Her name is Kayla.
Did a lot of research and it's true that you can fit the Asus Maximus V Formula and an H100i in an R4, though, its a tight squeeze.
My budget was $1400, all my parts I got new and many of them I got majorly discounted from my local electronics store super sale! I am also planning on getting a second EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW Signature 2 on Black Friday for SLI.
I also own a 27" Mid 2011 iMac, 12GB RAM, and 2x500GB SDD RAID 0, which is where I do all my media and photography production. You may be thinking: you could have just used the PC as a Hackintosh! Well, I had my iMac ever since I ended working with Apple and I already spent a lot of money on those two SSD and getting it installed a year ago. My PC is strictly for gaming.
I ALSO own a crap Asus laptop, which I had to sell my MacBook Pro to buy the laptop and the iMac, that I use strictly for school. I used to use it for gaming, it sucked.
The CPU is currently overclocked to 4.5GHz and my GPU is overclocked to 1234 MHz
Let me know what you think!
|CPU||Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core||$309.99||Amazon|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid||$89.99||NCIX US|
|Thermal Compound||Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g||$6.73||OutletPC|
|Motherboard||Asus Maximus V Formula EATX LGA1155|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600||$151.29||Amazon|
|Storage||Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" SSD||$85.51||SuperBiiz|
|Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$87.97||OutletPC|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB|
|EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB|
|Case||Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower||$124.98||Newegg|
|Case Fan||Noctua NF-A14 FLX 68.0 CFM 140mm||$21.49||NCIX US|
|Noctua NF-A14 FLX 68.0 CFM 140mm||$21.49||NCIX US|
|Power Supply||Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V||$119.99||TigerDirect|
|Optical Drive||Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer||$59.98||OutletPC|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.5GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||35.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||75.0° C|
|GPU Core Clock Rate||1006MHz|
|GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate||6008MHz|
|GPU Temperature While Idle||30.0° C|
|GPU Temperature Under Load||60.0° C|
|Extreme Preset Score||X3392|
|Performance Preset Score||P8948|