking that ya'll chill out a bit and appreciate the build, not the numbers

  • 68 months ago
  • 3 points

I feel ya, Miller. You definitely need some common sense for this kind of stuff. At the same time, however, people are posting builds that should are being rated. They should definitely try to make all information as accurate as possible before posting it. I am always more inclined to give a +1 to a well thought-out build post than a quick/poor one...even if the build is decent.

  • 68 months ago
  • 4 points

yeah people are really lacking common sense here when it comes down to that 580. Anyhow i do wonder what you payed for it, +1 for me anyway. it seems like a nice budget build

  • 68 months ago
  • 3 points

hmm... HMMMM... hmph.. hm. hm.. hm..

dat 580.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

yep, just looks soo damn sexy. or did you meant the price, i actually have bought it for 140

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah, just an interesting part choice. Did you get it from a donor or something?

EDIT: Never mind. I just looked over the desc. again. Well, it certainly is unique. How does it run?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

no i just really wanted it because it looks so cool, bought it used, and i does not perform bad either. and since i do not have a full 1080p monitor i can play everything maxed at 1050p bf3 ultra 60 fps crysis3 at this res is no problem, metroLL cranked all the way up(except for AA)39 fps benchmarked

  • 68 months ago
  • 3 points

The cabling looks really good. Certainly a budget build, but a nice balanced one. +1

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

If that 580 is not a resused part, you wasted your money BIG TIME there.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

my guess is that he didn't buy it because i don't think it is even available in the model from the pictures. The one on the list is PNY brand.

  • 68 months ago
  • 0 points

oh sorry i forgot to mention, that i have bought it used

  • 68 months ago
  • 3 points

You should override the price... $507 is WAY too much for a 580.. used..

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

What price did you pay for it? Is the $507 accurate?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

idunno how much it is in dollars, but 140 euro. may seem a tiny bit too much, but it outperforms a 750 ti which costs 140 euros. and the main reason why i have bought it was the amazing looking cooler with the backplate.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

That's about $193. Not a terrible price for the 580, but not the best, either.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

you are right, but i really wanted mainly because of the looks.maybe in 3-4 years i will buy myself a titan or a 780ti for 140 or less. who knows? i just enjoy buying older high end cards they look way much better than the current midrange stuff. when i was younger i saw an awsome looking gaming pc in a shelf window in a electronics store that could play almost anything maxed at the time. core 2 quad, a gtx 8800 and a unbelievable 4gb amount of ddr2 ram. and the cooler of the gpu looked so good. i have bulit 6 years later the same build for eighth of the price out of used parts, just because of nostalgia.(Gave it to my grandmother so i could play minecraft and cs 1.6 (maybe even source) at her house). maybe i will post a build about it.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I see, makes sense. Why do you have the PNY one listed instead of the ASUS one?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

what desk is that?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

The desk where the pc sits ? Or is it a synonime for something?

My uncle did all my furniture.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

where the pc is.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

where the pc is.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont know, my uncle did it

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't get why people can't use common sense on this site, you obviously didn't buy it new! Update the price soon though

Nice build though, love the case for some reason!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

wow the first person who said something nice about the case.thanks man. it looks cheap,feels cheap, but i could route the cables at least behind the case. Got it for free from a friend

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

That's all that matters really, it looks clean on the inside and saved you some cash. win-win!

Nice build!

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

in all, it looks really nice, though you might want to edit your post to add in what you used for your HDD, PSU, and case as well as the fact that you bought an ASUS-branded GTX 580 at a custom price - NOT a PNY-branded GTX 580 at $510.

also, for your next upgrade, another 4GB stick of RAM would go a long way.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

well those damn ram price gouchers. theese things cosed arount the half of the price two years ago. ram is expensive theese days. would 8 gb make that much of a big difference? cheers

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

it depends on what you do. an increasing number of games (like the yet-to-be-released Star Citizen) are requiring more than 4GB of RAM. it would also help in running multiple programs at once, like a game, a web browser, and live-streaming software.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes you are right, but at this moment i am just too greedy. When star citizen comes out, i might consider an upgrade to 8gb. But only if it is really necessary. The only thing that i am multitasking is when i read 9gag posts during the long bf3 loading times... So yeah...at the moment i am ok with just 4gb and i will upgrade ,when it will be necesary to have more than 4gb.

I do not to streaming,i just play

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Good enough build indeed. That's one expensive 580 you got there. My 780 was $2 more :p.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

oh i forgot to change the price tag, actually got it for 140. used

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

u shoulld have bought a 750 ti

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  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Yay nvidia FTW

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  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

bought it used for a really good price

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

What price?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

maybe 506 dollars!

  • 68 months ago
  • 0 points

That wouldn't qualify as a good deal at all. Pcpartpicker price history shows it was ~$400 at one point, but that isn't a good deal either.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I was being sarcastic. Because the listed price was 507 dollars.

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  • 68 months ago
  • 6 points

Come on bro, use your head. It wasn't $500, they sell for under $200 on ebay. Total waste of a comment.