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Old 02-03-2014, 12:38 PM   #26
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Everything is here except the CPU cooler. But time for pics of it anyway.



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Old 02-03-2014, 01:01 PM   #27
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:48 PM   #28
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Nice, HF.

Seems like you can assemble everything and add the cooler later, thanks to the backplate cutout. Takes some pressure and allows you to work as thoroughly as possible


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Old 02-03-2014, 03:34 PM   #29
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No Cpu cooler - Effect: Makes CPU 2000% faster.
GENIUS.
Luckily for him tho, they have fail safes now and it probably just kept turning itself off at 105║C which is still...well..retarded.
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:54 PM   #30
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"Now the debugging starts" lol
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:40 PM   #31
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Computer is complete, will post pics tonight when my phone charges up a bit here.

It took us ****ing 3 hours to build, and was a huge headache but I'm supper happy with it now. And I knew SSD's were fast but holy **** this thing can restart in like 7 secs or less....
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:22 AM   #32
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Sooo the CPU cooler that I got did not fit the mobo . So had to use the stock one. Other than that very happy. The case is great, it has great air flow and this this is beyond quiet.

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Old 02-07-2014, 12:59 PM   #33
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Thanks for providing pictures. The boxed cooler is fine, I have the same CPU running with it no problem. I think I read somewhere the the Haswells don't get as hot as the Ivey Bridge CPUs anyway.
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:35 PM   #34
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SSD's are the nuts. Glad you're happy with the build.
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:38 PM   #35
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SSD's are the nuts. Glad you're happy with the build.
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Old 04-13-2017, 05:50 PM   #36
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Things should start to arrive tomorrow, but in advance of that the exact parts are:

PSU- 500w Crosair
Mobo- Asrock z87
Case- HAF+
Disc Drive- Asus 24x Dvd burner (not into movies at all so no blu ray)
Ram- 2x4 Gskill 1600 DDR3
GPU- EVGA GTX 760
Monitors- 3 Asus vh328h
SSD- 120GB Samsung 840 EVO
CPU- i5 4670K
CPU Cooler- Random Coolermaster I forget the name of, good reviews tho.

Total was $1328.47, then there are ~$90 of mail in rebates which I'll wait to see if I get. But if all goes well the build will cost about what I wanted. Tho I still need to prolly grab some 320GB HHD.

Very excited.
So happy I made this thread. Didn't know what PSU I had and this was easier than opening the case up.

I still have exactly this PC/Monitors, and am looking to upgrade the GPU and Monitors. Going to get either a GTX 1070, 1080, or 1080 TI. I will need a bigger power supply as I still have the 500 watt one from this build. I think the case will have enough space to hold any of those three cards.

I also am going to get 1 MG278Q and 2 PB277Q monitors. All of which are 1440p the MG287Q is 144hz and will be the main monitor.

I only ever plan on gaming on the main MG278Q while having youtube/spotify/light web reading open on the others while gaming.

So couple of things, anything else you feel I should upgrade as well, like the mother board or ram?

Also is a 1070 or 1080 enough to get 144hz on the main monitor and browsing and whatnot on the others at the same time? I get that if I only had one monitor it's prolly enough but it will need to push out all the extra pixels and maybe some youtube stuff at the same time. Or do I need to get a 1080 ti? Mainly playing Overwatch, SC2, Hearthstone and in the future some cross compatible Xbox titles prolly crackdown who knows what else.

I assume the CPU won't bottleneck this at all either?
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Old 04-14-2017, 07:18 AM   #37
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what exactly is wrong with your current system that makes you think you need to upgrade? you're playing seven year old games, browsing the web and your current card runs three monitors already
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Old 04-14-2017, 04:13 PM   #38
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The left most monitor goes in and out under heavy work load wile playing games or watching more than one thing on youtube at once. Also high res for gaming also 144hz also more poker tables on one monitor also larger monitors also basically as future proofed as I can be GPU wise. Also one seven year old game and it'd be nice to have higher refresh rates and higer res on Overwatch. Also.
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:45 AM   #39
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Why do you think you need a bigger power supply? The TDP for your GTX 760 is 170W (and nVidia recommends 500W minimum). The TDP for a GTX 1070 is 150W (and nVidia again recommends 500W minimum).

You will need to make sure that you have an 8-pin power connector available instead of the 2 6-pin connectors used by your 760.

The reference card for the 1070 is a full inch longer than the 760, so do open your case and check that there will be space.
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Old 04-24-2017, 12:35 PM   #40
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TDP for the 1080s tho?

Pretty sure either the 1080 or the TI needs at least 600. And it seems like if I want the MG278Q to get up to 144hz on any graphically intensive game I need at least the 1080, and prolly need to have it overclocked.

And I think I'll have just enough space in my case for any of these cards fwiw. I think I have ~1 inch left.
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Old 04-24-2017, 04:55 PM   #41
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180W, minimum PSU recommendation 500W.

The Ti is a different beast: 250W/600W.
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Old 04-24-2017, 06:46 PM   #42
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Obv would like to not have to buy a new PSU. Will come down to what price the TI is vs the 1080 when I pull the trigger it looks like.
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