Description

Love this machine. Upgrading to a GTX 760 Superclocked & Boosted ASAP. Needed a new machine to play the newest games. Upgrading from a i5-3210Mw/ HD 4000 and 4GB ram.

Cpu: I didn't need a i7, I'm just gaming and doing small rendering.

Cooler: Got the CPU up to 4.5GHz.

Mobo: Has alot of features, and its Z77.

Ram: I needed 1600, and it was on sale.

SSD: Works like a charm

Storage: Handy for youtube and storing personal data.

GPU: I got it for another system, im currently using it in this system while i wait for my 760.

Case: Great case, i love it. I didnt need a monster case, this case is still a little big.

PSU: Was 80+ Bronze, so it was on sale w/ a rebate so i got it.

DVD: Just plain basic.

OS: Windows 8.1 was fine for me, so i got it.

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 3 points

Was there a reason you didn't use any of the cable management options too?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, its still a wip.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a damned sight easier to do the cable management while your building your rig, not after it's all put together.

Just curious, but why did you go with Ivy Bridge over Haswell?

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

I do not really know, honestly. But i can tell you this. #1. The 1155 Mobos are cheaper. #2: It was cheaper at the time

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what I figured. In a sub $1000 build like this, the performance difference is negligible. Hell, we're all going to have to get new mobos when we upgrade our Intel systems anyway.

Nice budget build, just fix that cable management...

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

For a work in progress, more cable management can be done. I've used the case before and the options make it very easy to do basic cable management unless you really just threw it together. From the looks of it, you haven't even used the cable management holes.