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My Brother wanted me to build him a decent gaming rig that didn't cost a fortune so this is what I came up with. I think it turned out pretty good. Had fun building it and would like to say thanks to my Son for helping. I'll know more about how it runs once he receives it and starts playing games on it.

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  • 72 months ago
  • 5 points

Aren't those components high end, which is better than decent? I can only imagine what your computer has...

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

People use computers as workstations too. I've had times I could have used 16 GB rather than 8 GB I have on this laptop. I like that hard drive, no one likes waiting for things to load. Great cable management. I'm looking to buy that fan controller you have on that now.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

And no case?

  • 72 months ago
  • 3 points

got it...thought it was on there

  • 72 months ago
  • -1 points

Why a 4770k on a cheap board? I feel like its being help back.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

it's a 4770 . Perfectly fine on the H81 chipset.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll take your word for that, if I personally were to buy an i7, I would get a nice board to go with. :D

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

depends on the variation. If you just need the intel cores, 4770 will do fine, even on a H81 Chipset, due to it being locked cores. Only need the Z87 chipset for unlocked "K" chips.

Again, the CPU he chose was the 4770, NOT the 4770k. Both are in essence the same chip, just the non-K version can't be overclocked, and is pointless to be thrown on any "Z" chipset.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the enterprise/NAS drive? Overall, good build for the money. I'm not a fan (no pun intended) of the way Corsair designed their modular cables on their modular units, no fault on you, obviously. +1

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm first up kudos for hooking your brother up almost makes me feel bad for not hooking my own up. However... for a "decent gaming rig that didn't cost a fortune" that cpu seems a little overkill. An i5 4570 or 4670 would have been suffiecnt in my humble opinion especially when paired with that mobo. You can never have too much ram but still 8gb would be plenty. The Seagate barracuda 2TB is also a cheaper alternate to the constellation series, thus better value imho. And finally if your spending that much on a fan cooler for the cpu, noctua would be my go to choice but for the hideous colors :( That said, nice enough build, crazy powerful for gaming :D

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

As multiple people have pointed out, I wouldn't consider a GTX 770 and i7-4770 just "decent." That's very high-end for gaming (i7s are also considered overkill for gaming purposes).

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

I consider it "futureproofing", with 4k resolution being right around the corner.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Most games are still lightly-threaded, with only a few that can actually take advantage of more cores (like Battlefield 4). Thus, a Core i7 wouldn't give much of a performance increase in games compared to, say, a Core i5 (with the same GPU).

There's also no game out right now that needs more than 8GB RAM, and that probably won't change for a long time.

If his brother is gaming at 4K though, I can understand why OP would go with the GTX 770. It's not a bad build, I just think it's a bit funny to only call it "decent" when it's actually super high-end.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I would've gotten rid of the HSF if I were you. Just saying.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah thats pretty decent... only gonna max everything in existence at 1080p though...

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats the thing on the front of the case that looks like a touchscreen?? Is that for one of the components?

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

I had this on a shelf from a previous order and never used it. Came in handy on this build. Works great

http://www.amazon.com/SENTRY-Accessories-5-25-Inch-Screen-Controller/dp/B002L16OMO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393200900&sr=8-1&keywords=pc+fan+controller

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build a little overkill on the CPU but hey not my build. Nice all in all though.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Make it attractive and repost it,your build will have more than 150 likes

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

Why a 4770k,sound card, 16gb ram for gaming?

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

4770 Locked CPU, and sound card for more impressive sound setups. 16GB of ram is future proofing.

  • 72 months ago
  • 5 points

Yes, hopefully this system will keep my brother up with the games that will be coming out for a while.

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

love this build

though maybe my only grip is the entry case. if you're spending $1300+ on this, I would have thought to see an nicer, feature-pack case. (which is perfect if you're meaning to future proof)

Excellent build by the way, 770 is perfect performance-price wise, for 1080p and 1440p gaming. ^

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

hmmm. I really like this case does what I need it to do and its basic design with the 3.0 usb and front ports. I used it before on another build I did for myself. Thanks for the nice comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Don;t get me wrong, That case looks swell ^

just thought you might get something...well more~ Not a problem though, it's more of a personal thing and doesn't really affect actual performance~

  • 72 months ago
  • -1 points

Should have gotten a Xeon E3-1230v3 for $50 less. It's the same as the i7-4770 except that there's no integrated graphics and it's clocked 100mhz slower.

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