This is the machine I assembled for mainly gaming, but it will also been used for any other daily activity! :)
It's a pretty badass machine, though it still lacks a SSD. Soon, it will get one. :)
Maybe it's a good idea to stuff some of those exposed cables in the back? I don't have the case, but judging by Newegg's photos, you do have space behind the motherboard for cable management.
Maybe, it is my first build, I am newbie right now, will try to figure it out!:)
This is a good build for 850, but imao 3570 would be better. Whatever though floats your boat. Have fun gaming. SSD's aren't exactly needed for builds at a fixed price unless you can afford one. But they are a good upgrade.
Any reason you went with z77 instead of h77? Just wanted to know.
None really, just in case I wanna upgrade the CPU to an unlocked one later on, I liked to have the possibility.
Just thinking, why did you buy a locked processor if you were going to get a Z77 mobo?
Actually CPU part was a little bit forced. I got it from one of my friends. So Z77 mobo was just to be sure that I have the possibility to upgrade to an unlocked one later on.
Ah, good job then :)
If you are running a 7870, don't bother with an I7, go with an i5, and use the saved money to buy a better gpu like a 7940 or take small hits on other things like a 10 dollar cheaper motherboard 10 dollar cheaper psu with less power and patriot ram for 10 cheaper as well and buy a 670, that will keep the price the same as now and you will get 30% more performance if not more
+1, my good sir!
Very good strategy, though 7870 XT can be easily OCed to get the same performance as stock GTX 670, not that I need to do that, cause right now I am playing everything on ultra without any struggle.
Also about i7 and i5, the thing is that, next generation consoles are coming and what is obvious about them is that they are core-crazy, I mean as AMD is supplying their CPU and GPU, games are going to use all of the cores and so the ported version of them for PC is more dependent on more cores too. That was the reason that I chose i7, while right now there are only a few number of games which use all of the cores at the same time.
He already purchased this, why are you trying to tell him what to buy?
Also the 7870xt (LE whatever) is based on the 79xx cards. It has nearly the performance of the 7950 for about 60-100 dollars less.
There aren't much cheaper power supplies that still maintain quality. He could have grabbed one of the mediocre cx series psus, but it wouldn't have been much cheaper.
Actually you are right my friend, I was afraid of going with a cheaper PSU cause I had bad experiences with cheap PSUs.
Because it's called a comments section for others building pc's. Not a mindless lovefest for little johnies.
I think it's just fine to give opinions as long as you are mature and aren't a jerk about it.
It is PERFECTLY fine to give opinions about people's completed builds..
But he is not giving opinions, he is telling op what he should buy. It's a big run-on sentence that is hard to read with information that is %100 useless to OP. IF "maninawhitevan" wants to help people choose parts, he should go to the parts list opinions wanted section, not the completed build section.
Either that or he should completely rephrase his comment with something along the lines of: "in my opinion you should have.."
He was giving an opinion. Stop such an oversensitive whiner.
7950 not 7940
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