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System Uses / Purposes - Gaming such as League Of Legends and over 100 steam games! (So far not a single problem with the games and the fps/graphics are AMAZING!!). Rendering videos/Streaming (Has done amazingly so far!)

System Parts - $279.99 i7-4790K (Got the preorder sale at Microcenter) -$90.00 on the Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid (The guys at Microcenter were able to price match it to neweggs price!) -$180 Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 (there was a bundle sale at microcenter for the processer, RAM, motherboard so i got $40 off the sale already on it) -$130.00 Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 ($10 normal price because the associate was able to give me a coupon at Microcenter) -$80.00 Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" SSD (They were able to price match Neweggs price) -$50.00 Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM (it was on sale these week due to the 4th of July GO PATRIOTISM!!!) -$499.99 EVGA GeForce GTX 780 6GB Superclocked ACX (It was on sale with a rebate at Microcenter) -$110 NZXT Phantom 530 (White) ATX Full Tower (They were able to price match to neweggs price) -$100.00 EVGA 750W ATX12V / EPS12V (it was on sale this week with a rebate!) -$15.00 LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer (Just decided to pick one up for easier installation) -Free Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional (32/64-bit) (Got it from the colleges Dream Spark Program!)

Building- The building went extremely well the case that i chose has excellent cable management and the only problem that i had throughout the whole build what the HDD i had to go into disk management and format the drive because for some reason it want registering its existence.

Overall the computer is fantastic and the build was super easy and straight forward. if you have any questions feel free to comment in the bottom.

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Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 5 points

Brace yourself the i7 for gaming haters are coming. Not saying they are wrong but they will be here soon. Still a badass build just work on cable management! +1

  • 70 months ago
  • 4 points

+1 i7 haters AMD FX haters...I get sick of them all...I run an i7, AMD FX 8350, and a i5, plus I'm building a FX 9590 and Devil's Canyon i5/i7 builds coming up....I hate bias people, they all have their uses. Just have to know what your doing with them.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Well they certainly have uses! But its ridiculous do a build primarily for gaming and get a i7 you would be spending around 100$ more for 5 or 6 frames

  • 70 months ago
  • -1 points

Umm....I plan on using a i7 for gaming as well...are you going to tell me I'm wrong as well? I use it because in 2-5 years when everyone running an i5 will have to upgrade i'll upgrade to a 6-8 core from intel instead of to the bear minimum i5. Sorry some people believe in spending money on a machine that is better off in the future not just the present. 5-6 fps, who cares....its the build quality that matters. If i can still run an i7 in 5 years without upgrading anything but the graphics card....so be it.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Well if you have the money! Its your choice! But i don't see the logic if its just for gaming. Maybe for other things such as video editing, photoshop, coding, and a bunch of others.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

as an AMD fan, i totally agree. every brand has their niche. i7's are great for people who want to get stuff done quickly and efficiently, and FX parts are great for people who want the multithreaded performance without the high up-front cost.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes and no...Intel does work efficiently and is better for gaming and light use, AMD isn't just cost effective, its better in heavier cored programs. Not to be confused with threaded, I am a fan of both, and I have multiple computers running both AMD and Intel.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

i say "threaded" because of how some people and programs may define a CPU core, which gets a bit debatable when it comes to AMD's Bulldozer architecture. i've seen CPU-Z define an FX-8350 as a "hyper-threaded" quad-core, but i've seen other programs like CineBench say "8 cores, 8 threads". overall, however, i totally agree.

  • 70 months ago
  • 4 points

He states (in the description) that he is rendering and streaming videos and game play too, which justifies the i7 and 16gb of ram.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 PCgamer79, thank you....people don't just build pcs for gaming.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

It definitely justifies the 16gb of ram. As for the i7, yes it does help for the 5 frame increase, but I would like to point out that AMD FX- generally perform better than their Intel counterparts in multi-core usage. Still the you cannot go wrong with an i7 no matter what anyone says. I just personally do not like paying for the integrated graphics that I never use anyway. But that is personal opinion, and if I saw one for a good deal, I'd jump on the chance to buy it in a heartbeat.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean build tho...I love the look of the finished product, just a little cable management tho :)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I have redone the wireing now :D

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build I basically almost have the identical build to yours except a different case!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice selection of parts. I want to use in the future, the same parts, but Corsair Air 540 Case :) One question: it was necessary to update the bios for devils canyon? (excuse my english, English is not my native language )

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for looking at the build and no i didn't have to update the bios for devils canyons

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. High quality parts. Only think i can spot is the maybe flipping the psu, and getting some quieter fans for the H100i, other than that. Amazing build.

But try doing the cable management again if you flip the psu.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you mean by flipping the psu?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

More pictures of the build and less of the parts in boxes. Outside of that, nice build.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you turn off the red LEDs in the BIOS?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes you can but i chose not to because the case has a screen in the side to look in

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, but if you get something like an NZXT HUE, consider turning them off :) Nice build!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Enjoy the 10 year warranty on that PSU. I'm not going to say that you shouldn't have that i7. If you had paid much more, I couldn't see the point, but at that price I probably would go with the i7. Granted, most games of today don't take advantage of that many threads, but they will eventually, especially with this gen of consoles that rely on more weaker cores/more cores. So, the haters on here really have no justification for chewing into you about the purchase of an i7. I personally own an i5, but that is because at the time the price of an i7 wasn't low enough to justify the purchase. Enjoy the rig.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I redid the wiring in the box and it looks much much better ive posted pictures above

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, love it :D

(you know who this is :3)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the "go faster sticker" on the side.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build dude. If you turn that rad around the cooling hoses won't block the corsair logo. +1

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I like this build - it's 2014 summer and I am probably also going for GTX780 overclocked rather than 290X. How are you satisfied with RAM running at 1600 Mhz ? Have you tried overclocking, or is it fine as it is ? In my build I am thinking of 1866Mhz C10 HyperX Fury from Kingston.

Optical drive "just for sure" - exactly my case. I don't know about any need for optical drive right now, but who knows.

PS: You are stating 6GB Evga GTX780 SC ACX, but on the box you have taken picture of is written "only" 3 GB.

Are you satisfied with overall build, stability, etc ? I am going for something very simmilar, but slightly differend brands.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Why only 1600MHz on the RAM? Won't the CPU run a lost faster with e.g. 2600MHz?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

it can run at 2600 but at the time I wanted to stay on some kind of a budget and it was cheaper to go with the 1600

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I think your choices are well made. Most newer games that are optimized for pc are recommending I7's for ther sysreq (watchdogs, wolfenstein....). on top of that if go with a resolution such as 1440p with all the bells and whistles, most aa settings are taking new games over the 3gb mark. if you want the best performance with some longevity i think you did a fine job.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

If I may ask how is the 6GB 780 don't know if I should go 2 770 4Gb or this card as I am running 3 monitors! what would you recommend?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I would probably go with the 4gb card for cost efficiency

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

How does the price match go for micro-center? Do have to show them a website or what?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

you tell an employee about it and they will look it up and print out the website and price match it for you

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

ok thanks

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build my friend. Love the case too, I have one just like that but with a little bit redesign :) +1.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you do a benchmark on a free to play game for me? :) be warned, you may become addicted to it if you like WWII games haha

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

yea what is the name of the game? :P

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

It's called "War Thunder" you can download it from their website or you can get it on steam :D

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Love this build, gonna be doing something similar.

Question about the video card, you listed the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 6GB Superclocked ACX but the picture you uploade shows the 3gb variant. Did you swap it out? I'm planning on getting the 6gb variant, 4790k, still deciding between vii hero or vii formula.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the PSU's cable length?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Fellow EVGA fan +1 and it sounds like you got it as a steal! lucky!!!!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

would have been better if it was red and black

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice build! +1

Also, the dream spark program only offers Windows embedded 8.1 industry pro. This windows is not meant for desktop PC. But if it works for you, it is free!

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