Description

My wife built this system when some of these chips debuted into the public market place, and I was overseas (my wife is not a gamer or generally intensive computer user), I've since tried to work on cable management and upgrading fans to maximize my air cooling while slowly learning what I need to know to go to liquid cooling, but now we are preparing for upgrades on the existing devices CPU, GPU, RAM, and PSU. So I am posting the build and will continue to the post new pictures and updates as the parts come in and are installed, along with the all new benchmarks and clock/temp information.

I use this primarily for gaming, I play all my games on high or ultra settings and average about 60 FPS in League of Legends, Borderlands 2, Civilization 5, Arma 2, and Skyrim.

I also use the SDK to develop my own levels and mods, as well as some of the developer tools available on Steam to make my own games, which I plan on getting the pro licenses, to get more into developing.

Comments

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks nice, except people will get mad over:

  • The 6100. Expect the "y u nu get 6300 or etc" people to start slithering out of their lairs.

  • Sabertooth. Like the above, except it's the "y u spend su much" people this time.

  • Dat 6950. Expect the "y u haz old GPU" people.

TL;DR: People'll gripe about you overpaying in some places, and underpaying in others.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Because my wife built it, its a little over a year old, and I have a personal saying she took to heart (after 7 years its was bound to happen) Never, EVER, skimp on the Mother Board. MoBo!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes sense.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Use the space behind the mobo for management, turn the drives around, and dust your system. Our family computer we had as a kid died due to so much dust.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the RAM inserted in the right DIMM slots? Because I'm sure they go in the 2 dark brown slots and not the last tan and brown slots. I may be wrong because I've never used the Sabertooth board, but it's just universal to see the first and third DIMM slots being occupied.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Mr Adams, the RAM is indeed correctly inserted, new pictures will follow, these upgrades are more odds and ends I've acquired while repairing other people's systems. I will be doing a full new build this tax season.