Wow thank you! I am surprised it's still so popular after so long. I'm going to have to get off my *** and do another one of these!
The 560Ti is probably showing it's age with new AAA titles such as Witcher 3, but it could still run them. If I were to build a new one right now I'd go with a 960 or 970 for sure. Other than that most of the other parts should be fine. I'd probably update the CPU to a 4690K or similar.
Are we going to have any sort of updated version of this? PcPartPicker should do one every month!
I'd love to see the inside of this case all laid out.
Yeah, sadly I can't re-organize them so that I can put them in chronological order, so it's a bit of a mess.
Actually I have a claptrap one coming up next
The 560 ti was picked up from an older build second-hand with the intention of upgrading it in the future. I told her now would be a good time to get a 7950 for ~190 to replace it.
It's quirky, and I have my complaints, but I generally use it in the same way as windows 7. I had the opportunity to upgrade for like $15 when Microsoft was running a promotion, so I figured why not jump on it.
I agree the graphics card is not on the same tier as some of my other components. The processor I got about 50% off through a family member who works at intel, and most of the components were purchased on sale. At the time of the build the 660 was new, and I didn't have the $$ to drop $4-500 on a graphics card at the time. I can still run any game I've played on mostly maxed settings, but thankfully its easy to swap out a gpu for something more powerful in the future.
You can! I think there may be some issues with doing it, and getting OSX stable at all can be an issue, so I wanted to get that done before I started OC'ing - make sure the OS is stable itself.
Yeah is it - I actually have the GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB Rev 1.0, but this site didn't have it in their lists. I have it installed but I generally use a wired connection.