Description

DOB: 2012. Needed something that would tear through editing/rendering raw 1080p video files. This machine does the job. Also, goes without saying, but gaming is a breeze.

UPDATE: 6/16/16 Needed to start 4K video editing, so got a few upgrades:

Overclocking CPU to 4.2GHz- no upgrades necessary, Hyper 212 still keeps temps at reasonable level.

Main HD died- upgraded to Samsung 840 EVO SSD. Love this upgrade.

Added more RAM- 32GB G.Skill Z Series.

New GPU- Gigabyte 1070 G1, so far its been very cold, quiet, and FAST. I think there is literally 1mm of space between the card and the harddrive shelves...pretty tight squeeze but no problems.

Old Bluray writing drive died from use- got new LG writer that's kept up with the workload so far.

This thing now rips through 4K video easily. Also handles modern gaming like a champ, running most games at 1440p in the 60fps range.

First major upgrades in 4 years. Hoping this baby will last me another 4 years atleast.

Comments

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Explaining lack of SSD: I dont care about boot times, and in order to see an increase with video editing speed, all of my video files would have to be on the SSD as well. The price for a large enough SSD to contain everything is just not worth it for me right now.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

UPDATE: 6/16/16 Obviously this has changed. I absolutely love the SSD I have. Boot times are ridiculous, and I've got enough space for either a game or two, or rendering small video files straight to the SSD. Highly recommended upgrade for anyone who hasn't yet.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the 660?

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the 660?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Was told it would be good enough for video editing and gaming. So far, haven't been disappointed.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

UPDATE: 6/16/16

the 660 lasted me up to this point pretty well, I loved that card. Now that I've got a 1070, it shreds through any game I've thrown at it so far.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the Hyper 212 cooler on the 3930k? Some guy told me it's not good enough to keep it cool but I'd rather spend $29 than $90+ on the Noctua or something similar.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

do you think running Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B will be sufficient enough for a 3930k Overclocked? I am not looking to do liquid

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

havent had any problems.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

UPDATE: 6/16/16

Currently overclocking the CPU to 4.2GHz and there still aren't any problems with this cooler. Idle is at 40c, under heavy loads it goes to 60c, never seen it any hotter.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

How many volts are you feeding the cpu to get 4.2 out of it? Thanks.