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This is the machine that I've spent the past few months building, and for those of you who comment on my graphics card, I plan on upgrading that within the next few months to either a pair of XFX 7970 Black Editions or a GTX Titan. Other than that this has been an interesing experience as this is my first build and I would probably do it the same way again.

As a note all of the LED fans in my case are blue and three fans that aren't on the list are Scythe High Flow Slip Stream Slim 120mmCase Fans. They can get a little loud at full blast but otherwise they are a decent fan. The only fans in my case that I don't like are the 80mm side pod fans, one threw a blade after only 2.5 months. I plan on replacing both of them with a pair of Evercool 80mm x 15mm Low Profile Ball Bearing Case Fans.

The core temps on my build were recorded while I was running Prime 95 for 9 hours. On average it maxes out at around 45-50c.

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  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

What's your monitor set up?

If you're using a single 1080p 60hz display then your GPU ambitions may not be worth it.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything looks pretty good. The 7770 is a decent card though. Are you looking for multi-monitor or just want higher frames per second on your video?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

I literally HATE that case to death. And...ready..you really should've gotten a 7850 or 650ti for the price. I mean I know you're replacing it but an MSI 7770 GHz edition is only 90$ lol. Besides that, nice job man. Love seeing people's builds come together.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought two of those cards from a friend with a prior build but in the end decided to build my own. Right now he is still using the other 7770 in his AMD 8350 machine. The case was within my budget and so far it has proven to be both good looking, to my eyes, and fairly functional. Though working in it has induced several cases of bloodletting due to the cramped space.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm a sucker for corsair and nzxt. The source, tempest, 200r, and 300r are such nice budget cases haha. And alright, that makes sense then lol. Enjoy the build man, cant wait to see that titan!

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what I never understood. Why get a GTX Titan when a GTX 690 is a better performer and slightly cheaper?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Quieter. Larger memory bandwidth. More efficient. Shorter length. Based on supercomputer computing architecture.

The 690 is essentially 2x GTX680 on a single card.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

The titan is the most powerful single gpu the 690 is 2 gpus so obviously the 690 is going to have more kick to it but the titan would last longer

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the information, I just never quite understood. What would be your personal choice?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably the Titan. I'm a nut when it comes to quiet rigs.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Titan, because if I had the money to buy one, I sure as hell would save up to buy another and SLI it.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

I have that case and I friggin hate it! Nice build tho

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

I like how the case looks but working in it has been a bit of a trial by fire since it is a bit tight on the inside. The only other case that I have had any interest in is the Corsair C70 in black and that costs a significant amount more than the case I have.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Decent build. I was going to comment on the graphics card but I saw your description, and I definitely would recommend two 7970s over the Titan.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

It really depends on his setup, as they will both perform much better than is required for 1080p at 60Hz, while performing very similarly at higher resolutions. It's all really his preference, whether he wants one card that will be quieter and take less power, or two cards that will perform slightly better, but at the cost of heat and power.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

a titan seems like a huge jump from a 150.00 $ card

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

$1700 and a 7770?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Some of the other parts weren't cheap, the MoBo, PSU, SSD, ect. I didn't cheap out on low quality parts. I went for the best that I could afford, I want this machine to last me more than a few years.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

psu is upside down

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

No...

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

If you plan to upgrade the gpu, wait to see what AMD creates against the GTX Titan. The 7970 GHz beat the 680 (in most cases), and seeing that nvidia just threw a few more cores in there (and upped the memory bandwidth to 384 bit), amd's already 384 bit cards could be some serious competition.

please, if you disagree with me saying that the 7970 ghz is better than the 680, then stay quiet. I don't want to start a gpu war.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

The Titan's actually based on failed Tesla cores IIRC. You make it sound like Nvidia would actually put effort into their topend components! :P

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Recently, by going through some of the comments on Newegg I began considering using a pair of Asus GTX680s instead of the XFX 7970s because of the reliability of the GPUs. I am building this system as a long term system and don't want my GPUs to crap out after only a year or two.

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  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

What is wrong with how I decorated the case? I don't mind showing off, through the stickers, what I put inside of my machine.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

They look tacky, we can all see what you put inside. There is a part description list.

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  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

As in the cards I have now or the two choices in cards that I am looking at?

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