Description

My first build, mostly for programming and gaming. Runs Borderlands 2 pretty well :)

Only complaint is that the combination of the motherboard and the CM 212 EVO is not the best as the heatsink sits slightly on top of the RAM, preventing you from using all 4 slots (luckily I'm only using 2).

Comments

  • 87 months ago
  • 6 points

dude, that Hyper212 is blocking the RAM slot because you've got it installed the wrong way. Turn 90deg CCW (so the fan blows to back of case) and you'll be in biz. Don't forget to clean the old thermal grease and use new stuff.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tip, I actually already turned it around. (Even still, the fan comes extremely close to the ram when it's in the left-most slot)

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

2 560 ti's? Might as well get 670. Hell 680 :/

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

Would have been a smarter choice, you will unlock the new PCI-e 3 with the gtx 6xx

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

PCIe 3.0 is enabled by the 3570k, not the video card. Those 560Tis are still running through PCIe 3.0 (should be x8/x8, so it's effectively PCIe 2.0 x16/x16).

The 670 still would've been a better choice though, no disagreement there.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, 2 gtx 560 ti's are older, so you get let power efficiency. As long as your at 1080p a 660ti would have bee fine. 1920x1200 = gtx 670 Anything higher - 2560x1440/1600 or dual monitor setup, and you get a gtx 680. 3 monitor - 690

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh well, I guess it's worth mentioning I didn't pay full price for the cards, my friend gave them to me for $280.

I didn't really want to spend that much on the cards, my original choice was the...HD 6850? He offered me these and I figured it was a good deal.

Thanks for the tip though, that's why I wanted a desktop - because I can always upgrade :)

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome deal!

  • 87 months ago
  • -1 points

dude i7 it wheres its at

  • 87 months ago
  • -1 points

and 8 ram herm im getting 32 but i need the monies :D