First build and it was a wonderful experience putting it together myself. No issues and posted first boot. Runs games admirably and with its SSD, it flies.
There's definitely a reason why the R4 is such a cookie cutter case. It's spacious enough for all but the most high end of systems and cable management was really a treat when getting everything to look clean. The best part about the case is the sound dampening. Playing Crysis 3 and Far Cry 3 maxed gets the 780 fans spinning and it sounds nothing more than a very soft hum.
In the future, I plan on adding a storage drive, a closed-loop CPU cooler, and sleeved cables to match the black and gold color scheme.
Overall, I would absolutely recommend this build to anyone looking into building a first rig, and depending on your needs, you can either downgrade or upgrade the GPU to something more suitable or cost-effective.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$218.98||SuperBiiz|
|Motherboard||Asus Z87-Pro ATX LGA1150||$125.98||SuperBiiz|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$165.99||Best Buy|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD||$119.99||Amazon|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX||$544.99||B&H|
|Case||Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower||$79.99||Newegg|
|Power Supply||EVGA 750W ATX12V / EPS12V|
|Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.4GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|