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I wanted to get something I could play new games on and I could use for school work, heavy to light gaming, Sony Vegas, And photoshop. my first pc build couldn't do much and I gave it to my bro for college, so, I built a new one. The cpu is pretty fast, but I might upgrade to 4770k if It starts to slow down. I think I got a bit too much ram, but it was fine.

Mother board: Works fine, plenty of fan ports and it has 3 way crossfire so I could upgrade in the future Storage: Quick and plenty of room Case: A joy to work with, plenty of room, and great cable managment, alot bigger than I thought. Power Supply: works fine, and its modular

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for having the most pictures of a build... ever.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted to document EVERYTHING....Lol, because on my last build, I only had completed pics.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Including the dog? :D

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, its kind of like a devolopment log:

14:35-Screws put in bowl 14:36-Dog sniffs Screws 14:36.4-Dog picks up screws and runs away 14:36.15-Chased after dog

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

You might not want to keep the PC on carpet. The carpet will choke your PC. +1 though, very nice build.

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

Yeah, but if you see on the desk, I have that shelving, ill have to unscrew that. Ill prob do that sometime this year.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh, I didn't notice that.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

I think the opposite of JailBreak, +1 for the case, I really love it! :D

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Good parts, loads of pictures, decent price, good cable mgmt +1

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted to have good cable mgmt, becuase on my old case(Antec three hundred) It had NO cable mangament holes or anything. it had ONE tie-down point.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the picture of the dog. haha

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

At first I was worried she would eat the screws, but she just sniffed em. Lol

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

great part selection....finally a new amd card for the actual price its supposed to be. Might want to get the tower off that carpet though. +1 from me

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I brought the card awhile ago about when it came out. that is why I don't have the Rev.2 of it.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! And yes, too much RAM, but that's not a bad thing, it only future proofs it. I think you might have overpaid, but, details...

+1 from me man. Enjoy your games!

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

For what you said you do, the 4770 would have been better (video production software would utilize the hyper threading), but I wouldn't upgrade later to that chip... The difference between it and the 4670 is not great enough to spend the money all over again... Wait till the next series of chips to see more bang for the upgrade buck.

16gb ram is not overkill at all. It comes in very handy. I would have gotten 2 8gb sticks though so you still have 2 slots later to add more down the road.

You could consider a liquid cooler later like a corsair h100i or h105 if it fits to allow for solid over clocks on that cpu. I'm running that chip at 4.2ghz around 30c idle and 53c full load extended periods with the h100i... I've tested mine to 4.6 without issues and negligible temp difference, but each chip varies and some max at 4.4 while some can hit low 5s on those coolers. Either way, it's a cheaper upgrade than a new chip would be.

Solid looking build though. That motherboard is rated very well in performance and should allow you to keep up with current tech for a while to come.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I was thinking about upgrading to the 4770k, but for the price/ performance ratio from the 4670 is very little as you said. I guess I could wait until I did some serious upgrades, like another r9 280x(If the price ever goes down to what it should be)

I have considered liquid cooling, (I built this thing awhile ago btw) But There quite expensive and the thermaltake keeps mine cool, but not too cool. I might get that giant phanteks one that like out performs a h100i. I'm not sure about the overclocking yet, I heard it really easy, but I just plain can't figure it out.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

If that motherboard has an OC Genie button on it, just use that to do a simple over clock... If not, the MSI control center utility has an easy assisted over clock tuner (so does the bios), just dont go messing with the advanced bits until you know what they do...

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I've seen that ocgenie button for awhile, but when I click it, it doesn't say it did anything. Will it just default oc to like 3.8 or something?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

It depends on different factors. The motherboard tests different settings and ends up at a clock speed it thinks is safe based on its tests. Turn your computer off before you turn the Genie on. When you turn the system back on, it will take a little longer to boot the first time as its calibrating. The button should light up also if it's on. From there, you can either use the + and - buttons while running to slightly adjust it, or preferably run the MSI control center program and increase the core clocks in that. I don't recommend more than 100-200mhz more over the Genie set amount... Its all a matter of cooling at that point. My Genie set mine at 4.2 which is what I run, though I'm also liquid cooled and have tested to 4.6 with no issues.. I do t need 4.6,so I went back to 4.2 for greater cpu longevity.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

That command center app can also adjust your ram and fan profiles easily too... Look into it and read the quick guide that came with your motherboard. There's also an Intel app that gets far more advanced and does much of what your bios does (but not all, though if you have faster ram than 1600,it can turn on the xmp profile for it to run at the rated speed without having to reboot to the bios)

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! +1 for nice build. Many pictures. Btw, screw that black thing off on top of the hdd cage. It makes it look a lot better. Also from under the optical bays. You can put them back if you need the removable hdd cage. Anyway, nice build. :)

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! Wow didn't know anyone looked at my build anymore!

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  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

oh its you! ha lol long time no see