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Leeli's PC gaming Build
by Leeli_89
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Description

Hey, This is my first build and I would love here what you think or what improvements I could make. Excuse the dusty Picture and cable management.

The PC is mainly for gaming but I also just wanted a super fast PC as I was fed up on my laptop that took 11 minutes to start (no joke).

Lets start off with the case, The R4 case is Quite boring in design but my goodness its brilliant! Its got lots of room for expansion, 7 fans positions, cable management and its almost completely silent (if you do not use the top two fan slots).

I'm using two x-fired R9's for The GFX, These cards are fantastic and not very expensive considering what they can do. Only Issue i'm having is that due to the lay out of my mobo and the direction of the built in GFX fans is that the bottom gfx card can quite hot if not well ventilated.

I started of with only 8GB of Ram and recently upgraded to 16GB. For this build 16GB or more is what you need, 8Gb just doesn't cut it and your PC will struggle playing new games on max settings.

The Samsung 840 Pro Is an amazing piece of kit! My PC will boot up and be ready in about 10 seconds. Only issue is that they are quite pricey (not that its not worth it) for a decent size so expect your C: drive to fill up pretty fast.

Be quite Power is good, no issues. I am reaching the max wattage now so I will be upgrading soon.

Any questions then please ask!

Thanks Leeli

Details
Date PublishedAug. 1, 2014
Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle35.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load45.0° C
MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.03Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate5.6GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle33.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load58.0° C
3DMark 11 Benchmark Results
Extreme Preset ScoreX4943
Performance Preset ScoreP9510
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jggondek [1 Build] 2 points 2 months ago

The only issue I have is with buying 16GB of RAM. If you're using this for primarily gaming, there's no way that you'd utilize all 8GB and then need more. Really great parts, but the cable management is lacking. Still gets my upvote, though. :-)

 
 
OblivionXBA [4 Builds] 2 points 2 months ago

He might get the last laugh 5 years from now when you have 8gb and he has 16gb! Lol just playing around. xD

 
 
hjj174 2 points 2 months ago

Star Citizen, it's not released yet, supposedly requires at least 12GB for the recommended settings.

 
 
jggondek [1 Build] 1 point 2 months ago

lol

 
 
mcwilliams117 2 points 2 months ago

Looks like a solid build, just a couple of questions: why the x-fire r9 270s vs a single larger card (r9 290, etc.); why three 1TB HDD vs a single larger one? Sort of the same question applied to two components lol

 
 
Matt1313 [1 Build] 2 points 2 months ago

Same thoughts here.....

 
 
Cptkiller2010 [1 Build] 2 points 2 months ago

The person may be running the HDDs in a raid configuration.

 
 
ImDaBaron [2 Builds] 2 points 2 months ago

He has to be...Raid 5 probably

 
 
ProEngPC [9 Builds] 2 points 2 months ago

Cool, I also posted a build with two 270X today. They perform quite well, don't they!

 
 
The_K19 [1 Build] 1 point 2 months ago

If I were you i would change your PSU to a more reputable manufacuter like corsair and get a 750W PSU

 
 
dmcg276 3 points 2 months ago

I do believe a Corsair would be a considerable downgrade. be quiet! is one of the absolute top brands, hence the insane price tag

 
 
Fr33Th1nk3r [2 Builds] 1 point 2 months ago

I have the same exact ram. I paid 240 bucks to ship it from the states :( I hate how Canada price gouges computer components. Did you pre own those HDD's because you left them out of the price?