Description

Its my main pc, so its mostly used for gaming, reddit and web browsing. We also use it for a media server and video streaming as well.

I didn't need to go as big as i did on the cpu, I have yet to put it anywhere near its full capacity yet. Got it through the Intel retail edge, so the price was right.

The gpu has seen its share though, but it puts out max settings reliably, but with much heat. Planning on buying an evga gtx 670 4gb in a month or two and long term add another for sli.

Had a blue screen a few months ago shortly after building it. Found out it was a bad driver and it was fixed.

And I couldn't list my zalman cooler as it wasn't a choice, so I picked the other one because it was the same price.

Going to re do the cable management, it is a bit sloppy. the only problem I have is, the power cables for the gpu, if ran behind, are to short and end up pulling on the gpu. So I'm hoping I can find some extensions for that.

Built it at a buddies place with their help. When we turned it on it was a lot more blue than I thought it was going to be. and one said I finally broke my pc cherry. So they named it blewcherry

My back up is a g73-jh rog with a kingston 128gb ssdnow v200+ as the boot and windows 8. Plays games on high with no hiccups.

With this being my first build I know I cut some corners with the gpu and the amount of ram, but after a few pieces I needed to tone it down to keep it within my budget. I just wanted to have a pc that was kind of future proofed. I feel a sense of accomplishment doing it myself and hearing that glorious post beep. My girlfriend now has an itch to get a lower end desktop and I cant wait to build it.

Comments

  • 84 months ago
  • 10 points

Sorry to say, but this is pretty bad... a 3930k with a outdated GPU. An OCZ PSU on top of that. (they're known for unreliability and bringing systems down with them when they die out.) A 3-pack a windows pro? Wat?! Vertex 3 is... Idk, ask IamApropo's about it, the Vertex 4 is fine. That 2 tb 5400 RPM is extremely overpriced! Why would you get an i7 without 16 gigs of RAM? i7 is meant to multi-task as well as 16 gigs. Plus a 100$ mouse. Over all, you wasted your money. I hope you had those TV's/Monitors already... (playstation one, and sony one.)

  • 84 months ago
  • -2 points

soo lets go over some of this.

after seeing what i spent i had to tone down the gpu, ya so i cheaped out a bit and got the 480. i wanted it running sooner than waiting to save up for my prefered evga gtx 670 4gb. which i will be buying in a month or two.

the psu had more positive reviews than bad from what i had seen so i went with it. Sirtec makes my psu for ocz and they are a great psu manufacturer.

the vertex 3 wasnt a thing i needed and bought it to run my download only games, which it does fine and even adds a few fps in the process.

the wd caviar green i got from a little pc store for 79.99

i havent had the need for 16 gbs of ram yet and yes i plan on filling up all 8 slots with 8 gb sticks, so that is something that will come eventually. ( why 64gb of ram? why the heck not)

and yes, the tv i bought before hand and the 3d display was a christmas gift from the gf last year.

i got that mouse because i have huge hands. and i have tried a lot of mice, my girlfriend and i are in computer retail (different companies) so we had a bunch to choose from. this was the most comfortable for me.

edit for f bomb

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

any explanation about $400 windows 7?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

oh ya, my buddy got his boss to let me have one of their keys. they have a company multi pack. so that was free. was really nice of them.

ah i see what i did there, chose the 3 pack. will fix

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

seems like you got it, people will complain.

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Can you link me that wallpaper? Anyone?

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  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

That's not it. That's just a page full of Asus wallpapers. I meant the one on his screens.

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  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

NOOO lol I meant the ones in the last pics, with the American Flag.

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude, for that price, get a 660ti... You obviously had no knowledge of computer when you bought this, right? Beause this build is just plain stupid. It's not for gaming.

  • 84 months ago
  • 0 points

i hope you are just reusing that hard drive and gpu

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

nope, the gtx 480 is my main card. the zotac 210 running just physx. the vertex 4 runs my os. the vertex 3 runs games i play regularly.

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you have physx enabled for both cards so that the 210 is just assisting and not the sole physx calculator? Can it handle the task?

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Physx is solely on my 210. And from what i see it handles it quite well. I check the thermal radar program that comes with the mobo and it seems that it never goes above 60 - 70 degrees. I was playing boaderlands 2 with physx on full and i have never had a problem yet. I dont care if the 210 dies anyways. It was free and like 5 years old. When i get my new card my 480 will be my physx engine, unless the gf still wants a pc.

  • 84 months ago
  • 0 points

Should have gotten a i7-3770k saved 200$ and boughten yourself a better graphics card..

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

He didn't say what he payed for it, but he did say he got it through intel's retail edge site, and experience has shown that they have some pretty nice prices on there.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Then CPU was 245 bucks from the Intel retail edge. Was the summer big deal last year. And ya I agree, I should have gotten a better gpu but the 480 is still a solid card aside from it gets hot enough to cook an egg on. As I said, I will be getting a 670 in a month ish.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh wow really? Can you give a link? I signed up for it and must be blind.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

As long as you work for a company that is supported by the intel retail edge program. And you have to verify your employment by sending them a paystub no longer than a month old as well. https://retailedge.intel.com/_layouts/landingpage.aspx they had a 520 series intel ssd a month ago as well as a 3770k and extreme mobo. Wish i had the money to get that ssd. The 520 series are beasts.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh sorry I think you misunderstood. I had already signed up for it. Is there a place that I can look for these prices?

  • 84 months ago
  • 0 points

This gave me cancer

  • 82 months ago
  • 0 points

Bad cable management

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