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Hi guys, this is my first build! Finally convinced myself to build my own rig instead of buying a computer online. I was pretty excited to build this and I thought I did a pretty good job. What do you guys think ?

So far I overclocked it to 4.2GHz@ 1.175v (idle temps @ 33c). I might overclock it some more in the future but I am happy with it right now. There was an extra 140mm fan slot at the front of case so I got a Noctua Fan which is not shown in the pictures.

Also got my first korean 27" 1440p monitor and the picture quality is amazing. Zero dead pixels and no back light bleeding.

If you guys don't want to click and want to see higher resolution pictures http://imgur.com/a/LVqlC

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  • 72 months ago
  • 4 points

this is beautiful.. :'D

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Good build!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks !

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice... AND A HAPPY NEWWW YEAAARRR!!! :P

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow....that's a great christmas present....!!!

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Very Nice :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, competent gaming build you have there. Man, I never realized how easy it was to pick the ASUS 770 out of a crowd until recently. Those cooling pipes are really distinctive.

You should be able to OC that 4670 to anywhere between 4.4-4.6GHz without any major problems (~1.2-1.3V on adaptive).

My only advice would be to upgrade that PSU to an 800W+ tier 2+ model (but I've never had problems with the EVGA Supernova Gold line). I used to rag on those RoG mobos, but since with the new chipset coming out with Broadwell was announced, we're all going to have to upgrade our mobos anyways, I'll leave it be...

Nice build.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

He doesn't need to upgrade the psu if he's not going to sli. Can the handle on the psu be removed? I may need to pick up the same power supply while I send off my current one for rma.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think you can unless maybe you open up the entire power supply. The handles actually helped me a lot and gave me something to grab onto while carrying the computer.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

hmmm the power supply might be a problem for my BitFenix Prodigy, since I need to slide it into the psu bay and close it up with a psu retention bracket the handle may interfere with.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, I have a build for a prodigy coming up soon and had the EBGA 750W Gold PSU.... totally blanked the handle until a few days ago... its proves to be a problem had to move to a Corsair instead... :/ One more month of careful planning then I get to purchase the parts :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Good luck. I just took a peek at your parts list and we have the same motherboard. I would advise against the 2 x 4GB kit since the motherboard only has two dimm slots, leaving you no room to expand your ram. Are you going to do custom cable sleeving for your orange Prodigy?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

No, he doesn't. I was just suggesting an option. PSUs are a part where there's no such thing as overkill. You can swap them between builds without issue, and aside from the monetary factor, there are no drawbacks to going over your price point. One of the reasons I went with a very overkill model is that I'll be able to use it over the course of several upgrades without having to worry about the power/efficiency drop-off becoming a factor. That's all I wanted to imply.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Power efficiency is a nice bell shaped curve. If you get a power supply that has too much power than what you need for your load, you're not taking advantage of optimal efficiency. Also, one of the side effects of Moore's law is reduced power consumption, so newer generations of processors and video cards will actually consume less power. Just something to think about, especially with Intel 14nm process node coming up. Video cards aren't even on 22nm yet and have much room for improvement. Games demand more graphics -> AMD and Nvidia make bigger and more power hungry cards yet sell them like hotcakes -> Make consumers buy psus with more power -> Go back to first link in endless loop.

The only reason Intel is even moving to 14nm so quickly before the competition is they want to penetrate the mobile market, they could keep selling us high TDP processors like refurbished jimmy dean sausages imported from communist Korea.

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

How can a power supply have too much excess power for your load? A 750w psu doesn't always put out a constant 750w, it just puts out what is needed, up to the specified wattage.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

I meant excess potential power - more power than you need.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. The power supply was the biggest concern of this build. I wasn't sure if it had enough juice. But everything has been working... so far.... haha.

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

It's a solid tier 3 model that I've recommended on a number of occasions. It has plenty of juice for its current application.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

what PSU would you recommend for a build like this?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

You sure this is your first build because that is some impressive cable management you got there. Good job and nice choice of parts!

Also I'm guessing this computer is for gaming so if it is, what games do you play and what fps do you get?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

haha i said the same thing about his cable management; then asked myself if cable management was rocket science. It's not. :P

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Wish I had black zip ties. Currently I am playing Rome total war 2, Battlefield 4, and Tomb Raider. When I bought the graphics card it came with Batman Arkham Origins, Assassins Creed Black Flag, and Splinter Cell Blacklist. So I will be playing those as well. I don't have the FPS numbers yet but I'm playing them all on highest settings with the X-Star and there's rarely any lag. There was lag when I was playing total war but there was probably 6,000+ units on the map.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

That is really nice. I mean a really good rig. In general though it seems like some of these parts if not all are really repetitive in many other builds. It's not a bad thing I'm just saying these are really popular parts. +1 though. And it's one of the nicest in terms of cable management. Great to see you took your time.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build. Exact same build as mine instead I have a 280x :) btw the handle in the back is not only for carrying but so your cables wont bend if you lean your pc to the wall. I think it is pretty useful. Why so many people comment on how to remove it lol :D you dont really carry the case only by the handle right ? that would be stupid. +1

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow I never thought of putting the cables there. Great idea! Nah I don't carry the case only by the handle but I do use the handle to hook the PC to the wall and leave it hanging like a jacket :D

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man sweet build. I'm waiting on the rest of my Christmas present also lol. Will post in a few days. Similar to yours except I went the Msi route. Pics will be up before weekend (hopefully).

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Any particular reason why you didnt want to mount the ssd on the backside of the motherboard? and maybe set the hdd on the bottom of the case so can get ride of the bottom hdd cage? increase some airflow?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I already took out the middle hdd cage and added an extra fan in front of the bottom hdd cage. I think that should be decent airflow.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

hows that 770 doing at 1440p?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

It's doing great but I don't mind a 780 or 290 if anyone wants to give it to me for free.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats the R4 like? Do you think the white accents are too much for a black and red build? I was looking at other fractal design cases but they all seem to have this white accent which is rather irritating.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the R4 because it looked great, had great build quality and sound insulation is pretty good. I'm fine with the white accents. You can buy black parts and swap it out or spray paint it yourself.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Why 16gb's of ram?

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

It was on sale so why not.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly, why not? And aren't games starting to be able to utilize 16gb of ram? I know editing programs can utilize it.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Glad you decided to build one yourself, instead of getting it made for you. Btw, please tell me that you removed the plastic protection on the front of the case, I just hate seeing that. :P

Anyways, nice build, hope you have a good holiday :D

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

was fitting the mobo + cooler tricky> I pretty much have the same build planned out!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice and tidy cabling, I ran out of patience and left it untidy, few months later I sorted it.

Is the fractal really quiet?

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

Should have went with a 3GB video card or even a 4GB 760

  • 72 months ago
  • -1 points

Very nice first build! My first build was a Pentium IV. Why isn't the Xmas tree in your parts list though, did you return it? Guess you got lucky on the Korean monitor, those communists don't take kindly to returns. I would suggest delidding your processor if you plan to overclock more in the future. Enjoy!

Pictures look nice. What camera did you use?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I didn't want to go through that return process. Also got hit with a 22 dollar tax fee from FedEx.

I used a Canon T1i.

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

50% what?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Uh, we don't discuss 50% in these parts.

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like the monitor a lot. Best monitor I have ever owned. People at overclock.net said you can overclock this but I haven't tried it yet.

  • 72 months ago
  • 3 points

This monitor will look great with a turtle wallpaper.

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