Description

Her name is Kayla.

Did a lot of research and it's true that you can fit the Asus Maximus V Formula and an H100i in an R4, though, its a tight squeeze.

My budget was $1400, all my parts I got new and many of them I got majorly discounted from my local electronics store super sale! I am also planning on getting a second EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW Signature 2 on Black Friday for SLI.

I also own a 27" Mid 2011 iMac, 12GB RAM, and 2x500GB SDD RAID 0, which is where I do all my media and photography production. You may be thinking: you could have just used the PC as a Hackintosh! Well, I had my iMac ever since I ended working with Apple and I already spent a lot of money on those two SSD and getting it installed a year ago. My PC is strictly for gaming.

I ALSO own a crap Asus laptop, which I had to sell my MacBook Pro to buy the laptop and the iMac, that I use strictly for school. I used to use it for gaming, it sucked.

The CPU is currently overclocked to 4.5GHz and my GPU is overclocked to 1234 MHz

Let me know what you think!

Comments

  • 76 months ago
  • 4 points

Those white LED's make it look like it's being displayed, pretty awesome to me!

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet looking build! You should take more pictures for us =D

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! Very sexy!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

did those LED's come with the case? mine didnt :(

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

they did not, bought them seperately

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

I think the Maximus is a bit overkill, buuut that's about the only thing i can say.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

There was a super sale on computer parts at my local electronics store and they sold it for $190 new, so why not? Haha

  • 76 months ago
  • -1 points

nice build but why only a 64gb ssd?

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

I guess he had a budget of 1500 - 1600$.

@OP great build, looks really nice. +1

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

but he could have dropped down to 8gb of ram for now and got a 120gb ssd for $30 more

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

Now he can build a 8GB RAMdisk which is going to outperform every SSD on the market. I would also get the bigger SSD first and add RAM when I have money for more, but everyone has his/her reasons.

How to properly configure the SSD as boot drive and HDD as storage drive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMo8krAJd5Q by Linustechtips.

Technically speaking you only need a 32GB SSD for desktops, 20Gigs for Windows and 12Gigs for programs such as office and other software. All other data can be written to the HDD. When talking about Notebooks a high amount of storage SSD would be more ideal due to not being able to add a secondary HDD.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I've actually gotten a windows 8 install to under 10GB (moved the pagefile to a separate partition, disabled hibernate). I think I got Win7 SP1 to about 12GB fresh. My old job involved mutlibooting everything from XP to 8 in 32 and 64-bit flavors, so I spent a lot of time figuring out just how much space I could save.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

That is an awesome job, I don't even have a job in IT (I'm a Organical Chemist :P) but I try to know as much about PCs as possible.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

personally i would want to put games on it but you made a good point. i thought windows took up more space

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

I have a 120Gb SSD and I have 80Gb used. No games either. Just Office, Adobe stuff and OS, etc. I would really hesitate to suggest people even consider something less than 64Gb.

And I understand what you're saying. I know that under ideal circumstances you might not need more than 32Gb, but in real-world situations that wouldn't be sufficient.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I know I also prefer a slightly larger one than 64GB, my first ever SSD (which still works very well, Intel 310 series 2011) was 80GB and that is about the lowest I would go.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Why would he need more space? Windows is under 20GB assuming he's just using it to boot off of. He could have gotten an even smaller SSD.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't feel I needed any more than 64. it's only used for a boot drive, drivers, and small benchmarking programs. I still have a good 20GB left!

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Thats right. I have 64gb SSD to boot up. It currently has 17gb. I have my photoshop/games on my other hdd.