Description

I built this system for primarily video editing and gaming. So far I'm very pleased with the results. My favorite addition is the Corsair H100 Water Cooler in a push/pull configuration. My least favorite component is the Caviar Black 2TB hard-drive due to how loud it is. My future plans include a SSD (Samsung 840?) and a 3TB Barracuda for storage. Oh, and the Thermaltake Level 10 GT is an AMAZING case for those of you who might be on the fence about buying it. There is nothing this case can't do or fit.

Comments

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

i love twin frozer cards there just sexy.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice looking build, well balanced. Nice Job!

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much. I appreciate your comment.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build but you could have gotten a gtx680 for how much you spent on those two 560ti other than that solid build, just one question how loud is the caviar black, louder than the fans?

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

The GTX680 wasn't an option at the time I built this (Feb 2012) and I really wanted to try an SLI setup. Now that I've done it, I would rather have the one GTX680. The Caviar Black grinds loudly whenever it is being accessed. My box is completely silent except for the hard drive.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

There might be a problem with the HDD. Grinding noises doesn't sound good.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Shoulda gotten a SSD

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

Preaching to the choir. Prices weren't the same at the beginning of this year like they are now. A SSD is the next upgrade.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Should have just gotten one high-end card instead of 2 mediocre 560s. Other than that looks pretty nice. The case is pretty sweet. :p

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, they will be getting replaced in about 6 months or so with a high-end single card. SLI is a pain in the butt.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Star Wars fan? I see the speeder in the background lol

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly I don't think that the Level 10 GT is worth the money, there are many $120 cases that have the same amount of space, and look really good.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

You have to own one to really appreciate it.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess, but I don't know how anyone could justify to spend that much on a case that's worth maybe $150.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

For when you built this, its an amazing machine!! if it was a recent build the computer gods would have went all armageddon on your butt :P ~

The non Pro 840 isn't worth the money used to make the product. The 840 Pro on the other hand has some amazing responses and supposedly made with some great internals. The only way I could possibly justify that case over higher teared GPU, is if the case was on sale: ~ - - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7151733&SRCCODE=LINKSHARE&cm_mmc_o=-ddCjC1bELltzywCjC-d2CjCdwwp&AffiliateID=Es5Ekr9eEBk-5axaprRhiYKM8KcAT_Evuw

------But even then for $179.99 I'd be hard pressed not going with half a dozen other cases, and yes I've had my hands on this case before

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I totally hear you. All components were bought in January and February of 2012. Not long after this build, Intel released the new chipset and the 6 Series cards from NVIDIA rolled out. :( But, if I continued to wait for the latest and greatest, I never would get anything built. I'm a little lost about what you're talking about regarding the 840. 840 Pro?

And I agree with you all that the cost of the Level 10 GT is ridiculous. But, I saw it, I fell in love with it, I based my build around it. Happy? Oh yeah, I simply LOVE this case.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

"Happy? Oh yeah, I simply LOVE this case." <--- This is what to many people forget. If you are happy, that is all that matters!! I'm glad you are happy with your system and I'm sure you are proud of it every time you look at it. Happy Gaming!

Well I've been reading reviews on the 840 and there seems to be a huge difference between the 840 and 840 Pro.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Apropo, what in my system is the 840? That is what has me confused. :( ?? And thank you for your constructive comments.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

lmao not in your system, your description you said you might upgrade to it. _^ you said :" My future plans include a SSD (Samsung 840?) "

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohh... Duh. I forgot I mentioned that. And I hear what you're saying. I'm watching the development of the current 840s (since they are new) as opposed to just dropping in a tried and true 830. Thanks for the heads-up about the 840 Pro. Haven't heard about that yet.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

That cable management. Nice job on the build. Looks good for when you built it.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much. The cable management took a looong time. But the cable extenders, in white, from NZXT made the job easier and look great. I appreciate your comment.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanna ask you one question. How the hell did you get $3000?!?!?!?

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I'm 40 and have a steady income that allows to spend some money on myself every now and then. Income tax money paid for this build. ;-D

Oh, and I suppose I should mention that the prices here don't reflect the actual money spent. I already had the Dell 24" monitors but bought them many years ago. Back then they cost $800. I just included similar models into this build to show what displays I'm using. I actually spent under $2000 on this build due to bundles and sales. PCPartPicker will always be on the high side of system build costs.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

have you had any problems with the Twin Frozers? Mine is getting to 138 F and the fan speed is set to auto, but when i put it to max so it stays cool, it shakes around and makes alot of noise