I bought this rig in 2012 as my first gaming pc from CyberPowerPC. It originally had a Radeon HD 7750. After a few years of upgrades and experimenting, I've replaced everything except the CPU and mobo, and learned a lot about pc building and performance in the process. This is now my living room gaming device, having replaced my consoles.
|CPU||Intel i7 3820|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 rev 1.0|
|Memory||G.Skill Ares 2133 MHz 2x8GB DDR3|
|Graphics||PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 290X|
|Disc Drive 1||Intel 530 Series SSD 180 GB|
|Disc Drive 2||2x1TB Seagate Barracuda in Raid 0|
|Disc Drive 3||DVD-DL burner (not that anyone cares about these anymore)|
|PSU||Raidmax 1000W 80+ Gold|
|Monitor||1080P Samsung TV|
Overall: 9703. Graphics: 11607. Physics: 9699. Combined: 4353.
Grand Theft Auto V: 1920 x 1080, High Settings
Min: 50, Max: 97, Avg: 70
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Multiplayer: 1920 x 1080, Max Settings
Min: 77, Max: 93, Avg: 91. (Multiplayer locked at 90)
More in-game benchmarks to come....
- So I messed up with the RAM configuration. This CPU and mobo support 4 channel DDR3. For max optimization, I should have gone with 4x4GB rather than 2x8.
- Sometime in the next year or two I'll be looking into upgrading the CPU (maybe an FX model?). Just prior to that, going to give overclocking my first go. Curious to see how high I can get, and what the real-world performance difference will be.
- Curiously, I've had stability issues with 32 bit apps/games in the 64 bit OS since purchase. CyberPowerPC couldn't figure it out. Those instabilities are part of the reason I started replacing components. At one point, I installed a 32 bit version of Windows, and those same apps ran great. Still scratching my head over that.