Description

Everything is working great and smooth. I mostly use the PC to play games and type up word documents, for school. I also like making and editing video's but not the expert level where i need insane amounts of RAM and a beast of a processor. I upload game-play videos to YouTube. My channel name is TheRealGamerHD+.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

I just did a similar build for a gamestation / media center / htpc. I think the i5-4570 / gtx 770 is a great performance:price area if you just want a solid rig and aren't into overclocking. Excellent taste sir! If fan sound isnt an issue for your system, you really shouldnt need any aftermarket coolers. The bitfenix case and stock cpu fan should be plenty to keep your rig going for years. Likeminded with others on the 840 EVO. I picked one up recently and have nothing but good things to say. Overall nice build. +1 from me!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

With my Astro A40's on i can't even hear my computer, but when i'm typing a document or something, it becomes irritating, i also want a little less heat in the computer overall. I looked at your build it's nice, we have the same graphics card and CPU... You also have a very fine taste sir.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

For CPU coolers that aren't overkill, I can definitely recommend the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO or the Zalman CNPS8900 Quiet (I used the Zalman, It's "quiet", but also a small cooler if space is an issue for you.) I don't know a whole lot about custom case fans, but Im sure you could find some inexpensive upgrades to improve airflow and reduce dBs. Have fun with your build, pop in Skyrim (or any other good looking title) crank up your graphics to max at 1080P and enjoy!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

An 840 EVO is about $90 right now, and would provide a pretty significant speed boost over that one you have now, but that's just my opinion, and if it works, it works ;)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a lot of storage right now, but in the near future i'm going definitely add some SSD's.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice... balanced high performing parts and good cable management. Like other people said, an SSD would be very nice in this build. Happy gaming!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. Uh for the cpu cooler, basicly everyone for the past several years has gone with Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, now that was popular with sandy bridge, generation one and two, and ivy bridge. With haswell it isn't that great due to poor overclock performance. You do not have to wory about that. So I recommend that cpu cooler for a budge build. Note I due not own a CM 212 evo.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

I have been actually thinking of this cooler. I think it would be awesome, the thing is i don't know if it's going to be quiet. Thanks for the support!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Remember that you can always buy a quieter fan for it. As I said to Newbie1998 above, the quietest cooling you're going to get is an air cooler with an aftermarket fan. With my water cooler I'll occasionally get some cavitation in the pump, which is actually louder than the fans (at idle).

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build man, thinking of getting the 770, have you ran on any games on it yet? alo, isnt 16GB of ram a bit of overkill? +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I have, BF4,BF3,COD ghosts, COD Black Ops Skyrim, Crysis 3, Skyrim, farcry 3, metro last light. All these games ran around at least 45-60+ Except Crysis. Crysis I got an average of 25 -30 fps on ultra 1080p. But for what i payed for the card it has exceptional performance. I highly recommend this card if you are into gaming and looking for some good deals. 16 gb's, might be overkill but I love it! It makes my computer run soo fast. Booting takes half a second, especially because of the SSD.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Not to upset you but that speed will soon deteriorate, All computers do within the first few weeks/month. And also that cable management is really nice.

Your CPU and GPU do look like they need a better cooler as you stated above, I know of some good ones, just can't think of them off the top of my head, I will get back to you when I remember them. Definitely a great build but I definitely think the Wireless Adapter and the RAM was wayyyy Overkill. That adapter being $100+, that's crazy, you can get great ones for just under $30!

But I must give you props, Great intermediate build!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

With the wireless adapter I just wanted FAST internet, and let's just say it worked. Thank's... I pride myself with my cable management.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I pride cable management also, it's a really good way to prevent lots of dust buildup along with the fact that your computer will look very sexy.

I know it says I have no builds but I am in the process of my first and I have built multiple PC's for friends of mine.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't stand seeing pc's with awful cable management. With all those cables all over the place crazily, it just looks awful, and I feel like the pc is going to fail. Plus it's great for add-ons.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

ah thanks so much for that and okay fir enough mate, whatever floats your boat! :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Its great but i will offer to cable manage you pc for free the ocd in me is about to kump in front of a bus after every pic

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

looks nice any plans for upgrades? Such a new CPU cooler or anything else down the road?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, i'm planning on upgrading my CPU cooler, and maybe adding 4 Noctua NF-F12 fans for the best overall cooling, because that is the main issue right now. don't know what CPU cooler I should go with.. I was thinking of a water cooling system, but i don't think it would fit in my case.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want an easy installed water cooling unit you can get the Corsair H100i I have it in my build and its a closed loop so it wont leak. they run 80-100 dollars or you can go with one of corsair cheaper coolers. If you were to get one you would need to take the top two fans out although the cooler comes with 2 fans!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that is a little too much, especially because I can't and am not interested in overclocking. Does it give nice temp's?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

yes and quite!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

*Quiet

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

There's not much point in spending $100 on an H100i for a locked CPU. For the record, if you're not planning on overclocking your rig, the stock cooler will do just fine. The only reasons to buy an aftermarket cooler for this rig would be to reduce noise and possibly increase the chip's longevity. The most I would get would be a CM Hyper 212 EVO c/w a quieter aftermarket fan. It's only $30 for the cooler, and you could get a good fan for it for $10-15 max.

When it comes to cooling, I'd focus more on the GPU. I don't know how Zotac does it, but my ASUS 770 starts throttling its performance when it reaches 80*C. If you ever end up OCing the GPU, you'll hit that wall pretty quickly. There are a lot of options in that regard, with my two picks going to the AC Accelero Extreme III and the NZXT G10.

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

I need to talk to friends and record so i dont like noise... rather spend the money for something nice than not

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

You do realize that any normal CPU cooler you use, be it air or liquid, is going to utilize a fan of some kind, and most coolers can have their fans swapped out for quieter models. On top of that, I own a CM Seidon 240M AIO cooler, and it actually has a separate source of noise as well as the fans, the water pump. So, if you want the ultimate in quiet, and have no plans to overclock, buy a decent air cooler and a very quiet fan. There's no reason to spend more than $40.