Just put everything together and it all works great right out of the box! :) I'll add more once I get everything setup on the SSD and see what this things can handle.
I second Big dean but also for 40 more bucks, you could have gone with the 8350 4 ghz 8 core if your an AMD Person, othe than that, nice build!
definitely agree with this, the extra $40 spent on the 8350 would have made an incredible difference.
came here to the forgotten lands of the comments to say that too
Thanks for the heads up, but it seems to be running fast enough for my purposes atm. I may try to play around with overclocking and at least get it up to 4 or higher.
What do you do with this? I can't judge..
It doesnt look to be for heavy gaming.
Can't be for heavy gaming or light gaming? He has a well made GPU in there.
Well true, I guess I should of said main purpose doesn't look to be for gaming.
I mostly play low-resource games but have some more CPU/GPU intensive games in steam that I like to play every once in a while. Otherwise I do a lot of unpacking/packing of .rar files, watching & encoding HD video, ripping/editing audio, graphic design, and otherwise just school work and work work.
Solid build, though I don't particularly like your choice of SSD and PSU.
There are a few better choices for an SSD, I would recommend OCZ Vertex 4, Samsung 830/840, Crucial M4, or Kingston Hyper X.
Also, OCZ power supplies have been known to fail rather often, sometimes leading to entire system failures. The only power supplies that I would particularly recommend are Sea Sonic, Corsair, and XFX.
I concur but would add not the 840 but the 840 pro. The 840 series has had some bad, really bad reviews from the start but the 840 pro is actually been getting rave reviews.
Ever since someone on here tried calling me out on the OCZ comments I make I've been digging thru all my links trying to find the many I had built up which show how many systems OCZ has destroyed, causing actual fires within builds, and melting not only the OCZ product but many other parts within the systems. I'll keep looking, think they didn't transfer to my new system -.-
The problem with me is that for nearly the same price the brands you mentioned - Seasonic, Corsair, and XFX Proseries usually have a PSU on sale, so even if OCZ gets back on track with dependable products I'd still have a hard time recommending them if I can find one of the others for nearly the same price.
I noticed the CPU Cooler is missing from the price list as well.
I've only seen 840 pro reviews, so I kind of assumed that the standard 840s were good as well =P.
I agree with your statement about the poor reputation of OCZ, and it often upsets me that people will call others fanboys for simply stating the facts about OCZ. When other PSUs with much greater reliability and better brand reputation can be purchased for very similar prices, I find it hard to recommend anyone buy an OCZ PSU, and probably will continue to for the foreseeable future.
I was also wondering about the CPU cooler, I believe it may be an Antec Kuhler H2O 920, can anyone confirm?
Why do you need 3 optical drives? Never had a problem w/ ocz psu's. I've put 3 of em in. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Every once in a while I rip up to 100 cds in a week or have multiple discs from dvd/cd sources in my PC when I'm ripping or burning something.