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Just upgraded my PC, I usually don't care about posting anymore, but for the people who are more literate when it comes to PC's, I thought it would be cool to share the transformation my PC has gone through since the original build.

(Current Build at the end)

Original Build - October 9, 2013

-AMD FX 4100 3.60GHz Quad-Core -AMD 760G Chipset -8GB DDR3 SDRAM -500GB -AMD Radeon HD6670 1GB -In-Win MANA 134 Gaming Mid-Tower Case with 400 Watt Power Supply -Windows 7


Upgrade 1 - December 25th, 2013 - GPU - HD Radeon 7700 Series (Thermal Ghost Edition)

Upgrade 2 - May 22nd, 2014 - Optical Drive - Blu-ray/CD-DVD addition

Upgrade 3 - July 15th, 2015 - GPU - Gigabyte GTX 960 Windforce Edition 2GB GDDR5

Upgrade 4 - August 20th, 2015 - PSU - EVGA 550 Watt 80plus Gold Fully Modular Power Supply - Case - NZXT Phantom 240 Mid Tower Chassis - OS - Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition - Cooling - 2x Blue LED Case Fans (Logitec)

Upgrade 5 - October 21st, 2015 - RAM - 16 GB (2x8) Vengance Memory Blue Edition - Hard Drive - 1 TB Samsung HDD

Upgrade 6 - March 9th, 2016 - Motherboard - AsRock B75 Pro3 - CPU - Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz - Sound Card - Diamond Sound XS71


Current Build - March 10th, 2016

  • Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz
  • AsRock B75 Pro3
  • 24GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • 1.5TB
  • Gigabyte GTX 960 Windforce Edition 2GB GDDR5
  • NZXT Phantom 240 Mid Tower Chassis
  • EVGA 550 Watt 80plus Gold Fully Modular Power Supply
  • Blu-ray/CD-DVD
  • Diamond Sound XS71
  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition
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Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

I love these upgrade builds. Makes me happy to see the same computer evolve over time. Would be cool to see all of the 6 iterations of it but great job still. +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed, this kind of build is putting into practice what the PCMR is always preaching. Upgradable. Modular. It's not a black box that you throw away after 5-7 years.

Bravo on the upgrades over time. Also on the fitting name for it considering your print on the wall. Hope this machine keeps evolving and thriving!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I love upgrading my baby :D

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

It's like seeing my child grow over the years, except much cheaper than a child haha, I love my PC.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol glad to hear! :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it would have, the only thing I have is a video I made upgrading my GPU to a GeForce 960.. https://youtu.be/hK0_a-Giz8M

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

That's an awesome video. Editing on point.

What was the GPU that was replaced?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey thanks man! I appreciate it! I want to do more of them, but sadly that's the only one so far. This week I'm building a $600 Budget PC (I will be posting to PPP) and hoping to film that in the same style.

That's my computer, so it would be my HD Radeon 7700 Series (Thermal Ghost Edition) replaced by my GeForce GTX 960 2GB (Windforce Edition)

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Cant wait for the new build. Im sure it will turn kut perfect.

Lol sorry for the weird question but are you planning on selling the GPU?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

D@mn man! I wish I would have posted this earlier, I was selling it, but I sold it for my 16GB Vengeance Memory upgrade, and some extra cash. Sorry man!

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

you've picked up an i7 3770 with the mobo in 2016 march - im assuming you got it cheap?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

He listed it as $454.68........

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a friend who I built their computer for needed money, so I offered him $180 and to swap our motherboard and processors. He usually just games, so he didn't notice much of a difference anyway. So yeah I got it cheap, but used.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I see, may I ask what is he using now? like me my first cpu was i5 4440 w/ Z87 g43 msi but then my brother upgraded to i7 4790k so i took his cpu and i kept my z87 g43. now my mum is using z87-A asus with my i5 4440! :D dont get me wrong i5 4440 but my brother's i7 4770 was going to my mums pc and just couldnt let it pass by :D

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, I swapped the motherboard and processor in my PC for his. So I gave him my AMD FX 4100 3.60GHz Quad-Core, and the AMD 760G Chipset. For the Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz, and AsRock B75 Pro3, + $180.

Haha, I couldn't let that pass by either! It probably would have been underused, assuming your mum doesn't do much processing or gaming.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

haha yeap, exactly that's why I was like 'i'll take it, here you go' :D that was a worthy trade - $180 was for those. my 4770 can be overclocked but for a tiny bit unlike your proccessor not sure with that motherboard though since it's B75(not Z)! coz mine is haswell and the maximum i can overclock is 200mhz example - i7 4770 run at 3.4-3.9 - can be overclocked by BCLK to 4.1ghz (IF LUCKY) mine is stable when OC'ed at 4.050mhz.(if you're thinking how i overclock, i changed my base clock in the BIOS to 102.98 - normally it's set on 100 just change the value) The safest overclocking is by increasing the BCLK up to 104-105. from what i can see from the internet yours can run up to 4.3ghz

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah! I'm thinking about overclocking it for sure, but I honestly want to wait till I get a good CPU cooler for it. I don't trust the stock fan well enough.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I just found a full system (minus the GPU) for $240. I have an r9 380 lying around so I am building another system as a living room gaming pc.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

I always upvote NZXT Phantoms

Looks good for a slowly upgraded build. Even though the CPU is 3rd gen. It should last you a while.

+1

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I love NZXT, and the Phantom's always look nice. I like having the full window.

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for the pulp fiction name

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

It's Royale ;)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! haha, fixed :D

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Good job on this.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Its because of the metric system...

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the progression. Pcpp is crowded with new builds but every once in a while I find really cools stuff that breaks the mold. Thank you for sharing the whole trajectory.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad you enjoyed it!