Description

I'm currently using it for strictly Gaming. Sometime in the future, once I'm happy with its 'completion', I plan on doing some design work with it.

I feel all the parts and accessories go perfect with it. I spent quite some time choosing carefully what to do.

I may have overlooked some aspects but there is always a work around those hiccups.

So far, everything I've done, re done, and re re done has worked well.

Overclocking is a pain and I feel as tho I can go further but havent come close to that point yet.

Comments

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Bit of a large PSU, but other than that it looks nice!

EDIT: Cable management could use a little work

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Ive been working on it little by little when ever I do something inside. I'm considering upgrading my case since this one has literally no space for management.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely recommend upgrading the case. I had that one and upgraded to a Phantom 410, infinitely more happy with both my cable management and my airflow.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

even something like a Corsair 200R has great cable management and is the same price as the case you used. If this is strictly for gaming you could have gone with 8GB of 1600Mhz memory and upgraded something that would have improved quality and possibly performance and then when you want to do design work in the future add more memory. Just an FYI - Rosewill isn't a "bad" brand but they are known in the market as a budget "newegg" house brand. There are many higher quality and better track record reliable brands such as XFX, Seasonic, and even Corsair power supplies that go on sale often for cheaper then what you paid for the Rosewill PSU.
There is no way a system like yours even with overclocking everything and having SLI 770s you'd need more then 750-800w.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I like to think of having an abundance over just enough. I had tons of fun picking out, putting this together, and doing all the research that I'm actually planning on starting a new one within the next 6 months. Im probably going to recycle some of these parts and use them for the new one. Like the PSU, if I decide to do a hardcore gaming machine, I'll probably use that for a double maybe even triple SLI config. When I bought these a few months back, it was what I could afford with some potential in the future. I know 1kw is too much for what I have now but like I said, I'll probably swap it out later for a better, more reliable one.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I was originally going to go with a 750 but saw that this one was $20 cheaper. I couldnt pass up on that deal.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

It was a different model. I dont have it saved so I wouldnt be able to tell you but I do recall it was about 150. I probably was looking at the platinum PSU's.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the part choice, but why in the world spend nearly $300 on that edition of the OS?! Windows 7 Professional is sub-$30 these days, and you could've used the extra money to upgrade the case if you wanted. I honestly don't even know what Ultimate Full does that Professional doesn't that makes it worth the price of another video card...

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you see Win 7 Pro for $30?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I was looking at this one but saw on the fine print that it was media only. http://www.costcentral.com/proddetail/Microsoft_Windows_7_Professional/FQC00110/10955488/froogle/?gclid=CKzuoYzb6bgCFREV7AodEXwAwg

I should have said sub-$70, good catch.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's the best price I could find at $60. Bit of a sketchy picture, but it should work. http://www.missionsofts.com/microsoft-windows-7-home-premium-sp1-32-bit-oem-dell/?gclid=CPyn66fb6bgCFVFp7AodYEkAJw

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I didnt. I used an existing HDD that I had Ultimate with. I simply swapped it out from another PC I had that I was using temporarily. I should change that tho. Thanks for bringing that up.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Now that looks a lot better!

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

What revision is your MB, looks like 3.0 from photos, not ez to tell. 8320 is not supported so how did you get it up & running? I have rev 3.0 of DS3 MB as well & want to upgrade my 1045t to an 8 core. I've read that several have run 8320 & 8350s on that board (with having to click on a warning at boot)without throttling down if run stock speeds & with VRM cooling added. I have added the heatsinks to my VRMs and would like to hear feedback from a successful 8 core installation before I proceed. Also have read that core temps and fan control have issues for some. Please, tell me of your experience pairing this MB/CPU.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry for the super late response. completely forgot i had this up here.

I got the last rev version before they discontinued it. When I wanted to get a different mobo for my 2nd build, the one that new egg recommended was the GA-990FXA-UD3