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Finally finished school on January 2014 (Network Security) and I found a very good job. To reward myself I built this beast. It took around 6 month to get this. It is not entirely finished as I am aiming on another Gtx 970 or maybe a Gtx 980 TI. That is my 7th built.

This built was made to run the Asus Swift screen that was going to be release in late September 2014. I am using the machine only for gaming.

I7 4770k, why? why not! A bit overpower for my need but who care. I am still a bit disappointed on how poor my chip is even with a lot of cooling and the H110, I can't manage to go highter than 4.4 ghz. The sad thing is about one month later they released 4790k...

EVGA 1300w was and still is a very good psu for the price. I paid 220$ CDN at the time. A bit overpower once again but you never have enough power! Very happy with the purchase. This thing is big and heavy it feels very solid.

Samsung evo 840 750Gb has very nice speed and more cache than the 512 Gb version which is nice. Rapid is nice and it definitely make a difference.

Corsair 780t case is awesome I really love it except I can't turn down the lights. It fits my color scheme perfectly, black and red. It is a bit more flimsy than I would like it to be.

One thing that surprised me was the Asus ROG Gladius mouse this thing rock and it feels awesome, I really love the mouse. the 2k Hz polling rate is more a marketing trap as I dont think anyone can see the difference but being able to change the switch is awesome..

Sadly I don't like my Gtx 970, I am not lucky my card can't OC much even at 1250 MHZ sometimes it freeze, now I run it stock. I am tempted to sell it to buy the Gtx 980 ti but it is 900$ in Canada...

I wanted really good sound and the Audioengine A5+ gives me what I wanted A+ product. Sound is very good but I would like a little more bass which is easily fixable with a sub.

Now the Screen, this thing rock, I mean the quality for a TN panel is just astonishing. G-sync is a gamer dream no V-sync needed and even at low FPS everything is smooth.

My computer run the the screen fine but it could do a lot better with an additional 970 or an 980 TI.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

Man nice rig I just like your desk setup :) is that Ikea desk? :P

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Was just noticing That Desk and That Set of Speakers myself..

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah I bought it from a random furniture seller but I am bot happy with it. If you look carefully you see that my screen is in the center but not the opening which is very annoying. My screen and my speakers are too big for this desk

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah know i see it :P. if only it was a little bigger

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the speakers and doesn't want to wall mount. My only option is giving my desk to my GF and buying another one. ;-)

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

4790k :p

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

:(

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

jk bro good build!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

?? Sure the 4770K is doing just fine for him !!

My guess is either he got a decent deal on the 4770K, He didn't need the extra 20K Grin, OR he was just sick of seeing 4790K Builds Everywhere and wanted to be a Bit Different !!

Fun Times !!

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Nah the 4790k came out a month after I bought mine, I was pissed.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

At least when I did these Two 4th of July Builds I Knew that NEW things are projected to hit the Market in roughly a Month or less..

BUT, When doing the build that is targeted to have a Life Span of 3 to 5 Years. It losing out on "One Generation" right out of the Gate honestly isn't that significant at this point -- In my Humble Opinion..

Should I have waited a Month or So ?? Maybe .. But with Hardware when aren't you going to have Better if you Wait a couple of Months ?? If I had kept following that the Systems would likely have Never been built ....

Anyway.. That was a bit of a Long Rant, and Way off your Original Topic..

Fun Times !!

Oh.. If you get a Moment.. Check out the Builds I did Recently.. The Deadpool and Blue Green Ninja ones.. Tell me what you think !!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Old saying that they best sale always happens right after you made your purchase or when you don't have the funds to make a purchase anymore..

Forum for Deals has Micro Center Selling EVGA GTX 980 Video Cards for $236 right now.. That is the Price I paid for my GTX 960 !!

Figures, doesn't it ??

Ram will probably drop to a Half Price Sale Tomorrow too, since I don't have the funds to pick any more up, but would like to fill my other slots Grin..

Just the way it Goes

Fun Times to be Had By All !!

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

well just a recommendation he said he couldnt OC it over 4.4 but he could easily do that with a 4790k

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

'The sad thing is about one month later they released 4790k...' I know how you feel... I got the 4770 and a month later they released the 4790. Anyways! 'you never have enough power!' Looks at power supply. What. Were. You. Thinking. I mean, unless you want to get quad TITAN Xs, this is 110% overkill... More than double what you need (Unless you are thinking long term for years and years to come and hoping your power supply will last till then).

Two more things, one is that wow... Your SSD has such huge capacity. Second is that yea, you probably got unlucky and got a bad GTX 970. I managed to get mine to 1289Mhz. It was running at 1300Mhz before but it kept crashing a few days later so I downed it. Other than that, amazing build!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I couldn't resist the deal when I saw the EVGA psu for this low. Having more power is never bad especially if you wanna sli in the fiture. I plan to keep the psu when I will sell this rig, have an XFX black pro 850w just waiting for that. I plan on upgrading when Skylake-E will be out

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet build man. Sorry unrelated but about that job. What do you do? Is it difficult? I'm in CS with focus on networking and I'm nervous about the job hunt in a few years.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I started as help desk and got promoted 6 month later to systems administrators. The job is fun and it pays well, lots of challenge, I am learning new thing everyday. Finding the job was not easy. Sent 50 resume got 10 interview. Good luck and thanks for asking.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm building a rig almost exactly like yours only im only spending about $1500, it will be my first build, and im building it to do college work on, and gaming. I'm still working on buying all the parts but I have the same case a Corsair 780T but it's the white version. I have the ASUS MAXIMUS VII Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard, 750watt 80+ Gold PSU from EVGA which should be plenty for me "I don't think I will SLI anytime soon", 16GB 2x8GB of Corsair Vengeance Pro RAM which is plenty as most games only need 8GB.

I still have to buy the graphics card (which will more or less be the ASUS GTX 970 STRIX), as ill be using a 1080p monitor from ASUS, and I don't think the extra $200 price tag is worth it for the 980 "as I think the 970 should be plenty of power for me"

Stuff to still get... Intel Core i7 4790k 4.0GHz Quad-Core bit overkill for me,but I like the idea of it being more future-proof, and OC enabled if I ever decide to. I'm not sure what cooler to get, whether Air, or CLC im still not sure "as im not sure I like the idea of liquid in my thousand dollar PC". If I don't get a CLC, ill prob just load the top of the case with fans. Windows 10 "64-Bit" when it's out. Ill prob just use the same mechanical keyboard i'v had for about 16-years and still running strong, same with the sound system with sub lol :), I may get a new mouse, but I may stick with the HP one I have till later. Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD, and a 1TB HDD

I just can't wait to take my time, and build this sucker! :D

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't be scare with closed loops there almost no chance of leaking and corsair have very good warranty. Good luck with the build.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

How reliable are CLCs, how long do they last. They look really cool, and the idea of having a big rad in your PC sounds really cool!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Very reliable I think corsair offer very good quality product and awesome warranty. 5 years and they even cover damage done to your material.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the mouse

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair Case and EVGA PSU is the right way to start off a Build.. Riiight ??

Went with the 760T(s) for my recent builds, but the 780T was the next runner up for sure. Only reason the 760T won out was the need for a crap ton of Drive Bays to accommodate my unusual storage needs.

Great Part Selection, and a nice build log.

Thanks for putting the extra time in to do the Log !!

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I hesitated a lot between the 760t and my case, how do you like your case?

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Both of the 760T cases I did builds in are Excellent. Had the one minor flaw in the boys where the wire for the reset switch came loose. But they don't like the reset button blinking as an Activity light anyway, so I have decided the chances of trying to repair that and hook it onto the Main board are slim..

Only other Issue with the 760T is that the Bottom Intake Fan Mount for the 140mm is not Filtered.. So you either have to leave it closed off with the plastic bracket over it despite having all the Bays pulled out; Buy a filter from a 3rd party that is extremely expensive due to shipping cost. OR, make your own filter to drop underneath to enable to use of that 140mm Fan position next to the PSU.

For right now our Builds have it blocked off with a Drive Bay until funds, resources, and patience are all in order to tackle that hot mess Grin. Truly an oversight in what is otherwise a near perfect case. Had seen mention of this in reviews prior, but for some reason had let it slip my mind until having the Cases up on the work bench and staring at the Fan mount position in awe Grin..

780T is also a great case though. If the "Bumble Bee Yellow" was available in the United States it might have completely change up the Theme of one or even both of my recent builds !!

For the Lighting with the 780T I'm surprised you are looking for a way to turn it down. On the 760T cases we have All the Corsair or Cougar Fans put off what seems to be a fairly Mild Glow that doesn't bother us at all. But I guess what is a Mild Glow to us, could seem overly bright to someone else. Just a matter of what you are use to possibly..

Let me know if you want to toss out any Extra Drive Bays. I am a Digital Archive Freak, and will likely Be seeking for more Bays to accommodate more Drives in the Future. And when searching it is wicked hard to find the extra Bay kit to fit these cases for some odd reason ..

Fun Times !!

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I actually don't need the 2 extra bay as I only use one ssd, as I have a HTPC which have 3TB hdd and project to add two more. The glow is not too strong but I like being able to turn it down.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I'll keep in touch. If you decide for Certain that you don't have a use for the Bays I would be more than happy to pay a little over the shipping cost to acquire them.

As I said, it seems they are hard to find. Part of why I built Two systems based on 760T cases was so I could have the extra Bay from the Boys system to stack more storage into mine.

Future plans / dreams for my system do include doing a 5 x 5TB raid array to replace my 5 x 1TB current array. Having Those bays would surely help.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Both bottom fans and front fan are intake. Back fan and top fan are exhaust and the fans from the rad are in pull position as suggested by Corsair.

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