This is an update from my previous build from about a year ago. Everything is still essentially the same, but i just received my new Gigabyte GTX 770 in today and thought I'd re-post my build with updated and higher quality pictures.
Was the 560ti from a previous build?
Yeah, i plan to upgrade to a Gigabyte GTX 670 soon.
How about a 7970?
If he likes Physx, he should go for the 670. It can handle the extra eye-candy without too much of a hit on performance.
Not many games use PhysX to the point a Radeon card is a silly choice. I doubt it will gain much traction.
Fair enough. A Radeon card certainly would last him longer as well.
+1 for not naming the build "Thor"
If it runs everything with ease why did you only rate it 3 stars?
I rated my 560ti at a 3 star becasue there is obviously better things out there than my 560ti. I rated it 3 stars compared to the other video cards out there that ive used before.
That's a rating based on reviews, he didn't rate it
No, it's not. If it is, then why does it say "Owner Rating"?
Other owners rate them, not the person who picked the parts
I believe you are mistaken, check my build. I love my Corsair k90 keyboard but for testing purposes I have rated it 1 star yet other owners I guarantee they did not rate it 1 star. http://pcpartpicker.com/b/yk1
infact if you click on the specific item you can see that everyone else has rated it 4 stars when I have rated it 1 on my "Owners Rating" meaning its my rating because I'm the owner ;) Just thought I'd Clarify this =D
That is exactly what I thought
Wow, didn't realize that, and thanks for correcting me :)
He did rate it. Users rate parts in their completed builds.
Oh my fault, never knew that. I thought he rated that himself
It's all good, that's what we're here for :)
Thought the board was MATX... that case is huge.
When i bought this case i really didnt think it was going to be this big. When i got it in i was really surprised, but ive learned to live with it.
Once you get that new GPU, this computer will be pretty nice.
Very much agreed. I'm trying to save up a little money to get it soon. I've decided that i'm going to defiantly go with the Gigabyte 670. I'm only 17 years old, still in school, and work at my local grocery store. Right now I've managed to save $200, so i have another $200 to go.
How about a 7950?
I thought about it and its just not worth it. I look at it like this, if im going to throw $300-$400 into a video card i want something thats going to get me the most of my money. The 7950 performs great for the price, but for a few more bucks i can get a 670 that blows it out the water.
Just wondering, how was cable management on that case?
I actually really like this case overall, but the cable management was quite nice. There was one thing that i didnt like. On my motherboard, the sata ports are facing to the right side and not up. So i kind of had to bend my sata cables to get them to fit in the groumet that was closest. Although if you have a motherboard that has upward facing sata ports then you should be fine. All in all, i would reccommend this case to anyone looking for a mid to high end case.
Great build, but why 16 GB of RAM? Video editing?
I already had 8 gigs from my older build, and when i bought this new motherboard it came with another free 8 gigs so i just threw it in there.