Description

Client wanted it for gaming, some video editing (small-time), and programming. Motherboard was out-of-date, but they wanted to spend as little as possible on it. I don't know why and I don't agree with it, but whatever.

Vengeance memory is pretty good, huge heat-sinks that weren't exactly necessary considering that I couldn't get an overall heat (inside of case) upwards of 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

DVD drive was cheap, but fairly loud. Wouldn't recommend it if it wasn't the most reliable (but cheap) DVD drive I've encountered.

Comments

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Build looks pretty good except for the motherboard. Why a 3770k but no Z77 board?

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

I wholeheartedly agree. I have no idea why they wanted a Z68, they just said, "This motherboard looks good (which it didn't really), I want it" and wouldn't budge on the issue.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Ya. It kind of makes the whole build unbalanced. Especially the case as dschutt84 said. It must have sucked to have such a stubborn client like that. Sorry to hear it. Hopefully this post wont get downvoted to badly since it wasnt your decision.

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

You should really work on some of the cable managment though.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management was fixed after the pictures were taken.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

They were an older client that was getting into gaming. For whatever reason, older clients with no computer background (and some with it) seem to be very narrow-minded when it comes to purchase decisions.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Wanted to spend as little as possible and a 3770K I usually don't see together...

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

They wanted to cheap out on certain aspects of it (though I don't see why). Talked them out of a cheapass PSU, then he went overboard and wanted a certain one that was a bit more than they should have gotten.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

You need to sit them down and be like, "I know what I'm talking about when it comes to computer parts. You need a Z77 board."

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

or a non k cpu

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  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I should have, but now it's theirs to deal with, heheheheh.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build! just one question, are you sure those temps are right? 42C @4.5 under load on air?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

According to the BIOS, that's what it was.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

BIOS and what he reported it to be from an unstated program 6 months later.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you run Prime95 and HWMonitor?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I went over and checked it out, it's 26 degrees. Son, I am disappoint.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont think you are getting accurate temps from the sensors, @4.5 im sure you need around 1.26v, that generates quite some heat for only 32C. Maybe someone more knowledgeable can explain this better.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Your client is pretty stupid no offense .. a overclockable processor with a non-overclockable motherboard.. -.- It throws the build completely off. Also, the PSU is a bit big but other than that, nice build.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm not offended; he did make some pretty stupid choices. He'll probably end up replacing the motherboard down the road, so no big deal.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

they wanted to spend as little as possible and you built a $1700 machine? Am i missing something here?

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Just troll pros on here that dont read

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

They wanted to spend as little as possible on a power-house, I should have re-worded that. Odd, huh?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/dschutt84/saved/28ex

could have done something like this.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Broken link, kind sir.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I deleted that build a little while ago.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Which country was this built in? A lot of the prices seem quite marked up compared to canadian prices at the very least.

Like the 3770K being almost $400 as the first offender.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Canada. All parts were bought from NewEgg.ca.

  • 77 months ago
  • 0 points

Also not gonna downvote it since it's not your decision. If it was then I would, but...

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

it's kinda poorly put together though (cable management mostly)

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

the cables really aren't that bad

  • 77 months ago
  • -1 points

Did they really want this case? It's way too big for this build!!!! If they wanted to spend so little on a Motherboard why spend close to 2 grand and not include a GTX 770/780 in there. Money could have been spent better. Plus it has terrible cable management.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Actually no where near 2k in american money. Barely 1700 canadian maybe 1500 american

  • 77 months ago
  • 0 points

True but its still a lot of money.

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  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

The case was a joint decision on both of our parts. They wanted something that was heavier than Megatron's testes and white. Seeing as how this case was actually on for a great special (like $70 off regular price and $2.99 shipping) it seemed like a reasonable purchase. I do agree, it was a massive case for the stuff inside.

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  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I know eh?

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