The Haswell Desktop Built
Took a bit to get all the parts together, this was the first time a processor was flagged before they could ship it from my mailbox, but after a few days they shipped it out. Got all the parts together and a few pieces from Professional and I was good to go.
- Thermaltake Urban S41 ($130)
- CoolMaster 1000W
- Samsung 840 SSD 500 GB SATAIII (Windows 7) ($331)
- OCZ 256 GB SSD SATAIII (Windows 8) ($239)
- Intel Core i7-4770 ($320)
- Gigabyte Z87 LGA 1150 Dual LAN ATX ($230)
- Corsair 16 GB DDR3 1600Mhz Vengence ($128)
- Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC 3GB GDDR5 ($400)
- Digistar BlueRay Drive (Slot Loading)
- 2 x Seagate 3TB SataIII
The other components I got from Kuwait for 254 KWD which isn’t too bad overall the most expensive parts in Kuwait was the original OS and I wanted both on it since I do love Windows 7 and I wanted to try Windows 8 on a Desktop, but its going to be missing the Gestures still an interesting item to try.
Installed Windows 7 First and then installed Windows 8, then it comes up as an option which one Operating System to Start at Boot, and when you choose, its up in only a few seconds. Years ago it would have taken over a minute and a half, and now its 10 seconds tops, I love SSDs.
I’m planning to install a few games on the Windows 7, nothing crazy just StarCraft II & the latest addition as well as Diablo III. Just worth having on my machine, and I do want to play those games. And what I love about this machine is that it is powerful and VERY quiet, no sound from it what so ever, I wouldn’t know it was on without that blinking lights on top.