Description

I've build this PC. I'll be using it for Gaming, streaming, hd video editing and maybe using it as a server when i build another computer.

Reason I choose the i7 is because i need it for the video editing, if this was just for gaming. I would've used the i5 instead, I will be clocking it a bit higher soon, but right now, It's not needed Everything runs smooth and no problems at all.

I really love the noctua NH-D14, I will probably been using some other fans later but now the noctua fans are as good as anything else.

Motherboard, I didn't really choose it, for a specific reason. Actually I have neither the ram in the picture or in the part list in the computer, I have Kingston HyperX 2133mhz 16gb, I got 16gb because of the streaming and the video editing, and got 2133 instead of 1600 because they were the same price.

And I love the Samsung 840 pro, probably the best SSD out there, I my opinion.

And for the GPU, The old nvidia vs AMD, right now in this pricerange. I would say AMD wins. Only if you go for Ultra High End cards Like Titan and 690, But for the 7970 vs 680/670 I would go for 7970 anyday, but for this price range Amd wins my heart.

And the reason why i have 850 watts on my power supply is so i can add another 7970 if i want to. Maybe still could've went for a 750watt but If I'm gonna overclock a lot as well It's better safe than sorry.

The case i choose i wanted to try it out because I've heard a lot good about it, and I actually like it. It has a lot of good features and the 90degrees turn on the motherboard is interresting, But i really don't know if the temperture lowers so much, but I like the features. ( Also the reason why the NH-d14 is mouted like that, It's actually how it's supposed to be mounted atleasts in this case.

I have also fixed a cable routing and it's a lot better now.

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 7 points

Very logical and well thought out build. I really enjoyed browsing your build photos.

The things you stated as your opinion: SSD "the Samsung 840 pro, probably the best SSD out there, I my opinion." - well the rest of the industry agrees ;)

7970 "The old nvidia vs AMD, right now in this pricerange. I would say AMD wins." - again AMD has really stepped up and improved their drivers and have taken over the high end market on cards. When customers ask me which GPU they should get, it is getting harder and harder to suggest Nvidia unless the games they play are only Nvidia biased games.

Like I said your build is well thought out, logical and reasonable. You planned for future upgrades without going crazy overboard. Thank you for sharing your build with us on the interwebs. Happy computing!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Well much appreciated, I took the time to think about what i really need, and what I could spent on the computer and what I was gonna use it for, and yeah if you're going not going for top of the line card, AMD is the way to go in my opinion, as goes for the Titan and the 690, they're really expensive, and the 690 still lack some stuff, like supporting highress monitors and a lot of monitors

And again very much appreciated for the feedback, alwasys make a computer enthusiast happy to hear! Keep it up, You're one great person.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Nvidia has better frame latency, and people seem to think that stuttering is worse on AMD cards. But ehh... 7970 is still better for the money. 7970 GHz > 680 by a lot on most games.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice, super clean build with great cable management. You went with all really nice, high end components. Very interesting internal case setup too. +Upvote

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, thanks good sir, best of luck to you.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Great job on the part choices and the build sir. I like that case, definitely interesting motherboard mounting and I like the color scheme =P. I guess with that there won't be issues with gpu sag haha.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Hehe, that's good, must appreciated on that comment. Nope not at all hehe.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Very solid build... Awesome.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, appreciated

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it just me... or did you not install a faceplate for the motherboard? (the input area in the back of the case)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't, Was on perpose, like it a lot more that way.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Aren't those Spectre Pros'?

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  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

What do you mean by that?

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  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Works perfectly fine with 2 monitors running bf3 on ultra with 120 fps+. also I choose that GPU because it has 2 dvi outputs and good and quite cooling, I can't even hear the cooling, really liking the 7970 a lot.

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  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I would highly recommend the card, It's solid card for th buck, so if you have the money to buy it, i would say go for it.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Btw, The PSU you're getting is pretty expensive because it's gold plus, and if you're not going for a second 7970, you should probably drop it down a bit, It's a bit overkill, anyway nice build for gaming.

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  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

CF drivers have improved a lot. AMD is really trying to fix them. SLI isn't perfect, either.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe July is going to have a launch of really good Xfire drivers. They have already released the current results, the drivers are not finalized yet though. The frame latency is quite a bit lower for multiple GPU's on the graphs I saw.

  • 80 months ago
  • -1 points

That's good, but you might want to consider getting a better cooler, like the xigmatek dark knight.

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  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

What's with the case?

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  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

Well that's a personal Prefence. And about the parts being flipped 90 degrees is making everything run a lot cooler, So I'm satisfied with it.

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  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Hot air rises you know? And when you're already blowing the air upwards, and after looking at cases also known for great cooling like Corsair D550 setups at the same speeds and the same proccesor, and the same cooler, I'm running around 4-5 degrees cooler.