Description

This is my first build. I have wanted to build a gaming computer for awhile, and this is my first attempt after doing some research. I went with the z87-pro motherboard, which is probably overkill (especially since I didn't get the 4670k), but I absolutely love the board.

I originally planned on the 4670k, but wasn't really planning on overclocking, but still wanted the option. As soon as I bought the 4670 I wished I got the k version. In a few days I am building a second gaming pc so that my wife and I can game together, and just because building this one was so much fun. Thanks to the people who comment on here and this site itself for the help in completing my first build.

The second pc is very similar to this one, except I went with a 4670k, only 8 gb of ram, but am going with a GTX770. I am also getting a Hyper 212 with the new one and a different case, and plan on doing a small overclock. I basically just want to see what kind of difference the changes make (the overall price will be very similar), which will guide any upgrades on either pc in the future. I will add photos and description of that build when I get it done in a few days.

Excuse some of the bad pics of this one, I took the photos while my wife was on it, so the angles were bad. I am very pleased with it so far, and have no problems.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Any reason for the enterprise HDD?

  • 73 months ago
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It wasn't actually an enterprise. I need to change that. It was Seagate, barracuda probably. I picked it up a few days after the build at Office Depot. I actually tried to get the WD Blue, but the store was out.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah alright, it would be odd to buy an enterprise drive and not use it like one.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Any reason of getting that Z87 Mobo without an Overclockable CPU? Anyways nice build. There could have been changes to make it a little cheaper here and there but overall - Nice build! :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, I sort of explained in the description what happened. Some of it just came down to my ignorance about motherboards despite quite a bit of research. It was the last minute when I decided to buy the 4670 instead of the k version, and I regret it now. But I am still happy with the performance. If I decide to upgrade the CPU in the next year or two I should still be able to use the mobo and buy an overclockable CPU. Honestly, my problem was that I didn't really understand that the non-K version was really locked. I also overestimated the difficulty of overclocking with this motherboard. I am building another pc very soon with the same mobo and the 4670k.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

The Corsair 600w is compatible with the EVGA GTX 760 right?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, there is no problem there. I think the minimum recommendation for the 760 is 500w, but it certainly is not over 600.