really nice build!!! im assuming you play bf3 since you have that keyboard, so what frames are you getting with the 780?
Everything maxed out at 59.9fps on 1920x1080. But I mainly bought that keyboard because of the price. :)
do you play with vsync on??? because you should get better frames. try turning it off and seeing what you get then
Maybe he capped his framerate at 60 ?
How's the stock cooler on the intel core i7 4770k, cuz im getting it...
this is almost the exact same as my build. How wonderful is it?
Love the keyboard!
Does the Crucial Ballistix RAM fit underneath the 212 EVO CPU cooler? Or did you have to attach the fan to the other side?
I like the parts, the only thing I would have changed was hdd to a seagate and ssd to an Intel or Samsung drive. Also some more cables could be routed behind the motherboard. Also you do not need such a big psu, haswell cpus are extremely energy efficient. You could have gotten a modular corsair or seasonic psu.
Please do a little research before making claims.
A.) Nothing wrong with Sandisk.
B.) Nothing wrong with Toshiba.
C.) PSU cost less than my 750w PSU did, so I'm guessing more than anything he just got a good deal.
D.) The Haswell MOBILE repeat MOBILE platform, particularly ULTRABOOK processors are MORE efficient than previous CPUs on those platforms. The 4770k has a whopping 84w TDP. The 3770k has a 77w TDP. That is far from more efficient.
I did get good deals from newegg promotion. Just updated the price. :)
Cool, how is the new asrock motherboard, my friends all have the z77 version and they absolutely love it!
A beefy 4770k system idles around 55w which is very good, while it can draw more, it tends to draw a lot less. Intel ssd are a little faster plus intel has very good customer service. Samsung manufacturers flash for most of the companies, so it cheery picks the best flash. As far a Hdd, seagate has a lot lower return rate. The psu cost less than my 650 wat psu, but that is cause mine is modular and 80 plus platinum.
Lower idle is great, but when you're looking at getting a proper PSU TDP is the number to look at. If you build around your idle power requirement you'll run into some obvious issues.
That said, I WOULD be interested in seeing real-world application of both a Haswell and Ivy Bridge (preferably the x770k CPU's) side by side, stock clock, same bench components, and their power draws at idle, full, and realistic application usage.
Frankly if my CPU is going to be idle for long, my PC will simply be turned off, or in deep sleep (with SSD load times it's no skin off my bones). And realistically you almost never hit 100% in any normal use, games or otherwise. So if Haswell is more power efficient while still maintaining same or better performance during most application usage, it would make more sense to me.
There is nothing wrong with sandisk drives, but the intel and samsung drives seem to be more reliable. Intel uses the same sandisk controller, but they modified it so it wouldn't have the flaws of the regular sandisk controller. Samsung also has it's own controller. I would definitely get an intel or a samsung over a sandisk for reliability's sake. With SSD, the failure rate has been relatively high, so I would only get reliable brands like crucial, intel, or samsung. The sandisk has great speed, but what does it matter if you don't trust it?
I've taken to the belief that people that have good luck with components generally don't say much, and those with poor luck jabber off the hook in multiple locations. I never rate products myself, unless I picked up a bad apple.
When product sales are 7 digit or large numbers, hundreds of negative reviews don't mean too much to me. Granted, I do believe samsung makes a better drive overall, but when you can get a sandisk on the cheap, what do you have to lose? Proper precaution in backing up your drive while save from any hassle one could ever have.
You might want to give that man some burn cream...
He MAYBE could have bought a Samsung 840 for that price, but most certainly not a Samsung 840 Pro. I've never seen the Pro series 240GB drive drop below $199.
Which is not an 840 pro.
I'm not saying the 840 isn't faster than the Sandisk, it very well may be, but you did say he could get the fastest non-pcie SSD on the market for the same price as the Sandisk he bought. The fastest non-pcie SSD on the market is the Samsung 840 Pro, not the 840. They're different SSDs entirely.
He probably plans to upgrade to SLI, or some overclocking.