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This build I did to replace my old one, overclocking it to 3.8 GHz from 3.4 GHz. Haven't found a single game yet that it cannot run on max settings and get 60 FPS. So I am happy with this system. Case has a lot of room which is good if you plan on using a radiator. Also has great cable management. Stock fans are absolutely silent compared to my last system. If you have the money and are looking to do a mid tiered build this I feel is a good system. Only recommendation I have if you want to knock price down $100 is to lower the motherboard to the standard Maximus IV board. But it was worth it to get this board. Overall I'm happy with it and want to know what people have to say about it. Only thing I dislike is the positioning of the power ports on the GPU, other than that it is an amazing machine. I do plan on expanding this build in the future.

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  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

People are definitely going to knock you for getting a $300 motherboard, which is more expensive than both your CPU and GPU. I'm curious, why did you get the Formula? I agree that it's a great board, but you don't have a custom loop set up, so what extra features does it offer that you wanted?

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Planning on expansions, this is just to start. I like the built in wifi and all the ROG software. Plan on doing watercooling within the next year.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

the only differance between the 4770k and the 4670k is 3.5 to 3.4 base clock speed and no hyper threading for the 4670k,if you are only gaming there is no reason to pay $100 extra to have hyper threading,i personaly need hyper threading in my rigs cause i do video work also,the cpu is fine just watch your psu...nice soon to be build

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

And more cache aswell.

Yeah sure with that attitude he might aswell keep the h100 because 'it would never make a difference in gaming' because he already has a high clock to it but it would be nice to be ready for next gen ports and the 8 core has haswell-e processors are coming next year too.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

and more cach 6 to 8 yes

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

when haswell e comes out we will be on ddr4 memory and x99 chipset so we all have to upgrade LOL (TONGUE AND CHEEK)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I reckon not many people will jump on x99 because it is believed to cost around 1000 dollars for the 8 core and it only supports up to 2133mhz (I need to confirm this). Other than running at 1.2 volts I don't think DDR4 will attract many.

And what a lovely build you got there!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you and yours as well

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

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  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

you right more cach 6 to 8

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Right now this is just a gaming rig but I may be doing videos in the future.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

The motherboard is more expensive than your cpu? Why was it worth it because you can't even sli with that power supply and also your cpu will cause a performance hit over the 4770k

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

I can SLI with that power supply, if I did SLI I would be using 518 watts, I have 650 to use. I was expecting people to bash it because its more expensive, but like I said, I plan on expanding this build.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

It's better to be safe than sorry? But how can you say it is worth it when you haven't even utilised the features yet hahaha.

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  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Still he's planning on putting it under water while having a £150 cpu in there? I reckon once we get some proper ported games the 4770 will shine.

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  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

Pretty much. Fair enough if you're sticking a 4770k and 2 780s but what's the point if you're using a 4670k and 760(s) with a loop that will cost at least £170 ... Which is gonna give more performance; a h100 with a 4770k or custom loop 4670k?

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