Description

Used primarily for Guild Wars 2/Facebook/Reddit machine.

Things I changed were the case for better airflow and cable management and I swapped the PSU for a modular one to help with the cable management as well.

My only gripes with my entire build:

  • 16GB of memory. Could have went with 8GB and put the extra money somewhere else
  • 2500k. Not really a gripe, but I wouldn't have minded a 3570k for PCI 3.0, this will probably be an issue in the future, so hopefully the LGA 1155 socket will have a long life and I can upgrade down the line. It's more overclockable thanks to being 32nm instead of 22nm, so it's a small benefit.

Comments

  • 86 months ago
  • 5 points

Yes you should have gone 8GB and used that money on something else because by the time you'll use more then 8GB in a system, your gaming PC will be outdated in performance for games.

The next years release of HASWELL CPU Socket will kill the 1155 socket life. You missed out on the PCI 3.0 with the 3570k, next time you upgrade you will need an entirely new MB and CPU. so the Z77 motherboard is kind of a waste because of that.

Though when you upgrade I'd suspect by that time you still wont utilize 16GB of RAM.

Great PSU, Great Case, Meh on the GPU, you could have used the savings on other parts and got atleast a 7950 :P

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah your right but i think skylake is the one to wait for i think even though it due 2015 but iam expecting my pc to last that long anyway i might just go all out with my pc now-ish is well, now you scared me a little about it being too weak lol.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

When are you going to build your gfs computer ? :3 I wana see that AMD hotness.

EDIT: I always like air cooled PC's more. And how is the samsung ssd have you owned that one for a while?

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the video card suiting you? Thinking of getting it myself.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm extremely happy with it at the price I paid. It maxes out GW and gives me about 80 frames and 60 in Lion's Arch or during busy world events. I'd say it's definitely the best value of price/performance on the market today.

My only gripe with it is that it had some coil whine when I first got it, went away after some use. But that's something all GPUs can suffer from.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the build, its plenty to run Guild Wars 2, and the SSD was a perfect choice. If you want to put your 16Gb to use, download Oracle's Virtual box and have fun with several different OS's running in that memory.

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

I used Virtual Box to give Win8 a shot (which I love, by the way). Not sure how much I might dabble with it in the near future. I currently do all my Photoshopping and video editing on my MacBook (hold the hate), and the only reason I'm not doing that on this rig is simply because I already have everything installed on that. Maybe in the future when I demote that from my editing laptop to my HTPC I'll go ahead and make this rig my work horse.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

I would've gone down 8gb and gotten a 650 watt PSU, then you could've gotten a 7950.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a quick question. Is the XFX Radeon HD more red or orange?

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

More orange, definitely. Doesn't look red at all in person, even with the lights on at night.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang i wish it was actually red it would look real nice with a asus rampage IV and 8 stick of Corsair CMZ8GX3M2X2133C9R ram...

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  • 86 months ago
  • 7 points

9/10 troll.

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

If not a troll then I imagine he has a raidmax psu combo and value bargain bin components in his computer that is not listed because it caught fire 2 months ago.

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  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Not a troll...being a *****.

FTFY

  • 86 months ago
  • 3 points

that's the best 128GB SSD you can get, you idiot.

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  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, you have no idea.

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