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CPU- it didn't take me long to choose a cpu, first of all i knew that i would want to be doing some overclocking and i also knew that the primary use of the computer was going to be gaming. Because i was going to be primarily gaming i figured i don't need all the cores that the i7 4770k provides, so i saved some money to get a better GPU.

Motherboard- From all the research that i could gather Asus seemed to be the best choice for my motherboard, and its just a plus that it comes with the armor, i do plan on coloring the armor white sometime in the future. The reason i went with the Sabertooth over a ROG series board is the price difference, It came between the maximus formula and this and well the sabertooth saved me some money( the hero doesn't have the armor:/ ).

GPU- there isn't much to say here EVGA does what they do very well and i wouldn't go anywhere else i love their FTW series GPu's. Also this GPU kills games i love it!

PSU- This power supply is absolutely awesome very efficient(80+ platinum) and fully modular, plus corsair sells individually sleeved cables so i don't have to do it myself, although i forgot to pick up the 24 pin main power :(

Case- This case looks awesome, it has plenty of room if i want to expand in the future( which i will haha), the only downside that i found with this case was the front panel( for me) was very hard to remove, also my particular case didn't come with anything to power the fan controller so i will have to order a whole new wire just to power it, as for now i'm using the motherboard fan headers and a molex with 4 pin fan headers on it lol.

Monitor- The reason i chose this monitor was i didn't have too much money to spend on a monitor and this one was cheap. I will probably be upgrading to a better resolution monitor in the future because i'm absolutely killing games with this GPU.

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

i7 and i5's have the same cores unless you're using the Extreme.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

i7 and i5 haswells have the same cores, the Ivy/Sandy Bridge Es run 4-6 cores. I think he was mentioning more towards the hyperthreading provided by the i7, since games dont take advantage of that yet.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

there are no haswell E's yet but yeah i get what you mean

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! I also went for the 4670k and the same gpu. Money well spent! Nice choice on getting an ssd. Though expensive, they are well worth it IMO. 120gbs fill up fast so i definitely would've gotten a hard drive for mass storage but other than that, great job.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey how are the speakers on the asus vh238h? i

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought they were perfectly fine for myself, but i'm more of a headphones kind of guy!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Any other thoughts on the case? I'm thinking about getting it soon.

Great build! +1

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the case is awesome it looks fantastic and has plenty of room for multiple radiators and the drive cages are fully modular, as well as 2 SSD mounts on the back side! It doesn't come with any LED fans so i would buy a couple if you are into that, or just get some strips.

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

Surely the 1.65 Voltage of the RAM operates above the rating of the i5-4670K which is 1.575V maximum?

  • 72 months ago
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Indeed, but I will be getting new ram sometime soon because I didn't notice that until after, it still runs perfectly fine though

  • 72 months ago
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You don't need new RAM. Intel has approved MANY RAM kits that operate at 1.65v as opposed to 1.5v-1.575v.

http://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/datasheets/core-i7-memory-suppliers-datasheet.pdf

If you are still concerned about the voltage, you can decrease it and run the RAM at slightly lower speeds. But, either way, you need not return it. :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I already lowered the volatge and dropped the speed to 1866, because this computer is used for gaming i won't notice any difference and i'm not really missing out too much

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

Wait...are you saying the i5 will run at 1.575v?

  • 72 months ago
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Yes it says it in the compatibility on the system build. That means your RAM will be less efficient as it reduces its power supply to match that of the CPU.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Nevermind. What you're saying is the Haswell is only rated for 1.575 ram not that the Haswell runs at 1.575V....I was confused for a min.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the warning given in the system builder for combining your RAM and CPU: Memory operating voltage of 1.65V exceeds the Intel Haswell CPU recommended maximum of 1.5V+5% (1.575V). This memory module may run at a reduced clock rate to meet the 1.5V voltage recommendation, or may require running at a voltage greater than the Intel recommended maximum.

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  • 72 months ago
  • -1 points

Great build, nice stories on your part picking, and I'm basically looking at my build lol. Mine will be;

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor, CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler, Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard, Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory, Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk, Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive, Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card, Case: Rosewill ARMOR-EVO ATX Full Tower Case, Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply, Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer, Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor, Case Fan: Enermax UCTB12N-R 53.0 CFM 120mm Fan, Case Fan: Enermax UCTB12N-R 53.0 CFM 120mm Fan, Case Fan: Enermax UCTB12N-R 53.0 CFM 120mm Fan, Keyboard: Thermaltake eSPORTS Meka G-Unit Wired Gaming Keyboard, Mouse: Thermaltake MO-BLK002DT Wired Laser Mouse

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL the whole reason of this site is so you don't have to write lists like these

  • 72 months ago
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Looks like a copy paste to me. He didnt write this out, just hadnt figured out how to link his build or use the format tool to make the chart in the messaging.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I really don't know how lol. I wanted to ask but I forgot.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Top right when you are viewing your build in the edit mode. You ll see a button for PCPartPicker / Reddit Markup, click on it. Copy paste that link into the chat box and boom done.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $1034.98 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $94.99 @ Amazon
Thermal Compound TUNIQ TX-4 Extreme Performance 1g Thermal Paste $11.93 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock X79 Extreme9 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard $339.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $740.98 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data XPG SX900 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $265.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $249.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $689.99 @ Microcenter
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $689.99 @ Microcenter
Case NZXT Phantom 820 (White) ATX Full Tower Case $232.98 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 1300W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $202.98 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $59.99 @ Microcenter
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $174.24 @ B&H
Monitor Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor $372.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard ROCCAT Ryos MK Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard $162.89 @ NCIX US
Mouse ROCCAT Kone Pure Color Wired Laser Mouse $158.55 @ Amazon
Headphones Logitech G35 7.1 Channel Headset $108.03 @ Amazon
Speakers Logitech Z906 500W 5.1ch Speakers $328.55 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $5939.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-10 08:40 EDT-0400
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

This is just dreaming, but this build is awesome.

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