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UPDATE: Once I saw the MSI 970 100 ME, I knew it had to be in this PC, its amazing fast, and much cooler. Also upgraded the RAM,

Started this build with the idea of being "eco friendly" (I have a amd 8350 /gtx 760 build) this machine was built to be used when I dont need a full on gaming beast, and mainly to stream videos and small game play on the TV. It then however changed. With the release of the GTX 750, this card is amazing at power use/performance. I did have a I3-4130, however that was being the bottle neck now with the addition of the video card and the SSD hard drive. So now it has the I5. (very nice increase in performance) When i was adding the parts, the website stated that the video card will not fit, however, since I stuck with the small form HDs, I was able to mount the HDs to the side panel (neat lil feature) and was able to completely remove the HD cages (like many others have). I also did have a basic CPU air cooler, and was recently upgraded to a H80i refurbed. much better cooling now. Must note, that making modifications and swapping out CPUs and coolers, is a pain in this case, BE SURE to have all parts ready and no more upgrading after installing... such a pain lol (Some of the photos consist of older parts, will post updated pics later) UPdate~Had a bios update issue with old mobo, switched to Asus Z87I-Deluxe Mini ITX LGA1150 , this one is much better to overclock, the msi board was not able to due to intels lock on non "Z" mobos, X,x

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  • 71 months ago
  • 5 points

That i3 bottlenecked the 750ti? I find that hard to believe.

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

There is no way the i3 was the bottleneck

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

I also agree that the i3 will not bottleneck a 750 ti, and also i find it hard to believe that the card wouldn't fit in that case. It's not like its as long as EVGA's FTW model coming in at just under 10'', that PNY card could easily fit! I'm confused?

But other than that it is a nice looking build, I like the green.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

It was just every benchmark I ran and when playing games the CPU was the lowest part of the entire build and the cpu would max out during some games. I am also wondering if the users submitting the comments are not aware of the gtx 750 TI OC potential. This Vid card is a beast, I also have the MSI GTX 760 with three monitors, and the 750 plays all the same games flawlessly on one monitor. But the comment of the 750 not fitting was a "alert" when adding the parts, so i fig i add that note that it fits fine for other users that may have the same issue. and thank you, it is very bright, also with a NZXT led light cord that lights up through the front too :D

So basically the new i5 is overkill?

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

no it's not that an i5 is overkill, it's just that the i3 that you had wasn't a bottleneck, that's all :P

yes i agree with you on that the 750 ti is a beast and is underrated. I own the FTW model by EVGA, and i am honestly blown away by the price/performance and obviously it's performance per watt. Amazing job Nvidia. :D

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Well now I have another CPU that I can build a true HTPC lol, one that is smaller this time. I agree, Nvidia just got back on my list. The Vid is a beast and for not using alot of power (mine didn't even require a PCI-E power cord. I recommended this card all the time now.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Go check out my build. I have gotten my FTW card up to 1.5 GHz. I notice probably a 160-170% performance boost over what i get at 1020MHz, which is the reference speed. Granted, that is probably only my chip that can go that high, despite a few others, but seriously though, that is amazing.

That's absolutely insane for a single card setup, especially with a normal cooling system and not a liquid nitrogen setup lol.

I'm a fanboy now that I own this card :P

Go NVidia and EVGA!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

My next upgrade is to get your same SSD, the best in its class, the 240 GB is even better specs, I'm surprise that with your full size card that the core clock, boost clock, and mem reference are lower then my half card. I used to love EVGA, there OC was much better, but i jumped on the PNY since it was the only one left in stock X,x but Im not complaining now, its OC rate is pretty good. but yes Fanboy for Nvidia cards all the way here :D

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

of all the parts the cpu was the weakest. or am I wrong? the i5 wouldn't increase rendering of games, or streaming?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

i love the i5 4670, I only have the 4670 but i imagine the 4670k is much better because you can overclock it