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no more console for me
by jflieg
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This is my first build and I'm loving it even without the GPU yet which should be soon, I am over being disappointed by console when seeing trailers and what not then finally playing the game and it doesn't look nearly as good so I decided to step it up to a PC. So obviously this is mainly for gaming and I've had no problems so far, I do want to reapply the thermal paste though I don't feel like I did too great on the first time through. I will be getting better pictures up when I'm able sorry about that.

I should have the GPU in about two weeks and plan to go SLI when the price drops a little.

Part List
Details
Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle30.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load73.0° C
EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Dual FTW ACX Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.08Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate7.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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snorlaxyzq [1 Build] 3 points 12 months ago

That psu is a steal

 
 
jflieg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Indeed I was stoked.

 
 
EupraxiaCM [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

I haven't had any experience with SeaSonic, are they a newer company? How do they compare to Corsair or Silverstone as far as quality goes?

 
 
l13199l [1 Build] 6 points 12 months ago

seasonic isnt new, and they are easily the best company when it comes to the quality of their psu's

 
 
none1980 2 points 12 months ago

You've never heard of SeaSonic!? They're rather legendary in the PSU market. They've been making them for 30+ years, not new at all. They are actually the OEM for half of Corsair's PSUs. And yes, they're of extremely high quality.

 
 
EupraxiaCM [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

I actually JUST looked this up, haha. They're actually the OEM for a lot of higher-end PSUs. I just posted a new build and SeaSonic actually manufactured the first Corsair HX series PSU I bought which didn't fit in my case :( I ended up going with the CX series which is made by Channel Well. So far I don't have any complaints, but I wish I could have stuck with the SeaSonic now that I'm aware of their quality.

Source: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-manufacturer,2913-5.html

 
 
jflieg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Well this is all great to know I am pleased to have the reassurance I bought a good quality psu.

 
 
jflieg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Honestly I couldn't tell you I'm sorry I'm still new and learning as much as I can as I go. I have had no problems what so ever with it I would say it is a good psu especially for the price it got it.

 
 
theonelonewolf [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

You're not confident about your thermal paste application. Just curious why? How did you apply it? What happened?

I know people are probably really tired of that case but I love it, I'm using it in my current build.

 
 
jflieg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

I absolutely love the case too I don't mind if its everywhere, I got a good deal on it too with the psu. I had lifted the cooler after putting it on the first time and it just didn't seem nice enough to me, I have more paste left and a couple more fans and fun stuff coming in a couple days so I will do it then, it will make me feel better lol.

 
 
jflieg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Oh I did the finger in the bag method sorry for not answering that at first

 
 
theonelonewolf [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

yeah, finger in bag... I would be re-doing it as well. I did a ton of research on this and it seems the general consensus is the pea sized dot in the center.

 
 
jflieg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Haha yeah it didn't seem to be too great, I'll try that method next thank you for that.

 
 
theonelonewolf [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

A quick Google search will get you some good videos.

 
 
jflieg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

That was exactly what I needed to see thanks!

 
 
jflieg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Thank you again I did the pea method and feel much more confident about it now lol. Idle I'm at 30 C and underload with prime95 the small fft test its around 73, and I'm using the asrock a-tuning auto over clock to 4.2.

 
 
newpcbuilder 2 points 12 months ago

Nice build at a good cost!

 
 
jflieg [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

Thank you! I thought so too I tried my best to take advantage of any deal I saw.

 
 
Tuffers 2 points 12 months ago

SLI GTX 770s are complete overkill, and will be for a long time to come. The price drop at around Christmas is far too soon to dabble with SLI, and you should only consider it once the GPU is struggling to perform the newest games at your preferred settings, and that shouldn't be max everything. It's always better to have one top-notch GPU than two mediocre ones, and since the 770 is top-notch as it is, spending on second would be a large hole in your wallet for a small increase in FPS. Nice build though.

 
 
jflieg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

You definitely make a good point, I will keep that in mind thank you.

 
 
EupraxiaCM [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

What keyboard are you using? Mechanical?

 
 
jflieg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Its the Microsoft sidewinder x4, its not mechanical but it still satisfies me especially since I got a great deal for that too, 19.99 when originally 59.99. I do need a better mouse to match it though but the Logitech gets the job done for now.

 
 
sketch24 [6 Builds] 1 point 12 months ago

You got that PSU for so cheap. That's less than I paid for a XFX 750 (seasonic oem). Great build.

 
 
MrChesse 1 point 10 months ago

does the case got usb 3.0?

 
 
jflieg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Yes it does. Honestly they feel flimsy though one of the blue pieces came out when I pulled something out of it.

 
 
cloudednight 1 point 9 months ago

I'm pretty new to this stuff, but just wondering, how is the graphics card? I'm thinking about getting this and I'm planning to be playing Battlefield 4 on max setting, do you think the 770 would get over 60fps on max settings? And cool build :>

 
 
jflieg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

I've been loving the 770 I think it was a great purchase. I have been playing BF4 on ultra with 2x msaa and I get a pretty solid 60. Sometimes it dips to around 50 but only when its really intense and a lot going on.

 
 
cloudednight 1 point 9 months ago

Alright, cool; thanks! I actually just bought my 770 today.