A Build in Review

May 30, 2013
6
0
10,510
0
Hey everyone,

If you guys wouldn't mind, I'd like to ask for a quick review for this build I've been thinking on.

Purchase Date: Starting in early February

Budget: Not really fixed, but on par with with I have down.

System Usage:
1) 3D Modeling (Solidworks); MATLAB; Gaming
2) Misc. Computer Stuff
3) Experimenting with stuff like Photoshop

To elaborate, while I list modeling as high I do have a work computer capable of doing this. I mainly want this computer to be able to handle some odd jobs that come around (comfort of one's home can really help when messing around with ideas).

Monitor: Yep, I'll need one of those. I was looking at an Asus 23" I believe. Any recommendations would be nice.

OC: Not initially, but I think some light OC'ing as I get more comfortable with it.

SLI: Yes, eventually. I'd like to leave room open for this.

Misc Comments: I prefer a white case, and quieter is always better in my mind (I don't expect silence). Also I'm going to have to pick up a mouse and keyboard, so if you have recommendations please throw them out there (I wasn't planning on being too picky with either).

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2yYBW
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2yYBW/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2yYBW/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($42.92 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($115.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1633.78

Thanks for the time guys.
 

TheMohammadmo

Distinguished
Sep 28, 2013
1,225
0
19,660
160
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($370.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White/Red) ATX Full Tower Case ($132.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1592.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-11 11:19 EST-0500)
 
May 30, 2013
6
0
10,510
0
Sorry for the delayed response. I have been traveling.

Could you please elaborate on your build and its advantages? Cause I would prefer to stick with some name brands especially for the SSD. Also I think I'd prefer to stay away from the water cooling and I didn't think a full tower was necessary...
 

TheMohammadmo

Distinguished
Sep 28, 2013
1,225
0
19,660
160
Ok so for the water cooling, it can keep you cpu really cooled and adds some value to your pc. Name brands don't really matter when it comes to ssd. A corsair 120gb ssd cost the same as a kingston, a data, samsung ~250gb ssd. You don't really need 16gb ram. You have 8gb that is going at 2133mhz which is really fast. The good thing about the full tower case is that it really gives room for air space and for other parts that you might want to add. The 770 4gb is a really good gpu and can easily handle games that are high end graphics like Battlefield 4. The power supply is by far one of the best psu for the money and will definetly be there for the sli or upgrades.
 
May 30, 2013
6
0
10,510
0
I think I'd prefer to keep it air cooled. Not to ignore your advice, but its a preference.

So you are recommending upgrading the motherboard to accept the faster ram? How much of a different does that make overall? Cause even though I may not need the 16 GB, I'd like to keep that (have always in the past wished I had kept more ram in the comp).

 

ASK THE COMMUNITY