Finished up[ my gaming PC build last week so I wanted to share some info on it.
Case: Coolermaster HAF 932 Blue edition.
Mobo: Asus Sabertooth Z87 1150
cpu : Intel 4770k Hasswell
cpu cooling: Corsair H100i Closed loop water cooling
Memory: 16 gig Gskill ddr3 1600
hdd: WD 1 tb black
hdd: WD 1 tb external storage.
hdd: WD 500 gig
hdd: WD 250 gig
ssd:2X 256 gig samsung 840 pro in Raid 0
PS: Seasonic 1050 fully modular
Vid cards: evga geforce 770 superclocked x2 in SLI. (4 gig).
Some misc junk
My current gaming rig is actually a laptop.
Asus G73. Intel i7 Q740 at 1.73 @ 3.1ghz turbo mode.
8 gig of crucial ram and a radeon 5870 with 1 gig of memory.
It has served me well for 4 years but it wont handle the current games on the market today.
First I would like to say that I have been out of the PC building scene since prior to buying the first gen, intel based iMAC in 2007.
I may have built 10-15 from "1996-2005".
My first computer build being an Abit KT7-A raid board with the infamous
1.33mhz thunderchicken and dual 40 gig hdd's in raid 0.
And a massive 512 mb of pc-133 ram. lol. It was a BEAST!!
So lets get on with the pics!!
Everything went together smooth. From start to getting in the bios took me a mere 6 hrs to build and get up and running.
(could have cut the time in half had I read up on some recent news).
Decided to try my hand at Overclocking and here are the results.
Stable running 4.4ghz on the cpu and 1155/1775 vid card clock/memory.
Tested using prime 95 for 2 hrs and 3dmark 11 and cinibench.
All in All, I had a great time getting back into building my first computer after so many years of being away from the technology.
The dual evga superclocked 4 gig 770's in SLI paired with the 1150, Z87 4770k and 16 gig of ram make this system very worthy of today's current games.
Runs BF4 Beta flawless at 80-100 fps and the dual 770's in SLI will smoke a single titan any day of the week. (not to mention, SLI just looks Badass).
Hope you enjoy the pics and feel free to chime in or ask questions.