Description

Hi PC nation!

This is my first build in many years and it is meant for gaming. The aim here was a ~2000$ build (parts are more expensive where I live) that can run pretty much anything on High/Max, averaging 60fps.

CPU: I was initially going to wait for the new Intel Core i5-4690K but as I didn't want to wait and I had the budget to go for the Intel Core i7-4770K, I did just that. Who knows what games might support that multi-threading in the future.

GPU: This was a pretty simple choice. Looking at all the GTX 780's the Gigabyte GHz edition is the most powerful, and the price is so close to the standard card. EDIT: Bought one more so I am now running 2-way SLI.

Motherboard: Newest MSI G-Series board, simple as that.

RAM: Personal experience tells me Corsair is the way to go, and I wanted 16gb as it was such a small amount extra from the 8gb. I choose high-profile RAM as my CPU cooler allows for it.

PSU: I went a little overboard here just to be on the safe side. I guess a 750 would have done just fine.

CPU Cooler: Choose the H100i as it is one of the newest models, and it was not that expensive compared to a Noctua. This also allowed for the RAM I wanted.

This system running Star Citizen on 5760x1080 in nVidia Surround on MAX settings. Running about 35 fps: http://youtu.be/OxYtmvteVDc

What do you think of this build? Let me know in the comments below, thanks!

Comments

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, people will complain with no description though...:/

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Aw, sorry! I was not sure what to put there when I created this. I'll update, thanks! :)

/T

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have any problems with your ram being 1.65volts and using that cpu together? I clicked on the specs online and it shows 1.65v instead of pcpartpicks showing 1.5v

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi! No, I haven't had any issues. /T

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows that MSI board doing with you? Im not sure whether to get the Z97 gaming 5 or the Z87-g45 gaming? Are they pretty much the same or is the gaming 5 better to go for?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Good question. I did go for the newer version, Z97 because it has some nifty features. But I am sure a Z87 will do just fine. The question is, How much do you really save by choosing the older alternative?

/T

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, don't know if you're still answering comments. How did you set-up your monitors like that? Awesome build btw!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi THamid95! So sorry for not answering your comment. If you're still interested, let me know on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomashartvig

Cheers!