Description

This is my first build, and I've been upgrading some of the parts when possible. Prices are not what I actually paid. I built this for gaming primarily, and it will be useful when I get into college for game development and graphics.

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Since you're going for game + graphic design, you would have been better of going with 16 gigs of RAM, rather than eight at high speeds. 1600 speed would have been plenty.

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

I've got 8 for now, and I'll get another 8 when I get into college. I didn't know what I was doing much when I originally bought the RAM, but I haven't seen any issues since I've gotten it. Also, at the time, it was a mere five dollars more than the 1600s, so it wouldn't have made a difference in funding to get 16 GBs.

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

An intelligent reply, I love when I get these. Good reasoning, as well. Greta build. :)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

like this build. you should take more pics with the lights on.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I took some with the camera's flash, though I don't exactly like how flash makes it look. Better than dim yellow lighting from the cheap "energy saving" bulbs though. I'll add them.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

you lied about the water cooler

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I upgraded to an H220 after my H100i had a leak that caused an air bubble. Haven't bothered to update the pictures since.

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

you should upload a few new ones

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

Been pretty busy recently, taking and uploading pictures is pretty low on my priority list at the moment.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

What is that headset mount that you have on your case?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

That's just part of the case. There's a few other Thermaltake cases that have them as well.

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

Any reason you went with a cougar psu? They're not exactly the best, so I was just wondering.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I wasn't too knowledgeable on PSUs at the time, but Newegg had a shellshocker where it was $99.99 after MIR. Considering the 750 watt non-modulars I was looking at at the time were about $80, I figured I'd get this. I must say, there's been no problems with it at all, including when I've been overclocking, and it's dead silent.

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

Cool.

  • 80 months ago
  • -1 points

I see a lot of overkill parts that won't add much in performance. May I ask how long until you get into college?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

It'll probably be a bit, since I'm saving up some before I go in so I don't have to get stuck in loans. I was wanting to build a gaming PC, and after I got my job, it was the perfect time to leap at it.

And what parts would you consider overkill?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Spending more on a motherboard than on your processor seems a little bit wonky to me, but I could be wrong. A 10000 RPM HDD seems insanity considering you could have bought a drive with 400 GB more at less than half the price at a perfectly acceptable 7200 RPM.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the Velociraptor on sale at Newegg in November for $100, and the motherboard was on sale for $265. Keep in mind Assassin's Creed 3 was bundled with the motherboard (which is a game I still would have bought otherwise).

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  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

4gb for use on one monitor is pointless. I personally think a 680, or any card with 4gb of vram, should only be user on three screens and up. There is no performance gain from having more vram on one monitor.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

For future reference, he said that a 680 without 4gb vram is pointless, and he'd rather go with a 4gb 670 FTW+.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

he have a 2 giga card

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

I wasn't talking about the builder. I was talking about the user that deleted his comment.