Description

This is my first build that I have posted on here and I know that my cable management is kinda iffy, but I tried my best. Used mostly for intense gaming and some video editing.

The third picture in the album is what happens when your CPU isnt delivered on time.

I have not had time to play any games because I literally just finished this build tonight. I will post benchmarks this weekend.

CPU - I chose the 3570k because it is, in my opinion the best CPU for the price.

CPU Cooler - The silverstone Argon series is exactly like the CM evo 212 but just a different color and a few dollars cheaper so yeah.

Motherboard - The MSI Z77A-G41 was just the MOBO I decided to pick, no special reason, although I do like the clickable bios and the Power LED, HDD LED, Power Switch, and Reset switch doodle mabobs included. They are little pin things that make the Front pannel plugs easy to install.

RAM - CORSAIR BANDWAGON, GET ON IT!!!! No lol but I dont need 2400Mhz memory just to play games and do a small ammount of video editing.

HDD - Just a standard 2tb drive for mass storage (Planning on getting an SSD in the near future for operating system)

GPU!!!!! - My favorite thing about this build is the PowerColor 7990. And Oh My Gosh is it a Beast! Over 12 inches long and 3 PCI-E in width this card is going to rock any game you can throw at it. Coupled with 16gb of ram and the 3570k is going to be great.

Case - I just loved the look of the CM Storm Stryker so I was like what the hay and bought it :P

PSU - Needed at least an 850 watt for the 7990 and I know its not modular but it was good for the price.

Optical drive - C'mon people its the 21st century, the digital age lol. Slapped a 16 dollar dvd drive on a $2000 computer only to install windows :P

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 11 points

3 8 pin connectors on the 7990.

I don't even...

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Definitely had the same reaction...

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Dual-GPU card.

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah I know. I've never seen a dual GPU card with more than 2 8 pin connectors until this, though.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

This card is a beast, and definitely needs all 3 8 pin connectors

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah I only used my optical drive to install windows too LOL

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey thanks everyone for all the positive feedback, I will be doing benchmarking and gaming this weekend and I am going to be a bit adventurous and push the OC dual Bios button on the 7990 :P

-Cobra

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome build love the 7990

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

got the same case,so damn awesome...love the fact you can keep spare screws in the bottom tray :) loving your build +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Did the same thing with my optical...

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn that 7990 is huge! +1 for a great gaming build

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have loved this white case. Too bad I decided to limit myself with a $50 case and went with a Enermax Hoplite ST white version. Nice build.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Ew. Alienware... Nice build, though! :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd have gotten the 780 Ti with that budget. Other than that, great build +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Just bought this new monitor

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

When you say 32 degrees underload. is that 100% load? seems like a ridiculously low temp. if your unsure download AIDA64 and run a FPU Benchmark. itll push your chip to 100% load and give a more realistic number. Then again i could be wrong, if so my bad and HOLY **** HOTWELL on my rig

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Also the GPU has got to be warmer than 49 at top load. Use Realtemp GT in combo with AIDA 64 to check your temps. it gives you the hottest and coldest your CPU and GPU get.

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

Pretty swag build. I liked the part about the DVD drive, its so true! Haha

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a DVD drive for the once in a blue moon when I need to use a cd that comes with a text book.

  • 73 months ago
  • -1 points

Im not a fan of dual-GPU cards. If i were you i would have gotten a 780 Ti. It outperforms 7990 and is very overclockable.

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