Description

Gaming rig, runs most everything on high and runs cool.

Edit: - Also used for circuit analysis, CAD/FEA and occasional video/photo editing using Photoshop and Premiere Pro. - Was given a 660 when I started this build which is why there are 2 660s instead of a 770. - Slowly bought all the parts over a course of a few months, I just graduated from college. - The RAM is a bit of an overkill but I got it to make sure that all the processor/memory intensive tasks also perform well. - The second picture is missing just the second 660 (in-progress).

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

75c under idle? surely that isn't healthy. Either that, or I'm guessing you measured in Fahrenheit? ...

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Yup, didn't see that simple detail. Changed now.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice setup! Very similar to mine :) Good choices all around, i might be biased

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I'm planning to get the same mobo, processor and cooler, and I was wondering if using the memory modules you used, Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB, which are not low profile, you can use all 4 slots from the mobo? Or does the cooler extends over one of the slots?

Thanks

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

So I definitely thought I replied to this but no I don't have any issues with spacing between memory and the cooler. I can use all the slots as far as I can tell, it's a little snug but still able to install/remove.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have any problems with your ram being 1.65volts and using that cpu together? I clicked on the specs online and it shows 1.65v instead of pcpartpicks showing 1.5v

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have any issues with it, I run monitoring software (through ASUS) so I can check what voltage the RAM is at when I get home but have been running it for a good year now and no issues.

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

I am confused as to why you need 4GB of GDDR5 on the two 660's when if was just built you could have gotten a 770. The need for 2400MHz ram seems to be overkill to me. I'm not knocking your build but you mention it is a gaming rig and the 4770K has hyper threading which isn't a must for gaming. I will hold off on a rating but would like to know a little more as to why you picked the parts you did.

I appreciate your submission but need a bit more.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have gotten a 770 but I was already gifted a 660 when I started this build so I bought another one just to make sure I could run anything I would ever want.

I also went with the i7 Haswell since I do a bunch of circuit analysis and CAD on this computer too and I figured an Intel processor would be better for all that (sorry, should have mentioned it, thought about it right after submission).

The 2400MHz RAM is there to help with the analysis and the CADing basically and yes, it is a little overkill.

I'll edit the submission right now.

  • 70 months ago
  • 7 points

It's only 2GB on the video RAM. The 2GB on each card do not add onto each other, they run in parallel.

Cable management could use some work. But +1

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, that explains things a bit and working in CAD is a good reason for the 4770 and I will give you a +1.

If you could add an image or two of the insides that would help as well.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I'll take more pictures the next time I'm in my case to clean, which should be soon.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks and if I may make a suggestion to remove the middle section of your hard drive cages to maximize air flow (it couldn't hurt having the two 660's).

Again, I appreciate your submission as this is my favorite part of this site.

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