Description

I put this machine together as a personal challenge. It's the first one for me. I need to run several programs and have several browsers and tabs open at the same time. I also need to store a "lot" of data. Like most everyone else, I also like to play when I get the chance. I watched a lot of videos about doing "builds" before I attempted it. It looked much more simple than it actually was. I was not prepared for the "horse tail" of leads coming from the case. It was daunting to find all of the connections on the motherboard but it all came together eventually. I ran into problems installing the video card, but once I understood the changes needed in the BIOS it fell right into place. I'm still trying to "make" the tv tuner record programs onto the hard drive but I'm sure it's a simple matter of understanding the instructions. With any luck, I'll be able to say goodbye to Dish and their $80...something dollar monthly bill in favor of local programming and Netflix for about a tenth of the cost. This machine is fast and quiet and I'm loving it!

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

If you don't mind me asking, why did you choose an Ivy Bridge CPU?

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I was wondering that as well. And the 1066 16gb of memory?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

im also wondering why

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I think OP took many years to slowly build up on the PC.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Because I felt it would be sufficient for my needs. I've read a variety of articles about Haswell vs. Ivy Bridge vs. Sandy Bridge, and about i3, i5, and i7. For an old guy with slower reflexes than the younger crowd it just seemed like a good idea at the time. I would like to make another machine one day, but for a first build I think I did okay....

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

why did you pick such a low speed ram at 1066 for 16gb for 10 more dollars you could of gotten g.skill ripjaws 16gb at 2133. and some inside of the case photo would be nice

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

My mistake. If I had known there was such a thing as high-speed and lower-speed ram I would have wanted the faster one. I was choosing 16gigs over 8gigs for that very reason. I'm an old guy and it probably isn't going to make a substantial difference anyway... ? ....

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

it doesn't make to much of a difference in normal processing but when its gaming it will be noticable

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