Hello everyone, I'll get straight to the point. I'm about to build a new PC for a friend (he's obviously paying me for the parts, and man-hours) and I was wondering if this would suit his needs. I've build plenty of PC's before, but I've been out of the game for about 4 years, so I'm generally unfamiliar with this generations tech. Here are the specs:
Case: NZXT Phantom Mid-tower MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ Fans: 5 in all - 2 intakes in front, 1 intake on side, 2 exhaust on the top CPU: AMD FX-8350 @4.0GHz (WILL OC to ~4.8GHz) Cooling system: ZALMAN LQ-315 liquid cooling system RAM: 16GB (8GB x 2) G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series DDR3 @ 1866GHz PSU: Rosewell Lightning 1000Watt 80Plus Gold HDD: 500GB Western Digital SATA II @ 2Gb/s GPU: PNY nVidia GeForce GTX 660ti 2GB LED: ''12 Blue Cold Cathod
What do you guys think?
Also, my experience with GIGABYTE boards are rough when it comes to Overclocking. Usually I run into trouble when OCing the RAM. On my old PC it would set the clock to 1333GHz when the sticks were actually 1866GHz. I would try to set it up to 1866GHz but the BIOS would give me a fail message and boot up back to 1333GHz... thoughts?
More aboutwill system good frame rates
Looks like a good solid mid to upper-midrange gaming PC. I am a bit confused as to why all the fans are intakes however..
Good question! Well I'm concerned about pressure! It has 5 fans... I'm not sure what the intake/exhaust ratio should be.