Description

This is my Video/Gaming rig which I've been working on for about two years now. The build was very easy, as the eleven hundred is a massive case and easy to build in. Cable management was easy except for the fans in the case, because almost none of the connectors reach the motherboard. So i am in the process of ordering some extensions now.

The motherboard and processor work great together but i don't plan on overclocking any time soon. I max out Battlefield 3 and 4 at over 70fps, as well as the same in both Heaven and Valley Benchmarks. The 650ti BOOST runs like a beast and holds it's own in every use. I see almost no frame rate drop while recording game play due to the i7 which i have yet to get over 40% load.

Only problems I had were the case being too large and my fans being too short. This thing sounds like a plane sitting on my desk and it bothers me while gaming.

Make sure to comment and let me know what you think, I'm always open to constructive criticism!

P.S. I'm sorry for the sideways pictures, i cannot fix them for some reason.

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 5 points

O_O I got my GTX 660 for cheaper than that. Also I think a 4670k would have worked just fine on that job.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually got it for 180 at the time without the rebate, The price has risen. Also, the i7 was a gift.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

very nice!,even tho you dont wanna overclock i would still get an aftermarket cpu cooler,the cooler master hyper 212 evo is $30.00 and simple to install..ps i have the same problem with my sideways pics and i think its a windows 8 thing cause i dont have that problem on my windows 7 rig only my win 8 rig lol

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The only thing is that i dont really want to void my warranty :x

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Overclocking no longer voids the warranty on most unlocked processors so a light overclock of around 4.2 Ghz would be fine and stay cool with a 212 evo or plus

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you sure about that? I think it voids the warranty if you do anything outside of the manufactures specifications.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The reason that there is a K is to denote an unlocked processor, which the manufacturer allows you to overclock. Like I said though, you don't have to OC, as there are many who buy an unlocked processor who choose not to. That said, a decent aftermarket cooler like a CM Hyper 212 Evo is still not a bad idea even if you don't OC.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Could have gotten an i5 or an FX8350/8320 and put that money towards a better gpu and 1600 RAM. At this point in time I don't think a 650Ti is a good choice for any build.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

This build was progressive over a few years with the GPU being my first part. I was originally going to go budget, but that didn't really work out. And i have my ram OC to 1600 with the same timings.