By Colourful_Hippie 47 Comments
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!
- 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.
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