Description

This was my first and original computer. Appologies for never posting a detailed description, the parts were divied out between my Kaede and [title not yet determined] build.

(To those who asked, Kaede- the Japanese name of the main diclonius from Elfen Lied)

Comments

  • 82 months ago
  • 8 points

I would've gone with a lower clock speed RAM and 8GB (assuming this is gaming rig). Finally, for the value I would've opted for a HD7870 XT since it's in the same price range as the GTX660.

What PSU are you using? You should be able to wire the 8pin cable behind the motherboard tray as well (may take an extender but it is preferred for better airflow).

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, hindsight's a *****, as they say. Maybe down the road I will get into some video editing, but for now, I do realize that I overspent.

With that powersupply I was using, it was some $30 supply that my dad insisted that I used. I tried routing it beind the motherboard tray, but the cable was too short. It just barely reached the 8pin using the front route.

I will be uploading pics of the current rig soon.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

power supply isn't listed

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

You should considered lowering your i7 to an i5 just because it is cheaper and has about the same performance . Also you should lower your RAM to 8 GB unless you are going to be doing video editing or something like that.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought the i7 at microcenter for $240, in-store pickup. For that price, I couldn't refuse.

Me and a buddy are going to be doing some video editing in a couple months, just preparing now while I still have a steady income (college starts soon)

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Kaede like Kaede from Shuffle! ?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking Kaede from Kampfer.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Kaede from Elfen Lied, the manga

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh. Derp.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

In addition to Teejers comments, I have to question why you didn't buy an SSD. Overall it is a good build though.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Mainly because of my lack of knowledge with SSDs, and because I really don't see the need. My computer is a gaming computer, and based on everything that I've seen about SSDs, I don't really need one. Maybe later on, I'll consider it, but as of right now , no.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Love the 400r to build a pc in.

The upper mobo connector really should be run up the back of the case to the access hole just above the upper left corner of the mobo tray in the 400r. Otherwise the cable management looks pretty good.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

You should get the EVGA 660TI.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

A computer, without a psu???

JEEZ, we are in the future.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

It draws its power from the molecules around it...

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

:D

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Why are people telling him different parts to use after he said he already built it?

I do agree with Teejers though, don't need 2133 RAM speed or 16GB for gaming. Yes, an SSD would help in boot/reboot and overall PC speed but not for gaming so not really a necessity.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I was considering an SSD, but atm I don't really have a need for it. Maybe later on....

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for all the comments guys, but the power supply I was using wasn't listed because it was some $30 700 watt supply, that my dad insisted (forced) that I used it. It crapped out a couple days ago and I replaced it with the current supply listed.

Also, the card was a loner while I was saving up some cash for the 7970. I am aware that the voltage is locked, but I am working with a buddy on modding the card.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Did elfen lied make you cry? :P

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Not quite, but man was it depressing :P

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  • 82 months ago
  • 3 points

Why because he overclocked the CPU and uses air cooling?

That's a hefty assumption. Considering Intel chips run cooler than other similar AMD chips (save for Ivy bridge does tend to get hotter than sandy), I have no trouble believing he hit 4.5 using the 212 EVO and has no overheating issues. Just to compare, I run my FX-6300 around 4.2 to 4.3 most times and it never gets above 55*C under heavy load using the same cooler, and it's an AMD...

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