Description

First of all, special thanks to Apropo (http://facebook.com/IamApropos) for picking the parts and finding some amazing deals for this system. All I did was buy everything and put it together.

Primary Uses of this system are as follows: 1. web/graphics/database programming, 2. web surfing, word processing, office productivity stuff, etc. 3. gaming (MS Flight, Assassins Creed 3, BF), 4. Video Processing / Editing / Media Creation

The problem is, while I will only rarely be using this system for media/video creation, when I do need to use it for that purpose it needs to be able to process the software at full steam. The primary software I'll be using for the video/media is Adobe CS and Sony Vegas. I haven't installed Adobe yet, but this system is running the Sony software with no problem. I've also played about an hour's worth of AC3 at full tilt on the graphics and it's running smooth. All that and I haven't overclocked it yet.

Here's what I got, where, and what I paid: CPU: NewEgg - $319.99 Cooler: Newegg.com - 29.99 (-10 rebate) = $19.99 MB: Newegg.com - $144.99 RAM:Amazon.com - $59.99 SSD: Amazon.com - $98.04 HDD: Amazon.com - $107.99 GPU: Newegg.com - 369.99 (-20 rebate) = $349.99 Case: Newegg.com - 89.99 (-20 rebate) = $69.99 PSU: Newegg.com - 129.99 (-25 rebate) = $104.99 BRD: Newegg.com - 59.99 (- $20 rebate) = $39.99 Monitors: Newegg.com - 349.98 (174.99 - 20 rebate x 2) = $309.98 OS: Newegg.com - $139.99 Combo Savings: (MB + OS -20) (CPU + GPU -17) = $-37 Shipping: $6.78 (one of the newegg components)

My Total: $1735.70

Free Adds: Assassins Creed 3, Borderlands 2 ($99.98 value)

Hope you all like it, I do.

FYI - Only problem was one of the monitors was bad, and was immediately returned for replacement to Newegg.

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Comments

  • 87 months ago
  • 7 points

;) I was wondering if I was going to see this build on here. Very happy you are pleased with your system. Great cable management, those two fans on the HDD have direct flow into the GPU. Just a beautiful build great job!

  • 87 months ago
  • 5 points

Had to find the time to get the pricing details up, and the images took forever to upload. Going to open up the case this weekend to clean up the cables a little more and pull the empty drive trays for better airflow. Thanks again for all your help.

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  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd rather not hijack OriginDev's build here so if You'd like to discuss options please feel free to hit me up here: IamApropos

Everyone who would like help with a build or would like to talk shop feel free to stop by and see whats up!

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, everytime I try to upload pictures from my build it always errors

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

I had the same problem initially, in the end I just let the uploads run one at a time in the background while doing other things.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

essence - If you or your friend need software or development help, I can answer questions, contact me at <a href="http://origindev.com">Origindev.com</a>. For hardware or build questions, talk to IamApropos.

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  • 87 months ago
  • 3 points

I just ordered one of those monitors, how are they?

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent so far, better than any others I've had in the past. Only problem was the first one I opened had bad pixels in both lower corners. It was returned for replacement to Newegg and I just got the email that the replacement is on the way. Love their customer service.

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

I love how that Windows score doesn't justify your PC at all lol. You have best consumer grade CPU and gives you a 7.8 lol. 16GB ram and 7.8 LOL. and a gtx 670 should be atleast a 9.0

<3 that MS score :P

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a 4 year old AMD Phenom X4 9650 2.3GHz and widows gives it a 7.0 LOGIC!

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

He could overclock it and quite easily achieve the 7.9 (the max the windows scale goes to - don't ask me where they came up with that number). The reason it's only a 7.7 is because the windows score automatically updates from statistics obtained from tests people run - so when someone with a i7-3960X overclocked runs it, they throw a value into the mix that is much higher than what the scale is used to and then makes everyone else's score go down, even with great hardware (granted, it takes more than one person, but with tons of people overclocking these days it's fairly common)

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

I think he could definitely reach 8 or higher: WIE

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

windows 7 experience scale maxes out at 7.9

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

right was just giving a reference to compare.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

how do you like that EVGA 670 i was going to go with a gigabyte. And is 2gs on that gpu enough for 2 screenS?

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, especially considering you didn't fall for the 680 trap!

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

I originally had figured on 2 @ 560ti. Apropo suggested the 670, it's all I need for the current software I'm running, to be replaced with 2 cards SLI in a few years if the next generation of media software requires it.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management is eh but other than that everything looks great

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. See my earlier reply to Apropo. Cable management isn't done yet, needed to get the system up and running and get some software installed to meet rebate and warranty deadlines. Will upload a new internal and "command center" pic once everything is done.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

ya, saw that, love the case though, i have the same one :D

  • 87 months ago
  • -1 points

It's a pretty good build but there are a few things I would change: 1) Don't know if you're using CUDA programs but for the price of the GTX 670 you could'a gone with a 7950 (Which is the equivalent and OC's to the GTX 680's OC rates). Or a 7970 which is better than the GTX 680 let alone with OC'ing. 2) Why do you need a $60 Optical Drive? xD

Otherwise, looks great xD

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

Though I've tried to help you in other builds comments with regarding GPU's the recent tests I've done might help you but seeing how you refuse to see the difference and keep following your opinion I hope you'll appreciate the work that went into these tests: HIS HD7950vsGTX670vsGTX680(Reference)vsASUS Matrix HD7970

All cards were given a +80Mhz core overclock from stock clock. Stock clocks were more of the same. This just proves that even though some 7950s might be able to overclock high, not all will. Just like some 670s can't perform equally as other 670s yet this shows a 670 beating a 680. These overclocks are not low, they are pretty close to most of their max stable clocks and usually what most will push their clocks to do.

I recommend getting more hands on experience with gear, instead of just basing your information solely on what you've read on other websites especially if you are trying to hand out useful suggestions and not mislead anyone.

  • 87 months ago
  • -2 points

All the tests you have shown me are out-dated. With the new 79xx drivers (latest), which you have yet failed to show me benchmarks off, own the pants off the 670.

Also, can you stop 'recommending' me things when you don't know. I am a computer hardware technician trainee and at current have built more than 20 computers, not including replacing/swapping parts and have ran hundreds on bechmarks. I'm going to find my benchmarks of 'HD 7950 vs GTX 670 vs HD 7970 vs GTX 680' and send them to you. Do you have an email I can contact?

  • 87 months ago
  • -2 points

On my benchmarks, I have found that the 7950 was slightly behind the GTX 670 with the old drivers, the 7970 was on par/beating, and the 7970 GHz was on par/beating the 680.

Since I do not have the benchmark computers in my possession any more I am unable to run a benchmark with any other GPU other than the 7970 GHz. But I can still send you a couple of tests.

Besides, with the new drivers - I can say my FPS has increased by a solid 20 FPS on games such as BF3/Crysis 2/Far Cry 3. So I can also assume the 7950 is of the same performance increase, hence why I support it. In price=performance, the Radeon series, THRASH Nvidia's cards, the only advantage of Nvidia would be CUDA, but even then, that's only really ever good for programming.

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

I expected nothing less from you as a reaction. The tests I had done were recent and what I suggested to you was absolutely everything I know. I'm done talking with. I have no reason to further discuss anything with someone so aggressive and who disregards the hard work I've done. Thank you for your time have a great day.

  • 87 months ago
  • -2 points

"Aggressive" - if I may add to that fact. You've been doing all the 'name calling'. But to be fair, you're correct - I do disregard the hard work that you've done. It must've been hard looking for websites that are sponsored by Nvidia or 3rd party companies.

Still though, do you have an email I can mail? I still have the old benchmarks.