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Project Black and Red (First Build)

by rattray96



Date Published

April 19, 2014

Date Built

April 17, 2014

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Photo shop sometimes. mainly for Arma 3 altis life And stand alone (Dayz)

Still waiting on the ram,SSD and CPU to turn up. I got Corsair Vengeance 8gb (2x4gb) Cas 7 not 9 got a better deal for better ram. Build went together easily. Went for windows 7 home premium 64 bit because I got a free Win 7 ultimate upgrade form school and window 8 pro witch I will get a another SSD for that. If your wondering why my Gigabyte GTX 760 4GB has a Blue Gigabyte badge. It's from the mother board I didn't want it on my case but I though it looked good on the video card as it doesn't have anything to say its a Gigabyte. I'll run 3DMark 11 And post the results when I'm finished building and Ill upload more photos. Only down side of the case is the fans are 3 pin and my mother board only has 4 pin fan connectors. The down side on the power supply is the cords look ugly as the sleeve doesn't cover the hole cable but its fully modular so Ill swap out the cables. The power supply it's self runs quiet and no voltage spikes. When the 800 series Nvidia cards come out I'll get a second GTX 760. But theres no need for the 2nd 760 as this dose runs really good.

None of the prices include postage!

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Silent_Assassin 1 Build 6 points 42 months ago

Should of gone for an i5 4670k instead of an i7 since your main use is gaming you could have saved money on the CPU and then got a better GPU

Killeneminem 3 Builds 3 points 42 months ago

I agree, the performance gains for using a 4770k over a 4670k are minimal in gaming and photoshop. But I know it is nice to have that headroom for really intensive programs. A 4670k and a gtx 770 might have been a better choice for your needs... But you have a sweet build either way +1

Silent_Assassin 1 Build 2 points 42 months ago

It depends what your going to be using it for, if he was doing video rendering and animation then yes a 4770k would be perfect but because hes mainly gaming he wouldn't make full use of the 4770k so a 4670k would be more suited to his use.

I can see what your saying though that its nice to have the capability incase you do end up using more demanding programs and by the way this isn't my build ('but you have a sweet build')

rattray96 submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

I had an i5 but it ran really hot as it was always maxed out. So far the i7 is running cooler but Ill water cool it and start over clocking it. Thinking of removing the IHS and applying some better thermal paste. And when the price comes down for the GTX 760 I'll get a second.

Zwitter 1 point 42 months ago

How's Standalone and Altis running with the 760?

Nice build, by the way!

rattray96 submitter 1 Build 2 points 42 months ago

Really good stable frame rate on ultra with good view distance. And when you over clock the GPU then you really get the power out of the 760

IIIAVIATORIII 2 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

Looks good rattray. I like that you included a good amount of pics, and a nice description. You earned this +1!

rattray96 submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Thanks This was my first build

gambitz 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

How's the gigabyte?

rattray96 submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago


Pandu99 1 point 31 months ago

hey rattray96 im gona get is board, do you recommend it?

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rattray96 submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Really good cables are ugly and stiff but you can upgrade them for nicer ones. The power supply it self is quiet runs smooth and saves power. I probably only use 40% of the power available so it hasn't been put to full loaf yet. It is capable of 950w but 850w is what is recommended all in all good power supply.