Description

Turned the 2 drive cages around to bring air into the case through the front & across the installed drives. Removed the bottom SSD cage and installed 2 CM 2k rpm blue led fans for more intake. Removed the Corsair fan from the H60 and installed 2 CM 2k rpm/90cfm push/pull w/filter. Installed NZXT SENTRY 2 Accessories 5.25-Inch Touch Screen Fan Controller for heat sensors and extra fan support.

Parts from a previous build: Ultra 1000w PSU. 2 XFX GeForce GTX 260 Core Edition / SLI - will upgrade eventually.

I could have went with more/faster memory, and probably upgraded the video as well. Hopefully someday soon. At least I got a solid build. It's lighting up dual AOC 22" monitors, a Logitech Illuminated Keyboard, and a Logitech G9 Laser Mouse.

Comments

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

You should upgrade to a high-end r9 series :).

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I wonder how r7 series are going perform especially people on budgets.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

The R7 260x costs $139 so I expect it to perform like a 7870 at the price point of a 7850. The R7 250 costs $89 so I expect it to perform in between a 7850 and 7790 at the price point of a 7770. They should be pretty good as far as price to performance goes.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Should I wait till new cards come out? idk if they are worth the wait

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

What price point are you looking at?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

like 700 dollars including OS

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very kindly for the suggestions. I was actually thinking of keeping the memory and finishing this build off with http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7485978&srkey=P450-7776%20X2BUNDLE

I should be done with it before the holidays, and will update with pictures. I'm already planning another build, and I can't wait to get started.

Very best regards, ~Lou

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

That's not a very good gpu though :(

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

point taken... gave it some more thought, and looked around for something in the same budget, and came up with http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00966IP0Q/?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1HG8GFHKTCW9Y&coliid=I3P35LB4UIZ0RS

I think I'm on the right track now with 2 of these (SLI).

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

you could get an HD 7950 for less that does better (unless you're using it to edit videos)