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I was cleaning up today and thought I would post my build back from 2010. Originally it had a 1TB drive for OS and data, a ATI 4670 video card and a stock cooler all packed in a Antec solo case. Through the years I slowly swapped out or added parts such as the liquid cooler, SSD, more storage, better video card and a new case. I OC'd my 955 to 3.6 when I received my liquid cooler. I use this PC for gaming and school. It runs VM's just fine, runs AAA titles with little to no hi-cups and does everything else in between. Before I installed the SSD, I had everything on one HDD. It would take 4 minutes for the PC to start up. Since I installed the SSD, it boots up in less then 30 seconds. I think im to the point where im done upgrading. If anything, I would swap out a 1TB to a 2 or 3 TB. Other then that, im to the point where everything is working just fine for me. Hopefully she will last for years to come.

Please remember, this was built early 2010. I browsed through all my invoices and what you see is what I paid. For example, the RAM. Originally my PC only had 4GB when I built it. The first set cost $104. A year later on black friday, they were selling the exact same RAM for $50 which I jumped on.

If you got any questions or comments, feel free to post them. My ears are wide opened.

Note: The motherboard is a MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX Motherboard. It was not listed on PCPartPicker.

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  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I like your desk clock... or is it a digital timer? It's really snazzy.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Its digital. I bought it from ThinkGeek a few years back. They dont seem to offer it anymore =/.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh at first I thought you upgraded your mobo later, so you'd be ready to upgrade to new AMD CPU, but then I went back and read your summary. Gotchya. A Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo cools better than your water cooler. :/ Not saying replace what you got because the difference would be moot - water cooling is definitely more enthusiast-like. And it's a 2010 build and said fansink didn't exist then. Why am I rambling? Who knows. I'm bored at work. ;) My last gaming build was a 955 BE with Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 mobo, 8 GB of G.skill DDR3-1600, Radeon 6950 2GB, etc. I loved it.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Water coolers move the heat further away from the original location, and when you have the fans as exhaust, the heat leaves the case immediately. Also, in tight spaces, it's able to fit into more situations. Otherwise, a closed loop is more or less bragging rights.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice older build. Should still be serviceable for gaming for a few more years.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha, thanks. Glad to see someone posted after all this time. There has been a few changes though. I swapped out the liquid cooler with a cooler master evo 212+ I had laying around. I also installed a usb 3.0 card to make backups a bit faster.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Welcome friend. Did you notice a difference in CPU temps going from liquid to air?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

The evo 212+ is about 2 degrees cooler then then h60.