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I built this computer mainly to play FSX and a couple of other games. Some of you may know about fsx and even though it's a 6 yo game it's still a very demanding game especially when it comes to the CPU hence the reason for the 4770k instead of the 4670k. As it pertains to the SSD's I don't download music or work off my computer so as of now I don't see any point in a HDD for now atleast and the 378GB in SSD is more than enough for my needs. I also in the next month plan to get a 2nd 760 but I have to wait to re up on the money situation and for now the one does the job very well.

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  • 77 months ago
  • 4 points

Nice build! I wish I had that kind of a budget..

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  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

Some parts seem a little, overkill, but otherwise good choices!

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

this is still a beast. Nice build!

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! it's really close to mine as well so it's nice to have a rough idea of what mine will look like.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

If this was built for gaming i would of went with a 770. If you had to you could of got a 4670k to lower the budget without degrading gaming performance.

  • 77 months ago
  • 0 points

Well i'm going to get a second 760 and I needed the 4770k for FSX it runs it alot better than the 3570k I had

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Any reason you got Professional Win 7 over Home Premium?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Have a couple of old windows xp programs and needed the the xp emmulator or whatever they call it

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Definitely go for sli. My suggestion would be that you mount the two ssd at the back of mobo. The r4 case has that capability. By doing so, you can increase the intake air flow for the gpu's. other than that, great build. I'm looking into in building one just like that with few changes.

Let me know how well the h100i is performing on that arrangement. Usually, people locate it at the top, not the front.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I saw that you can mount I think only one in the back but could be wrong I wish I could move em though I want the added airflow for when I sli it. As for the radiator I orginaly had it mounted on top but moved it up front for 3 reasons, first was that since this Mobo has 2 8pin cpu it is really difficult to get it to fit, 2nd was I wanted a push pull config and that wasn't going to happen up their, and lastly it runs alot cooler as an intake instead of exhaust.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Some of you may know about fsx and even though it's a 6 yo game it's still a very demanding game especially when it comes to the CPU hence the reason for the 4770k instead of the 4670k.

FSX doesn't use hyperthreading. You could have gone with the 4670k and a cheaper motherboard and you would have been left with more money to get something like the 770.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Fsx they say is only 25% GPU 75% CPU so the 760 is more than enough for FSX and for the CPU you are correct about it not using HT but it is the best performer in single threaded applications according to passmark and numerous other benchmark applications. Also for the other games I will sli the 760 in the next month or so.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

4670k and 4770k perform exactly the same in single threaded tests. They are the same architecture.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I guess the passmark benchmark lied to me.

Passmark scores Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz- 2,253 Intel Xeon E3-1240 v3 @ 3.40GHz - 2,238 Intel Core i5-4670 @ 3.40GHz- 2,184 Intel Xeon E3-1290 V2 @ 3.70GHz- 2,172 Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.40GHz- 2,150

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

That's because it is comparing them at stock speeds, where the 4770k is .1ghz faster. Seeing as you have an h100i you won't be running your CPU at stock speeds.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahhh got ya. Oh well i'm happy with it annd yes I've got it overclocked.

  • 77 months ago
  • 0 points

Never seen a radiator at the front of the case, I'm surprised there is enough airflow through it for the rest of the case

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

The flow's pretty good with 4 on the radiator and theirs one more I put on the bottom by the psu which is an intake aswell

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

*It's not in the picture I put it in after

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have to use your own screws to get 4 fans to fit on their? Or were the stock ones long enough?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I had to order the other screws from corsair they sell packs of them for $10

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah good to know! Thanks.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

fair enough, i would still keep an eye on it just in case

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Will do thanks

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  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess to install the rad in the front, you had to move the lower drive bay to closer to the PSU. How hard was it getting the drive bay to move?

All in all, lovely build. Must be a beast of a machine, hopefully! :) Quite close to what I'm planning actually, except I'm going with a 4670k and a gtx780.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I had to do a little jerry rig but it wasn't to bad. And thanks it does the job well.

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  • 77 months ago
  • 0 points

Nah trust me it makes a world of difference for FSX which is CPU dependent, I had a 3570k in my last build and it was good don't get me wrong but FSX runs much better IMO with the I7. If it was for any other game/games I would agree.

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