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June 16, 2014 7:39:00 AM

This is my first computer build. I runs just fine, i just wanted some feedback on the parts.

Phantom 410 case
intel 4770k
Asus maximus VI extreme mobo
NVIDIA gtx 780 classified
Windows 8.1
WD 1 terrabyte black drive
Samsung 840 pro 128gb ssd
corsair h100i
corsair 860i

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June 16, 2014 7:40:01 AM

It looks good.
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June 16, 2014 8:16:17 AM

Your parts will work.
But, I might do things a bit differently.

1. June 25 brings availability of the i4-4790K at the same price. I would wait for that.
2. Use a more modern Z97 based motherboard. Asus is very good. Z97 is a better chipset and gives you the option for a broadwell 14nm upgrade.
3. Nothing wrong with a Samsung pro. But, you can run out of space using 120gb. I suggest a 240gb Samsung evo. It will perform equally well. I have both. I cloned my 240gb pro to a 240gb EVO intending to use it as a hot backup. In testing, I can't tell the difference.
4. You buy a classified in order to oc the devil out of it. That is probably not needed for any single monitor. But, if you really want the best graphics step up to a GTX780ti and don't hope to get a good enough bin to be able to overclock.
5. My canned rant on liquid cooling:
------------------------start of rant-------------------
You buy a liquid cooler to be able to extract an extra multiplier or two out of your OC.
How much do you really need?
I do not much like all in one liquid coolers when a good air cooler like a Noctua NH-D14 or phanteks can do the job just as well.
A liquid cooler will be expensive, noisy, less reliable, and will not cool any better
in a well ventilated case.
Liquid cooling is really air cooling, it just puts the heat exchange in a different place.
The orientation of the radiator will cause a problem.
If you orient it to take in cool air from the outside, you will cool the cpu better, but the hot air then circulates inside the case heating up the graphics card and motherboard.
If you orient it to exhaust(which I think is better) , then your cpu cooling will be less effective because it uses pre heated case air.
And... I have read too many tales of woe when a liquid cooler leaks.
google "H100 leak"
-----------------------end of rant--------------------------

I suggest a noctua nh-D14 or phanteks with dual 140mm fans.
Your pc will be quieter, more reliable, and will be cooled equally well
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June 16, 2014 8:21:04 AM

geofelt said:
Your parts will work.
But, I might do things a bit differently.

1. June 25 brings availability of the i4-4790K at the same price. I would wait for that.
2. Use a more modern Z97 based motherboard. Asus is very good. Z97 is a better chipset and gives you the option for a broadwell 14nm upgrade.
3. Nothing wrong with a Samsung pro. But, you can run out of space using 120gb. I suggest a 240gb Samsung evo. It will perform equally well. I have both. I cloned my 240gb pro to a 240gb EVO intending to use it as a hot backup. In testing, I can't tell the difference.
4. You buy a classified in order to oc the devil out of it. That is probably not needed for any single monitor. But, if you really want the best graphics step up to a GTX780ti and don't hope to get a good enough bin to be able to overclock.
5. My canned rant on liquid cooling:
------------------------start of rant-------------------
You buy a liquid cooler to be able to extract an extra multiplier or two out of your OC.
How much do you really need?
I do not much like all in one liquid coolers when a good air cooler like a Noctua NH-D14 or phanteks can do the job just as well.
A liquid cooler will be expensive, noisy, less reliable, and will not cool any better
in a well ventilated case.
Liquid cooling is really air cooling, it just puts the heat exchange in a different place.
The orientation of the radiator will cause a problem.
If you orient it to take in cool air from the outside, you will cool the cpu better, but the hot air then circulates inside the case heating up the graphics card and motherboard.
If you orient it to exhaust(which I think is better) , then your cpu cooling will be less effective because it uses pre heated case air.
And... I have read too many tales of woe when a liquid cooler leaks.
google "H100 leak"
-----------------------end of rant--------------------------

I suggest a noctua nh-D14 or phanteks with dual 140mm fans.
Your pc will be quieter, more reliable, and will be cooled equally well


Thank you for the ideas, but i have already built this machine. I am going to upgrade to a bigger case in a little while and i will take your advice, and change the parts. Thanks a lot.
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June 16, 2014 8:43:10 AM

Sorry, I missed that it was already built.
In the future, it is more useful to ask before you buy so you can change parts if tou get some better ideas.

Enjoy your build and keep a good lookout for any leaks.
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July 21, 2014 2:11:15 AM

Your rig is just fine and a high end gaming just enjoy gaming
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