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Upgrading the old one

by Mathoesoe

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13 Comments

Details

Date Published

Aug. 8, 2015

Date Built

Aug. 6, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

2.8GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.14GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

63.0° C

Description

Hello all!

I am new member of PCpartpicker and first of all I want to say that I love the website. I can browse this website for hours, looking at all you guys building the beasts. There might be some mistakes in my grammar, but I am from the Netherlands. That will be my excuse.

I just graduated and thought that it is time to start upgrading my computer for some now-a-day games. There will be parts replaced in the future as well. So not everything will happen at once.

My "old" build consisted of:

The i7-860 in combination with the MSI P55-GD65. This is something I will replace later. Since skylake is coming up, I am keeping an eye out.

With this I had the: WD Elements 750GB OCZ600 ModXstream, ATI Radeon HD 5700 4 Gigs of GeIl Black Dragen memory (1333 mhz)

And all of this wrapped in to a NZXT Apollo.

I decided that the processor and motherboard will survive for now. The most important part is a new graphics card. Beside of the GPU, I also wanted new memory, an SSD, a new case and a new screen. My old screen was an 7 year old dell (19"). I wasn't able to add the screen in the Part List, but it is an Iiyama ProLite GB2488HSU-B1. (24" and 144 hz)

If there are any questions, I would love to answer them. Feedback is also very welcome.

Part Reviews

Storage

For the price, it is an amazing SSD. The read and write speed is great. It reads with 535 mb/s and writed with 370 mb/s.

Video Card

This is beast to me. I had an old ATI HD 5770, so this is an amazing progress to me. I am playing Arma III, DayZ, Cities Skyline and Shadow of Mordor. I am finally able to play these games at high/ultra settings.

Case

The case is really worth the money. It was €65 and it has some really helpful features. What I love the most, is the abilty to do cablemanagement. I have build a few computers before, but this is the first one with a decent cable management. It has room for two SSD's and three hard drives, with an additional spot for another SSD or harddrive. The con is the side parts. It is made out of metal, which is good, but the glass is really fragile. If you scratch with your nail, it will leave a spot that won't come off anymore. But if you are careful, there are no problems.

Comments Sorted by:

Eltech 15 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Nicely done with this build! I like on how you are gradually upgrading your parts. And welcome, welcome to PCland~ the magically place where dreams come true! ... Anyways, sounds like you have a plan so far with the upgrades and I wish for you the best. Again, lovely work on your computer and thank you for sharing! You have my one.

Mathoesoe submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Thank you! I do have plans for finishing it up in the future. When the time is there, I will definately add it here!

CMDHD 2 points 25 months ago

Looks like a nice monitor... What is it? O_o

Eltech 15 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

My old screen was an 7 year old dell (19"). I wasn't able to add the screen in the Part List, but it is an Iiyama ProLite GB2488HSU-B1. (24" and 144 hz)

I think that's what it is? But I could be wrong.

CMDHD 2 points 25 months ago

I'm so blind... xD

Eltech 15 Builds 3 points 25 months ago

Hey, don't worry. I've done it too. It happens. Besides I am blind as bat so I know the feeling, unless I have my glasses on. :)

Mathoesoe submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

As below, I have a iiyama screen now. I am really happy with it. A lot of progression in comparison to what I had.

Eat_ur_biscuits 1 point 25 months ago

Clean,Solid build +1

Mathoesoe submitter 1 Build 0 points 25 months ago

Thank you a lot!

jnanof 32 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

I really like that CPU cooler, just saves it to my favorites. How does it perform?? +1

Dufsao15 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

the bottleneck is real

austinp 0 points 25 months ago

Nice build! Looks you have plans to upgrade that CPU which I think is a great idea. 6600K would suit this build nicely :D

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Mathoesoe submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Thank you a lot! I appreciate your words!