Very nice looking build! All the parts are good choices! That 840 Pro is the best, couldn't live without it anymore! :) +1
This is a pretty cool build! Congrats! :) Parts are very good and very clean!
Btw, do you have your PC on a rug or smth? If not, you can turn the PSU the other way for even cleaner cable management and the PSU would take in cooler air.
Very solid build with good part choices! If you don't have your PC on a carpet, turn the PSU the other way so it can breathe in fresh air. Plus it would make your ATX 12V cable reach a little better through the back. +1
This looks pretty good, with quality components! That case would look nice in my living room! Thanks for your suggestions!
Thanks for your ideas! I will consider your idea very much! Thank you!
Yes, it is mostly for movies, thank you! Do you think i will need a sound card, or will the onboard audio be ok? I connect it to my home theater speakers, will it make a difference? Is there any chance that i can build an AMD system? Just looking at all my options here.
Damn that's a beautiful GPU! In general, the build looks very very nice!! +1
Nice build, at a very good price! +1
Same case as mine, don't see a lot of builds with it :)
Then don't worry about it. Put the PSU facing down.
yes, you should. It would breath in cold air from the outside. Does your case have a filter underneath where the PSU fan will be facing?
The PSU isn't facing up. The intake is on the bottom.
Now it depends on where are you going to be placing your PC. If you're placing it on a rug, it's better to have it facing up so it won't suffocate. But if it's not on a rug, facing down is better so it can take in cold air.
They are called "Cold Cathodes".
Stop spamming other peoples posts with this. There is a dedicated section for help on future builds. I've already seen this on 3 posts.
Overall, nice build! +1
What kind of games will you play on that 660? I know it's still a good GPU, but just wondering.
Plus, how's that Thermalright treating you? I see you have good temps, but is it as quiet as you hoped it would be?
How about this:
Change the GPU to: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-112210140g
If this is a pure gaming build you can use the 8320 instead of the 8350.
As for the SSD if you still want to stick with the 256GB, go with this: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7te250bw
6GB less though :)
before i try it, is it easy to break it? does it require a lot of force?
oh really?? i'll give it a try!! thanks a lot!! :)
Although it's not bad that you got 16GB of RAM, BF4 does not need that much. I play 1920x1080 ultra on BF4(60-80 fps or even more) with 8GB and it's fine.
Anw, solid looking build, hope you enjoy it! :)
Oh, you could've just turned the cpu cooler 180 degrees and just zip-tie the remaining fan cable.
You get an upvote from me though +1
Did you have this in mind..?:) > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvNnv7nh2Es
dude! excellent part choices!! very nice looking pc! also, love the way you set it up in the room! The centerpiece! +1
very nice! +1 As long as the girlfriend is happy! :)
cool! oh, you're gonna have so much fun building this!! we want lots and lots of pics!!
Your build looks great! The only thing i would change(pure aesthetics opinion) is that if you get the Asus Sabertooth, it would look nicer with the EVGA 780ti you're getting, since the're both stealthy look hardware. But this is just my opinion. Nothing wrong with the Gigabyte board. Can't wait to see it done!! :)
She's a beauty!! This is one of the hottest PC's i've ever seen!! Congratulations! +1
Thank you for clarifying!
i'm confused on the ram...
A +1 from me!! excellent!! Very detailed!!
Thanks. Basically i already own a Turtle Beach headset which i use with my ps3, but i hate swapping it to the PC and back. I am very happy with it and i was thinking getting another pair for the PC and now i am between the Siberia V2, the Kraken Pro and the Turtle Beach x12.
Thanks for your input.
I'm thinking of getting the Kraken. What is your opinion of them based on your experience?
Lucky you, building 2 PC's at once..! :)
Sexy build!! +1 Very tidy! I prefer it with the white lighting! It brings out every part!
Very nice build, i aggree. But as Zeus said, why the x40? I think that a high quality air cooler would do you the same work(if not better) with less money, or you could've gone with the x60.
Love all the white!! :)
Very nice! +1
Yeah, that's what i would do. Just don't expect to play BF4 or smth! :D Let's hope newegg makes a fast replacement! Sucks having 1 part screwing everything up!!
Nope, your pc won't get past the POST(Power On Self Test). You will get the beeping sound from your MOBO.
I am 99.9999999% sure about this. If someone more experienced than me can prove me wrong, be my guest. It's cool if we learn something new.
Reading descriptions is the fun part, i always read them! :)
And it's always fun to do changes, it's like the building never ends!
No harm done with the PSU, it's not like you spend a lot of $$ on it. It's always good to futureproof. You might even triple sli!!
Have fun with your new toy!
I got the Sapphire 7970, and it's a beast of a card! Especially on BF4, I didn't expect to get more than 60fps on ultra(1080p) but i did(70ish). And it doesn't even get that hot after 4-5 straight hours of BF4(max 55c) So, i think that with a mild OC on the GPU, we could easily get in the high 70s, low 80s.
Congrats on your build! +1
Congrats on your first! :)
Only a couple of things to say(not bad necessarily)
I would assume that the reason for the 850w PSU is for upgradability reasons, correct? I always love some extra wattage though, so no harm done.
Wasn't there any other place to install the lights? It's nice to see the light but not the light source! :)
Overall, very nice build! +1
Not as much as you(me included) would think actually. I tested it and it's only around 40 db at idle. And because I'm a headphone user, even if it stresses out during games, i can't even hear it. Then again, my GPU fans never go more that 55%, so it doesn't really get that loud.
I love this! My only regret on my build was not getting a Corsair 540. I'm in love with this case! +1
Oh, and when your wife looks the other way, slap on an SSD! :D
Thank you for correcting me! Learned something new today! :)
Do you mean the Led on the button? If yes, it worked at first but not now.. work.. I don't mind though, i got a lot of other lights in it! :) still, kind of a bummer, but i'm not gonna ask for a replacement just for that. Too lazy to take it apart!
Only thing i would change is that i would swap the SSD and the HDD location. The HDD dissipates more heat so the GPU's are sucking hotter air. It's not much of a difference, but that's just me. If I am wrong, someone correct me please.
How about something like this:
I exchanged the 256GB SSD for a smaller 128GB but better(IMO) Samsung 840 Pro and added an extra 1TB Barracuda drive. You can install your OS and your most used programs on the SSD and all the rest(pics, videos etc) on the HDD.
The rest of the parts, i think they blend in well together and will give you a pretty good PC for the budget.
The case is pure preference, I just added that cause i like it! :)
You can also go for an NZXT Phantom or Corsair 300-400-500 Series.
Hope i helped you.
your cable management is excellent! very nice build! +1
congrats on your build! very good! +1
If you are going to be video rendering, i would suggest more ram, 16GB:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/patriot-memory-pvi316g160c9k (A little expensive though)
You can also go for 4x4GB but it's going to be more expensive to upgrade if you ever want to.
Also, I would assume that if you are rendering videos you are going to need space to save them. I would personally go for a 2TB HDD.
This is what I would go for personally:
You can swap the 840 Pro for the plain 840 if you want it to be a little cheaper. You can also go for the one you chose if you want to.
I'm sorry that instead of getting it cheaper, i added more, but just the ram added 60 bucks.
I know i wasn't much help, but i would be glad if i helped you on just 1 part.
As the Hyper 212 does come with it's own tube of thermal paste, and it's quite good, the Arctic Silver will probably give you a drop of about 2-3 degrees. It's not much of a difference, but that's what i would use. If you don't intend to beat your cpu out and use it to the max, just stick with the coolermaster one.
Rest of the parts look pretty much good to me. Very balanced build.
Indeed it is! 6 months ago I knew nothing about computer hardware! This site and it's members(most of them) taught me a lot!