I wanted something that would play anything on highest settings. I didn't want to go AMD or Radeon for the simple reason that I am a intel/nvidia fanatic.
I will overclock the CPU so that's why I went for the 4670k (and because I didn't need hyper threading).
I choose A WD 1TB blue to save a couple bucks but I should have bought a WD 1tb black or a seagate 2tb.
The ram is awesome it runs fast and cool plus it was a steal a 69$.
I know my PSU is a little overkill but I wanted a PSU that would allow me to add another gtx770 later on.
A SSD is the next thing I will buy, but since I never used one, it is not something that I really need right now. So, I decided to save I couple bucks and wait for sales to get one.
I read I lot of reviews about GPU and for the gtx 770 the gigabyte was not the best but was always really good, in every aspect. Moreover, it runs supercool which is really important to me.
The case looks sick, it has a lot of space even for a mid-tower case. The only bad side is the rubber in the cable management holes are really cheap and not even glued in place, so I removed then.
I already had windows 7 pro so I didn't put it in the list.
Everything was bought on Newegg.ca and I had no problem : the shipping was fast and I had no DOA.
It runs and looks awesome.
hopes you'll like it!
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$250.00 CAD|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid||$119.00 CAD|
|Motherboard||MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150||$149.00 CAD|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866||$69.00 CAD|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$69.00 CAD|
|Video Card||Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB||$410.00 CAD|
|Case||NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower||$79.00 CAD|
|Power Supply||Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V||$169.00 CAD|
|Optical Drive||LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer||$19.00 CAD|
|Monitor||Asus VS247H-P 23.6"||$179.00 CAD|
|Case Fan||Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm||$17.00 CAD||(Purchased)|
|Total (Canada):||$1529.00 CAD|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.4GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||23.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|
|GPU Core Clock Rate||1137MHz|
|GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate||7000MHz|
|GPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|GPU Temperature Under Load||-|