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Picked the case out for the color and its $29 price tag (free shipping), ended up being decent quality, but it had little in the way of cable management. Airflow is terrible so make sure to use high CFM fans. The rig does get loud under load, but it is overclocked and I have agressive fan settings in place to keep temps down. The 30% CPU overclock was a non-event, I'm sure I could go far higher if I wanted the noise...All in all this is a capable build at a reasonable price. I find it rather fashionable too, though I'm sure many disagree with 70's automotive green.

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  • 89 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice.

  • 89 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, but the SSD is going to be tight with anything more than the OS. For that price I'm surprised you didn't just go with an M4.

Other than that nice build.

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

32 gb ssd? You can't put much in one of those. Probably just Windows. It's only twice the size of your RAM.

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/


  • MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]
       Sequential Read :  6108.549 MB/s
      Sequential Write :  2641.950 MB/s
     Random Read 512KB :  5769.877 MB/s
    Random Write 512KB :  5518.729 MB/s
    

    Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 522.303 MB/s [127515.4 IOPS] Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 89.500 MB/s [ 21850.7 IOPS] Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 1295.930 MB/s [316389.1 IOPS] Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 1022.961 MB/s [249746.3 IOPS]

Test : 1000 MB [C: 11.3% (79.2/698.5 GB)] (x5) Date : 2012/09/28 13:05:02 OS : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)

The SSD is used as L2 Cache in conjunction with 4GB L1 Cache coming from the memory. It is not the system drive.

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

Only 32 gb on the ssd? You can't install much on that and for twice the price you'll get 6 to 8 times the storage.

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

Had the part on hand, just using it for caching so it made sense.

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, then the low memory is completely fine.

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems to be, it is one of my better CrystalDisk results.

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the green, yet im more of a forrest green myself.

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

Can someone tell me if this build could be perfect for heavy multi-tasking? I'm trying to build a pc for a friend with low budget (less than $350)http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iF9w I did my best to compile this but as newbie I'm not sure if this could work out well haha

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

what mobo are you using?

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

Asus P8Z68-V

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

MB looks like Asus P8Z68-V. 32GB SSD is good enough for caching. I think that you spent a little bit too much on CPU and MB, 2500k/3570k + better cooler for overclocking would be a beast. Nice case, I have never seen this one before.

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU Temperature : 34.00°C (~35.31°C : 32.00°C - 64.00°C) 64 appears to have been a quick temp spike given the 35.31 average. This was on a 10min burn in test with Sandra. Not horrible for a $19 cooler, especially given the overclock on the i7. I had a 2500k in at one point but it was holding back the 670 in some benchmarks.

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

What is your website?

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

My website is currently a fly fishing template...basically a work in progress. See the mess at www.cca-systems.com

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

What can I say? This is just overkill and you could have gotten much better. Built this ( just a correction of yours ) for you to see what could you have changed:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iMY7

And I saved $116,44.

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for correcting me, you might want to add a motherboard to that build...good for saving money but really bad for functionality. Also, I'm not purchasing parts with pricing in real time like on the site, I have an inventory as a shop owner and I will always pull from items on hand rather than put my liquid assets into marginally better parts.

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

Update the storage and RAM on that, because they've come down a bit in price. Other than that, gaming won't require more than an i5 3570k, but I guess it's just an example build. Also you need a motherboard for it to work.

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

I know I need a motherboard for it to work, but I guess he didn't put a motherboard ( just don't remember ) so I guessed he already had one and didn't put a motherboard on that system.

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

I did leave it out, but what kind of correction leaves it out also? =)

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya, however, I had a 2600k on hand and the people at the store wanted money for the 3570k so I took my ball and went home.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

nice, but you can get 1 TB of storage for 50 bucks...

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

You can now...but when I purchased the drive for this build it was at the peak of the inflated prices due to the flooding in Thailand and the "oddball" sized drives were much more affordable for some reason. Not to mention this drive is being cached by a 32GB solid state drive and the system memory and is disgustingly fast. Read the benchmark results above.