Description

This was my first time building a pc, and I honestly would not have been able to without /r/buildapc or pcpartpicker . I also would have spent a couple hundred more dollars if it wasn't for this site . I can't thank you guys enough.

I got the CPU/Mobo deal from a local Microcenter so I was able to save a bit of money there. The case and psu I also got as a combo for $75. Note - my current setup has two of those old square monitors.

Couple issues I have with my build: The mobo came with a piece of software called Virtu MVP. I looked it up, but I'm not sure if I fully understand how it works. I was using it, since that monitor uses VGA and was plugged into the mobo and not the video card. But I recently got a DVI adapter for it and now its hooked up to my video card.

I use this PC for playing some games and streaming. For some reason when I try to stream HoN I get lots of lag, but if I stream Borderlands 2 its lag-free. (shameless plug: my twitch channel, I only stream for charity, twitch.tv/plopliar ) What do? I'm not sure if its related to my unreliable and ****** comcast internet. EDIT: I have resolved this issue. It was due to the ****** xsplit program. I switched to open broadcaster and it is great.

This build has completely destroyed every game I have played on it at max settings. I don't even remember what low framrates are like anymore. Games I have played: Metro 2033, Borderlands 2, DayZ, FEAR 3.

Comments

  • 83 months ago
  • 4 points

Congrats on your first build!

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks <3

  • 83 months ago
  • 4 points

Cable management could use some work, but congrats on popping your PC cherry

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, the short cables from the psu, and the case itself really made it difficult to get it any better than that.

  • 83 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build!

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Thats a great combo you got with your case! I hope you have fun playing on it, it looks like a great build.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, and how much did you pay for your SSD?

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! but if you had a better CPU cooler. It run cooler and maximize the lifespan of the CPU. Besides, any cheap CPU cooler is better than the crappy intel one XD

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed, I actually purchased one and installed it since I did this build!

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome but get rid of this ugly cpu fan :D

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Theres nothing wrong with it, they work fine if you aren't overclocking.

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

Then what's the point of getting a unlocked CPU and mobo?

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

They're both better than others, even for not overclocking. The Z77 is better than, say, an H61. Same thing with the processor; an Ivy Bridge is better than a Sandy Bridge.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I will eventually. I agree, it is very ugly lol

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Virtu MVP is supposed to intellegently give workloads to the CPU and GPU, and by using both at the same time, increase performance. The difference is supposedly negligible :(. Also, I have heard great things about FFsplit as a replacement for Xsplit. Happy Streaming!

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, and also since I'm using two monitors, it confounds the VirtuMVP situation even more. I don't really need it for the performance so I don't use it as of now.

I have also found a much better streaming program, called Open Broadcaster. Best part about it - its free forever.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Much better cable management, than my first build. Mine originally looked like spaghetti was thrown into a cpu case.

BEWARE - PC building is addicting :) I'm working on my 5th build in 2 yrs. Building pc's for the fam and coworkers.

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

I am already aware of that, I am already scheming to build my brother a computer.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

How far is your render distance for Arma?

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

The farthest distance possible :)

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

were you on a buget??

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

that's more than enough for gaming, why wasting more money?

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I spent about $800 on this build.

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

the radeon hd 7870 is a lot better then the 660 ti in the price to performance wise bet seeing that you had the money it didnt really matter :) nice build do :)

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

When I saw it being built on a carpet my heart-rate picked up, but I'm happy it worked out and nice job!

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I know haha but my house is notorious for being humid, and I had a static band anyway.

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

Based on watching your videos and reading your description, I'm going to assume you like the word "******".

  • 83 months ago
  • -1 points

Your dumb, you don't need 660ti with ur tiny monitor and ur 800*600 resolution monitor

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

*You're

Also, I am going to buy a new monitor eventually, so yes, I would need it later.

[comment deleted]