Description

Student first, so I use this mostly for school, and nothing too hardcore on the gaming side. I chose the extra ram + processor for music production/dual boot. Granted, I regret now not throwing an extra $150 at the graphics, runs pretty smoothly. Advice?

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 15 points

For this price I've seen better. An i7 and 16GB of RAM is overkill for most games. A i5 3570K and 8GB of RAM and a better GPU would have probably been a better choice.

  • 79 months ago
  • 4 points

Did you read the description? Nothing hardcore on the gaming side so the video card is fine and the proc is for music production. Though for basic music production and i5 would have worked. Anyway it's a good build if not for exclusive gaming.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you read the description? Nothing hardcore on the gaming side so the video card is fine and the proc is for music production. Though for basic music production and i5 would have worked. Anyway it's a good build if not for exclusive gaming.

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  • 80 months ago
  • 4 points

Brace yourself, you said got an i7 and said gaming =p

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

For around $1200 you could have done much better on the gpu.

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

So much wrong

1: Why the 3770k for gaming? Waste of money since games can't use more than 4 cores, if that. Even if it is from microcenter, you could have saved $40.

2: Motherboard: Overpriced. Could have gone with a ud3h or ud4h that would have done all that you need. Could have saved $50.

  1. Why 16 gigabytes for gaming? Games don't use that much. 8 would have been PLENTY, especially for $1000 build. Could have saved $40.

4: Video card. 7870 preforms much better in games, and with the money you would have saved you could definitely afford it.

5: Blu ray WRITER for GAMING. Could have saved $50 bucks and just gotten a 17 asus dvd drive. If you really wanted a blu ray drive, you could still save $20 getting a blu ray drive, since I bet you will never write a blu ray

6: 800 dpi mouse! you can tell you just ran out of money and bought the cheapest one you could find. You could have gotten a 30-40 dollar mouse with the money you saved.

But becides that I like the... um... fan?

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

Motherboard: Depends how much in the future he wants to overclock in the future. Personally I would have chosen the UD5H as it has excellent features for the money. At least he did not go with a boring Sabertooth (which is still a great motherboard before I get abuse about that) like many others. He is showing some individuality choosing a component that is rarely used. Perfect for future upgrades of RAM and GPU and plenty of PCI-E 1x slots for capture cards etc. I do agree with your other comments.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

no hate, just what don't you like about the sabertooth? I think it is a good motherboard, just overpriced. In some situations it is a great option, although the features to money is awful

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

That's the main thing I don't like about it. For what you're paying for it isn't worth it for the features. But I have to say aesthetically it does look pretty good.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Ay no hate on us low dpi games. 400dpi 500hz > everything else.

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

I wonder if this is your first build. If so, I wouldn't be surprised with some of the things you could've changed. Personally, if I had the same amount of money to spend, I'd do a build like this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ue08

For a little extra money you would've gotten MUCH better performance. Too bad that you already built this though, so you can't really make changes. If you plan on upgrading in the future, make sure to do some research because it will help you A LOT. This build could even cost less if you turned the Blu-Ray writer to a Blu-Ray reader. Unless you plan on writing blu-rays, there was no point in the writer. I don't want to sound too harsh but I just want to give really constructive criticism so you can have a better experience with building in the future.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Play Crysis 3

  • 80 months ago
  • 19 points

He might get playable frame rates...

On the menu

  • 80 months ago
  • -2 points

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL Good one XD

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

I like it, maybe not what I would have exactly chosen but great build. Have fun!

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

I also do music production. Unfortunately, I only discovered this site after the whole thing was built. I realize the GPU is a bit on the cheap side. I am more than likely purchasing a new GPU. Suggestions on new CPU cooler? I need some advice, and how will this do with music production? Thanks, and I appreciate all comments, negative or not. It is my first build.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

I do music as well, and I can definitely say that you didn't really need as much as you bought. I recently built an fx-8350 build with 8gb of ram and I'm doing fine when it comes to processor power consumption and RAM usage (although it's recent so I need to start putting it through more tests). You'll just have some extra power to do whatever else you want. Other than that, the only other big thing you need to worry about is your sound system. What audio interface are you using, and/or what monitors/headphones are you using?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm using an M-audio, wanted to dual boot it with Mac so I could use LOGIC hence the extra ram, so I could run it virtually perhaps. Advice on making a hackintosh?

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey listen man, without seeing the price this would be seen as a nice build, IF you had gotten a better video card to go with all the high end components... You should have went with at least a GTX 660 Ti or HD 7870 XT and this build would have been seen better. Since you got a "K" version CPU I'll assume you want to OC. If so, you are lacking a CPU cooler.

But like everyone else said, your main purpose is for gaming, so an i5-3570K and 8GB of RAM is really top of the line today for gaming and really the most that's needed currently. Those savings then should have been put towards a higher end video card. That's the big criticism for this build. If you're main purpose is for gaming, you needed to get a better GPU. Honestly, either way, if you kept your expensive components and gotten a better GPU or made the cut backs to have the money for a better GPU; you just needed a better GPU.

For what you got and what you did with it, it does look nice and you did a nice job with cable management. I wish you would have went to the forums here to get opinions on your parts list before finalizing your build. You could of heard what you're hearing now and made some better choices for your needs. Don't get down on the honest feedback here. Just know you could get helpful opinions here before doing another build or making upgrades in the future.

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

Agree on the Sapphire 7870xt, its a great card.

Also wanted to echo the sentiment about not letting the criticism get you down. Lot of good suggestions here.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, because I realized this after the fact, but I mean, it should work alright for music production. I don't really play too many hardcore or graphics intensive games, I've run most games on high or very high. I am looking to upgrade the GPU.

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

I have been suprised with the early benchmarks of the 650ti Boost especially on SLI. 2 of those things perform inbetween a GTX 670 & 680 in some games.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Cheaper cpu, less ram, less powerful psu, a bluray reader would have been fine. Add better gpu, an SSD, and perfect.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you suggesting that basically you only like the case? :P

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Black on white IS kinda hot lol

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

3770k and a 560ti... This is just awful. 3570k, 8 gb of RAM, and a 660ti and a 670 would be much better.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

But if you're happy, you're happy, bottom line.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

you could've saved money more money by downgrading your processor. The gpu was a bad purchase because you cant run two in SLI, and your motherboard supports SLI/Crossfire. Too hefty of a powersupply, and went a little overboard on the RAM. i think should have went with a cheaper cpu, and added a gtx 660 or something along those lines. And in the future you could have possibly SLI'd two of them. ONE MORE THING! what's with the cheap-o mouse? you dont need something this powerful just for school, and if this is for music production you still could have saved at least 75 bucks. But if i were you i would buy a aftermarket cooler, just because your cpu is easily overclockable.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

people read description please.....lease.....ease....ase.....se.....e....

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

Main Problems:

-You wanted a gaming computer, yet forked out an extra $100 for absolutely no performance gain. Don't tell me it will be better for gaming in the future, it's the same thing as a 3570k, except you stress the cores more with Hyperthreading. ~$100 overspent here.

-No CPU cooler with a 'k' CPU? Oof.

-A UD5H board, which costs a good amount more for diminishing returns. The Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H is literally the same board with smaller mosfet heatsinks. ~$40 overspent here.

-RAM a bit of an issue everywhere on PCPartPicker. The best way to summarize this is to look at this. http://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/2328-ram-memory-usage-while-gaming IamApropos is a very smart man, and does a great job of showing why 8Gb of RAM is more than enough. ~$40 overspent here.

-In a gaming PC the most important part is the GPU, and the idea is you spend about 1/3 of your budget on your graphics card,which you did not accomplish. ~$150 under-spent here.

-Your PSU is around double what this PC needs in terms of power. 750w is more than enough for even a high-power SLI or Crossfire. 500w or 600w would have sufficed. ~$45 overspent here.

-Blu-Ray writer in a gaming PC? Nuff said. ~$50 overspent here.

With the money you overspent on everything else you bought (~$275), you would have been able to buy an ($275+$150=$425)... EVGA 670 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-04gp42673kr

Sorry for the hate post, Philip, but people need to learn.

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