Description

I use this rig for gaming, movies, and basic internet browsing. I have the CPU overclocked at 4.5GHz on air cooling 24/7 with no problems. Incase anyone was wondering, it's an i7 3770k on an Asus Sabertooth Z77 mobo with a multiplier of 44, CPU voltage of 1.33V, stock BCLK Frequency of 103.0MHz, and stock DDR Voltage of 1.50V. I was able to fit 5 200mm, and 2 120mm fans into the fairly large Cooler Master HAF 932 tower. My most prized possession is my monitor. Asus's recent release of their gaming monitors are superb. The VG248QE which I have has a 1ms trace-free response time, 144hz refresh rate, nVidia 3D Vision ready, LED backlit, and includes a 3-year warranty. Without a doubt this monitor gives me the smoothest gaming experience I've had.

Comments

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

When did you build this rig, because I really hope you did not spend 600 smackers on a 480 any time recently. Also, your gpu can't live up to that monitor. I don't think it will be able to produce frames extreme enough. You probably should have gone with a 60hz monitor and save $100.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

I did not buy the GTX 480 for $600.00 USD. Pieces of this build came together slowly one at a time, some in bulk. The final result today is this. The 480 is able to handle 1920x1080 easy (even with dual 1080p monitors), and offers excellent frame rates in the games I play (well over 200FPS). The thing most people talk down about my GPU is the fact that it's a 400 series nvidia GPU, but what they don't (sometimes) realize or take into account is the fact that it's the best in it's tier. It's like saying the GTX 680 will be faster then the "860 Ti" -using an example of todays current cards- (Although I doubt a 680 would beat a 860 TI in the near future). My GTX 480 is better than a GTX 560 Ti and equivalent to an Radeon HD 7850, GTX 570, and GTX 650 Ti BOOST. Though it is slightly slower than a GTX 660 Ti, and Radeon HD 7870.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the explanation and it seems completely valid to me.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

$600 for a 480? Please tell me this isn't a newly bought card. Since this is a gaming build you could have saved a lot of money with out costing you any performance by getting a 3570k and 8GB of RAM. Also, why win7 Ultimate?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

The reason the GTX 480 is so expensive is because it's a discontinued card and only a select sites still sell them. For some reason they don't drop their prices, that's not up to me, but to answer your question. No, I did not buy the card recently, it was originally bought by my cousin back when it was relevant and he thus replaced it with a GTX 670 SC. He gave it to me as a gift which replaced my original gaming rig's GPU which was a 9800 GT. Of course that rig was built many years ago and that GPU irrelevant with today's games. I use it in my scrap PC which I use by my bedside to watch netflix and such, or sometimes as a slave GPU to setup Tri-monitors as Nvidia only allows 2 Monitor outputs at once per card, unlike Radeon cards which can do Tri-monitor output per card. I chose Windows 7 Ultimate because it's (in my opinion) the best OS out there today, with a nice and clean design that is made for the desktop PC. Unlike Windows 8 which is made for tablets and touch-screen/All-In-One PCs.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Windows 8 may have been made with tablets in mind, but to me it is very much a desktop operating system. More so than win7. If you want to start a program, you just press the windows key and type the program. To me, that is a lot faster and more geared towards the more computer literate. You don't have to scroll through the start menu to find things, you just type it. It's the best feature of the new start menu and adds to the desktop experience more than a tablet one. Plus win 8 is just faster in games than win 7.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I have all the programs I use on a daily basis and/or weekly basis on my task bar for Windows 7. It's much faster than pressing the windows key and typing the program's name because all I have to do is mouse over and click. It's very much so like apple's dock at the bottom of the OS's desktop. Just mine is windows and has a full box surrounding the icons. I don't notice many Windows 7 users take this to their advantage, instead they leave tons of Shortcuts on their desktop which is not only non-ergonomic, but visually displeasing. My parents bought a new Tablet/All-in-one PC with Windows 8 and I tried it out. It's not as quick to get to specific folders and files as Windows 7 imo.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

You can do the same thing in windows 8. That feature was carried over from windows 7. I was talking about the less common programs that you don't usually but into the taskbar. If you use a shortcuts in the taskbar, then it's exactly the same. But what's not the same is that programs and games are faster in win8 than win7.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

You can also do that same thing in windows 7 and even windows vista, simply press the windows key and type, it will appear on the start menu. This is not a new concept with windows 8. It is also no faster in windows 8 than windows 7 to do this. Windows 8 is not geared more towards the computer literate, its geared towards the computer illiterate. The reason it is faster in game is because Microsoft reduced the beauty effects or sped them up to 125%... The game itself shouldn't run any faster unless the specs on the computer are greater than that of a windows 7 computer.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

The GPU choice makes sense then. You should probably put something about it in the description though just so people don't freak out when they see it. You can also override the cost of each part to reflect the amount you actually paid.

As far as the Win7 comment, I was speaking more to why you got ultimate. The win7 vs win8 debate really just comes down to preference. I'm wondering why you went with Ultimate when you could have gone with home premium for ~$200 less. The features in Ultimate are mostly geared to enterprise use that you would need a corporate server to make use out of.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice PC + Nice room :D

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the multiple posts my network is acting up and the hang time is causing me to submit multiple requests

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