It's a good build, yes. The only thing I don't agree with is that PSU. You could have gotten CX500/CX750, which is better, in a cheaper price. Plus, don't you think i7 is a bit overkill for gaming. An i5-3570 would have been quite enough, and by that, you could have saved $80 and gotten a better GPU.
clearly aesthetics played a large role in the psu. since OP hasn't given any description at all as of yet, we shouldn't jump to conclusions about the i7 choice.
the i5 is awesome for gaming, But from what i have researched.. if you really like to stream your gameplay on Twitch (particularly at high resolutions), or run multiple programs simultaneously, the i7 is better suited for that stuff.. I would guess the submitter probably likes to do those sort of things
My friend streams just fine from is 4670k.
I'm sure he does. I'm just saying, in MOST cases.. the i7 is better suited... lern two reed
Hey buddy, how about you calm down, I'm just saying what I know to be true.
haha so true... when it really comes down to it.. at the end of the day it is all about your internet connection
Way late, but the CX500/CX750 are most assuredly not in any way shape or form better than this Rosewill Lightning unit.
Those low end Corsair units are manufactured by CWT, and while they're acceptable, they're still using cheap capacitors, and the units are pretty average overall.
The Rosewill on the other hand is manufactured by SuperFlower, and is basically a rebranded Golden Green 800W unit. That's this one: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=229
Top quality japanese caps all around, stellar performance, and just a higher quality unit overall, with higher efficiency to boot.
This rig is boss....uuuuuntil you get to the graphics card.....
or until you see a LOCKED cpu on a motherboard designed for overclocking :O and a 800w powersupply light show for $149 where higher quality 750w-850w power supplies are cheaper... That isn't even looking at the graphics card yet ;)
Just because the GPU isn't the best doesn't mean this is a crap computer. Not everyone games or feels the need to spend $400 on a gpu. Look at all the Apple Fan boys rocking the $2800 MacBook Pros that can watch YouTube videos and write emails. I'm sure all of them wish they could be rocking anything else then a HD 4000.
Honestly this computer could do pretty much anything except run some new game to be released at 100FPS. Nice solid build to last a long time, just not a fan of Rosewill (Replace that at some point) :)
Crysis 3, Arma 3, Battlefield 3, Far Cry 3, Metro: Last Light... all these are examples of games this rig cannot run at good settings, but are also examples of games this rig could have run at great settings if the builder would have taken his time and researched more.
This is a WoW/CoD/LoL rig when it could have been a BF4/Crysis 3/Far Cry 3 rig.
If he upgrades his GPU in the near future, then he'll be high rolling.
Like i said we have no idea what this guy does with his build. Gaming rigs don't define a good build. IMO BF3,4/Crysis/FarCry are crap games. They dont even compete with Quake 3/Unreal/Original Starcraft/Age of Empires/Doom and others that you can actually LAN with. So its all a matter of preference.
If it is a WoW/CoD/LoL rig then he still spent money un-wisely. That seems to be the crux of the issue. You can build one of those for half the price easily.
Could have done a lot better. Cpu/mobo no overclocking for that you spent.
Need description to know what this build is for.
Depending on what the build is for I don't know why you selected a 4770 over a AMD 8320/8350.
Cooler must be for noise, and hot haswell components... since there is no OC potential, unless you accidentally selected the wrong part in the menu.
7770 is a budget card, I can only assume that you're going to SLI/XFire them, but even then I would say that 800W is mega overkill on the PSU.
Everything Catharist stated is very valid yet was downvoted?
A locked CPU with a high priced motherboard with great features for overclocking and an after market cooler are VERY VERY Valid reasons to question the builders choices as well as a mid range going on lower mid range graphics card. Not to mention the flashy over priced power supply which is better suited for Crossfire 7970s not mid / low range 7770 crossfire. There are plenty of 750-850w high end very well known high quality power supplies for cheaper then this "rosewill" light show psu.
I don't understand the negative comments on this one. This build is very good. Of course he could have a K etc,etc but what if he only want a good motherboard and don't want to overclock? The PSU is good quality don't listen to those comments.
It's not his other components that people are knocking, it's the GPU. You don't go and drop a grand on a PC with amazingly high end parts and not get a high end GPU. That's like buying a Lamborghini and throwing a John Deere law mower engine in it, you just don't do it.
I agree with that. I hope it's just an "already had this piece" and he's waiting for a 7970 or a GTX 770.
Should have saved your money and gone with a 3570k and saved $100, a Z77 Ext4 and saved $50, and a Corsair 750w enthusiast and saved $70... then with that extra $220 that you saved, bought something like a 7950 or a GTX 760. I sort of understand (not really) where you were going with this build, but that is a seriously sad excuse for a GPU man...
That all being said, if this is a video/sound/photo editing rig, I give you props. If it is a gaming rig, I give you a huge thumbs down.
Idk why u got top of the line newest cpus and got a lower end gpu..... The intagrated graphivs in the hasfail chips alone are jlmost as good as your gpu you should got a lower costing cpu and got a better gpu imo unless u plan to upgrade ur gpu in the future or dont plan to do alot of gameing other then that i like the build.
The 7770 really isn't half bad, I have it and it did pretty well. Enough for 60fps on med to high settings on every game. The issue is that it doesn't compare to his motherboard, CPU, and PSU. Shoot I paid nearly this much for only an FX-4300 and an ASRock 970 Extreme4 with 16GB of RAM and an SSD. He didn't do too bad... I guess
1000 i7 and 7770?
Okay, couple of things, I'm not sure if they've already been said but I don't feel like reading. You have a locked CPU, paired with an unlocked motherboard, you wasted money. The ONLY reason why you should've gotten an 800W PSU is if you plan on getting two more of the same GPUs. But from what I see, this is a very poorly planned build.