Description

This build is mainly for gaming, but also for CAD work and simulations (I'm a university student). I was fed up of playing games on my laptop with a GT555M and a processor that runs at 95 °C when gaming.

During typical use, the computer is practically silent and sits at about 25-30 °C.

I did have a few issues during the build though. The PSU had to be forced against the bottom of the case in order to get the screws in and one of the screw holes doesn't match with the case. I also found that the HDD trays are quite easy to accidentally pop out when I was sorting the cables behind.

I also have a RAID0 with 2 WD Scorpio Blue 500 GB 2.5 inch HDDs that I had from previous laptops - it seems to work fairly well as a place to store my game installs.

Comments

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

why did you name it the cookie jar?

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  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Could have bought a Hyper 212 EVO for the same price and it would be a better cooler. Other than that, great build. Right on the money.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the PSU. Something that would actually match a Noctua fan.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that graphics card, I've been looking at that for a while

  • 78 months ago
  • 3 points

It's just a 680 on steroids.

  • 78 months ago
  • 3 points

so basically amazing.

  • 78 months ago
  • 4 points

Yeah, it performs a lot below the 780 though, think of it like the difference between a 570 and 580.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

not if its a 770 acx :O

770s are good cards. :P.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

770 acx still performs way below a 780. But yes they are good cards. If you are lucky and get a good chip you may be able to get it close to a 780.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

They are but they still cannot touch the 780, that's why the price difference is so large XD

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

It is a better and cheaper 680.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm currently working on a build with the same exact purpose (I'm a mechanical engineering student). How is your build with CAD? I've been looking at the i7 4770k for my CPU because of the hyperthreading, are you still getting decent performance without it? Also wat made you go with the 770 over the 7970 for you GPU?

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  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, for the response :) When you get around to using Solidworks on the desktop let me know. I think I'm going to go with the i7 in an effort to futureproof it but it might not be necessary so thanks for you build and opinion :)

I think that's exactly where I am with the graphics card too.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a pretty high score for 3DMark.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I think your 3dmark benchmarks are a bit off

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  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

That is a sexy assssss all get out powersupply xD

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

Is the psu good?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a good power supply based on johnny guru reviews.

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