FRESH PICTURES!!!!!!! WHOOOHOOO
Update Stress Tests: FurMark: GPU 15 minutes 1920x1080 FurMark 8xMSAA --> 75°C max GPUZ readout Prime95 8 Torture tests blend: core#0=54, core#1=54, core#2=51, core#3=50 (package=54) max temps @ 3.7GHz, 1.116V, 55W package HWMonitor readout
Build for gaming and photo editing like panorama's! Only i've NEVER build a rig myself before. Since the PC is placed in the living room I opted for something pretty yet not too big. Bitfenix Prodigy was decided in minutes, it is pretty yet spacious enough for a newbie to build without problems.
More pics will follow and although I am not into benchmarking I will post some later. Also plan to do some modest OC on CPU to 4.1 maybe.
Bought everything online (tweakers.nl website used for finding the best deals). Do see that NL is expensive! Might recommend others to shop around in Germany or UK and bring some stuff cheaper.
CPU: i7 3770K to be good for years. Also like to do some heavy photoshop renders sometimes.
MoBo: Asus P8Z77-i because this thing accepts Noctua U14S. Other ITX MoBo's don't always.
Memory: 16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport, because of photo editing and low profile (U14S can handle taller sticks though).
GPU: GTX770 because of price drop the Gigabyte Windforce came in the pciture. I planned on getting GTX760 Twin Frozr MSI.
SSD: 250GB SSD for OS and games
PSU: Seasonic 550W Gold, no need for >600W PSU and this one only just fits but has good reputation.
HDD: 2TB Seagate Barracuda, storage but if this drive has any problems I will replace it with WD Blue drive(s). Supplier promised me a 2x1TB platter version of the ST2000DM001 but it weighs 623g, serial W340xxx, this is likely a 3x666GB version. Benchmarks will determine if I send it back or keep it.
Assembled in 4 hours and runs smooth. But I had to reroute HD Audio cable around the PSU since placing it behind the CPU cooler blocked placing GPU properly. This is a tight fit and the HD audio cable is just long enough.
Upgrades: Get second SSD for hackintosh install. Smaller 64GB or something. Replace casefan, it is a bit noisy... 2TB Seagate might be replaced if it is no good. Get Bitfenix Prodigy Front Mesh for better airflow with 230mm Spectre Pro.