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Well, after about six months worth of saving money, I finally had enough to build my first gaming computer. This is my baby, GLaDOS. Yes, that's right, I actually named the computer GLaDOS.

The SSD's, and the HDD was a donation to me by my boss's husband, and he sold me the GTX 480's at $50 a pop because he just "had them lying around."

The computer runs like a beauty, if you don't mind the sound. It kinda sounds like a vacuum cleaner when it's going at full force. I don't mind it, although some other people might.

You'll notice I don't have an OS on here; I actually do, but I didn't list it because it isn't anywhere in the database. The OS I have is Window's 8.1 Embedded Industry Pro; I have this because as a college student, I get it free.

Please comment and tell me what you think!

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Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 6 points

Those are some of the most well priced vacuum cleaners i've seen around. How well can they handle games?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

They can handle games pretty freaking well. Besides the noise, they take everything I throw at them, chew them up and spit them out (in a good way).

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Damn she thick (GPU's)

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Do she got the processing power?

SHE DOOOOOOOOOOO.

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

the way your SSD's are loosely laying inside pisses me off

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Me too, but that's the only place they could go. They didn't fit in the hard drive bays, so that's where I had to put them.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah thats understandable

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm fairly certain on that case there's an ssd mount at the base of the hard drive rack, and there might be one at the top.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I've checked, and there were no SSD mounts at the top or bottom of my case, sadly. :(

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Good build but 2 GTX 480s ouch. Good GPUs but a lot of power and heat from them. I'd upgrade those when you can.

Besides that, good build.

LOL, GLaDOS, there's somebody who named their computer the blue portal device. If your getting the name from portal 2.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

what games do you play?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Are your ssds just lying loosely inside? You didn't even secured them inside?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually tried securing them, but they didn't fit inside the hard drive bays. So instead they're laying flat inside where the optical drive is.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

As per some comments request, I will be opening the computer back up and Velcroing them down to keep them secure. When that will be is a different story. :-P

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Was drawn in by the strange part match on the home page, lol

"i5-4690, a nice CPU...wait, SLI'd GTX 480's??? Whut?"

Anyways, I like the build, though I personally find the lack of storage space concerning. Then again, I have a 120GB SSD and a 2TB HDD, and my SSD only has 10GB of free space, with about 300GB free on my HDD xD

+1 from me

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, I didn't change it, but my previous semester I managed to purchase a 3tb external hard drive for $40. I recently dismantled it, revealing a 3tb INTERNAL hard drive that I installed, removing all my memory worries. :D

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

haha, nice!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I'm so happy how it came out!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Buy some 2.5-inch SSD to 3.5-inch hard drive bay adapters and then put the SSD there. It's like 3 dollars each. The fact that you let the SSDs lying unsecured made me mad :))

There are also some adapters that could mount the SSDs to the DVD bay.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

That's something I'll have to look into; thanks!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

What are those temps like, my man?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

The temps average around 41 degrees C (104 F) idle (across all four cores) and they go to about 58-67 C (around 145ish F) when playing my most graphic intensive game (Borderlands 2.) I know that may not be super graphically intensive, but I use it for a benchmark because of the amount stuff that happens at one time. So I say the temps are pretty decent.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool! What FPS dya get in games?

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Solid 60fps most of the time, other times it jumps up super high: Painkiller: Black Edition I get around 280-400fps.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

A single GTX 480 gets so hot, I'm not sure how people run them in SLI. I got one recently but I had to take it out cause it was hitting 108°.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Magic. Just, magic. The same kind of magic that makes magnets work and kids dreams happen.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Am I the only one that thinks EVGA's older GPUs look cooler?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I'd have to agree with you. They DO look cooler; only because they look like mini computers you're putting in your computer. Yo dawg I heard you like computers... ;)

  • 59 months ago
  • 0 points

I would of spent a few more $$$ for the unlocked i5-4590K and added a CM Hyper 212 EVO cooler. I would of spent a few bucks on drive adapters to mount the SSDs drives securely. And I definitely would of went with Red or Black RAM to match the motherboard. Overall, still a good build for the price.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I'm actually really proud of how well it came out in the end, especially the cable management.

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  • 59 months ago
  • 4 points

You do realize how much watts two 480's draw at full load, right?

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!