Description

Hello everybody, this is the build I purchased in Black November from Newegg. I'm a Software Engineering and Computer Science Dual Major, and I'm wanting to build a computer that can conquer not only my Major's, but also any game out there. I know a lot of you might think the Motherboard is a little pricey, but I decided to go for it because of the ease of OC'ing it provides, along with the sharp look, the high quality product of MSI, and I got it in a combo with the i7-3770k for $50 off, so its only ~$149. Oh, and it comes with free 8gb (2x4) G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 1600 ram. I went with the EVGA GTX 4gb 670 FTW w/backplate edition because its the same PCB as the 680, has great speed, and a high quality video card, as well as 4gb of virtual memory.

Also, all these prices are lies. I got this build for much, MUCH, cheaper.

i7-3770k & MSI Z77 MPOWER - $442

Corsair H80i - $80

Memory - Free w/ Combo

OCZ Vertex 4 128GB - $75

OCZ Vertex 4 256GB - $150

EVGA 670 4gb FTW+ - $450

Rosewill Thor V2 Case - $70

Corsair 750W - $70

Asus VH236H 23.0 - $120

Shipping - Free

Tax - None

Total - $1460

Although, I'll probably more than likely, just for the hell of it, buy another 8gb of G.Skill Ripjaws 8gb of ram for ~$40.

ALSO, This build was Just purchased (Parts will be here estimated Tuesday/Wednesday) because well, its black friday. So with that being said, be patient on the pictures, folks. I'll have them put up probably Monday-Wednesday, depending on when the parts start to come in. :)

Comments

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty nice build. Seeing you ordered this all today it's too bad you missed this deal.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-151-088&SortField=2&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1#scrollFullInfo

It's 100w less but would have done you good. Good luck with it though.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I think its recommended minimum 750W psu for sli 670's??? (he might want sli option in the future) not sure on this though can someone confirm?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

You can SLI 2 670's with a 750w. However, I don't know if I would ever do that - Seeing as I chose the EVGA 670 FTW+ with 4GB of virtual ram, that will be able to handle anything I can throw at it. I always like to overkill it a little bit on the wattage though - I guess you can say I like to play it safe, plus its always good to have not only room for improvement, but spare wattage.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a very good deal, especially on a 80+Gold fully Modular Seasonic! Although I got a decent deal on the corsair, its not modular, but ahh, I can live without it.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

FINALLY. This is one of my favorite builds I have seen in awhile! Only thing I would've changed, is maybe a better monitor, but still! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE SOME PICS!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

The monitor was the least of my concerns, honestly. I wasn't going to initially by one, but I had some extra bang left because of the savings (Had an initial $1600 budget), so I decided to pick up a cheap yet decent monitor.

But thanks, the only thing I would have changed though is the SSD. I really wanted a 500gb Vertex 4... However, they sold out FAST. Oh well, I still got 256 and 128 for cheap.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, just today, for fun I went out to Best Buy too see if they had some good deals, and I picked up a 27" 5ms 1920x1080 LED monitor, it was on sale from $400 to $200, they had 2 left in stock! I don't know alot about Raid, but maybe see if you can put them in Raid0, it's SUPER fast.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

RAID 0 with SSDs is a little silly. It cuts the reliability in half, and then you lose everything if one of them dies.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, I really don't kinow much about Raid, just heard it's fast.l Thanks for the info also!

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

for the prices you paid for the items you got, quite an amazing setup. Because you might be using this computer for Software Engineering you probably could very well benefit from having 16GB of ram or more. Enjoy your rig.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, and for an additional $40, I probably will. I don't really have anything to lose.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you get two ssds with different capacities? I personally would have gotten two 128gb drives and put them in raid 0, and put the saved cash towards an hdd for storage, if needed.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

he has a 1TB reused barracuda drive, and its perfectly fine to RAID different size drives as long as they accumulate to less than 1TB

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't plan on putting either of them in raid. Honestly, that's just extreme overkill for ssd's, especially vertex 4's, which are some of the best.

And I also have a 7200rpm 1tb barracuda drive for other storage.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get the H80i for $80?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I bought this one a few days ago actually, and I had some gift cards from previous purchases. But everything else, except the case (Also had a $20 discount), is just from Black november deals.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

This seems like an amazing build, just one thing... DA BEARS!

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

Haha, thanks. Oh, and its going to be a close one in the NFC North. Bears up by one now with that loss last night, but we already have 1W on ya.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright guys, as promised uploaded some pics. Took about 5 hours to build, including installation of the OS. (including downloading the OS from dreamspark, roughly 30 minutes)

BUT, in the final verdict, everything runs great. Timed the start up to roughly 6-7 seconds, extremely fast. Everything loads instantly, or near instant. Very satisfied.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW. for that deal you got mobo + CPu - 50$ AND FREE RAM, take it!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think you have room for SLI in that case? I can't really tell from the pictures. Also I didn't see a Sound Card...are you just using onboard Audio? Very nice setup though, I am looking to do the same.