Description

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".

Comments

  • 78 months ago
  • 4 points

Should've gone with the 7870 over the 660, it performs a bit faster. Other than that, not a bad build.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

The 7870 Ghz? or XT?

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

XT is faster.

but for the price point it would be a ghz.

20 bucks more could get him an XT

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I really want to like that Powercolor 7870xt but I've read a lot about overheating issues with the single fan.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

ye true.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can get a 660 on a decent sale I would take it over a 7870 Ghz when it's ~$200.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

[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$].

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Except that - Nice job :) Lian Li case rocks !

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

might want to rotate your heat sink 90º to the right

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice one hottie!. May I ask why so many hard disks? (just female curiosity)

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

Should've went with the 760 over the 660 and 7870.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

The 760 is $50 more than both of those cards.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, what dj said.

7870 XT would have been my call for only 20 bucks more, but for the price he picked ok.

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

Would have gone with the 7870xt or the 760, overall good build.

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

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.

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