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I did run into a few problems the modular power supply did not fit all the wires so i was forced to take a dremel to a cut a slot out. Also the video card flexes the mother board when you put it on and take it off so i put some padding under the board to support it. Fun build love the case.

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  • 79 months ago
  • 5 points

About time people started realizing that consoles are terrible. Nice build. Is that a WALL.E reference in the title?

  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

lol yea its a WALL.E reference. My wife said it looked like EVA from WALL.E so it just kind of stuck.

  • 79 months ago
  • 10 points

Eeeeeeevaaaaaaa...

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

There's nothing wrong with consoles, Nintendo still make the best games.

  • 78 months ago
  • 4 points

Although I might argue with nintendo making the best games, I agree. There's nothing wrong with consoles. If you're someone who's not tech-savvy and just wants to play games, consoles are a great choice! Just not for people like us.

  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

Since it's EVGA, you should use their step up program to pick up the GTX 770.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

didnt know you could do that.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe you can as long as it's registered and you step up within 90 days. Here's the link to EVGA. http://www.evga.com/support/stepup/

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem. Good luck. You have yourself a nice build.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

You have 670 in the list but a 680 in the pictures? Hopefully you didnt get jipped!

  • 79 months ago
  • 9 points

Hopefully? I would take a 680 as a free upgrade from a 670.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, well. sulks into corner

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

lol But I still don't know what you mean by "Hopefully you didn't get jipped!" He didn't get jipped, he got a free upgrade...

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

Why didn't you go with Haswell?

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

To new for me. Not enough reviews on it.

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

Not really a good reason, haswell is slightly faster and saves a lot of power.

  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

The Haswell chip wont even fit into my motherboard i would have to buy a brand new motherboard just to fit it becasue it does not fit in the LGA1155 scoket. Not really a good reason to buy the latest and greatest chip on the market in my option. I am hoping in time the 3rd generation chips will get cheaper so i could put a better one in.

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

When did you build this? I was under the impression this was built recently so you could have bought a haswell board.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

I am good with what i got. Have you built a computer with the new haswell chip?

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

I've checked the benchmarking for the new Haswell CPUs, the improvement is marginal. Not to mention the extra heat build up. And if you're building a supercomputer, 'going green' is not going to be under consideration. Plus, the i5-3570K has been the best gaming cpu so far. So why go with a Haswell?

  • 79 months ago
  • -1 points

Reviews don't really matter on it. It's slightly faster than IvyBridge, but brings with it more heat. It's recommended that you use at least a closed loop cooling system if you OC Haswell.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

There's not many good mini itx boards out for Haswell yet though. Theirs only one Z87 mini itx by asrock, so I think he made the right call. That board is as good as it gets for mini itx 1155

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough. I forgot it was a mITX.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

This thing DESTROYS an Xbox one, in terms of performance and flexibility. Hope you have fun with it!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

And in terms of price.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

How so? It costs $399 to preorder it.

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

This PC costs more than the xbox one.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

yea it does but i am also using it for photo editing and 3d modeling.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohhh, I got that backwards.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

and its a computer.. people always say that gaming computers are soooo expensive. Its worth it when you can have a more effective gaming machine and a versatile computer for general use all in one machine. nothing against your statement though.

  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

Also, if you built a computer using the new richland apus or even a trinity, you could beat console prices for the same power, and get the other benefits of flexibility in pc's over consoles.

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

Yeah I know that, but still saying a build that costs 3x an xbox one is better than an xbox one is dumb.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you able to get the GPU installed with something plugged into the sound header? It looks like it would be really hard to plug the sound cable in there with something in the slot.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

You can't. I just removed the plug from the control panel.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats one big con for that board, when I was considering going with an ITX system, I was looking at that board but then somewhere along the lines I decided to go with a mid tower. Now I'm glad I didn't go with ITX and that board. At least you can still plug in sound around the back. Still a really nice build, great job.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks ;). I tried jamming the thing in... doesn't work lol. Didn't know before I bought the build, but eh, first timer!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

i was not able to plug in the sound header. Not a big deal for me since am using a HDMI cable straight to my TV

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

you could put a nice big 200mm in the front and you're set for the long run

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I hate builds that are toted as being "console killers" or "console replacements".

A.) Consoles have their own market. They're "current" usually for a number of years, and feature games and content in a different way that PCs. Comparing consoles and PCs is like comparing tablets and laptops. They're meant for different people.

B.) OBVIOUSLY this PC is a deal more powerful than any current console. But not everyone is looking for raw, godlike, processing power. Fact is, $400 vs $1200 is a huge difference. $400 nets you a console that will be current for a number of years, come with EVERYTHING it needs to be up and running, and have full support for every game released for it. Your Xbox will never tell you that your graphics card isn't supported. People with a 7 year old Xbox 360 can play Crysis 3. People with a 7 year old PC can't.

Stop arguing about what's better and what cost more or less, what's better or worse. If you're not going to get a console, cool. If you are, cool.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I would've put something like a 200mm fan in the front to bring in lots of air but I like it how it is.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Not much of a Xbone killer at 1225 dollars...

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Build. I love the choice of the 680! I'm about to do the Haswell equivalent with a 660ti and black Prodigy. Good luck with all of your pc adventures!

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Xbox One got games not featured in PCs so quit using such a cliche argument guys. PC gaming is totally different from Console gaming because of its market of games. You dont see Halo 4 on PC and you dont see final fantasy 13 on PC too, just like how you don`t see games like Counter Strike on Xbox or Playstations.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

nice choice on parts, im just wondering where you put your hard drive?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

cool build. Have you overclocked it yet?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I feed compelled to find some rusty metal and make a Wall-E now.

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

I will destroy you with Fire and Blood for saying that.

-undersigned, Xbox fanboys.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I will destroy you with Intel power for still using consoles.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I love my i5, but you've gotta be honest... that doesn't exactly sound like a threat.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

...liquid nitrogen overclocking and extreme heat from the overclocked components?

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

Was talking about the way you phrased it, not the hardware itself.

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

IT DOES LOOK LIKE EVA IN WAYS LIKE 90% OF IT LOOKS LIKE EVA

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

Cool build. I was about to do that with my power supply but I didn't wanna ruin the case ;). I have cable management pretty good so I can almost get the thing in. I just got some screws and screwed them in.