New build

Discussion in 'Technology Talk & Help' started by xd4ng3r0u5x, Jan 19, 2014.

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  1. CAS: Apevia X-Dreamer4 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window, USB 3.0 & Temperature Display (Black Color with Red LED)
    CD: LG 12X Internal Blu-ray Drive & DVDRW, 3D Playback Combo Drive (BLACK COLOR)
    CD2: None
    COOLANT: Standard Coolant
    CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4770 3.40 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150
    CS_FAN: Default case fans
    FAN: Intel Certified CPU Fan & Heatsink
    HDD: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200 RPM HDD (Single Drive)
    HDD2: None
    IEEE_CARD: None
    IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
    MB_SRT: None
    MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (ADATA XPG V2)
    MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX] MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate Intel Z87 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Military Class 4, OC Genie II, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, HDMI, 2 Gen3 PCIe x16, 2x PCI-e & 2 PCI (Pro OC Certified)
    NETWORK: Intel Pro Gigabit 10/100/1000 Network Card
    OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition
    OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
    POWERSUPPLY: 430 Watts - Corsair CX430 430W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
    Posted Jan 19, 2014
  2. Maddog


    Not bad!
    Posted Jan 19, 2014
  3. All for less than a grand.
    Posted Jan 19, 2014
  4. Just curious why you would pair the latest and fastest Intel consumer CPU with a video card that is already a year and a half old? Not that there is anything wrong with the video card, just curiosity is all.
    Posted Jan 19, 2014
  5. But this can cause bottle necking, and it is a huge deal depending on the output performance. >_>
    Posted Feb 4, 2014
  6. shay


    You're not gunna bottleneck anything on a 4770, that's for sure.
    Posted Feb 4, 2014
  7. Vent


    She said under a grand, not bad, not bad.
    Posted Feb 4, 2014
  8. CaffeinePizza

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    Get a better power supply. I'm not sure 430W is going to power all of that. It might raise the price, but I think 600W at least.
    Posted Feb 4, 2014
  9. I would be inclined to agree with you on the bottleneck.

    Not on the CPU. The GPU would be the hold back in this set up. I would recommend the i5 4670 and put the savings toward a better video card. There aren't any games out stressing the 4570 and the extra horse power on the GPU will allow more eye candy in current games.
    Posted Feb 4, 2014
  10. I would highly recommend you buy an after market cooler. It also seems like what you will be doing does not require an i7. For most things an i5 does fantastic.
    Posted Feb 8, 2014
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