Description

finally got around to replacing my dell xps 410...

use this mainly for WoW, D3, internets, facebook. plan to do more gaming now that i have a decent video card. i had expandability in mind, when building this. i have plenty of room for upgrades.

i've never OC'd before. but the motherboard came with OC software, as did the Graphics card. just using the automatic oc software i got my CPU to 4.2Ghz, then up to 4.5Ghz. but i decided to bring it back down to 4.2 cause i want it to last for a while. after an hour of playing D3 on max. @ 1680x1050. temps never got above 40.C at idle cpu is @ 26.C Motherboard stays around 28.C @ idle and while playing d3 goes up to 30.C those temps are from the Asus software that came with the board.

The Graphics card OC software i have it at 1075MHZ and 1,375 MHz (5500MHZ effective) Memory clock @ Idle Graphics card is @ 27.C, but while playing D3, goes up to 45.C

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5925435

Comments

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build cable management is A+, but the case isn't being used to its potential with the ATX board, I hope it gets a board that suites it in the future, a case is pretty much for life though, i don't condone you spending extra on it. One thing i want to know, do you have a storage drive in the machine? SSDs fill up mighty fast :)

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah i have my old external 1tb. plus the internal 250gb from my old setup.

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  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Er I have 2 builds? My desktop and my game server, And constructive criticism is the best form of feedback you can receive.

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  • 82 months ago
  • 3 points

You are being very rude and childish now, I was giving feedback on the build which is more than you have done. I'd rather not argue over someone else's build, so lets leave our disagreements in our minds now.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't know why but for some reason I hate you.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

That's enough - I won't have that here.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Overkill on PSU, that is all.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

i want my power supply to last a while. plus i want to upgrade stuff, such as Crossfire/sli. i also hear that running your power supply to capacity isn't a good idea. and that having a 50% load is ideal.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

In a perfect world 50% capacity under full load is perfect for efficient and longevity. I think alot of people arent aware of that and just go off psu calculators.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

750 is overkill? Well that's a new one

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

A little much spent on ram, 1600 8 gigs would have been fine. If you saved money on that and your PSU, you might have been able to put it towards a better GPU or SSD.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

My only problem is the amount of storage you have. I would get at least 1TB in storage but you could have gone with 500GB at min.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks pretty decent for your first build. great job on cable management like others have said. Thank you for sharing.
You are correct when saying that your PSU operates best at %50 and I can appreciate the fact you did your home work :)

Incase you are curious why so many people seem to be commenting about "cost" You have indicated this is a gaming build with little else aside from that. RAM Speeds <-- This still some what applies to Ivy Bridge too and shows us that the speeds really don't change all that much between 1600Mhz and 1866Mhz yet the price is incredibly higher. Also games are written in 32bit so they can't utilize under load more than 4GB of RAM that being said 8GB is simply overkill for todays standards which gives you room for growth. Opting for 16GB of RAM at those speeds cost you a lot more than if you went 8GB of 1600Mhz RAM - That savings as many have pointed out could have upgraded your GPU to something a little more robust. The 16GB of high speed RAM will not now nor in the forseeable future provide any significantly noticable performance gain yet an upgraded GPU would have. In my mind it makes more sense to cut costs on the smaller price tag items that don't cost much to upgrade and use that money on bigger price tag items to make sure I maximize my performance items first because throwing in things like High speed RAM, Tons of Storage and what not doesn't improve game play.

Happy Gaming!! ~ IamApropos

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

hey! awesome build!! i just the same case but HOW DID YOU GET THE POWER BUTTON TO LIGHT UP??? hahah.

  • 82 months ago
  • -1 points

lol i don't know why people are hung up on the "Cost" of items. when i bought these they weren't at the price that is showing right now. all together i spent 1146.00. thats including shipping. there were a bunch of deals. 4 rebates, the graphics card came with Bioshock inf. and Tomb raider downloads.

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  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

i wouldn't call saving $25. TONS

  • 82 months ago
  • -1 points

especially when recommending a budget prone to be RMA'd OCZ PSU when you could spend just a couple more dollars and get a quality semi modular PSU 750w. Just because its cheap and fully modular doesn't mean its a good deal especially on a part that is to power your entire system.. To many of these OCZ PSU's have tempature sensor issues and become faulty real fast as well as some major fan noise issues...

The power supply the builder is using is very decent though since Corsair stopped using Seasonic as an OEM they have been known to have chirping noises and whinning fans. Corsair has great customer service and typically outstanding parts, I personally like spending a few extra dollars to have the peace of mind that I'm not buying budget junk just to hope to god it doesn't melt down and take other components with it.

  • 82 months ago
  • -1 points

Ive read about that chirping with Corsair, but only when close to full load. So maybe it wont be an issue here. I personally love seasonic and the hybrid mode they have out now (but they are not cheap).