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Hello. I've always wanted to know what it would be like building a computer. I will use this machine for doing whatever I feel like; from video editing(vegas pro)/recording(fraps), movies, games, internet browsing, MS Office, ect. This first time build started because the case looked cool. So I bought it, Corsair 350D. Purchased the Corsair AF120 dual pack at the same time cause it was seemed cheap at the time.

Wanted to try liquid cooling and Corsair H100i gave me that simple solution.

The Intel Core i7-4820k for 2 reasons: 1. It's $200 less than the 4930k 2. It works with the motherboard. I went with the ASUS Rampage IV Gene because it was a lga2011 matx and looked cool. Wished it was a blue theme. Had to flash bios for the first time and that was easy.

Got the Corsair RM850 because I thought modular was a cool idea and have plans to sli in the near future.

The ram was miss-priced at Fry's Electronic so I went with them.

Bought the SSD for the price and the GTX 770 cause it was at a local bestbuy and it GLOWS!

Mounted(3M velcro) the SSD to the back cause I saw someone do it and it looked clean.

-As for storage, I just ordered a Seagate 3TB HDD (ST3000DM001). It'll be mounted in the bottom 3.5" drive bay cause t he top has been taken over by the CPU Cooler. -I'll update the pictures and stuff when i pick up a second gpu.

*the UPDATE that no one will run into* (4/19/2014) + 2 GTX 770 in SLI + Sleeved cables + 3TB HDD in the 3.25" bay

I finally bought the 2nd GTX 770. Before that happened though, I picked up some sleeved cables to make it look a little more beautiful. I didn't go all red cables cause that will be too much red. The 3TB HDD is mounted on brackets but due to its really tight fit, I have it hovering above the bottom. By doing so, less strain on bending the H100i tubing. I think I'm done messing with it. Thank you for stopping by.

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

damn 480gb ssd for 260 is good. how fast is your boot up time?

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Bought it from Amazon and it's currently $30 less at the moment. From a cold boot I'm looking at 18sec. OS boot is only 9-10sec.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Why The Reference 770 And Not A Non-Reference?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

For a build like this, socket 1150 with a 4770k would have been much faster and cheaper.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Agree. That's a big pile of cash in CPU and Mobo that could have proabably been better spent. To each his own though. +1 for the clean build.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Very solid build. For what you'll be doing, that processor is more than enough. No reason to go bigger.

All and all, very nice. +1

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for stealthy SSD

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

i hope i can run my h100i in that config in the case i'm planning on using, it would look a lot sexier than the top mount.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, So I looked at your profile and looked around and found this, http://pcpartpicker.com/b/FGz Is it what you had in mind? Glad to help if it was :)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah that way works, but i like how you did it better. i think i'll look cleaner if it works for me.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I saw your update even though you thought no one would! Buhahahaa. But really, congrats on putting together such a beautiful beast. What res are you gaming at and what kind of performance do you get from those SLI 770s? I'm thinking about getting two 770s for gaming and recording on a 144hz 1080p monitor.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately I don't game atm much due to work. But I did use FFXIV:ARR as a benchmark for you.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Benchmark (Character Creation) Tested on:4/21/2014 12:12:46 PM Score:16177 Average Framerate:156.986 Performance:Extremely High -Easily capable of running the game on the highest settings.

Screen Size: 1920x1080 Screen Mode: Full Screen Graphics Presets: Maximum

System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532) Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4820K CPU @ 3.70GHz 16324.906MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770(VRAM 4014 MB) 9.18.0013.2078

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! I have this same case and am thinking of doing SLI in the near future with another 770 with the same cooler as yours. My question is how are your temps for those cards? That is the only thing I am worried about when doing SLI.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Under-load- 1st card:70-71 2nd card:62-63

Used "TechPowerUp GPU-Z"

Game "Arma 3 Ultra Settings" SLI enabled

I believe idle temp is around 46'c(first card); 40'c(second card)

I started the program up while I had a movie running in the back and it was reading ~50(1st); ~42(2nd)

and thank you :)

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot man. I feel a lot more confident in SLIing these cards in the upcoming future!

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

Not a huge fan of the CPU and motherboard for what you're going to do with it.

4770k or even the 4670k would have been better bang for your buck without losing speed.