Description

I have been on pcpartpicker for a good couple of months looking for deals and I couldnt build this computer without the help! Im very happy with this build besides the case, the case is pretty upsetting. Its very small with top mounted psu. The 660 TI is awesome! I got the card for $225, very good deal. The ram and ssd, I got for $130. Case $50, PSU $65, and everything else for around the price that its listed for. Total was around $880

I upgraded to a hyper evo 212 cpu cooler for the better temperatures. I love the cooler! I was not happy with the stock cooler.

I found a NON-K Processor OC on my motherboard that brings my i7 3770 to about 4.1 GHz

Very happy with the build, the graphics card is a beast!!!

Comments

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice cable management, nice price, nice well rounded build. Is the case good though? What Res are you playing at?

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I agree, but like I said, I got the 660 TI for only $225. I felt like it was worth it. Thanks!

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Very balanced, shame that you couldn't get the 'k' series 3770 and get some overclocking. The case is nice, but how's the cable management on it? You look like you have lots of bunches all over.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Disregard the OC on the CPU statement, I forgot it could still overclock, haha.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! There are no holes to route the wires through the back :( This case is horrible and its a big mistake for buying. I did the best I can by hiding wires.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

That sucks, man. :c Maybe think about upgrading to a FD Core 3000 or a Phantom 410 from NZXT sometime in the future, they have great cable management options. :)

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I really like the Phantom 410! Thanks (:

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Core 3000 lacks an 8 pin cutout, not a good feature to miss if you want good cable management. Of course you could dust off the drill, but who does that nowadays lol

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

how much room is there in the back because I'm thinking saving some money making some holes myself.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

About half an inch lol. Not very much. They didn't add holes because calbes simply wouldn't fit.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

that's a shame.. well thanks for the responding its really appreciated.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

very good build! congrats! I've actually seen 660ti for that price at Fry's but I held my hands back because it's a PNY card, now I wish they put it on sale again.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the card! Its not very appealing, other cards look much sexier. This card gets very hot! I get 77C when playing ultra on BF3. The performance makes up for it in my opinion. I get well above 70 fps while I have all ultra setting and 1440*900 resolution.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah that's because it's a reference card but for $225 it's the price of a 660. Where did you get it from?

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Ebay. Some seller had about 20 of them and they all sold in a day.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

that's weird, what would you do with 20 cards

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Overheat and make a nice eggs and bacon breakast on them.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Only a 60 gb ssd for storage?

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

60 gb ssd for Windows and I reused an old Barracuda for storage.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

oh, you should really put that in the description...

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Return the case then, and get a Cooler Master HAF 912, you will NOT be disappointed. other than that, nice build!

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd be careful when OC'ing beyond what Intel provides as "Turbo." Stock clock speeds are 3.4GHz, Turbo takes you to 3.9GHz. Even if the MOBO provides the option to OC, it's not the best idea to do so with a non 'K' Intel CPU.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Z75. Not many of those. Not saying they're bad.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Why not a 3770k? It really isn't that much more expensive.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the case. Only bad thing is no cable management. I'm surprised you did well, nice!

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for all the pics.

Glad you like your 660ti. If it gets too hot you could always replace the cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186068 Just remember you will void your warranty if you do.

Based on the case, cable management isn't too bad.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome dude! Cable management is REALLY good too! All the parts look awesome in combo, and those blue LEDs top it off. I'm getting a similar build: GTX 660, i5 3350P @ 3.1GHz, 8GB RAM, 630W PSU, and same case! Like how you showed the progress through the photos also.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yeah Im very satisfied with what I have. I recently played the new Bioshock on this pc and the graphics were amazing! Gtx 660 ti handles all the games I've thrown at it very nicely. Make sure you have a nice case, I cheaped out on mine and air flow is important!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I might have to punch holes into my TC-128 so airflow will be better. That'll have to do until I can upgrade.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the blue LED's come in the fan or in the case?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

they are cold cathodes. it's an accessory meant for windowed/mesh sided cases.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Did the case come with the LED's or did you buy them separate?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Seperate, They are called cold cathode lights. Got them for about 8 bucks on amazon

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

is this case worth it because right now it's $15 and i was wondering of getting it for a build i'm going to do

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

It's DEFINITALY worth it! It's very simple, easy to open, it is built nice, the only problem is the 3.5 HHD bay feels a bit cheap.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

hows the case with the heat and/or the air flow looking into purchasing this case for my build

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the case fans doing? And if I need to buy a replacement case fan, what size are they? Is is 80mm or 120mm?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Dont get this case! Pay the extra 25 bucks on something like Zalman z11 or Phantom cases. You will be dissapointed with this case, air flow is important

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

So what if I got a replacement fan for it, is it still worth it?