Description

I built this machine mainly as a gaming setup, but also wanted the ability to multitask easily and without any problems. So far (after 1 month's use [as of 07/05/13]) absolutely no problems. Possibly looking to upgrade my CPU cooler in the future however, as overclocking may become an option. The only slight problem that I had when building this PC was the fact that some of the fans included with the case had cables that could not be easily moved, which called for a little custom cable management.

For Reference; GTX 650 Ti is in the first PCI-E slot, GTS 8800 is in the second

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 4 points

Just to clear things up guys, I did a little testing and found that I got better fps when playing graphics intensive games (e.g. Battlefield 3, DayZ etc.) when just one output from the 650Ti was being used. So now I run the 8800 for my secondary monitor to the right. I just use this monitor for things like having a map open when playing DayZ or track map for a game such as Dirt 3. This way, I can have relatively good fps, and still multitask at the same time. Btw, thanks for the positive feedback for my photos and management! Means a lot for a first-timer ;)

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

That is a really good idea!

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Great pictures, and great cable management given the case. I would have just gone for an H77 board.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok the two video cards kinda threw me for a bit. Doesn't the 650Ti support two monitors? I thought at first one was a dedicated Physx card, but I see monitors are plugged into both cards. I guess that is one way to run dual monitors I had not considered. Good Luck.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you could have gone a bit better on the for 860$ build but overall not bad

  • 80 months ago
  • -1 points

Not bad, but an odd choice of parts.

locked i5 and a z77 mobo?

Are two GPUs necessary? A simple adapter should suffice.

Fantastic pictures by the way, and kudos on the cable management considering the options.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

As stated above: "Just to clear things up guys, I did a little testing and found that I got better fps when playing graphics intensive games (e.g. Battlefield 3, DayZ etc.) when just one output from the 650Ti was being used. So now I run the 8800 for my secondary monitor to the right."

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