Building Another Need Reviews.


Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range:$0.01 - $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Streaming Video

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Storage HDD's

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any. except Ebay.


Parts Preferences: NONE

Overclocking: Yes and no. If it's quiet.

SLI or Crossfire: Not a fan of SLI; bad experiences.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I want a quiet gaming computer. Everyone I know has a really loud computer. I want mine to be a silent killer.


I have built a few computers now but alwasy suck when it comes to building one for myself. Please let me know what you think of this build. Brutal honesty would be great.

This is what i was thinking about. I looked at the March 2012 system builder for the $2600 machine and loved that case but wasnt too happy that xfire isnt really an option. I want the option.

Monitor: Acer 24" $178.99
Keyboard: Logitech G19 $169.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990fx $144.99
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 |x 4| $639.96
RAM: G.Gskill Ares 16GB (4x4GB) $89.99
Processor: FX-8150 $249.99
Optical: LG 12x $79.99
Harddrive: 80GB SSD |x 3| $389.97
Case: Ultra Defender Mid-Tower $99.99
Power Supply: Ultra 850-Watt $125.96

I like the Ultra case and Ultra power supply because of the lifetime warranty. Not many are doing that anymore, nice to have incase i lose a screw or stuff breaks. Im down for anything. I think the total of this build is
TOTAL = $2359.45

What do you guys think? 4 vid cards sounds fun to mess with, have yet to do something like this especially on something i own. I usually grab a beast of a vid card so i dont need a second hehe. I want to keep this as quiet as possible and still be beast. I am taking all suggestions. Im not sure if this build is goign to be too quiet lol. ;)
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  1. 2 Sapphire Radeon 7870s will murder 4 7770s and consume MUCH less power. An i5-2500k is the best gaming CPU ever made. It outperforms ANY FX and AMD Processor by a huge margin. So I'd get the CF 7870s, i5-2500k and an ASUS P8Z68-V/Gen3. That will run circles around your build. For gaming, 16Gb RAM is overkill. No game uses more than 6GB, so 8GB is the recommended sweet spot.
  2. @Gary1

    How quiet do you think that build would be?
  3. Most likely a low hum.
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