Dat core 2 quad :D +1 for cable management, looks better than half the builds on this site.
I'm glad to see an APU being put in an htpc. This is how they're meant to be used. Nice build! +1
I dont think that an "affordable" build would be $1400, but whatever. You gonna OC that 8350? +1
Finally, an air 540 build that actually utilizes water cooling! This is amazing. Oh, and +1 for submerging the 7990. That thing gets hot and loud with a normal heatsink.
Nice build! I would go with a pci/pcie wifi card, opposed to a USB one. They've got a bit more range.
Lol, your case is the most expensive part x). You really got some solid prices on the components, nice job! +1
The bang for your buck is strong with this build. +1
That green color scheme is sooooooo sexy x) +1
Way to work with a budget! +1 for Linux :D
Why not get a second 480? SLI those badboys. +1 for the build, and for the Ubuntu machine next to it :3
Nice build, but your cables are a bit messy. +1
Nice LED strip. +1, because LEDs make anything better.
No, I just realized that they dont make mini itx boards for fx. You could always upgrade to one of the new kaveri apus, though.
A mini-itx AMD build? +1. You could have gone with an fx-series CPU, but whatever. Nice case choice!
The only place for a 290 to be is underwater. Nice build! +1
+1 for Kaveri! How's the APU performing?
Almost $900 for this thing. Owch. You could've done waaay better for the money.
Solid build! I would have gone with an FX-seris CPU at that price, but no matter. It gets the job done, right? :) +1
No pics? No description? No upvote :(. -1 for a fake build.
+1 for Ubuntu :3. But seriously, you could have gotten a few 290's with aftermarket heatsinks (Dual-X,DCUII,etc) to get the same performance and cooler temps.
That would be perfect!
I hate to downvote this because of cable management, but your case came with grommets. USE THEM. Also, you don't need a 750w PSU. A 500w would have sufficed.
Ugh.. Another fake build. - 1
This is awesome :D I know the case was dirt cheap, but it looks pretty sexy with that red fan on the side. +1 for fitting in an SSD in a $550 build.
You gotta specify when you built this thing, bro. If you payed $230 up front for the 5870, you got ripped off.
Was the language in the title necessary? And what in the world is that motherboard? -1
You have disgraced the PC building gods. Do not buy prebuilt gaming PCs.
"Nothing too special", and it cost you $2200. I like the way you taped one of the monitors to your desk, though x)
Way to cut down his budget! +1
This build looks awesome! Would love to see some internals, especially with that case :D +1
Those good old phenom days :D +1
Smart move. Glad to see that you're enjoying it :)
Good choice for the ram. +1
I'm just wondering, why did you pay so much for your ram? You could've gotten a 2x4 kit for about $30 less. Anyways, nice build. How's that 270 doing? +1
This build is perfect. Beautiful cable management and a smexy red color scheme. +1
Finally, a good use for the 6 gig 7970. +1
Nice job with the 290. That card is hell's furnace with a stock cooler.
Nice build. Budget-y-riffic
Until you post internal pics, I have no choice but to down vote this, because it looks like a fake build.
That's a damn sexy color scheme. Why not crossfire the 7870 instead of getting a 7970? The 7870's would get ~30% better performance. Sweet build :D +1
Internal pictures would be appreciated, but aside from that, this is a nice build. The 780 is gonna be a big step up from those 560 Ti's. +1
"Indestructible stainless steel case". I remember when they made prebuilt PC's with decent cases lol. +1
Bottlenecking does not occur unless you have a crappy, cheap component. That CPU will handle just about any GPU, so you should be fine.
*Hexacore. Nice build, solid and simple. +1
Nice price to performance ratio in this build. What resolution are you using?
A better description would be appreciated. Aside from that, the red color scheme is sick. +1 for the 7990.
I really hope that you didn't pay that much for a 660 ti.
WOW. Insane cable management with that PSU and case!! Also, welcome to the fast lane, that SSD will treat you nicely. +1 for an epic build!
This page looks like an empty wasteland. Ratings? Description? Title? Anything? This build does not appear fully complete.
1st pic- Nice! I'm loving the case...
2nd pic- SWEET BABY JESUS
Have you heard of cable management? It's what the gromets in your case are for. Cables ties are your friends. Give your rig a haircut and clean up that mess.
I wouldve gone with an R9 270 for the GPU, its the same price for about 10% more performance.
Enough with the bashing, tho. This build isn't half bad. How's that PSU treating you? I'm planning on using it in a future build.