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Daily Gamer
by amir.flores
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This is my main PC. I took the time to research all parts and my focus was mainly on value, aesthetics and power. After assembling, I tested the rig and had no problems with any of the parts, which I was thankful for, no one likes RMAs. I also spent some extra time working on cable management to improve the already sleek look, and I think the black on white blended well.

Cooler Master Storm Stryker case: It has to be one of the most stylish full tower cases every designed. The full white theme gives it an appealing look and I get great compliments all the time. Even from people who have no computer knowledge, they get that "Wow Factor" as if I have some futuristic piece of machinery on my desk. Overall the case is well designed, spacious, has great airflow.

Corsair H100i Water Cooler: At the time this was the most popular high end closed loop water cooler off the shelf, and it lived up to it's hype in my opinion. It keeps my CPU cool at around 32C on idle. When set to auto overclock at 4.2Ghz it gets up to around 75C at 60 minutes @ 100% load.

Asus Sabertooth Z77: This board caught my interest because of the very attractive and appealing look, and it just went well with the Stryker case. The thermal armour really adds to how clean the rig turned out.

GSkill Ripjaws X Series: One of the best companies out there for RAM aside from Corsair. Again, I liked the look of the GSkills and also just wanted to get away from the Corsair hype. I've also installed numerous GSkill RAM kits into builds for customers and have yet to find a defective stick.

Samsung Pro SSD: At the time TOP OF THE LINE, probably still is. Samsung has a history of making great SSDs and although it is pricey compared to other SSDs of equal size, it is worth the extra bucks.

Western Digital Blue HDD: Reasonably priced, good reputation, and just an all around good choice for a storage drive.

EVGA GTX 760 GPU: What can I say, this was the hottest card at the time I bought it, it had superb value, and great performance per dollar. It was the best choice for 1080p gaming and even months later, it is still a worthy buy. At the time I paid $259.99 and got Splinter Cell Blacklist and a backplate free. Although the release of Shadow came months later, I'm glad I stuck with Nvidia because I can now record all my epic kill streak moments with press of a button.

Cooler Master Silent Pro 720: Decided to stick with CoolerMaster PSU because of the case. Nothing special here, it powers the rig just fine.

If you have any questions feel free to ask! I'm always open to build advice as well.

Details
Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.07Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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JoeyThePCNoob [2 Builds] 5 points 12 months ago

Very Clean build. Great LED's. +1

 
 
amir.flores [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks! :)

 
 
LeMonarque [3 Builds] 5 points 12 months ago

Heck yes, a fellow Stryker build! Fist bump. The Sabertooth and the Stryker are a match made in Heaven aren't they?

I think I'm going to steal your front I/O and power LED cabling technique if you don't mind haha

 
 
amir.flores [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Fist bump all the way man! Yeah when I bought these parts it just felt like the best combination and it turned out great. Haha go right ahead!

 
 
SparkyOnPC 1 point 12 months ago

I was going to go with the stryker, and a GTX 780 HOF (Galaxy) but then the corsair obsidian 750D came out, and left me in shock.. :3 I'm also getting a hue, I wonder why more people skip it, I mean, you have ANY color inside your rig.. btw where'd you get it for $28? mine is going to cost $32..

 
 
amir.flores [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

I agree, the Corsair Obsidian 750D is a great case with an attractive side panel too :) The NZXT Hue was the best bang for the buck, great variety and it's bright. I just couldn't bring myself to pay $15 for a single color.

I bought it from newegg for 28.99 a few months ago, but now I see the price went up to 32.99 :-|

 
 
YourLocalPCNoob [1 Build] 4 points 12 months ago

Invisible cables :0 You gotta tell me where i can buy some of them

 
 
ImElkay [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Nice build. +1

 
 
amir.flores [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks!

 
 
fsma92 [2 Builds] 1 point 12 months ago

Awesome build only thing is dislike is the ram color, it sticks out like a sore thumb

 
 
amir.flores [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks! Yeah it is really noticeable, depending on the color it blends well with some of them too.

 
 
brons48 1 point 12 months ago

great cable management you can barely see any cables except for the one coming from the video card +1

 
 
amir.flores [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks! Yeah I tried my best to make it look clean and neat. Only thing is the little ugly ones at the bottom, I'm still trying to decide what I'll do with those.

 
 
brons48 1 point 12 months ago

those flat power cables are a bit of a pain and you should also think about colored sleeves on the cables to make it look awesome

 
 
amir.flores [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

I had got some white silverstone cables for the GPU(6 bucks each) but it didn't turn out the way I planned so i took em out, I should have gone with black not white.

 
 
spencerharden 1 point 12 months ago

take them out

 
 
comptech0408 1 point 12 months ago

Why did you go with windows pro? +1 from me

 
 
amir.flores [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks! I guess I'm use to Windows 7 so that was my first choice, I have a license for Windows 8.1 Pro too so I may more over to that eventually. What do you think?

 
 
spencerharden 1 point 12 months ago

u say this' use to browse the web(lol) and play games occasionally'and then this 'Daily Gamer' well what is it

 
 
amir.flores [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

When I get Battlefield 4 it will be my daily gamer.

 
 
Starlana [2 Builds] 0 points 12 months ago

When will that be?

 
 
amir.flores [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

I should have some free time in two weeks or so, then it's game on!

 
 
max_carnage [5 Builds] 1 point 12 months ago

One of the cleaner builds I've seen posted... Great job.

 
 
amir.flores [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks!

 
 
iiLeGiT101 [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

God this thing is a beauty. I ever so rarely comment on builds lately but when I do there's a reason.. this is gorgeous!

EDIT: As for BF4 performance, I say you get somewhere from 40-50fps maxed settings, just a guess though.

 
 
amir.flores [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks for commenting, I appreciate it! 40-50fps is pretty good imo :)

 
 
Henson.conor [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

i got a gtx 760 and it stays around 60 with little to no action but it can drop in battle (max settings). Personally i play on low settings for max frames and it is around 180 fps

 
 
PickItApart 1 point 12 months ago

I prefer eye candy and like to play on Ultra with 60fps. I think a 760 would be best to play BF4 on High to reach 60fps.

 
 
Mediciu5 [2 Builds] 2 points 12 months ago

I run an i7-860, GTX660, and 8G PNY ram and get around 40 FPS on high settings at 1080. I like eye-candy too, but need my basement drywall'd, etc, first.

 
 
PickItApart 1 point 12 months ago

priorities. I'd stick with what you got but I'm surprised that the 660 is only getting 40fps on High in BF3, I would have expected almost 50.

 
 
Mediciu5 [2 Builds] 1 point 12 months ago

It could very well be 50 FPS. I have not used anything to verify. Just based on my personal "feelings" based on how frequently I see motion stop, etc. There could also be some limitations on my CPU, but for the most part it seems to work well enough for me to enjoy it.

 
 
Henson.conor [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

Yes it would it can stay at about 50 constantly at ultra

 
 
iiLeGiT101 [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Yeah definitely! I hope you're enjoying your build! Oh, also I just thought of this, but why not get the 7970? With the price drop you can get it at the same price or even cheaper than the price of the 760 and it's a lot better.

 
 
AKGhost [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

WOW! Super clean. I wish mine looked that good.

 
 
daes79 [3 Builds] 1 point 12 months ago

Can you cut the hue to fit into the case?

 
 
amir.flores [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

I wouldn't try to cut it, it might very well permanently damage it. The Hue is 2 meters long and it was long enough to wrap all sides + an additional side again(Which can't be seen.)

 
 
Velmarshal 1 point 12 months ago

Personally I would have gone with a P8Z77 series mobo and spend the extra money on a GTX770.

 
 
st3 [4 Builds] 1 point 12 months ago

Good build! Fellow Stryker/Sabertooth guy here as well. :)

 
 
amir.flores [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks! Oh yea they are a great combo. I don't think I can go back to a regular(uncovered) main board now, I like the sleek look.

 
 
Firecrackers [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

40-55 FPS probably. I've watched it and I've debated if I want a 770 or a 760 because I'm not sure if games will get much better in a few years (and not be able to play on ultra).

That's just a weird thought of mine. Anyways, that thing will run great with BF4. It probably will run even better as new drivers, etc. come out.

+1+1+1+1+1 - Matt

 
 
amir.flores [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

If I was buying at this point in time now, I would definitely jump on the GTX 770. With the recent price drop it's a great deal, plus you get 3 free games. That's something to consider.

 
 
malcar11 [3 Builds] 1 point 12 months ago

Pretty, clean and ultrapowerful! congrats.

 
 
JamesL96 1 point 11 months ago

this build has made me completly scrap my nzxt phantom for this beautiful case! going to be my first build and hope it looks as nice as you have pulled it off to be. +1 from me! well done

 
 
samwich 1 point 10 months ago

I'm looking at doing a similar build, did you have any trouble fitting the H100i into the stryker? I'm assuming you had to remove the top 200mm fan? Is the air flow ok?

 
 
YosefK 1 point 7 months ago

Is the airflow good? Because you took the 200m fan away.

 
 
neech8 1 point 6 months ago

Where do I got those invisible cables you got there??

 
 
Michaelbbgun 1 point 5 months ago

Do you have to buy any parts for it to be able to connect to wifi or does that cone with the mother board

 
 
Michaelbbgun 1 point 5 months ago

Come*

 
 
Starlana [2 Builds] -1 points 12 months ago

Oooh I love it! Clean and beautiful! <3 Starlana

 
 
amir.flores [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

I'm glad you love it ;)

 
 
Starlana [2 Builds] -3 points 12 months ago

So flirty...but why?

 
 
amir.flores [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

Being friendly, because I immediately knew you were a girl ;)

 
 
Starlana [2 Builds] -1 points 12 months ago

That obvious...yes. I am still learning the "tech talk" approach, but it hasn't quite sunk in yet... <3

 
 
amir.flores [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

haha don't worry about the "techy talk" now you'll catch on ;)

 
 
Starlana [2 Builds] -1 points 12 months ago

Yep, I'll catch on. ;)

 
 
Xerdia 1 point 12 months ago

That wasn't even remotely flirty.... don't flatter yourself.

 
 
Starlana [2 Builds] 1 point 12 months ago

URBAN DICTIONARY HATER

A person that simply cannot be happy for another person's success. So rather than be happy they make a point of exposing a flaw in that person.

Hating, the result of being a hater, is not exactly jealousy. The hater doesnt really want to be the person he or she hates, rather the hater wants to knock someone down a notch.

EXAMPLE OF HATING: You know, Kevin from accounting is doing very well. He just bought a house in a very nice part of town.

Jane (hater): If he is doing so well why does he drive that '89 Taurus?

SOURCE: URBAN DICTIONARY

 
 
amir.flores [Submitter] [1 Build] 0 points 12 months ago

Couldn't have said it better myself.

 
 
amir.flores [Submitter] [1 Build] -1 points 12 months ago

She was flirting with me because I'm a sexy builder. Don't sweat it.

 
 
Starlana [2 Builds] -2 points 12 months ago

I don't know if you are a sexy builder...but you certainly have a sexy build...Meeee-ooooww! Lulz

 
 
amir.flores [Submitter] [1 Build] -1 points 12 months ago

I like to think I am, and thanks again ;) rawwwwrrrr

 
 
Starlana [2 Builds] -1 points 12 months ago

Don't we all, amir.flores, don't we all...lulz