Saturday, February 25, 2012

New Build, it's up and running!


Today I would like to tell you about  my new PC that I built! I faced many troubles throughout the building period of this computer. At first, I couldn't get my PC to POST, I tried everything, removing sticks of ram, the graphics card, and removing the hard drive. Through some experimenting, I found out what was wrong. It was a very trivial thing, but it caused my Computer to not POST. The I/O shield was loose, shorting the whole motherboard and causing my problems! After I got my PC up and running, I played Skyrim and Battlefield 3 for around 7 hours, both games would run slowly on my old computer. With my OC'd graphics card, coupled with my hex-core CPU, I am able to run these games smooth as butter. Below this post, I will put pictures of the finished build, as well as specifications for my old and new computers.

P.S: Kindly ignore the dates on the bottom of the pictures, the date in the camera is wrong.

Specifications of my new PC:
G.Skill 2x4GB DDR3 1333, OC'D to 1337 :)
AMD Phenom II x4 960t @ 3.0 GHz ----> AMD Phenom II x6 1605t @ 3.2 GHZ @ 43 Degrees Celsius idle, and 55 degrees under load.
ASrock 970 Extreme3
Cooler Master Storm Scout (AMAZING!!!)
XFX Radeon 6790
Apevia JAVA 650W PSU

Old PC:
4x2 Samsung DDR2 RAM @ 800 mghz
AMD Phenom I 9750 @ 2.4ghz
Foxconn 880g
LITEon 300w PSU (caused alot of random shut downs)

Be sure to admire the plethora of cables stuffed in to my HDD bay. I have managed to fit them behind the motherboard tray now.

Boxes of all my parts, to give a visual representation.


Anonymous said...

Amazing looking system. 8/10

Maximus Prime said...

So sexy...what was the final cost?

King Saso said...

Looks so much powerful....

Magikalhobo said...

The final cost was around 600 dollars.

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