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This computer is gonna be use primarily for Gaming (FPS-Adventures). The only thing i'm waiting for is the monitor but I'm using my TV for now. Anyone with good setting for this Motherboard and CPU combo on how to Overclock can leave me a comment.

1-10-14 Just place the order for the Asus monitor. Can't wait to get it.

Update- I bought a Kingston SSDNOW V300 Series to install the games on that. I still want to get a 2TB hard drive for Photos, Music, ShadowPlay video, etc.

Update- I was able to overclock the CPU to 4.3 stable. There is 1 of the Core that runs way hotter than the other 2. The 1 Core during stress test gets to 79 while Core 4 gets only 69. I might try to resit the Noctua Heatsink once I get the other fan for it.

Update- Finally got everything!!!

Update(4-7-2014) I use the EVGA Step Up program and have a GTX 780ti

Update(2-11-2015) Upgrade to Asus GTX 980 Strix

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  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I have 1.250V for my CPU and 4.2 Ghz and 100% load temps are 70C

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I'll try that.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

at 1.25 volts you should be getting a higher frequency. Either that or it's just a bad cpu. I'ts a luck of the draw thing. Some cpus will be better than others. Also, you can't really tell people what settings ur using and expect it to work for them. It's a pain but you really have to just go for it. I would go for 1.25-1.3 volts at 4.6GHz, and if it boots run some tests and applications, and then try to nudge down the voltage. If not, decrease the frequency. Also, be careful with the volts on this platform. When you overclock be sure to set the voltage to fixed, otherwise the apps can draw too much voltage and fry your cpu. Once you have tuned in the overclock switch it to adaptive and it will only use the voltage that it needs and it won't go above 1.25v. But during any stress tests or stability tests the voltage NEEDS to be at fixed. You may have known that already.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Great information, I'll start to play with the settings at 1.25 volts.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

good luck. hope u got a good cpu.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey thanks for the information you provide me yesterday. I was able to overclock to 4.3 using 1.150 Volts. The first Core doesn't go over 79C but the 4 Core doesn't go over 69C. I might try to resit the heatsink when I get the other fan for it.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

What are you using for heatsink?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Im using a H100i.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build and good choice for cpu cooler

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I'm waiting for another CPU fan for a push & pull configuration. I hope I can overclock to 4.5 stable.

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  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess I can scratch that 4.5. I was gonna get the h100i but I'm kind of scare with liquid cooling so I went with air cooling (Noctua cooler).

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

Get a decent monitor asap, using your tv is kinda a waste considering how powerful your machine is.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, I'm getting the Asus PB278Q

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Not necessarily a huge waste... I get the fact that he has a 780 and its way more powerful than anything but do you know his needs? I have a I5-4670K, EVGA GTX 770 build coming up and its a dual purpose. I want to play games on my 27 inch monitor like crysis, far cry 3, and so on; yet have the ability to switch to my 55in vizio and play Dark Souls or maybe spend sometime playing indies with my girlfriend. It will also serve the purpose of a slight HTPC. Maybe just assume he could have a common idea with me or maybe I'm all wrong, but a PC doesn't have to be a one purpose build..

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Its not only for gaming. The main use would be that but I also do a lot of photo and video editing.

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

Calculus would dictate your 4770k was not purchased at the global minimum.

Source: f(x) has an absolute (or global) minimum at x=c if f(x) >= f(c) for every x in the domain we are working on. Substitute f(x) with price history of 4770k over time.

  • 74 months ago
  • -1 points

Great build, but you have save money and bought a 32In TV for about $200 on amazon and connect it via HDMI.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Currently I'm playing on my 55" Panasonic Viera. I'm saving money to get an Asus PB278Q (2560 x 1440)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

you don't get the same quality picture with a TV as you do a monitor. using a TV would be about preference