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Hey guys, this build is still technically a work in progress and I've been working on it since mid-February. Late winter I decided that I needed to upgrade from a Phenom II quad core and GTX 550 TI. I had originally gone with an AMD motherboard and FX-8320 but I quickly found out that I should have done more research. Since I switched to the 4670k I've been much more pleased with the performance I'm getting. I bumped it up to 4 Ghz and it's running smooth. I'm also using a 500GB HDD from previous builds in addition to the SSD you see. A part I'm questioning currently, however, is my 760. I only started browsing r/buildapc really often recently and it seems like a lot of people there put 770s in their systems. I'm still eligible for the EVGA step-up program and this is something I may take advantage of in the very near future. I play Arma 3 a lot and I'd like to get a little better performance in that game, so that is why I am looking at going a step up with the GPU. Other than that, I'm extremely satisfied in the performance I get in games like TF2, Wargame:EU E, and CS:Go. I'm always looking to improve so if you guys have any suggestions let me hear them. One last thing, I'm pretty sure that my cooler is actually supposed to be rotated 90 degrees from its current position. I had it the other way when I had my AMD board butI put it on this way when I switched to intel for some reason. I plan on rotating it once I get my hands on some more arctic silver. Thanks for reading/looking!

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  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

I have almost the same build as you saved.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Any reason you didn't rotate your cooler ?

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm all out of paste after helping a couple friends with their builds. I will rotate it when I get my hands on some more.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't need to rotate it. It's pushing air towards top exhaust, so its ok the way it is.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

First off, congrats my man! Very nice build you have there! Your build is much stronger than the one I am planning for once graduation rolls around for me.

If you aren't sure about your 760, take a little bit of time to think about it and if you are sure about wanting the 770 (Although the 760 is a great card) go for the Step Up program.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! +1

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

dat case...

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly, a 760 will max everything out on one 1080p monitor, and will do so for at least another two years. If you're only gaming on one monitor, I would stick with the 770.

If you really want to get the 770 though, then get it, but just be aware you're not getting much more performance on one monitor since you're already playing everything on Ultra at 40+ FPS at 1080p.

Just my advice.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

MOAR FANSSS!!!

  • 68 months ago
  • 0 points

Just one criticism; that 200mm fan on the top should really be blowing air into the case. You generally want more intake than exhaust for positive air pressure, leading to less dust in your system. If you want to go this route, just get a magnetic air filter and you would be set.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for pointing this out, I will probably just flip the fan over, seems like the cheaper option :p

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

You do want more intake but intake is best in front, bottom, and sides. Exhaust should be top or rear.

You are balanced ok. You have front and side intakes, as well as rear and top exhaust.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

it dosnt need to be intake, if the rest of your fans are intake like the front fans, and the back and top are exhaust its fine, the 200mm runs at a lower RPM anyhow so you dont need to flip it i personally keep the tops fans as exhaust because to me.. makes more sense to do when heat rizes, just make the side panel fans and front fans intake and call it a day.

"your front fans are already intake dont know about the side panels fan".