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more info and pics: http://blog.arogan.com/2013/06/gaming-desktop-pc-build-haswell.html

The goal was to get great performance at a solid value so there was quite a bit of deal searching.

Microcenter has some great motherboard/cpu combo deals. Actual motherboard is GA-Z87X-UD4H but isn't listed in pcpartpicker. It might be a microcenter exclusive. Bought the 660ti a few months back for $230 at frys. Picked up the 3TB for $110 a while back. Bought the psu as a spare a while back. Taking a risk on the Kingston cas 10 memory but it was so cheap. Usually I stick to corsair or g.skill. Was going to go with the Corsiar 400R but then newegg had a nice sale on the 500R for less than the 400R.

I've tried to include all MIR, taxes, and shipping where applicable.

Comments

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Only the motherboard in the pictures is not the one in the parts list.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the microcenter motherboard wasn't in the pcpartpicker database so I couldn't pick it.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice build. I think it's well balanced between performances and budget. how is the motherboard performing? I am undecided between the one you got and the asus z87 plus wich has the same price but seems to have support for more ram speeds. cheers

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

System has been rock solid so far. Boot times are like 10 sec into win 8 pro. I'm really happy with the build so far. Running everything at stock right now though. MB seems fine. Took me a while to get use to the GUI bios screens (it's my first uefi bios mb). I flashed to the latest bios. Everything still running great.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build and nice job on this. Love the pictures too. However, I have some questions.

Why did you put the memory so close to the motherboard? Aren't you supposed to have one memory stick on the most right and one 3rd from the most right?

I am also getting a ud3h or ud4h with a CM 212. Since you already have the parts, do you think I could use high profile memory like full sized corsair vengeances on the motherboard you're using with the same heatsink? Thanks.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I bought the 660ti a few months earlier when I was originally was going to live with my current pc and only upgrade the video card. It wasn't until later that I decided to build a new rig from scratch so I just moved the video card over. Of course now that the GTX 760's are out that would be an even better value.