Description

Didn't even notice that PSU logo was in blue, a fortunate detail I had overlooked!

Bargain hunted for a while till it was < $1000. The experience was fun but probably wont bargain so hard again. Too much time.

Besides Games, looking to push this thing in doing various tasks Autocad EtC.

Any suggestions on lean softwares to boost and monitor performance?

Any suggestions on fun softwares this machine can tackle?

A shout out to Rich M. for donating his old chassis.

Comments

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

MIGHT be able to handle Minesweeper.

jk, looks great, getting that build for <1000 is awesome! Does that include shipping?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup waited like 2 months checked prices like its the stock market or something. Haha time worth more than 500$ savings but wanted to do it at least once

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Suggestions? Shouldn't this be tailored to your needs?

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Yup basically I had a laptop before and sort of curtailed alot of "wants" over the years.

Pick up a hobby?

Besides doing some light coding and pushing the limits of gaming thinking of other ways to get at this.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I would've gone for the Extreme4, but the Extreme6 is obviously a great motherboard.

You can most likely tackle games such as Metro Last Light at very high w/40+ FPS...what made you go for the most expensive Asus Geforce GTX 670 card over the Geforce GTX 770, however? Did you get it discounted due to your bargain hunting? .^

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

hahaha exactly i actually got the 670 like 1 month ago with a good amount of discount considering it was before the release of the 770...hmm wonder if i can find a better deal now hmm better not think about it hehe

But yes looking back Extreme4 would have been a great choice considering the much larger community around it. Guess was caught up in the moment of calculating discounts.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

The Extreme4 is not good. The ud3h is better. The Extreme6 is good though.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

The Extreme4 is not good. The ud3h is better. The Extreme6 is good though.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Overclocking!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup will soon as soon as i learn how to adjust it safely with this board. Any profiles out there that been tested to something close to this setup?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I use MSI Afterburner to monitor performance, just throw everything you want to monitor on the OSD and launch whatever game or application you want to play.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks just checked that out.

So i downloaded the asus "GPU tweak" when i first assembled this.

....hahaha i wonder who copied who because it looks exactly like the "MSI afterburn" except for the color theme.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know but I've been using Afterburner for nearly two years...

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been interested in this too. Comparaing Asus gpu tweak, Gigabyte OC Guru, and EVGA precision x, they all look different on the tweaking screen, but when you open up the settings, it becomes obvious that they're both modified versions of the same thing.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I would venture a guess that they are all the same. Perhaps small bugs?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, but I prefer Afterburner for Radeon cards. For Nvidia cards I would use Precision X or Afterburner. Those are just my preferences because of skins. I really like Afterburner's gaming series skins.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a nice build, especially if you got everything for under 1000. It'd be interesting to see how much you actually paid for each part, but it had to be steals on everything to get it below 1k. Great job.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I had another 1TB hardrive that fit in this budget. Still thinking about if i should keep it. Got into an accident a month ago(my fault). And the bills are a bit steep. = (

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I have suggestions!

1.) Bitcoin mine

2.) Folding@Home

3.) SETI@Home

4.) Play solitaire

5.) Crysis 3 at max settings (muahahaha), I'm curious to see how it runs on only 4 cores

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

What? haha how big is your computer to effectively use bitcoin mining?

Them crazy coins. = )

huh heard about it but never researched it. Thanks! how effective is it for you? trying to calculate the cost

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't built a personal computer yet... XD

I'm ordering the parts today, and people have reported that it's very cost effective. Also try F@H, you get rewarded for that too.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Bitcoin mining will be more effective than Stephen Hawking riding a bicycle up a hill if you're running an nVidia card. GeForce is really a gaming only card, even with CUDA, it's destroyed by the 7970.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

there probability better ways to make money with this machine than bitcoins

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I forgot he had a 670...

Yeah, I know, I was looking at the benchmarks and I saw like a 7790 got the same hash as a 690.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Why Windows ultimate?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

= ) discount

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, awesome! What features does it offer over normal windows? I know about some disk encryption utils and whatnot, right? Are there windows server features also?

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/273214-31-windows-home-premium-ultimate

yup windows server features for ultimate. It's nothing i need but going to give me a reason to look into them certainly. Hope its gonna be fun!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Already about 3 times faster than when next gen consoles launch. Good to go for all 1080p gaming until when your ready for 2500x1400. Very similar to the build I did recently.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

haha didnt really check up on the conseles. are they that behind?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup and they use laptop parts, plus they don't even release until nov or dec. One thing real nice, is that they are using x86 cpu's. So multiplatform games on the pc will look even better because it will be very similar to program them.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the photography!

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

Beautiful build, and a great parts list!

Could you post some FPS' please?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Posted a 3d benchmark. My firestrike score is about 200 lower than others in my class.

Considering im did not OC and only have 1 8gb memory. It is to be expected

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  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! you certainly have given me some side projects to do. I recently entered into the IT industry and starting to acquainted myself properly.

Client's LDAP system is going to connecting to our software hope it doesn't choke up. I don't quite know how it works but certainly willing to get into it.

Any suggestions on how to get my hands wet on this?

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