You should've gone with trinity/richland. Much better price-performance
Great sub 800 gaming pc for the non-enthusiast. Do some cable management to clean it up though
Why not the 3570K. Not much use in the z77 board if you don't have a K part imo
Great build I actually really like it. That board has a great chipset and should allow for upgrading to an 8350 later.
You don't need a 1800 dollar pc to play mc. If all you're doing is minecraft look into the a10 or a8 Richland APUs
Good part selection try to get some pics up
Great part selection here, have you put an OC on the GPU yet?
I'm so jealous. I just bought 8gb of vengeance for $80.00. It was 1866, but still! Great build btw. Are those ssds in raid I didn't see if you mentioned that.
its insane for reliability i bet
Why all the RAM?
I love the cable management on the switch
Nice upgrade I see you're old one in the background
Worst price for power I've ever seen
Yeah that's what I would get if I was buying now, but I can see it possibly changing by the time I'm to that upgrade. Also, I like the look of the Vengeance Pro. Plus it's a bit a performance difference for a small amount of money.
5.0 GHZ? That's the highest I've seen yet on Haswell without liquid nitrogen!
Dat thermal armor
Awesome part selection I would have gone the extra few dollars to get the 840 pro though. Other than that awesome parts.
Nice build! Not my favorite peripherals but you can't go wrong with the Bitfenix proidigy! Only thing thats holding you back from a insane mini itx build is a video card, but unless you're hardcore gaming, the GTX 660 is a great card.
7970 and 680 were right neck and neck, so if the 770 is better than the 680, then it should also beat the 7970. Passmark score isn't everything, but 770 kills both those cards on passmark. The Direct CU II, Gigabyte Windforce, and MSI Lightning coolers are my personal picks.
The new PSU is on the way! I'll let you know how I like it. I got it for a great price and I'm excited to work with it.
Fair enough. That's true, but voltage is what really matters when OC,and Haswell is pretty good with voltage.
For under 2 grand, doesn't get much better for gaming and functionality
I love the prodigy. It's such a great case
It runs on Far plus 32 w/ optifine and anti aliasing and antisotropic filtering and records with fraps with 30 fps so I'm happy for only paying $55 :). I'm planning on the 760 in good time though.
Its so it's upgradable, I wanted a cpu that would last me for a while.
Those HDD's are WAY overpriced!
What are you talking about? That noctua cooler is a beast! It's one of the best air coolers out there
That is excellent cable management!
That's a nice price for power build!
Both I wouldn't trust myself as a first timer haha
Just don't make a purchase before taking measurements
Sorry I'm looking at the 990FX Model
It says it supports to cards I believe
Great to know, thanks
Oh sorry didn't see that. What's the clearance on that case?
Planning on putting a GPU in there?
I saw you own the board I plan on buying. How does that board OC?
How often does someone's first build consist of 32gb 1866, a 680, a x79 sabertooth, and a 3930k. That is one lucky first builder...
So when I get into overclocking how can I monitor temps while I do it?
Pretty nice, but I would have put less money into the case and more into RAM and Video Card. 1600 speed would have been a good upgrade as well as a 660 ti. You could get a case that would serve this build fine for $70ish. I'm not in any way bashing corsair. They're one of my favorite brands and that's a great case, I just would have put the money into performance improvements instead.
Also, if you built a computer using the new richland apus or even a trinity, you could beat console prices for the same power, and get the other benefits of flexibility in pc's over consoles.
There's not many good mini itx boards out for Haswell yet though. Theirs only one Z87 mini itx by asrock, so I think he made the right call. That board is as good as it gets for mini itx 1155
I thought that was a bit too good to be true, but that's just what hardware monitor says.
If you don't OC this thing I will be ashamed... But great build!
Do you plan to overclock this system. That cooler should allow for some nice OC.
I've been thinking about this board. How was the overclocking on this board?
Have you tried sli or overclocking with that board? I'm interested in getting it but i want to overclock and do sli with it so I'm curious what you think.
I think you'll like the aesthetics a lot more if you take the sticker off the cpu cooler, that is if u can get it off cleanly. In my opinion the sticker on that stock heatsink makes it look old. That's just my opinion.