I Think I'm Ready for Next-Gen

Finally, after much planning, research, and work, I have finally brought my dream PC into existence! My previous build isn't exactly a light weight. It was one of those Alienware X51's but I decided to swap out the video card with a 660 ti and it was more than able to handle it (but that's just about it because of PSU constraints).

My PC before that was a "gaming laptop" so clearly I know a thing or two about making bad decisions...but no longer! I have finally wised up and put together the PC that I have wanted for quite some time and it came together just in time to be ready to tackle the upcoming next-gen so without further ado here are some specs and pics!

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  • Phantom 410 case
  • i7 4770k (Haswell)
  • Asus Z87-A
  • XIGMATEK 92mm HYPRO Bearing CPU Cooler
  • Seagate 2 TB 7200 RPM HDD
  • 128 gig SanDisk SSD
  • 2x4 gig 1866 G.Skill RAM
  • GTX 660ti
  • Seasonic modular 750w PSU

So I went with Haswell for the new mobo architecture more than anything and I went i7 because I'm into emulation. I didn't feel the need to go for a sabertooth mobo because the one I have seemed just fine and the CPU will be more than enough to handle the faster 1866 RAM speed. As for the video card, I went with the one that I have in my alienware, the card is OK and will last until around Black Friday which will be when I intend to pick up a GTX 770 (I want to play Watchdogs with all the pretty visuals!). I was thinking about going 780 but I know that the first thing I'll have to swap out to stay next-gen competitive would be the video card so I'll go 770 and then maybe 880 next year. Oh and it's running Windows 8 because I removed it from my old PC and put it on here.

Only things left would be a wifi adapter that I don't need at this moment, 8 more gigs of RAM that I'll also pick up around Black Friday, and then a bluray drive to replace the PS3 that I'll eventually be selling and oh right, almost forgot pictures.

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If there's one that is extremely noticeable it's how quiet the thing is and the stupid fast boot time because of the SSD (5~8 seconds)

Feel free to leave your thoughts, suggestions, or possible insults below, thanks