Well yeah, guys, this is obviously from 2011. He's just showing his build.
You could've gone with a 680/7970/690 with that budget
Most people would probably go with a 2011 socket cpu and motherboard
690 is 1000$ 680 is the same as the 670 (unless 5fps is a difference to you)
I'm saying within that budget most people would've got the latter. - -
the 690 would raise his build by ~600$. Im not sure which one your talking about. THe 670?
Come on, 16GB of RAM, Win 7 Ultimate and "separate" HDDs, I'm saying that it's possible within that budget
what is his budget?
Very interesting build. My one question is why you when with a sandy bridge i5 rather than a Ivy Bridge i5. Otherwise, really nice build.
Interesting storage choices. Good build, though!
3TB for Gaming and 16 gigs for gaming? Down those a bit and upgrade CPU or GPU is my advice.
I have a rather large Steam library of games so normal harddrives seem the better choice. I don't think there is anything wrong with the 2500k, well known for it's overclocking potential which I plan on doing eventually. As for the GPU it was enough for the current games when I bought it so a 680/690 was overkill and also damn expensive here. The 16GB is for video editing etc which I do in my spare time so no way I'm downgrading that. :)
That CPU power cord is bugging me. I have a similar power supply (HX 650) and it can around the back and then up.
I know, it bugs me too. I never really did a proper tidy up of the cables since I built it, but I will soon (hopefully).
he could have switched out one of the hdd's for an ssd to put his os on
The plan is to eventually install a ssd, waiting for the prices over here to drop a bit, want at least a 250GB ssd.
Hey guys, thanks for the comments. To answer some questions this build is nearly a year old now, even though I only created it here over a week ago.