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This build was extremely fun to build. It was meant as a upgrade from my original build "IronHide". lets get right into the specs shall we?

CPU This was a huge upgrade from my old AMD Phenom II. A huge issue from my old PC was that the CPU was a bottleneck in games and i would have frequent crashes. Ever since i got this chip I've been able to run games on ultra settings without even needing to overclock, this is hands down the biggest bang for your buck CPU

GPU My old build was running a HD Radeon 5770, it was a ok card that ran most games in low to medium quality. Upgrading to a GTX 770 was eyeopening. Needless to say I'm happy with my purchase.

RAM Good quality for the price, i'll upgrade in the future but for now I've yet to see a game that demands more than 4GB's

CASE Jesus Christ that thing was hard to get up the stairs. It's massive!! This just may be my last case as this has everything, Tons of HDD slots, Built in fan controller, LAN Guard, Side window, And so many features for Cable management / water cooling.

MOTHERBOARD Not the best and not the worst while its not top of the line its still a great board. A big selling point for me is the LED troubleshooting lights, LAN Network management (I've doubled download speeds when i need to and I've gotten my ping down to 20), and the temp monitors.

SSD I only went with a SSD because the case had a Hot swap bay in the front that allowed me to easily change out SSD's whenever i needed to. It's good in quality and should work even better when i get a new HDD in the future.

Overall i think this was a great medium tier gaming build that should last me a longtime and has endless potential for upgrades!

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Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The video card is a little bit lite for a build of this dollar amount. Why did that video card cost so much money BTW?

That being said there are some other nice parts in your build.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought it right before the holidays last year when the price was all jacked up :(

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I see.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice case!!!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you know about the bait-and-switch fiasco with the Kingston V300s? Unless you're really lucky, you probably have one with massively inferior NAND than is advertised. I'd consider some performance tests and unless you're happy with it you should consider a switch.

REALLY nice case, though. Shame you paid so much for the 770, can buy a 970 for less these days :/

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I've heard about the whole Kingston scam. I'm only using the SSD for my main OS and a few programs until I can get a 1TB HDD and a new SSD. Read and write speeds are amazing for now and windows boots in about 7 seconds

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah i picked up a kingston SSD long ago before that stuff. My windows boots in like 5 seconds :)

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