Description

CPU: I don't plan to OC this build so I think Xeon will be best for me. It's i7 without igpu, lower price...why not?

CPU Cooler: low profile, look nice, high price/performance. It's muscle version, not regular.

MOBO: B85 because of non-OC and non-RAID, I think it's same board with h87 and z87.

Memory: choose bus1600 because of B85. White color to match with the white fan of the cooler.

Storage: 840evo, need for OS only. So 120gb is fine

VGA: EVGA GTX970 SC ACX2.0

Case: this is why I make this build :)

PSU: good OEM, modular, 80plus gold, best bang for the buck :)

/Will change some fans later and try to manage the cables better. /updated more pics

Comments

  • 65 months ago
  • 14 points

<3 E3-1230

<3 White RAM

<3 Capstone

<3 250D

What's there not to like?? +1

EDIT: Dude, your detailed partlist says that the B85 mobo will not accept a E3-1230V3. Did that work for you?

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

it works without any problem bro :)

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe after a BIOS update?

  • 65 months ago
  • 5 points

just a wrong flag of pcpartpicker

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean build you have here. Nice part selection. Do you have any plans to turn this into a Hackintosh by chance?

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

Yes, I do :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan on getting the same gpu and cpu as you great choice btw. For doing a hackintosh it works better with intel cpu's correct? Ive had a **** time with amd cpu's loads of error trying to install yoesmite on em. If you ever do a hackintosh installation let me know maybe make a tutorial vid.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome pics dude +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I'mmmmm lovin it +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I love this for a Mini ITX build. No need to overclock the CPU and you got hyper-threading should games ever need it. Yet, you also got a 770 in there. Bravo!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

That ram looks awesome. Personally I would have gone with a less expensive CPU but I really like this build and it looks pretty clean for a mini-itx. +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

if it's for gaming only, i think i5 will be enough. But i will do something that need multithreads so I chose xeon :) thanks

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I would change the rosewill psu out if i were you otherwise nice pc.

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

rosewill brand but good OEM.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Was the 450w psu enough for the 770?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

enough bro :) also it's 80plus gold

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks and how is the Xeon going?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

It's really fast and cool :) like i7. in fact it's i7 w/o igpu

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah awesome for the price! I plan to get it soon. Have you done any gaming benchmarks?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

very smooth with gtx 770 :)

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

What monitor is that?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

asus mx239h

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I love that case. +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Changed the vga and psu :)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

changed to gtx770 with ref cooler because of temp

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

looks pretty coo if you ask me with the white instead of black

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

that white ram is gorgeous!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

you got a seasonic on your part list, should be rosewill

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

changed to seasonic

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

do you hit the boost clock of 3.7ghz on that cpu with that cooler?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

yes

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Have just updated the GPU :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Doing the same build as you. Did you have to use any special flags for your mobo? Or did you just plug in the usb and install. I know about GraphicsEnabler=No for gtx but just wondering about anything else. Thanks

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

sweet how do you like the Xeon im thinking of getting one for myself and i sorta want someones opinion

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

The last time I checked, and please correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the Xeon was meant for multi-CPU builds in running very complex systems. Maybe this is what this computer is for, do you mind telling us? Also, how's that beautiful 970 ya got there?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

This particular Xeon is often used in gaming/workstation builds because it is basically an i7 without the iGPU and overclocking capabilities, making it a great value CPU. It beats the 4670k at stock clocks in gaming and multithreaded workloads.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

how do you like that cpu cooler? im thinking of búying it. does it make alot of noise etc?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the CPU good for gaming as I am thinking of getting one rather than buying the i7 4790k as I dont plan on overclocking.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

hey whats the number on that social security card? lol. great build man.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a similar build and am interested in giving hackintosh a try. How is it working for you? Would you be so kind as to share what version and how you went about it? iboot, multibeast, etc..?

Thanks!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

why is there a picture of a reference card in there?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thermalright is da shiznet

  • 57 months ago
  • -2 points

dude if you keep every thin in here and wipe/put clean ssd and hard drives in ill buy it from you for 1200??

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

why don't you just buy your own for 1200?