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Took me quite some time. I trolled /r/buildapcsales for months picking up parts. Thanks to /r/buildapc for helping me make some initial decisions. This was heading towards a 2560x1440 build but I scaled it back for practicality. Had a talk with myself about screen size and ended up at 2x 24" @ 1920x1200. Needless to say I am thrilled with it.

Currently I am running the 3770k @ 4.6 ghz but will test to go higher soon. I think the h100i has it in it, just a little worried that I did not have room for push/pull on the rad.

I spend a lot of time in Adobe Lightroom && Photoshop. What a difference coming from a Q6600 to the 3770k on an SSD. I payed about 1900 for the rig with the deals I received. Finished up the buying on black Friday and built the last week.

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  • 87 months ago
  • 4 points

(Builder Clap) Absolutely beautiful build!! Love the pictures very much and you did a great job on cable management. I think because your MB has that big heatsink at the top the only way you could push pull is if you put a set of fans on top of the case frame so it would be FAN - Rad - Case - FAN. That is if a set of fans can fit on top and the vent still fit. Either way great setup and you have room for SLI if you need to in the future. Bravo.

  • 87 months ago
  • 3 points

whats the difference between the g680 and g670? other than the price?

  • 87 months ago
  • 3 points

if you compared the same build manufacturered GTX 670 max stable overclocked to a GTX 680 max stable overclocked you'll see negligable differences ranging from 2-5 frames per second sometimes barely ever the 680 will go ahead by 10 in very rare instances. There are even some games taht the 670 I've seen on par with the 680 in performance. just look at this: http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/nvidia-geforce-310-64-beta-drivers-released

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

A few less cuda cores and clock of the top of my head. Probably a few more details here and there but there fairly close in performance. Not enough difference to justify the price for me.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Supercomputer .. nice looking box.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, however, it's a shame that you went with EVGA. They seem to have made a business out of selling overpriced reference cards, at that price you could have gone with Gigabyte Windforce or MSI Twin Frozr version of the 670 which overclock much better and are generally quieter than the reference coolers.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

The card, although PC PartPicker does not display it, is the FTW model of the gtx 670. Which is not a reference card to my knowledge. A reference 670 is 915 MHz with a 980 MHz GPU boost, the evga gtx 670 FTW is 1006MHz with a 1083 boost. And grabbing it for $350 is not bad in my opinion.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

It still has the enclosed blower fan style cooler, they tend to be hotter than the other dual fan coolers, like the ones mentions, I would have gotten the gigabyte card personally, its the card thats on my own upgrade list

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

From what I heard EVGA has excellent customer support.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

True, but Gigabyte and MSI also have very good customer support and make better versions of the card

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Couldn't find a yellow/black RAM, sticks out like a sore thumb :)

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed... Unfortunately I purchased it prior to knowing what MOBO I was going with. I got the RAM dirt cheap though so I can live with it.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

How are you liking the MOBO?

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Why would you go with DDR3 1333 for a rig like this? Did you over clock the RAM?