Description

This started out as a barebones kit I called Godzilla. Over time I've upgraded so much that the only original parts are the RAM, HDD, and DVD drive.

I use it mostly for gaming, watching videos, browsing the internet, and very soon, programming. I absolutely love the 7870 GHz edition. The tv I use as a monitor only supports up to 1366x768, so the card is very capable of Ultra settings at that res. I benchmarked it at 1920x1080, and it got +30 fps, and max temp was 60 C. I just yesterday put the build into the Phantom 410, and I'm blown away by it. Cable management is phenomenal, there's tons of room for cooling and GPUs, and it ain't bad to look at either!

I'm not too fond of the power supply, because the cables are very very stiff, and it made it difficult to route them through the back panel. It's also too low for me to Crossfire another 7870, so I'll need to upgrade when that time comes. It was free from a friend though, so I can't beat the value of it, lol!

The thing I love the most about this build is how far I've come with it and how much I've learned from it. It gave me the inspiration and motivation to go to school for Computer Science.

Comments

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

nice slippers and vans.

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

The CPU is pretty outdated. You should have gotten an FX CPU. I would also keep an eye an that A-DATA RAM. I bought some a few years back and had to replace it twice because one of the sticks kept going bad.

Other than, this is a pretty decent build!

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I got the processor because it went on sale and I'd heard it handles OCing pretty well. I'm waiting to buy a good cooler before I get into that though. I've also been thinking about replacing the RAM too, but as long as it's kicking I'll stick with it.

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed, would of gone with the FX-6300 for like 14$ more.

Overall, looks good to me :D

Happy Slaying!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Very pretty! It's a good clean build, but you really do need to switch out that stock cooler, you just aren't doing such a nice build justice without one!

Good luck on the Comp. Sci path. I finished with it not too long back, I still love to write programs, even on my free time.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I feel the same. I just got a pair of 120mm Hyperboreas to put on a cooler. I'll probably order one this Friday after a bit more research. I'm leaning towards the 212 Evo, but if there's something better I can use those fans with, I'll probably go for that.

I might even stick an SSD in there as well ;)

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Get the SSD. Just finished a build with one; no lie, it'll change your life.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Prentice Hall Earth Science? Do you happen to be in the 6th grade?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Lmao, I was hoping someone would catch that! I'm using it to lift up my monitor to fit my fatass DOS-era speakers underneath it. It was an 11th grade book though. Good ol' public school!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

nice job, you got that case for a STEAL!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah geez. I got it from Amazon for about $80, NCIX is such a lie. But I'd still call it a steal, it has improved the cooling so much for the price. Fan speed selector is awesome! I'll probably update this to the best of my memory tomorrow when I can get on it again.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

That PSU will crossfire a 7870 fine. I have that exact same PSU for crossfire 7850's. Yeah it isn't the greatest PSU and it could use a replacement, but as for not its great. Solid +1 build on a budget!!! Also I wouldn't look at a 6300 but instead a 8320...my 2 cents.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

GHz edition though? I put it in a calculator and it was pretty borderline.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah its borderline but it will work.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. It would be a risky idea to use that for CF because someone else is willing to risk it. He's using two video cards that draw less power than ties would. The power supply also has poor performance at load. No matter what the other guy is doing, I would get a better PSU to CF. He is playing with fire.