It's really pretty.
He probably already had it.
I think you could have saved some money on the mobo, but other than that, pretty nice.
As long as you're not overclocking, yes, but if you do, then you'll need a better cooler, or you'll have to be brave enough to open the chip and change the thermal paste.
770 is just an OCed 680, which isn't much better than a 670, and MSi's PE cards OC to the sky anyway
If you do plan on going Intel, don't get the 3470. Haswell just came out and it has a few i5s. If you get something like the i5 4570 (replaces the 3470), you'll have the latest socket. I'm not saying you shouldn't go with AMD, I'm just saying that you don't have to get a CPU for a dead socket if you go with Intel.
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Only if you use dual graphics mode, but that's for low end GPU, like Radeon 6670 (~$60-70) and below. Otherwise the integrated graphics are not used.
So What you're saying is that it's not worth it to upgrade from the last two generations, but it is for a new build?
But if you have Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge, and you don't plan to overclock your memory, why get Haswell? Sure you'll have the next socket, but why not wait and see if Broadwell and Skylake are worth it? If they are, get a later, possibly better motherboard rather than going with the new ones. Not that the new ones are bad, but you'll have more options then. Unless you have something before Sandy Bridge, it just doesn't seem worth it. Most people don't need to overclock memory, and if you want the newer socket, just wait for a processor that will actually give you a worthwhile performance boost.
If you don't plan to overclock, sure, but get the non-K version. If you plan to overclock, Ivy Bridge is better, and Sandy Bridge is best (but most people go with Ivy Bridge unless you're competing for clock records with your friends).
I should have added that, thanks for that point.
Nice argument, and I see that the Pentium loses with higher end graphics, and it's really only effective on a budget with lower end GPUs.
The 4.4 and 4.6 weren't exact numbers, just an example, and yes, you can run lower voltages on Haswell, but what cooler did Paul and JJ use? I've read that Haswell gets alarmingly hot in a short period of time.
It has new overclock abilities, but all the reviews say it gets hotter than Ivy Bridge which means less overclocking. It does have about a 5-15% increase, depending on application, so even though it doesn't overclock as well, it will get similar performance. For example, let's say he's overclocked his 3770k to 4.6 Ghz, his cooler will let him OC a 4770k to 4.4 Ghz, but he'll get the same performance... it's a completely useless upgrade, and if he wants the right motherboard for Broadwell, he can get it when it comes out, since there may be better motherboard models by then.
Since you have a separate SSD, does the Seagate SSD+HDD Hybrid help HDD times?
Smart and effective way to save money
How did you get everything so cheap?
I recommend something like this. The 670 is very close to the 680 and 770, and when both are overclocked, the 670 is even closer for a good $50 less. The 670 I put in the part list is an MSI Power Edition, which overclocks amazingly, but if you want, from what I've heard to be, a slightly better cooler but not as great an overclocker, go with an Asus Direct CUII. The MSI also has a decent factory overclock. The H80i should also be better than the Intel cooler, but this cooler is only necessary for overclocking, a a high end air cooler will do better with good fans.
That's a great cooler!
Nice to see people trying dual graphics.
I'm sorry, but I don't quite understand your question. By framework, do you mean the Hyper 212 heatsink he got, or just my recommendation for a balanced cooling solution?
I'm guessing this is an older build? Perhaps updated for the H100i. Great cable management too!
Awesome! Nuff said
Very nice, and I agree, 8320 is the better buy. You can overclock it within 100 Mhz of the 8350 with the same voltage. Excellent cable management as well.
I was wondering about that.
Of course, my friend has an A6 and he loves it.
The lighting outshines the awesomeness of the rest of the build
Nice and cheap :D Maybe a 6670 to add for dual graphics with the CPU?
I'm upvoting just for the cable management.
It's great, but I would've gone with a 670 and a better case, but you are limited, so I won't judge.
Well if you're a light gamer, you went with one of the best cards for performance per watt
Great, but I think the 7950 is a better value. By the way, purple LEDs are the sexiest.
If this is a gaming build, you should've kept your RAM at 8 GB and spent more on the graphics card. The memory saved from RAM could have gotten you a 650Ti Boost
Quite nice, but I would've chosen a Pentium. Love how small it is though.
I like how when you went for a non-overclocking board, you also didn't get an unlocked processor. Balanced.
I would've gotten a better case and PSU, but other than that, nice build.
I like it, except for the motherboard, and the high-speed RAM. Why pay extra for those things?
I think you should've gone with 8 GB of RAM and saved the money for an SSD. 16 GB of RAM won't feel faster unless you're video editing, but an SSD feels faster no matter what you're doing. Other than that, excellent build.
Is it just me, or does AMD's stock cooler seem a bit nicer than Intel's?
If this is purely for gaming, then two 7950s in SLI would've been the best choice. They compare very well to 2 7970s in Crysis 3, and any other game should run fine with them. 16 GB of RAM is useless, 8 would've been better.
That just says Samsung, not Samsung 840 Pro. Which one are you talking about?
Very nice build. The right CPU, cooler, RAM, and the best high end graphics value to get!
Oh I see, the brand, not the GPU. Yeah, I don't like Powercolor's axial fans.
What's wrong with a 7950?
I read this article on Bit-Tech about how often lots of storage isn't necessary, so to keep things quieter, people could use older and cheaper SSDs. Plus, it will still be pretty fast for game boot times. Just thought I would throw that out since your HDD is loud. It's something that I think more builders should look into (as long as they don't have a ton of media) although it will definitely get pricy.
That is a nice looking cooler! I've never seen it before. Either way, very nice build.