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I built this in April but I have been too busy to show you guys. I haven't overclocked anything yet, partly because I haven't had time and partly because I haven't really pushed the limit of anything yet. BF3 runs like a dream!

I got some pretty good prices on some parts for the time. I think memory is probably the best buy out of the bunch compared to todays prices. The particular memory I bought is currently £63 from the same place I bought it!

Corsair have kindly sent me a H100i/H80i cable accessory kit for free to allow me to hook up my case fans to the Corsair Link software!

I am currently running Windows 7 Professional N (64-bit), which I got for free through my university's DreamSpark subscription. I could get Windows 8 but I don't really see major benefits over 7.

Comments

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management could be improved upon. May I ask why a 670 when the 7970/7950 was around, and the 700 series was around the corner?

Solid parts choice, nice build.

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

More Intel Extreme Master memory! I love the name of it so much, it sounds like a 12 year old named it XD

But anyways about the build, the 670 is starting to show it's age now in my opinion. It still runs everything, but it honestly would not be my first choice for a new build, then again neither would the 3570K though. I would chose a 770 for a little bit more than the 670 FTW and the 3570K could stay but only because the 4670K is quite a bit more expensive than it. Overall, I just feel like you could have gotten better price to performance if you had just waited for the new hardware to come out.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

The 770 and the 4670k wasn't out when he built this rig. It was built in April.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, that's why I said I felt like he could have gotten better price to performance if he had waited.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok I agree with you 100% then if its in people's budget

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, there is no reason the 770 wouldn't be in his budget as it is literally like $20 (I don't know how many euros more expensive it is though) more than the 670 FTW as of now. But the 3570K vs the 4670K I could understand being out of people's budget as Z87 boards are rather expensive and because the 4670K costs quite a bit more than the 3570K as well.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, and the performance increase is very minimal to.

  • 78 months ago
  • -3 points

Great build! Solid parts, and it looks really clean. you've built yourself a power house here and it should last for years to come. Good job picking the GTX 670 as it has an outstanding in price/performance.