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Old December 30, 2013, 08:35 AM
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Hey guys, I'm almost positive with what I'm going to get now for my new rig and I would like you opinions on if its good or what changes would be good to make, Also before anyone sais get a SSD I really don't see the point on spending about £70-£100 on making my PC boot up in 20 seconds... Also this build is for GAMING/VIDEO EDITING.

Here's the build.

MSI Z87M GAMING MOTHERBOARD

MSI 3GB 780 OC

CORSAIR 8GB VENGEANCE PRO DDR3 RAM

INTEL CORE I7 4770K OC AT 4.2-4.5GHZ

CORSAIR H90 LUIQUID COOLING SYSTEM

CORSAIR CX 750W PSU

1TB WD BLACK

FRACTAL DESIGN ARC MINI R2

ASUS VX229H 21.5 INCH MONITOR

1X 140MM CASE FAN

2X 120MM CANSE FANS

ASUS PCE-AC66 1300MBPS WIFI ADAPTER

NZXT SENTRY MESH 2 FAN CONTROLLER

So, thanks for reading and please leave any changes you would recommend I make.

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Old December 30, 2013, 09:33 AM
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I've got to say it, get yourself an SSD, you'll never know how you survived with out one once you've experienced one.
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Old December 30, 2013, 09:42 AM
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Yeah, but is it really worth £70+ just to boot up faster then a WD 1TB BLACK, that has 1TB of space I can put everything into with out having to change where downloads go to, or what drive has the music stuff in it... unlike a 128gb SSD that just has enough space for a boot up system and maybe a few games...
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Old December 30, 2013, 10:13 AM
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...and make everything (including games) run faster....
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Old December 30, 2013, 11:28 AM
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Guess so, but It couldn't store many games on it. Unless u got a 450gb one or a 1TB one which would cost you and arm and a leg
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I'm guessing money is not the problem here but if it was go back a generation and get a s1155....3570k and if I was starting over i would get an ssd drive just for the os (240gb) would be enough and an wd black drive for the rest ncix 2tb ($150) ...all the best to you on your build

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Old December 30, 2013, 01:30 PM
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That looks like a great build. My only comments are the ssd if you want it (doesn't sound like you do), and in my limited liquid cooling knowledge I would swap to a h80i or h100i.
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Old December 30, 2013, 03:00 PM
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Any of those coolers will be fine. The haswell i7 has a TDP of 88 watts..... they must use some demonic cooling force field to get it so low...

But long story short, got a 4.2 overclock on mine without even being able to hear the fan on a stock h60. I think I can increase that overclock, haven't really tried.

But yeah, get the SSD, it's amazing. Booting into windows and launching a game in about 30s is beyond awesome. I'm running a 256GB and all my music is on my 1tb WD black. 256GB is not enough for my games.... never enough...
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Old December 31, 2013, 02:13 AM
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Also before anyone sais get a SSD I really don't see the point on spending about £70-£100 on making my PC boot up in 20 seconds... Also this build is for GAMING/VIDEO EDITING
Get an SSD

Yes you'll boot faster IF you install your OS on it. Anything you install on it, including games, will run faster. The bigger the better.

About the Corsair Vengeance Pro, 1600, 1866, 2133 speeds are a few dollars between each other. Steer clear from the 1600 and get the fastest kit if you can swing it. On the other hand, G. Skill Ares and Sniper can match those for cheaper, but the design isn't as cool.

I see you're going to use your PCI-E slot for some AC wi-fi. That's forward thinking but I would save that slot for a sound card and either use the Intel wi-fi chip (Mini PCI-E: Check for motherboards that have it on Newegg), USB wifi adapter, or an AC wifi enabled motherboard. Cheapest one is Asrock Extreme6, then some MSI and Gigabyte options and then Asus the most expensive. And Don't forget to add an AC router! unless u have 1 already.

Nice monitor btw, for my GTX 460 You aren't payin any money for it r u? Can't you get an Asus VN or VS? Or BenQ RL instead?

Finally, check where you're buying from and see if they have the XFX BEFX 750W PSU. If it's a few dollars more than your choice then you might want to consider it.

Good Luck w ur build and HNY!

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I've never tried ASUS higher end IPS monitors, but their TN panels fall far short in image quality on all the models I have tried/seen. If you're concerned about image quality, look into it as you might be better off with different brands, otherwise save some money and don't get an IPS. If your focus wants to be gaming performance, get a G-SYNC monitor that can use light boost and that will be the sickest experience you can get for perfectly fluid gaming.

Yeah, we're gonna beat you over the head about the fact that using a SSD is NOT just about windows boot times! It is about EVERYTHING you do on it being faster. Not every game benefits from a SSD, so only put on the ones that will (240GB should be enough) and install your commonly used programs on it too.

Although the 140mm closed loop system of the H90 shows itself to get into performance territory, the 120mm radiators pretty much suck balls and aren't worth the money over air coolers. I'd suggest moving up to a dual 120mm if you can afford it or stepping down to air cooling and living with a modest oc like 4.3Ghz.

Love the case, but I'd step up and get something slightly better than the corsair CX line for your PSU.

If you have money to spare, spending $10-20 more on a factory over-clocked GTX 780 will be so worth it. If you have money to waste, the GTX 780 Ti is actually a better price/performance deal last I checked.
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