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Using it exclusively for GW2. Running Windows 8

CPU-Z 3DMark Performance

Some thoughts: -212 was such a tight fit in the case; worked out fine as I don't have a fan on the side panel; otherwise I would consider liquid cooling or something smaller.

-Love the 210 Elite, I just wish it had brackets for a 2.5".

-Kind of regret not getting an OCZ PSU simply because they are partially modular. I have 3 molex chains and nothing to use them for at the moment.

Other than that I'm extremely content with my decisions. I even spray painted my keyboard to match the case.

Comments

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

You should have gotten an i5 3570k, it's newer and more efficient, so you'll get the $20 back on efficiency and performance. Other than that, great build.

  • 87 months ago
  • 0 points

I was gave it some thought and only went with the 2500k because from what I understand it's more overclockable. You're probably right though; makes sense to get latest gen processors. I'm content with my decision at the moment though.

  • 87 months ago
  • 3 points

Well, I'm not going to argue if it overclocks better, and if you're happy then great!

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

I see some places where you wasted money, as said above me.

But how do you like Windows 8? I can't decide if I'm going to put it on my new build this winter, or stick to 7 which I really like.

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

Personally I like Win8 significantly more, but it's all about what you like to do. For me it really cleans up a lot of interface with the metro UI, as you can see mine is very simplistic. It boots faster than Win7 (using an SSD so I know the difference is minute), and I feel like everything is more organized.

If you utilized your desktop for a number of files and programs, something that I did not do, then I can see it not really being an upgrade, and being more of a nuisance.

  • 87 months ago
  • -1 points

I suggest sticking with 7, I've used both, and since 8 is just 7 plus metro interface and without start menu, i really don't see it as a reasonable upgrade for anybody

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what I was thinking. But someone I talked to who used 8 has said that if you disable metro, they have actually improved a lot of the W7 features and it runs just as well.

But if the price of 7 drops after the release I'm just going to stick with it.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm thinking of doing that sort of build.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome name for a computer

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

didn't need that much ram plus that ssd won't last very long on it's own but nice case

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Why 16GB? 8GB is enough. Also is CPU cooler good?

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

CPU cooler is great. Barely fit in my case, but it keeps my CPU frosty; haven't tested it at full load yet.

16GB was kind of a silly choice on my part. I initially ordered some Kingston HyperX, but after ordering I realized I got 1.65v instead of 1.5v by accident. Immediately I went to place an order on some 1.5v RAM, but I opted for 16GB instead of 8GB. Looking back it would have been smarter to just have gone with 8GB of better ram, something CAS 7 maybe.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

How close is the Hyper 212 Evo from hitting the side panel?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

There's plenty of space even though the measurements on Newegg concerned me initially.

  • 87 months ago
  • 0 points

should have gone with the msi twin frozer 7870 the oc edition its 30$ cheaper

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

Believe it or not, I was planning to initially. The numbers here are a little off since I bought it on sale. I paid $249 Newegg was having a 15% off promotion ($211-ish) and then I had a $20 MIR, putting me at just about $190.

  • 87 months ago
  • 0 points

Windows 8? D: I don't like it IMO

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  • 87 months ago
  • -1 points

The 2500k has an advantage because it's up to 20c cooler than it's ivy bridge variant. This is due to it being 32nm rather than 22nm.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Sort of...it's only about a 10c degree difference, and it may be because of the stock thermal paste, according to this article

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