Personally I think it's a solid build. If you like the sabertooth then enjoy it. You'll have lots of room to upgrade and that board has some staying power. You'll have fun upgrading this system over the next few years.
Nice build. I've heard the gigabyte graphics cards can be a little on the noisy side.
Overall though, I'm sure you will be happier than a witch in a broom factory with your build.
I like it. If you get the chance to take some clearer pictures we would love to drool over them!
If you were able to stay under budget then I applaud you. Good build for the budget.
Very solid build. Nice job!
That'll be a pretty sweet build. Make sure to take lots of pictures!
Very nice! It looks great inside and out!
Nice build. I approve. Can't wait to see some pictures of it all put together. As much as people dog the sabertooth I love mine. It does everything I tell it to do when I tell it to do it. You managed to put together a very balanced build for what you want to do.
Are you planning on adding a larger hard drive for storage in the future or is that something that you just don't need?
Ok, cool. Like I said, I had to think hard to find anything that could be construed as a negative. That was the best I could come up with.
I really need to clean up the wires some more. One day this week I am going to have to go through the whole things and rewire it.
I'm a fan. I like the build and you cleaned it up nicely.
Trying to think of any negatives... Maybe go up to watercooling if you are going to overclock.
I do have a question. Was the samsung bluray drive worth it? That is an expensive optical drive. I know you can get an Asus bluray for $50 or so and I am just wondering what the difference is other than Samsung being the early adopter of blueray?
Can you post some pictures of its insides? I'd love to see what that beast looks like from the inside.
I would upgrade in the following order as you are able:
Graphics card- NVidia 670 ->
Nvidia will be a bit more expensive $400+
AMD cards will be a little less
CPU- Get whatever AMD card is out. It's next to impossible to pay more than $200 for an AMD card.
In the alternative, you can swap out the motherboard for a board that supports LGA1155 chips and get an i5. You'll find that is the most common configuration for gaming. You're looking at around $325 to make the change over to intel (cheaper if you can catch a good combo deal).
Personally those are the only two suggestions I would make for immediate upgrades. They are expensive upgrades though. The kingston RAM may not be top of the line but it won't give you any trouble either. Some of the people on here hate the OCZ power supplies but I am a firm believer in just keeping an eye on any power supply. Make sure it doesn't collect dust or start running hot and you should be okay. You will hear a lot of quips that you need a SSD. It's worth the money to get one (of any size) but it's just not an immediate enough need to put on the shopping list. So here are what the priorities should be again.
GPU-> CPU -/- CPU & Mobo -> SSD -> New power supply if needed to protect the rig
People on here are sticklers for cable management. Truth be told, it does make a difference. Also it just looks much better. I am personally of a mind that if you want to spend a little bit extra just to get top of the line then it is worth it. Honestly, I am a little jealous of the 680 as are most other people on here. :-) Order that cooler soon though. I am personally a fan of the corsair water coolers. They keep things icy. Also, like most everyone else, I think a SSD boot drive is spectacular to have. Get one for under $110 and you won't regret the extra couple of dollars you spent.
Similar to my build. You should be fine. I don't think you'll catch any crap for any of the parts that you chose. Good job.
Nice balanced build. Should hold up for a while. If you want to go for some improvements I would suggest a SSD first and foremost. The graphics card isn't the newest or shiniest but heck, if you are just doing a little gaming here and there and aren't a snob about graphics settings it'll do the job beautifully.
Went back and did some searching. I think understand the difference between the two cards now.
I have no idea about the cooler on it. That's not something I had given any thought to.
Nice build. I went with the EVGA 670 FTW too and love it.
The panty hose idea is brilliant. Luckily I don't think I need it. All of the fans and fan holes on the case come with dust screens, which I think is absolutely amazing. Like I said, anything that keeps dust and pet hair out is awesome!
I'm not the average computer user. I have varied interests and use my computer for practically every aspect of my life. A beast is what I was going for and a beast it is. A boot time of 2 seconds for windows 8 is just icing on my cake. No load screens for wow was a happy accident.
Meh, there are worse things than a OCZ power supply. Plus, he already stated that if he had known he would have gone with a XFX. OCZ certainly wouldn't be my first choice but it also isn't one I would sneeze at. If it is working when he puts it in, it will probably hold out.
Nice build for just under 1k.
Feel free to let me have it. :-)
I just finished ordering my parts and was looking through other builds. Saw yours and realized that we are going to have really similar builds. I went with the i5 instead of the i7. but other than that it looks like we both had the same basic idea. I'm new to the computer building scene so seeing the positive comments on here gave me a little hope that what I chose was right.