So this is my 2nd build ever. I have been out of the loop for near 10 years. My last build consisted of a 3.2 Pentium 4 HT with an ATI 9800XT which was top of the range at the time...
Things have changed so much since then so I spent 6 months getting up to speed and researching all the parts for my next build. I decided to wait a while when I knew Haswell was coming out along with a new socket / Motherboards, better performance as well as the new range of NVIDIA cards.
The idea behind this was to have something I could work / play with which would last me many years. I also wanted something relatively quiet hence the case choice and other parts. I went predominantly with ASUS / Corsair parts as both manufacturers provide top quality components and excellent warranties (Motherboard good for 5 years!).
Really pleased with the results, my GTX 780 chews through everything available while the system as a whole stays cool and quiet.
I haven't over clocked yet but will do soon and will update this post along with results.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core||$319.99||SuperBiiz|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid||$89.99||NCIX US|
|Motherboard||Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 ATX LGA1150||$239.99||SuperBiiz|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866||$180.54||NCIX US|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" SSD||$182.80||SuperBiiz|
|Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM||$66.97||OutletPC|
|Video Card||Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB||$519.99||Amazon|
|Case||Corsair 550D ATX Mid Tower||$104.99||NCIX US|
|Power Supply||Corsair 760W ATX12V / EPS12V||$169.99||Newegg|
|Optical Drive||Lite-On DS-8A8SH DVD/CD Writer||$29.06||Amazon|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)||$97.98||OutletPC|
|Monitor||Acer S271HLCbid 27.0"||$296.92||PCM|
|Mouse||SteelSeries Kana Wired Optical||$57.27||TigerDirect|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.5GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||28.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||32.8° C|
|GPU Core Clock Rate||941MHz|
|GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate||6008MHz|
|GPU Temperature While Idle||29.0° C|
|GPU Temperature Under Load||45.6° C|