Description

Hey guys,

This is my first build so decided to go with a nice gaming PC which could handle all the latest games on max/high settings. I also do some video editing.

I went with this PSU since I'm planning to SLI in a year or so while planning on getting a multi monitor set up.

Thanks for viewing my build, appreciate any comments you might have.

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Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 5 points

Lol flip your ssd around :p

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

This. Lol First thing I noticed.

  • 80 months ago
  • -3 points

I'm surprised his computer even turned on with the SSD like that.

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

Lol

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

I like you parts. Specifically the case and psu.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

I like this build but I would like to see some better cable management. Also is this for recording as well say for YouTube?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I had to really work a lot on the cable management, managed the best I could. Was really messy at first. No not really for YouTube.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

awe

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Unless OP intends to do video editing and i5 instead of a i7 and 8GB ram instead of 16GB is unjustified, and saved money could have been spent on better cooler and better rated PSU for this price range.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

OP says in the description he intends to do a little video editing.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

That's pretty high tech for a first gaming rig! VERY nice though! Is this your first GAMING build, or your first build ever?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

First build ever, decided for it to be a nice gaming build since my laptop can't play any high end games. Thanks! Appreciate it.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem! I'm sure its just a liiiittle bit more powerful than laptop. Hope you enjoy it!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

high tech

I don't mean to be rude or anything, but it is a computer.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha true. I was just kinda comparing to my first build.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

The Z77 board wasn't necessarily needed for the build.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, a friend suggested it to me since he had used it in his build so I decided to go ahead with it.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Z77 boards are nice, and this is no exception, it's just not working at it's full potential with a locked CPU. Good build though.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I had listed it as the 3770 but I actually have the 3770K. Thanks!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean up the cables for a bit more airflow. I see a good number of cables poking their heads out. Thanks for correcting the CPU.

If you want to Overclock up in the 4.3-4.6+GHz range I'd suggest a better CPU cooler like the BeQuiet Dark Rock or Noctua NH-D14. You can probably run with your cooler at 4GHz and be fine if Overclocking ins't your fancy.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! I do feel like you should have taken advantage of all the cable management opportunities your case provides.

Also, random irrelevant question: why do some people point their heatsink fan towards the front of the case? I know muneeb91 didn't do it but I see this on a lot of builds.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Why a 3/5 on WD Caviar Green HD?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

That's an over priced monitor you got there.

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

Your CPU and motherboard are last generation technologies. I suggest you get the latest tech instead because you'll get a better performance at a similar price.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I felt like I didn't need to upgrade it and that this would suffice just for my daily use/gaming needs. Some video editing.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

But... you won't. It costs slightly more, and the benefits are very small with Ivy Bridge vs Haswell. Now that Haswell prices are falling, it is becoming a better value, but Ivy Bridge is still very capable. I'd say equal with Haswell.

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

If you saved 200 more you could have got a 780 which is amazing for gaming basically the same as a titan just like 5 fps below

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  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not get an 840 pro? In only like $10 more.

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  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe. But I have a 256GB 840 Pro and it's awesomely fast! I definitely recommend it.

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  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, the speed difference between the 840 Pro 256GB and the 840 Pro 128GB is negligible. 100,000 IOPS vs 97,000 IOPS. 540 MB/S read vs 530 MB/S read. That's not really a difference for general use a start up drive or for games.

I've Googled around, and people say that: 'in general use, you won't be able to tell the difference between the 830, 840, and 840 Pro, unless you're benchmarking".

So 840, I guess.

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  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I got this PSU since I'm planning to SLI in the next year or so, when I save up a little cash for another card. I did splurge a little on the HDD by getting the Caviar Black. Yes I edited that I do have the unlocked version, made a mistake in my part list. Thank you though, will consider it.

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