Description

Hello everyone!

This is my first build and it's name is Erebus, which is Greek for "darkness". I was hoping to go with a 270x or 280x, but microcenter didn't have any left. Oh yes, I was too impatient. I tried ordering from Newegg, which is where I bought the RAM from and the shipping took too long. So i went to Microcenter on black friday and bought all the parts even thought it's prices are little big too high.

CPU: This isn't the 8350, but it's little brother, 8320. It works great! I was using my parent's Core 2 duo, which is like 2.5 GHz and this is 3.5 GHz and the feel is good. It can handle anything without a hiccup. This was cheaper than 6300 (my first choice) so I bought this.

Motherboard: I chose this because it was for sale. I really like Dr. Debug (When you turn it on, it shows some codes. I don't know if it's like that or mine has a problem. But after 2 seconds, it's gone. See pictures)

CPU Cooler: Everyone is talking about the EVO 212. So, I bought it because of everyone likes it. Also, I like the Mitsubishi Evo. This is great! I have a laptop that goes up to 100 Celsius, and after seeing this, my mind blew to mars. Compare 7 to 100. I had no idea what I was doing when I was installing the fan. All the YT videos said to plan, and I was like PLAN WHAT?!?! This is what they were talking about.

Memory: It's okay. I had to go to bios and change it to 1600.

Video Card: HOLY SHIET!! I can run any game I have at 60 FPS at ultra with AA, V sync and everything. I played Battlefield 3 without the 8-bit blow animation of a frag on xbox 360. IT FELT GOOD! I haven't got BF4 yet, but the guy at Microcenter was generous enough to give me Splinter Cell, AC4, and Batman origins. They all play beautifully. I don't have a spare monitor, so I plugged it into my 42" sony TV. Mom is pissed.

Case: The cool air flowing feels great. Great room and has potential upgrade space.

PSU: Its okay. It's not modular or semi, so I had to tuck everything behind. The motherboard plugs were weird. Continuous flow of energy.

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Why didn't you turn the Evo to the side so it can exhaust through the back fan?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahhh first thing I thought of whem I loaded the pictures. Would look so much better exhausting out the rear.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, not only for aesthetics, but some of that air is going to be bouncing back especially if there isn't a fan pulling it out.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. I named mine Nyx. Same case too.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Those games came as a bundle from nvidia with the card. Nice job with selection though.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

i got the same cpu deal :) twas the best, although you could've gotten the 500r case for 5$ less than the 300r you got :P

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that RAM?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

hows the motherboard?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Still good. Overclocked the cpu to 4.3GHz and still going strong. I did changed the case to a NZXT phantom and it shorted the front USB ports of the case, not sure if it's the motherboard's fault or the case's. The 3.0 works fine.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

oh ok thnx :D

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

I, personally would've opted for a 7870 for the Graphics card for the same price, but the 660 isn't a terrible option. I'd have also gone for a higher wattage PSU, just to be safe as well as a better motherboard. But, overall, a very nice build. +1 For a very solid build for the price.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

He just said the 270x was out of stock..

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

not to mention that the 270x is actually more expensive than the 660. the 660 Ti and 270x are around the same price.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

oh, it's the other way around here in the UK, sorry :c