Hey Everyone! I built my first gaming pc last summer (2012) but i never thought to put the pictures up. It was a lot of fun and if i had the money i would build another pc in a heartbeat!
nice job! but where did you place the temp sensor?
you can put it literally anywhere, i put mine where the cable cutouts are, i felt that that area would best represent the average :)
cool, look what I did on my new case :D http://www.flickr.com/photos/94273561@N08/8572428835/ yes two front fans
I was going to do that! But my ODD took up a bay so yea :( neat though!
Thanks :) if you mean disk drive, then you can still do it by using the floppy opening, only a 120mm will fit either way :D. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YqxXBh6sDA Edit: this is not my video
I installed a card reader LOL. Nice, I think I have enough airflow :P
I never thought of that! Kudos to you!
I placed it at the top of the case between the cpu and the fans. I tryed to get it as close to the cpu as possible
it is also possible that the right top fan can be an intake
I always had a question about Temp Sensors.. do they come built-in with the case or do you buy them seperatly ? Anyways, nice build.
It came with the case. It's not super accurate but it's pretty close to what the mobo says the temp is.
Don't let that unlocked CPU and motherboard go to waste! Overclock it!
You could probably hit 4.2 without any hiccups with that cooler. Try getting something better if you wanna go higher, perhaps a Xigmatek Dark Knight or a H100(i)/110
does your monitor have a camera
no it does not
I'm planning on getting that PSU, but I read that many people complain that the fan is loud. Is your PSU fan loud or do you have any other problems?
Na it's not loud at all. I mean its not silent but its quieter then the gpu or some fans that ive tried before
Are all of the case fan slots filled?
But... OCZ is known for sparks and flames of death.
I disagree. The model I Bought had very good reviews and someone i knew used the same one. I've had 0 problems with it so far.
Well yea. If i had more money i would have bought better parts
Very good build but 16 GB RAM would have been better :)
8gb is more then enough 16gb is just overkill if all he is really doing is just gaming and such, no need for the 16gb
ok thanks thats good advice :)
While gaming, all you really NEED is 4GB RAM (8GB if you are doing stuff like Skype and YouTube at the same time as you are playing [multitasking]). 16GB would have been overkill for a gaming build. Why spend more money to clip performance and reliability elsewhere?
Most people multitask nowadays, so 8gb is the new standard for gaming.
While you're correct about that (hence my even mentioning 8GB), 4GB is bare minimum nowadays. I have 8GB of RAM, too, and I find that it is more than enough.
4GB is actually the maximum that most games can possibly use. This is because most games operate within 32-bit operating space. This only allows them to allocate around 4 billion memory entries (232). This means there are only 4 billion possible bytes which can be used within that operating space, and 4 billion bytes is around 4 GB.
It's coming, i just need the money ;)
I was a sucker cause the 660ti came out when i built it. It runs everything like a champ so i cant complain. Definitely would have gotten more fps with the 7950 though.
What you don't know is I bought each piece over a span of 3 months when they were at their lowest price or on sale. So take about 200$ off what you see in the total