This is my first build and I am very proud of it. It is mainly used for gaming, and from my experiences so far it is doing a good job. I was able to max out every game so far (except for Crysis 3) while keeping the FPS over 60. I will be getting GPU Temps and 3DMark11 results soon enough.
I bought an aftermarket cooler but I will only install it once I decide to overclock my CPU. I know that I need to work on my cable management but for the mean time this will do. I am also returning my 840 Pro 128GB for a 840 EVO 250GB because it is only $50 more. I removed the top HDD rack to get more airflow through the case and put the HDD on the bottom.
Overall I like this build a lot and hope to get a few good years out of it, what do you guys think?
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$239.99||Newegg|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing||$29.98||OutletPC|
|Thermal Compound||Arctic Cooling MX4 4g||$6.98||OutletPC|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150||$159.99||Newegg|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$109.99||Newegg|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SSD||$132.99||Mac Mall|
|Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$84.48||OutletPC|
|Video Card||Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB||$329.98||SuperBiiz|
|Case||Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower||$112.14||NCIX US|
|Power Supply||Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V||$89.99||Newegg|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer||$16.98||OutletPC|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)||$97.98||OutletPC|
|Keyboard||Logitech MK520 w/Laser Mouse||$43.99||B&H|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.4GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||30.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||50.0° C|
|GPU Core Clock Rate||1137MHz|
|GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate||7000MHz|
|GPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|GPU Temperature Under Load||-|