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May 11, 2014 12:13:53 AM

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Will the processor bottleneck my graphics card? Any better graphics cards for overclocking?
Also could you suggest a custom single-loop watercooling build? Thanks :) 
May 11, 2014 12:21:45 AM

AMD is your choice though with your budget, I personally would go Intel. It will bottleneck the 780ti in some games compared to i7 4770k
If you have patience, I would suggest waiting for either Devil's Canyon (better OC i7 4770k)or Haswell-E (Better OC i7 4770k with quad channel or 6 cores+Ht)

Motherboard is a bit pricey unless you need all the extra features

You should throw in a SSD, best things ever

You can do a custom loop if you want, all up to you

For cooling, I would suggest something a bit beefier than a H60 if you're going to push a highish OC
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May 11, 2014 12:23:14 AM

For gaming, 8GB ram is fine.
Get a better quality power supply. 550-650W is enough. Good brands: Antec, Coolermaster V Series, Corsair(not VS, CX,CS series), Seasonic, XFX
Don't get a H60, an air cooler would beat that and will be quieter. Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO is a good air cooler.
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May 11, 2014 12:29:13 AM

Suztera said:
For gaming, 8GB ram is fine.
Get a better quality power supply. 550-650W is enough. Good brands: Antec, Coolermaster V Series, Corsair(not VS, CX,CS series), Seasonic, XFX
Don't get a H60, an air cooler would beat that and will be quieter. Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO is a good air cooler.


The H60 is a place holder for a custom loop. I'll remove it now. I need the RAM for animations and 3d rendering.
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May 11, 2014 12:30:12 AM

Suztera said:
For gaming, 8GB ram is fine.
Get a better quality power supply. 550-650W is enough. Good brands: Antec, Coolermaster V Series, Corsair(not VS, CX,CS series), Seasonic, XFX
Don't get a H60, an air cooler would beat that and will be quieter. Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO is a good air cooler.


I agree with the cooler bit. While the H60 does outperform the 212 EVO, it is by a small margin only. Best would be either use the EVO or get something in a entirely different class (NH-D15, H100i etc)
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May 11, 2014 12:31:27 AM

stickmansam said:
AMD is your choice though with your budget, I personally would go Intel. It will bottleneck the 780ti in some games compared to i7 4770k
If you have patience, I would suggest waiting for either Devil's Canyon (better OC i7 4770k)or Haswell-E (Better OC i7 4770k with quad channel or 6 cores+Ht)

Motherboard is a bit pricey unless you need all the extra features

You should throw in a SSD, best things ever

You can do a custom loop if you want, all up to you

For cooling, I would suggest something a bit beefier than a H60 if you're going to push a highish OC


When will these come out?(Devil's Canyon or Haswell-E)
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May 11, 2014 12:32:55 AM

Can you think of a better graphics card in terms of OC performance. (under liquid cooling)
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May 11, 2014 12:36:07 AM

stickmansam said:
AMD is your choice though with your budget, I personally would go Intel. It will bottleneck the 780ti in some games compared to i7 4770k
If you have patience, I would suggest waiting for either Devil's Canyon (better OC i7 4770k)or Haswell-E (Better OC i7 4770k with quad channel or 6 cores+Ht)

Motherboard is a bit pricey unless you need all the extra features

You should throw in a SSD, best things ever

You can do a custom loop if you want, all up to you

For cooling, I would suggest something a bit beefier than a H60 if you're going to push a highish OC


Thanks for the help! Added SSD btw awesome profile pic!
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May 11, 2014 10:59:59 PM

theguywhoisnotgoodatthisstuff said:
stickmansam said:
AMD is your choice though with your budget, I personally would go Intel. It will bottleneck the 780ti in some games compared to i7 4770k
If you have patience, I would suggest waiting for either Devil's Canyon (better OC i7 4770k)or Haswell-E (Better OC i7 4770k with quad channel or 6 cores+Ht)

Motherboard is a bit pricey unless you need all the extra features

You should throw in a SSD, best things ever

You can do a custom loop if you want, all up to you

For cooling, I would suggest something a bit beefier than a H60 if you're going to push a highish OC


Thanks for the help! Added SSD btw awesome profile pic!


haha thanks :p 

I think the 780ti you've chosen is good. If you plan to water cool, it's probably best to grab a reference design board

Devils Canyon is expected mid June and Haswell-E sometime after that

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