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i7-4790K on an Asus Z97 Sabertooth Mark 1 with a 3.1 UBS ports. Running Noctua case fans (5 total). Asus Strix GTX 980 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card. Processor Cooled with H220-X Liquid Cooler. 5TB worth of platter drives (Plus lots of extra HD to hook up externally). 512GB Samsung SSD 850 Pro with O/S. Blu Ray burning capability. HD DVD playability (if you can find them).

My original upgrade from my Q9550 that I was running at 3.6 was an Ivy Bridge i7-3770K on an ASUS P8Z77-Deluxe MOBO. The original set-up had SLI'd GTX 680's. Well all was well until I upgraded the graphics cards to a single GTX 980. When removing one of the graphics cards it pulled the PCI-E slot off the motherboard. Worked with ASUS to RMA the board and in the meantime picked up a Haswell configuration. So far no need to overclock with the Haswell refresh chip.

The Board came back from ASUS completely repaired and the board and processor are going into a Media PC for the Man Cave

This machine is a beast. Boots Windows 7 in about 25 seconds after posting BIOS. Have yet to time Windows 10 but it definitely seems faster.

Love the internals. But also love the case, super quite. Went from an Antec 300 to this case. All in all this was a fun build.

I have been doing this since early 2000. I build HTPC's for some of my buddies. They don't have as much fun as I do because I can fit a lot more stuff in a bigger case.

ASUS and Intel put together some great products.

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  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

im assumming this is being used for some video rendering, gaming, maybe some streaming? this entire thing looks pretty sweet

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn, that's a nice build. I'm assuming you're planning to overclock a lot?

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Running at 4.6 currently on processor. Stays nice and cool.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

omfg the MoBo looks so nice... None of that gold crap. :)

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I know right. Why did ASUS go to the Gold for Haswell. It is RIDICULOUS.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I used orange led lights on the gold mobo and it came out betterish... but I wish they had gone with a different scheme!

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

680? I'm sorry, but you could have gotten a 770 for less money that performs better...

Or is this an older build?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I had the 680 in my Q9550 and reused the graphics card. This is the 4GB classified model as well. I agree the 770 was the new kid on the block but I was trying to reuse some of the newer components from my other aging system.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I see. I had just assumed that you bought the card new, but now as I'm reading your description more closely, I see that you just cannibalized it.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

A little birdie told me that some custom firmware turns a 680 into a 770...

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

The color scheme is kind of all over the place, but over all, beautiful build.

  • 77 months ago
  • 0 points

That ssd you got is waaaaay too overpriced. Why is it so expensive? For the price you paid, you could have gotten a 500gb 840 pro.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

The Price on the SSD is way wrong. At the time the 830 was being superseded by the 840. I picked it up for 169.99 at the time. Now that the 840 is out the 830 went up significantly in price.

Sorry for the confusion.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Aahhhh. Ok, gotcha. Nice build anyway! +1 :)

  • 77 months ago
  • -1 points

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