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    Neat little setup, Any reason you didn't go with Haswell?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    Neat little setup, Any reason you didn't go with Haswell?
    I've heard they run a little hotter and it isn't a BIG difference from Ivy Bridge so I thought I might as well do ivy on this build and save Haswell for a full form ATX with dual SLI on my next build.

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    Yes they run hotter, but they produce less heat.

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    New-old setup combo already assembled, not really the best cable management, but it'll do the job. It's still ten thousand times better than what I had before.

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4 GHz -- yet to be overlocked, VID 1.012v, so I guess it's not a bad piece.
    MoBo: ASRock Z87 Pro4 s1150
    GPU: EVGA GTX460 SSC 1GB overclocked to work faster than a stock GTX470
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X 1x8GB CL9 1,333mhz
    PSU: OCZ Modxstreme Pro 700w
    Cooler: SilentiumPC Fortis HE1225
    Case: SilentiumPC Brutus M23 Pure Black
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    and the magnificent jug for my tea. Can't play without tea. Not a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erikrsson View Post



    New-old setup combo already assembled, not really the best cable management, but it'll do the job. It's still ten thousand times better than what I had before.

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4 GHz -- yet to be overlocked, VID 1.012v, so I guess it's not a bad piece.
    MoBo: ASRock Z87 Pro4 s1150
    GPU: EVGA GTX460 SSC 1GB overclocked to work faster than a stock GTX470
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X 1x8GB CL9 1,333mhz
    PSU: OCZ Modxstreme Pro 700w
    Cooler: SilentiumPC Fortis HE1225
    Case: SilentiumPC Brutus M23 Pure Black
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    and the magnificent jug for my tea. Can't play without tea. Not a chance.
    Your CPU cooler looks mounted in the wrong way, looking at how the cable is attached to the fan it looks like you are pushing air down on the cooler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n0cturnal View Post
    Your CPU cooler looks mounted in the wrong way, looking at how the cable is attached to the fan it looks like you are pushing air down on the cooler.
    Yes, and onto the graphics card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erikrsson View Post
    New-old setup combo already assembled, not really the best cable management, but it'll do the job. It's still ten thousand times better than what I had before.
    Thats a pretty huge upgrade, especially for WoW.
    Your heatsink need to be placed so It moves the air outside the case. (to the left)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toffie View Post
    Thats a pretty huge upgrade, especially for WoW.
    Your heatsink need to be placed so It moves the air outside the case. (to the left)
    The temperatures don't really seem to be wrong or something like that. It gives me max 42dgC on Ultra in Shrine on my server, watching all the people standing there. Did some skyrim recording as well, max temp ever reached was 45dgC. Idle temps are at 25-30dgC.

    I'll probably "fix it" the next time I dismantle everything. Mounting that cooler was a pain in the ass, and I've just finished dealing with the set yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erikrsson View Post
    The temperatures don't really seem to be wrong or something like that. It gives me max 42dgC on Ultra in Shrine on my server, watching all the people standing there. Did some skyrim recording as well, max temp ever reached was 45dgC. Idle temps are at 25-30dgC.

    I'll probably "fix it" the next time I dismantle everything. Mounting that cooler was a pain in the ass, and I've just finished dealing with the set yesterday.
    just set the cooler to suck air and blow out from the top? easy fix

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    What I'm waiting to get delivered:

    CPU: i7 4770k haswell clocked to 4.4
    GPU: 3GB EVGA GTX 780 SC+ACX
    MoBo: Asus Z87-K
    PSU: 750W Corsair RM
    RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance Pro
    SSD: 250GB Samsung 840 EVO
    HDD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda
    Cooler: Corsair H100i Hydro
    Case: Corsair 300r

    Opinions? My first true gaming rig. I think I cheaped out on the case/mobo

    If I wanted to upgrade later down the road (way down the road, just for curiosity), would it be cheaper to SLI? Or go for a 780 ti SC
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    Sounds good Criiz, but you might want to buy some new fans for that H100i in the future.
    Also, you should not really be concerned about upgrading any time soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Sounds good Criiz, but you might want to buy some new fans for that H100i in the future.
    Also, you should not really be concerned about upgrading any time soon.
    What you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Criiz View Post
    What you mean?
    He is probably assuming you know that stock fans are kinda loud and not the best performance compared to custom fans but I agree the comment is a little vague.

    s for your upgrade question, your motherboard doesn't support SLI.
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    Ye I get you, I'll probably see how it goes, noise/performance wise then upgrade the stock fans in a few months. When you say stock fans are loud, we talking like the sound of a turbofan engine starting up or a little rumble?

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    Well! This is my first computer build EVER! I have been using iMacs all my life and I finally decided to just go for it and build my own PC instead of relying on a non upgradable iMac. So, here are some pics of my first pc (and gaming) build in addition to the parts.

    Processor: AMD 8320
    MotherBoard: ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
    GPU: EVGA GTX 660 Superclocked Edition (no idea if that actually means anything!)
    Heatsink/Cooling: Cooler Master Seidon 120V
    Power Supply: Corsair CX750M
    Memory: 8 gigs of ram
    Storage: 1 TB Seagate Barracude

    Peripherals:
    Mouse: Logitech g400 (my favorite mouse ever, if it dies I will cry)
    Keyboard: Logitech g105]
    Monitor: HP Pavilion 22bw (I actually prefer this over my old 27 inch iMacs screen, non glossy ftw).

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    My cable management is such a mess, no idea how to move these cables where I want
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    So my Ducky Shine 3 arrived, it's pretty neat. (Cherry MX Blue)

    Excellent build quality, the best I've seen so far; decently heavy too. (Only had experience with Corsair K70/90, CM Storm Quickfire Rapid, QPAD MK-85 & Thermaltake Meka G1 though)



    Excuse the bad lighting, it's currently THAT time of the year where we're only getting about 3-4 hours of sunlight, and that's during my working hours.

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    Big thanks to Webdanes.dk for hooking me up with one even though they didn't originally have it in their store. If it weren't for them I wouldn't have been able to get my hands on the Ducky keyboard with Cherry MX Blue
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    ^ Nice I'm currently still using my Ducky Shine 2 and love but I will be upgrading to the Shine 3 here pretty soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceetee View Post
    Well! This is my first computer build EVER! I have been using iMacs all my life and I finally decided to just go for it and build my own PC instead of relying on a non upgradable iMac. So, here are some pics of my first pc (and gaming) build in addition to the parts.
    Oh my god.. My eyes.. What case it that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by solvexx View Post
    Oh my god.. My eyes.. What case it that?
    NZXT Gamma, got it for like 20 bucks when its usually 50. I wanted all the fan slots (it has 6 of them!) Leave my beautiful case alone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceetee View Post
    NZXT Gamma, got it for like 20 bucks when its usually 50. I wanted all the fan slots (it has 6 of them!) Leave my beautiful case alone!
    Here's a page with a guide for properly managing your cables with your particular case.
    It's worth a read if you want to fix yours up.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...on,2723-7.html

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