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I added a h80i cpu cooler, and now Im overclocking an i5 4670k to 4.4 Ghz. plan to two way SLI with another 770

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  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Not bad, but I do have a few issues:

  • You should have dropped a few more bucks on your PSU and at least gotten the SuperNova 650G. It's not much more, and it's fully modular and 80+ Gold to boot. Would have helped a pant-load with your cable management, especially in a mid-tower build.

  • IMO you overspent on the mobo with this build. If you were just looking for the Thermal Armour (not saying that was your deciding factor), you could've saved $40-50 on a Z87 Sabertooth or $100 on a Gryphon c/w the Thermal Armour kit. Both of those boards have better on-board audio (reliability-wise) than the Formula (another reason I hear often). As for the colour scheme, the armour can be removed and painted quite easily to fit any aesthetic profile you want.

  • Not exactly the best choice in RAM. The CAS is too high, and you might run into issues actually utilizing the full 2133MHz frequency to make up for said high CAS.

As I said, it's not a bad build, there was just some room for improvement.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted the Hero, but it got lost in the mail and eventually sent back to NCIX. I eventually gave up on it, got a refund, and went to microcenter where all they had for a ROG board was the Formula. I really wanted the onboard sound card, and yeah, I admit, It looks badass and that was another deciding factor. I am getting 2133 MHz from the RAM, I just had to tweak some stuff in the BIOS

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

The reason I didn't go with the Formula myself (it was my original choice), is that ASUS did something a bit uncharacteristic and didn't use solid capacitors in the on board audio in their entire RoG line. For a company like ASUS, who's known for their quality audio products, it's a bit of a bizarre choice. Frankly, I'll take the reliability and consistency of the Realtek ALC 1150 in my Sabertooth over that in the RoG boards anyday.

As for aesthetics, I intend to give the thermal armour a good paint job as soon as I can get my hands on a new airbrush kit (as my old one is currently beyond repair).

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build with some good and great parts. That GTX 770 will handle any game out there on max and high settings. The PSU is a good one, single rail, nice. Probably way overkill on the MOBO, but such a nice price you got. You can never have too much RAM dont know why people say you only need 4gb, the more the better, we all do stuff besides gaming. Did you add any case fans?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

No just stuck with the case fans it came with. I'm really enjoying BF4 on ultra with that card. I also got the RAM on black friday for 60 bucks a set

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

The only issues I had was the case was poorly designed with the fans it comes with. The panels where you should be able to attach fans isn't big enough when you have hard drive bays in it, so I had to tape one in to get the airflow I wanted.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks guys.

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

Why 16 Gigs of ram? Other than that, looks good.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

got it on sale and said, Why not more

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

First of all I would get rid of that sound card (on board audio will sound almost exactly the same as Xonar). Use that saved money to get an 4670k and a better mobo.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

You should be good

  • 73 months ago
  • -1 points

I cant see why that can't run arma 3. The only thing I would say is to choose a different PSU like seasonic or corsair and if all possible get a gtx 760 or AMD equivalent to run the game at more max settings.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

It all really comes down to what he is willing to pay for. You are absolutely right but in my opinion the PSU is the most important part of the build and its the only component that can break other components.