Finally upgraded my rig from my old Core 2 Duo config! No major problems regarding the hardware, but a few hassles reinstalling Windows.
Also, not in the US, so availability of parts was an issue. And "her" please, not "him".
Should've gone with the 7870 over the 660, it performs a bit faster. Other than that, not a bad build.
The 7870 Ghz? or XT?
XT is faster.
but for the price point it would be a ghz.
20 bucks more could get him an XT
I really want to like that Powercolor 7870xt but I've read a lot about overheating issues with the single fan.
If you can get a 660 on a decent sale I would take it over a 7870 Ghz when it's ~$200.
[EDIT] You could have dropped 8gb of RAM and saved 110$ to put on a better GPU ! You could then have went for a 7950 ! [Well it's 110$ in canadian dollars, in US $ it seems more like 80$].
Except that - Nice job :) Lian Li case rocks !
might want to rotate your heat sink 90º to the right
Nice one hottie!. May I ask why so many hard disks? (just female curiosity)
Sorry I took forever to get back to you, haven't been back here in a while! Well, for starters, one 750 gig HD is entirely dedicated to my Steam games (and I've had to uninstall some of them). Yeah, I know, that's insane. And other hard drives mostly have media. When my parents moved, I ripped all of my old CDs, just in case they would toss away all my stuff since I haven't lived with them in nearly 15 years! So there's lots and lots of music, a lot of video game soundtracks as well (some is available freely online, in the case of abandonware for example, others I ripped from CDs I bought, or directly from the game files itself, others were available in Humble Bundles or on Steam).
Also have a LOT of pictures of our family (the number totally exploded when I had our firstborn), and my father also scanned ALL the negatives from when I was a kid, and the home videos he made, so I'm sitting on that too.
I probably don't really need that much space, I guess, but my PC kinda serves as the family's media server, I guess.
Ohhh... Ok! hehehe. I have enough with a 120 GB SDD for OS and main programs (antivirus, office...) 1 TB HDD for games, programs, docs, music... and 1 TB external HDD for movies, anime. Even so, I think next year would be a need to buy a new HDD. Greetings! nice build, by the way.
Greetings to you too! :D And thanks! Yours looks pretty neat too! Liquid cooling, eh? I have to say, I've never been bold enough. And a SSD, very nice. I wanted to get one for my OS and main programs, but hubby vetoed the extra expense. XD Maybe for my birthday? lol
LOL, Maybe! SSD are cool. My PC starts windows 7 in about 6-8 seconds. Your PC and mine are like siblings! hehehe!! Same MOBO and same processor. I'm very happy with both.
Oh same here! Haven't had a single complaint whatsoever, it's been working like a charm.
And yeah, definitely looking into switching out one of my HDs for a SSD. Really want to get a SSD... Then our rigs will really be siblings! :D
Should've went with the 760 over the 660 and 7870.
The 760 is $50 more than both of those cards.
yeah, what dj said.
7870 XT would have been my call for only 20 bucks more, but for the price he picked ok.
Would have gone with the 7870xt or the 760, overall good build.
Personally I think you should have waited for the 760 which is well worth the extra dollars it cost (260$ atm), the CX series from Corsair are to avoid, you would have been better with a Rosewill Capstone or a XFX or a Seasonic unit for around 80$, the PSU is still an important part in a PC, you don't want that failing :p. Great build and +1 for the last picture, quite a nice one.