Description

Build went very well and I really enjoyed the entire process. It was a very satisfying feeling pushing the power button for the first time and seeing it come to life. I love the case, keeps everything very cool and runs very quietly. I'll mainly be using this computer for gaming.

I realize the cable management isn't the greatest :P

To be honest, I'm a little disappointed in the keyboard, it's something I definitely plan on changing in the future. You live and learn, I suppose. I'll also be looking to improve my monitor later, I'm currently using an old Samsung that's native resolution is 1366x768.

I am very happy with how it all turned out!

Edit: Uploaded two pics, one of my desktop and a screenshot of Crysis 3 (which came free with the video card) running at optimal settings.

Comments

  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

I have same case and love it, the 922 is not the greatest for cable management.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

That's for damn sure. I have the case too and my cable management looked like **** for nearly 5 months. Just three days ago I put four hours into beautifying it. It looks amazing now and I'm extremely proud of it for that case XD

  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

You were told correctly. The stock intel cooler is fine for even minor overclocks. I use a stock cooler for 2500k @4.3GHz and it performs fine. An aftermarket cooler would work better, but I still don't throttle due to heat. Granted, Ivy-bridge is slightly hotter.

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  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

GPU Temperature Under Load 41.0° C o.o on air?...? how? and with what stress test, if so im taking my 7970 back and getting that one.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks strange. CPU Temp is odd aswell. I have an i5 2320 and during benches, it hits 55 degrees, not 38. Are Intel coolers that good? I dont think so.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

My i7 3770k with nh-d14 hits MAX 65 on a 4.7 ghz OC.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Under what kind of load? What is your vcore at for 4.7?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Intelburntest, Prime95 and OCCT, My vcore is at 1.390.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah his CPU and GPU load temps are B.S. My Matrix 7970 (The ridiculous triple slot Asus one) gets to ~60C on full load with the fans at ~3500RPM, and those fans are 100mm, and fairly thick. IDK where he got those temps from. Same with CPU, Im running a 3770K with Intel cooler, and under full load it gets to ~80C.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine is like that too. I have same card, and mine acting like that too, exactly 41 under load too, really weird, guess it has pretty good cooling.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Those need to be changed, my mistake. I'll update them later today (not by my PC at the moment)

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, have the p8z77-pro went that much up in price, I think i got mine for pff 140-150 bucks Why a 750 watt planning on xfire?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

nice pc i'm new in building a pc and i have a question is this pc good and what can i change ? http://pcpartpicker.com/user/martijnseijger/saved/1yPo

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I would change the 8350 to an i5 and get a p8z77-v, of course I like to spend a little bit more than most people do on a motherboard so you could probably get something like a gigabyte up3-up4 and be happy

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

oke i'm going to check today those parts and choose thanks

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

make a topic in opinions/feedback wanted and people will help.

  • 79 months ago
  • -3 points

next thing on your shopping list is an aftermarket cpu cooler and oc that beast cpu

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

He did say he isn't planning to OC.

That said, if he's not going to OC at ALL, why bother getting a K processor and a Z77 chipset?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm guessing the "people [they] talked to" were quite insistent with the K version. I remember a time when people on BuildAPC went overboard with it, "you need to get it just in case you might want to in the future!!!1!"

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I have heard the K is a waste of money if your not overclocking but that said I have an i5 3570k chip and not overclocking till I really have to push the pc to its limits.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

this was kind of my logic: I figured I could overclock in the future when/if necessary. At that point I would purchase an aftermarket cooler.

The decision on which CPU to get was on me, no one I talked to, so I'll take any criticism for that decision :P.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah, n-no, it's actually a smart choice! People probably mistook you for "never going to overclock" because of the way you worded it in your description.

So no criticisms from me. :)

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

CPU itself is awesome and should handle most things anyway without overclocking

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Though, if they really wanted to be forward-thinking, they wouldn't have suggested a dead socket :P. It's either fanboyism or peer pressure at that point.

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

It makes sense, better safe than sorry. I had no intentions of overclocking at first either, then I started and now if I can, I will.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

the K editions are usually on sale. I picked one up $60 off with an Extreme4 mobo. K editions are on sale with the H60 right now too.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

That's always a good deal. I'll have to miss out, but I picked up a brand new 3770k from Intel for $92 so I'll be okay. Just gotta decide on a board and wait for them to arrive!

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  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

and no aftermarket cooler