Built for an avid gamer with a mid-range budget. This build went very smoothly.
Cool case, how much was it? Too bad it isn't the best for cable management. Nice choice on the PSU but it would have helped if it were modular. Nice SSD. I hate to be that guy, but for the price of two 1GB 7850s you could have bought a 3 GB 7950.
I got a ton of sigma cases when the egg was selling out the remains of their inventory, i think I got them all around $30 each, shipped. I was very impressed by the build quality, Newegg just dumped these things, should have purchased more. Looking back, I most definitely would have used a modular power supply, but aside from being ugly the cables don't seem to be adversely affecting the system, as temps are great. For the price of two of the cards I used in this build I also could have purchased a GTX 670, which tops the 3GB 7950 in almost every benchmark. Additionally, you can make the case for buying one big card over 2 lesser cards combined pretty much every time it is possible because the way the pricing is set up, but after 10 years of selling computers I have found the multi-card setups to have a stronger allure around them and are regularly purchased over similarly performing and priced single card setups. Basically the decision was based on marketing, although the performance of these two cards is rather nice at the end of the day.
I have absolutely no idea what is going on with that cable management.
Case has absolutely no room on the back side for cable management and the PSU isn't modular, so I basically did what I could to prevent wires from stopping fans and got the bulk of the wiring out of the way of the desired airflow pattern. It's not pretty, but it gets the job done as temps are perfectly fine.
why 12gb of RAM? youll never need that much, and do you use that comp. for anything else besides gaming and internet surfing
Futureproofing, i remember when ddr came out, someone said "we'll never use more than 2MB of ram EVER" and look at us now: we'll never en up using 12 GB. Quite frankly, 12 is enough for ten years down the road.
I go ram heavy on my builds because I use software called fancy cache to use system memory as hard drive cache...it's a huge performance increase and lets face it, memory is dirt cheap. As for using the machine, it's for gaming, general use and entertainment. It does a darn good job cranking out work units in f@h as well. By the by, it's not a personal unit, I'm a system builder with a brick and mortar store.