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Old 12-20-2013, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Christmas is coming near and I am finally satisfied with my pc build. I wanted to try my best and stay under $2500 dollars. The purpose of this computer was to give me the best gaming experience and also be good for streaming and such.
Please give me advice and suggestions if I have anything that should be changed, since I will be buying this in 2-3 days. Thanks!
Intel Core i7-4770K, EVGA GeForce GTX 780, Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) - Le computer build - ImSofaKingAwesome's Saved Part List - PCPartPicker
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What happened to this build?
I need a new monitor

Anywho, ditch the 4770k for a 4670k and ditch the cooler as those aren't necessary. If you're wanting the CPU to just run cooler then an H60 with a silent fan like a Noctua would be more than what's necessary. Since this is a gaming build you can ditch the i7 because games don't utilize HT.
On that note, I would also drop the exceptionally expensive board for something cheaper like the ASRock Extreme4 Z87 because you'll get the exact same performance for about 100 bucks less.

With the 200 bucks saved get yourself a 780ti. You will get substantial more performance out of that rather than having the i7 with an expensive motherboard.

Also, ditch the Intel SSD and get a Samsung EVO 250GB or a Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB.
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That build was off a build-to-order thing on Ebay. I was just getting ideas.
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Says that the Corsair H60 isn't compatible with the Z87 1150...
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1155 and 1150 use same socket holes, so it is.
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Ah. Very well.
So I replaced the parts with
Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell
CORSAIR Hydro Series H60
EVGA 03G-P4-2884-KR GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked 3GB
Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm Case Fan

ASRock Z87M Extreme4 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500BW 2.5" 500GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Also added a HDMI wire for the monitor and gpu, and a after market thermal compound. Everything seem good?
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Was going to say really 500GB, but looked at the price 0_0 Wow.

Looks good to me. Also if you're not ok with the Noctua color scheme the next best thing I can recommend fan wise is a Scythe Gentle Typhoon.

In case you didn't realize, that is the mATX version of that board. The ATX version is this one.
Newegg.com - ASRock Z87 Extreme4 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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Yeah, The better GPU killed the price. I don't really mind the fan, it is quite ugly, but I hear performs very well.
And I replaced the motherboard with the one suggested.
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Same ACX cooler as the 780 you linked before.
If you want the reference blower it's 10 bucks cheaper.

Newegg.com - EVGA 03G-P4-2883-KR GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
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Eh. Won't do much. Here's the whole build said and done because I might as well buy it tonight.
EVGA 03G-P4-2884-KR GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support w/EVGA ACX Cooler Video ...
Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K
CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CW-9060007-WW) High Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm
Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm Case Fan

SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500BW 2.5" 500GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
ASRock Z87 Extreme4 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Razer DeathAdder 2013 Ergonomic PC Gaming Mouse
Corsair Vengeance K95 CH-9000020-NA Black/Metal USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard (NA)
Nippon Labs Premium High Performance HDMI Cable 15 ft. HDMI TO HDMI Cable A/V Gold Plated for 1080P cable HDTV Cable PS3 ...
Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case
SeaSonic SS-750KM3 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers
Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM
TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 Dual Band Wireless N900 PCI Express Adapter, 2.4GHz 450Mbps/5GHz 450Mbps, IEEE 802.1a/b/g/n, WEP/WPA/WPA2
Anymore comments/suggestions?
If not, this build shall be bought tonight.
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