Description

I use my computer primarily for Photoshop and Manga Studio 5, but I've been wanting to **** around with Let's Play's on my youtube channel. Problem is, that GT 220 ain't cutting it anymore, the dual core is long out dated, and I need a better PC altogether. Can't afford every new piece but after a commission sale and some saving I'm finally able to replace some key components to do what I want with it. Some time later this year I'll be putting in a cooling system and adding a new dvd drive and tower.

I only ran into a few problems hardware wise and that was the angle of the video card onto the pci slot and the positioning in the back. Also the ASRock anniversary only has about 6 USB slots, four 2.0 and two 3.0, which isn't terrible but my previous board (a gigabyte B75M-D3H) had a few more and now they are all filled. Even the two in the front. I'll have to get an additional pci card to get more. I have...well a lot of peripherals. I have the option in the bios to OC, but I don't have a need to at this moment, I just like having the option. Big +++ for me was the ability to plug in all of my chassis fans without any additional molex connectors.

After the complete install the only issues I ran into were I had to reinstall Windows 7 (not a huge deal) and unfortunately when you install the ASRock drivers, every time it installs it restarted my computer. I've installed several motherboards before, and they all install everything then restart. So that was annoying.

Other than that this was a fairly smooth sailing upgrade and I can't wait to upgrade this one and make my next build (the wife's PC!)

Other components: Antec 900 2x8GB DDR3 G.Skill 1600 RAM WT575 Power supply (575, non-modular)

PS: I haven't run this under a full load yet, so when I do, I'll update the #'s.

Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

All Heil the 750TI

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't know about that. I haven't been able to fully test it out yet, mostly doing MS updates and reinstalling programs for the last 5 hours.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I have that gpu in an older computer, slapped it in my Dell xps for better gaming, you can achieve 60fps in 1080p on most AAA titles with the settings on medium to high

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

lol not really. maybe BO3 if you overclocked but u aint getting high settings on battlefront with 60 fps. I love the 750 ti but the better price to performance card is the 950.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I can play WOT on around 40-45 fps on 1080p with all the setting on very high (HD Client) and that game is pretty graphically demanding when the video settings are cranked up

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

WOT isnt a triple a title released in 2015. the 750 ti has the performance of basically a PS4 (not xbone)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

but not bad since he doesnt game primary.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 "pc badges are like bumper stickers". Nice upgrade.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

You should get a aftermarket cooler on that like the 212 for only $20 and start overclocking that thing!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thinking about it, but the 212 may not fit. Got to do some measuring first. I don't know if it fits an Antec 900.

  • 49 months ago
  • -1 points

Getting a k series cpu and not OC is a sin, Using the cooler that comes with the 4690k is a sin :(

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Sinning others for using items for multiple uses is a sin >:(

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  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

Probably so you can do a post test with mb when you get it to see if it works lmao,

6600k ditched the cooler and thats how it will most likely be for all enthusiast cpus now.

  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

If they got rid of stock coolers and it lowered the prices of CPUs I would be a happy camper lol. especially AMD. theirs are crap.

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