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Help with i7 4770K, GTX 770, Prodigy build -- (Video Editing, Gaming)

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July 30, 2013 3:24:33 PM

Hi guys,

I was wondering if you could share your thoughts on my newly planned configuration. I am about to build an amateur video editing and gaming machine. Besides that I'll be also running Arch Linux for development.

Here is my setup:

Motherboard: GA-Z87N-WIFI (mini ITX)
CPU: Intel i7 4770K
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 770 “TwinFrozr”
RAM: Crucial PC3-12800 “Ballistix Sport” KIT 16GB
SSD: Kingston SH100S3 “HyperX 3K” 120GB
HDD: Seagate ST1000DM003 “Barracuda 14”
PSU: Corsair “Gaming Series 2013” 700W
CASE: BitFenix Prodigy


My budget is around 1350 eur (excluding monitor). I'd be happy if anyone could comment on my setup && || recommend me some alternatives.

I am a little concerned about the Kingston SSD, as many seem to prefer Samsung 840. But it's lower write speed turned me away. Also for the motherboard, ram, psu, additional cpu cooler.. please share your thoughts.

Awaiting responses,

More about : 4770k gtx 770 prodigy build video editing gaming

July 30, 2013 9:10:54 PM

Hello hello. So, I like your setup a lot but I don't recommend the GS700 psu because it's not modular. I would say try the NZXT Hale 90. Here's my recommended build for you. Judging the fact that you are in the prosumer level of filming/editing.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (€296.30 @ Amazon France)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H90 94.0 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard (€131.04 @ Amazon France)
Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (€189.73 @ Amazon France)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€87.39 @ Amazon France)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (€402.79 @ Amazon France)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case (€80.49 @ Amazon France)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE 90 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (€139.90 @ Amazon France)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer (€17.99 @ Amazon France)
Total: €1345.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-31 06:09 CEST+0200)

a b 4 Gaming
July 31, 2013 5:19:23 AM
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August 1, 2013 1:38:26 PM

Thanks for the help guys! I really appreciate it!
February 16, 2014 7:12:50 AM

Sorry for reviving this thread.. I am planning to buy GTX 770 for my system mostly for 3d rendering,

Im really stuck on how much wattage of PSU im gonna get for this ongoing upgrade..

i7 4770k
MSI Z87 G-43
Corsair 8x1 8gb 1600mhz
GTX 770 ichillz herculeZ x3 (plan)
PSU (not yet decided if what wattage im gonna get 600+ or 700+)
7200rpm baracuda HDD
a b 4 Gaming
February 16, 2014 6:07:01 PM

Given the motherboard he picked (the G-43) doesn't support SLI, he doesn't really need anything like 750W.

Hale90 has basically gone now, EOL. The Hale90V2 has replaced it but doesn't seem quite as good, and it isn't available in suitable wattages. As a side note, I don't think the Hale90 will fit in a Bitfenix Prodigy (though that's not really helpful info to anyone now).

The Rosewill Capstone 550 is a great choice, except that it isn't. It's pretty much US market only, and given he didn't mention where he is actually buying, it's not really a good recommend due to poor availability. (As another side note, of equal uselessness, this won't fit in a Prodigy either).

As I'm on a roll with useless info, both of those are great PSUs, mainly because they have the same great OEM, but they make such a diverse selection of brands they can be quite tricky to find depending on where you live. In the UK you can just buy Superflower branded PSUs, I used one myself a while ago.

Good picks with decent availability -
Antec - True Power Classic/High Current Gamer - 550/620/650
Corsair - HX650
Seasonic G-series 550/650, S12II 620/M12II 620
XFX - Any 550/650

a b 4 Gaming
February 17, 2014 2:55:00 AM

If OÅ is using prodigy best psu is seasonic s or g or eas that 660 P
but can he use prodigy with that mobo? I think it is ATX mobo?

Other good option for psu with prodigy is corsair rm (not best but good enough)
Rosewill is sold in EU under super flower name.

Prydigy can be modded for use with any psu. Just need drill or saw cable holes bigger. Really easy mod to make.
Or tyhen he can use mATX prodigy / phenom