Description

This is my first computer build. I first built this computer in 2011 and have since then upgraded it quite a bit. I started out with an EVGA GeForce 570 HD 2.5GB; however, i just recently upgraded to 2-Way SLI GeForce 660 Ti's, to a modular power supply, and SSD and bought a second monitor. My next upgrade will most likely be the RAM. I plan on getting 2x8 GB of 2133 Mhz Corsair Vengeance. I also was able to overclock the CPU to 4.4 Ghz very easily and it still run nice and cool. This computer is used for everything that I do, but mostly gaming. It has run every single game I have played on it at max graphics settings at well over 60 FPS. Feel free to comment or ask questions.

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 7 points

Name it: The Ultra Potato Annihilator . Chicks dig that name

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Adorable Kitty Cat is more appealing to the ladies.

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

A word of advice: the way you have that radiator set up is quite poor. As a pipefitter by trade, I can tell you that if you ever get any air in that rad it's going straight to the pump. If this happens it'll airlock the system and you can say bye-bye to that CPU. Pumps and ports should never be high-points in a system. I would either flip the rad 180* so the hoses come out the bottom and move it to the upper fan slot or just move it to the top of your case. It might be a bit difficult, looking at your current setup, but that's better than a fried CPU.

Other than that, pretty decent build. Just curious, but what would you need such high frequency RAM for?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, of the things you listed I can only flip the radiator and that is actually how I had it before I just rebuilt it about a week ago. It's not that hard to do so I may do that. I can't put it on the top of the case because its a 120mm and the top only fits 140mm and the top fan in the rear doesn't have enough space next to it for a radiator to fit due to the fact that the 140mm fans are there. But Ill probably flip it back, thanks! And I don't really "need" the high frequency RAM I just figured it couldn't hurt to upgrade it, even though I probably don't need it.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

rather large hard drive space :). Did you reinstall your operating system on to the SSD when you got it? I hereby deem thee optimus prime minister....

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

haha nice one xD and yeah, it was a pain in the butt but after a few days of working with it I finally got it transferred over. And trust me, I need the HDD space. I filled 2 of the HDDs already with games on steam (I have 218) and you can never have too much space!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I know how you feel I have 140 steam games totaling somewhere around 700GB when fully instaled >_< I only have 580GB on this machine and no way to upgrade unless I get new hard drives and clone /fully replace the ones I have (as dell has totally screwed me). which id rather just put the money in a new PC. Do you have an optical drive installed? (CD/DVD/Blu) I don't see one in the list

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

You guys would lose it if you saw my collection of drives. I have a 500GB SSD in my computer for most of my Steam library, three 3TB WD Book externals, and a 2TB HDD in an enclosure. One of the 3TBs is for music (I have a massive collection of CDs, LPs, cassettes, etc. all ripped in .flac format), and the other two are for movies and TV shows (I had a buddy who used to work in a distribution warehouse). The 2TB I pulled from an old build and use it for my GOG.com library and Steam titles that don't benefit from the SSD at all, as well as, *cough, other things...

The problem that I have is that they all look the same, so when I grab one or two to take with my laptop when I leave town for work, I've occasionally grabbed the wrong one.

I guess this is what I get for using gaming laptops for the last seven years...

EDIT: BTW, that's not mentioning the 'spares' I've got kicking around. Long story short, I no longer get rid of my PCs, but when I did I always took the the HDDs out before giving them away. Due to this I have six 2.5" HDDs ranging from 160GB to 1TB and four 3.5" 500GB HDDs (two from dead externals where the drive itself still works). On top of that I still have my G73AJ and G74SW, the former with a 1TB and 500GB and the latter with a 120GB SSD and 1TB HDD...

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a lot of space for **** and anime and anime ****.

;-)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I do but I just took the one from my old Dell Inspiron so I didn't know what make/model it was to include it on the list

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Name it... Mega sexy red machine! heheh. Looks great.

Caroline.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get GTX 660's Ti for only $150 dollars?

That's a steal man. I can't find a GTX 660 for that price. ;)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Got them refurbished from Microcenter, bought them both as soon as i saw the price xD

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

For the most part, I love the case and it really just looks awesome to me and makes the build look like a beast. However, there are two things that I don't like about the case. One, it's friggin huge and weighs a ton so its not easily moved around. And two, the front has the braces over the CD drives that you have to open every time you want to access the drive. However, since I never use CDs I rarely come across this inconvenience and it doesn't bother me that much. But yes I do understand that there are much better looking, smaller, and more user friendly cases out there.