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post #1 of 10
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Hey guys,

Could you please tell me what you guys think of my recently built machine ?

Specs:

CPU: Intel i5 3570K (Stock Speeds)
MOB: Biostar TZ77XE4 (Works Surprisingly Great so far !)
GPU: HiS Radeon HD 6870 IceQ X 1GB (Comes in Monday)
PSU: SEASONIC M12II 620W Bronze
Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
HDD: Western Digital WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
DVD: ASUS 24X DVD Burner Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Case: Rosewill Challenger Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (3 Fans)

Total: $750 ~ $755

Feedback and suggestions for FUTURE upgrades welcomed ! thumb.gif
post #2 of 10
That's a nice build. Be sure to start folding for OCN immediately tongue.gif

and BTW. those Asus optical drives are ridiculously loud, or at least mine is. I think I'm gonna be upgrading to a blu-ray drive soon anyway.

Let me know if yours is as loud as mine, and good luck with your new build!
Edited by StormProtocol - 6/9/12 at 5:45pm
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post #3 of 10
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Ha thanks.

So far my optical driver hasn't given me any problems, not too loud or anything.
But then again I've never been a silence love (Unless I'm going to sleep lol)
post #4 of 10
Looks like a nice sturdy build, but WHERE ARE THE PICTURES! biggrin.gif

A 128GB SSD should definitely be in your future. Check out this review for more info.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-recommendation-review,3194.html

As well, I would like to see you up the ante to 8 GB of memory. All in all, should be a sub 300$ upgrade and net you a good amount of performance gain. thumb.gif
post #5 of 10
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Lol sorry forgot about the pics, Will post them soon. It's nothing pretty, trust me ha.

And yeah I set out with a $500 budget and stretched it more and more. Got up to $750 but as of now, can't go any higher (Aside from the CPU cooler I'm buying at the end of the month !

Aside from that, my future upgrades do include an SSD and a Blue-Ray Optical Driver, and in the far future another 6870 to X-Fire (Only when the current one can no longer handle most games on at least high settings !)
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by StormProtocol View Post

That's a nice build. Be sure to start folding for OCN immediately tongue.gif
and BTW. those Asus optical drives are ridiculously loud, or at least mine is. I think I'm gonna be upgrading to a blu-ray drive soon anyway.
Let me know if yours is as loud as mine, and good luck with your new build!

nice and not nice to see people with the same problem mad.gif OP: nice system, but overclock it!!!!
 
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post #7 of 10
Very nice first build thumb.gif It does get addicting and we always want more than we can afford sadly. Ive got like a 2.5k build sitting in my wish lists on Newegg titled "Keep Dreaming" because itll be a while before I can ever build that machine lol.
post #8 of 10
Why don't you grab a graphics card from the OCN Marketplace? I think you can find them better than the 6870.

You can get an OCZ ZT 750W Fully Modular PSU for less than the SeaSonic.

You should use that saved money for a 64GB Crucial M4.

If you can, upgrade the RAM to 8GB. It's becoming the standard at a fast pace now

Good luck!
post #9 of 10
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Ha thanks guys,
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Originally Posted by barkinos98 View Post

nice and not nice to see people with the same problem mad.gif OP: nice system, but overclock it!!!!

Yeah I'm waiting until I can get the Hyper 212 EVO to keep it cool before I even begin the OC process, rather be safe than sorry you know ?
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by TinDaDragon View Post

Why don't you grab a graphics card from the OCN Marketplace? I think you can find them better than the 6870.
You can get an OCZ ZT 750W Fully Modular PSU for less than the SeaSonic.
You should use that saved money for a 64GB Crucial M4.
If you can, upgrade the RAM to 8GB. It's becoming the standard at a fast pace now
Good luck!

Unfortunately I didn't know about the market place for until after I built this pc lol.
But yeah I already blew my budget by over $250. The original budget was $500 lol

I set the budget to it's max at $800, and I've already bought all the parts. But an SSD and more Ram are definitely on my list, but not before I get a better than stock CPU cooler
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