Even though I have no window on my case, I still wanted to color match my components. So, here it is.
I beg to differ with Zeus. I believe this is one of the worst builds I have seen in a while. First off, an i3 should never be paired with 16gb of RAM. Especially when that RAM is at 1333. Secondly, SLIing 2 660 ti's is the worst waste of money. A single GPU can outperform those for less than you paid. Your motherboard is more expensive than your CPU. You bought a nice cooler for a non-overclockable CPU. You also overpaid on the storage. 2TB should not cost that much. You didn't even do a good job with the color scheme either. In my mind, this was a huge waste of money.
for 2000 he could have done much better...
I feel like he probably didn't actually get that processor.
I hope you are right...
I misread. That i3 just ruined a potentially good build.
I also see what you mean about the 660ti's, there are much better choices for cards atm that you can crossfire/SLI at a cheaper price. A single GPU is always recommended, however.
For $2000, you could have built a pc at least 5 times as good
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1XJNh Just like this is how I would've done it. It took me 5~ minutes to put that together. That proves this build could be a lot better.
This can't be right. A $90 cooler with a locked i3? Doesn't make sense, must be a typo.
This is definitely one of the worst builds I have ever seen.
Respectfully, I think you waste a lot of money. The 3220 is a good processor, for basic computing or light gaming. It should go with a budget PC, RAM and GPU. You can even improve gaming performance adding a relatively good GPU. Another piece of advice: always double check your parts capabilities in internet (reviews and the like) or post the list here in PCPARTPICKER FORUMS. Our friends could help evaluate the list before buying anything. anyways, if the PC behaves as you want, is good enough for you. Grettings!
Should have got an i5 4670k, 8gb 1600, 1 GTX 770 or 780, 2TB 7200RPM or 1TB 7200RPM if you don't need 2, not a fancy cooler if you're not going to overclock. This will play your games, but you could have gotten nicer products for cheaper.
I hate to admit, I agree. Wasted quite a bit of money. Is it too late to do some returns and upgrades?
I think this might be a troll....
Why did you do this -_-
The i3 is a great CPU, perhaps on a build below 600 pounds...
This build would be decent, if no for the i3, however since I don't know the circumstances [maybe he's upgrading] I will withhold my downvote.
Kids, this is an example of what not to do when choosing your parts. Make sure that you actually think of what you are buying, and that 2 660 Ti's pared with an I3, is a very bad life choice, and an even worse idea is to sell those 2 660 Ti's and buying a 780 Ti while staying with the I3. Very bad life choices. :P
Ladies, please contain your rage!
This PC did not cost anywhere near 2k. It was built over a course of around 5 years, exchanging parts every now and then and this is where I am right now.
This built is not all-new-components-only, but rather an evolution of some sort.
Next upgrade will be to sell the two 660ti and replace them with one 780ti. The i3 might be replaced sometime, but I'm not really too sure about that, since it performs quite well in my games.
And everyone calling this a troll entry: no, it's not.
780TI Would be bottlenecked to hell by an i3
No, just no. Buying a 780 Ti would be the worst decision in your life. Spend that cash on a new CPU idiot. :P
nice build, great cable management. add some more pics!
Did you see the processor??
holy **** no, I had assumed it were a 4670k or something, man. Those dual gpus must be getting bottlenecked pretty hard
And that's why you've been downvoted 15 times.. :p
'twas my mistake ahah, it was late and I was tired
Fair enough. :p