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January 29, 2014 1:06:43 AM

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
  • Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
  • Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

  • Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card
  • Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case
  • Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
  • Cooling: Ek H30 240 HFX Advanced Liquid Cooling Kit
  • http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Jxbm

    My main use for this build is light to moderate gaming, overclock on cpu gpu and ram as necessary. And I really only care about 3 things, performance, cost & noise.

    I think my current build is alright for what I need but can't decide on few things
    1. Current vs MSI N760 TF 2GD5/OC for graphic
    2. Current vs Asus Maximus IV Hero for MB (cost difference of only $5, not counting the rebate. and I understand that hero might be better for performance but the wifi on Pro is nice)
    3. Current vs Define R4 vs 550d vs 650d (Since I am going water cool, do I still need a silent case?)

    Or any alternatives are very welcome!
    Thanks :) 
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    a b 4 Gaming
    January 29, 2014 3:05:31 AM

    TrollHunter said:
    Nice Build, But U Might Need A Better GPU Than That

    Also Why 4670k ?

    I Think This Build Is Better

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2JxIn


    Nah, OP's build is so much better.
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    a b 4 Gaming
    January 29, 2014 3:25:01 AM

    Firstly you ignored that OP wants to water cool, secondly why would he need a 750w PSU (talk about waste), Corsair cases are no joke and the 750D is worth every cent,
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    January 29, 2014 3:39:28 AM

    I Dunno Why He Wants A Custom Water Cooling ... Its Too Dam Expensive For The % Of Performance He Can Gain .. So That Money Can Be Better Invested Somewhere Else ... And The Case Is Fine But I'd Stick With A Mid Tower Just To Save My Money And Invest On A Better GPU

    I Suggested 750W In Case Of Future Upgrades ... In Case If He Wants To Add An Another GPU

    Speaking Of Water Cooling .. Its Just What I Think .. Cause U Can Easily Reach 5.0 Ghz Mark With Noctua NH-D14
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    January 29, 2014 9:27:39 AM

    TrollHunter said:
    I Dunno Why He Wants A Custom Water Cooling ... Its Too Dam Expensive For The % Of Performance He Can Gain .. So That Money Can Be Better Invested Somewhere Else ... And The Case Is Fine But I'd Stick With A Mid Tower Just To Save My Money And Invest On A Better GPU

    I Suggested 750W In Case Of Future Upgrades ... In Case If He Wants To Add An Another GPU

    Speaking Of Water Cooling .. Its Just What I Think .. Cause U Can Easily Reach 5.0 Ghz Mark With Noctua NH-D14


    Yes I thought about going fan cooling but the noise is significant. I might just go with aio water cooling kit instead of custom for now. And I also calculated oc'ed cpu + 2 gpu and 650w was still sufficient, should i still bump it up to 750w for my psu?

    Thanks for the input
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    January 29, 2014 2:26:45 PM

    It All Depends On What GPU Ur Gonna Buy

    And I Suggest U Go 770 Over 760 Cause Its Just 70$, And With The Money U Saved Not Going For Custom Water Cooling U Can Easily Afford It

    If Its 770 GTX Then I Strongly Suggest 750W Cause The Estimated Wattage Alone Of 2 GPU's (In Case Of Future Upgrade To 2 Way Sli) Is 600+ Watts

    Also I Dont See Much Of A Price Difference From 650 To 750, And U Can Never Go Wrong With Additional Room For Upgrades And Overclocking, Better More Space Than No Space At All, And 750W Will Just Get The Job Done Leaving Just Enough Safe Room For U To Tweak Ur Pc In The Future
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