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This was my second build and first based on an Intel platform. It plays all games maxed out at 1080p at 70+ FPS. That is why I have a 120hz monitor. I had a blast building this thing. Oh yeah and the reason for 2 different gpus was that I got the MSI 670 first and then had the money about a month later.

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 5 points

Dont suffocate the PSU on the carpet, that could go bad very fast

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

the switch has really high feet

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Still, the power supply is the backbone of the computer, if it goes bad, whole computer can get wrecked too

  • 80 months ago
  • 5 points

Just gotta love how detailed and clear picture #4 is.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

give him a break, not everyone has amazing cameras

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

I would have gotten a cheaper case and a 680 or 7970. Otherwise, I like your build just be careful with the psu like that on a carpet.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

a 680 isn't much better than a good 670 maybe 2-3 frames difference when comparing max stable overclocks, making it a waste of money because at the frame rates which these produce there is no noticeable difference in performance. On the other hand in some games the 7970 does give a noticeable advantage.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

7970 GE goes for less than reference 680 in the UK, reference/factory OC'd 7970s can go for as much as a 670. Better than the Titan anyway you go though.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Here in the states most 7970 GE are only $40+ give or take over a good performing 670 and a few regular 7970's are cheaper or the same price as 670s ;)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

had a cheaper one to start. the 680 is only 5% better than 670 though

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

the 670 dcu2 top has better performance than the 680 in almost every test and it is about 50 dollars cheaper

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Either flip your PSU or put a piece of wood under your PC so the PSU isn't starved of air.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

its an inch or so off the ground

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

You should be just fine then.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

you know a custom made pc stand would be sick right there.. im thinking of welding one up maybe plasma cutting out a design on it also

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

How does the Intel water cooler work in your system? I read some things that said it was hard getting it installed in a 1155 socket and the instructions are not very good. I would like to put one in my system cause I like the blue Intel logo.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Its a little tricky to install but its a really thick radiator like 1.5 inches.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Your computer is so fast it's blurry!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

my bad tripped when I was taking the picture and forgot to delete it

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

That is one fine-*** dinosaur.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

hell yeah :D

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that's definitely a beast. Excellent build and cable management. The DDR3-2400 RAM is probably overkill for gaming so you could have saved a couple bucks with DDR3-1600.

How do you like that 2ms 120Hz monitor for gaming? If you play any FPS games, how is it for them? Are you happy with it or wish you went with another choice?

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Its a monster. you can really notice it in twitch shooters like bf3 and crysis 3. Oh yeah and I got the ddr3-2400 because it cost 59.99 at the time on tigerdirect. Its gone up in price since then. And I kind of wish I went with a 2560x1440 because Im a graphics freak, but its probably the best 1920x1080 monitor I've seen yet.

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

Wow.. that's an amazing deal on that RAM

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

I thought so too

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice buid, but 73C with water cooling? I'd check the installation again, those temperatures just don't seem right, especially with a 3570k. It doesn't take up very much power at all.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

With a 1.3 GHz overclock, I see 73C being an expected temp with water cooling.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

i wish they made a mid tower version of that case it is awesome nice build

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I like how much an impression it makes on people who see it.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

The original phantom is similar.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah but it does not have that clean look the the switch carries

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

True, the switch has a more cleaner look versus the phantom's angled look. But is it worth the money? That is up to you.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, its very worth it. it looks fantastic

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

haha it does look nice

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

very clean. very nice balance. i like it.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

where is this Mini Itx build those pics are a different build

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