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My son and I built this for my wife...I am a gaming widow now.

I had a great time and now I am hooked. Shopping parts for my next build. I need to learn how to overclock - the learning curve is huge for all this stuff.

Started with Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H mobo. It had a short and fried two video cards before we were able to troubleshoot it as the problem. Replaced it with an ASUS board. Will use the Gigabyte board for second build whenever it gets back from warranty repair. XFX was great about replacing the first video card, waiting on the second one to come back - bought another while waiting.

The WD HDD also went bad. While waiting on warranty repair i bought a Samsung 840 Pro SSD...wow! All my builds will have an SSD for now on, it is the only way to go. That thing rocks! Damn fast. Boot in less than 30 seconds. Huge speed boost. It is the only way to go. Looking to go 256g or 512g on next build.

Comments

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice Build have fun gaming, As a side note I thought about getting two 7850's but one power card is better then two mid range cards. And as Jimmy said you can not over clock on you mother board you have choosen on your list, by any mean's did you have a different mother board in realy life and this on is a mistake. If not please return this one and get a full Z77 mobo like a Asus P8Z77 V-LX like mine which is only Cross fire is aloud. :)

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

I fixed the part number on my motherboard...it is a Z77.

Thank you for your comments.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't need to learn how to overclock, you have a locked motherboard.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Opps, wrong model on motherboard. I fixed it on my list!

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, sorry then. Anyways there are tons of overclocking guides on the internet for you to reference, as long as you have sufficient cooling.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build and wow you do a lot of RMA'ing

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it was definately a downside to the whole experience...just had some bad parts i guess. All my savings went out the window with the shipping of RMA's. The system rocks now though. I am hoping for better luck on the next build. I am glad i found this site - so far it has been great for research and getting feedback from other users.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on the cable management - for me that's the hardest part of any build. Also like the push/pull on the hyper 212 - if you're planning to overclock, the cooler the better. have fun bro!

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The modular power supply really makes the cable management look neat and tidy. Not sure of what the general opinion is on the SeaSonic power supply but this one has been great for me. Adding the pull on the 212 did well in increasing the airflow. If i were to add ram to the slot closest to the CPU i would have to loose the push fan.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a great power supply that can run above spec and still be okay, but you will probably never get that far. You will probably never even hear the fans. I haven't so far.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Wouldn't having two sticks of ram be faster to utilize dual-channel memory

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

I am not sure...would love to have someone educate me on that. This stick came free with the mobo. i have 8 gigs of dual that i am putting in my next build.

  • 82 months ago
  • 0 points

Good Choices overall. Good cable management. Love the 400r, great case.

The other comments are correct, your motherboard is a locked board. If your gigabyte was a z77 when you get it back you could move over to it if/when you want to overclock.