Description

First build! Budget was $1,000-ish (excluding monitor).

CPU: Using it for video editing, streaming/recording games, photo editing, music recording. Was considering a 4670k, but the 4770k was only $30 more at the time, so I opted for the i7 ;)

CPU Cooler: Everyone I asked claimed the stock Intel cooler is no bueno. 212 EVO seemed the best for the money.

Motherboard: Don't need anything fancy. It has decent reviews, and is working great for me so far! Was purchased with 4770k and received a discount.

Memory: From what I've read, single vs dual isn't that much of a difference (benchmarking mainly) in real-world usage. I plan to buy another 8gb in the future anyway, so then it'd only take up two slots instead of four (212 Evo is blocking the first slot just a tiny bit too). Was also the cheapest 8gb at the time which was the main reason I bought it to be honest XD...

Storage: SSD. 240gb. Reliable. Good deal. Moving on...

GPU: Its a 770 and has good reviews. Games are maxed out, no stability issues.

Case: Bought it open-box. Looks brand new. Front panel ports work. Great airflow. Everything is staying cool.

PSU: This is the only thing I would change... Should've gone modular! Its silent and I haven't had any problems, but routing the cables is tough! The flat design of the cables seems to be more of an issue than a "feature."

All-in-all though, I really like this build. It was a fun learning experience to research each part and put it all together.

Side-Note: Haven't installed the NZXT fans yet. Haven't needed to! Excuse the SSD as well, its secured now. Also, previous computer was a 2010 i5 MacBook Pro... It was time for a change haha.

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

When mirror's edge 2 comes out (I can't wait!!!!) hit me up on steam, anyone who likes mirror's edge is my new(est) best friend! (linusmcminus)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't think mirror edge will be sold on steam

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Why not? The first one is

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

IIRC it will be on Origin.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

stap ima cry (Good point, but they might considering that the original is atm)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Steam, Origin, physical disc... Doesn't matter! I'll be getting it day one either way haha!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I agree with you on the PSU. Modular all the way. Another thing is if you plan on getting another GPU for sli, your PSU may start to heat up more and get louder as you get closer to its capacity (my past PSUs get noisy and hot near 80%). So if you're concerned about heating issues, I would get a higher watt PSU.

I usually try to stay near the 70% use of wattage with my PSU. Still a fairly solid build imo.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

SLI has crossed my mind. If I ever went that route, I'd probably buy a 750w-850w PSU. Thanks for the advice!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Games must fly with this.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah! Everything runs awesome! The ONLY game that runs below 60fps at max settings I've tried so far is Crysis 3. It runs at around an average of 35fps, which is honestly smooth enough for me haha.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I know it's been a while, but how do you like the monitor?