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March 5, 2014 1:56:42 PM

I have been lurking and reading, and made a few posts. Actually will be ordering possibly tomorrow or next day.

Primary for gaming on single existing 24inch monitor. Will be adding SLI in next year or two with dual monitors (don't have the room right now).

I will eventually OC the cpu, but off the bat probably not as long as the machine is handling bf4/steam/wow.

I will not have the opportunity to upgrade later other then adding video card, so this will have to last me 5 years, possibly more so I know it's a bit of a risk on the overkill processor.

Primary concerns are the memory (performance and comparability), and if i have enough cooling with the Cooler master and 2 additional Noctua 120mm case fans to supplement what the R4 comes with.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/34IWa
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/34IWa/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/34IWa/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.69 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($194.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($205.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($709.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Mwave)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($25.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($25.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($167.36 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2128.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-05 16:47 EST-0500)

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March 5, 2014 2:01:33 PM

for your budget, i would go with 16gb ram, and maybe a little faster than 1600. also, arctic silver 5 isnt the best stuff anymore.
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March 5, 2014 2:07:24 PM

The hard drive is a little slow for what it costs. Also 50 dollars for 2 fans, wouldnt a nicer case for 170 be better.
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March 5, 2014 2:15:13 PM

yeah, i would get a 7200 rpm hdd, and the case will come with fans depending on where you buy it. from Mwave, it comes with 2x 140mm case fans.
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March 5, 2014 2:44:09 PM

I will change my storage mech drive to 7200rpm. Add 16gb 4x4gb for ram at ddr3 1800

I thought fractal r4 was a really good case?
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March 5, 2014 2:47:25 PM

the case is fine, but you dont need the extra fans. better to invest that $50 and the $30 of your current cpu cooler and get a liquid cooler.
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March 5, 2014 2:55:30 PM

I was told that liquid cooling wasn't necessary with similar builds in these forums. That air cooling could about achieve near similar results. I'm not doing major oc'ing. Also air cooling had no risks compared to LC
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March 5, 2014 3:01:12 PM

well, if you get a closed system, there is no risk cuz it uses non-conductive liquid. and, if you are going to overclock get a liquid cooler. if not, then you should be ok with an aftermarket cooler. :p 
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March 5, 2014 3:25:08 PM

gtx 780 ti for one 1080p screen...
i5-4770k wont be realy better then i5-4560k or fx 8320.

asus hero expensive.
samsung 840 evo same performance
get 1tb western digital black or 2-3gb seagate barracuda with 7200rpm.

would do multiple gpus only for high resolution or multiple screens.
otherwise a replacement would be more convenient.


also a good silent case, might be better then fractal r4
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nanoxia-case-nxds1b
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March 5, 2014 4:46:12 PM

As far as the feedback on the ti for one 1080p screen, I will eventually upgrade to multiple monitors.

For the storage drive I need a large capacity drive. At least 3 tb.
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March 5, 2014 6:25:21 PM

kjdocs said:
As far as the feedback on the ti for one 1080p screen, I will eventually upgrade to multiple monitors.

For the storage drive I need a large capacity drive. At least 3 tb.


Your're good to go bro!
If you can get a WD Green 3TB cheaper,then by all means!
Reds are made for raid and NAS
You might wanna go for a D-14 over an Evo if you plan on OCing
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March 6, 2014 2:53:03 AM

Get 7200rpm hdd
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March 6, 2014 1:58:35 PM

Thanks for putting up with my questions over the past couple months and most recent few days.

This is what i ordered today, except i have a NH-D14 in place of the EVO.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/357Wa
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/357Wa/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/357Wa/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.69 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($194.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($205.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($124.99 @ TigerDirect)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($709.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($25.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($25.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2204.32
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-06 16:57 EST-0500)
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March 6, 2014 3:15:22 PM

kjdocs said:
Thanks for putting up with my questions over the past couple months and most recent few days.

This is what i ordered today, except i have a NH-D14 in place of the EVO.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/357Wa
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/357Wa/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/357Wa/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.69 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($194.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($205.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($124.99 @ TigerDirect)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($709.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($25.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($25.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2204.32
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-06 16:57 EST-0500)


Good luck with your build!
Looks sweet!
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March 6, 2014 5:20:58 PM

what about custome watercooling kit for cpu?
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March 10, 2014 9:51:07 AM

Marcopolo123 said:
what about custome watercooling kit for cpu?


I was told that liquid cooling wasn't necessary with similar builds in these forums. That air cooling could about achieve near similar results. I'm not doing major oc'ing. Also air cooling had no risks compared to LC

However, we will see how this runs with the Noctua NH-D14. I've seen 82c on all my cores during peak load playing BF4. I might consider the corsair 100i.
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March 10, 2014 5:02:28 PM

swiftech h220X :D 
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