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by HurryCaneJH



Date Built

March 14, 2013

CPU Clock Rate


GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C


First time building my own machine. I used parts from a pre-fabricated PC I purchased 3 years ago but added a lot of new components.

New items: Case, PSU, RAM, Motherboard, CPU cooler, and one 7850.

I realized I could have used cheaper components or better components or less of this and more of that, but this build is my own and I love it. I had blast building this machine and still love tinkering around here and there with fans and cable management.

Long term future upgrades: Dual monitors + single high end GPU

*Updates** Samsung 840 Pro 128gb SSD 1 x Cougar vortex 1 x AF 140 Quiet series White sleeved PCIE connectors 1 x Notura 140 PW

Comments Sorted by:

duramax08 1 Build 1 point 56 months ago

Very nice, cant wait for the SSD!

jakethemp 1 Build 1 point 56 months ago

ssd was one of my first additions... it seemed like the biggest upgrade though my computer seemed like it got 10x faster

Bseagull 1 point 56 months ago

Nice build!

iiLeGiT101 1 Build 1 point 56 months ago

Very nice build. If you plan on upgrading to a better GPU, I recommend waiting until the NVIDIA 7xx or 8xx series comes out or the Radeon 8xxx series comes out.

HurryCaneJH submitter 1 Build 1 point 56 months ago

Thanks! Yes I plan on waiting quite a while before I do any GPU upgrades. As of today the 7850s perform really well on Very High/Ultra settings so I can't complain.

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