Description

Boot time, 11 seconds! BF4 maxed! No intake fans so no high dust intake. The Hadron is a challenge to work with because of it's size but my theme was EVGA/Crucial and the case was expensive. I would of like the U style (9x5x1.25) PS to of been modular for a cleaner appearance. Only plan is a two more crucial to try out some RAID configurations. The ACX just fits . If you recreate this build, you'll need install all your connections and mountings before you attach the Z87 cover plate and then attach into the case because of the extreme lack of working room. My Knuckle-buster scale of 1-10: 7.

Comments

  • 68 months ago
  • 15 points

Why go all out on the other parts, buy a super-expensive DVD Drive, then buy a 750 Ti? Are you planning on replacing it, also, why 16GB of RAM? A 512GB SSD? I also haven't heard of a 750 Ti maxing out BF4. More description will surely earn my upvote. Other than that, very clean looking build; excellent cable management. Which makes it even more of a shame that I can't just upvote this. Oh well. Until the better description comes.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

"haven't heard of a 750 Ti maxing out BF4" lol they do just fine with Ultra in full 1080p, 4X AA, 100% render quality - just over 35 fps or so.

The 750 Ti is a great card, I just don't agree with putting it in a build over $1K for the box alone (not including peripherals and monitors)

  • 68 months ago
  • 4 points

Very unbalanced for gaming. If it was a workstation build, then I might upvote. But you spent more on RAM than on the video card. There is NO WAY you are maxing BF4 with this, buddy.

  • 68 months ago
  • 3 points

For all those questioning the DVD drive, it's proprietary and it's required when you buy the case

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

The ODD is not a requirement for use of the case. Create an ISO of Windows and apply it to a flash drive. Boot OS off of it and download to to your HDD from there.

  • 68 months ago
  • 3 points

i7 with 750 :((

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Your GPU costs exactly half the price of the CPU. Doesn't this make the system badly unbalanced for gaming? I heard it was supposed to be the exact opposite. Also, why 16 gigs of ram? This will do nothing for gaming performance.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

This is not a terrible build, just kind of strange. Strange in that you get an awesome CPU, very nice RAM and SSD, and a 750Ti. It makes no sense as a gaming rig. I understand it's your dime, but you didn't do a good job of explaining your part selection and the reason for your part selection. Also as for playing BF4 at max settings, I don't buy that statement, unless your playing at 800 x 600 and you play at a low fps. You also need more photos.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

the only thing that is unbalanced in this build is the gpu period!!!,u guys are making too much outta nothing ,the fact is if he puts a 780 or a 780ti in this rig in the future this pc will be high end instantley and it will be faster and more powerful than alot of other builds i see on here ,also theres alot of other things he can do with this rig right now if he chooses as well, so simmer down people

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

did you not run into trouble with the 1866 RAM + Stinger mobo? On their website it doesnt list 1866 as a support RAM speed..

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a great build, I'm myself going for something similar although I chose i5 over i7 to save some money.

I always stay behind the curve on gaming, don't play the latest greatest, so 750ti is good enough - what the critics are missing here is by choosing 750ti over say 770, you immediately knock the price down by $100-200, and its the most easily replaceable part if you ever need to upgrade when the cards are cheaper.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats the gpu temps like?

  • 68 months ago
  • 0 points

Why the DVD drive could have used a usb drive for much cheaper.

  • 68 months ago
  • 0 points

too much ram. over the top SSD over the top CPU and then.......a 750ti were you high? 4670k + 8gb ram + samsung SSD + 2TB HDD = 770/780 easy game

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Not all builds on here are for gaming. It could be more of a workstation and games on the side. Also he could be waiting for Maxwell since people are suspecting May to be when its released due to a trend of Nvidia releasing releasing in May.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

try reading the description > Boot time, 11 seconds! BF4 maxed!

its not for gaming but yet they comment on BF4 setting? and if your waiting for a maxwell in may you dont buy anything and wait a month

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Guess it depends on what he calls maxed and what framerate is good enough for him. When Tomshardware tested the card they used a i5 SB at 4.2ghz. At 1920x1080 ultra settings, 2xMSAA the card averaged 36.2 fps. Completely playable and I'm guessing he didn't use a fps counter to see it was under 60. With regards to the build, I think he's forward looking on it as the video card is the easiest thing to replace inside a computer down the road.

  • 68 months ago
  • -3 points

up for the same brands, i like it. i wouldve just gotten an i3 and with a 760 or 770 instead though

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

why an i3? that wouldnt make sense either, lets slam a dual core in there with a 760/770.... would still be unbalaned, would make more sense to go with an i5 howerver, he chose to use an i7 which is fine all he needs to do down the road is get a better videocard.

  • 68 months ago
  • -2 points

Cuz an i3 is good enough at gaming with its hyperthreading

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

not really, there not that great even with there hyperthreading, it would bottle kneck higher end cards.

  • 68 months ago
  • -1 points

So you would rather have an i7 and 750 over an i3 and 770?

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

yup, then down the road getting a better GPU is all i'd need to do and vise versa.. the i3 is a bottle kneck with the 770, atleast the 750 ti gets its full performance, he never stated his situation as to why he did pick the 750 but perhaps he plans on getting a 770 or 780 down the road.

But a i3 never makes sense in a gaming build, unless its a budget build of course.

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  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

When commenting on a completed build please keep your feedback polite and constructive.

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