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.
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.
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.
An intelligent reply, I love when I get these. Good reasoning, as well. Greta build. :)
like this build. you should take more pics with the lights on.
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.
you lied about the water cooler
I upgraded to an H220 after my H100i had a leak that caused an air bubble. Haven't bothered to update the pictures since.
you should upload a few new ones
Been pretty busy recently, taking and uploading pictures is pretty low on my priority list at the moment.
What is that headset mount that you have on your case?
That's just part of the case. There's a few other Thermaltake cases that have them as well.
Any reason you went with a cougar psu? They're not exactly the best, so I was just wondering.
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.
I see a lot of overkill parts that won't add much in performance. May I ask how long until you get into college?
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?
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.
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).
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.
For future reference, he said that a 680 without 4gb vram is pointless, and he'd rather go with a 4gb 670 FTW+.
he have a 2 giga card
I wasn't talking about the builder. I was talking about the user that deleted his comment.