Update 5/10/2014: Changed my keyboard to an ten-keyless cherry brown switch CM storm keyboard, Corsair also RMA'ed my mouse and I got a M45 in exchange. And I got a larger mouse mat. Lastly I added a UV LED light by Logisys
This is like what? The 3rd time I've changed my build on PCP? Anyway Here it goes...
This build is used to play BF4 and whatever else I might have time for. I also like to take photos so I do a lot of photo editing on this. The Build streams media great and I have a lot of music so this case has plenty of room to add additional storage. This build handles everything I throw at it better than any PC I've ever owned.
An interesting story behind the update, a kid saw one of my ads on Craigslist when I was selling my H60 and previous memory and he asked what GPU I had. I had a GTX760 SC at the time and he said he would trade me his PNY GTX 770 for the H60, a stick of 4GB memory and my GPU. I happily took the trade and now I am enjoying the power of the 770! He told me his CPU was a bottleneck with his GPU so I guess I helped him out in a way.
As far as my case upgrade I found this case to be a breeze to work with and a huge step up from my beloved Corsair 200r. I love Fractal and their quality was a real step up from the 200r. I also enjoy my tinted window I got with the Blackout Edition.
I think the next step would be to add a UV cold cathode stick. I hear it looks really good with Noctua's tan and brown fans. I love Noctua, it is why I proudly slapped the badge on there, because this computer is air cooled but quieter than most of the builds running stock corsair fans on their H100i's. I get the same idle temps when I undervolt the CPU fans and exhaust fan to 5 and 3 volts.
With the NH D-14, I get ridiculously temps for a Haswell processor. I did not even think about de-lidding after I got this cooler. It handled my modest overclock extremely well and stays cool even when the exhaust fan and two cpu cooler fans are undervolted to 3V via my fan controller. REMEMBER, HASWELL IS A SIZE QUEEN. BIGGER IS BETTER
The stock fans that came with the Blackout Edition are all black but just as quiet so I put both of them in front for intake while one Noctua NF F-12 does all the exhaust work.
The Mobo works as it should and Asus has plenty of features when it comes to overclocking. More than what I needed but I can depend on this board to last me
LP corsair vengeance RAM modules to replace my Patriot Viper 3, I only replaced them cause I didn't like the red in the build.
My Samsung EVO SSD works fast although I wish I got the 250GB My 1TB WD HDD does the job and is actually the one holding BF4 atm, loading times could be cut by moving it to the SSD but I don't want to fill up the SSD with Dices 24GB game and all its crap.
I got an 850W PSU because I thought I needed it when I first started building, now I know I can go SLI if I wanted.
Windows 7 because Windows 7 lol
That concludes my build! 4444
|CPU||Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core||£219.95||Aria PC|
|CPU Cooler||Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM||£56.64||Amazon UK|
|Motherboard||Asus Z87-Plus ATX LGA1150||£102.42||Amazon UK|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600||£111.82||More Computers|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" SSD||£54.95||Aria PC|
|Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||£40.39||Aria PC|
|Video Card||PNY GeForce GTX 770 2GB||$0.00 USD|
|Case||Fractal Design Define R4 Blackout with Window ATX Mid Tower|
|Power Supply||Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||£74.95||CCL Computers|
|Wireless Network Adapter||TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1||£25.74||Scan.co.uk|
|Date Published||April 7, 2014|
|Date Built||April 7, 2014|