Description

This build will be used for gaming, watching videos and movies, as well as every day internet use.

The build went very smooth. It was about 2 hours from the unboxing process to installing drivers.

It does a full restart in 20 seconds. That is from the time you click restart to the time when it is fully loaded and ready to go.

It runs extremely cool. I plan on overclocking both the GPU and CPU, I just haven't gotten around to it yet.

It can also play games like Bioshock Infinite on the highest settings at 1920 x 1080 resolution without dropping below about 30 FPS

I have included the picture of the front panel only to show the fan LED light power button and 3-speed fan controller that are both integrated into the case. These work very well.

I purchased parts from 3 different places in order to get the best prices. Microcenter is unbeatable for CPU/MOBO combos.

Microcenter - CPU, Mobo, SSD, HDD Newegg - CPU cooler, RAM, Case, PSU Amazon - GPU

Overall I am very happy with this build. It performs well and I had no problems with the build itself.

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a good solid build thought that PSU doesn't seem great and hows that h100i I'm thinking of building a PC with it

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

The capstone is actually pretty good. The h100i is very good too, but if you need something cheaper there are air coolers with almost as good performance.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU is very nice actually. Gold certified from Rosewill. HardwareSecrets, TomsHardware, and JohnnyGuru's reviews assure me that while it isn't a seasonic or a corsair, the components on the inside are premium without having to pay the premium price.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

the h100i is very good. My stock 3570k usually idles at or below 30 degrees celsius.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

You bought a h100 just to run the 3570k on stock?

  • 80 months ago
  • 4 points

Please read the fourth line of my description :)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Well played.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

any ways you can run that sata connector that powers the pump behind the board?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a very similar build and never drop below 45 FPS in Boishcok on Ultra, I would think something is wrong

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

I honestly didn't have the FPS thingy on, I was just guestimating.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok you might wanna benchmark

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Like everything I see. Very nice build.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

With that build you should get more than 60 FPS in BioShock Infinite.

Download Fraps! :)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! It's really nice, super clean and has great cable management. This is one of the best uses of $1K I've seen. Nice job picking out your parts and great job putting this build together in 2 hours like that. +Upvote

Did/does your motherboard properly recognize that low voltage RAM at 1.25V, keeps the setting, and your system stays stable? I've read owner reviews saying it's great RAM but a lot of the times it either won't be recognized by the motherboard at 1.25V or has to be set to 1.5V because of system stability issues at 1.25V. Just wondering if you were able to have to set at the specified 1.25V without issues.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a bit embarrasing but i actually clicked on the incorrect ram when saying what the components were. The memory I have is just standard Gskill ripjaw x series 2x 4 GB 1600 ram with the blue heat spreader. Sorry for the misrepresentation.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah okay, no problem, thanks for the clarification.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Wrong RAM? That looks like some standard G.Skill Ripjaws...

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Look 2 comments above.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm effin blind.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

The stuff on the list is the sniper low voltage stuff. The stuff in the pictures is the standard Gskill ripjaws, and that obviously is the stuff that I actually bought, not the sniper low voltage.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

A 7950 can run bioshock infinite way above 30 fps at maxed settings. WAY above. I mean, you should be getting near 100 fps or greater with your rig. Might want to check the drivers.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Just for clarity, 30 FPS is the minimum FPS I was getting, and if it did go that low it was only for a second.

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