Description

I am using this build for video/photo editing, 3d modeling, some gaming and lots of other miscellaneous stuff. Yes, I know it does not have a graphics card I am working on it :c I haven't decided yet what I'm getting. However, I am pretty happy with what I got for the price I paid (approximately $550 not including tax & using rebates and sales, $800 with the gpu I plan on getting). The purpose of this build was to get a lot of performance on a budget and to build a decent looking computer that wasn't loud or flashy. I hope you guys don't mind that I haven't listed a video card I plan on getting a non-reference gtx 760 pny and an aftermarket cpu cooler to overclock the 4770k. Let me know what you guys think!

P.S. The only item I put down as $0 was the HDD. I pulled that out of my old gateway computer.

UPDATED 1/6/2014: Much better quality photos. UPDATE #2: Got a XFX r9 280x Double D graphics card for $250 @ newegg

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 5 points

If you game at 1080p, a 760 would do just fine. The price/performance ratio is better for the 760, if that's what you're concerned with. There's been some insane 760 deals too, like the zotac on newegg that was like $180. 760 or 770, you really can't go wrong with either.

  • 72 months ago
  • -1 points

The R9 270 ASUS DirectCU is really good as well for a sub-$200 card. With ASUS's factory overclock, it is just as powerful as the R9 270X, and can be OC'd much further. It is also a better choice for OpenCL applications; AMD beats the crap out of NVIDIA in OpenCL.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

gtx 770 I have heard is worth the price difference from the 760.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply, I've been thinking about getting the 770. I'll see what my remaining budget will be. I might get one..

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

idk it worked in my build... future wise I will buy a second one and sli... I started looking at the 760 but benchmarks and such are a solid gain.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I put an Asus GTX 770 in my build and it's been awesome. Stays really cool too. You can get it from Amazon right now for $350 with a $10 MIR and 3 free games.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

770 is also a really good option indeed. But very nicely done for the price. a 600 $ build with an i7 and ssd is pretty well done, you can get a awesome rig for just under 1000$ that'll handle anything and even overclock if you get a good cooler on that i7.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

A very good cpu cooler is the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. For the price, you cannot beat its cooling capacity. Nice build all the way around.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

I love my Hyper 212 EVO.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Throw in a Asus DCU for $240 after rebates and a hyper 212 evo for $33 and you'll have yourself a fast, quiet, and powerful rig.

+1

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The case is my favorite kind - understated, but beautiful. Well done - do you trust the Thermaltake brand PSU? (not a snarky question, I'm still learning about PSUs all the time).

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU was probably my most risky choice. I just hated the idea of spending 1/4 of my money on something that wouldn't directly affect the performance of the computer. I know thermaltake doesn't have a great record so I took a chance and got the smart power model, at least it has cool flat wires ;P. I hope it lasts longer than some reviews and if not I'll just replace it.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

My experience with Rosewill, Raidmax, and Dell OEM PSUs (all less than stellar reputations) is that as long as I don't put their supposed rated load on them, they last fine. The only PSU I have had die in a bad way for me was an Antec model that was many, many years old when I got it!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Thermaltake does make some good units like their Toughpower Gold series among others, but the Smart and TR2 series are a bit sketchy unless you don't put them under much load which this build could if you overclock anything.

Look for XFX, Seasonic, Antec, and EVGA's Supernova B2/G2/GS if your looking to replace the PSU with something more suitable for overclocking.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I own a Gigabyte GTX 770, and I can say i love the card. Its a beast and stays really cool. Had no problems with it and reccommend it.If you can save the money, I recommend you get a GTX 770. You wont regret it.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the AP Calculus book. It looks like you didn't buy the 4770k at the global minimum though :p

Source: f(x) has an absolute (or global) minimum at x=c if f(x) >= f(c) for every x in the domain we are working on. Substitute f(x) with price history of 4770k over time.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a question, what Dell monitor is that ?