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This PC was built for development work and compiling then gaming. Everything works great. 2 monitors in eyefinity on the 7870 can play almost all my games at 60FPS. The lowest I've seen average is 49FPS

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  • 80 months ago
  • 6 points

It's not that this build is bad, it's just the part choices are just... odd. 8gb, you could have gotten for about $70-$80 right now, and you could have gotten a decent 64gb SSD boot drive and a 7950.

  • 80 months ago
  • 6 points

Seeing as this is labeled as a "gaming" build, part choices aren't great. You could have went with a 2x4gb 1600 kit of RAM and saved almost $200 and lost no game performance. Seagate Momentus XT is way overpriced IMO, could have had a decent 250gb ssd for that price, or even a 128gb 840 pro for about $25 less. All that money saved could have went towards a gtx 770, which would be much better for your dual monitors, and balance out the build much better. Also Coolmax PSUs are not that great and 900w is overkill. Even with SLI/crossfire 700w would have done fine.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with everything posted. This is where a description or 'actual' prices come in handy. As is, choices are off.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated the prices and added a description

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I spot a bomb....

  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

This build isn't strictly gaming.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

If you're going to zip tie a fan in the optical drive bays, get some vented bay covers. I guess it moves more air over the RAM, but it would be better if it was fresh air.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I tried that but it didn't look right. That fan moves plenty of air as it is.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

For a gaming build i agree with everybody else you could of spent your money more wisely

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I ask where you got the solid side panel instead of the panel with the window mounts? I'm buying this case in a few weeks, and would really love the side panel to be solid.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I figured he might of... I saw a video on youtube. I don't have that kind of hardware though :/

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I modded it :p It took about 10 minutes

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

When the CPU cooler cost more than your Mobo you know it's good ****. (Or overpriced, depends).

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

It didn't cost more then the mobo

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

The price weren't the same at the time of my comment.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

What's with all the RAM?

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Exactly....unless hes using BIM/Civil 3d its pointless. Nothing like wasting a ton of money on ram to see no gains. Should have saved the money you spent on ram and picked up a i7.

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

Or better yet, a 7950/70.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Should have gotten just one hdd,you can get a seagate barracude 2 tb for like $100.You should of also drop down to just 8gb of RAM since it's a "gaming" build with the money saved buy an SSD. Should of also just gone with one monitor instead especially if you are going to be playing fps. And with all that money that you could have saved you could have gotten a decent GTX 770.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I already had one HDD.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Isnt that 7870 xt?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't criticize the excess of RAM since you clearly point out that gaming was not the primary intention of the PC.

As far as your cooling numbers, those must be off a bit. Unless you're living in icebox, I can't see how your PC at idle would be at 10C/50F. You've got a good cooler on there, but still...

Otherwise, clean build. I like the window mod and the cable management looks great.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

My room is usually about 60F so its in a pretty cool environment

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

You need to send some of that cool air my way. Seriously. It's an inferno here right now and the office I work in routinely stays above 80 all day with absolutely no air circulation.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey i'm about to buy this power supply did you ever have any problems with it?

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

Ugly colour scheme.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

There is no color scheme. I didn't buy this build all at once so I didn't really try to match stuff. I just got what was on sale

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  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

From the guidelines right above the comment box: "When commenting on a completed build please keep your feedback polite and constructive, particularly if commenting on part choices and possible alternatives."