reset password
Components CyberPower PC Gamer Extreme 2200 DIY
Case CoolerMaster HAF 912   Thermaltake V9 75 -25 (received)
Extra Case Fan Maximum Enermax 120MM Case Cooling Fans (500-1200 RPM Blue) +29      
Noise Reduction Sound Absorbing Foam on Side, Top And Bottom panels
Power Supply Gasket
Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts
+29
+5
+9
     
CPU Intel Core i5-2500K   Intel Core i5-2500K 180  
Special CPU Cooling Asetek 510LC with Single Enermax Enlobal Silent High Performance 120MM Fan +15 Antec Kuhler H2O 620 50  
Motherboard Asus P8Z68-V +96 BIOSTAR TZ68A+ 100 -10
Memory 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3 /1600 +199 Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 90  
Video Card Nvidia GTX 560 Ti 1GB +197 EVGA GTX 260 0 (already owned)  
Power Supply CoolerMaster Silent Pro 80 Plus Power Supply +77 COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W 90 -30 (received)
Hard Drive 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s   WD Caviar SE 500GB and WD Caviar Green 2TB 0 (already owned)  
Optical Drive 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive        
SSD Drive     Corsair Force 3 Series 180G 230 -40 (received)
Wireless Card     Rosewill RNX-N300X 20  
    1445   835 730

Five year later ...

All the research about quality and performance paid off. Five years later, none of the components failed except that a case fan got a little loose. After replacing the graphics card with a GTX 560 Ti and adding a 256GB Samsung SDD, the computer still feels plenty fast for software development, moderate gaming, and occasional image editing.

Update: I was too optimistic about the case fan - instead of just getting a little loose, now it's constantly making a loud rattling noise. It turns out that this is a common problem with this Thermaltake case, and I'm kind of lucky that I got the problem 5 years after purchase instead of 5 weeks. The current solution is to disconnect the fan and use HWMonitor to keep an eye on the temperatures. So far the temperatures of all the components are in the safe 40-60 ºC range under somewhat light load. If the temperatures get too high, I know it's time to build a new rig. smiley

This page has been viewed 10319 times.