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So this is the first computer I have ever built, and I am extremely happy. This replaced a 6 year old emachine with a P4 and 1 GB of ram that could play very few games. My uses are gaming, everyday use, and soon to use for programming. Everything altogether was around $1000 with some great deals from Newegg and NCIX. I'm extremely happy and excited to be able to game on my own PC as I would always use my brothers because I am still young and without a job. I plan on doing better cable management soon when I replace a buzzing fan that sounds like a washing machine.

P.S. the 7950 is unplugged in the picture because I didn't have a VGA to DVI adapter.

I also built a $1450 computer for my brother for modeling, programming, gaming, and development which I will post soon.

Comments

  • 85 months ago
  • 7 points

great balanced system!!

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you very much :)

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

hey does this mother board have internet capability? ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB ATX LGA2011 Motherboard http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-x79extreme6gb

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure if I understand the question. That motherboard does have dual LAN: Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset Broadcom BCM57781

Max LAN Speed Supports Dual LAN with Teaming function with the bundled ASRock Game Blaster.

So it does have connectivity ports for ethernet cable.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah let me re word that :P do i have use the Ethernet cable to connect to the internet or can i just do it wirelessly

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're asking if wireless will work if you install a PCI or USB wireless adapter then yes it will work perfectly fine, it does not have on board wireless built into the board itself though if that is what you meant. Also , an ethernet cable will work too.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks, lol

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

from the looks of it, the motherboard does not have a wireless adapter but it does have ethernet. You could of course add a wireless adapter.

  • 85 months ago
  • 3 points

That's a nicely balanced build. Are you planning on doing any overclocking with the 3570k? :)

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks Scar, Yes I will definitely be overclocking the 3570k and the 7950.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

props for Ubuntu :)

  • 85 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you :)

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

You'll have to let me know how that 7950 runs in Ubuntu. I currently have an old P4 with a Radeon X700 running Ubuntu as my TV media centre. With Steam coming to Linux I plan on upgrading the system in the near future. My dilemma is AMD or NVidia.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

The 7950 has been running nicely so far with no driver issues. Yeah I just think Linux operating systems are a lot less clunky and much more refined and easier to learn, but that may be just me. In my opinion, if you're looking around $300 dollars you cant beat a 7950. Sure the 660 ti trades blows with it, but the 7950 also overclocks much better than a 660 ti and doesn't have a 192-bit bus limitation. Even around a $230 dollar price range I would still buy an AMD card as the price of the 7870's right now are great and again overclock better than a 660 (non-ti.) (edit) Ah, I didn't realize either of them were really supporting linux to be honest, if that is the case then that is quite a dilemma. I would consider Nvidia then.

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

Have you actually attempted installing the proper AMD drivers? It took me about an hour to get 2 screens set up on my 7850 in mint, was using the beta drivers and had to strip the watermark out of them...

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

Damn, i'm sorry about that. Yes, I have installed the proper AMD drivers after messing around with Wine for a little bit.

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

Nvidia has been showing more support for ubuntu in their more recent drivers, and AMD has not, so as of now i would suggest nvidia, unless things change in the future.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

great build hope you enjoy it!!!

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! I definitely do enjoy it already.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! It deserves a much better monitor tho. :D

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I agree. The monitor can do 1080p but it bugs out, it was my brothers old one that he was going to get rid of anyway and it saved me some money not having to buy one. I plan to buy a nice one when I can find some nice deals.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, nice, I am about to build my first, but buying a monitor and keyboard adds on like $250! How is the 7950? I am thinking about getting it.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a great card so far, I would recommend it over a 660 ti especially with the Never Settle bundle. I have had no issues with drivers or anything else so far, it easily maxes out games I am playing currently and will for some time I'm sure. Good luck with your first build! it is a lot of fun.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem!

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a really good build. Seriously good job.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you sir.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow - loving this build. Just used the same CPU/mobo combo in a build last week. It's been absolutely fantastic and I applaud you on going the same direction!!! Keep up the good work!

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much, I've been loving everything so far!

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

You're reminding me of myself, building his first system and cables everywhere! I re-did my cable management like 4 times over the last year and I am not yet content with the results! It's a long way building a «perfect» PC :P

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Very Nice! I'm looking to get the same CPU/Mobo/CPU Cooler/Case and possibly RAM. Damn. Nice Build!!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same speakers, same mobo, same CPU, same RAM (Blue)!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

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