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post #1 of 1 Old 11-15-2012, 12:27 PM - Thread Starter
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There is a meaning behind the name but im not gonna bother explaining it for now smile.gif. This is my first gaming pc that i built. It took about 2 days to build including proper cable management for maximum cooling performance. Im looking for maximum hardware stability so i will be going through a variety of stress tests for a 1 week time period.

Case: Corsair Carbide 400r http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139008
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131819
PSU: Antec HCG-750 750W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049
CPU: i5-3570k @ 3.4ghz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
Heatsink: Currently using stock heatsink
RAM: 8 Gigs of corsair vengeance LP http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233389
GPU: PNY GTX660ti http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133467
SSD: Samsung 830 128GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147137
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Keyboard: Steelseries 6gv2
Mouse: Logitech MX518
Monitors 21"5 Lg and 24" HP


Total cost of setup(estimate): $1800

Once I know the pc is 100% stable, I am planning on adding 2 more case fans for a total of 5 fans. I might also overclock later so i would get an aftermarket heatsink(preferably the hyper212 EVO) if i go that route. I am also planning on changing my mouse maybe within the next 2 months. Still unsure of the longterm plan for the gpu. Im deciding whether or not to add a second gtx660ti or just replace the card with something better but either way, i wont be touching the gpu for at least a year or two.

I know a lot of people that ask me why i went with PNY for the video card when i should have went with something like MSI or EVGA. Its not that i distrust those 2 companies but i have had a lot of good experience with PNY and so far they have not let me down so until they do, im sticking with them.

PICS WILL BE ADDED ONCE ALL THE STRESS TESTING and STABILITY CHECKUPS ARE COMPLETE

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