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I build this desktop in november mainly for gaming, the build is complete and i did take some pictures, but the wiring is terrible so i don't really wanna post it up here lol. please comment and let me know what you like and didn't like or where can I save some money :P i wanna build another one to put it at my boyfriend's place so we can play together :)

Questions, if i can get an alienware for $1800 and to build my own PC cost me ~1600 with almost the same components, should i get the alienware or build my own :P and if i wanna build another PC i might get the gtx 680 what brand do u all recommend?

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  • 83 months ago
  • 5 points

The only thing i have noticed is the Box for your CPU only shows a 3570 (non-k) but you have a 3570k listed, is that just a mistake with the box?

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely a nice selection of parts. Lutzee does bring up a good point. 3570K would definitely have been the go-to for this build.

Don't be embarrassed to show off your hard work!

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I ment to get the 3570k.. i might have just ordered the wrong one and didn't notice till u bring it up here xD i'll be more careful next time when i order my parts hehe

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Just be careful trying to overclock the thing. In fact I wouldn't recommend it since its a locked CPU. You can go higher changing the BCLK, but this will also change the clock for PCIe, SATA, and other ports which can cause corruption.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I owned a 3770 and was able to achieve a minor - but stable overclock by adjusting the BCLK; i've done extensive testing with the 3770 and found it was stable running at 4.2ghz with the boost clock. It is minor but still it is possible if you spend the correct amount of time running stability tests.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

OCing a locked CPU can be done, it's just not recommended. Before attempting to do so; you should really research what you're about to do, how to properly do it, and how it may affect your system stability.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

You can definitely go cheaper, but I like this build a lot. There's nothing wrong with paying a bit more for quality parts and some premium features.

I'd love to see more pics. The 600T is easy for cable management, so maybe we could offer some suggestions on where to run cables.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!! I guess i'll post my other 2 pictures i took, but its really messy tho :P

(it won't let me upload the rest of my pics, i'll try again when i get home tonight)

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

It's actually not that bad. If you've got everything strapped down in the back I wouldn't bother moving much around.

Also for your questions: Don't buy an Alienware! Even with similar specs, they cheap out on power supplies and such. Building is much more economical and hey, it's fun.

Here's my suggestion for a 680 build, with similar specs. If you're looking to drop the price some more, look at GTX 670s. They offer about the same performance for typically $100 less. Good brands are Asus/EVGA/Gigabyte/MSI/Sapphire.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for taking the time to put together a build :P i'll defiantly go with something similar. I was thinking about EVGA too cuz my previous pc (build by a friend) had a EVGA gtx260 and it worked amazing for the past 4 years(still working), but recently i read somewhere on amazon review saying that EVGA has an outdated cooling design thats why i hesitant to get their 680 and considering other brands :)

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

thx :)

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Np :) lol i kid But realy nice

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Build! That teddy bear in the background makes it so much more awesome.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

haha thanks, my boyfriend got that for me but its been on the floor for couple months now lol

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

If your willing to spend that much on a case, just get a full tower for more room and better airflow, but great choice of components!

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

i really didn't know which case to get, and the only reason i got this one was the look of it. a full tower would be too big for me :(

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

The 600T is huge, very close to some full towers. The stock airflow is great, with 2x200mm fans and one 120mm fan.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Very Nice overclock MOBO + Locked CPU= FAIL in my opinion. The Evo is pretty much rendered useless considering that the stock cooler included with the CPU will cool the non OC cpu just fine. $150 for a marginal mid-tower case is questionable. I would get a 840 pro, 830, or crucial m4 before the intel ssd. Last criticism is the WD blacks can be EXTREMELY loud so thats why i prefer the WD blue or Seagate or even a WD green if its just a storage drive. I don't mean to be harsh but those are the flaws i seen in your build.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comments, I will keep in mind next time :)

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

im just a kid, i dont know how good some computers are but this looks awesome

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

got 1tb ut thers alot cheaper one

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry about my grammar