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Some of the prices may be a little off/ rounded up or down but you get the gist!

Why the two 660s? Well initially my main reason for getting this was 1080p gaming, and I also own an Nvidia Shield which meant AMD was out of the equation. I required a 650 or above to stream games from my shield.

After reading reviews, a 660 possessed awesome bang for buck 1080p gaming. It was either that or the 650 Ti Boost, which is an awesome card, but came across as a bit clunky and power hungry.

So initially my build was a single 660. That is until Christmas Day. After loading up BF4 my computer died! The 500w PSU that came with a previous case had died on me, so from there I bought the corsair 750w as it seemed a good deal, and then, for the sake of it, added another 660 as I now had the power supply to do so :).

I just purchased the Thermaltake case (in blue, look at the pics) which looks beautiful compared to some 'generic' black gamer case I had previous, and I now classify my build as complete. I also have some UV light strips on the way to light it up! Woop!

I know SLI isn't always an ideal solution, but this thing runs phenomenal and will carry me through this generation of games and I really don't notice any stutter etc. I think that gets over exaggerated?

I have a lot of praise for the CPU cooler too, gets me a 4.5 overclock on air alone with a ton of case fans in there I have amassed over the past few years. And the 8350... what a beast! If a game uses all of the cores the 8350 is without a doubt the best valued processor, and the games that don't use many cores are usually older and run fine anyway!

So, the only games I struggle with at the moment are unoptimized alphas like DayZ, Rust etc. Which will be fixed in time!

Any comments? :D

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

Good build! But I think you should tidy up your cables a bit tho...

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

The cable sheaths on Corsair's PSU are so clunky and hard to manipulate, I have most of them going behind the motherboard and into unused drive bays. I guess I'll add more velcro loops around them though haha. Thanks!

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

I thought the cables on my hx 750 were really great, they had sleeves, were easily manipulated, and have a new car smell!

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

I miss that "new cable smell" :D I did not, however, miss how I had to loosen them up so I can route them properly.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

The quality is excellent. Wonder if mine is a little different then? Mine are nearly a hard solid that tries to bend back into a straight line lol.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha ok sounds good. :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Considering you already had one 660, dropping in another is a great option as an easy upgrade (easier and cheaper than getting a new single card), and is around the same performance as a high end 700 series.

Not too crazy on the case, as bright colors (to me) throws off aesthetics, and the window goes all the way down to the bottom of the case, making it rather difficult to clean up the wiring and make it "look" clean.

All and all, nice build! +1.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

I'm looking for some good window stickers to cover up the lower half of wires, but I will be delving in there again to tidy it up. The large window will also look better when I have some blue light going on in there!

Reason I went with the case is because it's bold, and personally I think it looks better than all the 'black with red LEDs' cases that clutter up that price range for a case.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for describing my case :P

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I hear that those speakers are horrible. What do you think about them?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, absolutely fine for my purposes, you can't see, but I have a sub woofer behind the TV that then feeds the water speakers as satellite speakers, so the combined sound is spot on!

They were like $20, and without the sub the sound quality is easily $20 standard.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Where can I get them? They look pretty cool

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

You get what you pay for. They aren't great, and break easily (the store I worked at I think went through 3 sets demoing them) but they're dirt cheap.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I would flip your PSU. The hot air expelled from your bottom GPU is going to go strait into the PSU. If you flip it over the PSU it will take in cold air from under the case

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a good spot, but I'm not sure I'll change it around JUST yet.

That GPU expels air out of the back, not back into the case, and I have a LOT of air movement in this case. There is even an exhaust at the top, and an intake in the front grill.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Those aren't blower style so I believe that they do exhaust air back into the case however if you've got great airflow then it shouldn't be a problem

Enjoy your build!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I do see what you mean though, if it was a bad psu, then it could speed up disaster. But after thinking through the pain of tipping it upside down, I came to the conclusion that with the fan sucking air down, it could stop any heat rising from the PSU, so I guess it balances out either way!

(Disaster always comes! My cousin's psu that came with his case died after the second or third boot, mine died after being taxed for the first time (BF4) etc. We all need to get bitten once before buying a good PSU I guess. )

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow its funny how I have the same case and psu and people get mad at me for **** cable management. You did way better then me. I suck with cable management with non modular psu.