"Modest" Gaming Machine.
Everything works. Super awesome.
Re-used old HDD from HP Pavilion. Hence the WEI score.
WOW. good job man! i was planning on using the same/similar parts. although i wouldve suggested a better psu and better brand for the GPU. great build man! also, go for ivybridge, it has better benchmark scores.
the power supply was on sale for 55. i also bought the gpu before this entire build to play new vegas on my old pre-built. the gpu is what sparked the whole build process.
quick question about the z9, is there a hole where u can feed the cpu power through near the top?
damn, my bad for taking A MONTH to get back to you.
if you're still interested (or haven't found out on your own), yes, there is.
LOL. Yea i decided to go on agead and buy the case, check out my build "the blue one", it uses the same case :D
interesting, my front panel expansions didn't need to be broken off, just screwed off. pci expansions do though.
Great cable management. I personally would want more of a GPU power horse, but the GTX 560 is all one needs to play current games well. May I suggest an SSD, you will love it and never be able to go back to HHD again.
i bought the gpu before everything else, before even planning on building a pc. it's what triggered the idea to build my own. before that, i was a total noob.
So, does that mean you wished you had sprung for a different GPU?
not really, not right now. the most demanding game i have is fallout new vegas, and the 560 handles it on high settings just fine.
i'll probably upgrade the gpu come christmas, but i don't regret anything.
Why the Z77 mobo with a SB CPU? It won't take advantage of anything. If this is for gaming, I would have gone with a higher GPU vs the CPU... a 560 Ti at the least. Other than that, it looks nice! Congratulations.
microcenter deal / saving some cash.