Description

Gaming >3D modelling >Video editing (all in order of priority)

So I really wanted a PC that I could use for maximum gaming and hopefully won't need to upgrade until 2/3 years, but I'm also going to be using a lot of other different progragms like 3ds max, Z brush, photoshop, Premiere, vegas etc. thats why I decided to go for i7.

Really pleased with this build, managed to find all the parts for £1395 all together.

If there was anything i could have changed before building this, it would be the motherboard. The Asrock is awesome and it looks sweet, but I wish had gotten an MSI G45/GD55 as It would have been a bit cheaper and also Asrock has so much "Spam" when I first booted it. So many little gimmicks that annoy me more than they help me, like the xfast usb and xfast lan for example.

For now the CPU is locked but I will look into overclocking a bit later.

Other than that can't complain at all, love it!

Comments

  • 86 months ago
  • 4 points

This is a very nice build, well balanced for your needs, well done!

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. I went with the EVGA 670 FTW too and love it.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Uh... I thought the 670 FTW had a 680 cooler.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

The signature 2 uses 2 fans. The non signature cards use the standard rear exhaust coolers.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

I was talking about the comment I replied to.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

My bad =)

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

lol no worries.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

I have no idea about the cooler on it. That's not something I had given any thought to.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Went back and did some searching. I think understand the difference between the two cards now.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! How is the Dark Rock 2?

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Like a ninja =P

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

well umm performance wise? Highest overclock?

  • 86 months ago
  • 0 points

sorry haha, I haven't overclocked it yet.

At the moment on idle it's about 27c, only thing i can test the cpu load on are games(in this case, Arma 2 maxed + heavy mods), that reaches a max of 39c averaging 37c, I don't have any special stress test programs.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

what cpu cooler is that you using?

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Where's the video card? :P

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

my card isn't listed on partpicker so its a custom item

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

what kind of cpu cooler is that xD

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

A Be quiet Dark Rock 2

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

ty .^ i saw it in the pic and i really love the all black of it :D

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Np, it is pretty awesome

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

oh ok

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

High quality cable **** you got there.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Beyond excellent, although I would've picked Samsung's SSDs.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the Extreme6?

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

As mentioned in the description, wish I just got something a little less to save on. Basically it was the first part I bought, I was so eager to start the build and I was still a bit naive then.

As I was learning more and researching, I learned that I didn't need it and by then it was to late to return it, so I thought "oh well", compared to the rest of the build an extra £35 isn't going to leave me regretting it that much.

  • 86 months ago
  • 0 points

I agree about the Corsair. They look great and very easy to work with. A little bit more pricey but I found they're worth it.

  • 86 months ago
  • -1 points

Case is a bit over priced. by that, I mean that it seems to be a waste of money in terms of any type of gains over a 50 dollar case with a few fans in it.

Also, I still say that z77 motherboards are overrated and unneeded. Could put this money into some other stuff, or just save it.

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

A good case can be carried over to many other builds. The case he has is very roomy, has great airflow, and looks nice. That's pretty much why you get more expensive cases.

  • 86 months ago
  • -2 points

Any case can be carried over to many builds, so long as it supports many formfactors. Which the Elite 210 does.

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  • 86 months ago
  • 4 points

I mean I could have gotten a cheaper case, but I absolutely adore this case different strokes for different folks ;)

  • 86 months ago
  • 0 points

Is the motherboard brown? If so, is it too noticeable with the LEDs of fans that come with the case?

  • 86 months ago
  • 0 points

It's slightly brown yeah, those fan LEDs do not illuminate the rest of the case that well, so right now it just looks black. If your thinking about getting that board, although it looks cool (I think it does anyway) I would recommend something else, like Gigabyte or MSI.

  • 86 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm tempted to disagree on both, the case has many great reviews and looks great. I also own an OCZ Verex 4 (128GB) and its very fast and i've had no problems yet 55% full and it hasn't slowed down one bit and its known the bigger the SSD the better the speed. He will get good use out of it.

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  • 86 months ago
  • 7 points

There's really no need to comment on the case in my opinion. The case is the one part that has no effect on the computer's performance, and is really just an expression of how the builder wants their computer to look.

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  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Why would you spend $1200 on components and put them in a low end budget case? A good case provides great airflow, cable management, and aesthetics, in this case, the 600T is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL case and is very well designed, a cheap case can be a nightmare to build and cable manage in also. Not to mention he can easily use this case again for many builds.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

5 year warranty on the vertex 4s Not to mention should be taking regular backups anyway of important data

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  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, but what purpose is defeated? Better safe than sorry.