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I Originally was going to get the gaming MSI 970 but my dog had to go to the vet and took $200 from me, So I settled for this 760. I plan on getting the 970 in a few months and keep the 760 as backup. I started off going to do a AMD $800 build, but after a lot of reading I decided on intel. Its my first build so it took me forever to decide on parts lol, I didn't have no idea what a case was 3 months ago. never had a desktop, been playing games on a 360 for years.

CPU- first I was looking at a fx6300, then 8320. then I decided on intel and a 4670k, read a 4690k was better for like $10 more so I bought it.

Cooler- everyone recommends it, good reviews.. will upgrade to a better one. but I need to learn more about them

Mobo- this was picked mostly because I liked the look and price of it, the features helped some to in deciding.

Memory-Couldn't decide on this either and thought it would fit no problem with the hyper 212 evo, it was red so...

HDD/SSD- a lot of people use them, I didn't really look into these.

PSU- I didn't look much into these either, wish I would of because its the loudest part I've heard yet.. Its not bad but I think it could be better. I can deal with it.

GPU- really wanted the 970, and couldn't decide what else to get around $220.. bought it because of all the good reviews and I liked the backplate.

DVD- for $20 I guess I couldn't beat it, I didn't really look into these either. would like a quieter 1 day if possible.

Case- was the 1st thing I decided on, good looks, window, and reviews got me to buy it.

Fans- I havnt got them yet, looks like it would be tough to put 1 at the top rear, so I may just add 1 at the front.

I still need to install the drivers, and windows updates. I have the newest drivers and utilitys on a USB, but don't have internet right now. let me know what you think, and things I can do to improve it.

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  • 65 months ago
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Ill try to get better pics soon, need a new phone.

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  • 65 months ago
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You should get an SSD for your next upgrade. They can be found for around 50$ and they really help with boot times. Good cable management though +1

  • 65 months ago
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thanks, I didn't notice I didn't list it.. its a 120gb samsung 840 evo. it does boot very fast. :)

I meant to put it behind the mobo, but didn't notice until I had the board in and hooked up.. oh well tho, its under the HDD.

  • 65 months ago
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You should list it real quick, here's a link - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7te120bw

  • 65 months ago
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Amazing cable management! Really using the R4 to its full potential. Great part choices as well, wish I could upvote 10 times. Sadly, I can only do it once.

  • 65 months ago
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I am envious of your cable management. Great job & nice build. +1

  • 65 months ago
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Your pictures of the rear cable management hurt. I have the same case, cooler and processor with G. Skill Ares. And everything is a real serious mess. Out of sight, out of mind. :) Great job!

The only thing I noticed to mention is your CPU temp. I'm mildly overclocking mine right now to 3.9Ghz and the temp rose at idle from 29-30 to 30-31. I keep the 2 original case fans at 7v, the middle position on the selector switch. I don't know why your temp at idle is 34.

  • 65 months ago
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Thanks, it said 34 while in the bois. using command center its around 26-28... guess I should change it.

  • 65 months ago
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I really like your build and setup, it doesn't take a lot of money to build a kick a$$ system!! +1

  • 65 months ago
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Thanks man, I've seen some on ebay with my internal parts sell for $1800!... but if I include the speakers, moniter.. etc. still need a desk and want a g27 and playseat, but ill have to settle for a stand.. if I decide to sell my dirtbike or atv I might get it but I can't lol... it does add up. but I bought it thinking I can always upgrade and I know how to do it! now lol.

I should add I'm listening to music now, thess speakers are well worth the $50 price, and the msi audio boost makes a nice difference.. that's probably why I like the speakers so much.. I can't imagine how $150 speakers would sound.

  • 65 months ago
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I'm actually going to build a very similar PC in a couple weeks!

  • 65 months ago
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With the R4 case?

  • 65 months ago
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I will either get the R4 or a Phanteks Enthoo pro. Right now my build is $2000, but I'm hoping to shave off $300 on black Friday/ cyber Monday. Here it is though: PCPartPicker part list

  • 65 months ago
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Ill have to check that case out, I know very little about pcs.. but this r4 case was the first thing I bought and everything went together easily.. so I have to recommend it..

  • 65 months ago
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Newegg sent blue fans instead of red... oh well, its not worth sending back.. wish they would of got my mobo wrong and sent a $200 one.. lol, nothing like that never happens tho?

  • 65 months ago
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I can't complain though, I've seen a lot of reviews about d.o.a. parts and made me not want to try building but so far no problems.....I'm happy :)