Next purchase: Seagate Momentus XT 750GB for my games
Second purchase: Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2-B3 motherboard
Third purchase: Gigabyte Radeon HD7970
Should be spring time here by the time I have all three items.
So just in time to add a 3570K to that shopping list?
Intel i7 5820K (4.5 GHz) | MSI X99A MPower | 32GB Kingston HyperX Fury 2666MHz | Gigabyte Windforcex3 HD 7950 | Samsung 951PRO nVME 512GB | Crucial M550 256GB | Crucial MX200 1TB | Western Digital Caviar Black 2000GB | Samson SR 850 | Zalman ZM-Mic1 | Noctua NH-D15 | Fractal Define R5 | Seasonic X850
Former author of the TankSpot.com Protection Paladin guide
Finally got around to taking pics, so I thought I'd make a new post:
CPU: Intel i7 950 (Link)
Heatsink/CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (Link)
MOBO: ASRock X58 Extreme 3 (Link)
Video Card(1): MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti 2GB (Link)
Video Card(2): MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti 2GB (Link)
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB (Link)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB (Link)
Memory: CORSAIR XMS3 12GB (6x2GB) (Link)
PSU: Thermaltake Black Widow 850W Modular (Link)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi (Link)
Monitor: 23" Dell SR2320L (Link)
Mouse: Logitech M510 (Link)
Keyboard: Logitech Illuminated (Link)
Speakers: Logitech LS21 (Link)
Ignore the dust, I cleaned the filters right after I took the pic.
Inside the case. I'm extremely happy with how organized I was able to get everything using fan power splitters and cable extension(s).
Close up on the motherboard.
Looks nice, but you should turn your PSU around; as it is, it "steals" air from your bottom GPU.
Yeah, I plan on flipping my PSU; in fact, I asked which way it should be facing in this thread a couple days ago. I'm just gonna wait until those extensions and power splitters come in, since I'll have everything unplugged then anyway, should be here sometime early next week (my temps are fine in the meantime, so I'm not too worried).
Thanks for the compliments. =)
Only reason I went with that PSU was because I was aiming at going some sort of custom loop and SLI. Plans changed though.
Anyways, while my computer hardware hasn't changed, my gaming station setup has:
Got a new desk, an APC UPS (you can barely see it on the bottom to the right of the tower), built a rolling platform for the computer case to sit on so I don't have to drag all ~60lbs of it out when I need to open it up, wall mounted my monitor, and got a Logitech racing wheel for playing Dirt 3 and F1 2010 (the wheel is off to the side)
price at intro is set at $225
i7-6700K | Z170 Class. K | 16GB DDR4-3200 | GTX-980ti | Samsung 950 Pro RAID0 | SuperNOVA 1Kw P2 | Lian Li PC-07S
ROG Swift PG348Q | Ducky DSX | Zowie ZA11 | Xonar Essence One | Tannoy Reveal 402
Yeah but why replace what I got when I am not even pushing the damn thing very much? I see no sense in "upgrading" forcing me to buy a new socket type board for almost zero performance increase over what I have. My computer only lacks the inability to maximize graphics on my 1080p monitor now due to the 6870 being somewhat of a budget high performer, as it had no problem running most games at a 1680x1050 resolution near maximum settings. Hence why I am more interested in getting a graphics card before a new processor. I might actually get the motherboard alongside my CPU cooler so that I don't have to take my processor out more then once, found some other websites cheaper then Newegg for certain parts, there is no way in hell I am paying 110 dollars plus shipping for a Corsair H80 on NCIX when I can get it for 95 plus free shipping from Direct Canada.