Why the R9 290X? You could've gotten a GTX 780/780 Ti for the same price, but with better overclocking and less power consumption :/
An i7 with a GTX 570? The most any games use is an i5. You could've gotten an i5-4670k with a GTX 760 or even 770. :/
If he's only going to be gaming, the CPU is already not going to be fully utilized, and since it is a last-gen product, it will become obsolete faster, without ever being fully utilized.
So many issues with your build:
i7 won't be fully utilized during games, should've gotten an i5 with a GTX 760/770
horrible CPU cooler
Should've just gotten a single 2 TB Caviar Black
PSU is going to fail within a year
Yes, it's EVGA 03G-P4-2884-KR
Can anyone please help me? I tried checking for the Kraken G10 compatibility with my EVGA GTX 780Ti w/ACX cooler but some of the links show they are compatible but some don't, and they all just say "EVGA GTX 780 TI"
You should've just said no to building her a PC and keep the 236 dollars...
The only thing that stands out are the Terabytes and cough totally not the SSDs.
Good build, bad camera angles...
The good old days of Sandy Bridge :)
I got the "legit" version from my Uncle who also happens to be a Msft worker :D
I don't get why you would use Tri-SLI GTX 760's and an i5 processor. I personally would rather get GTX 770 SLI with an i7.
You should switch the power supply, as I have the exact same power supply and it failed twice on me, even after I RMA'd it.
Why did you get a locked CPU? You also need more RAM and a better GPU.
no, ivy bridge runs hotter, its a fact, so accept it
first off, your cpu is one of my all-time favorites, the 2500k, its at a reasonable price and you can severely overclock it. the cpu cooler you have should be ok to push it up to 4.0 ghz. i would consider getting more ram such as 16 gb for larger games. you should also buy a larger hard drive and use a caviar black. not so confident about the 6950, get an EVGA gtx 560 ti and overclock it, much cheaper than the hd 6950. you have a good sound card and the case I am using right now. you shouldn't skimp on the powersupply, buy something like 500w if you're going to overclock the stuff. if your a gamer, get a larger monitor. overall, I like the build!
I would recommend getting an additional hdd storage drive with larger capacity.