Description

First time build.

Recently, I built this computer for my part-time work (assistant professor) and casual gaming. I needed a PC to help me compose my presentations using video/picture editing and thought i7-3770 would be a nice choice. Along the side of gaming, I enjoy MMORPGs and thought the keyboard and mouse would be nice to add on.

Cooling - I found some nice deals and just decided to go with air cooling for now. The pair of noctua fans I got for $10.00 for the pair and the NH-D14 was discounted at the time of purchase. I figure I can use the fans later when I upgrade to a water cooling system.

The case, NZXT Switch 810, and the power supply, Corsair 750M, were both free from my brother. Can't really argue if it's free.

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build professor!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks 8D

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

What desk in shown in the pictures? i am in love :D

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

What desk is that?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

ikea

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice! But it looks like that 7950 is sagging a bit. Not enough to matter, though :P

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Yeah I noticed that but it seems the metal supports along the outside of the card should be sufficient. The sagging does bother me though.

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah hey! Same exact gfx card - I fixed my card's sagging problem by use of some electrical tape, of which I mind you is not ESD safe. Knowing that, I think it should be fine for how I have it rigged. What I did was I made a bit of a thick little tab and fixed it to the top side of a SATA port on the Mobo. The 7950's PCBA sat on top of the tab, and the tab sat on the SATA! Thus fixing the sag with no before mentioned alterations visible. :) If you want ESD safe, get ESD tape. http://www.cleanroomtape.com/tape-producs/esd-high-temperature-tapes/ It was a simple idea that turned out to be a quick fix, and if it needs more fixing, personally I would then try my hand at fabricating a support bracket for the card.

Or try this: http://imgur.com/a/VQNyF#mybHDo1 Source: http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/1cr8rd/how_do_you_fix_a_sagging_gpu/

lol

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

I just ran a small piece of hemp thread through one of the holes in the end and tied it up at the drive bays.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice looking setup you have there.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I spend a lot of time at my desk. 8P

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice! How are you liking that keyboard? I'm looking to get it as well :-)

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Kinda iffy. Not really compatible with windows 8.

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

Fantastic build. Does your fan controller cause a buzzing noise? I have the same one and it is pretty bad.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

No problems so far...crossing fingers

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

I don't think it is something that starts happening, it all depends on whether or not you got a good one. Mine has a buzzing noise when I have either channel 1 or 2 set between max and minimum.

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  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

seems to do the job