Description

Built this during the end of summer of 2014 as my first gaming rig.

Eventually, I'm planning on adding a second GTX 780 ti in SLI.

============ UPDATE 2015-07-13 (YYYY-MM-DD)

I've made a few modifications over the past few months, so I figured it was time to update this build post. First, I upgraded my headset from the Logitech G930 to the Sennheiser G4me Zero black edition. Then I added two Noctua case fans to the front and moved the Fractal fan from the front to the bottom intake. Finally, I added NZXT's RGB Hue Led controller.

============ NOTES:

  • The fractal design R2 fans came with the Define R4 case so I've marked them as having been $0.
  • I received the Hyper 212 EVO as a gift, so I've also marked it as having been $0.

Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 4 points

Good solid build. Maybe, if it is posible, you coud put Noctua fan on the CM 212evo and that CM fan on the case.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion. I was thinking of adding an extra Noctua fan on the bottom of the case, but maybe adding a Noctua to the CM would be more beneficial.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

And more quiet too. You're welcome buddy!

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice clean build. I am getting ready to do a build using a Fractal Design case for the first time. I usually use Corsair. How was using that case?

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

I have the r4, and I gotta say it was really easy to build in and runs remarkably quiet. I'm very happy with it.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a great case and very quiet. Easy to build with and it has a lot of room for proper cable management. I think you should give it a shot and try it out :)

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I've never heard anything good aboit that power supply. How's it doing.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

XFX units are very comparable to Seasonic ones, good quality on all their PSUs

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm gonna disagree on them all being good. Anything below 400 they put no money into, just look at newegg relieves.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Customer reviews say nothing about the quality of a product. They range from "it works" to "DoA, i hate this company (insert ******** about manufacturer)"

That being said, for fun I checked out the newegg ratings for these < 400w, all but two of them had at least 50% 5 star ratings, with only 2 having sub 50% and the majority being 70%+

Anything below 400 they put no money into

No company puts very much money into a sub 400w psu.

TLDR: Seasonic is good, XFX is good, and your argument is uneducated; good luck next time.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Good god, seedless down I was just saying what I've seen. Not trying to make you pee your pants or raise your blood pressure. Good job. You did your research. Congrats, you win I lose.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

So far I'm loving this PSU. I highly recommend XFX, I've barely seen any bad reviews on their products.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, I'm just saying I've seen some bad ones, honestly, more than good, but maybe I am doing bad research. I'm glad they worked for you.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Now see, that's a good one.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

can i have that wallpaper link please

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks :D

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. As a warning, my friends build has 2x780 ti and the sli bridge didnt work. Also, you might be cutting it close with 750W especially if you oc. pcpartpicker estimates around 705W on my friends build.

  • 60 months ago
  • -3 points

Why 4770k/z87 over 4790k/z97? Nice build.

  • 60 months ago
  • 5 points

Summer of 2014