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My Tech Space

Here is a breakdown of my current build.

Ghost doesn't really have a good table format or something like that yet(it uses markdown) so this will have to do until then. I used to have 3 of the 1080 monitors but decided to sell 2 of them and get a 2560x1440. IT IS BEAUTIFUL.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2wT43
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2wT43/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2wT43/benchmarks/

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.95 @ OutletPC)
  • CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
  • Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
  • Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
  • Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($206.99 @ Mac Mall)
  • Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.98 @ Amazon)
  • Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($384.98 @ SuperBiiz)
  • Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($384.98 @ SuperBiiz)
  • Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Mwave)
  • Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($193.50 @ Amazon)
  • Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
  • Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($182.88 @ Amazon)
  • Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($557.58 @ Newegg)
  • Keyboard: Logitech 920-000914 Wired Slim Keyboard ($59.99 @ B&H)
  • Mouse: Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse ($67.05 @ SuperBiiz)
  • Other: Windows 7 ($0.00)

Total: $2542.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-06 20:18 EST-0500)

I also have a 3TB external hard drive that stores all of my other stuff and backups. It only has ~150gb left so my plan is to build a home server soon. Here is a general idea of what the server will be like.

My goal is to have my desktop and my home server together one day. My external currently holds all of my movies and TV shows which powers my PLEX server. I want to try and move this andmy backups to the server so that it'll be accessible anytime without me having to keep my main desktop on. At that point, the usb drive will just be another source of the media and a mobile version of it.

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