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This is for you dad [First Time Build]
by Dukex1011
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Description

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

EDIT:ALSO ,PEOPLE PLEASE DON'T FEEL SORRY FOR ME...thanks

Part List
Details
Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.4GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle30.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load50.0° C
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.23Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.11Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle30.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load64.0° C
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unscriiptehd 72 points 15 months ago

This..this is beautiful

 
 
canadajarod 63 points 5 months ago

no... this is patrick

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 17 points 15 months ago

yep

 
 
Hakumisoso [2 Builds] 59 points 10 months ago

Apple sticker is not so beautiful...

 
 
coolman 32 points 9 months ago

What about allienware sticker, it sucks your money alive!

 
 
GeorgeBD 2 points 4 months ago

Where is this?

 
 
coromd 2 points 3 months ago

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.

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coromd 2 points 1 month ago

...what? Alienware's don't use any more power than any other computer of equal specs. Gaming computers in general use buttloads of power.

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coromd 2 points 1 month ago

I don't think any gaming PC is energy efficient. It's like a tractor that gets 50MPG while towing a heavy load.

 
 
XilDubstepliX -3 points 12 days ago

i love my gtx 750 ti for its close to 660 performance, she overclocks like a beast.

 
 
XDestroyer 2 points 4 months ago

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

 
 
yoyoyo109 3 points 3 months ago

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

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 17 points 8 months ago

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

 
 
sffick [1 Build] 29 points 15 months ago

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

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 4 points 15 months ago

thanks

 
 
jfree232 20 points 15 months ago

an ssd would be nice

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 15 months ago

Yeah planing on getting one

 
 
IamApropos [2 Builds] 15 points 15 months ago

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

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 4 points 15 months ago

thanks

 
 
IamApropos [2 Builds] 3 points 15 months ago

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.

 
 
ryanvoyles1 3 points 15 months ago

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.

 
 
xmiidnight [1 Build] 8 points 15 months ago

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

 
 
Chava990x 4 points 15 months ago

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

 
 
Computer_Monkey 3 points 12 months ago

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

 
 
seaboundgiraffe 3 points 10 months ago

man I wish I had a $3000 pc budget

 
 
Ventrus [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

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

 
 
OutspaceLeo 2 points 10 months ago

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

 
 
Really2n2 2 points 8 months ago

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

 
 
CheyTac [4 Builds] 2 points 6 months ago

This is beautiful..

 
 
MrGromit 1 point 15 months ago

Great story and cool build. Enjoy!

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 0 points 15 months ago

will do

 
 
Bseagull 1 point 15 months ago

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

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 3 points 15 months ago

thanks worked really hard on it

 
 
Apach3 [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

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?

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

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

 
 
brandonmorgan1234 1 point 15 months ago

Very nice

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Fuzsion [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

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

 
 
TheGamerator [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

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

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] -1 points 15 months ago

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

 
 
TheGamerator [1 Build] 1 point 15 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

 
 
Smily 1 point 15 months ago

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

 
 
johnwaskins 1 point 14 months ago

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.

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

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

 
 
Kofi96 1 point 14 months ago

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

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 0 points 13 months ago

JVC boombox

 
 
Codyteen 1 point 14 months ago

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

 
 
scythium 1 point 13 months ago

Nice work, Keep being awesome!

 
 
allchrispy 1 point 13 months ago

Borderlands... nice!

 
 
TheAmazingNZ [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Sorry for your loss, and this PC is Magnificent!

 
 
TheVanguard [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

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

Nice build

 
 
Renforth 1 point 13 months ago

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.

 
 
that1personxx 1 point 13 months ago

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

 
 
Evshrug 1 point 13 months ago

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

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 12 months ago

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

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Scottk2000 1 point 12 months ago

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?

 
 
Scottk2000 1 point 12 months ago

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

 
 
Winniedapoonbear 1 point 12 months ago

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

 
 
UNCLe_LEGO123 1 point 12 months ago

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

 
 
gtmsnba13 1 point 12 months ago

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

 
 
ElloMello 1 point 12 months ago

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

 
 
creepersahoy 1 point 12 months ago

Borderlands 2!

 
 
Marcopolo 1 point 11 months ago

Yeaahhh beatiful, he definitly would be proud..

Some led's would cool

 
 
Marcopolo 1 point 11 months ago

Yeaahhh beatiful, he definitly would be proud..

Some led's would cool

 
 
SilentGalaxy 1 point 11 months ago

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

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

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

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Crit 1 point 11 months ago

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

 
 
Bartmanicus [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Borderlands 2, I love that game so much :D

 
 
GTXAMD 1 point 10 months ago

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

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 10 months ago

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

 
 
purpletalon 1 point 9 months ago

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

 
 
Really2n2 1 point 9 months ago

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.

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 9 months ago

thanks

 
 
coolman 1 point 9 months ago

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.

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 4 points 9 months ago

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

 
 
coolman 1 point 9 months ago

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

 
 
mhoward48 1 point 9 months ago

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.

 
 
logan0 1 point 9 months ago

Haha, we have the same AC3 background!

 
 
ColdELITE [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Damn, nice build dude.

 
 
RamonWilliams84 1 point 8 months ago

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

 
 
bennyboy968 1 point 7 months ago

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

 
 
Hakumisoso [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

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.

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 0 points 7 months ago

what are you talking about it says 11

 
 
Hakumisoso [2 Builds] 0 points 7 months ago

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

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 0 points 7 months ago

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

 
 
Rayyo 1 point 7 months ago

how did you decide to get liquid cooler versus noctua?

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

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

 
 
DontJudgeMeBro 1 point 7 months ago

This is really great!

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manirelli [Staff] [1 Build] 2 points 7 months ago

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

 
 
TristynCraig 1 point 7 months ago

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

 
 
SgtTherin [1 Build] 1 point 7 months ago

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!

 
 
Piixlates 1 point 6 months ago

Nice build :D

 
 
SeanM [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

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.

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 6 months ago

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

 
 
chowsownsomepizza 1 point 6 months ago

Y U NO BUY AMD 8 CORE CPU?

 
 
chowsownsomepizza 1 point 6 months ago

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

 
 
electonic 1 point 1 month ago

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

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 6 months ago

prefer Intel

 
 
swaggernaut 1 point 6 months ago

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

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks, and its ok

 
 
SparkPlaysMC 1 point 6 months ago

You Sir, are a BOSS PERSON!

 
 
aphelps231 1 point 6 months ago

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 :)

 
 
DDawg426 1 point 5 months ago

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?

 
 
ixRAZORxi [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Why is this so high ranked???

 
 
mateuszr [1 Build] 2 points 5 months ago

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

 
 
devo456 1 point 5 months ago

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.

 
 
mateuszr [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

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

 
 
devo456 1 point 5 months ago

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

 
 
mateuszr [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

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

 
 
devo456 1 point 5 months ago

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

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mateuszr [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

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.

 
 
devo456 1 point 5 months ago

Ok, Thank you so much. This helps me a lot.

 
 
mateuszr [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

No problem. Glad to help. :)

 
 
Starlana [2 Builds] 1 point 5 months ago

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

 
 
CyberNerdNoah 1 point 5 months ago

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

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mateuszr [1 Build] 2 points 5 months ago

Seriously? Are you really asking that?

 
 
sinistersalami 1 point 5 months ago

oh no dad is kill

 
 
Fonnz 1 point 5 months ago

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

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raf.roland 1 point 4 months ago

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

 
 
HD7ames [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

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.

 
 
PCModder 1 point 4 months ago

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

 
 
toro228 1 point 4 months ago

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

 
 
Topdogjr 1 point 3 months ago

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!

 
 
srahulbose 1 point 3 months ago

Thank you for sharing :-)

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Soarin 1 point 2 months ago

Very noice c::DAMNRIGHTISCNECSORJFTG:AERNFAGBvdf v

 
 
cecost 1 point 2 months ago

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.

 
 
Zylos 1 point 2 months ago

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

 
 
Stephni 1 point 2 months ago

D'aww..

 
 
Police5785 1 point 2 months ago

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

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 2 months ago

really good, temps stay pretty low even under full load

 
 
Police5785 1 point 2 months ago

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

 
 
Jozmtr 1 point 2 months ago

Dude. +510. =P

 
 
Earleinator 1 point 2 months ago

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

 
 
bradfuller99 1 point 1 month ago

Damn it OP you made me tear up a bit.

 
 
xxhansonmaxx 1 point 1 month ago

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

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

yes

 
 
Camboy05 1 point 1 month ago

How'd this get so many upvotes?

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

i guess it was my story behind it

 
 
stebo [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

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.

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

thanks

 
 
hockeyman13 1 point 1 month ago

You must Love your dad!

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

yep

 
 
netroshark 1 point 1 month ago

Cool build man

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

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

 
 
Blaster5968 1 point 1 month ago

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

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

its cool and yes we are fine thanks

 
 
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SteveChannelSht 1 point 1 month ago

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

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

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

 
 
Illusionary 1 point 1 month ago

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

 
 
Mmedina000 1 point 29 days ago

No RAM or Storage?

 
 
orangyvv 1 point 24 days ago

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

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 23 days ago

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

 
 
otisriedel 1 point 12 days ago

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

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 10 days ago

looks pretty solid

 
 
jimfed67 1 point 11 days ago

Any issues with the H100i leaking?

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 10 days ago

nope

 
 
Xephos1001 1 point 11 days ago

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

 
 
lejf.rossi 1 point 6 days ago

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

 
 
Jozmtr 1 point 1 day ago

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

:D

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 1 day ago

it happens

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Evshrug 0 points 13 months ago

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.

 
 
Evshrug 2 points 13 months ago

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.

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Evshrug 2 points 13 months ago

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.

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Evshrug 1 point 12 months ago

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] [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Bought them off of Amazon ( NZXT Blue Leds)

 
 
Newbie1998 [1 Build] 0 points 9 months ago

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

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

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

 
 
Newbie1998 [1 Build] 0 points 8 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!

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

dont fret to much about it, its really easy

 
 
MarcG 0 points 9 months ago

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

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 0 points 8 months ago

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

 
 
DasSp0rk 0 points 7 months ago

is this a good computer for gaming and recording?

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

sometimes both

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CAK3_1S_A_LI3 0 points 3 months ago

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

 
 
Chazzy [1 Build] -1 points 3 months ago

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

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 3 months ago

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

 
 
Hakumisoso [2 Builds] -2 points 10 months ago

Everything is nice but the Apple sticker.

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

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

 
 
lejf.rossi 1 point 6 days ago

not for gaming tho. He has 2 graphics cards.

 
 
Slam_Dragon -2 points 7 months ago

I'd have gone with dual 770's.

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 7 months ago

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

 
 
apdj94 -3 points 6 months ago

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.

 
 
Dukex1011 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 3 points 6 months ago

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

 
 
mateuszr [1 Build] 2 points 5 months ago

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