Ok so i've wanted a top end PC for a while and last week decided to treat myself, price wasn't too much of a issue so most the parts are of the higher end of the market. I will now list all the specifications all got in it.
As you can see i forgot to add a wireless card to pick up the wifi signal in my house, so now i have a ethernet cable running up my stairs and into my office, not what i wanted. Now for the good bit's, the pictures.
Now the inside.
So ye thats my new machine, cost me just over £2000 but hey it should last. Any questions let me know
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Feb 8, 13 at 7:17am
I'm not really sure what could be causing the sound issue other than the plug not being fully into the sound card. If it still works just fine with your headphones, that's the only thing I can think of.
In regards to the power supply, the 680 you've got maxes at about 400W. The i7-3770k pulls up to the 160W range without being overclocked. When you bring in overclocking it can jump another 100W. So when you're playing heavy games you're system could be demanding at most 560W while you're limited to 500. This is towards the maximum range assuming you push them to draw that much power. Continuously running your PC like that quickly wears the PSU down though which just makes it less and less efficient until it burns out which can ruin other components. I'd say go to at least a 600W one.
Feb 8, 13 at 4:50am
Nagare I still check on this thread and again to check my spec's when I forget them. When building this I just made sure all the parts went together fine really. What PSU would you recommend if I was to replace the one in there? Had real bad problems with my audio tho. When playing out any audio it sounds so unclear and just broken. Uninstalled my sound card and still have the same problem, have to use headphones at all times now.
Feb 4, 13 at 8:14am
For that price, I would have gone with a larger PSU to be safe and allow some overhead for overclocking in the future. My build with a 3770k and a 7950 has a 750W one so if I need to I can throw in a second 7950 for crossfire.
Since you're watercooling your processor, you should be able to push it further than mine. I have mine clocked at 4.4GHz (~25% overclock) on a CM Hyper 212 Evo.
edit » and I just realized how old this thread was...
Nov 9, 12 at 11:19am
Usually the difference between OEM and Retail drives is that with the OEM drive you receive the drive and nothing else, except the packaging it comes in. Retail drives usually have extras, such as 3.5" adapter brackets (allows the drive to be installed into a 3.5" drive bay), SATA cables, a disc with drivers/utilities on it, etc.
I could not find any specifics about what is included with Intel's Retail SSDs.
Nov 5, 12 at 12:34pm
It will definitely go into your PC and "just work". At the most you may have to go into some windows settings and assign it a drive letter (like the C: and D:) to make it show up.
The "OEM" might mean that they'll only sell you that one, if you buy an entire PC from them and want them to put it in there, but you might want a second opinion.
Nov 4, 12 at 10:54am
If I buy this will it go in to my PC no problem? I want it just for Steam and all my games on there. Also this one has retail next to it, the other has OEM next to it. What does this mean?
Sep 10, 12 at 10:51am
if you're going to be using 2 monitors then just go with the 2 DVI. that card is more than capable of handling them.
Sep 8, 12 at 3:57am
Ok so I'm thinking about getting a second monitor today, I think my graphics card should be able to handle it. What I've read so far is that I need a second port on my graphics card for the second monitor. My graphics card is Graphics Card 4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 680 - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready. Where would I find the second port, my current screen is hooked up by a white cable that looks like a VGA cable but slightly bigger.
Aug 18, 12 at 10:26am
Not to sure deeplove how would i find that out mate? Didn't build it myself, i choose all the equipment and a company built it for me.
Aug 18, 12 at 5:29am
Nice cable management especially with that case.
What temps are you getting on it? One fan up front and the rear pulling in air for the CPU?
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