No worries. Since I built mine on Christmas I haven't checked back until now. Lol.
Actually, the GTX 750 is the best price to performance, but doesn't perform nearly as well is a great new 970.
I was thinking the same thing!
Why did you buy the 750 instead of the 750 Ti? The 750 Ti would cost you $10 more and have better performance.
I don't know what you mean. We must not be on the same page because your parts list says you payed "$475" for "Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (23/46-bit)". It does not say you payed <$99 for just 64-bit...
Well, the 64-bit one is only $99, and the only reason you should need 32-bit is if you have a 32-bit processor, which is not a very commonly seen thing anymore.
How does that video card perform? Nice build.
TWO 980s? You're my new favorite.
Seems like a pretty solid daily use build.
Congratulations on paying the highest price for a $99 operating system! Sorry, I meant, why did you get the 32 and 64-bit version? I like that build you got there! How does it perform? :) +1
That's what I thought. Nice work on the computer though. :)
The story of how that computer came to be is funny. Nice build overall! Also, you description says "Only con so far is that it took forever to attack it." and I don't know if that is a typo or if I can't make sense of it. +1
So many fans in such a small space!
Those aren't the best parts I've seen but for the price they are pretty awesome! How did you get Windows for $20?
So true. Does that card run good?
My dream build would cost me $12,000, so I think I will settle for spending $1,500 on my first computer. HaHaHa...
Why does the video card read "HIS" when it's "HER" computer? Just wondering.
I have a dv6 and it doesn't run to well. That's what I'm using to type this and it is also the reason that I am planning on building a new computer. :) Yours HP looks just like mine. Are the other self-built towers recent or older builds?
I love that CPU. Is that laptop in the last picture an HP dv6 6190-us?
LOL. I still like it.
That is SO cute! I always love tiny computers! +1 No, +2!
Great to hear it's all nice looking! Okay that makes sense I just saw two 1080p screens and wondered if the i7 could handle it, but if it's just spreadsheets and internet I suppose there would be no issues there. :)
I understand this is an entry-level gaming PC that is fully upgradeable (the price reflects that) but why did you not get a graphics card at all? There are some fairly nice cheap ones you could have gotten.
If cable management isn't hard then why didn't you do any. Sorry had to get that out. Seems like a pretty okay computer. I never see them without graphics cards, you said he might add one later. If you were to add a card in there why would you because you said that it didn't need one.
That's quite a strange looking motherboard. I like it. How does that RAM perform, as far as I know that is fast.
Well that's great to hear! Glad he likes it!
I always love looking at mini ITX builds! They are such marvel of performance and small.
I've always like Nvidia and Intel more than AMD, but this build doesn't look too bad. Nice work on getting that computer so cheap, especially because 30% of the build cost is just those monitors! How does it run?
That is a nice build for having spent $500! As hard as I try I always fail to think of how to make a cheap build.
Any chance of getting pictures of the inside uploaded?
Thanks for the tips!
Okay. So about what you said when you first commented, it is a bad idea to overclock with a stock cooler? If I get a good cooler (not water cooled) then what do you think I could overclock my 4GHz processor to?
If I were you I would get ram such as this, http://de.pcpartpicker.com/p/c7nf23, it's also faster ram than what you had in that list. I don't know if you want to get that ram or not so let me know, and I plan on getting this SSD when I build a new computer; http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sandisk-internal-hard-drive-sdssdhp256gg25. Let me know if you have any more questions. :)
Have you overclocked your CPU?
HaHaHa... I like Intel, but nice joke.
There are crack installers, but those aren't, well, how you say... legal, really, so I wouldn't do that if I were you. So your best bet would probably be to try and find someone selling an unused key or something on eBay or Amazon and get an .iso image of the internet to use with your key. Other than that, you should probably buy it at a store or online or ask your friends if they know anyone who has a copy of Windows 8 they don't need. Hope that helps.
Okay, could you please elaborate a bit on that for me, because if you are saying what I think you are I might have a solution.
EDIT: It would help if you could post a link to your parts so that I can see what kind of parts they are.
Don't have bad cable management if you post. Don't.
Nice little build you got going there. Had to comment because when I look at the clock in the morning or at night, it is always 9:11, its so strange! I see 9-11 all over the place haven't seen it anywhere in a while though... Oh wait, this is 9-11!!! :)
Okay, thanks for your help everyone. I know more about processors now and which one to get! :)