Description

Built this back in 2009 and have made a few upgrades since then and it's just now starting to see a little age, not much though, it can still run Tera at 40FPS and perform other tasks well.

I use it to play a few games and to do web development/design.

There haven't been any problems with this PC since day one, it's been a beast!

Comments

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice piece! I had the same build (budget build this year, but got the upgrade-my-pc bug and have been upgrading since. I just traded out my EVGA 560ti for a Sapphire 7870 XT. I am holding on to my AMD Phenom II 965 Black because at a 4.0 overclock it still gets the job done and then some.

What do you think of your cooler? I am sticking with air (Cool Master Hyper 212 evo) for now because I am terrified of frying my expensive components if the Corsair loop fails. Your thoughts?

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

Corsair makes one of the best computer components. I doubt it will fail even if there was a hole in the loop you would know because it is closed loop and when you buy it its prefilled. No need to worry with corsair.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair sends cash to replace all of the components ruined by a leak. The way they verify is because Corsair uses a blue coolant, so if it fries something, that component will have blue coolant on it unless you clean it.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm curious about that. Not that I would, but I feel someone could screw up a component, and then just decided to crack their coolant tube and let it leak onto the fried components...

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I can see that happening as well, but Corsair examines the damage on the tubing and if it looks too suspicious, I'm fairly certain they only replace the cooler if they suspect it was intentional. But I don't know a whole lot about Corsair's whole process with that, just that they use the coolant as an indicator.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Slap some RAM in it, drop in a newer video card, and it'll last you another 4 years (pending the death of the motherboard).

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, how has that PSU been treating you? I'm thinking of getting the 600W version of that series/model. Any cons about it you've experienced?