Description

Originally this system was built 3 years ago and has served me fine for those years. However, with school, work and other activities, I just don't have time to play games anymore, so I'm selling the PC to my brother who will make good use of it (I hope, it's quite a beast). Of course, I did upgrade two key components in this PC to make this last for the next few years and I got very, very lucky.

At the time I built this thing, I had 4GB RAM and a GTX 560 Ti. Not too long ago I knew that with the upcoming games, I'll eventually need 8GB of RAM, so I waited for Cyber Monday and got the G. Skill snipers at the price mentioned, I'll save the original 4GB for another build that's coming soon. When playing BF3, I noticed gameplay was smoother once I upgraded the RAM haha.

The GPU is where I got very lucky. Just before Christmas, I was having fan problems with the MSI GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II OC, so I figured I needed to send in the thing before I even think about selling this PC. The thing is, when your model is discontinued, the company (from hearing many stories) would replace it with a similar performing card. I thought they would have given me a GTX 660 since it was the closest, but they actually replaced it with a 660 Ti. My eyes were lit when I found that out and I was so excited to pop it in and take it for a test drive. Basically I paid $15 in shipping for a huge upgrade :D.

Let me tell you, going from GTX 560 Ti to the GTX 660 Ti Power Edition is like night and day. The games run so fast, look nicer and they feel much smoother now, I'm saddened that I have to sell off such a beauty. Since this PC was in operation for 3 years I had the courtesy to clean up this damn monster and made sure it looks brand new. My brother has no idea how powerful this thing is and I'm sure he'll be a happy camper when this arrives.

Oh and btw, I don't know where I left my CM 120mm rear fan so I stuck on the noctua instead haha, a little brown won't hurt.

Comments

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

+1, $68 lol. what keyboard and mouse are those?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

The keyboard is a Logitech K280E, it's very basic, so it doesn't have gaming in mind. I needed a new cheap keyboard and I caught this one for $30. IMO for something basic it feels very nice and sturdy, and I like the low profile keys.

The mouse is a Razer DeathAdder 3500DPI, got it for Christmas last year :D. It's a pretty wicked mouse, but be aware there are 2 buttons on the thumb side of the mouse and might be a nuisance for some.

And yes $68 for a sweet upgrade lol.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

weird question for this kind of websites posts, but what desk is that? (if you know)

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

i was wondering the same thing...

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately I don't know, sorry. My roommate's friend was throwing it away and gave it to us. It's longer than what the picture shows and is perfect for a work area (especially building PC's).

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

dammit :(

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think its exactly the same, this is close. They make a whole suite of matching components. Straight desks of different lengths, hutches ect. for office environments. It's what I use (not the corner unit) and can confirm the high build quality.

http://www.bushfurniturecollection.com/bush-cherry-compact-computer-desks--C279-426-9-9620.htm

http://www.cymax.com/Bush-WC90466A-Corner-Desk-Series-A-Hansen-Cherry.htm

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Way to keep them going! +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

The 660ti is the almost the same price as the 770 just about 20-30 CAD more (approximately)but nice pc otherwise

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Brother must be pretty lucky. seems like a very capable rig

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  • 67 months ago
  • 4 points

keep in mind that this was built three years ago

  • 67 months ago
  • 3 points

How about posting your own build before you bash everyone else's?

Kthxbai.

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  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, hope the staff sees this.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

We did...

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Aww.. What did I miss? :p

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Right because spending near $400 - $500 is totally worth it for an extra 10 FPS. (facepalm)

Please go away troll.