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May 3, 2014 12:05:27 AM

Guys, i've made a build, just want to know if anything will get bottle necked and if everything will work out fine. And i also want to know to what extent i can overclock safely(personally aiming at 4.8Ghz max), and will be having 5 fans on total, hooked in my rig(4x200mm+1x140mm)
Looking forward for some help thank you in advance.

My build:http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3CYRk

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May 3, 2014 12:10:34 AM

That current build is definitely great. You can safely overclock the processor 4.8GHz since you have an H100i Liquid Cooler. Go for this build.
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May 3, 2014 12:12:40 AM

for a gaming rig you would be better off spending your money less on the CPU and more on the gpu, like a i5-4670k and a 290. But as your build is there definitely aren't any bottlenecks. 4.8 is a high but certainly possible OC with that cooler
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May 3, 2014 12:14:02 AM

Or get nh-d15 if you don't want to mess around with liquid cooling its performance is about the same if not better than H100i in all of the reviews.
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May 3, 2014 12:16:45 AM

PsychSC2 said:
That current build is definitely great. You can safely overclock the processor 4.8GHz since you have an H100i Liquid Cooler. Go for this build.


Thank You, for you're very quick reply, but just curious to know if i can reach 5 gigs OC safely? :]

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May 3, 2014 12:17:41 AM

Jameson Clark said:
for a gaming rig you would be better off spending your money less on the CPU and more on the gpu, like a i5-4670k and a 290. But as your build is there definitely aren't any bottlenecks. 4.8 is a high but certainly possible OC with that cooler


Thank You for you're opinion, but due to a personal reason i can't spend any more on a GPU.
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May 3, 2014 12:23:32 AM

Fair enough

The average OC on water cooling for that CPU is 4.7 but you have an above average cooler. Still it's really just luck for if you can get 5.0 or just 4.6
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May 3, 2014 12:24:45 AM

With further research, it would become unstable to OC to 5.0Ghz.

The stable OC for the i7-4770k is at 4.9GHz. Still, I wouldn't recommend it though, going for 4.7GHz or 4.8GHz would be fine.

Here is the post from one person in overclock.net:

" I did some testing at 5.0Ghz at 1.356v, but after about an hour of AIDA64, it would fail."
http://www.overclock.net/t/1403709/final-overclock-4770...
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May 3, 2014 12:28:52 AM

PsychSC2 said:
With further research, it would become unstable to OC to 5.0Ghz.

The stable OC for the i7-4770k is at 4.9GHz. Still, I wouldn't recommend it though, going for 4.7GHz or 4.8GHz would be fine.

Here is the post from one person in overclock.net:

" I did some testing at 5.0Ghz at 1.356v, but after about an hour of AIDA64, it would fail."
http://www.overclock.net/t/1403709/final-overclock-4770...

Thank You for you're opinon, and i also want to know if i can run all the games maxed out smoothly on 1080p?

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May 3, 2014 12:31:05 AM

High to Ultra. I can't say 100% on all games at Max as some of the games are really demanding, so yea. You can get a great FPS for 1080p in High to Ultra Settings. :) 
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May 3, 2014 12:31:36 AM

In all honestly don't overclock beyond 4.4 Ghz it just is not smart and what are you going to need all that GHz for ? the more you overclock it the more it breaks and heats up the CPU it is not going to last you a very long time beyond 4.4 you want to keep your overclock so at max load there is no more heat generated than 80C and 100i will not be able to keep that beyond 4.5 to 4.6 ghz at max load.
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May 3, 2014 12:38:36 AM

esco_sid said:
In all honestly don't overclock beyond 4.4 Ghz it just is not smart and what are you going to need all that GHz for ? the more you overclock it the more it breaks and heats up the CPU it is not going to last you a very long time beyond 4.4 you want to keep your overclock so at max load there is no more heat generated than 80C and 100i will not be able to keep that beyond 4.5 to 4.6 ghz at max load.


Thank you for you're reply, i will consider it and will stick with 4.6 Ghz :) 

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May 3, 2014 12:52:25 AM

You are much better off with this rig:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3CZw2

No1 You don't need 16 GB of RAM for gaming, even the latest and most intense of all games don't take more than 6Gb of RAM.

No2 Your PSU is way overkill, I know it looks "cool" to have an overkill PSU but IT DOES NOT AFFECT PERFORMANCE in the slightest.

No3 the 840 Pro series SSD are expensive the EVO series is just as good.

No4 I wouldn't spend 300$ on the Video card if you have a 1600$ budget I'd use the r9 280x in a 800$ build maybe but not 1.6k$. Since the video is the main factor for gaming, there is currently no difference in an i5 and an i7 in gaming at all, even an i5 4670K wouldn't bottleneck a 2X SLI GTX 780 ti and you have an i7 you won't even need to OC if you are concerned about bottle necking only.

This build includes a CM Eisburg 240L which shreds the H100i still with the 4770k and to top that off there's a GTX 780 ti.
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May 3, 2014 1:06:36 AM

4cloud said:
You are much better off with this rig:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3CZw2

No1 You don't need 16 GB of RAM for gaming, even the latest and most intense of all games don't take more than 6Gb of RAM.

No2 Your PSU is way overkill, I know it looks "cool" to have an overkill PSU but IT DOES NOT AFFECT PERFORMANCE in the slightest.

No3 the 840 Pro series SSD are expensive the EVO series is just as good.

No4 I wouldn't spend 300$ on the Video card if you have a 1600$ budget I'd use the r9 280x in a 800$ build maybe but not 1.6k$. Since the video is the main factor for gaming, there is currently no difference in an i5 and an i7 in gaming at all, even an i5 4670K wouldn't bottleneck a 2X SLI GTX 780 ti and you have an i7 you won't even need to OC if you are concerned about bottle necking only.

This build includes a CM Eisburg 240L which shreds the H100i still with the 4770k and to top that off there's a GTX 780 ti.


Thank you, for you're opinon, but i previosuly mentioned i can't spend more than $330 on a GPU due to presonal reasons, which is why thw overkill PSU and i7. :) 
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May 3, 2014 1:36:58 AM

ORRR you could wait for MAy10 and get haswell refresh CPU 4790K and soon upcoming new z97 motherboards.
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May 3, 2014 2:16:11 AM

Phragith said:
4cloud said:
You are much better off with this rig:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3CZw2

No1 You don't need 16 GB of RAM for gaming, even the latest and most intense of all games don't take more than 6Gb of RAM.

No2 Your PSU is way overkill, I know it looks "cool" to have an overkill PSU but IT DOES NOT AFFECT PERFORMANCE in the slightest.

No3 the 840 Pro series SSD are expensive the EVO series is just as good.

No4 I wouldn't spend 300$ on the Video card if you have a 1600$ budget I'd use the r9 280x in a 800$ build maybe but not 1.6k$. Since the video is the main factor for gaming, there is currently no difference in an i5 and an i7 in gaming at all, even an i5 4670K wouldn't bottleneck a 2X SLI GTX 780 ti and you have an i7 you won't even need to OC if you are concerned about bottle necking only.

This build includes a CM Eisburg 240L which shreds the H100i still with the 4770k and to top that off there's a GTX 780 ti.


Thank you, for you're opinon, but i previosuly mentioned i can't spend more than $330 on a GPU due to presonal reasons, which is why thw overkill PSU and i7. :) 

I see, i see. Anyway a GTX 770 beats an r9 280x, there's one for sale for 309.99$. And yes I would definately wait till the 5th gen intel core series comes out or in other words Haswell - E CPUs. Since you are focusing on the CPU, Ram, motherboard side of things I would wait for the next gen CPUs because along with those come DDR4 RAM!

Nonetheless if you don't wanna wait another month or two this would be the ideal build, have a look:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3D0OK

Oh and the Corsair AX 760 psu costs as much as the corsair AX 860 psu.
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May 3, 2014 2:51:46 AM

4cloud said:
Phragith said:
4cloud said:
You are much better off with this rig:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3CZw2

No1 You don't need 16 GB of RAM for gaming, even the latest and most intense of all games don't take more than 6Gb of RAM.

No2 Your PSU is way overkill, I know it looks "cool" to have an overkill PSU but IT DOES NOT AFFECT PERFORMANCE in the slightest.

No3 the 840 Pro series SSD are expensive the EVO series is just as good.

No4 I wouldn't spend 300$ on the Video card if you have a 1600$ budget I'd use the r9 280x in a 800$ build maybe but not 1.6k$. Since the video is the main factor for gaming, there is currently no difference in an i5 and an i7 in gaming at all, even an i5 4670K wouldn't bottleneck a 2X SLI GTX 780 ti and you have an i7 you won't even need to OC if you are concerned about bottle necking only.

This build includes a CM Eisburg 240L which shreds the H100i still with the 4770k and to top that off there's a GTX 780 ti.


Thank you, for you're opinon, but i previosuly mentioned i can't spend more than $330 on a GPU due to presonal reasons, which is why thw overkill PSU and i7. :) 

I see, i see. Anyway a GTX 770 beats an r9 280x, there's one for sale for 309.99$. And yes I would definately wait till the 5th gen intel core series comes out or in other words Haswell - E CPUs. Since you are focusing on the CPU, Ram, motherboard side of things I would wait for the next gen CPUs because along with those come DDR4 RAM!

Nonetheless if you don't wanna wait another month or two this would be the ideal build, have a look:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3D0OK

Oh and the Corsair AX 760 psu costs as much as the corsair AX 860 psu.


Thank You for you're build, you know what, what do you say about this build, case is my personal preference :) 
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3D1CB
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May 3, 2014 3:23:55 AM

Phragith said:
4cloud said:
Phragith said:
4cloud said:
You are much better off with this rig:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3CZw2

No1 You don't need 16 GB of RAM for gaming, even the latest and most intense of all games don't take more than 6Gb of RAM.

No2 Your PSU is way overkill, I know it looks "cool" to have an overkill PSU but IT DOES NOT AFFECT PERFORMANCE in the slightest.

No3 the 840 Pro series SSD are expensive the EVO series is just as good.

No4 I wouldn't spend 300$ on the Video card if you have a 1600$ budget I'd use the r9 280x in a 800$ build maybe but not 1.6k$. Since the video is the main factor for gaming, there is currently no difference in an i5 and an i7 in gaming at all, even an i5 4670K wouldn't bottleneck a 2X SLI GTX 780 ti and you have an i7 you won't even need to OC if you are concerned about bottle necking only.

This build includes a CM Eisburg 240L which shreds the H100i still with the 4770k and to top that off there's a GTX 780 ti.


Thank you, for you're opinon, but i previosuly mentioned i can't spend more than $330 on a GPU due to presonal reasons, which is why thw overkill PSU and i7. :) 

I see, i see. Anyway a GTX 770 beats an r9 280x, there's one for sale for 309.99$. And yes I would definately wait till the 5th gen intel core series comes out or in other words Haswell - E CPUs. Since you are focusing on the CPU, Ram, motherboard side of things I would wait for the next gen CPUs because along with those come DDR4 RAM!

Nonetheless if you don't wanna wait another month or two this would be the ideal build, have a look:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3D0OK

Oh and the Corsair AX 760 psu costs as much as the corsair AX 860 psu.


Thank You for you're build, you know what, what do you say about this build, case is my personal preference :) 
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3D1CB

The TT MK - 1 is a darn good case for sure :)  But the motherboard is black and red? You don't mind not having a single theme? Anyhoo it is a very good case for sure.

You'll be able to OC higher with the CM Eisburg 240L Prestige rather than with the H100i. However if you DO go for the H100i I suggest going with the Asus maximus 6 HERO motherboard rather than the maximus 6 FORMULA.

And another thing are you 10000% sure you don't need a 1 TB SEAGATE Barracuda? It is only 6 $ more for 750 gb more?? Since you have selected a 250 gb HDD. I strongly suggest you go for 1 TB instead.
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May 3, 2014 3:44:09 AM

4cloud said:
Phragith said:
4cloud said:
Phragith said:
4cloud said:
You are much better off with this rig:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3CZw2

No1 You don't need 16 GB of RAM for gaming, even the latest and most intense of all games don't take more than 6Gb of RAM.

No2 Your PSU is way overkill, I know it looks "cool" to have an overkill PSU but IT DOES NOT AFFECT PERFORMANCE in the slightest.

No3 the 840 Pro series SSD are expensive the EVO series is just as good.

No4 I wouldn't spend 300$ on the Video card if you have a 1600$ budget I'd use the r9 280x in a 800$ build maybe but not 1.6k$. Since the video is the main factor for gaming, there is currently no difference in an i5 and an i7 in gaming at all, even an i5 4670K wouldn't bottleneck a 2X SLI GTX 780 ti and you have an i7 you won't even need to OC if you are concerned about bottle necking only.

This build includes a CM Eisburg 240L which shreds the H100i still with the 4770k and to top that off there's a GTX 780 ti.


Thank you, for you're opinon, but i previosuly mentioned i can't spend more than $330 on a GPU due to presonal reasons, which is why thw overkill PSU and i7. :) 

I see, i see. Anyway a GTX 770 beats an r9 280x, there's one for sale for 309.99$. And yes I would definately wait till the 5th gen intel core series comes out or in other words Haswell - E CPUs. Since you are focusing on the CPU, Ram, motherboard side of things I would wait for the next gen CPUs because along with those come DDR4 RAM!

Nonetheless if you don't wanna wait another month or two this would be the ideal build, have a look:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3D0OK

Oh and the Corsair AX 760 psu costs as much as the corsair AX 860 psu.


Thank You for you're build, you know what, what do you say about this build, case is my personal preference :) 
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3D1CB

The TT MK - 1 is a darn good case for sure :)  But the motherboard is black and red? You don't mind not having a single theme? Anyhoo it is a very good case for sure.

You'll be able to OC higher with the CM Eisburg 240L Prestige rather than with the H100i. However if you DO go for the H100i I suggest going with the Asus maximus 6 HERO motherboard rather than the maximus 6 FORMULA.

And another thing are you 10000% sure you don't need a 1 TB SEAGATE Barracuda? It is only 6 $ more for 750 gb more?? Since you have selected a 250 gb HDD. I strongly suggest you go for 1 TB instead.


Well in USA its just 7 USD more but here in India there is quite a difference..and i think i'll do fine with h100i as i'am not gonna go more than 4.6ghz, but can i stay with FORMULA, and i'am switching to i5-4670k, and i can have red LED's on for the case to blend with the theme :) 
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May 3, 2014 5:23:15 AM

I'm from India too, everything is costlier here than the US, cabinets are 50% costlier, video cards are 20% costlier, the PSUs are 20% costlier, and the RAM and normal HDDs are 10% costlier and forget about SSDs.

May I direct you to a thread where research on Indian built PCs are being made? Also overclocking in India isn't really preferable.

Ask any questions you have to this thread:

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2114207/indian-b...



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May 3, 2014 5:01:21 PM

Well guys i guess, this is my final build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Dndy, will be overclocking GPU(Max OC), RAM(@ 2133Mhz) and CPU(4.5Ghz), and my question is, do i need a thermal compound or something extra for the cooler, and if all my components are perfectly paired. Thank You guys for all you're help. :) 
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