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(Named so because my gf's jealous ;)

My first gaming build, finally one to call my own! was sick of the family computer, (which you can see in the photos) could barely run minecraft at 10 frames per second, brother and sisters jammed it with viruses and useless crap.

This gaming rig can take on battlefield 3 at ultra everything with a solid 90 frames per second, will rarely drop to mid 70's in the most intense firefights (:

changed the CPU cooler recently from the stock Intel one, that was some kind of experience. Mostly trial and error trying to get the right amount of thermal paste. First time i applied it i put way to much on and had to take the cpu itself out to clean it, which led to me dropping it and it hitting the side of the case, mini hard attack moment but luckily it was fine.

When it comes time to upgrade in the future im thinking i would get a better power supply, probably 1000w or higher and go for buying a second 670 for sli capability. Any other suggestions would be appreciated :) oh and maybe a second monitor.

Welp that's all i can think of to put down. hope you guys like it, i couldn't be happier with it being my first. Any tips or advice or feedback in general on the rig would be really nice (:

Comments

  • 88 months ago
  • 3 points

You like cats... A lot! I really like your build, good job! If ur able to sli the 670 I would've suggested a single 690, personal preference though :)

  • 88 months ago
  • 3 points

I disagree wholeheartedly. GTX 670 is more than plenty to run anything currently. Want more frames? Upgrade your internet! It's not about frames but smoothness of actual gameplay. the only reason to get a GTX 690 or SLI GTX 670's is because money has little to no factor.

  • 88 months ago
  • 3 points

Other than the 5900RPM (what?) HDD, looks like an awesome build. I really like the case, although I could never get myself to drop 170 dollars for a case. :p

  • 88 months ago
  • 2 points

haha mincading, yea my friends put that as my background as a joke and i actually find it as a funny nice background so it stuck, but i do really like my cat :P that you guys brought it to my attention that's not the right hdd drive, mine is definitely a 7200rpm drive, i think that's about the only thing not right tho (: Big_Dean- you don't think so? i definitely don't plan on doing any overclocking, but i have heard of lots of accounts where a 750w is just below what you should have to go sli or crossfire, so i thought for future expansion perpure and what not i mine aswell be safe and go 1000w's or higher

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

Wonderful build, and I guess since you have an ssd, you don't really need more than 5900 rpm

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

you really shouldn't need to upgrade that power supply, 750w is plenty for sli 670, the only reason to get 1000w is if you plan on doing some insane overclocking or quad-sli

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

oh and justin95, yea the first thing i looked really hard into was a really nice case that i knew i would want for a long time, and this one really delivers, just a super clean white case with a massive window, nzxt just thought of everything when they made it, i know ill be using this case in 20 plus years (:

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless computers are the size of iphones in 20 years:P

  • 88 months ago
  • 8 points

idkk, they way iphones are progressing, they might become the size of a computers :P

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

xD

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha!

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

just a question: Are you getting any tearing in your moniter when your getting 90fps?

I ask because i have been looking for a good moniter that'll support the higher frames, but I have also heard that with a 60hz refresh rate and a higher frame rate, you get tearing.

so any advice will be much appreciated.

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

definitely do experience tearing bud, i wish i had known when i bought the comp that there was such a thing as refresh rates in monitors :P take the time and look into a good 120hz monitor. this monitor is perfect for everything but the refresh rate truthfully. when i get a second monitor i will make sure that one is my primary and this one my secondary. howwwwwever i still do not regret getting this monitor, for the price, the tearing isn't very noticeable (: all in opinion, research, and money

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

Be willing to drop 500 dollars on a decent screen. BenQ is a favored gaming branded monitor. There are others, just have to do research and be pretty sure on your budget.

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

That thing is sexually atractive... uh oh, I'm think I'm developing mental illness.

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

haha, getting off is just to easy these days with these things sitting around XP

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Why get 4 NZXT stock fans extra when you could have gotten better ones such as corsair or scythe, NZXT is notorious for making crap fans

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

your right, they definitely don't push well, but fully loaded with the fans that perfectly match the case looks snazzy as hell

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMBYOzBKUk4

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Work on the cable management, with that case you can really manage the cables well.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Are there dust filters on this case? If not, how often do you go in to clean it?