awesome gaming computer can play most games on max settings;. please comment. any ideas to make it better?
That inside of the case reminds me of those old HP cases
Upgrade the cooler for less noise I guess but other than that, everything looks good to me
For improvements I would say an aftermarket cpu cooler and a SSD.
Why? Locked processor..
it would still be quieter. even a cheap one like the hyper tx3.
Not that awesome man...I couldve chosen parts that look and perform much better than the parts you chose...BUt I guess its your money so do what you may with it :D
Got that much? You could have got this with that money-
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CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($60.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($356.13 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Ronin ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg)
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Maybe some sleeved cables? Looks kind of dull inside. Great build btw!
thanks for the info guys. and i plan to do some modifications to it soon
This one will give you ton more preformance >>> http://pcpartpicker.com/user/TheBestGamingRig/saved/RvgCmG
The inside of the HAF 912...BLAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHH
The ATX cable is the only one that's sleeved...BLAAAAARRRRRRGGGHHHHHH
TR2 700W (probably first gen)...BLAAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHHH
A less sketchy power supply would be a start. That, and maybe a better case.
The SSD will be a nice addition to this. I would see if you can find anyone interested in trading your 3770 for a 3570k. If you can find one, get an aftermarket CPU cooler (Cooler Master 212+ is an excellent and cheap air cooler) and learn how to overclock the CPU to extend the life of the processor. If you ever think about SLI or upgrading your video card, at this point it might be more cost efficient to try to sell your 770 and use the money you would have used to buy a second 770 on a 970. They are very power efficient and more powerful than SLI 770s. At that point you could try to sell/trade your power supply for a smaller and semi/modular PSU to clean up your case some more.
This is just the upgrade path I would take on this PC. Funds are never abundant and these things dont happen over night. Good luck and enjoy it!
thank you a lot i will take that advice
yeah over christmas break from school im going to clean it up a little get a new power supply make things look pretty
i did go a little overkill on the psu
That's weird. I have the exact same case but the inside was the same color as the outside. Maybe they started painting the inside due to complaints or something.
Look at the build date...
It was build way before those were out bud.
looks ugly af for a $1200 build. Couldn't of made it look decent atleast?
i'm getting a 120gb ssd for christmas
I'm talking about aesthetics?
I do not think a 3770 was the best choice for gaming. That said, you asked what could make it better. You can always upgrade your GPU and you could even sell the 3770 for a 3570k and over lock. With proper cooling
I hope you realize that just because the 3770k isn't OC'able the 3770 still beats the 3570k in terms of performance.
The hyper threading offered by an i7 does not help in gaming. Sure it may be a better GPU and offer better IPC but for gaming I would suggest affecting the GPU while having a solid CPU.
The post asked for any ideas to make it better. So tearing it down and going with a crazy Z97 or X99 build is an answer and a good answer but also quite costly (although no concern over budget was mentioned), I thought my reply to be a more reasonable suggestions. As such, my thinking to enhance the GPU (although a 770 is nothing to sneeze at)would be a sensible approach as this component will assist in the gaming experience. Selling the 3770 as well as the 770 and purchasing a 3570K along with perhaps a 212 EVO and a GTX 970 would be reasonable. Heck, keep the 3770 buy two 980's and enjoy
3770 not best choice for gaming? whaaaaaaa?
It's not a bad build. I like it for the most part. Just couple of things.
An SSD as your boot drive would really make this rig fly.
The time stamp on your pics is different from your date build. Can you correct or explain.
Your stock cooler is fine, since your CPU is locked. Sure you can get a quieter one, but the stock cooler is adequate. If you decide to upgrade to a K version, get an after market cooler for sure.
You cable management is good.
Your GPU is fine. Probably the only thing I would upgrade after buying an SSD. Those GTX 970 is an amazing piece of tech.
I am not a fan of your case, but that's just my opinion. It's functional and as long as your happy, that's all that matters.
My biggest concern is that power supply. That is a Tier 5 power supply and should be replaced ASAP
You spent your hard earned money on your components and you don't want that cheapo power supply to fry your components. I'm happy it hasn't done that yet.
I agree with these reasons except it's never bad to have too much power, it's bad when you don't have enough. I'm surprised you got that case in one piece, it's a very low-end budget case that you shouldn't have used in a $1200 build. I recommend the Corsair Air 540 or Fractal Design R4/5. Lastly, why is the timestamp on the pictures 1/12/2013?