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Build 02: *Haswell I5 4670k+GTX 760*

by shizahboy

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68 Comments

Details

Date Published

March 28, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

3.4GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.08Ghz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.01Ghz

Description

2nd Build which I built.

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xIMcCloud29Ix 3 Builds 7 points 20 months ago

Who gives a crap about the ram? It would be one thing if he got 32GB of RAM at 2133 and had an FX-4100 processor and a AMD 7850 1GB GDDR5 or something. Doesn't hurt at all, good build.

BeardCreep 9 points 20 months ago

You didnt have to get that technical to prove your point lel.

But yeah! What he said! 16 gb is not something to downvote a rig for unless its a big chunk of the rigs price that should have gone to like gpu

XIHackInABoxIX 8 Builds 7 points 20 months ago

Great build, I really like it.

Forget the people saying "too much RAM".

I think that this build is well balanced for moderate gaming, multitasking, and overclocking alike.

I like how you actually thought ahead and planned your build out. You covered your bases with future overclocking by getting a 600 watt PSU and a K series processor. You may not overclock now, but the option is always open. I know 600w is a bit much, but still, it was bought for a great price, and it matched the case :) I also like how you went with 16gb of RAM since you only have two slots for RAM to begin with. Prevents you from having to purchase new RAM down the road, effective wasting more money.

Kudos on the build, and as long as you (and your GF) are happy with it +1. Game on.

(A note for all of those people that are trying to shove their opinions down his throat, stop. If you want a mechanical drive for your storage, 8gb of RAM, or a CPU cooler - go build your own computer with the stuff that you want. The computer is already built. And a mechanical drive and/or CPU cooler can be added down the road (if they choose to do so).

shizahboy submitter 2 Builds 3 points 20 months ago

Right on point here is what we were going for!

XIHackInABoxIX 8 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

I hope you enjoy it!

ArrKayCee 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Not great for overclocking...no aftermarket CPU cooler means nothing more than maybe 3.6-3.8 ghz but otherwise this is an awesome build for the money.

XIHackInABoxIX 8 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

I don't see any mention of overclocking in here. So I think he is just fine.

If he wants to overclock later he can. All he needs is $30, and some patience.

LulzAreGud 1 Build 4 points 20 months ago

My only criticism towards this build is the RAM being a bit too much
But other than that it's a nice build, and the case is too ****** cute I want to eat it

shizahboy submitter 2 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

Thanks! Yeah it's a bit overkill but just in case ;)

LulzAreGud 1 Build 4 points 20 months ago

True, you never know what kind of leap technology will make
I'll probably get another set of RAM in the near future

pubiCrust 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

no one ever means to say the in this case pun but everyone does it haha

BeardCreep 2 points 20 months ago

You made me giggle. Upvotes for you sir :D

AQUM 4 points 20 months ago

It's a like a watermelon! :D Green and red :) +1 nice build.

smoralesdesigns 1 Build 4 points 20 months ago

Fellow MSI 760 owner :) Its a great card so far. I love the build, that case is so sexy.

domzlol 9 Builds 4 points 20 months ago

Your build is exactly like mine! http://pcpartpicker.com/b/Dzt

I like!! Thumbs up!

shizahboy submitter 2 Builds 3 points 20 months ago

Viewing your build is what convinced us that the Green Prodigy case w/ side window was worth going for!

domzlol 9 Builds 3 points 20 months ago

<3

Catharist 3 Builds 3 points 20 months ago

So many Prodigy Builds! Is your gf planning on OC'ing? Because you'd probably need a cooler of somekind (that would fit) to do that, and that'd be the only advantage to the K and Z cpu/mobo.

Other than that I am a little disappointed in the sexism that people are displaying in the comments.

shizahboy submitter 2 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

The K processor and 16 Gigs are just for the future, if we decide we ever need to OC. Right now it plays games fine, and the GPU can OC as-is, so I think we're good for now.

My future 3rd build will be Full ATX, and maybe I'll have overclocking in mind next time. Definitely no more Mini-ITX for me!

vlad007 1 Build 3 points 20 months ago

Awesome build!

awilzman 3 Builds 3 points 20 months ago

256GB isn't going to be near enough for your games

shizahboy submitter 2 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

Indeed...one day we'll stick a standard HDD in there with plenty of space.

Got an external for other stuff for now

BeardCreep 3 points 20 months ago

Love the lime green.

Enlyten 1 Build 3 points 20 months ago

Ahhhhhhh the colors xD! The colors are crazy, but the build is great. +1

shizahboy submitter 2 Builds 3 points 20 months ago

Japan gets the best colors for their PS3's and Wii's, why let them have all the fun?

At least we can have a whatever color we want for what we build :D

Enlyten 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

This is true... :D

exato 2 points 20 months ago

Totally off topic but dude if your girlfriend need this king of pc to play games she's a keeper.

shizahboy submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Only the best for my fair lady

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ExcaliburVII 1 point 20 months ago

Nice build! The green looks really nice. Did you have any issues fitting the PSU into the case? I've heard some people having issues getting modular power supplies to fit in the Prodigy.

shizahboy submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

No, it fits ATX-sized PSU's just fine, at least the CX Series by Corsair.

onlinefreak 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

It's the fully modular PSUs that are an issue. I'm building on a prodigy case and I made that mistake the first time. The cables just aren't flexible enough to bend like you'd need them to to fit.

shizahboy submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Ah is that what it is? My first build, also a prodigy,had a non-modular and this second build was with a partially modular PSU.

onlinefreak 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Yeah, I was disappointed that I had to wait another two weeks to get a different one lol. I'm guessing non-modular is great too, but the semi-modular has the MB power cables integrated into the side of the case, so they go through the holes directly, then other cables are modular but they are much more flexible so they can bend enough to pass around to the side holes.

I only chose semi-modular so I wouldn't have any cables left hanging around, and basically from what I saw, the MB power cables were the only issue.

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Stratography 1 point 20 months ago

Did you choose that mobo because it was the only high end ITX mobo on newegg?

P.s The Asus ROG impact (ITX) is coming out the start of next month and the Asus Z87I-Deluxe around the same time

shizahboy submitter 2 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

Yes, indeed that is the reason.

That's too bad because I used an Asus Mobo in my first build and was thrilled with the quality, I was a little wary of ASRock but in the end the high reviews are justified, it is a nice board.

Skonth 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

I my opinion, since this is used for gaming, you should have gotten a 120/128gb SSD and went for a gtx 770

shizahboy submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Oh? Why only 120/8 GB for the SSD (and presumably a standard hard drive) and a gtx 770? We only plan on playing on a single 1080p monitor, but I'm open to opinion and criticism

Skonth 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

If you want to be able to max out all modern games and near future games, it always a good idea to put more money into the GPU.

JasonRespawn 1 point 19 months ago

did the window come on the side of your case or did you make that

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owentmoore 1 point 18 months ago

Was thinking of almost the same build for gaming and HTPC. How does this setup work as a HTPC in terms of noise of fans etc?

austus 1 point 18 months ago

It's true you will need a cooler. I have found that the hyper TX is nice for the Prodigy. It allows all air to flow backwards. I had hyper 212 evo first but it had a huge footprint and blew air sideways. My cooling isn't the lowest, but it is rock hard stable.

generaltaco19 1 point 17 months ago

Nice build? How's the monitor, because I was thinking of getting this one thanks :D

KawenaGoss 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Awesome build! I just recently ordered parts for a similar build. Substituting the GPU for the new R9 270x hawk (for bf4 mantle), Kingston HyperX SSD and only 8gb of ram.

Jozmtr 1 point 14 months ago

Lol you should have put white circle stickers or something on it. +1 for le creativity.

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The_newbie123 1 point 9 months ago

does this PSU come with 8 and 6 pin connector for the gpu (yes I am new)

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Smily -2 points 20 months ago

Made by my girlfriend (and I!)

It's and me, sir.

But on a serious note, I like this build. Maybe you won't fully use the 16GB RAM, but it's there if you need it. If that 4670K starts to lag behind at stock speeds, (which it probably won't :p), $20 more and you can overclock that thing. I really don't see any problems with this build. Nicely done

xx116xx 3 Builds -3 points 20 months ago

Umm... overpriced memory much? What is this even being used for?

shizahboy submitter 2 Builds 4 points 20 months ago

It's for gaming, I know 16 gigs is overkill but I figured by having it I wouldn't have to worry about upgrading until much later. Plus my GF plays sims 3 a lot and has a bunch of expansions; the last computer she used to play on was a Dell Laptop with 8 gigs of RAM and had the Mobile Nvidia GT 555M Gpu, and it chugged a lot so I figured with a SSD and plenty of RAM it wouldn't be a problem. Plus I put the same RAM into my first build 5 months ago and I was pleased with it, so I figured why not again and go the extra mile.

We're really happy with how it turned out!

xx116xx 3 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

I still think 8 would have been enough, but it's your computer. Other than that it looks good.

shizahboy submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

The laptop my GF was using for gaming was mine, before I built my desktop a few months back. I had spent $1,789 on it 2 years ago for school and gaming, but even with 8 gigs of RAM it chugged; at launch Borderlands 2 played great at 1080p, but after a few patches the game was slower than hell even at 720p and low settings. It was probably the GPU's fault but eh just to be sure. I spent less $ on the build than I did on that laptop so its whatever.

SilentHopes -1 points 20 months ago

Unless your system is eating up RAM, which it likely isn't, throwing more RAM at is isn't going to make it any faster.

Smily 2 points 20 months ago

I don't see any problem with 16 GB RAM. I have 16GB on my computer and I love it. When I'm playing a game, have a ton of chrome tabs open, have afterburner open, listening to music, etc, I have gone over 8GB a few times. It's nice not to have those restrictions.

18hockey 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

That's funny, the laptop I'm on right now (building my computer soon, hurray!) has 8GB of RAM and a GT 555m, and I can play everything on high. I play BF3 on high and get a good 40 FPS, and while playing FC3, I get 30 FPS on high. May I inquire as to what laptop she had?

shizahboy submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Dell 17' XPS L702x

It might need a repaste or something

18hockey 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

What resolution were you playing at?

shizahboy submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

720p unless it really looked like kaka. If a game is unpleasing to the eye I won't play it very long.

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manirelli staff 3 Builds 6 points 20 months ago

please keep it civil.

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manirelli staff 3 Builds 6 points 20 months ago

please keep it civil.

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xx116xx 3 Builds -5 points 20 months ago

Because 16Gb of RAM is totally needed for that.

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shizahboy submitter 2 Builds 5 points 20 months ago

Eh, just mind that I'm the tech-savvy one posting these pics, and we decided on the 16 gigs of RAM and the K processor because its what I put into my first build; At the time I heard the 3570k was the best CPU for gaming, and I figured the 4670k was likely the next best thing. I had also figured that If I decided to overclock later, then I could. The 16 Gigs of RAM is merely for future-proofing and my amateur aspirations for game programming.

gseyffert 1 Build 3 points 20 months ago

Right on man. The K series chips also have better resale value if or when you sell the chip to upgrade (Broadwell will be on the same socket).

Also I support the 16Gb of RAM choice. Giving your system extra memory helps improve the lifespan of your SSD by a large margin because it reduces the number of writes to the SSD over the course of usage, specifically to the page file. Your OS will also utilize more RAM if given the option. A system with 16 GB of RAM will have a higher RAM usage versus a computer with 8 GB of RAM because it can store more things there, and not worry about crashing the system (not that that would happen with 8 GB of RAM, but more things would go to the page file). And hey, 16 GB now means you don't have to buy more in the future and worry about mis-matched sticks.

Nice build!

Papajenkinz -4 points 20 months ago

Dude.. Sims 3 p, you don't need 16 gigs of ram. Very good build though.

LulzAreGud 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

Maybe the chick wants to play some Battlefield or something like that?

Papajenkinz 1 point 20 months ago

Still, 8 is enough

shizahboy submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Maybe the guy wants to play some Battlefield 4 when it's out ;-)

LulzAreGud 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Oh yeah I just noticed the "(and I!)" in the brackets xD
Hells yeah, dude's gotta get some BF4

shizahboy submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

I've got a healthy Steam library that needs some playing on this rig

Also Titanfall.

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DjArtifact 5 points 20 months ago

No, everyone else is getting downvoted for it too. In an ITX build where you only have 2 memory slots putting 8gb in doesn't make sense, if you want to upgrade you would have to replace both sticks.