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Hello, i have built this machine in Dec, 2013 - now i added that 1TB HDD + now i have spare time to share it with you guys.

Mainly this PC is used for programming in Visual Studio, photo creation for GUIs in Photoshop and as private FTP, HTTP and MySQL server.

It is a fast beast of a machine and i'm very satisfied with it! (nothing is overclocked)

Feel free to say what you think in the comments, i'm sorry that the images are little blurry.. cheers!

Edit: Updated PSU, i'm not using this PC for gaming so i don't need a GPU, the Intel HD 4600 is OK for me.

Edit 2: Added the assistant fans, activated the XMP profile 1 for the RAM settings, now it's running at 1866MHz; (thanks to elvenson for pointing that out)

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  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

That has a great Motherboard its what I use and its great.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

For its intended use it's great! Just fix that cable management and be prepared for some comments about how you need a GPU. If you aren't gaming, then you really don't need one.

EDIT: I believe you listed the wrong PSU.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Here is the Power Supply actually in the build, unless changed... http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-power-supply-rs720spm2d3us

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the effort, updated the list.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Isn't that a Cooler Master PSU; not a Corsair? Anyway fantastic build for its purpose, the only thing I can reccommend is to get a better CPU cooler, Corsair make some fantastic ones.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Fix dem cables, please :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

What's the z87 and 4770K for if no OC?

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Probably for future expansion if needed. Those boards support a few things lesser ones don't. Plus he has the K cpu, so he may eventually over clock.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I didn't really think of the features on the z87 boards. My bad.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

the all black design on that mobo is pretty cool :)

good job +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

In your BIOS it says your RAM is running at 1333MHz, but your RAM can be clocked at 1866MHz. Just wondering if you changed that or not. Nice build none the less.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

If not, use the XMP option in the bios to do it with one click.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't change anything, just stacked the RAM in the slots and went straight to OS installation, thanks for the tip.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem, that XMP button is actually in your screen shot too, just wasn't sure if you turned it on after taking it

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It's disabled by default

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

For what you stated, you went beyond your needs. That's not a bad thing though since this is ready to be a game system later with a guy and good cooler if you wanted... But as it is, you shouldn't even need a new cooler for that i7...

Clean look, I like it. I almost bought that board too till I upped my budget and went with an mpower max. This should last you quite some time though. Great part choices.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

beautiful MB

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

I went without a GPU for a while (non gaming machine as well), but as I started working on larger and larger files in Photoshop I found it crashing. Ended up getting a simple GPU and it has helped me considerably.

So if you run into any issues you might want to look into a small one. Overall, nice. +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

No GPU? Not a beast. Not even a mid range.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Quick!! Get rid of that crappy stock cooler. Awesome build otherwise.

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

He hasn't overclocked so there is no need to spend any more money on items he doesn't need.

If he does decide to overclock then it would be worth upgrading.

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

Really? lol. Have you monitored core temps on a stock cooler? any experienced system builder will tell you that that Intel cooler should never leave the box. Money an issue? For 34.99 buy the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan. The price pales in comparison to the amount spent on the system. The system doesn't need to be overclocked to benefit from this simple upgrade, do it. 5ive where's your builds? I looked @ your profile and it says you've been building since 2011...post your rig.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

By no means are they fantastic but they are safe(with no OC), if they weren't intel wouldn't include them - can't risk damaging their image.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly. Even gaming on them with a decently vented case is safe. (been there, done that... Max temp seen was 68c under heavy load with Tomb Raider)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

beware of the cable management

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comments guys and for pointing out that i selected the wrong PSU in the list :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

No GPU ._. ?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Integrated gpus. It's a production system without much heavy graphics needs from what he said

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

At least he should have added at cheap GPU. Everything is better than Intel Integrated Graphics

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah, the integrated gpu can play bf3 on max settings... That's more than enough for a system that doesn't play Blu Ray, or especially game... lol

Its about equivalent to a $100 gpu as it sits

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't knew that, Must be cause I'm running on a Laptop that has Integrated Graphics and is a piece of crap so any Nvidia card for me is better than Intel GPU on laptops Lol

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I know the gpu in the haswell chips are a big step up from Sandy bridge, and the 4600 gpu the released most recent is even better than those. So a current Gen Intel gpu is decent actually... Both of them. The older ones before Sandy bridge were completely low end though. They have been trying to catch up to amd with the last couple versions (still not there, but a lot less difference between them now)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I have hp laptop with intel i5 - has first generation intel graphics = pure crap and i used to play Dota on it at max settings, but that's the price for mobile processor - no good graphics, but this 4600, this is overkill for me;

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