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Just turned 70 in August and decided it was past time to build a PC. Plan to use it for photo and video editing. I currently play World of Warcraft and the graphics are better than I ever imagined. The first ASUS Z87-Pro motherboard would loose bios settings when power cord was unplugged. Worked with ASUS tech support (A+) to confirm the mobo needed to be replaced. Micro Center (A+) swapped out the bad mobo. The LG optical drives would read but would not write....had to use "Microsoft Fix it" to get them working properly. Everything is working great now. Later I plan to add a Blu ray burner if I can find good reasonably priced software. Total cost is about $1650 before rebates.

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  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

70 and still gaming strong! Nice build, not a huge fan of the case but no complaints on part choices. +1

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

This is damn good sir. That cable management is stellar with all that extra stuff going on in there!

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 Great Build Sir! I have the Gigabyte version of that graphics card and I'm loving it!

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

This is really well cable managed in my opinion.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

2 disk drives so I don't have swap disks when copying. At $16 each why not?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Any reason for going with the stock cooler? Awesome build btw!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Buying the CPU & Motherboard at the same time at Micro Center I got the I-4770K for the same price as the I-4770 CPU. I don't plan on overclocking and I added a Vegas fan. My CPU temp. is running around 37c to 39c.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job (+1). I like the choice of cases. I'd think those HDD drawers would be useful to someone doing a lot of video/photo editing. Especially if for customers, then you'd just have a drive per customer to keep work separated for privacy concerns, ease of tracking, etc.

As a side question, I would have thought Win8 was a better choice for your purposes. And I thought 8 was less expensive. Any reason you chose 7?

Finally, two ceiling fan controllers within 10 feet of each other on the walls? :D

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your comments... I took the HDD out of my old HP PC and put it in a drawer so I could drag and drop files to new HDD. I just prefer Win7. One ceiling fan controller for breakfast area and one for kitchen area.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Understandable. I prefer it also, but can sometimes be swayed by lower prices. Just thought I'd ask.

As a side question, do you ever see the fans turn on/off by themselves and have you figured out what input is causing them to do it?

Med

  • 75 months ago
  • -1 points

y 2 disc drives??

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

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