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This was a build that my friend had a while ago (built roughly one year or two ago) with most of the parts seen here. The SSD and 7970 are new - the 7970 Lightning BE replacing an old 560Ti. He refused to give me good pictures. But, well...

I quite like it.

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  • 86 months ago
  • 3 points

this a nice build! How is the SSD?

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :D The SSD runs pretty well I cannot remember the exact speed but it does boot quickly :D

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Turn on the lights and take some more pics!

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Will do.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

How long does it take to boot windows? I'm considering getting an SSD myself

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

I shall count/stop watch.... ok phone stopwatch in a couple of minutes :D

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Everyone's BIOS is a bit different, so you'll need to measure from the time the OS actually begins loading.

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

11.1 seconds may have had a slight human delay there but seems about right.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah Tom... get off Skype and do it! XD

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Speed Demon... not bad

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

At this point I think you get automatic brownie points for not naming the build. In regard to another comment: For me the big payoff with SSD is not a boot time. The big payoff is with any swapping activities and the housekeeping that Java The Hut (aka Windows) does constantly.

Enjoy!

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

That case is a poor man's 690.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

And your point is?

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

It has 690 in the name, so when people ask about your computer, you can be all, "Yeah... I got the 690," and they'll all misconstrue that you're talking about the video card. When you're not. An excellent strategy.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Case was made in a time before 690's and besides I love my 7970 :P

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

7970 is all you'll ever need, ;)

Okay, well, maybe not. But for the next two years or three...

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe it is the most you'll ever need or see any benefit for 1080p gaming on a single monitor.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Roger that.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

From what I've heard, the Sandy Bridge i7 is much better with handling heat than the 'new' Ivy Bridge i7. Considering that they seem to have the same specs, it would look like this was the better choice, so good job with that.

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Ivy Bridge didn't exist back then :P

  • 86 months ago
  • -1 points

It may handle heat better, especially when overclocked, but the IB i7 is 10%-15% better anyways, which is probably a modest overclock's performance increase. Choosing Ivy and a matching motherboard (i.e. z75-77, h77) would have at least yielded the benefits of those newer chipsets.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Will add further pictures of inside, brace yourselves the cable management is .... awfull