Description

Will be used for gaming once I can afford a gfx Card. For now, very expensive internet browser.

Bought the i5 4670k OEM but chip shipped to me was the i7 4770k OEM. I am not complaining.

CPU cooler is also to be replaced eventually for a water loop in the next 6 months.

edit: noticed i missed my mb off the part listings. added.

Comments

  • 79 months ago
  • 5 points

Why are people so lucky! I wish I could get an i7 instead of an i5!

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

I can't wait for those guys who don't read the description, and will be all "HOW DID YOU GET AN i7 FOR 190!!!!!!!!" lol.. Awesome build, you did VERY good as far as green goes lol.

  • 79 months ago
  • 4 points

I was told to keep it 'green' by my other half. Not sure this was what she had in mind.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

I think you did well both ways XD. Haswell is very efficient.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

haswell is very efficient whilst at idle but once you start using it for games, i heard it actually uses more energy that ivy bridge and also runs hotter? am i right in believing this

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

No, it draws less power under load than Ivy by a few watts. TDP isn't power consumption, the higher TDP on Haswell indicates that it will put out more heat. Haswell does however run a few degrees hotter, but you can fix that the same way you could with Ivy.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

ahh yeas, sorry i was getting mixed up as i had heard differently somewhere else but yeas i think youre probably right :)

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

He still paid almost $300. Keep in mind his prices are in pounds.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

the description for the product he has is the i5 but he really got the i7 which is why he got that price.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I quite understand that. I'm simply saying he payed $300 for a CPU that's normally $340 and currently $280 at Microcenter.

As in, people on here have a tendency to not pay attention to signs and might be assuming he payed $190 USD for a 4770k, rather than 190 GBP

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i wish VAT would be abolished. Hate paying premiums for parts.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't realize you had that.

That leads to the question, you say you originally purchased the i5 and ended up with the i7. Did you pay 190GBP for the i5?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I would love to see the cable management on the back, as I have this case and find it really hard to cable manage in.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll add one in a moment. A little warning its not as good as I would of liked.

edit: added

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for that, It still looks alot better then what I've achieved with the case.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

New cable management pics up. took about an hour to redo it all, I think its looks better, was certainly easier to get the back of the case on. :)

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like this build, I have never seen that case, but I like it. Nice job getting a Samsung ssd and a reliable corsair psu!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

why the micro atx mobo

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably had the features he wanted. Keep in mind that the sniper is a high end mobo. It's better than the bulk of $200-250 ATX mobos.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly this. The matx board has everything on the atx i will need as i have no plans for sli,crossfire. The difference in price is also a factor. Nearly 50% more for 1 or 2 pci-e? No thanks.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I was upset when I looked at the pictures, then I read this, "CPU cooler is also to be replaced eventually for a water loop in the next 6 months" :D

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Just need the cpu block and pump and its a go ;). I have tubing, uv green liquid all the fittings and the rad/fans currently in a box.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, look forward to seeing some pictures!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Might as well have used the stock cooler if you were going to add in a water loop later. Never seen that case though.