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This is an update for a gaming rig that I posted previously, but it has changed :)

The original build link is: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/xlJ#img=0

I got rid of the smaller monitor and got a second Asus to match the first. Got an upgraded CPU, changed out fans, got a new HDD. Changed my setup a bit as well. And a new chair! hahahaha!

Had some experience with overclocking. Had an i5 3570k to 4.5 stable and cool (as can be on air!) and so I am looking forward to playing with the new i7!

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  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

What case do you have? Or did i miss itt in the custom list?

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

It's in the parts list. It is a Rosewill Blackhawk. The original build has more pictures of the case itself, if you're interested. It is a very fine case!

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it looks nice!

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much :)

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I have that computer? I will pay you in Internet Hugs!

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

I got 50mb speed internet. How fast can you push them through? XD

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

as fast as my ****** 0.5 mb upload allows me. lol

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmmm...I am not quite sold yet XD

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

Those fans you got look really good and got great reviews. I think I might be buying 3 red 120mm's when I build mine. :)

  • 88 months ago
  • 2 points

If you're interested in moving air, those fans seem to be the ones. If you're interested in quietness, I can vouch for Noctua and Gelid 120mm fans. I just put a Gelid 120mm PWM fan for rear exhaust - super quiet and keeps the system cooler under load. My PSU fan doesn't ramp up and make a racket anymore as all case fans now pull together to keep it all cool. I used to have an Antec 120mm fixed speed in the back, 8yrs of daily (almost 24/7) use, still dead quiet, but didn't move enough air under load.

@Sassy - nice build dude!

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

I would like to report that the Xigmatek fans are not very loud. I don't have a lot to go off on, but they are much quieter than the stock Cooler Master Hyper Evo 212 fan! I replaced all the plain black fans in my case with those, and the machine as a whole is less noisy. It gets quite a bit dusty however, and I've seen no temperature drop in any of my components. I guess the difference between an overkill of 8 fans changing out to have lights and are quieter isn't enough for cooler parts, oh well, no complaints.

And than you cajtar!

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

That's funny, I have a Hyper212+ in my system, and I think it's the quietest fan in there. In the Asus BIOS I set up fan speed profiles to the preset "Silent" and it truly is silent except when CPU load ramps up. Overall, I think the CM Hyper212 cpu coolers are incredible value. I run my 2600k @ 4.4GHz all day long, not even a hint of overheating.

Good to hear Xigmatek not so loud. Might consider them for next build...

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

Most of my fans run at max, as they're molex, but maybe I should try lowering the RPMs of the ones connected to the motherboard. I think I am personally going to be lazy overclocking this thing as of now, just because I don't feel the need. yet! :) Next build? What are the bones of it?

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

Most of my fans run at max, as they're molex, but maybe I should try lowering the RPMs of the ones connected to the motherboard. I think I am personally going to be lazy overclocking this thing as of now, just because I don't feel the need. yet! :) Next build? What are the bones of it?

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

that might be why we have different experiences, I agree the Hyper212 is a howler at full bore.

Just for kicks, put those fans onto the mobo 4pin PWM signals, set the BIOS profile and listen to the difference. You might be amazed how quiet a very powerful rig can be (including OC'd). Why burn 5watts pushing air around when it's not required? Let the mobo manage the airflow based on power draw and heat generated - it's the way to go..

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

About the dusty part: Does that actually become a big problem? And is there any way to prevent it?

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

No way to prevent. And it is a small problem that gradually becomes bigger and bigger. you'll usually want to clean your computer out from dust at LEAST once a month...i do mine weekly.

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

What table is it?

  • 88 months ago
  • 2 points

It's an L'shaped desk with a glass top. The name? no clue.

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the i7? Unless you need the hyper-threading for other applications I can't really see the point to spending the extra $$$ for it. Your i5 3570k was easily just as good. As far as I know games don't take advantage of hyper-threading. Other than that, nice build!

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

Ehhh, for several reasons: Cheaper for my brother by a bit (I could have just given him the money, but why not get something out of it and accomplish the same thing?) for his own build, as I sold the i5 to him.

I've done game developing, programming on several different platforms, and HTML, so I will probably do something with computers in college, and I am just kinda taking a very big stab at thinking I might utilize it. Although a 40 pound computer isn't the most mobile thing for college hehehe.

Lastly. Why not? I mean, few end users need an i7 to begin with, yet you see them everywhere. I have the extra money, so no worries there. Sometimes people just want the best! Also, I realize that at some overclocks, the i7 is reported to actually give less performance than an i5 in some instances, but I don't plan to overclock like crazy. As per why I did not buy a 100 dollar H100! :)

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

Why an EVGA reference design GPU?

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

At the time, there were only 2 other GTX 670 GPU's cheaper than this one: An EVGA stock model, for 400. The cooling wasn't as good as on this one, plus not factory overclocked. Then the Windforce was 400 as well, but I both liked the look of this one, the reviews better, and it wasn't brand new shiny (like the windforce was at the time). I got this one for 410 bucks.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

how useful is that bottom mounted fan? i have heard mixed thoughts.

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  • 88 months ago
  • 2 points

True innovations back to School Task Chair. 60 bucks from Costco.