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    How's this build look?

    How does this build look? Open to help/opinions about the build. I live in the US. Mostly just for gaming(WoW, LoL, BF4, DayZ, ect), small streaming/video making, and small audio/podcast making. Already have Win7, optical drive, and all peripherals. I dont really have a budget, but I dont want to go TOO crazy on it. I still need to get an 128GB SSD in there also but not sure yet which brand to get...and yes I plan on doing some overclocking

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme 99.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $1251.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-30 16:05 EST-0500)
    Last edited by Chopstix22; 2013-12-30 at 10:17 PM.

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    fill out the sticky... hard to tell what this build looks like if we dont know what u will be using it for.

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    edited original post with the info, sorry I missed it the first time.

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    Motherboard is overkill (by overkill, i mean too much money lol), unless there is a specific feature you like from it. Id go with something like this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128591

    Your case is not designed particularly well, it has trouble fitting 240 rads+fans up top. Fractal makes a better case for the same money:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811352031
    It is out of stock atm but it really is a better designed case than the R4.

    Ram is overpriced but so is most ram nowadays, if you like the looks of them go for it (but you can save 45 bucks here)

    No reason for a 4gb 770, get this one:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127741
    Not only is it the best 770 imo, but its also on sale AND has 3 free games with it.

    While corsair cx is a solid entry level PSU id stick with a better name/warranty on the PSU, 520 is more than enough for your system and this is on a decent sale atm with a 5 year warranty:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151094

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    These are the changes I'd make to the proposed build:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme 99.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($96.76 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($509.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($86.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1303.70
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-30 17:33 EST-0500)

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    shaves about $250 off the build. It doesn't sound like you'll be doing enough to warrant the xtra $70 on th ei7. Also changed PSU and RAM.

    PCPartPicker part list
    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($231.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme 99.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($334.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1010.91
    Gaming: Dual Intel Pentium III Coppermine @ 1400mhz + Blue Orb | Asus CUV266-D | GeForce 2 Ti + ZF700-Cu | 1024mb Crucial PC-133 | Whistler Build 2267
    Media: Dual Intel Drake Xeon @ 600mhz | Intel Marlinspike MS440GX | Matrox G440 | 1024mb Crucial PC-133 @ 166mhz | Windows 2000 Pro

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    So I am a similar build that is going to be coming together in the near future, so I kinda wanted to tag onto this one to get some questions I have that you guys brought up answered.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fascinate View Post
    Motherboard is overkill (by overkill, i mean too much money lol), unless there is a specific feature you like from it. Id go with something like this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128591
    So I was actually looking at the Asus z87-pro, but not gonna lie, the color scheme really really turned me off. And as someone that will be overclocking (and prefers Asus because I have been using their boards for years) the RoG line IMO offers some of the best OCing software out there. The other thing I wonder about, if the superiority of the sound for the RoG boards, as someone that plays with good headphones, wouldn't the Supreme FX almost make it worth while just by itself? (actual question, I have been going back and forth over mother boards for like a week now)

    Quote Originally Posted by Fascinate View Post
    Your case is not designed particularly well, it has trouble fitting 240 rads+fans up top. Fractal makes a better case for the same money:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811352031
    It is out of stock atm but it really is a better designed case than the R4.
    So would the same problems be present with a corsair H100i? I've seen quite a few youtube videos with the H100i in a pull config, but I would probably want a push config and I'm not sure if there is enough room there, or would an Obsidian 550D be a better choice if you were trying to go for a silent system (Noctua fans FTW)?


    Quote Originally Posted by Fascinate View Post
    While corsair cx is a solid entry level PSU id stick with a better name/warranty on the PSU, 520 is more than enough for your system and this is on a decent sale atm with a 5 year warranty:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151094
    And my last question is, would a Corsair AX860i be a better choice for a decent power supply, if you were thinking about OCing and running 780's in SLI (in the future, only going with 1 card for now)?

    Thanks for anyone that answers, these have been burning questions that I need answered in the next couple of weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaos95 View Post
    the RoG line IMO offers some of the best OCing software out there.
    If you want to toss out words like 'best' then you shouldn't be using OC software at all. If you want to use software OC, spending as little as possible is probably your best bet.
    The other thing I wonder about, if the superiority of the sound for the RoG boards, as someone that plays with good headphones, wouldn't the Supreme FX almost make it worth while just by itself?
    That's up to the person listening. If you're going to spend money on a sound card (most people wont) then no. if you will, then yes.
    So would the same problems be present with a H100i?
    Yes. At first (before I clicked the original) I thought it was an H100i. However I think Corsair has a checklist for what cases it will and wont fit.
    would a Corsair AX860i be a better choice for a decent power supply, if you were thinking about OCing and running 780's in SLI
    Better than what? A 520 or 620 as listed above I would not recommend for SLI 780 (Benchmark CPU/GPU would hit 600w). A 750 is fine. That particular Corsair 860 I wouldn't get simply because it's over-expensive. I'd go with something half the price. (4 links there)
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    take chazus build.. will be more thansufficient for ur needs.. squeeze in a 250 gb ssd and ur set the next 3-4 years...

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    I don't know about you but I wouldn't trust anything Thermaltake with liquid in it anywhere near my components. NH-D14 or Dark Rock Pro 2 is plenty enough, and also quieter than AIOs.
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    thermaltake has solid liquid coolers.
    Last edited by flens; 2013-12-31 at 06:29 PM.

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