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Couple of things to clarify: -MB was bought through Amazon everything else through Newegg -CPU and PSU came as bundle so I'm not sure if these are the exact prices of the individual components -My PSU is actually a Corsair HX 650W 80+ Gold, for some reason it wasn't listed on the site -I already had the Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit OS from my previous computer so that's why there is no price

This build is primarily for gaming and every day computing needed for school work and such. Had some issues with the graphics card (it turned out to just be a bad card), so I RMA’d for a replacement and it is working beautifully… as some of the comments say: it’s quite the overclocker. I have it set at 1100 MHz core and 1375 MHz memory frequency and under load (meaning running the non-AMD optimized and graphically intensive Metro Last Light on all Very high settings minus SSAA) and the temp never gets over 65 C. It runs almost every game out right now at max or near max settings and my MB has another PCIe slot so I can always get another in the future for crossfire (have to upgrade the PSU though). It was between the 7950 and the GTX 660Ti and the 7950 had more ram and better free games. My OS is loaded on the SSD and it boots up in less than 10 seconds which is GREAT! It’s got around 90 gigs of free space left so games will definitely find their way onto that drive. The case is a lot bigger than expected. It’s a mid-tower, but holy crap. It does have a lot of room for cable management and airflow so that helps keep GPU temps down; also comes with removable dust filters so cleaning is a breeze. Next upgrade will probably be a water cooling solution for the CPU cause the Intel stock cooler is just no good for overclocking. Overall, I’m very happy with this build, the process was fun and educational and I can finally play all the games I’ve been amassing on Steam for the past 6 months!!!!

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  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks really good. Love the part selection. Only thing I would add is a Hyper 212 Pro or better to replace that stock cooler and then overclock away. Game on!

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Any reason for getting Ultra? Instead of Home Premium?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe you mean Ultimate instead of Home Premium. Also, I would have gotten the OEM version.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Still really expensive, 300 USd that's a lot of money just for that.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Not OEM Home Premium...

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes... Exactly what I am saying. the Home Premium doesn't cost 300 bucks. It's like 90 bucks or something like that.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahhh

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Ultimate was only $10 more than Home Premium so I figured "Eh... Why not?"

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

For non OEM or what?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

How'd you get a deal like that?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Very well thought out build with great parts selection. If you do end up to water cooling, this thing will be a beast.