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I built this in 2011-2012 for the main uses for gaming, coding, and VFX.
How was this built in 2011 when the 3570k came out in April of 2012?
He traveled into the future.
It was the only thing I did upgrade on it. It had an i5 2600k but it was defective and I got my money back and was able to get a 3570k.
Plus the Z77 motherboard :) In 2011 you could only buy the p67 and z68.
OH NO, ALEINWARE D:, YOU MONSTER, forcing that poor poor custom built pc to sit next to that POS Alienware
I would've gone ahead and just gotten the i7
Very nice build overall, how are those 570s holding up?
Any upgrade plans?
How's that PSU as well? I've seen it several times but never read any reviews
+1 overall, nice build!
Had no issues with the psu, the 570's can still play the newest games at max. I don't have any plans to upgrade just yet as the hardware is still quite good.
I'm quite surprised they can play them at max, that's impressive
Nice to hear on that PSU
Even though he pointed out he did VFX, I somehow disagree with an i7. Yes i7 has good hyper-threading but it doesn't mean it's not allowed on an i5. It is cheaper and does all the rest, plenty enough for gaming and coding.
Pretty sad for the slow HDD
I love that mouse and really want one but the price stops me and brings me back to say I don't really need it. The case seems small for an ATX mid-tower.
Nice setup you got there. +1
For most people, I tell them that if they're only doing gaming, 16gb is too much; they could save some money. But, since you're doing media editing, you probably should have gotten 16gb... lol. I don't know much about computer building in 2011 (wtf is a 1.25gb video card), so maybe it was too expensive.
Everything else is great! +1
P.S. How does it feel to have a transformer for a mouse? xD
If I remember the gtx 560 was a 1gb card, gtx 570 was a 1.25gb card, and the gtx 580 was 1.5gbs. 8Gb's is quite fine, I mainly just use this pc to render now and use my for laptop gaming.
I did spend way to much on the R.A.T 9, but it just looked cool. xP
I'm pretty sure you could get the R.A.T 9 off of amazon for like 115$ or so, I don't remember quite right but I know it was considerably cheaper than anywhere else I found it
EDIT: Actually found it for 120$ on amazon. And it's 105$ open box from the amazon warehouse.
Don't think you needed 1000W of power, but it sure is shiny. Looks nice by the way.