Description

This is mostly the remains of an older build that was my personal gaming machine a few years ago, transplanted into a new case. First of all, the pictures may not match the parts list entirely, as I'm still playing with configurations, but the parts list is currently accurate. You may note that the CPU cooler was one of the changes...I went from an Ultra ChillTEC CPU cooler to the Corsair H80 listed below to remedy high temps...which did not change. Case fans got a revamp (bigger, faster, noisier) and I cleaned up the cable mess to allow for better airflow. All of this made me realize 2 things...the Corsair H80 doesn't really want to fit in this case (it will with some smashing and swearing) and that an overclocked i7 950 is nearly impossible to cool. The on board Ethernet went kaput and the motherboard has no USB 3.0 header (but the case has a cable for one) if you wanted to know what the add on cards were for.

This unit is living out its days as my office machine, to keep me warm in the winter. It will soon be auctioned off for charity. Hopefully it will find a new home in a cold climate.

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Comments

  • 91 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you manage to spend 240 on a 570 when you could get a 7870 that would outperform it for the same price?

Also, 24GB of RAM seems like a little overkill, but since you didn't really specify exactly what you're using it for it may not be.

  • 91 months ago
  • 2 points

He owns a computer store so he can afford it. Don't be jelly

  • 91 months ago
  • 1 point

Fail. Please reread his description.

  • 91 months ago
  • 1 point

Because I purchased the 570 before the 7870 was released? And you can never have enough RAM...can always be used to cache the hard drive, make a RAMdisk, etc. Frankly, with the price of DDR3 being so low, I will always be heavy handed with it.

  • 91 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, I did cover that this used to be my gaming rig and is now an office machine in my store.

  • 91 months ago
  • 1 point

1000 watts power supply seems a bit excessive.

  • 91 months ago
  • 1 point

System used to have two GTX480's in SLI, it was quite needed at that point in time.

  • 91 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, so you just kept the power supply... Well then good for you for saving some money.

  • 91 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Extremely hot and easily outperformed these days sadly. Still my work PC at my shop though.

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