Description

This is my first desktop build, all parts were ordered except ones listed as custom (monitor hasn't been ordered yet). Will be used mostly for gaming and 3D gaming. Building was easy the case is spacious however one issue with the case is that the two front USB 3.0 needs an adapter to plug into the Mobo so they had to run to the back panel (hence the black cord running to the back) for now until I get the adapter. Also it could of came with more mounts as I had to mount the 2nd HDD on the back side.

Component Breakdown:

Video Card- GTX 670 OC Power Edition $355
CPU- Pretty Standard Will be overclocking -$220 With S/H $582

Storage- Awesome SSD -$97.5
PSU- Said to be solid -$80
CPU Cooler- Solid Cooler -$31 With S/H $208.5

Case- Awesome looking case. Supports the USB 3.0. -$65
MOBO- Popular board. Cant go wrong -$130
Memory- Fast memory pretty cheap -$26 With S/H $221

Total $1011.5

Monitor- ViewSonic 24" 3D $400 with taxes and S/H

Comments

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Jealous of that monitor. Nice balanced build though. Cable management is lacking a little.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

it looks like the eight pin is routed where the 24 pin should be routed. The 8 pin should go straight up the back of the MB to that hole up there at the top :P. Would clear up some of that tangle.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya once I get that adapter it will wont look so bad with two cords running across the whole thing out the back... also tidy'd up and twist tied all those bottom cords so there a lot neater.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

(builder clap) great build!! and Finally eh? you've been working on this thing for a while. Curious why you don't have your 8pin going to the hole at the top of the motherboard?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Built on this past Wednesday just getting pics together now lol. That one was actually really tight and was having trouble on that top hole, so gave up and went down a hole made it easier...

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad at all, but you could've fit a 7970 in there.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

That case somewhat reminds of the Phantom 410 yet it looks cooler...

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd of got a different case, the zalman Z11 is a bit tight and isn't that good for airflow

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Buys GTX 670

Expects to get 144hz in 3D

Wat

Still jealous and nice build!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

The 144Hz is for 2D only. 3D is at 120Hz

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

You can use 144Hz for 3D. The reason why they require 120Hz for 3D is so you can have the 3D shutter effect and still pull 60 fps. The shutter is when the glasses alternate the closing of the lenses for every period (the period = seconds per refresh, it is also the reciprocal of Hz). So if it is 120Hz then the shutter will have each lense exposed for 60 refreshes, or 60fps. so if it is 144Hz then you eyes will notice 72fps.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes but this monitor only uses 120 Hz for its 3D

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice! It looks great inside and out!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I ask what kind of fps do you pull out of games you play?

I am building a system of my own and will really appreciate that information.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

Not sure havent even been able to install the games on it yet lol. Been busy. Prob looking at 50-70 fps for games like Crysis 2

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah around the 50 mark for crysis 2 but still would have gone with an amd card

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

kinda like my upcoming build, except i'm getting GTX 660. Nice job

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

This is a great build, I shouldn't need to criticize the cable management, I hope it is temporary.

Also if you are doing extreme OCing on that board I'd be a little wary. The VRM on that is a little inefficient (there is a lot of ripple, lower frequency per voltage). But that doesnt matter if you are a casual OCer. But if you want to delve into extreme water cooling loops, LN2, etc. you would want something like the UD3H

But I may just be making a big deal of nothing granted you cant fit it

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I wont be OCing anything crazy.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

well as per most professional tests the sweet spot for the i5-3570k is 4.2/4.5 and that board can definitely handle that. Anything higher has to great of deminished returns to really be considered beneficial unless running a water cooler and then you are correct a better board with better power setup would be recommended.

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