Description

*Listen to both radio stations starting Aug. 1st! ZDM Radio - www.ZDMRadio.com Z Radio Live - www.ZRadioLive.com

For this project, ZLF Productions needed a computer that would be cost effective but could satisfy running two radio station plus two teamspeak programs at once.

This computer was a great build but had it's issues. The motherboard that we bought came broken so we had to order a replacement with a new i7. Good thing though, newegg was good and was able to provide me with the best customer service. A quick note for those who are putting the cooler i'm using in your system, try to mount this before you put the motherboard in the case or else it is very difficult to assemble.

If there was one thing I would of changed would of been to buy an unlocked i7 but since the price was getting too high, we settled for this one. The power consumption all together is about 275W and with the EVGA SuperNOVA it was an easy connection to make. with much room to spare. I loved how the wires were easy to assemble onto the board from the power supply. No need to have extra wires hanging around.

This computer setup isn't loud with three fans going from back to right with much room to breathe in the case. so far, the temperature has been at 47*C as of first startup but I will update when we have this computer running 24/7.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

By the way, good choice on the parts. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Just wondering, why have such an awesome cpu if the gpu will be a 2gb 750ti

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

It's not for gaming. It's for broadcasting

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm using it for calculations not graphics on screen. I need the computer to run the same programs twice under two users which i'm hoping will get the job done :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points
2 questions: Why didn't you go with Skylake? Can you share a link of your radio webpage?

+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

This was my first ever build so I had some help from people who actually know more about computers then I do. They suggested for the price range this was the best choice! The stations will be up Aug. 1st and you can listen to both of them here: http://www.zdmradio.com and http://www.zradiolive.com

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Slylake was also too expensive for my project

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

an i5 6600k would've been fine

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I know but i7 is faster and more channels for information which would be good to have extra leg room.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

For the ram, did you check the sticks for anything bad?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't but the bios is reading that it's working which is strange. I think it's the software that is saying 8gb but is running 16. I don't know how to tell. The only error from the parts list which i didn't see until buying was that the ram needed more power with the CPU choice but that was fixed with my power supply which is double what it needs.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Which software are you talking about that is doing this?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm running Windows 7 ultimate and on windows 7, it saids i'm only running 8gb (one stick) of ram. When i go to my BIOS, it saids I have connected 2. I am going to try to move the ram to the same color spots when I get home to see if that fixes the issue.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah try that, maybe that should work. If it doesn't, i don't know what else to tell you.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I just tried it, no use..it's so weird that this is happening.