Description

AutoCAD and gaming. It works great! It's extremely fast and it can run games like Battlefield 3 on 1920x1080p completely maxed settings at 60 fps. I got the Ram for free with the motherboard, the OS free from my school, and I reused my HDD and optical drive. In total I spent around $800 on the tower itself.

Update: I added an H80i and a additional fans and filters. I also sold my HD 7950 for 120% value, because of Litecoin miners, and I bought an MSI GTX 780 LIGHTNING

Comments

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

You should buy a CPU Cooler if you'll overclock later (Because of the "k" CPU)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Eventually. I need to learn more before I overclock.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Asus has an automatic overclock setting on all z87 boards.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I tried it and I was told "the overclocking has failed"

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

awesome job, considering you're doing your part and re-using working PC components :D

one suggestion i have is to get a second stick of that RAM because dual-channel memory is much faster than single-channel memory. i'm not sure how much RAM AutoCAD takes up, but you could use that extra RAM as a RAM drive. also, consider trying to re-route that CPU power connector around the back of the motherboard so it isn't spoiling the view. you might need to get an inexpensive extender for that, though.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I wasn't aware that it would be faster if I did so. I'll look into doing that, but so far everything has been running great. I would really like to get an extender as the cord is bothering me quite a bit.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build and very good cable management.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I spent a lot of time on that.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Since you have an unlocked processor ("k" cpu), you most definitely will be wanting to overclock later. However, with the stock heatsink in there you probably won't be able to, so think about getting an aftermarket cooler such as a hyper 212 evo for around $30. Otherwise, it's a pretty solid build.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, I'll do that once I know my computer's capabilities better.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

You could have gotten cheaper parts, especially the hard drive. You can get a 2tb one for $69 from Microcenter. Also a 750w psu for $40 on tigerdirect.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you even read the OP? He stated that he reused his HDD.

Derp.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Still could have bought a cheaper one though when he first got it.

Derp.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

That's not the point. If you payed careful attention to the OP, then you wouldn't have made such a comment. Your orignal post contributed nothing to the submitter and I wanted to point that out to you. I do admit the "Derp" was unecessary, sorry about that.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

It's fine, I wasn't offended. Your last reply was a great response to my comment, and I do admit my comment wasn't exactly relevant.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that SSD treating you? It seems like a great SSD for the price and I'm planning on buying the same one for my build.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

It's AMAZING. I can start up to my desktop in 13 seconds.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Why go for 750 when I'm not going to ever need that much and it'll be an overall degrade in quality? I got the PSU with a $10 rebate.

  • 78 months ago
  • -2 points

You could of saved some money by getting the 3570k because there's really no gaming performance difference between 3 and 4 gen CPUs.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

while you are correct that the 4670K doesn't offer a noticeable gaming improvement over the 3570K, this is a brand new build and NOT an upgrade. saving ~$10-$30 for even a 5-7 percent detriment in overall average computing power is rather silly to consider, especially since LGA1155 is now a dead socket.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

That's exactly why I did it. If I want to upgrade my CPU in the future I won't have to get a new motherboard (atleast for a while).

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

considering Intel changes sockets and chipsets every generation or two like underwear, i wouldn't be surprised to hear Broadwell (the generation after Haswell) would be getting a new socket. hopefully Intel will keep the LGA1150 boxers on for another generation.