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I sold my beast rig during the summer, an i7-4930k and used the funds for this build and pocketed the leftovers, the 4930k was way more than I needed since I switched to an Imac for all my video and photo needs. All I needed was a good overclock-able PC to run World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 with as that is all I currently play.

I already had the power supply, I got two of them from where I work for free. The Giagabyte selection was a no brainer, I have been using Gigabyte products since the late 90s on all my builds and never had any issues, the same for Gskill memory, they just work.

Normally I go for Samsung SSDs, however I had a new 850 Pro that died on me after 3 weeks so I took a chance on the Crucial MX100 as they get really good reviews from people that have used them and it was alot cheaper and so far I am impressed, in real world situations it doesn't feel any slower, the only difference to me is on paper.

As far as my tower selection, for me it is always Corsair, I just like the way they look and the build quality. my last one (that my 4930 was in) was a 600T, and although very big, it was a very nice case.

Now to the cooler, why did I chose it over anything else? I really don't trust water cooling, my PC stays on all the time and water cooling for my setup was overkill, its more of a vanity item to me. I chose the Enermax for the cost and the quality, its a huge HSF, but it keeps my cpu nice and cool overclocked at 4.5GHz. If the Noctuas come down in price soon I may go for the NH-D15.

Its a simple build, nothing fancy but I am 100% pleased, it will last me another few years before an upgrade and I have no regrets except I may update the PSU soon to a Seasonic, that is about the only change I may be making.

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  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Unlike others, i like the 16gb of ram over the 750ti. about the same price, but the 16gb of ram will last you longer overall, and the 750ti will last you into either the next gen of blizzard games or until the drop of the 9xx series cards.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Cuz yknow in a budget build you NEED 16gb or ram!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

+1, would have gone with 8Gbs of RAM and gotten a better card though.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

For the games he plays that card is fine but I agree, would drop to 8 and throw the 60-70 bucks on a 280 or 770. They really have come down in price as of late.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I will once the GTX-960s come out.

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  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

You should've got 8Gbs of RAM, a weaker CPU and a better GPU.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm also a RAM *****. Understandable, given my last rig had triple channel 6GB which occasionally got completely used up and often resulted in crashes. Now I have a measly 32GB in my new rig :)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like this build's specs and looks. Good job OP!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I also conside between the Noctua NH-D15 to your cooler.

I can buy the Noctua for 80$. May I ask why would you switch to the Noctua? is your cooler not enough?