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first off, im dyslexic, so my spelling is hidios.

this is my first build, i had to take into account that im a 3D modeler so i needed some good ram and a graphics card that could render quickly for deadlines.... also gaming...

im also taking into account that ill be upgrading this too, so i got a powerful watt supply to help with that, and so on.

the only problem is that the Top fan started making a rather irritating noise like it was hitting something, at first it was a wire vibrating which i fixed but now it turns out its the achural fan itself so im planing to get a new one with LED's in it to look cool... more Red the better lol.

another problem is the dust, its not couseing any problems but it colects on the filters and starts to become very noticable, so itook the hover and sucked it off the filters so now it looks prestine again lol.

Comments

  • 85 months ago
  • 6 points

Is there any particular reason you got a locked CPU yet a motherboard for overclocking? Goodluck with that OCZ powersupply you'll need it. They have one of the worst reputations for parts failing.
Kind of surprised that you didn't build a 2011 Sandy Bridge E work station which is better suited for 3D Modeling and within your price budget. And really there is no good excuse to not have an SSD within this price budget either. The performance increase is amazing and the reliability of current SSDs is a lot higher compared to the past. Instead of 2x $79.99 for each HDD - HDD: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st2000dm001 only +$10 and you get the same amount.

  • 85 months ago
  • 3 points

Why did you get 2 seperate 1TB HDDs? You could've got an individual 2TB one for MUCH cheaper.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

No SSD?

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

SSD are too expencive at the moment, if im going to get one it has to have alot of memory as i use up alot of memory with photoshop files and high qulaty renders. and i dont see too much doforence anyway other that the start up, also SSD were out overt time. (apparently in not 100% shore on that)

  • 85 months ago
  • 4 points

Too expensive but you opted for a 680 GTX, a 1000W PSU and 2 1TB HDDs? If money was an issue, you could've gotten a 670 GTX (save yourself around $80), an 750-850W PSU (save yourself around $20-$40) and only gotten 1 1TB HDD and been able to easily afford an SSD. After opting for an SSD in my build from 2 months ago, IMO it's worth it. You could've expanded your storage by adding an additional 1 or 2TB HDD down the road when you plan on doing future upgrades anyway. Additionally why the locked CPU? Should've spent the extra few bucks and upgraded to the 3770k.

Oh well, the build isn't bad by any means and I know you'll enjoy it but keep these things in mind for future builds.

  • 85 months ago
  • 6 points

if he would have went with a 670 he'd have saved nearly $200+ for almost the same performance. a $99 Seasonic, Corsair, XFX Proseries 750W would be way more than enough to SLI 2 cards which is all that motherboard can handle. Plus the reliability of the 3 I mentioned are top notch. Thats nearly $300 in saved money with more reliable and nearly equally performing parts. - the difference in performance between the 670 and 680 is no greater than 5% at best when both are at max stable overclocks and yet most 670s are slightly over $350. ~- - @PlasmaticJj you wouldn't use an SSD as a storage device. You put your main programs and OS on it and use a HDD for storage. The speed performance in loading Windows is not the only thing that it benefits. Load screens in games and various other things are greatly improved.

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

Corsair's accelerator series SSD is the way to go IMO. I have on in my PC and it boots >5 seconds as do all my apps.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

My Windows also boots >5 seconds with an HDD.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

who down-voted this lol its funny. get a sense of humor people :)

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  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I agree on the OCZ PSU and it was a bit of overkill as well. Also, the 680 is dropping fast in price, so would have waited until 7xx come out and then the 680 would've dropped much more. And why get two 1 TB when you could have gotten one 2TB for much less. RAID or something? Oh, question about raid if anybody knows: Is it possible to partition a hard drive and run a raid array across the two partitions? Thanks in advance.

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  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

YIkes! You put some decent parts in there, but I think you failed to think this one through.... You could've built a computer that was 150-200% higher in performance for the same price.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

People should post potential builds in the forum, for feedback, before building the PC. This one has some problems.

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

There are TONS of SSD's in the 60-128GB for under $100. I picked up a 60GB for a boot drive for $40, and there have been better deals since.

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

The only problem I see here is that power supply. OCZ has a very bad reputation of reliability, there have been many accounts of their power supplies killing their entire system, so I would keep an eye on that.

  • 85 months ago
  • -1 points

Why would you buy a 50$ DVD burner? and yeah why did you buy a overclocking motherboard and not overclock??

  • 85 months ago
  • -3 points

Umm that CPU is locked, and your mobo is made for overclocking? And what exactly do you plan on doing with a 1000 watt power supply? If you did plan on SLI, I dont think video editing takes advantage of SLI tech. No SSD? Trust me, you wont regret getting one! That ram is.... ehhhh. The video card is really pricey! Get a 670, or if thats out of the question, get a vanilla 680 and OC it yourself... But that all is my opinion! If you like your build, thats what matters!

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  • 85 months ago
  • -1 points

I'd think that the locked CPU is more crippling to this system than a lacking SSD, he can't just add $60-$100 and switch that to a unlocked CPU. He can however add a SSD for that cheap.