It never ceases to amaze me how many expansion slots these old PCs tend to have.
Good god, even with all that use, I can't fathom using that much storage for anything.
An interesting little blast from the past. Were that my machine, I think I'd swap out the 560 for a 750 Ti or 950 to squeeze a few more years out of it. And, as fn230 suggested, throw in a cheap sound card.
None of that matters.
I have to be (brutally) honest here, I wouldn't call your build very well-balanced. You are right in saying Asus boards are reputable, but you are also right in saying that it is overkill. I would never pair a G3258 with a motherboard of that caliber, particularly because it is only 2-core/2-thread; games are being written for more cores nowadays. I'd have stepped the chip up to at least a Haswell i3, preferably an i5. I say this because in early 2014 I built a rig with an FX chip for roughly $250 less... oddly enough, that FX chip is better than the G3258 for gaming. I paired it with a GTX 760 and it was a pretty good pair, but a weaker chip with a stronger (960) card doesn't bode well, at least in my book.
I also have to express concern about the power supply. Tom's Hardware has the unit you have listed as Tier 3 if I am reading the list right, meaning it's not for serious overclocking. It looks like you have that G3258 overclocked by about 800Mhz. I don't think you'll have any problems, but it's something I thought I'd mention.
I hate to be brutal, and I don't mean any disrespect, so please don't take any offense.
Other than those things though, you've got some quality parts. I agree with your choice of motherboard, overkill as it may be, and Corsair generally makes good cases. I have to admit that I didn't know EVGA made memory, haha.
Heh, I've been procrastinating doing so. I'll get around to it when I'm not busy.
You know, every day I look at my rig. And I think, "yeah, I've got a pretty decent build." But then I look at beautiful builds like these and think, "damn, that makes my rig look like crap, even though performance-wise it's not that different."
Nice work, +1.
This might be the first I've ever heard of someone putting 650 Ti Boosts in SLI. But dang does that look nice! After those upgrades you'll have some nice spare parts for a secondary rig.
Prefer the old design. But, beggars can't be choosers, I guess. Thanks for actively working to improve PCPP.
Very accurately matched parts. I like the choice of motherboard as well
Not a bad build. The CPU and GPU are a good match for each other. A bit overkill on the memory though.
Whoops! Saved over my completed build! That's not right!
Nicely done. A lot better than most things I see in offices still running XP. I've heard some bad things about Kingston's V300 SSDs, though.
That's a pretty nice build for the price... where did you get a 270x for $90...?
Oh, that is beautiful. Congratulations, man.
Do you have anything to recommend for an SSD on a SATA 2 interface? I'm looking for one to extend the life of my laptop; everything's pre-fail on my current mechanical HDD.
Sorry about that. Fixed the memory. I have two sticks, 4gb each.
That's a mistake. I did actually use the XPG V1.0 sticks, two of them at 4GB each.
Yeah, I'm aware of that now. This is my first build, so for all intents and purposes I really didn't know any better. Still, I have had zero problems with the PSU pertaining to performance or reliability.