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June 8, 2013 3:24:34 PM

Hello,

So I wanted to wait until the release of Intel Haswell, and finally its out. So here's my build.

- Intel Haswell i7 4770K
- MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming motherboard [Read Below]
- DUAL EVGA GTX 780 ACX Cooler/Super Clocked
- Seagate Barracude 1TB Hard Drive
- 16GB RAM DDR3
- 180GB Samsung SSD
- Corsair SP120 Quiet Fans
- Corsair H100i Liquid Cooler
- Corsair GS800 Power Supply
- Cooler Master Scout II Case

Questions:
1. Does this build fit all together 100%? as I got the case from A Gaming Build sponsored by IntelGaming.
2. Regarding the motherboard, I'm planning on getting the above motherboard but I've also heard about others such as:
MSI Z87 XPOWER, ASUS Sabertooth Z87 & ASUS MAXIMUS VI EXTREME. So what's the best one out of all these 4? I don't know about features but need it for mostly gaming/editing (Call of Duty & BattleField Games).

I've been searching and asking experts until i managed to merge this build, so kindly I don't need someone's saying "you could find for a low price bla bla bla.." Also, I live in United Arab Emirates, so It isn't easy for me to get anything from outside, specially that amazon doesn't deliver to my country.
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Caution1401
June 8, 2013 4:07:38 PM

Well you may have read one of Tom's latest articles http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z87-haswell-motherb...

I will say that most people don't like the Sabertooth boards because the armor is sometimes a heat trap instead of a heat sink.

I only use ASUS and Gigabyte in my builds with my last 3 builds being Gigabyte.
The article like the ASRock because of price drops. You can compare what they said to the prices in your area.
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June 8, 2013 4:13:54 PM

Honestly there is another motherboard that I would take a look into that isn't on your list that should be. This motherboard gives you the same sorts of features you would get on the higher end motherboards at a more affordable price point.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, unless you are editing you can shave a little cost and get the i5 4670k instead of the 4770k.


Also, you should get a 128 gigabyte SSD from either the 840 pro series from Samsung or the Vector Series from OCZ. If you go beyond the 128 gigabyte line you end up at the 256 line of products. Both use the top of the line NAND in MLC flash.
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June 9, 2013 3:06:22 AM

bigshootr8 said:
Honestly there is another motherboard that I would take a look into that isn't on your list that should be. This motherboard gives you the same sorts of features you would get on the higher end motherboards at a more affordable price point.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, unless you are editing you can shave a little cost and get the i5 4670k instead of the 4770k.


Also, you should get a 128 gigabyte SSD from either the 840 pro series from Samsung or the Vector Series from OCZ. If you go beyond the 128 gigabyte line you end up at the 256 line of products. Both use the top of the line NAND in MLC flash.


The MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming was already in my build >.< see above! Okay, so I'm getting it. But regarding the build itself.. is it all good with a the case and everything else?
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June 9, 2013 4:56:21 AM

Oh yea I see that ha! :)  Well I guess I would use the MSI board as a starting point however for me personally I would probably get one of the overclocking boards from Gigabyte probably the orange and black themed boards http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I personally wouldn't get a sabertooth board on the basis that its more of a stable board and not a overclocking heavy board.

I have SP120's placed on my cooler although you could opt to go with NF-12's from Noctua. I've build in a cooler master scout case and they are a good case to build in.

I personally would opt for a different power supply given that you do not need a 800 watt unit. However it is at a good price point and would lead you open to expansion in the future since you are planning on picking up a 780.
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June 9, 2013 9:08:14 AM

bigshootr8 said:
Oh yea I see that ha! :)  Well I guess I would use the MSI board as a starting point however for me personally I would probably get one of the overclocking boards from Gigabyte probably the orange and black themed boards http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I personally wouldn't get a sabertooth board on the basis that its more of a stable board and not a overclocking heavy board.

I have SP120's placed on my cooler although you could opt to go with NF-12's from Noctua. I've build in a cooler master scout case and they are a good case to build in.

I personally would opt for a different power supply given that you do not need a 800 watt unit. However it is at a good price point and would lead you open to expansion in the future since you are planning on picking up a 780.


Yeah, I'm planning on getting the Corsair GS800 Power supply. And regarding the motherboard I heard many good things about the MSI Gaming motherboards so I would like to get on of them.
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June 9, 2013 3:35:58 PM

Yea they do a good job with their gaming line of boards I had one during the intel core 2 duo days were solid boards.
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