I've been wanting to build a new pc for a while. Black Friday/Cyber Monday came and I pulled the trigger (saved 400-500 bucks too!).
My goal here is to get 100+ fps on a 1440p monitor overclocked to 100+hz while playing BF4 with ultra settings. I still need to tweak and overclock but I have my fingers crossed.
CASE: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition. I've wanted this case since it came out. I know it's not everyone's cup-o-tea but I love it. Plenty of room, aesthetically pleasing, good cable management (I know I still need to improve mine). The only cons I can think of are that it is pretty heavy and the window is pretty small.
MOBO: Asus Maximus VI Formula. It's been a while since I built my last pc and I have to say I am really impressed with the new (new to me) Asus boards. Both the design and the bios are really impressive.
CPU: i7 4770k. I know I could've gone with an i5 since I'm only gaming but where's the fun in that? Cooled by a Corsair H100i.
RAM: G.Skill Trident X 2400 x16GB. People have had mixed results using these with Haswell but I was seeing ddr3 1600 sticks at higher prices. I'll underclock/undervolt if needed when I start overclocking the CPU.
STORAGE (boot / games): 512GB Samsung 840 Pro. Can't go wrong with these drives. I went with the 512 because I have a 256GB SSD in my laptop and it filled up pretty fast. Games are getting bigger and the higher capacity drives seem to get better benchmarks.
STORAGE (other): 2x 4TB WD Black HDDs. I put these in a Raid-0 array. I get about 7.3TB usable space. This will be for 1080p movies and shows mostly. I'd buy two more if I didn't already break the bank.
GPUs: Dual-SLI EVGA 780 Classifieds. These come pre-overclocked faster than stock Titans. I have high hopes for them. I will definitely OC them as high as I can go without water cooling. Backplates are in the mail.
PSU: EVGA SuperNova 1000W 80+Gold. The price was right and hopefully I can use it on my next build. Fully modular with no coil whine.
MONITOR: Qnix QX2710 Evolution II 1440p Perfect Pixel. I really wanted a 27" 1440p monitor. This looked like the cheapest, decent 1440p monitor that could (possibly) be overclocked to 120hz. I'll be happy if I can get it to anywhere over 100hz. Update: 115hz stable!
I'll update with OC rates and temps and maybe a new pic with the backplates installed. Update: Added OC rates and temps. Probably as good as I'm going to get for the GPUs. I'll tinker more with the CPU in the future.
To those asking for BF4 fps, My internet is getting fixed this weekend so bear with me.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core||$250.00||(Purchased)|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid||$112.86||(Purchased)|
|Thermal Compound||Noctua NT-H1 3.5g||$10.00||(Purchased)|
|Motherboard||Asus Maximus VI Formula ATX LGA1150||$309.55||(Purchased)|
|Memory||G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400||$123.00||(Purchased)|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" SSD||$457.79||(Purchased)|
|Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$220.96||(Purchased)|
|Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$220.97||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Dual Classified ACX||$570.05||(Purchased)|
|EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Dual Classified ACX||$570.05||(Purchased)|
|Case||Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition ATX Full Tower||$217.00||(Purchased)|
|Power Supply||EVGA 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V||$125.00||(Purchased)|
|Optical Drive||LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer||$17.00||(Purchased)|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$95.93||(Purchased)|
|Monitor||QNIX Perfect Pixel QX2710 Matte 27.0"||$359.90||(Purchased)|
|Keyboard||Corsair Vengeance K95||$120.00||(Purchased)|
|Mouse||Logitech G700s Wireless Laser||$54.00||(Purchased)|
|Custom||EVGA SLI Bridge||$15.00||(Purchased)|
|Drive bay drawer||$10.00||(Purchased)|
|3.5 Card Reader||$8.00||(Purchased)|
|NZXT Sentry LX fan controller / monitor||$51.80||(Purchased)|
|EVGA GTX 780 Backplates||$50.00||(Purchased)|
|Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.2GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||35.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|
|Performance Preset Score||P17675|