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2014 Gaming/Editing PC
by lamiafusion
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Over the past year my job has been nice enough to let me work from home. The only problem was that my old Macbook Pro was on its last legs so it was time for an upgrade. It has been about 7 years since I've built a computer so I was going to have to do some research. With the help of the NeoGAF and HardOCP, I came up with the following build.

The only CON for me was that the case didn't allow for really good cable management towards the front intake but I am definitely a fan of the form factor.

I've yet to overclock but I'm hoping I can push it to 4.5.

Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.14Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate7.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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Horse 16 points 6 months ago

Massive Lego brick. +1

Eschaton [1 Build] 10 points 6 months ago

I'm definitely gonna need a banana for scale.

PacificNic [2 Builds] 2 points 6 months ago

PKA? ;)

Retroman 4 points 6 months ago

stepping on a tiny lego is torture, I would hate to step on that giant one


aludka 3 points 6 months ago

+1 for a fellow HAF XB'er

Grazzert [2 Builds] 2 points 6 months ago

not sure why you got downvoted. seems like a pretty solid build.

e: he was sitting at -1 when i came across the build. now he's positive. go figure

lamiafusion [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago


lamiafusion [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

I will, thanks!

Bladedrummer [2 Builds] 2 points 6 months ago

You forgot to put the cpu cooler? Also, why the 16GB of RAM? Just asking.

lamiafusion [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 6 months ago

Ahhh I forgot to put it on my build list. It should be updated now (it is a H100i.) The 16gb of RAM is because I usually work in multiple adobe programs at the same time and it can have quite the toll on the system.

Bladedrummer [2 Builds] 1 point 6 months ago

Cool, thanks for clarifying that for me. Great build, btw. =)

cacolaco 1 point 6 months ago

Future proofing?

I can only afford to build a PC for myself every 4 or 5 years (build lots for others in between), so I tend to put in more RAM than I need. 4GB looked like a lot when I built my Q6600 PC in 08, and the thing is dragging a bit now...

Anyway, 16GB isn't an absurd amount at this point. My last laptop had 16, and plenty of builds have that much now.

Bladedrummer [2 Builds] 1 point 6 months ago

It would could safe to assume that adding 4GB of equal quality ram would cost less in a year or two than now. My personal build also has 16GB, however, it's a legit question to ask why they need it.

generaltaco19 1 point 6 months ago

Nice build! Props to the LEGO brick :D Where'd you get it?

lamiafusion [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

It was a present from my mom. I am pretty sure she found it on Fab.

Mistermickey [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

If you're planning on over clocking, you might want to pick up an aftermarket cooler. Other than that, sweet build.

JakeyU72 [3 Builds] 1 point 6 months ago

If you look at the second picture, you can see that he already has what looks like an H110 or H100i.

Mistermickey [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Ah, never saw that.

desync408 [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

With Asus suite 3 Ive gotten up to 4.7Ghz on my overclocking with my 4770K, good luck thought! Nice choice of parts, makes me want to re do mine

marvin0 1 point 6 months ago

Like I always say, buy a 780 if you're going to spend over a thousand on a build. That is just my opinion. Good build overall, you should have looked into the BitFenix Prodigy cases, they have better cable management. Again, in my opinion.

lamiafusion [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

I like the cases but I just didn't lean towards micro-atx for this build. If I moved the computer a lot or had space issues then yeah, this definitely looks like a good option. As for the 780, I just didn't want to spend the extra cash. If I did, I would just go for the 780ti.

marvin0 1 point 6 months ago

Like I said, it was just my opinion. I really like your build regardless. :)

lamiafusion [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 6 months ago

Yeah, I got that. I was just explaining my thought process and thanks!

actechy [3 Builds] 1 point 6 months ago

Nice build, with some slots for expansion in the future. Not my favorite case in the world, but that's just preference :) +1

holdoutsoftware 1 point 6 months ago

How much wattage does the video card use?

Anthony21 [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Nice! A smaller Rendition of my of my build, no joke.


Still thinking getting another 1TB and another SSD if I can get this same Bios motherboard I have to work Windows XP that is.

Getting my H100i by today or tomorrow, should be here today.

I hear with this motherboard from the forums that we should be able to get an extra GHz boost from it (pass 4.5).

Anthony21 [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

I have mine at 4.5GHz, about to test it at 4.6GHz


Eggman772 1 point 4 months ago

Giant lego brick??? +1

LVLYS 1 point 4 months ago

is it necessary to purchase a network adaptor or can you just plug an ethernet cable into your pc and router and done?

sry n00b question

adeagazio 1 point 2 months ago


pathfinda 1 point 2 months ago

I have that Case and mobo myself, and I agree about cable management for it.

+1 for the case +1 for the Mobo

MonkeyKing1969 [1 Build] 1 point 23 days ago

Somewhat dismayed by how large that case is...it's huge. I was planning to use this case for a project, but I really have to rethink that now.

WellThatsSurprising [2 Builds] 0 points 6 months ago

Plenty of room for cables, just have to plan it out.