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Used mainly for Gaming, case is really good and works well with the psu. The ssd preforms very well, with around 2 second boot times. Incase you were wondering, the H60 is just for looks, it was around $30 where i got it so i decided to pick it up. The 16gb of ram is there because there will be some editing done on the rig. I didn't need a very powerful GPU, just playing games like League and Minecraft, so i decided to spend a little extra on the case and ram. UPDATE- Moved it to a different place (not on carpet)

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  • 84 months ago
  • 7 points

I wouldn't consider the 7870 "not very powerful" I max out bf3 with mine. But its a nice build, its very balanced

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes it is a good build. My critiques -

Considering this within the same priced budget he could have(added these items later) cut out the audio card, other boards just $10+ more provide equal on board sound performance to this card. Cut the ram to 8GB(especially since this is mainly for gaming) and used that money to get a 7950 or GTX 670, both of which would have a better performance increase compared to the items mentioned. The RAM does not and will not be utilized in gaming and takes a lot of out side gaming usage to utilize it. The Audio card and RAM could have been cheaply upgraded later but improving on the GPU will be an expensive upgrade.
These suggestions would give an upgrade path if incase you'd need it but also provide a way more powerful system that will last a lot longer before the builder would feel the need to upgrade.

  • 84 months ago
  • -3 points

Actually, it's not a good build but moderate. P.S. Don't ever recommend a 670 over a 7950 - that's just stupid.

My critiques:

Cut the ram to 8GB. Remove sound card. -Up the MoBo to an ASRock (either Extreme2+ or Perf). -Switch to a HD 7950. -Switch cooling to CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO. -Down the unnecessarily high-priced case to like a Bitfenix Sinobi (or window if you want an LED window). -Get a better keyboard (Mechanical with cherry brown/blacks) -Get a better mouse, you're paying an extra $60 for the brand name with Razer, their mouses are worth about $35-40. I recommend the Corsair M series.

  • 84 months ago
  • 4 points

I have very good reason to recommend the 670 over most 7950s its not stupid. There are only 2 7950s I'd recommend to barely compete with non reference 670s and those are more expensive compared to most other 7950s. Most people are mislead into thinking all 7950s can overclock really high when they would be shocked to find that most of them are voltage locked now and the ones that aren't are not the cheaper versions. Also to reach the levels of a 670 you need to overclock it and manipulate the voltage which the majority of people will not do. Price is a big factor ini my recommendations vs performance and when 670s are near the $300 mark. Though I would like to get further testing done on 7950s because most sites are bias and over exaggerate their performance. I actually don't just rely on sites reviews or benchmarks I do testing hands on myself. it is nice however to see you continuing in research since back when you were overclocking CPUs without after market heatsinks ;)

Edit: just so we are clear I've tested 670s, 680s and some 7970s vs other gamers I play with who have 7950s, 660 Ti. Some of which returned their 7950s to get higher versions or a 670 and now are happier with their GPU. I would like to find an honest person to test their 7950 in certain overclocks to compare - if anyone is interested and has a 7950 please hit me up IamApropos@gmail.com

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

This Article Testing a 7950 might help you a little.

  • 84 months ago
  • -1 points

Just checked today, I apologize for late replies.

Techreport and a few other online benchmark/reviewing websites are actually bribed by Nvidia.

The 7950 can easily compare to a GTX 670 if you get one. And when overclocked (you say they don't OC high?) Compares with a GTX 680 Overclocked.

You're incorrect by the way abotu how high the 7950 overclocks. What you linked me to has simply proved to me that the 7950 only turboboosts to 900MHz.

I have bough a 7950 at the clock rate of 950 MHz, and overclocked it to 1300 MHz, my friend (who has a GTX 670 despite my warnings) came complaining to me yesterday about how his 670 performs worse on every game that we play together INCLUDING:

BF3, CoD 4, BO, BO2, MW3, Minecraft, Crysis 2 and Day Z. Infact, his card usually performs worse on excess of 10-20 FPS. The difference between a GTX 680 and 670 is >15% which is why I can compare the cards together.

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

(Not all comparisons are fitting to every model of every brand for ever tier of GPU)

Not all 7950s can easily compare to the 670.. That is a over exagerated misleading comment. What I meant by them not overclocking high is not a generalization of ALL 7950s. Though a lot of them are now being found voltage locked, some still are not but only very vendors are leaving their cards unlocked. Some 7950s overclock insanely high but just because yours does, does not mean the majority of others are not able to do so and are getting voltage locked cards which is restricting how high they can overclock their cards.

Unless your friend got a really bad binned chip in his GTX 670 the only other explination is that he is using a reference model built on a 660 PCB and not one built on a 680 PCB. YOu go again with over exaggerated comparisons without real knowledge of the performance between the 670 vs 680. If you take a reference 670, built on a 660 PCB and benchmark it compared to a reference 680 yes you'll see a difference of >15%. BUT if you take a non reference 670 built on a 680 PCB and compare it to a reference model 680, more than likely you'll see the 670 beat the 680. Over simplifying, justifying, and over exaggerating performance because of lack of hands on information and testing does not help anyone and infact is misleading and provides useless information for anyone trying to figure out which parts they should get for their new builds.

  • 84 months ago
  • -1 points

Oh, and down the unnecessarily high PSU. Unless you're going to be cross-firing.

  • 84 months ago
  • 0 points

thanks

  • 84 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice price at 1337

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

lol :D

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Seems like a good build. How are the keyboard and mouse working for you? I've heard mixed reviews of Razer products.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

We bought the razer peripherals a while back, they work very well, however i would recomend that you buy a naga regular, not epic, the wireless feature is useless. Also, get a mechanical keyboard, nor membrane.

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Solid build you have. How are your Razer peripherals working?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

They are good, look @ above comment

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. How is that RAM and Sapphire 7870 GPU? I've seen a lot of mixed customer reviews for both as far as being faulty products. Hopefully, you don't run into any problems and just get to enjoy your new rig.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

both the ram and GPU worked fine, i overclocked the gpu a bit and it is still good, so I would reccomend it.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

This might be a silly question, but what is your background?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

o, lol, idk its some futuristic city thing

  • 84 months ago
  • 0 points

I see you have appeased the nitpicks. :-)

edit: while I have not. LOL