Description

Used mainly as a work/gaming computer, nothing too serious or high end. Utilizing it also as an HTPC and it's networked with some Apple TV's I have in order to stream things across rooms. I'll be uploading pictures very shortly, but my main issue with the build has been cable management. As for plan for future upgrades, I already added a second fan on the Hyper 212 so it can be a push/pull configuration. The only real upgrade I think I would be doing is instead of using SLI, I plan on just upgrading my GPU to something like a 670. I'd love to see what you all think, so far every time I've come to this site people have been very helpful. The only thing I know I'll hear is "what's the point of 16gb of RAM", well it's cheap and it makes me more comfortable, so that's why. :)

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 4 points

Why 750W and why a non-K CPU?

  • 79 months ago
  • 4 points

PCPartPicker forums, where your custom build MUST have a 3570K or you will be shunned as a nonbeliever.

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

Why not just a 3570k? you can get 'em for about 170 right now

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Only at Microcenter in store pick up. He probably doesn't live near a Microcenter.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly. The closest Microcenter to me is about 250 miles away.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Even so, it's a $10 difference.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

i've heard that best buy will price match if you're within like 300 miles of a microcenter, just what i've heard though

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought all the parts for this about 2 months ago.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Regardless, why not the 3570K? You can get it normally for $220. That's the next generation and unlocked. You got a cooler to cool stock speeds, also, which is weird.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

The 3570K was not at that price when the parts were purchased. As far as speeds go, my processor is unlocked and overclocked right now, so that's why the cooler is on.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

The 3570k has been $220 for months on end..

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally the only modifications I would make for this build would be to upgrade the CPU to a 3570k the motherboard to a Z77 chipset and the video card to at least a Radeon 6870.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

$900 550 Ti

Yeah I'm out.

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

Couple things: Why get a 3rd party cooler if you dont have an unlocked processor? I would have gone with an asus or msi and had the Z77 chipset, also the samsung 830 series has a better lifetime then the M4. Would have gotten a better gpu because that will most likely bottleneck your system.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry if the description didn't appear correctly. The processor is a 2500k, which is unlocked.