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This is for you dad [First Time Build]

by Dukex1011

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Details

CPU Clock Rate

4.4GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.23Ghz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.11Ghz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

64.0° C

Description

BUILT:1/1/13

EDIT: Just bought some leds

I build this about a week ago .. been planing for this for 4-5 months and finally got everything

when everything finally came in i found out that one of the graphics cards was a mis-pick (different model than what I wanted) when I returned I they gave me free two day shipping, and it just came in today

me and my dad built a pc when I was 11, out of spare parts ( at the time my dads computer repair was helping us get by) ... but in 2009 he passed away ... and i wanted to dedicate this build to him ,so building this at 15 would of made him proud

also people don't bug me about the power supply if it can handle two 670's overclocked and a overclocked i7 3770k to 4.4GHz its ok in my book

please comment good or bad, also i know the cable management isn't the best but.. oh well

For storage I use a 2tb seagate barracuda- $80

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unscriiptehd 140 points

This..this is beautiful

Permalink 25 months ago
canadajarod 192 points

no... this is patrick

Permalink 16 months ago
whitter86 -14 points

no its becky

Permalink 3 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 37 points

yep

Permalink 25 months ago
Hakumisoso 2 Builds 90 points

Apple sticker is not so beautiful...

Permalink 21 months ago
coolman 63 points

What about allienware sticker, it sucks your money alive!

Permalink 20 months ago
GeorgeBD 1 Build 6 points

Where is this?

Permalink 15 months ago
coromd 14 points

There isn't an Alienware sticker on there anywhere in the pictures. There's a Razer logo, but no Alienware. Alienware=pretty nice PC's, but overpriced. Razer=really nice peripherals and systems, and a price to go with all of the features you get.

Permalink 13 months ago
siks6siks -1 points

It's the last pic.

Permalink 7 months ago
XDestroyer 2 points

Well, judging by this build... it looks like he has all the money in the world haha.

Permalink 14 months ago
yoyoyo109 7 points

I'm fixing to start up a build of my own, i'm not filthy rich but I see desktops like this as an investment that you need to spend money on so they last you as long as possible before obsolete

Permalink 13 months ago
GeorgeBD 1 Build 1 point

There is an EVGA sticker, an Apple sticker, another EVGA sticker, an HTC sticker, and a Razer sticker. No alienware sticker whatsoever

Permalink 7 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 24 points

I have no hate against apple, my mom has a macbook 2012 retina and i love it for internet browsing but not for gaming

Permalink 19 months ago
Hakumisoso 2 Builds -10 points

Incredibly overpriced. It serves it's purpose, just she could've gotten similar computer for less.

Permalink 19 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 8 points

i know but thats what she wanted :p

Permalink 19 months ago
darkscout -3 points

Could you link to one? I haven't had a good time finding any laptop above 1080p. I'd really like a retina DPI in a 17" though.

Permalink 19 months ago
JakeNShake121 1 point

Hey, maybe his dad had some sort of connection with apple and he just put the sticker on there as a symbol of his dad.

Permalink 3 months ago
sffick 1 Build 45 points

It's great to have a reminder of good times in your life, and this set-up will last a very long time! Enjoy your accomplishment

Permalink 25 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 5 points

thanks

Permalink 25 months ago
jfree232 26 points

an ssd would be nice

Permalink 25 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 4 points

Yeah planing on getting one

Permalink 25 months ago
IamApropos 3 Builds 25 points

First off, I'm very moved by your dedication of this build to your father. Thank you very, very much for sharing that with us. You did an amazing job, ;) even with Ultra brand PSU :P - I think you did great job and I really enjoyed seeing your pictures of the build. Once again thank you for sharing this. ~IamApropos

Permalink 25 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 4 points

thanks

Permalink 25 months ago
IamApropos 3 Builds 5 points

As you can see not only because you have a great build but people respect your dedication for your dad with this build, I don't think I've seen a build rank this high even on some amazing builds ;) you mentioned you have plans for a future build? I'd love to hear about that build hit me up on that link above if you'd like to talk shop.

Permalink 25 months ago
ryanvoyles1 4 points

I saw on the PSU scale chart... thing... on the second or first level I think. The brand isn't too great but that one psu is good.

Permalink 25 months ago
xmiidnight 1 Build 10 points

I have pretty much this same build saved under "dream builds"

Permalink 25 months ago

This computer is AMAZING! But costed almost three grand, and you're 15? Where did you get that kind of cash????

Permalink 23 months ago
Chava990x 5 points

Im about to cry, this, is, amazing!... ;u;

Permalink 25 months ago
seaboundgiraffe 5 points

man I wish I had a $3000 pc budget

Permalink 21 months ago
Newbie1998 1 Build 4 points

DOing the same thing man! Im 15 now and my dad passed when i was 8. Thanks for sharing

Permalink 19 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points

well I just turned 16 this past June, but I guess you most likely know how I feel

Permalink 19 months ago

ya I turned 15 this june! Im going on my first build in the next month so hopefully I can overcome this build!

Permalink 19 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points

dont fret to much about it, its really easy

Permalink 19 months ago
PCMan416 2 points

I'm so sorry about your Dad.

Permalink 5 months ago
Really2n2 4 points

I'm sorry, but this build made me cry alittle......God.....

Permalink 18 months ago

I almost did too...

Permalink 6 months ago
MrGromit 3 points

Great story and cool build. Enjoy!

Permalink 25 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points

will do

Permalink 25 months ago
allchrispy 3 points

Borderlands... nice!

Permalink 24 months ago

Sorry for your loss, and this PC is Magnificent!

Permalink 24 months ago
OutspaceLeo 3 points

Woah man! This is cool. Your dad would be proud c:

Permalink 21 months ago
SgtTherin 1 Build 3 points

I've seen so many times and now I'm saying screw it and writing a comment! This is beautiful m8! This is art man. Righteous work!

Permalink 17 months ago
swaggernaut 3 points

your awsome for making a tribute. awsome build. i know you said dont feel sorry but i do

Permalink 16 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points

Thanks, and its ok

Permalink 16 months ago
CheyTac 4 Builds 3 points

This is beautiful..

Permalink 16 months ago
rip_abbott 1 Build 3 points

Not to sound cruel, but I really don't see why this is rated this high... If you break it down it all just boils down to a story, which is cool, but this is a computer building community, so why are we ranking off of stories instead of builds? The hardware isn't all that well, at all, and lots of wasted $ on unnecessary parts. A $2,000 PC without a SSD boot drive. Parts list is lacking. Pictures aren't that good. Cable management with just stock cables is OK. Description is very lacking, and the story isn't even really there... No real customization compared to other builds that just trump and tower over this.
An apple sticker... :| Clocks aren't good at all. There are so many other builds that are way better balanced, better pictures, better explanations, better cable management, tons of customization, and have a fraction of the upvotes.
If this was on Imgur or Reddit I'd understand the upvotes, but this is a site about builds/stories, not just the story.

Permalink 4 months ago

I know it sounds harsh, but you do have a point there. Makes me feel bad for the next 3 builds below it where a ton more work and creativity was put into them, but got severely outvoted:

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/Y4vKHx

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/XpWZxr

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/qYBmP6

Permalink 22 days ago
Bseagull 2 points

Beautiful build, I love seeing builds like this :). Sorry about your dad, too, and I love the dedication :).

Permalink 25 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 4 points

thanks worked really hard on it

Permalink 25 months ago
Apach3 2 Builds 2 points

i can't find any criticisms about the build itself; however, i'd like to hear your opinion on the Tiamat 7.1 headset. not very many people were happy with it, especially with the microphone. how do you like it?

Permalink 25 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points

Its ok i guess sound is good ,but you better have a decent sound card,but then again I haven't really tested it on a game

Permalink 25 months ago

Very nice

Permalink 25 months ago
Fuzsion 1 Build 2 points

Sorry for you're loss man, amazing build and very nice parts.

Permalink 25 months ago

Nice build and the 600T is a great case :D. Sorry for your loss.

Permalink 25 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point

It is a nice case,but some of the power cables were a little short

Permalink 25 months ago

I had no problem with power cables. I used a Corsair PSU so maybe since they are the same company they made the cables fit with there normal cases. Which reminds me...I should upload my build soon. lol

Permalink 25 months ago
Smily 2 points

Everything about this build is nice. iirc that is a tier 1 power supply.

Permalink 25 months ago
johnwaskins 2 points

A sweet rig in any book, by any standard. Top notch components, top to bottom.

Although, for that budget, this could have been done with an LGA 2011.

Every component is amazing. Well, maybe except the Kingston memory, and PSU. But meh, with the build as awesome as this, that might not be very important overall.

Permalink 25 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 3 points

hey dont down the beast cause these things overclock like a boss got it to 1800mhz

Permalink 24 months ago
Kofi96 2 points

solid set up what kind of stereo is that under the monitor

Permalink 24 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point

JVC boombox

Permalink 24 months ago
Codyteen 2 points

64 votes up a stack of diamonds for you C: good build

Permalink 24 months ago
scythium 2 points

Nice work, Keep being awesome!

Permalink 24 months ago
TheVanguard 1 Build 2 points

Sorry about your Dad :( At least you can have this as a reminder of the times you spent together!

Nice build

Permalink 24 months ago
Renforth 2 points

Dedicating a beautiful computer. If he loved computers as much as I do, I'm sure he would've smiled ear to ear when he saw this.

Permalink 24 months ago
that1personxx 2 points

Any thoughts on the BenQ? Is it worth the money?

Permalink 23 months ago
Evshrug 2 points

I'm curious about this too, I've read great things about the BenQ from other sources.

Permalink 23 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points

Yeah this monitor is a beast i have my PC and Xbox hooked to it and the 3d is awesome

Permalink 23 months ago
Scottk2000 2 points

I am new to pc building still doing research before I start building and one question that this build brings up for me the noob is, I thought you only need one video card why is there two does that really make it go better?

Permalink 23 months ago
Scottk2000 4 points

Nevermind I answered my own question, just had to go do a little more researching.

Permalink 23 months ago
Winniedapoonbear 2 points

I'm almost in tears I wish I had this relationship with my dad.

Permalink 23 months ago
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UNCLe_LEGO123 2 points

This is the most sensational build I have ever witnessed in my entire life.......

Permalink 23 months ago
gtmsnba13 2 points

Wow, for a first-time build you went all-out on the parts. And the cable management isn't half bad either. Great job.

Permalink 23 months ago
ElloMello 2 points

Very beautiful build, your dad will be surely proud. This will last a long time.

Permalink 22 months ago
creepersahoy 2 points

Borderlands 2!

Permalink 22 months ago
Marcopolo 2 points

Yeaahhh beatiful, he definitly would be proud..

Some led's would cool

Permalink 22 months ago
Marcopolo 2 points

Yeaahhh beatiful, he definitly would be proud..

Some led's would cool

Permalink 22 months ago
SilentGalaxy 2 points

Awesome man! If I may ask whats that that your Monitor is standing on? It looks like a speaker

Permalink 22 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points

its a older JVC Boombox ( the 2 bass speakers are just plain awesome

Permalink 22 months ago
Crit 2 points

Haha, I read the title as "This is your daddy.."

Permalink 21 months ago
Bartmanicus 1 Build 2 points

Borderlands 2, I love that game so much :D

Permalink 21 months ago
Ventrus 1 Build 2 points

Man i wish i had $2800 when i was 15. Nice build!

Permalink 21 months ago
GTXAMD 2 points

do u have a youtube channel so we can watch your videos and see the high fps :D

Permalink 20 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 3 points

i do but i rally dont have any gamplays because my uplode speed is only 400kb/s and it takes hours to uplode a 3min. video but my downlode speed is 10mb/s

Permalink 20 months ago
purpletalon 2 points

wish i had as much money as these people as my computer really sucks.

Permalink 20 months ago
Really2n2 2 points

This gave me feels, It's funny how my dad and I also built spare computers, and owns a computer repair store, but he's not dead, sorry for your lost and nice build though.

Permalink 20 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 3 points

thanks

Permalink 20 months ago
coolman 2 points

Buy monitor which support 120 frames per second? Your freaking eyeballs can't even see 120 pictures per second >:(), unless you have god-like eyeballs.

Permalink 20 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 5 points

i for one do notice the diffrence in 60fps and 120fps the 120 is for 3d

Permalink 20 months ago
coolman 2 points

I didn't know that, thanks for the reply, +1 for you. :-)

Permalink 20 months ago
mhoward48 2 points

Very nice to build your own. I like it you did it for your dad.Nice memory you have of building one together.

I worked for a large Semi-conductor company when my children were young. When my daughter was a teen, I tried to get her, to let me show her how to build her own computer, she would not comply, just not interested. I love my girl, but good thing she married a engineer from Microsoft, or she would be lost troubleshooting, and maintaining her rigs.

Permalink 19 months ago
logan0 2 points

Haha, we have the same AC3 background!

Permalink 19 months ago
ColdELITE 1 Build 2 points

Damn, nice build dude.

Permalink 19 months ago
RamonWilliams84 2 points

You are awesome kid! Excuse me, young man... I lost my father 17 years ago the day after tomorrow so take it from me man, just continue to keep his tutelage with you always and strive to be the man he had hoped... Awesome build man, I'm impressed dude. Stay up

Permalink 19 months ago
bennyboy968 2 points

It's a little pricey, this is for people with money to spend.

Permalink 18 months ago
Hakumisoso 2 Builds 2 points

Wait wait wait, i am skeptical, in another build, you said you built your computer with your dad at the age 11. but in this build, you say 13.

Permalink 18 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point

what are you talking about it says 11

Permalink 18 months ago

Nice, you changed it. Or my eyes have gotten worse.

Permalink 18 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point

well i didnt change it, maybe you just read it wrong idk

Permalink 18 months ago
Rayyo 2 points

how did you decide to get liquid cooler versus noctua?

Permalink 18 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points

i liked the idea of having a water cooling system, and it run pretty cool

Permalink 18 months ago
DontJudgeMeBro 2 points

This is really great!

Permalink 18 months ago
TristynCraig 2 points

Simply beautiful. Hopefully I can get mine in and show off my prize :)

Permalink 17 months ago
Piixlates 2 points

Nice build :D

Permalink 17 months ago
SparkPlaysMC 2 points

You Sir, are a BOSS PERSON!

Permalink 16 months ago
aphelps231 2 points

Probably the most heart touching thing one could ever find on this website. Thanks for the inspiration man. And have fun with your PC dude :)

Permalink 16 months ago
DDawg426 2 points

This is a very nice build, and I know your father would be very proud.

On a side note, what is that thing with the speakers under the monitor? A boombox?

Permalink 16 months ago
devo456 2 points

I'm pretty new to creating a pc and i really don't know much about this kind of stuff. Does this build have wireless or wired internet connection? I'm thinking about buying this and i dont see anything on the list that connects it to the internet. Do I have to add something to it? Anyone who can answer this please respond.

Permalink 16 months ago
mateuszr 1 Build 2 points

I would assume wired because I don't see a Wi-Fi adapter in his pictures nor in his parts list.

Permalink 16 months ago
devo456 2 points

So you're saying i don't need to buy anything extra to this build? Do i need to buy Storage?

Permalink 16 months ago
mateuszr 1 Build 2 points

I would say you want to ideally have a 1+ TB hard drive and some kind of SSD for Windows and some games.

Permalink 16 months ago
devo456 2 points

So I'm going to have to add that to my cart to add to this build?

Permalink 16 months ago
mateuszr 1 Build 2 points

You don't have to (as SSD's can get REALLY expensive), but it's nice to have. As for the Wi-Fi adapter, if you plan on using wireless internet on your computer, then you do need an adapter, however, if you plan on using a wired connection (that is, via an ethernet cable), then you'll find a port for that on every motherboard.

Permalink 16 months ago
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Starlana 2 Builds 2 points

I'm sure your dad would be very proud of this; what you have done with those components and a lot of good 'ol fashioned effort. +1 from Starlana <3

Permalink 15 months ago
CyberNerdNoah 2 points

wow you did it for ur dad!! i bet he is really really proud of u

Permalink 15 months ago
sinistersalami 2 points

oh no dad is kill

Permalink 15 months ago
Fonnz 2 points

LED is a bit to bright but anyways the build is great. Also the cable managing is shabby; try using some cable ties.

Permalink 15 months ago
raf.roland 2 points

I absolutely love the corsair cases, they're the best bang for the buck and their tool-less design is so simple... just ordered a Corsair 200R for mself

Permalink 15 months ago
HD7ames 1 Build 2 points

Dude not even going to lie even if this was not a good setup which is totally the opposite I still would of one uped it for the story behind it. But damn this is a nice setup.

Permalink 15 months ago
PCModder 2 points

clean those cables! nice build; good hardware; but all I see is messy cables.

Permalink 14 months ago
toro228 2 points

Nice build, wished I had money to buy the core parts.

Permalink 14 months ago
Topdogjr 2 points

This could possibly run minesweeper on lowest setting at about 23-17 fps, very well indeed. lol

Amazing build though, some of the best parts packed in one beast machine!

Permalink 14 months ago
srahulbose 2 points

Thank you for sharing :-)

Permalink 13 months ago
Soarin 2 points

Very noice c::DAMNRIGHTISCNECSORJFTG:AERNFAGBvdf v

Permalink 13 months ago
cecost 2 points

Looks great ... it'll be nice to have something both a) useful and b) commemorative for years. BTW, cable management is good enough ... there are diminishing returns to time spent on cable routing. You're there, plenty of airflow .. especially in light of the H100i cooling the CPU.

Permalink 13 months ago
Zylos 2 points

Amazing build, highest amount of up votes on here. Have another one. +1 ; )

Permalink 13 months ago
Stephni 2 points

D'aww..

Permalink 13 months ago
Police5785 2 points

I love the set up very nice. How is the CPU cooler working for you?

Permalink 12 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 3 points

really good, temps stay pretty low even under full load

Permalink 12 months ago
Police5785 2 points

Thanks I'm looking for a good one for a build of my own.

Permalink 12 months ago
Jozmtr 2 points

Dude. +510. =P

Permalink 12 months ago
Earleinator 2 points

This is a great build...Well DONE!!!

Permalink 12 months ago
bradfuller99 2 points

Damn it OP you made me tear up a bit.

Permalink 12 months ago
xxhansonmaxx 2 points

really good build, did you use the fans that came with the h100i?

Permalink 12 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points

yes

Permalink 12 months ago
Camboy05 2 points

How'd this get so many upvotes?

Permalink 12 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points

i guess it was my story behind it

Permalink 12 months ago
stebo 1 Build 2 points

Wow this guy is so awesome. He makes a great gaming computer BEAUTIFUL performance and responds to almost all of the 500 comments positively. Ladies and gentle man: a role model.

Permalink 12 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points

thanks

Permalink 12 months ago
hockeyman13 2 points

You must Love your dad!

Permalink 12 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points

yep

Permalink 12 months ago
netroshark 2 points

Cool build man

Permalink 12 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points

it look a lil bit diffrent now, better cable management and some other changes

Permalink 12 months ago
Blaster5968 2 points

i know you said not to be sorry for u but... that is so sad :( i hope u and ur family is ok

Permalink 12 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points

its cool and yes we are fine thanks

Permalink 12 months ago
Blaster5968 2 points

:)

Permalink 12 months ago
Illusionary 2 points

Can someone look at my completed builds. All tips are welcome :). Awesome build though!

Permalink 11 months ago
Mmedina000 2 points

No RAM or Storage?

Permalink 11 months ago
orangyvv 2 points

Wow, a salute to you sir. I'm 15 as well, and I'm trying to round up ~$400 to build a PC. The fact that you got $1500 at your age amazes me. And to dedicate it to your father, that's amazing. Great build, keep it up

Permalink 11 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points

I have a nice Uncle that is in IT Tech and my grandparents helped a little

Permalink 11 months ago
otisriedel 1 Build 2 points

lol I was wondering what would get a guy to the top of the list, and I have a feeling that the story behind this build made the difference. on a side note, really nice build there! I just made my first build, I'm still working out the kinks but I think I've got it down: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/otisriedel/saved/4hFd

Permalink 10 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points

looks pretty solid

Permalink 10 months ago
jimfed67 1 Build 2 points

Any issues with the H100i leaking?

Permalink 10 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points

nope

Permalink 10 months ago
lejf.rossi 2 points

add an ssd for a boot drive and this would be amazing!

Permalink 10 months ago
Jozmtr 2 points

just comments again so he's the 200th comment.

:D

Permalink 10 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points

it happens

Permalink 10 months ago
DevonVP 2 points

lIek eRy TIMe U CrY

Permalink 7 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point

learn english ya dingus

Permalink 7 months ago
DevonVP 1 point

*you

Permalink 7 months ago
C_Freeman 2 points

Like if you cry every time

(If you don't get it, read the description)

Permalink 2 months ago
upuu 2 points

I am sorry about your loss, and nice build!

Permalink 2 months ago
benjcook 2 points

This is a fantastic build with a nice story behind it :)

Permalink 1 month ago
empiire 1 Build 2 points

This is great.

Permalink 1 month ago
Wewum 2 points

:( RIP your dad, he would be proud.

Permalink 1 month ago
RandomKiller514 2 points

i don't get why people love apple so much they overprice more than any company

Permalink 27 days ago
jtrias21 2 points

Why does this build get 1K? Blows my mind.

Permalink 20 days ago
greenknight 2 points

What a mess

Permalink 16 days ago
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MarcG 1 point

You could remove some of the lower HDD racks to improve airflow. Other than that, REALLY great build.

Permalink 19 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point

i did actually not to long ago... improved temps by a bit

Permalink 19 months ago
DasSp0rk 1 point

is this a good computer for gaming and recording?

Permalink 18 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points

sometimes both

Permalink 18 months ago
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manirelli staff 2 Builds 3 points

Please keep it civil and polite or I will be forced to ban you.

Permalink 17 months ago
SeanM 1 Build 1 point

It's not bad. The mouse is a wireless (and I personally hate wireless mice for gaming), but no big deal. I wouldn't have gone for Home Premium, but, again, no big deal. Nice SLI 670s, and everything else looks great. 8GB of RAM is great now, but you'll obviously have to upgrade in two or so years to keep up.

Really a great system. As you said, the cable management isn't that good, but considering it's your first build it really doesn't matter right now. Fix it up when you can/want.

Permalink 17 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points

i just re-did all my cables a few weeks ago and dusted it out and thanks for the comment

Permalink 17 months ago
ixRAZORxi 1 Build 1 point

Why is this so high ranked???

Permalink 16 months ago
mateuszr 1 Build 3 points

Oh I don't know.... maybe because his father died and he dedicated his computer to him?

But probably because of his cable management... that's fantastic

Permalink 16 months ago
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mateuszr 1 Build 3 points

Seriously? Are you really asking that?

Permalink 15 months ago
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CAK3_1S_A_LI3 1 point

You only went to 4.4 ghz with that cooler? you can go up to 4.8+ with that...

Permalink 14 months ago
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SteveChannelSht 1 point

Should have went with an AMD processor like I did, my processer which is 129.99 is 4.2 GHZ and has 4 cores.

Permalink 11 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 3 points

well the i7 has 4 cores and 4 hyper threading logical cores

Permalink 11 months ago
Xephos1001 1 point

If only I had at least.. just at least, 200$ for a new GPU.

Permalink 10 months ago

love how you have the stereo right in your grill! :D

Permalink 9 months ago
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Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point

mobo- $212 monitor $600

Permalink 9 months ago
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riobrasil 1 point

Love the OS. The same one I use for every PC.

Permalink 8 months ago
Nickmaranda 1 point

How is the keyboard????

Permalink 8 months ago
Eggman772 1 point

Ahhhh... Good old civilization revolution

Permalink 8 months ago
lostInplace 1 point

Lol... From what I've seen you don't need 1050 watts. Good build, anyways! :)

Permalink 8 months ago
jakeyboy10132 1 point

$1256 USD

£378.58 GBP i love exchange rates :-)

Permalink 8 months ago
antoniojack 1 point

NIce

Permalink 8 months ago

Okay quick question... Why would you use two GTX 670's in SLI when you could have (for much cheaper might I add) one much more compatible GTX 780..?

Permalink 8 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point

built early 2012

Permalink 8 months ago

Ah, I figured that would be why. That should be something that is required on all builds here, a date.

Permalink 8 months ago
pallavmishra 1 point

I don't find any of these parts lists include network cards or sound cards..any reason? Or do they come integrated within the motherboards?

Permalink 8 months ago
Dam5968 1 Build 1 point

Sorry to hear about your dad. Mine passed away when I just turned 16 so I know .... and yes you made your dad proud!!!

Permalink 8 months ago
Dam5968 1 Build 1 point

My dad passed when I just turned 16 so I know....Yes he would and is proud.

Permalink 8 months ago
Ginsu 2 Builds 1 point

Not to be that guy (I'm writing this from a Macbook Pro Retina) but what on earth possessed you to put an Apple sticker on a gaming build?

Permalink 8 months ago
ShootingPlenty 1 point

Nice! By the way, how do I upload a completed build???

Permalink 7 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point

click system build and add the parts you have and click show off your work and add pics, etc...

Permalink 7 months ago

Your father would be proud. It's a great build. I'm sorry about your father

Permalink 6 months ago
t516 1 point

sorry for your loss

Permalink 6 months ago

Can you link me to the LEDS you used?

Permalink 6 months ago
BlazinMYST 1 point

This is a beautiful build and story. Your dad would be proud, man.

Permalink 6 months ago
NovicePCBuild 1 point

Made an account to up vote this because it's so beautiful

Permalink 6 months ago
PCMan416 1 point

Awesome build! So sorry about your Dad. :(

Permalink 5 months ago
Lukeofett 1 point

That apple sticker though

Permalink 5 months ago
Willwhitacre 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Willwhitacre/saved/3288TW how do these parts look to all of you people?

Permalink 5 months ago
goME2448 1 Build 1 point

*slowly claps

Permalink 5 months ago

Y did you put an Apple sticker on there, you disgrace to the PC master race.

BTW nice build!

Permalink 5 months ago
PRoPCBUildz001 1 point

Your dad must be proud, Nice build bro :D

Permalink 5 months ago
Gemignani 1 point

the apple sticker makes me cri every time... but nice build

Permalink 5 months ago
AngeloTuazon 1 point

Im building my first Gaming PC at christmas and im 12 :D GL to me my build is going to be off this! http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RkHNBm

Permalink 4 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point

looks good

Permalink 4 months ago
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Ronin- 1 point

if you build computers, that my fellow pcpartpicker friends is a gift and truly a awesome thing to do. But, if you build with passion, that isn't a gift... That is ART, and it just adds a WHOLE NEW LEVEL to building pc's and this website. You are true to this hobbie and I respect you to the highest level. May your father rest in piece.

Permalink 4 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point

Thanks

Permalink 4 months ago
Startrek852 1 point

How much did you pay for the monitor?

Permalink 4 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point

600$ which once i look back now I could've gotten better for cheaper

Permalink 4 months ago
C.Marius 1 point

LOVE THAT CASE AND REALLY NICE SET

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/C.Marius/saved/KRYfrH CAN SOMEONE TELL ME HOW IS MINE ?? PLS

Permalink 4 months ago
blurryskillzz 1 point

omg what a story who thats such a cool way to honour your dad

Permalink 4 months ago
toffbrown 1 point

this made me cry

Permalink 4 months ago
extr3mex 1 Build 1 point

Amazing Build. Have read your build description. Big respect for you.

Permalink 3 months ago
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annoyedpalce 1 point

Wow nice build! Sorry for your dad, I bet he is very proud of you!

Permalink 3 months ago

My build is similar in but only with 4 times the RAM. I have decided to try out a multiseat software and so I increased resources. Just wish I had a hex core CPU though! Anyhow nice build very practical. +1

Permalink 3 months ago
ghastbustersftw 1 point

Im a scumba

Permalink 3 months ago
XenPand 1 point

Very Nice build. Costs more than I have to my name so I can't give too much input... but I would definitely love to build one myself. I'm working to make one about half that price xD

Permalink 3 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point

looking back at it know with my increased knowlege of computers thier is somestuff that I could've saved money on

Permalink 3 months ago
MonsterWand 1 point

Bootiful, 10/10 cakes, dayum its so smexah dude.

Permalink 3 months ago
Lfren38 1 point

How does it feel to have the highest rated build on pcpartpicker.com?

Permalink 3 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point

crazy cause its been a coulple of years now

Permalink 3 months ago
Lfren38 1 point

i know i saw that

Permalink 3 months ago
Lfren38 1 point

you just need 39 people to upvote this build and it will pass 1000 upvotes

Permalink 3 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point

yep

Permalink 3 months ago
MatthewPK 1 point

Almost at 1011! Why this specific number?

Permalink 2 months ago

Man, you're the first build to get 1k upvotes on PCPP. Congrats. You've done a great honor to your father.

Permalink 2 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point

thanks

Permalink 2 months ago

Mandem **** crazy yo

Permalink 2 months ago
stumplittle 1 point

Hows that keyboard treatin ya?

Permalink 1 month ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point

awesome

Permalink 1 month ago
CarrollM20 1 point

This looks great but I would switch the video cards for GeForce GTX 970 4GB. They are cheaper and better.

Permalink 1 month ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point

This was built two years ago.

Permalink 1 month ago
RockOnBro 1 point

kudos to you man, your father would be proud. +1

Permalink 28 days ago
sbkspyder 1 Build 1 point

I know this is an old enough thread that I will probably catch crap for posting in it but I wanted to say how touching it was to do this in honor of your father. I'm sure he'd be proud and I'm quite sure everyone on this site will tip their hat to you for such a great build. Congrats and sorry for your loss buddy.

Permalink 22 hours ago
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Evshrug 1 point

Ok I'll bite: why do pre-filled water coolers suck (besides the leaky future, and, you know, the fact that a water pump is supposed to suck too...)? NVidia didn't "lose" the desktop this gen, mostly they haven't cut prices as much as AMD since release. There is also the matter of compute performance... But I don't run scientific programs or bitcoin mining personally, just games, graphic design, & typing for me. I agree about the RAM and Razer Headphone; Razer headphones are kinda like the Beats by Dr Dre of computer audio, and only in rare graphic design scenarios am I hitting against the 8 Gb of RAM I have in my build. HOWEVER, I don't want to sound like Bill Gates saying "We'll never possibly need more than 256k RAM!" or whatever the exact quote was. I wouldn't want LESS than 8 GB right now, and perhaps this was built when the ram cost less. I got 2x4Gb Kingston HyperBlu @$34 when J&R had a sale last year, harder to find 1600mHz RAM for that price today.

Permalink 23 months ago
Evshrug 3 points

Also, doesn't SLI scale better than Crossfire, with less micro-stuttering framerate problems? The GTX 670 was lauded for it's value upon release, AMD basically HAD to lower their prices.

Permalink 23 months ago
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Evshrug 3 points

Lol it's not my GTX 670, but for reference (and according to PCPartsPicker prices), you can get a GTX 670 starting at (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pny-video-card-vcggtx670xpb) $319.99, while the first 7970 I saw on the list was (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax79703gbd52dhv3) $377.99. Not sure how that's quite a bit cheaper. Also, the GTX Titan is easily the fastest single consumer graphics card right now, tho it rarely proves it's value @$1k. I'm not 100% sure, but I am pretty sure Tom's Hardware reports SLI scaling to work better than Crossfire, although AMD is making firmware strides that reduce Crossfire microstuttering and bring the scaling closer to the consistency of SLI. Mostly, I look to Tom's for benchmarking.

For myself, I'll probably pick the best Core i5 I can afford. On an earlier budget I bought an i3 last year, and it has served surprisingly well - my super old/cheap (hopefully replaced soon) GPU is the bottleneck.

I don't think you bashed RAM here (I'm replying from my inbox), but I saw before you expounding the virtues of not overpaying for more ram than the system can use, and mostly I agree with you. Just saying, we'll probably figure out how to use more RAM in the future (though said RAM will be cheaper then).

From my inbox, I forget what I said about headphones, but yeah, generally there are some really overpriced brands of headphones that perform like $35 or $50 headphones, but there are some lesser known makers who make stuff actually worthy of their price (subject to laws of diminishing return and supply/demand, of course). Makes a difference if you actively enjoy music as a hobby.

Good to know about CPU cooling, I'll have to look into phantects products.

Permalink 23 months ago
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Evshrug 2 points

It's fine, I contradict myself all the time as I learn more :) Thanks for the reply, fun to read, useful in parts as well. EG: I don't have $1k to spend on a video card, so that comparison is kinda moot in my life right now, however I was considering upgrading from my Core i3 2105 to an i5 (I'm not really interested in overclocking... Tho do you think the P engineering models without an iGPU are a good deal?). Thanks for the benchmarks offer, but I think I have a good general feel of benchmarks from anandtech and toms hardware.

That new GTX 650 Ti Boost seems interesting, about the same price and performance as a 1 gb Radeon HD7850, though with an extra GB of video RAM. I'm actually looking to pick up a new GPU in the $150-$170 range, trying to decide between a GTX 570 @ $150 after rebates, one of the GTX 650 Ti Boost @ $170 (lower W and TDI), or an HD 7850 with the game bundle.

I agree about the headphones, Beats are fashion clothing as much as headphones, and enjoy an inflated price. Sennheiser is consistently good, I've tried a few other brands as well, right now I love my AKG Q701 (in storm trooper white, tho the black ones look more conservative I guess, I don't get in a twist over that ;).

Aaaaaaanyway, good chatting and thanks again for the reply, happy Easter :)

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Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point

Bought them off of Amazon ( NZXT Blue Leds)

Permalink 20 months ago
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CaptinNether 0 points

BURN IT, IT HAS AN APPLE STICKER!

Permalink 2 months ago
ledozo 0 points

puts in power supply BOMB HAS BEEN PLANTED.

Permalink 2 months ago
JacobChristie 0 points

beautiful, except for the apple sticker

Permalink 2 months ago
RogyAcnodnem 0 points

What's an apple sticker doin on ther hmmmm? +1 for tearjerker and good build.

Permalink 1 month ago

Y U NO BUY AMD 8 CORE CPU?

Permalink 16 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 5 points

prefer Intel

Permalink 16 months ago

Sorry but good choise though. Hopefully this build shall go to heaven...along with Battlefield 4.

Permalink 16 months ago
electonic 3 points

Battlefield 4 going to heaven? like THATS going to happen :)

Permalink 11 months ago
PCMan416 -1 points

AMD's CPUs fail horribly when compared to Intel's i7 series CPUs.

Permalink 5 months ago
Hakumisoso 2 Builds -4 points

Everything is nice but the Apple sticker.

Permalink 21 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 5 points

hey i do own a mac book pro and they are pretty descent

Permalink 21 months ago
lejf.rossi 1 point

not for gaming tho. He has 2 graphics cards.

Permalink 10 months ago

He probably uses it for school work, christ give him a break.

Permalink 3 months ago
PCMan416 -3 points

How well do they perform in games?

Permalink 5 months ago
zrcook911 -6 points

In my opinion you should have gone with 1 780Ti because it is equal to 1 670 and costs less or get 2 and ski witch would be even better.

Permalink 7 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 3 points

built before the 700 series came out

Permalink 7 months ago
LeMonarque 3 Builds 3 points

You see a build with a 3770K and two 670s, and assume it was built after the 780 Ti was released? Dude.

Permalink 7 months ago
Slam_Dragon -14 points

I'd have gone with dual 770's.

Permalink 18 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 7 points

This was built in January the 770's came out in may-june

Permalink 18 months ago
Chazzy 1 Build -14 points

why is this build the highest rated build on pcpartpicker, theres nothing special about this build? no offense..

Permalink 14 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 11 points

idk i think its just the story to it....

Permalink 13 months ago
apdj94 -15 points

The BenQ monitor makes me sick. It's too bad you paid that much for a monitor and it's probably the name that cost so much.

Permalink 16 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 7 points

I actually love this monitor and plan on saving up for 2 more, it has better colors than most TN panels and it has a matte screen which is helpful to me

Permalink 16 months ago
mateuszr 1 Build 3 points

Maybe he got it at a discount? Don't be too fast to criticize others' choices.

Permalink 16 months ago
Halibel -20 points

You wasted so much money it physically makes me ill. I could buy a better processor for cheaper than your keyboard.

Permalink 14 months ago
CosmicUnlimited 5 points

Give him a break. This was built over almost a year and a half ago. Put your money where your mouth is. I don't see you with any builds?

Permalink 11 months ago
PCMan416 4 points

You only say that because you don't know anything about PCs. Your ignorance makes us all PHYSICALLY ill.

Permalink 5 months ago
Javanode 1 Build -21 points

build me a pc you'll go to heaven :( haha

Permalink 25 months ago
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Fluffytaco -31 points

Everything is quite nice, 'OK' RAM, overpriced case and MB, crap keyboard/mouse, and I seriously hope you did NOT pay for your OS, otherwise I like it a lot. *Tiamat Razer...throwing money outta da window 'mate, seems like a pattern in that build.

Permalink 21 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 14 points

Just for your information, the keyboard and mouse are awesome the case I like it( Cases will always be a personal preference ) and you right i didnt pay for my os my dad had at least 30 copies lying around before he passed,also why should you care if im throwing money out of the window I earned it I should be able to spend it as i please.

Permalink 21 months ago
Fluffytaco -10 points

Well this is open to criticism, and I am not telling you what to do, just speaking my mind.

It is my belief you did not properly spend the money, is all. All your major components I liked, and the ones I questioned you can easily dismiss my opinion simply by saying 'I like them' , which you did, so heh, whatever floats your boad mate.

Permalink 21 months ago
BaSkA 3 points

I don't get all that "crap keyboard/mouse"... If you need macros on your keyboard, his choice was awesome. Mamba fits so extremely well on everyone's hand and, even though it has all those "laser mouse issues", it's pretty awesome.

Seriously, sometimes I think whenever people see the name "Razer" or spending quite some money on peripherals, they just go all out nuts.

I agree that the headphones are really bad(Razer and headphones can't go on the same sentence), some research would've helped, but the mouse/keyboard hate does not proceed, in my experience.

Permalink 6 months ago
Tishiablo 5 points

I seriously hope you did NOT pay for your OS

Not paying for an OS that will last 5+ years is ok amirite guys?

Permalink 21 months ago
Fluffytaco -6 points

It is. And it is easy.

Permalink 21 months ago
mrzero -33 points

Your dad are heavy gamer? lol. Can I be your dad. BTW, nice build m8. Well, everything looks good except cables. As you got windowed case, maybe you should do a little touch up.

Permalink 25 months ago
Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 9 points

No he just went around to peoples houses and repaired computers

Permalink 25 months ago
kilotwonine 6 points

Very nice build you have there, and i love your dedication towards your father.

Permalink 25 months ago