Description

Had lots of fun with my first build and working with the Corsair 400R. The computer is very fast and snappy. Games play at 60fps and more.

The pricing of this build was actually less due to the fact that I had Fry's price match Microcenter for the 3570k at $169. I also got the MSI z77A-GD65 for $125. And the power supply was only $50. I just picked up the CM 212 CPU cooler today for $22 so that I can start overclocking it. Also, the memory only cost $35 at Frys. So total build was $989.

Cant wait to do this again!

Comments

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build, did you get a sale on the RAM? good cable management too. Sure as hell wish I knew Fry's price matched Microcenter....

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I knew too... that would save me an hour and a half of driving (Not to and back).

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

How are you liking the GPU?

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Very balanced build, I like it! Only thing I would've done different was, 8gb of 1866 or 1600, and a better mobo, or psu. EDIT: Just saw you got it for $35, that is a AMAZING deal!

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes the RAM was on sale last week at Fry's. I was going to just reuse 16GB of 1333 ram that I had in a old system but when I saw that deal I jumped on it. Frys will match just about any major online retailer so I didn't have to wait for my products.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

are you going to overclock?

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

@jfree232 I picked up the CM 212 today so that I can do some minor overclocking. If I can get to 4.3 or 4.4 with this new cpu cooler I will be happy. Not going to do extreme overclocking.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

You know you can reply to comments rather than starting a new one? :P Nicely balanced build though, personally would have gone with a Gigabyte 7950 over the 660ti though, both cost $290 but the 7950 performs better and the windforce cooler allows for some great overclocking :)

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

No I did not know about the reply until you pointed it out. Thank you! =) I was debating getting the 7950 it was a tossup. Its actualy working great for my needs. My tv can only handle 60fps or I need vsynce for the tearing. But then again if I knew 7950 was that much better I would have got that even though my tv couldnt handle it lol. But thanks for your input, much appreciated!

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it's not like the 660ti is a slouch :) Enjoy!

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I've used the CM 212 Evo on two systems now and without the temps going to high it easily reaches 4.2, above that the temps seem to rocket and most suggest watercooling or a further upgrade in air cooler to reach higher without risking high temps. Glad your system rocks for you.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

@TheGamerator, the GPU is working great for my needs. Im using a 60 inch 1080p TV. I could only go up about 90 on the core clock but went crazy on the memory to 430. With this over clock on the GPU I am getting 60-80fps on BF3 and Crysis 2 on Ultra settings.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Why didnt you get a aftermarket cooler? With the i5 you wont be abel to do much overclocking without one...

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

@playerjoe, I picked up the CM 212 cpu cooler today. Installing it tomorrow.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Please tell me more about the price match for the cpu, when did Microcenter sell the 3570k for $169?