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This was my first ever build oriented toward gaming. I really enjoyed building it and now obsessed with computer parts etc. I love the SSD, boot up is awesome as well as opening apps and programs. I tried to keep to future proof as best as possible. If I have to upgrade it won't cost too much money by adding 8 more gigabytes of RAM and possibly another graphics card, I'm not sure if my power supply will handle it though. I haven't tried overclocking but it's there if I need it. Just for an example, I get about 80fps on BF4 on high. The monitor is awesome! Love the cherry mx red switches for gaming, but they aren't the best for typing. I tried to make it as quiet as possible and I can't even hear it with the quiet fans and Asus graphics card. Only complaint is that I wish I went with Asus with the MB because I feel their warranty is a little better than most.

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  • 73 months ago
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Did you just build this?

  • 73 months ago
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I started building it about a year ago, looks a little old in 2014 haha

  • 73 months ago
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That explains the IVB and 600-series.

Anyway, nice build!

  • 73 months ago
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That Xigmatek cooler looks pretty sweet, how's it treating your processor? +1 for a good balanced build without a ridiculous price tag.

  • 73 months ago
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Thanks! Love the cooler, the fan that came with it was extremely loud so I switched it. The noctua fan is so much better and even cools a couple degrees cooler than the stock fan, I was really impressed.

  • 69 months ago
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Can you do a push/pull setup on that thing? Planning to get the same one with two sp120 fans from corsair.

  • 69 months ago
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Yes you can, the only problem I can think of is that the cooler didn't come with another set of fasteners to hold another fan to the heatsink. I'm not sure where to get them either.

  • 73 months ago
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is the processor over clocked? and is the 660 worth the money?

  • 73 months ago
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I haven't tried overclocking yet, I believe the 3570K has a turbo of 3.8GHz. The 660 was worth the money at the time, I got a good deal on it about a year ago. It still handles all the modern games. If I were to buy one today, it would probably be the 760 or maybe the R9 270X.