Description

I wanted to build a PC for a long time to record/ edit my music, also I'll be needing it for school since I'm a computer information systems major and i do some kind of programming on it PLUS my old mac is driving me crazy! This is my first built and I had a budget of $1000. I made sure I got the best parts for that budget xD

I was going for a cheaper Video Card but a friend of mine advised me to get the new GTX 760 and I ended up getting the Asus GTX 760 and believe me it deserved every penny!

I'm not a hardcore gamer but i enjoy playing games whenever i have some free time. i do slight photo/video editing so that 760 was really a jump.

I needed a silent case because the computer is going to be next to me when i record, and the best case i found was the R4. it was a really good choice for me, I barely hear any thing coming outside of that box!

I was going for the 4770 locked version, but there was $35 difference between the locked and unlocked
I haven't done the OC yet and I don't think I'll be doing that soon.

The Hannspree monitor was better than I expected! I like the slim look, perfect colors/resolution, and Full HD for the price of an old 18" monitor.

Most of my parts were combos and some of them was 10-15% discounted The total for the computer plus the monitor was $1077

Comments

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

What are you doing with your PCIE connectors? You only need to plug one of the black ones coming from the PSU into the 760. You don't need the yellow adapter at all. Good build, but I would have gotten a better power supply. The corsair cx PSUs have cheap chinese caps that don't stand up to the higher temps in a PSU well.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

It would be an insult not to over-clock this CPU, it's oh-so-easy, do not be hesitant! You can do it! So many guides, etc, except Haswells are kind of a B$#$^ to overclock, so watch those temps/ voltage if you're doing offset.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

i actually did overclock it once and was stable on 4.2 and the temp was 86 C

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

That's quite hot, what was the core voltage? Maybe switch out that coolermaster for a Corsair H60 when you can, I'm at 4.4Ghz 1.3490 core voltage and after an hour of stress testing only hit 74C max (jumping from 65-74C respectively). Also OCZ was and I believe still is having a sale on Silver 80+ rated PSUs (600W and greater) making them around $25 with rebate, look into it (www.newegg.com) otherwise Corsair HX series is quite nice, Seasonic always good, Xfx good as well. SPOILER Seasonic makes parts for Corsair PSUs as well, corsair just rebrands them.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

yea not to mention i only have the stock fans that came with the case and that cooler master

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

4770k CPU's are horrible for overclocking. Why do you think they made a 4790k?

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  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

How stable would a 4.2 overclock be on this mobo?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a Z87, with a Haswell processor, my guess is very. Keep in mind it's going to take a good deal of voltage to get it up there, depending what percentile your processor falls into.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows the cpu cooler in terms of noise and cooling ability, thanks in advance

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

well it's not bad at all cooling wise and in terms of noise i really can't say if its noisy or not because i have the R4 case. But over all i would say it's not that loud

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Is 500 W really enough when your GPU is at maximum?

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

why skimp on psu :(

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I got that PSU because it was a combo deal that had the parts i needed. overall It's a descent PSU Maybe i'll change it in the future when i have some extra cash

  • 76 months ago
  • -1 points

Why are there so many people using those splitters to connect the GPU? JUST CONNECT IT DIRECTLY FROM THE PSU. Trust me, it's just better that way. And don't tell me that the PSU doesn't have a 6+2 connector. I know it does, I have one and it has two such connectors.

Other than that, it's a nice build. The parts were selected well for there intended purpose.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

i was too excited to get the parts up and running ... it's my first build so i have to learn lol i got it connected though thanks

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I know that feeling believe me :P but always do your research before you start building such a piece of art. Great build +1