Description

I decided that I wanted to build this PC after Christmas 2012. I wanted to upgrade from my ten year old hand me down PC that could barely run Minecraft on tiny render distance. I was introduced to the idea of building my own PC after my friend had done it during the summer prior. I had help with referencing what kind of parts I would need for what I was planning on doing, which is mostly gaming (like everybody else in the world now). I took what he told me, learned a lot more about computers and made my own decisions on parts as well as using some of the referenced parts. Without PC Part Picker, I probably wouldn't even have decided to build a PC because I needed a place to look for parts as well as save parts for later that has a nice UI.

Comments

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

Interior pics? :D Parts seem well selected.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I will get some, I just need to get the cooler back in. Had a fluke mishap and put in the stock cooler.

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build. What does your wallpaper say? I don't read it. But I can recognize what it is. :)

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks a lot. :) It says, "Those who wander are not always lost."

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

My daughter turns 8 in a week and she is having a Dr Who party. I got her name done in Gallifreyan. She shrieked and hugged me so hard it hurt. Got her a sonic screwdriver last night. LOL And a new generation is welcomed!

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow. I wish my parents were that awesome! I envy your daughter now. Haha

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

LOL You'd get a kick out of her. She goes around chanting "Raxacoricofallapatorius" and I had to get her a bow tie and fez because "fezzes are cool."

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Quick updates, I still have yet to get the keyboard. I put it on the list because I plan on getting it. Also, I am getting the RAM I chose, but for now I am using one sick that came free with my MoBo (which makes no sense to give a single channel stick with a board optimized for dual channel memory).

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

you could always buy a matching stick and save some money :D

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the correct thing to do. i highly doubt the vengeance pro ram sticks will offer much more performance. As long as the free kit was decent.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I could, But the matching stick would be nearly the same price anyway. Don't get me wrong, I thought about that option quite extensively.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

So the free stick was 8gb?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, yes it was.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

You'll be perfectly fine with the single 8GB stick, but whatever floats your boat :/

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

So, should I in fact get the matching stick and roll with 16GB?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the specs of the free stick? cas latency, frequency, voltage.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

CAS latency is 10. Frequency is 1600 MHz. Voltage is 1.5V. Timing is 10-10-10-27.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Cas latency 10 is not ideal but it isn't too bad. Voltage is fine too. You don;t need 16gb, but it is better than buying another 8 gb kit.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

nicenicenice

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

85 degrees load with a 4.2ghz overclock? there's definitely something wrong with your thermals. make sure your cooler is mounted properly and reapply thermal paste. what are your ambient temperatures?

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

I think he said that was with the stock cooler.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

It was the stock cooler. With the after market cooler, I get in the high 40s to low 50s.

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

How many FPS do you get on GTA 4? (Min, average)

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, about that, I only have GTA IV for my PS3. Haha oops. But if it helps, I run BF3 on ultra with frame rates upwards of 80 fps.