This is my gaming comp, wanted to make it as good as I could. Built it around may 2013. Vinyls were custom made by me in my graphic arts class.
Ouch on that SSD if that's accurate. Otherwise, nice build!
Great part selection, except the price on that Corsair Force is hopefully inaccurate because I've seen so many horror stories that they burn out so fast (perhaps would have gone with Neutron series or Samsung 840 series). Also (this is just opinion) I would have gone with Bitfenix recon fan controller as I've had so many NZXT products fail on me.
To the 16GB is overkill, not so accurate. 8 may be the "sweet spot" for now, but if he's taking a graphics art class who knows what other heavy usage applications he'll be running in the future. Buying 16 GB of RAM is just future-proofing your rig, especially if it's corsair, good choice.
Nice build. Your cougar fans on top are set to push air from the top through the radiator into the case, which messes with airflow. You should flip the fans over so that they pull air out of the case or put them on the bottom of your radiator (with the same orientation they have now) so they push air through the radiator out the case.
The screws that hold the rad in place are in the way, so I can't flip them around, as that's what I initially planned to do. I'll try putting the rad on top and seeing how that works, thanks for the advice!
I moved the rad screws from the outside to the middle, so it doesn't interfere with the fans anymore, flipped them over so they pull air out of the case. I tried putting them under the rad but because they're 140mm the hosing for the rad would've been in the way of one of the fans.
wow this is beast, except the gpu, wouldve got with a much better choice
Yeah I was beginning to run out of money and took a cheaper route to simply finish the build, the card has done amazing though, I've yet to run into anything it couldn't handle. When it begins to struggle then I'll look at either adding a second or replacing it altogether.
Ehh. Here are my thoughts on this build. Gaming, you didnt need an i7.
If it were me i would have gone with an h100i.You could have gotten a waaay less expensive mobo.. Ram, you only need 8 for gaming. 16 is just overkill. And i wouldnt mix and match ram like that. Please tell me for the love of everything that is holy you didnt pay that much for that SSD. You said you bought this in May so the 660Ti is fine. All those fans o.0
Would have gotten a different psu, from a more reputable brand, and less watts like 850 or 750. You dont need that much.
Just my thoughts m8 :c
Just 'cuz it's called a gaming comp doesn't mean that it's for gaming only.
Antec is an extremely reliable PSU company. And just because they're not from a huge company like Corsaiar, XFX, or SeaSonic doesn't mean that it's bad in any way, shape, or form. Mixing and matching RAM is fine as long as it still works. The SSD has fluctuated so much if you look at its price history, in May, the thing was under $130 and now it's at $260. And 900 watts is fine for what he has. If he needs to upgrade to more HDDs to store those high pixel count graphic designs, he has the wattage to do that. If he needs to add more GPUs in a few years, he can do that because he has a high enough wattage, and I have no idea why you wouldn't use a 900w but would use an 850w. It's only a 50 watt difference, like that actually makes a difference on how your computer performs in games and graphic design applications. He is also using the i7 not just for gaming. He is doing graphic design, as he needs more cores to do editing and others of the sort. The H100i is only a revised version of the H100, the fans are quieter, and it has Corsair Link software connections available.
I may not have needed the i7, but I got it bundled with the mobo for $450, so I figured why not. The H100 I got several months before I seriously started looking at parts, the H100i wasn't even out at the time. I paid somewhere between $60-$90 for the SSD, can't remember the exact price. As for the PSU, I wish it was modular, other than that it's great!
When Gaming. I5 are much better. And for the ram. Some people who newbs thinking that more ram more good game experience. Thats all.
And the PSU is one of the best.
That is one reliable ranking chart.
For the mate who posted this. Pls put a good description with Accurate Prices. Alot of people are critizing and checking if you waste your money right or not.
I got almost every single item on sale, I think I spent around $1400, I can rummage for the receipts, but I didn't think people would care that much.