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Pics: http://imgur.com/a/0yh5X

Finally got my first from-scratch build done. It started out as just an upgrade of an outdated CPU, mobo, and RAM, but ended up being a full build, with the only reused (internal) parts being an SSD, some HDDs, and a Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro (which hasn't been used in about 2 years because of kids and a computer that just couldn't keep up). Also, as soon as my other SSD arrives in the mail, I will be setting this up as a dual-boot Hackintosh.

I call this build Sleeper. My old build was bright, colorful, loud, and obnoxious, and wasn't really all that powerful. This build is much more modest-looking, with a flat black case, very quiet, and very powerful "under the hood".

This will be used for working remotely (from home) across the country from my office, and lots of gaming.

Comments

  • 82 months ago
  • 5 points

your gpu box says 680, but u have a 580? If u look closely, the box says pcie express 3.0, only 600 series and 7000 series support that. a 580 is like a 660 ti in terms of performance. u sir, are being scammed

  • 82 months ago
  • 3 points

Nah, the 580 is from a friend of mine who upgraded for a 680, which is the box he put it in when he gave it to me. I wouldn't have bought the 580 myself, but I won't argue with a decent GPU for free.

  • 82 months ago
  • 4 points

A GTX 580 and a stock cooler for a 2000+ Build?

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang I didn't even notice the 580 . . .

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

The amount I actually spent on this upgrade (minus stuff leftover from old build and the free GTX 580 I got from my friend) was around $1000. So far, everything has been fine. I'm keeping aftermarket cooling in mind should it become necessary.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

No cooler and no overclock?

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't need to overclock it just yet. I got a CPU that's on the high end now, and I can overclock down the road when it starts to fall behind the curve.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the 3770k worth it over the 3570k for gaming? And what about editing?

  • 82 months ago
  • 3 points

In short? Gaming, no. Editing, probably.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

ty

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

For gaming, most games don't use that many threads, making it useless to get the i7. They're exactly the same except for the fact that the 3770k comes with hyperthreading. For editing/rendering, yes, the i7 would beat the i5 in performance. If the program takes advantage of having 8 threads, it will run much faster on the i7. LiquidArrogance is correct, I just elaborated on his answer.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really necessary for gaming at this point, but I'm also using this as my work machine, and I do a lot of CPU intensive stuff.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice built just one thing I would have droped the second SSD to get a GTX670 or a HD7970

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

This is actually being used as a dual-boot Hackintosh: Mac for work, Windows for play. The 256GB SSD is for my boot/data drive for the Mac side, since I can always redownload all my work stuff from an SVN repo if the drive fails. As far as the GPU goes, it was a gift from a friend who upgraded, so I spent nothing on that.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh Ok then it's worth it :)

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

And to be honest, I've been really tempted to pick up another SSD just to put Steam games on, but I'd have a hard time convincing the wife.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

does that mouse work with windows 7?

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes.