i7 with a 660??? How's that sound card? Might wanna take some time to do some cable management with that window.
i havent tried out the sound card yet and the cables were short so i couldnt do much with them
the 3770K doesn't give much improvement over the 3570K, which is about $100 cheaper; with that money saved, you could've gotten an SSD to complement that 1TB drive.
well my unlce was able to get the cpu for free so why not??
Nice! Completely justified then!
that explains a lot, then. can't turn down free stuff, huh? :)
Edit: Nvm. Says gaming build l0l
Well since the CPU was free then why not indeed. Personally I think you'd have been better off with a Hyper 212 EVO cooler for cheaper. Or you could have gone with water cooling for that same price. I've OC'd my 3570K to 4.6GHz and it runs at 51~ Celsius under full load with the 212 EVO though.
Doesn't really matter but I'd have gone with a Z77 mobo. You could have put the $81 from the sound card into a Z77 mobo with good integrated sound. Unless, of course, you planned on using 5 speakers for surround sound. Then you'd need that sound card. Either way though a Z77 would've been my choice since Z68 and Z77 mobos cost virtually the same thing.
Solid build though, I love Zotac's orange fans, haha.
Should have gone with Z77, if you were getting Ivy Bridge. Other than that, looks pretty good...
I get that the cpu was free. I guess I would've just tried to make some cuts to jump to a 670 . . . and as stated z77 would've been preferable.
Where's the phanteks in the picture?
It hasn't arrived yet
a waste of money on the operating system you could have gotten home premium
How does the wireless adapter you bought work? I wasn't sure if I should get one or not
How does the pc perform? Looking into the same video card because I heard its good and its much less than most 600 ti's.
i run all my game on max settings pretty much with around 30 fps for the higher demanding games
Have you fitted in the phanteks cooler yet? im just curious to see how it fits with the corsair vengeance ram... I've got the same RAM and still deciding on cpu coolers so yea
If you are gonna spend 300 on a GPU make it a respectab;e brand like msi, zotac is poop
im not having any problems with it..
and those orange fans look awesome do they not :D?
What makes you say that? Zotac is a perfectly good brand.
zotac is a good brand, and brand doesn't apply when the part has good reviews, the only place that brand applies to me is power supply