Description

This machine is primarily being used for media editing and gaming created for a buddy of mine. So far he reports no problems and is absolutely thrilled with the rig that I set up for him.

I would also like to point out that I fix machines for a living, I don't regularly build them, so for me this was my first attempt at an actual build. So rather than everyone going "trololol" and making insulting comments i would prefer advice on what could have been done different or where I could have made this better. It would go a long way towards any rigs I build in the future. Thanks!

Comments

  • 77 months ago
  • 5 points

Should have really asked the forums and got some help before you built it, but I guess its to late now. its a good build but you could have spent your money more wisely

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

If your friend is going to be using this for media editing, you should have gotten a Nvidia card for CUDA cores. Perhaps a 650 TI boost? Also you spent too much on the case and SSD.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, in Premiere Pro CS6, nearly all of the things that can be processed with CUDA on certain Nvidia GPUs can also be processed by OpenCL on certain AMD GPUs. That said, I don't think a 7770 is best for an editing rig at this price point. He could've gone with something like this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hIEL and saved some money in the process.

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

Should have gone with Nvidia for editting.

Probably could have prioritized things differently in terms of price in order to get a better GPU. You don't have your prices listed, but I certainly hope that they aren't what you paid for some of the items. Or at the very least that you're looking into a hefty GPU upgrade shortly.

Notable expenditures that it appears you could have saved money to me are the MOBO, SSD (it's listing for me as 280...) and Case.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Why on earth would you spend that much on an 80 gb ssd???

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

You could have gone with a Samsung 840 120 GB SSD for about the same price as that SSD. Also, I would have went with a cheaper mid tower like a Fractal Design Define R4, and then use that extra 60 dollars to get a GTX 660 or something similar.

  • 77 months ago
  • 0 points

ps2 and psp

  • 77 months ago
  • -1 points

+1 from me

I've had my eye on that case for the longest time ever but didn't buy it due to the sheer price of it.

I have a 7770 and it works fine .

Nice build.

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  • 77 months ago
  • 5 points

that's what happens when you spend more on the case than you do on the gpu -_-

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

And the words: 'heavy-duty gaming' I understand you 'can' play games, but the money could have been spread out much better, and there isn't a price on the board.

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  • 77 months ago
  • 6 points

Again, please keep it civil and respectful should you choose to comment on another users' build.

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