Guru3D Rig of the Month - December 2012 -
4. How much money did you spend on the rig as it is right now?
This is a hard one. I haven’t really kept a record, I’m not sure I even want to know. A good guess would be around 2000-3000€, but some of the parts are getting old and as we all know computer parts depreciate fast, so building an identical computer now would probably be a lot less. Still in the end I am very happy spending money on things I love doing.
5. How often do you update/buy a new rig?
The previous computer I built was back in 2008. It was a Q6600 paired with two Nvidia 8800GT. In September 2011 I upgraded to a 2500K paired with some G.Skill ram on an Asus P8Z68. In August this year i upgraded to a 3570K and an Asus Maximus Gene-V. It seems like I am more into modding/building than using the computer. I used to work on cars a lot but working on computers are more fun and less expensive. So how often i will upgrade in the future is hard to say but i'm guessing every year more or less.
6. What components are used?
- Intel I5-3570K
- Asus Maximus GENE-V Z77
- Corsair Dominator Platinum 1600Mhz 16GB
- OCZ Vertex 2 120GB
- Samsung 1TB HDD
- 2x Gainward GTX570
- Corsair AX850 PSU
- Cooler master test bench V1.0 (modded)
- 1 x EK Supremacy cpu block nickel/acetal
- 2 x Laing DDC pumps
- 2 x EK-FC5X0 GTX GW Backplate
- 2 x EK-RES X3 150
- 2 x EK-DDC X-TOP CSQ - Acetal
- 2 x EK-CoolStream RAD XT (240)
- 1 x EK-MOSFET ASUS M5G - Acetal + Nickel
- 1 x EK dual parallell gpu block
- 2 x EK GPU water blocks
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