Description

Ordered all the parts through NCIX Canada in February of 2012. Originally only had a single SSD, 8gb of ram and a GTX 660 - upgraded to the 680 the day it came out through EVGA's excellent upgrade program, and then added 8gb more ram and a second SSD at that same time.

Almost a year on, and the machine is still ridiculously fast, playing everything I want at 1920x1080 on max/ultra, all while being whisper quiet.

My next mission will be a Steam/PLEX box for the living room in a Fractal Design Node 304 case.

Comments

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, but if your pouring 2K into a system, why not get 1TB of storage?

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

I have 6TB of network storage, so the only things that need to be on the system are WoW, GW2, BF3, and a few Steam games :)

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

You should Definitly get another 680 ftw sig2 like me, it's insane lol

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

reminds me of some good times with the 2500k

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, very impressed with the 2500k. With just the ASUS AI Suite it clocks up at 4.7-4.9 GHz depending on the day - I imagine I could get it to 5 if I played around enough.

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

You could have saved some money by just getting one 8 gig kit for the ram and then gotten the 3570k instead but this is by no means a bad build.

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

I had 8GB initially, got the 2nd pair late in the summer.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh ok that makes sense then

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

nice build

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 83 months ago
  • -1 points

Any particular reason you opted for a Sandy Bridge build over an Ivy Bridge one? For what you spent (assuming its in the $2,000 +/- $150 shown by by this site, you couldve gone with an Ivy Bridge i5-3570K, cheaper Z77 mobo, drop to 8GB of RAM, and SLI'ed two 670/680 2GB.

You've still built yourself a hoss gaming rig though.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

oh, I built this rig last February, so it's about a year old now :)

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

OK makes much more sense now. You need to get that kind of info into your build description. Inquiring minds must know!

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated the description :)