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I built this pc for playing the latest games of course, I have overclocked the cpu and the gpu. I've had absolutely no problems with this configuration and its crazy fast, I plan on adding a second 660 ti for SLI in a few months but. as it is this thing can play Crysis 3 on high settings with NO LAG. haven't benchmarked yet.

Airflow configuration for this build is : Push/pull fans on the radiator mounted in the front as an intake and two exhaust fans, one on the back one at the top.

                     Worthy of note:
  • Superb airflow on this case as I removed both drive cages and installed my HHD in an empty 5.25" bay
  • Installed SSD on the Psu with a Velcro pad!
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  • 86 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build, you realy took your time cleaning up all those cables. And for the price you payed for your 660Ti you could have gotten a GTX 670. but over all happy gaming man :)

  • 86 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks!! I did I spent almost 2 hours on cable management alone.Payed $280 w $20 rebate, two of these destroy a 680 which is what I plan to do :D

  • 86 months ago
  • 3 points

Well the 680 is a good gard but I would rathers have one storgen card over 2 mid-range cards.

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

did you consider the limiting factor of the memory bandwidth? I have SLI 670 and SLI 660 Ti and can tell you there is definitely a difference when you push the 660 Ti SLI more than 2x AA when compared and with any resolution higher than 1920x1080, that memory bandwidth extremely limits this card by itself as well as is compounded when put into SLI. I see a HUGE chunk of RAM that wont benefit performance which could have been cheaply upgraded later yet that savings could have upgraded you out of the limited GPU setup. Just food for thought from my hands on experience with the 660 Ti.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

memory bandwidth should only be an issue if you have them installed on a PCIE2 slot as neither sli or crossfire setups share frame buffers hence you will only have 2 gb of video memory not 4. i know one high end card is more efficient than 2 mid range cards on sli but the amount of performance you get, for roughly the same price is much better on most cases to go with the sli setup

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

"memory bandwidth should only be an issue if you have them installed on PCIE-2"? Read the article... You are correct they don't share or combine memory when in SLI but the memory bandwidth definitely does play a roll in either setup. And I didn't even mention micro stutter which is something that happens with SLI setups and is noticeable with 660 Ti SLI.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

OOOOh you mean because of the 192 memory interface vs the 670's 256 bit interface?? which article ??

  • 86 months ago
  • 3 points

Just out of curiosity, why did you get 32 gb of ram? Seems like quite a bit of overkill for just gaming. Not saying that overkill is bad, but you could have used that for other parts of the computer or saved it for your second 660 ti.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Now 16GB seems normal

  • 86 months ago
  • 3 points

Many opt for just 8GB if they're just gaming, although lots still buy 16GB if they are doing video editing / photoshop. 32GB should be reserved for the CAD guys IMO.

  • 86 months ago
  • 0 points

Lol my favorite saying: you can NEVER have too much ram!:)

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

ah yes, you noticed that, i will also be using this pc to edit hd video

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Clean

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks that's what I was aiming for with the looks everything matches and looks elegant/very clean!

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

How do you plan to mount your ssd?

Overall very clean look. Your 2 hours were well spent on the cables. Makes me want to work a little harder organizing mine.

Good Job!

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! SSD is mounted on top of the psu with a Velcro pad

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great! Nice job!

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Other than the odd choice of 32GB its a monstah

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

You should of gotten a 7950 instead of a 660ti.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

you think so? why? i like Nvidia based cards they're very quiet and power efficient.

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

The 7950 is a better card then a 660ti. NVIDIA cards are better when we are talking high end cards.

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build, some questions. How well does the system work when editing (processor, graphics card, storage)? How is that motherboard doing for over clocking? Also how quiet is the system it under load? Thanks

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! . I have done a few HD movies; around 30 minutes to an hour long, and it has never taken more than a few (5-10)minutes to convert to different formats, i do everything on the ssd only using the hard drive to for storage. The mobo has this awesome utility that lets you overclock, test and apply new settings all straight from the OS You don't even have to restart! .and for noise, well it is very quiet 100 percent of the time because it never gets hot, even after a 4.5 hour session of crysis 3 i have yet to pass the 50 degree mark on ANY component . Note that i have removed de HDD cage completely so my airflow from front to back is completely unrestricted.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks.

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Does the H100i fit snuggly or is it a little tight? Im thinking of putting the Swiftech H220 in the front and I was just wondering if it will fit. Thanks.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent question, the only issue with fit that i found is that the hoses will be very close to the optical drive bays. this case has a removable, fan mounting plate which is what the radiator and fans are screwed on to, the hard drive cage has to be removed and the mounting plate has to be put on reversed

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

does the ssd get hot because it's on top of the psu

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

no,the psu never gets too hot, neither does the ssd they barely get warm after hours of gaming