This is my first build and it turned out well. This is obviously a gaming rig. At this moment, I'm still stress testing the system. Things are looking good though. :) My goal was to run the cpu @ 4.6 Ghz but it wasn't stable. I had to lower it to 4.3 Ghz which is not bad for a beginner I guess. :/
I haven't played any game on it yet. I've been using OCCT, MSI kombustor, Unigine (Valley & Heaven) and Cinebench to stress test the CPU and GPU.
Please share your thoughts and advice.
Note: The GPU is MSI 780 Gaming (not Lightning)
Update: I played different games on it, all max out a d ran perfectly smooth!
The games I played were Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite, Arma II (Dayz and Dayz origins), Tera online, Final Fantasy XIV ARR.
I also purchased the following parts: Asus Xonar dx soundcard, Logetech 230 headaet, Benq XL2420TE, Corsair (K70, M40 & MM200).
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$232.98||SuperBiiz|
|CPU Cooler||NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid||$139.99||TigerDirect|
|Motherboard||MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150||$140.99||Newegg (Override)|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133||$179.99||Amazon|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" SSD||$169.99||NCIX US|
|Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$54.99||Newegg (Override)|
|Video Card||MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB LIGHTNING||$659.99|
|Case||NZXT Phantom 530 (Red) ATX Full Tower||$129.00||(Purchased)|
|Power Supply||Cooler Master 850W ATX12V / EPS12V||$169.99||Amazon|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer||$19.98||OutletPC|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)|
|Case Fan||NZXT Air Flow Series 83.6 CFM 140mm||$11.41||Amazon (Override)|
|Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.3GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||28.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||74.0° C|
|Performance Preset Score||P12615|