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http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2331405

Named 'Savage Gaming' due to my surname being Savage.

The main use of this rig will be for gaming, however I also am a programmer and hobbyist video editor. The 4770k is probably overkill but I had the extra cash and who doesn't like to have some bragging rights? Anyway, this is my first build and I'm very pleased with the result. It's NOT complete at the moment though, I still have to order the cpu cooler, ssd, and hdd. For now, I'm using a lousy 160gb hdd from my old PS3 (Ha!). This case is MASSIVE and has plenty of room for future improvements, I'm hoping to grab another 780 for some SLI action, and a custom cooling loop eventually. I will also be installing a wifi adapter card and onboard soundcard as I am also a musician and will be using the machine for recording.

This was an awesome learning experience and I'm having a blast on the computer so far, I just got everything up and running today and will be posting benchmarks within the next few days. I'm going to be running stress tests tonight and then after I order the cpu cooler I will be overclocking. My goal is to hit around 4.6-4.7 for the processor. Wish me luck!

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  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Programmer, video editor, musician, and Heineken beer drinker ;) Why did you choose the 780 over the 780 ti?

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

I didn't think the performance difference was worth the extra money to be honest. Kind of silly saying that after blowing 160 on ram and 300 on the 4770k, but It'll also be easier to find some extra funds to get another 780 rather than an extra 780ti too. The 780 should be able to handle quite a bit, especially when I go SLI so I'm not too worried about it.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say that was a great decision. Although the 780 Ti is all the rage the 780 still does very well and is a nice price point now

Enjoy your system +1

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build but you said programmer so i am more curious about that lol, fav language? mine is c++

but +1 for build looks nice

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Mostly C#, but do enjoy C++ and Java. Also freelance as a full stack web developer (LAMP stack)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

nice, you hear about runnable? site trying to become the YouTube of code

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

The 780 ti has 210 double precision GFLOPS versus the 780s 166. While the 780 ti has better gaming performance than the GTX Titan, the titan really shines in rendering workflows that use its 1500 double precision GFLOPS. Then again, the kind of person who needs a GTX Titan probably works for a game studio that pays for everything. And less than .0000000005 percent of the population is lucky enough to work in games. And of all the C++ programmers in the world, an even smaller percentage is qualified to work on game engines ;)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you going to put that Cpu liquid cooler in?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

He probably took the pictures pre-cooler purchase and instalation

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

dia is correct, I have been holding off on a couple parts, I should have the rest within a couple of weeks and I will update the build with new pictures at that point after I overclock.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build! Me likee :)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you perhaps related to Adam Savage from Mythbusters? That'd be sweet if you were!

Also, is that fan blowing on your gpu mounted on something built into the case, or is it just supported with a little handywork?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

No relation that I'm aware of but who knows, maybe he's my long lost uncle, haha.

The case has angled brackets for fans, there's another slot directly below that one as well. It's secured with a hand tightened screw. I ran the cables coming from the GPU under the bracket to give it a tad more support as well since there is an indentation that the cables fit into perfectly.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I wish my case had that, my GPU fans are loud.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are planning on overclocking you might want to try the swiftech 220 cpu cooler. It is quieter, cooler and sexier than the h100i. Somewhat unimportant but western digital is better than seagate but seagate is still number 2 so good pick. I have a western digital from 2008 that is still running strong and it was a cheap one.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll look into them when it comes time to order the rest of the parts.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Love NZXT cases. I use to avoid them, because of their cost and because I didn't know better. After I used them for the build for my parent's computers I am starting to develop a brand loyalty to them. Not only do they look sexy, but also the though of everything you might need to keep your computer nice and clean on the inside. (also their H series for sound reduction is really effective too.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

NZXT products are awesome. I love my NZXT Sentry 2!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm falling in love with the case more and more! Every time I open it up to look at stuff or work on something I just think to myself: "Damn, this thing is sexy". No joke, it's such an open work space and wonderful airflow! You can fit anything you'd like in it and the stock fans are surprisingly quiet! Would definitely recommend the product to anyone and if I build another machine I will be looking at NZXT cases first.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the name!

Source: Also an N. Savage

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

You legitimately stole my entire name haha

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're going to be doing recording, you may want to look at getting an audio interface over a soundcard (completely depending on what type of microphone you're going to be using, of course). Unless the soundcard you're going to be getting is one of the audio interface cards. Plus the audio interface will have the quarter inch connections for when you look into getting studio reference monitors.

Which software are you using, anyways?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

The sound card will be for playback quality and my music, I have an audio interface for recording already.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the audio interface acts as a soundcard, unless you have an audio interface with just XLR and/or MIDI connections. Mine has quarter inch connections and a headphone jack (as well as two XLR) and has a 24bit/96kHz quality, so it works just fine. If your audio interface has quarter inch and a headphone jack, you shouldn't need to get a soundcard.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

1up on the Nzxt. :) Glad to read of all the good talk. I am actually running into your build because I used the 410 phantom and looking to upgrade cases because of the lack of space above the mobo to have a push/pull config with a full atx board in the 410. Thanks for the good pics.

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  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, I'm definitely pleased with the outcome. I wasn't sure how it was going to go, being my my first build and all, but research really pays off!

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