Description

Gaming/Personal Computer, Purchased the Motherboard and Processor at the beginning of the year (reason why I'm not running Haswell). Intel SSD are running at RAID-0 (160GB x 2) for normal system operations and gaming storage. Maxtor HDD is used for back up and video storage. Plan on purchasing Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drives in the near future for more storage. (To be set at RAID 1)

1x CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor 1x CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler 1x Motherboard: Biostar TZ77B ATX LGA1155 Motherboard 1x Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory 2x Storage: Intel 520 Series Cherryville 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk@ RAID-0 1x Maxtor DiamondMax Series 300GB 3.5" Hard Drive 1x Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 2GB Video Card 1x TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 1x Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case 1x Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 1x Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) 1x MSI Internal DVD Writer DH-24AAS-17

Comments

  • 75 months ago
  • 6 points

Why did you get a 7770 in a 1500 gaming build?

  • 75 months ago
  • 4 points

Builder cheaped out on the mother board and graphics card to spend $150 on memory and $400 on ssd's for raid 0.... In a response to someone else builder states this is mainly for gaming + school work, which usually means gaming unless the builder is taking classes that have some insanely demanding homework Im just confused at parts selection.

So much money spent on items that wont increase performance as much as using that same money on a higher end gpu... I am assuming the prices might not be accurate.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comment. You are correct, the prices were not accurate, new to this site and didn't even know you could change them. They are updated now. I have a friend who owns a computer repair shop and they give me parts at discount cost or for free.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

i'm asking that myself. OP could easily have gotten an HD7970 and an additional 3TB hard drive with plenty of cash to spare if he/she hadn't bought two Intel SSDs and 16GB of low-speed RAM.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comment, the GPU was a gift and storage is not a main priority for me at the time. I originally purchased 2x 1TB HDD and set them for RAID0 but they crashed (I was told it was because of micro vibrations that the drives were making?) So I returned them and got a more reliable form for storage. The RAM was on sale at the time, so I did sacrifice a little speed there for cost.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

What is this rigs intended use.

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

Mainly gaming and doing my school work.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I had that case when I first built my pc. It turned out to be a dust *****!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good, I like your rig!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm so confused..

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

For $1500 you should have at least a GTX 760 or Radeon 7950. Which both fit in perfectly if you remove the second SSD...

Could have also taken out the extra 8GB of RAM and replaced it with 2x4GB of DDR3-1600 memory. And swapped the $43 WiFi card for the ~$20 ASUS PCE-N15 (with absolutely 0 change in performance).

All in all, you could even have gotten a GTX 770 or Radeon 7970..

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comment, my GPU was a gift, and it is still pretty decent. I originally did have a ASUS N-15 but it kept dropping my connection and causing lag. Ever since I swapped to the TP-Link and got a better, more stable connection.

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice. I'm surprised you're still running a Maxtor drive! I have four of them and they all work. Lots of people always complained about how bad they were. I've never experienced a problem with them.

Only thing I would have recommended is that you get an Intel Haswell CPU because that's their current line of processors.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have the Haswell CPU, but I purchased my current CPU at the beginning of the year.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, okay. You shoulda said that in the description. ;P

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, sorry about that. I'm still editing ;P

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

i like it but my cable OCD is killing me

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

Yeah, at least clip off those tags on the CPU cooler cable... especially that bright yellow one! LOL

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol now that you have said something it started to bug me, now it's gone

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