Description

System for photo editing and general use.

Running Mac OS X 10.8.2

I didn't pay PCPartPicker prices for this. Here's my breakdown and total:

2/2/13 - Case Purchased ($69.99)

2/2/13 - Power Supply Purchased ($59.99)

2/5/13 - 500GB HDD Purchased ($64.99)

2/6/13 - Motherboard Purchased ($84.99)

2/6/13 - Processor Purchased ($229.99)

2/6/13 - GPU Purchased ($69.99)

2/6/13 - RAM Purchased ($79.99)

2/8/13 - SSD Purchased ($99.99)

2/8/13 - Firewire Card Purchased ($26.00)

2/8/13 - CD/DVD RW Purchased ($26.00)

2/9/13 - 1TB HDD Purchased ($69.99)

Total: $881.91

Comments

  • 82 months ago
  • 4 points

Pretty clean for what it is and what it's for.

Studio lighting set up? These photos are impeccable!

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks x 2.

Yep, a couple of strobes for lighting.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

nice

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the Gigabyte GeForce GT 640 2GB, I want it to run 3 monitors but not for gaming, how do you reckon it would handle it??

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

So far so good. I'm only running two monitors off of it, though.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

You have your usb 3.0 cable plugged into the usb 2.0 header via the adapter. You have an on-board usb 3.0 header near the 24 pin main power supply connection. It's the blue one.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, that's by design. ;)

I'm running Mac OS X on this system, and the USB 3 support is shady at best. Plus, I don't have any USB 3 devices, so it doesn't make sense to have those going to the front ports.

I'll make them USB 3 if/when the USB 3 support gets better and if/when I get so many USB 3 devices that I need them on the front.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

nice camera, nice build also

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get the i7 for 229.99!?

  • 82 months ago
  • 3 points

Most likely from a local Micro Center... but I could be wrong.

I wish there was a Micro Center here... the closest one to me is like 500 miles away D:

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Nepgear is right, I have a local Micro Center.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

and do they usually sell this case for $69 or it was on sale or a mail in rebate?

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

It was a combo sale + rebate at newegg.

  • 82 months ago
  • 0 points

just got an e-mail from New Egg that they have the 3770k for $329 and $20 off with promo code EMCXVWL58

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=19-116-501&nm_mc=EMCWL-022013&cm_mmc=EMCWL-022013-_-index-_-Item-_-19-116-501

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Why stock cooler? You should look at your temps.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Stock cooler has been working fine so far. I'm not overclocking at the moment. If/when I do I'll consider a third party cooler.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

What FireWire card?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late response.

See my full build notes here:

http://chrismartino.com/blog/2013/02/building-a-hackintosh-part-1-the-components/

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build and photos! I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction on installing OS X to my future custom built computer. I'd much appreciate :)

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