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First timer - Intel Core i5-4670K, EVGA GeForce GTX 760, Corsair 650D

by einthedog

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21 Comments

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CPU Clock Rate

3.4GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.07Ghz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.01Ghz

Description

My first build. I didn't want a "budget" build so I selected mid to high end parts and slowly collected parts for the better part of a year. Despite the premium look of the build, I can rationalize and justify the parts I have chosen due to the extent or research and shopping I have done to come to the parts I have chosen. The majority of components are Corsair and the peripherals are Logitech. I liked the consistent look of using a single brand rather than mixing everything together to form a hodgepodge of a rig.

Rationale: +CPU: Haswell unlocked processor for overclocking. I could not justify the price tag for an i7.
+CPU Cooler: There was a time a custom water cooling loop was considered in terms of performance, custom loops are more a novelty than a necessity. I don't like the look of bulky air-coolers so I settled for an all-in-one water-cooling loop.
+Motherboard: I was jumping between the Asus Maximus VI Hero and the Asus Z87-Pro. The Maximus came with much better on board audio.
+Memory: 16 GB of RAM. I chose corsair to stick with the Corsair theme.
+Storage: I've always used Seagate and they have never let me down. I know Samsung SSDs are the most popular and probably better performing but it's my money so I do what I want.
+Video Card: I learned that two GTX 760s in SLI (~$500) significantly performs better than a GTX Titan (~$1000). When I learned this, I could not justify getting any of the higher rated cards in the family.
+Case: The case is minimal, simple, and full of features. Well worth what I spent on it but not worth the $200. +Power Supply: 750 watts for future upgrades. Corsair because, well, Corsair.
+Operating System: Windows because of huge student discounts. I'll turn my old pre-built computer into a Linux system.
+Keyboard 1: Logitech K400 is a wireless keyboard with touchpad. I leave it on my coffee table so I can browse the internet and control my computer from my couch without fumbling with a mouse.
+Keyboard 2: Logitech G710+ for general gaming and work. It's mechanical with brown switches so it's a good entry to mechanical typing since I've never used mechanical switches before.
+Mouse: This mouse sends information via a wired connection so there is no wireless lag when playing intense multiplayer games. The mouse can also convert into a wireless connection so I could use it from my couch if I so desired. +Speakers: Cheap, but good speakers.
+Headphones: Simple corded headphones with Microphone. I learned that wireless headphones (Logitech G930 for example) tend to have a lot of artifacts and the simulated "7.1" surround sound in headphones is useless.

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AustinTheTimelord 4 points 14 months ago

Someone likes their Logitech

xx116xx 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

I mean, it's pretty obvious when someone buys 5 Logitech items, two of them keyboards. It's a nice rig, too...

AustinTheTimelord 1 point 14 months ago

I love Logitech :p He has my +1

xx116xx 3 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

Only Logitech item I own is my mouse. The best gift I ever got.

AustinTheTimelord 1 point 14 months ago

I wanted the G430 Headset but dad thought it would be a good idea to get me a P11 so I can "use it with my computer and my Xbox".

xx116xx 3 Builds 3 points 14 months ago

gasp

TNTrocks123 1 Build 0 points 14 months ago

Audio-Technical!

ToasterNukeTV 1 point 14 months ago

I got a mouse from Logitech 2 years ago. Still use it.

einthedog submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

I could have gone Razr or Corsair Vengeance but I just prefer the simple look of Logitech products.

xx116xx 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

I must agree, they look and perform amazing.

einthedog submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

I'm running a triple monitor setup (two computer monitors and one TV). The K400 is a wireless mouse and touchpad. It allows me to browse the internet on my couch without having to fumble with a mouse.

sassas1 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

I understand you like logitech... but 2 keyboards? Anyway, very nice build, I like it. How is that headset treating ya? I've heard mixed opinions on it.

einthedog submitter 1 Build 2 points 14 months ago

I'm running a triple monitor setup (two computer monitors and one TV). The K400 is a wireless mouse and touchpad. It allows me to browse the internet on my couch without having to fumble with a mouse.

AustinTheTimelord 2 points 14 months ago

/r/battlestations may be calling your name

DuffmanDuffs 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

The headset is well, cheap but effective. I find it gets very uncomfortable after extended periods. It looks nice, love red/black stuff. Feels very flimsy though :(.

actechy 6 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Nice. +1

cooperred 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

First timer-Logitech build*

Great build though!

einthedog submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Technically, it's not a Logitech build because those are just peripherals and can be readily removed, replaced, and re-purposed on other systems. My build is mostly Corsair and ASUS (I'm using dual generic ASUS monitors that I got for free).

cooperred 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

I was trying to make a joke. Obviously it didn't work haha

einthedog submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

I'm new to this. I'm also horrible at reading between the lines. Thanks for the compliments!

Xopod 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

I also have the G230 headset, love it and the best I have ever had way better than the over priced razor's

+1