Description

One of the first things I want to point out is that I didnt have the 3000 dollars and went to make just one purchase of all of this, if I had that money at hand I know I could go with something more balance, I´ve been buying everything has money comes, so at the end i´ve been spending 3k dollars in like 2 years.

Well this has been like a 1-2 year work, so I haven´t get all the parts in one purchase I´ve been buying everything has money comes, I use this computer basically for gaming but I also use it for programing, I have a 42" tv next to my rig so I also use it to watch movies and if the game have the approach to be play with a controller I play in my tv, sometimes also I play with my mouse and keyboard I have a table where I can put them, I recommend that for people who want to play on the tv (a table like that, I will post some picture too).

I go for the 7870 for my Full HD monitor last year, I think this card works great for this resolution, maybe you will need to quit AA for some games, but I been playing everything max out, even crysis 3, this year I was thinking to get a R9 290x but I think i would be a waste of money have been use for less than a year the 7870, so I think it would be better just to crossfire it, and I continue to play at Full HD so I think this upgrade would be useful for next gen game at this resolution, and now I can play Crysis 3 with AA max. And also I can see that this configuration performs better than the 7970 and 680 so is no that bad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMaSdtPIm08

I went for the Corsair AX1200i meanly thinking in a future proof, and because next year Im planing been playing at 4k so I will need some energy hehe, this build is using like 450w while gaming, I can monitor it with the corsair link software, so you can have an idea, I its at 95-99% of efficiency idle and gaming, I really recommend the AXi series

Im planning maybe next year get an 4k tv, so Ill be wating for next gen GPU´s that would be more improve for 4k gaming.

About the sound blaster zx, well to be true is the first sound card I´ve ever been bought, so I can only compare with inboard sound and obviously is way better, it sounds great with both, the headsets and the home theater, I think is a well balance card for gaming, music and movies, I and like that in any kind of products, were you have the flexibility to do more than just one think.

About the Cooler Master Seidon 240m, I come from using a cooler master TPC 812 air cooler, and well definitely water cooling is way better, with air I just manage to overclock my CPU to 4.0ghz at like 80c, next year also Im planning to go for custom water cooling.

And now talking about the cooler master cosmos 2, well I think is a good case, you can store whatever you want, but now that Im planing to go for custom water cooling I found some issues with this case, and well the mainly is that the top mounting is too short to put a thick radiator, and this really disappoints me, because is not a cheap case and they´re selling it like a great water cooling solution, but Im looking for radiator like the XSPC AX360 that some of the reviews I´ve been looking says that despite the size, it does a great job cooling with low RPM fans.

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 6 points

$3000 build with no title, no description, and one picture?

Yeah, ok.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Its 12:22am here I will update latter more pictures, name... its a PC personally I dont see the point to give it a name, description... what you want to know?, the parts are there everuthing works fine

  • 73 months ago
  • 5 points

If you're posting it on this site as a completed build, then asking why it matters to give a description and name is very contradictory... The mere fact you' posted this PC on here should tell us all implicitly that you're aware of the etiquette behind posting a completed build. Post pictures of the build, provide a description of the parts and why you chose them in your own words, and 'No Name' is a name so whatever lol. But! This will not only show off the rig you just built (purpose of site), but it will also allow others the ability to provide feedback(purpose of this site) and allow you the chance to learn (purpose of this site). I see one picture no description and no title and I wonder... Did he just find a cool computer at a friends or coworkers, snap a foto and try claiming it as his? Among other thoughts... Anyone who's built a computer for whatever the reason, I'd argue, is very proud of their accomplishment. Posting a scrupulous level of detail will let us be proud of you too.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes you´re right, firstable I publish it by mistake I want to finished everything this afternoon, and about the name... I think I dont like to put names because I never came easily with one, so I think I gonna name it something like... my ivybridge pc hehe

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

There ya go! You could name it George or Gatsby for that matter. The only reason someone mentioned the lack of a name was because there was other key parts missing in the initial submission of your build. But enjoy your pc nonetheless

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

Ok, well you're gonna have a buttload of downvotes when you wake up, just so you know.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I started to realize hahaha, but Im working now and I dont have the time to finished it, hehe

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

the whole idea of posting your build with pictures is to show off your work. so submit some pics and be proud.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah sorry is because I didnt realize I post it, this afternoon I gonna finished everything

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep. Share so others can enjoy and learn.

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

3 grand into a build, and only 7870s? And it's also worth mentioning those $100 worth of fans...

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Well basically is because I´ve been getting everything has money comes, so I started with just one 7870 the past year, this year I was thinking to get a R9 290x but then I thought it would be a waste just been using less than a year the 7870, so I save some money I better crossfire it.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

lack of pictures, desc, and title are going to kill this post..

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

I didnt realize it was posted, but I´ll update latter everything

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

how is that mamba mouse

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I think is a good mouse, at first I felt a little heavy, but it was just a matter of getting used to it, the software is easy to use and I like the wireless option because sometimes I play in my tv so I can move it around, that gives you flexibility and also I like the range of colors it can display

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

how do you like the monitor so far? I'm in the market for a new one but haven't heard much about BenQ's

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

It´s been working great, image are sharp, it have a great response time, supposedly is design for RTS games, playing starcraft you can see every detail when a big battles happens, you can see how everything moves around, good colors. The only thing I can notice is that it doesnt have a great viewing angel, but other than that I think is a great monitor.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

well that's good to know Starcraft is my game! thanks for the info

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Anyone notice the fan lights look like swastikas

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

oh god why such an expensive build with 2 7870's and such a damn expensive case?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the case I bought it thinking of future proof, because I can add any form factor MoBo when trying to improve, the entire build maybe is expensive, but is not something that bought in one purchase, I´ve been adding parts has money comes, I was planning go for a R9 290x but decided just to crossfire because Im playing at 1080p, maybe i´ll wait for next gen GPU that would be better improve for 4k, im planing next year get a 4k tv, because I think that the R9 290x and 780 Ti barely touch the 4k gaming.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Will it blend?

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

much better +1...beast case looks really huge

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

looking good man

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Sell the cm cosmos 2 and buy a 900D if you wanna watercool :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I was thinking that, thats a real watercooling case

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Its such a massive case! My 900D won't fit under my desk in its ikea tray so it sits atop my desk in all its fantastic glory lol. 800D is nice too imo lol

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

why did you get a 500gb, 1tb and a 3tb drive?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the thing is that Im using my olds HDDs, so the 500gb I bought it like 4-5 years ago, the 1tb like 2 years ago and the 3 tb this year, so that´s why, I know it sounds weird but is because Im reusing my old HDDs

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

-1 no description

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes sorry I didnt realize I publish my unfinished build, Im planing upgrade everything this afternoon

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the build, but I think you could have done so much better for the money.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I know, the thing is that I´ve been purchasing everything has money comes, so that´s why, I know with that kind of money at the hand, I would have been able to balance better the rig

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

That makes sense. If I were you, I would sell those cards and pick up a 780 or 780ti

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

The thing is that I think I not gonna squeeze the potential of those cards at 1080p, I´m planing to buy a 4k tv maybe at the end of next year, so I think I´ll wait for next gen GPU´s that they´re gonna to be more optimize for 4k gaming, because I think that 780 ti and 290x barely touch the 4k gaming.

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Yes I agree. They are supposedly optimized for it, but next gen will kick the pants off of this gen IMO. I think you are making the best decision for the current situation.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Why all those LED (fan)s when the case doesn't even have a window?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I know you´re right, but I thought before putting the lights and everything that is not something that expensive and at least when I open the case it looks great, hehe

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow it's good but, $300 for that PSU is crazy. I was even thinking of putting 2 7870s in a 600w supply :P. That and the case are crazy expensive, I would have went with like a Fractal Design R4, $100 less and a 750W, $200 less. Hopefully you'll be able to put a few 770s or something in Sli in the future, because that's what that PSU is made for :).

Still very good +1.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I did that thinking in a future proof, I dont think to change this PSU like... well maybe never haha and also the case, I can put any form factor MoBo there, so it gonna last some time with me

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Dan, is the tubing for your cooler long enough for you to mount the radiator at the bottom of your case. No one ever gives me any info in this.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

I wouldn't ever use an AIO cooler with the cooler itself lower than the pump. There is a small space of air in the coolers to allow for expansion when heated, the problem with the radiator on the bottom puts the air up at the pump. This will cause the air pocket to cavitate the pump, be noisey and possibly fail. Sure the air will move, but then you have bubbles flowing through the system which will still cause reduced cooling. As long as the radiator is slightly above ,(even if tis just the top of the radiator) that would be ok with an AIO cooler.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

No it isn´t, the bottom mounting was design for custom water cooling, none of the close loop coolers out there can be mounted there.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I know that you can't mount the radiator there, I just want to know if the tubing is long enough.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

No, is not long enough

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't mean the Bottom-bottom, I meant the space right below your motherboard?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I have mesure that space and it have like 5.5cm, I couldn´t mesaure very well because of the cards but been the seidon 2.7cm of thickness and a common fan 2.5 maybe it could work, but considered it will have air restriction unlees you mod the case

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I have mesure the length of the tubing, it will worj without the cards, but like this and even with one card I dont think it would work.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, and yes you can mount a radiator on the bottom, you can remove the HDD box and put some supports for screws that are included with the case.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

nice looking build! But really! You should have got a less expensive case and used that money to buy a 7950 or an NVidia card. Enjoy! :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice stuff. That case looks really tough.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

does the liquid cooler come with a pump and resovoir

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Well actually Im using just distilled water the one you can buy in the super market like walmart, and no everything comes seperatly, you can check some of the hardware I buy in my other build were I specify more about my water cool project

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

that case is massive...

  • 73 months ago
  • -1 points

Why didnt you get one strong card instead of wasting money on 2 7870's

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Has I say in the description, I build the system has money comes, I didnt have the 3k dollars at hand, I know that with that money I could balance way better the rig, last year when I was about to buy the graphic card I only can afford this card, a few months ago I was planing to upgrade it to a 780 or 290x but I thought it would be a waste of money been use less than a year the 7870 and considering that im playing at 1080p also thought that any of this powerful cards would be a waste of money and power, so that´s why I choose to crossfire this year, I´m planing to buy a 4k tv maybe at the end of next year, so taking also that in consideration I prefer to wait for next gen GPUs that would be more optimize for 4k because I think that 780 ti and 290x barely touch the 4k gaming. I think the crossfire 7870 would work for next gen games at 1080p.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok I see. Other than that Great Build man

  • 73 months ago
  • -1 points

Man i feel bad for you.. IMO a gtx 780 or even 780ti couldve fit in that budget

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Has I say in the description, I build the system has money comes, I didnt have the 3k dollars at hand, I know that with that money I could balance way better the rig, last year when I was about to buy the graphic card I only can afford this card, a few months ago I was planing to upgrade it to a 780 or 290x but I thought it would be a waste of money been use less than a year the 7870 and considering that im playing at 1080p also thought that any of this powerful cards would be a waste of money and power, so that´s why I choose to crossfire this year, I´m planing to buy a 4k tv maybe at the end of next year, so taking also that in consideration I prefer to wait for next gen GPUs that would be more optimize for 4k because I think that 780 ti and 290x barely touch the 4k gaming. I think the crossfire 7870 would work for next gen games at 1080p.

  • 71 months ago
  • -2 points

Spends 3200$ on a computer, only gets 2 7870s.

Seems legit.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

You´re saying I don´t have the build or what?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

For a 1080p monitor 2 7870 is more than enough, I decided to spent money in other parts that I don´t think I will change in a long time, like the case, PSU, HDD, SSD, sound card, mouse, keyboard etc etc the GPU is something that you change often, so Im planing to get a 4k tv maybe at the beginning of next year, so that´s when I gonna go for a high end GPU, and also wait for more 4k improved GPUs (maybe next gen).

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

My 1 R9 290x can handle. my Asus 4k monitor, along with a 1080p monitor right next to it. While playing battlefield 4 on medium.

What I'm saying is you don't have to wait for a while. the current gen is already amazing.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah you´re right, but right now that only have my 1080p monitor and tv, I think Im not gonna take advantage from those GPUs, 2 years ago I bought one 7870, last year I was planning to go for a 290x or 780 ti, but then I thought it would be a waste of money just to have used less than a year the 7870, so that´s why I decided to crossfire it.

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