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The build went pretty well. The Seagate Barricuda drive was dead. It would run for a second, whine really loud and then shut down. The computer showed the drive in disk management but you could not access it in Windows or BIOS. Sent it back for a Western Digital which worked great. Also had a lot of trouble getting the mother board to work with the memory. The computer would not boot unless i hit the MEMOK button on the motherboard. Then the memory showed at the wrong mhz. A BIOS update fixed that. After that this computer worked great. Very fast and the monitor is great for gaming, i dont care what anyone says.

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  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok it all makes sense now. Except the psu maybe. I'm not sure about that.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats wrong with the PSU?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought cooler master wasn't good but thanks for the news. I think I misread it as Coolmax.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice case bro, where'd you get it?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the 32 gigs of high ram? What are you using this for? Nice storage, nice case. Is Cooler Master a good brand of psu's? Not saying this is a bad build but why all the storage and ram?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Video editing takes roughly 16 gigs of ram, he probably uses 8 for his personal needs, and the remaining 8 for ram disk =D That's what I would do at least.

  • 81 months ago
  • 0 points

My wife has a photography business. Out last computer had a 500gb hard drive and she filled that pretty quick. I wanted the 3 TB so that i did not have to deal with storage issues for a while. The RAM was to future proof. I got it cheap and still was within budget.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you only gaming and photo editing? I'm not sure photo editing takes that much RAM

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

I think you can run After Effects, Vegas and programs like that on a RAM drive, and they perform amazingly. Perhaps that's what he is doing?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Very true

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought you can't run RAM drives with Intel, I thought it was only AMD...?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I've never heard that before. Where did you hear that?

EDIT: Well I have a 3570k on a Z77 Mobo, and I screw around with RAM drives all the time.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Huh. I have no idea where I heard it, I just remember something about Amd processors only supporting it because it was developed by AMD or something...

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah, no clue who first made RAM drives, but there are tons of applications for creating them.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build with all great quality parts. It looks like you spent a bit of time on the cable management. Be aware though, lots of people are going to complain about that 32gb of ram. Are you using a program that requires a lot of ram or just wanted it to make sure you're pc will last a long time? Other than that, everything is top-notch!

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I did try to make sure the cables were taken care of. Wasnt easy. There seemed like a ton of them and i used a modular power supply. I know people keep giving me a hard time about the RAM. I got it for pretty cheap and wanted to make sure i did not have to buy more in a few years. The last computer i built was in 2007 and i had 2 g RAM in it which seemed like a lot at the time. It wasnt.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

do what ya love brother...

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

How are those graphics cards doing you in gaming? I was going to choose two radeon 7970s but with people complaining about micro-stuttering and driver problems, I think I want to go with two GTX 670s, so that's why I asked.

Anyways, that's a kickass build!

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not just get one 7970 Ghz edition? Trust me you don't need as much horsepower as your talking about...

  • 81 months ago
  • 0 points

To be honest I don't care if it's overkill because I'm fine with that. I seriously hate when people say that, if I wanted to go with one card I would ._.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, I'm sorry. I was just suggesting that you wouldn't need that type of performance, it's not worth the money to me. You do what you want with your money, I just don't think two cards is worth it because one will do just fine and a few games get really buggy with SLI or Crossfire.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

So far ive played Team Fortress 2, Torchlight 2, Hawken, Planetside2 and Battlefield 3 on Ultra and ive had no problems at all. Ran everything really well.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Can you see how much FPS you are getting and inform me? Just on Planetside 2 and Battlefield 3 Ultra settings.. I'm just wondering.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

You could probably run all of those at once... It'll be future proof, though, so good job.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of frames are you getting with that setup in Planetside 2? i'm curious because I'm going to plan on building a gaming/editing PC(hopefully) soon with a 3770k, and as Planetside 2 is very CPU dependent, I would love to know what frames you get!

P.S. I would also be using a single 680 4GB, but you really only need a 560ti and you won't be CPU bottlenecked, but I want the full 60+ FPS in the game.

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  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

It did have some issues. The motherboard did not like it at all. Once i updated the BIOS the problem was solved.

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