OK OK OK, I have used this thread to build two PC's in the last couple of months (for friends) and they have been pretty damn boss.
Now it's my turn. My PC was hit by a spike when I got my electrical meter upgraded and it fried everything. I underclocked it, replaced the RAM and tweaked a few things and got it going again, but it has been limping along for about 6 months, can only run TF2, and is now shutting down when I turn on the printer hahaha.
So, I am going to be doing this upgrade in bits because I am poor (I spend a lot of money on motorbikes).
Steve, whaddya reckon.
- i5 2500K - $218
- ASRock Z68 Extreme (as specced) - $170
One or two grfx cards.
I'm pretty sure the 6870 I'm running and the PSU are both fine (I tested them on one of the builds I was doing) so round one will get me up and running, round two will finish her off.
I'll be doing some case-mods for cabling (Antec 900 v1) and MAY need to update my CPU cooler to water (currently a Noctua UH-N12P).