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Red $2100 gaming BEAST

by Zay48

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47 Comments

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CPU Clock Rate

4.6GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

889MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.01Ghz

GPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C

Description

Firstly, I spent a little more because I did buy everything from Canada Computers, however pcpartpicker wouldn't detect some parts. It was more convenient for me since I live minutes away from a Canada Computers. In total with tax I spent about $2400. Also, I took my current OCZ power supply out of our old family computer which a family friend built and bought a cx500 to put in that. So I just chose the closest thing to it. I'm happy with the OCZ, my only gripe is that it isn't modular. Don't worry, I did lots of research to make sure it was up to the task of powering this beast. I tried my best at cable management and I think I did a good job.

Im only 15 (almost 16) so this is my first big purchase. I'm happy to say I saved up for it all myself with my job. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. BEFORE you ask any questions read the last paragraphs, I think I'll answer most there when I explain everything :p

4670k - I was lucky to get a really good chip, I managed to get it up to 4.6 with a 212 EVO! Stays under 65c and is a stable OC.

212 EVO - Installation was straightforward and I'm happy with this. I bought a red LED fan to put on it too.

G45 Gaming - I was torn between this and the VI Hero, I went with this because it was $30 cheaper and IMO even with or even better than the hero. It looks great, BIOS is very nice, has all the connectivity I need. Very happy with this so far, I'd recommend it for sure.

Corsair Vengeance Pro - I went with 1866 because it was only $3 more than 1600 at the time so why not? No problems so far and the sticks look really nice.

WD Black 1TB - No problems yet, does everything I expected it to do.

Asus DirectCUII 780 - My favourite part of the system. This is a really sexy card and it performs amazing, I couldn't be any happier. Droops a bit but I'll find a way to fix that.

CM Storm Trooper - Really great case, I wish there was a windowed side panel version but there's not, so I've ordered a windowed side panel from the CM website. Airflow is great, room for everything and great cable management. Mine came with a few stripped and bent screws but no biggie.

PSU - See first paragraph. I really tried my best at cable management for my first build, I think it looks good.

Monitor - For it's price I really am very happy with it. No dead pixels, I can't see any ghosting, input lag, anything like that.

Quicfire TK - I got the red version and I love it. Has rubberized flip out feet which is huge for me. Also very stiff.

Sentinel Advance ii - Really great, the plastic doesn't bother me and I play with the weights in. The two thumb buttons are positioned perfectly for me. It also fits my large hands like a dream.

Sirus 5.1 Headset - Nice headset, very comfortable, great sound :) 1 question I expect is why the CM circlejerk? Well because I wanted that red and black color scheme. I made SURE I was getting quality though, I wouldn't have bought CM had I not known I'd be happy. Another is probably going to be why only a cheaper 1080p monitor with a 780? Well I'm saving up or asking for a 1440p monitor for christmas and I couldn't afford one with all my other components.. Plus this one has given me no problems.

Any other question's feel free to ask ;P

Future plans: My next paycheck is going towards a windowed side panel so you can see my sexy components, the NZXT Hue, bitfenix sleeved cable extensions, and games. That's it for the immediate short term. Longer term is going to be another 780 to power that 1440p monitor I talked about at highest settings, they're a lot of money though :( I'll need a better PSU and will probably go for an AX 860. Also getting an SSD to put OS and Games on

Thanks for reading! Have a good day :)

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TheRealCheekyGit 7 points 22 months ago

Sweet build. Very good CM. +1

Sabotage 6 points 22 months ago

Love the cm case and accessories.

YourLocalPCNoob 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

would you say its better to save 30-40 dollars on the G45 than the GD-65?

Zay48 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Yes. Only difference between the two is more pci and sata ports, oh and a few buttons that aren't necessary anyways

xIMcCloud29Ix 3 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Really good build, I hope my chip is a as good as yours! Or at least somewhere near it (even a 4.4 with higher load temps would be good for me). Oh well. I think a 4.2 would suit me if need be.

Zay48 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

I'm sure you have no problem reaching 4.2 the first batch(s) of Haswell seemed to be the worst

neptonium20008 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Nice, I have a Cooler Master Storm Stryker White.

SparkyOnPC 1 point 22 months ago

ah, nice build :) although for an extra $15 or so you could have gotten the galaxy gtx 780 Hall of Fame edition for more frames :)

Quintana 1 point 22 months ago

Nice job and I envy you, I cannot imagine ever being able to pull the trigger on a $700 GPU, makes me anxious just thinking about it.

fizzwizz15 1 point 22 months ago

Wicked! :D

felixchen 1 point 21 months ago

OMEG LIEK SO GEWD YOU EVAN GAT DAT GUD GRAPHICS C@RD LAWL, YOU RALLY GAT A GUD OACLOCK ON YOR POWAR SUPPLIES :) GUD JAB MAIN

IMANice16 1 point 18 months ago

I want to see the back of the computer. Nice red theme.

lwcdnet 1 point 18 months ago

Those are great temperature readings! Says alot about the Case's cooling abilities, as well as your fans and other cooling choices.

If you wanted a windowed side panel on your case, is there a reason you didn't opt for the Cooler Master Storm STRYKER? I am looking at doing a build now and looking at cases brought me to your build, so I'm interested in your feedback about why you chose the Storm Trooper vs Storm Stryker?

sickmen123 1 point 14 months ago

i would say that if you are spending $2100, get an i7 3770k or 4770k. ;)

goku9122 4 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

An MSI Twin Frozr GTX 780 would be better. It performs better than the DirectCU II and it completes the MSI red gaming theme.

Bu it stills a great build. +1

f1aminfury 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/f1aminfury/saved/QvFH99

sweet build were basically similar lol :P

was also looking at the nzxt hue . if you manage to get it before me let me know :P also how is that keyboard ? and case fan? and cpu cooler? lol and monitor? like everything?

RebellionBird -1 points 20 months ago

The storage is outdated. You can get a 2TB hard drive for cheaper. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st2000dm001

LookTopHats 2 Builds -2 points 22 months ago

Great build, what was your job?

godshawk 1 point 22 months ago

Quadruple post.

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TheInfamousR 3 Builds -5 points 22 months ago

Well done, a few minor suggestions (all opinion mostly, except the SLI suggestion):

For $178 you could be running dual Avoc monitors with amazingly small bezel.

I would have gone with 2 GTX 760s in SLI for $500 rather than $675 for a single 780 as they'd outperform it and you'd save money.

I would have gone with a Seasonic PSU for just a few dollars more, though I don't mind OCZ.

xIMcCloud29Ix 3 Builds 5 points 22 months ago

Well I want to go SLI 760s but I think the advantage of having one powerful card over two lesser ones is the minimum framerates (I think). I remember JJ saying that a single card solution is usually better for that reason.

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TheInfamousR 3 Builds -4 points 22 months ago

While it has it's advantages running one card such as vram, the fact that you can save money and get the same if not better performance from two cards is still something I can't see past especially when the savings are $150.00+

xIMcCloud29Ix 3 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

Yeah, we'll that's why I want to go SLI. I do want better performance from my single 760 since it drops to below 30 on various games. Although it might have to do more so with my FX 4300, I have a 4670k and I should see an improvement in FPS once I finish my build.

Zay48 submitter 1 Build 3 points 22 months ago

Thanks! I'm planning on going 1440p so It's not a huge deal atm ;p Also, I want to SLI 780's down the road too, if I wasn't planning that I'd have gone with the 760's but the 3gb of VRAM on the 780's helps with 1440p too. And I agree, but like I said I took it out of an old family build, I am upgrading my psu soon (ish) ;p

TheInfamousR 3 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

A 780 in a family build? Please adopt me.

LavaSpice -7 points 22 months ago

Why didn't you get a cheaper mouse, etc. and get a NVIDIA GTX Titan 6GB

DjArtifact 4 points 22 months ago

Because a Titan wouldn't perform any better unless he is running something stupid like 1440p surround or 4k.

AustinL 1 Build -12 points 22 months ago

Good Build but the 780 is useless unless you plan to use 3 monitors other than that a 770 would give you better performance.

skemble 23 Builds 6 points 22 months ago

A 770 will give better performance than a 780? What?

AustinL 1 Build -5 points 22 months ago

Yes a 770 would give better performance per dollar on a single 2560x1440P i have a 770 and a monitor like that i push 90 FPS Metro Last Night on High settings some ultra.

I actually do benchmarks i have bought 5 780's and 5 770's even on a 2560x1440p monitor unless you have 3 it is useless you will get the same if not better performance on the 770 on a Single 2560x1440P

skemble 23 Builds 6 points 22 months ago

Per dollar maybe. A 770 straight up with a 780. The 780 will win.

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AustinL 1 Build -3 points 22 months ago

Not Exactly. See a 780 is really good really powerful making it a good card. But on 1 2560x1440p monitor it limits its self very much so the Monitor can handle the GPU basically. But 1 770 on a 2560x1440p does not need to limit it self that much. I have seen a 770 limit it self 3% of performance and the 780 35-4-% performance. Then a 780 on 3 2560x1440p monitors the 780 limits it self 4% performance.

So 1 780 on 2560x1440p vs 1 770 on 2560x1440p = A win for the 770 by alot

1 780 on 3 2560x1440p vs 1 770 on 1 or 3 or even 2 2560x1440p monitors 780 wins.

skemble 23 Builds 4 points 22 months ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McMuS67wNwk

I really don't think you have any idea what you are talking about...

SumanIV 1 Build 6 points 22 months ago

Rofl. Bro can I try some of the crack your doing? 780 isn't useless for a single 1080p monitor, it will push 60 frames a second in games like Metro Last Light and Crysis 3. A single 780 is completely fine for a single 1080p monitor, and if you didn't read the description, he's getting a 2560x1440p monitor...

AustinL 1 Build -5 points 22 months ago

Yes a 770 would give better performance per dollar on a single 2560x1440P i have a 770 and a monitor like that i push 90 FPS Metro Last Night on High settings some ultra.

I actually do benchmarks i have bought 5 780's and 5 770's even on a 2560x1440p monitor unless you have 3 it is useless you will get the same if not better performance on the 770 on a Single 2560x1440P

Zay48 submitter 1 Build 5 points 22 months ago

You're wrong. No way a 770 gives you better performance. A 780 is necessary for 1440p which is the route I'm going.

skemble 23 Builds 3 points 22 months ago

What 1440p monitors are you looking at?

Zay48 submitter 1 Build 3 points 22 months ago

Dell U2713HM :)

skemble 23 Builds 4 points 22 months ago

Have you looked into the Korean models?

Zay48 submitter 1 Build 3 points 22 months ago

I have, don't want to risk dead pixels unless I'm 100 percent sold.

AustinL 1 Build -5 points 22 months ago

Yes a 770 would give better performance per dollar on a single 2560x1440P i have a 770 and a monitor like that i push 90 FPS Metro Last Night on High settings some ultra.

I actually do benchmarks i have bought 5 780's and 5 770's even on a 2560x1440p monitor unless you have 3 it is useless you will get the same if not better performance on the 770 on a Single 2560x1440P