Description

I already owned the Turtle Beach x12's, logitech g9x, both mousepads, and I got the OS free from a friend. I'm still awaiting the Razer Keyboard and the Asus Monitor. I would of gotten the Corsair k90 keyboard, but my friend has it, and I didn't like it very much. I would of gotten the Asus VH236H, but I decided to get an LED monitor (Slightly better IMO) and a lot better speakers then what was built in. I built this over a week or two. As soon as I got the case, I had like half the parts, so I put in half the parts, I then put in the rest as they arrived in the mail. I was thinking of getting the Tempest Evo, but the only place that had it cheap was Walmart, and I wasn't taking that risk. The Cable Management was decent on this case. I did not complete this whole thing in one sitting. It was a learning experience to build it, and I am very proud of what I have accomplished. It also performs VERY well. This is a huge step up from my poopy HP laptop with integrated graphics. Processor is overclocked to 4.5ghz with very stable temps. The only thing that could have made this better, would be the 750W PSU. I realized it cost the same, after I ordered the 650w. Nonetheless, 650W is enough to power 2 graphics cards, so I have no regrets. I have also been doing research on both desktops and Laptops for about 2 months before building this.

EDIT: I Also have Norton 360 Antivirus (Forgot to include it)

Comments

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like your build. I would've gone with a ips monitor and a better speakers system. Why did u go for an i5 sandy bridge when the ivy bridge i5 is much cheaper now?

  • 86 months ago
  • 0 points

I don't see one that is cheaper (processor). I couldn't find an IPS monitor, that had the specs I needed. I won't be using the speakers much anyway. I have my headphones. The headphones can really pump out a LOT of bass when I listen to music, which is what I love. Either way, to me the speakers sound quite good when I do use them.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

i5 3570K...

  • 86 months ago
  • 0 points

Newegg - $230 Amazon - $215 NCIX - $220 Oh. I thought you meant cheaper than the i5-2500k. Money was tight, and it didn't matter much to me anyway

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

The 3570k is $5 more expensive than 2500k. Other than that nice build. However don't get me wrong the 2500k is still a great CPU the 3570k is just a bit better.

  • 86 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks. At the time the i5-2500k was $200.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

How expensive was the 3570k? Also your welcome. You still won't have to upgrade for a while. I wouldn't bother with the 3570k now, just wait until the next line comes out.

  • 86 months ago
  • 0 points

The 3570k was $230. I had to buy from amazon, because I had a gift card for like $150. It didn't seem like the 3570k was worth the extra $30.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Very well balanced build. Some people prefer Sandy Bridge since it has lower temps. Different power supply brand may be recommended, but other than that, you are good. Happy Gaming!

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

OH EM GEE.... there are freakin' lunchables on your desk.......

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. I'm putting together a new build too and I'm having trouble finding any Australian stores that still stock Core i5 2500ks. Anyone know any? The 2500k has better overclocking potential (lower temperatures), and is only 7-10% slower than the 3570k, which should be an unnoticable difference.

  • 86 months ago
  • 0 points

Dat picture quality.

  • 86 months ago
  • 0 points

As always someones gotta rant about the 660ti. I'm just gonna say it. The 7850 or 7870 is better than the 660ti, since it costs 100 bucks less, and has 256 bit and not 192. Plus the 7850 is faster in almost all the benchmarks. Damn, you could have gotten a 7950, but I don't like to judge people on the parts they pick. So I'm guess your happy with your 660ti, so cheers!

  • 86 months ago
  • 0 points

What? Umm. You're a bit off. 7850 is not faster than the 660ti. It gets 20-40fps less. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=647 7870 is also not faster than the 660ti. It loses on virtually every single game. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=647 7950 is ALSO not faster than the 660ti. The 660ti beats it in 95% of games. The only time the 660ti loses to the 7950 would be when you crank up the resolution to 2560 x 1600. Even then it only loses by 3 or so frames. Not to mention I won't be going that high. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/550?vs=647 You sir have no idea what you are talking about

  • 86 months ago
  • 5 points

Ignore Anandtech, they do "quick benchmarks" and aren't always as accurate as another websites. Plus we don't know a lot of the other information on it. Here's some benchmarks from Tom's Hardware: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-ti-benchmark-review,3279-10.html 660 Ti only beats the 7950 in Battefield 3, and the 7870 even beats it in some games, although not many. Lots of other benchmarks that will show the AMD cards performing worse were benchmarked using their old drivers (AnandTech is one of these). Even using the old drivers though, 7950 still tends to win. Here's one from Hardware Canucks: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/56090-nvidia-geforce-gtx-660-ti-review-23.html 7950 is 2% better at 1200p.

  • 86 months ago
  • 0 points

The only site that says that the 7950 is better, is Tomshardware. Even Hardware Canucks says that it is better. Atleast at lower resolutions. I don't see why you would go past 1920 x 1080. Anandtech, techpowerup, hardware canucks, all say the 660ti is better. Also valve sponsored games will favor the 660ti. ALSO the 660ti overclocks extremely well. Close to that of a 670. Not to mention it is cheaper, and more efficient. It is also NVIDIA so no chance of your computer blowing up.

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

First of all, why would AMD make your computer blow up? Second, hardware canucks says that the 7950 is 2% better overall (and I believe they were using the old drivers). The 7950 also overclocks extremely well, AMD cards are known for their overclocking over NVIDIA.

  • 86 months ago
  • -1 points

Because AMD is known for making your computer blow up. Second hardware canucks says the 660ti is 5% better at 1920 x 1080. As high as the average gamer would go. It does not matter about other resolutions. Also the 660ti overclocks very well. Like I said, close to that of a 670.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

So you're saying non NVIDIA products will blow up more often than a NVIDIA product? wat.

  • 86 months ago
  • -2 points

That is besides the point, that you are wrong. :)

  • 86 months ago
  • 0 points

I still don't know dude. The benchmarks are teeny bit lower to what they seem, but the price is a ton better, plus you can overclock it. ALSO the new drivers are pretty damn good. You just went in there without seeing the latest benchmarks with the new drivers.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

The 660ti is better according to 3/4 sites I went on to.

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  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice :D

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  • 86 months ago
  • 0 points

You sir have good taste

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