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  1. MxPhenom 216

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    Just make sure the room is dark. Maybe pillow over their face. :p

    Pretty sure, overclocking is much more CPU bound when it comes to Haswell/Z87 rather than boards. So I wouldnt really blame the chipset, rather then new CPUs.
     
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    Z87 has less letters in it than Haswell ao I refer to Haswell with Z87.:p
     
  3. MxPhenom 216

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    fair enough.
     
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    :oops: I forgot about DDR4 with X99, but couldn't that be considered another reason to wait?
     
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    Qty.Product DescriptionSavingsTotal Price
    1[​IMG]Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770K
    Item #: N82E16819116901
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy-$10.00 Instant$349.99
    $339.99
    1[​IMG]ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813131976
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy-$10.00 Instant$249.29
    $239.29
    1[​IMG]GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-4GD GeForce GTX 770 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W Video Card
    Item #: N82E16814125462
    Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy-$10.00 Instant$399.99
    $389.99
    1[​IMG]G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-16GAO
    Item #: N82E16820231545
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy$152.99
    1[​IMG]SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500BW 2.5" 500GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    Item #: N82E16820147249
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy-$90.00 Instant$344.99
    $254.99
    1[​IMG]CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
    Item #: N82E16817139011
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy-$40.00 Instant
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card$189.99
    $149.99
    1[​IMG]Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
    Item #: N82E16835608018
    Return Policy: Computer Cables and Accessories Extended Return Policy-$21.49 Instant$99.99
    $78.50
    4[​IMG]Rosewill 10" Serial ATA III Red Flat Cable w/ Locking Latch Support 6 Gbps, 3 Gbps, and 1.5 Gbps transfer rate Model RCA-RU-10-SA3-RD
    Item #: N82E16812119272
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy$9.96
    4[​IMG]Rosewill 10" Serial ATA III Red Flat Cable w/ Locking Latch Support 6 Gbps, 3 Gbps, and 1.5 Gbps transfer rate Model RCA-RU-10-SA3-90-RD
    Item #: N82E16812119270
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy$9.96
    1[​IMG]Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832416778
    Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy$139.99

    Yes but I don't think I can get a system as nice as this one at my price point... New Tech = high prices.

    Here's what I've come up with so far. Please tell me if you see anything that's incompatable. End price is $1,765.65 Not too far over budget.
     
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    The motherboard comes with 4x SATA cables and they are pretty nice- save the $$$ and use them rather than the rosewill ones.

    Other than that it looks like a really nice setup!
     
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    No point in getting the 4gb 770. Drop to the 2gb version then switch memory to 16gb 2133mhz variant.
     
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    just so you know, the armor on that motherboard will make the Noctua hardware need to be forced on, but I did get it installed on mine. Just as a heads up;)

    Also dont bother with the mini fans for the motherboard. With them I saw 33 (best case scenario) degree PWM temps, without them and using an AIO, the most I ever saw was 42 (worst case) degrees. Also they make a lot of noise!
     
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    Look at my build sheet and plus go to FX oc club on this site
     
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    Why a gaming GPU if you don't game? Are you thinking about 4K?
    If you're going to spend that much on the GPU, get a GTX 780 instead, like the MSI GTX 780 Gaming. $470 after MIR
     
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    This, or if you dont need a GPU really at all a GTX750Ti, you could drop the PSU down to a 500-650w after doing that too.
     
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    spend 1/2 that on a motherboard. basic models are fine. Think Z87 Killer, Z87-A, etc, etc...voltage control is inside CPU, only BIOS options affect OC.

    get 650W Single-rail PSU. 1 VGA = 300W max, leaves 300W for the rest of the system. Two cards...and OC...jumps up to 1000W.

    NO cables need..swap D14 for H80i, or CoolerMaster TPC812.

    drop cables.

    No cables.

    Well, unless the cheap board you pick has two only, and you need more.

    Don't forget that SKT 1150 and Z87 is mainstream enthusiast platform, and CPUs have built-in GPUs. No OC needed for gaming with anything current.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Very quiet indeed.

    There's something to be said now also about buying a complete platform rather than just random parts. All major brands now nearly have complete designs that include boards and GPUs that have matched features and software. Sabertooth and mainstream boards are meant to be used with DCUII cards. ROG boards get Matrix. MSI GAMING have GAMING GPUs, MSI MPOWER has MSI LIGHTNING. Gigabyte OC boards with Windforce GPUs. EVGAs got boards to go with their GPUS too. Cooling designs of both boards and GPUs work together. Given BIOS compatibilities issues due to Win8/8.1 and UEFI, USB stuff, etc...don't buy a mixed rig, M'kay?
     
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    Is there a different cooler that you'd suggest?
    Good looking out.(makes a lot of sense) I switched it to this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121770
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Now pick a board 1/2 that price, and get a second SSD, RAID, and get a performance improvement for your dollar rather than spending it on stuff that ya won't really use, or need.


    BTW, your sig is pretty funny, and still true. I don't do reviews for money, I do it for free hardware. And look at all the hardware I got...:roll:
     
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    I want to thank everyone that helped me choose my next build. I just finished ordering it so now I play the wait game lol.
    A big thanks to Dave, Sneeky and BarbaricSoul. I relied heavily on their advice! (Except the Mobo, I got the Sabertooth Dave.)
    Again, Thanks!
     
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    Guess what came today... I wasn't expecting it until Thurs. or so since I just ordered it Last Thurs. night.
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    My old system will be for sale soon, as soon as this one is up and stable.
     
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    Enjoy, sure looks like a lot of the stuff I suggested :toast:
     
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    did the hardware for the Noc rub against the thermal armor when installing?
     
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    not really, there was NO space between them though
     
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    I guess mine is just special ;) Nice build all the same bro!
     
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