Description

This is my first build. I am 51 years old and finally decided to give it a try. I went way way way over budget on this build. I did a lot of research and learned as I went, which is really why I did this. I am sure my next build will be much easier for me. I really enjoyed every step of it. To be honest I am not a gamer or do anything that would use this much computer, I just wanted to build a good computer and learn some things. I think I did that. now is the next fun step of "tweaking". I am currently trying to figure out how to OC my ram. Looking forward to any comments. PS one SSD drive is for my operating system and the other is for SSD caching.

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 4 points

I like everything but the choice of the 660ti. Otherwise, nice build.

EDIT: Sorry, I just noticed that you said you're not a gamer. Nevermind that haha

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan on going with SLI and adding another in the near future.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't need to if you're not a gamer or editor.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

For memory-bandwidth limitation issues, I would have gone with a GTX670 vs 2x 660Ti's (for gaming that is). So if you think you might game later, there's that to consider. Otherwise I think your parts choice is pretty damned good.

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

Unless all you are playing is Crysis 3 because 2x 660TI beats 1 Titan at that, at 1080p anyway.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Once you turn on AA, your frames will drop like noobs on Christmas Day.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Why do you need 4tb of space?

  • 80 months ago
  • 5 points

Don't for now. Not long ago I thought I would never need 1TB. I was really thinking that I might have this for a while. I do store a lot of music and photos.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

going overkill is very worth it my opinion :D we have money for a reason

  • 80 months ago
  • 8 points

I agree. Too bad my wife doesn't. :D

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, great answer.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Sir this is a great looking build. Quality parts selected.

I'm not sure you'll find much benefit from overclocking ram on an intel build unless you plan on doing some heavy computations. Overclocking your CPU and GPU would actually provide some increased performance depending on what you would want to do. I'm personally addicted to building computers and helping people learn how to build them for themselves. Its addictive and quite fun. Thank you for sharing your experience.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the feedback. It is addictive, and a lot of fun.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice, clean looking build!

I was expecting more white with a build named Stormtrooper though! :P

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Perhaps OP is German? That would explain the name despite the lack of white. :p

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

How is your 4TB Black going? I recently purchased one and it was forcing my ssd into a slow boot for some reason, even after disabling everything from boot order. I tried on both the 3/gbs and 6gb/s sata ports. It was only when I stuck this HDD in. The last time I tried after updating drivers and troubleshooting other bios problems, I was prompted to backup to a cd or USB because the drive was having problems. I don't recall what it said word for word but basically it was ******, I'll update you on that. Maybe I just got a dud? all of my other HDD's have been WD over the years, never had a problem with them.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

The only problem I am having with the 4TB Black HDD is that I only have 2TB of allocated space and I haven't been able to change the partition..

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  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

I take it only gamers can have fast computers. Yes it is overkill for now but maybe not so in a few years. I had fun building it.

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