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Tier 5ish compontent check + how do I trim the budget a bit
07-01-2014, 02:16 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-01-2014, 02:21 PM by PwnBroker.)
RE: Tier 5ish compontent check + how do I trim the budget a bit
(07-01-2014, 01:33 PM)Katotonic Wrote: Update: 7/1/14

I went to micro center on Saturday to pick up the i 5-4670k and the speakers and headset since they were the cheapest according to pcpartpicker. They had a good sales person and price matching so I ended up picking up the whole build with a few changes due to sales/combo/didn't carry newegg brands in store.

The build:
Cpu: i5-4670k, $189.99
Mobo: Msi z97-g45 gaming, $109.99
Gpu: PNY Nvidia GTX 770 4G (OC2 model). $389.99 + $30 MIR so $359.99
Hdd: Seagate barracuda 1lb 7200rpm. $49.99
Sdd: Samsung 840 Evo 120gb. $79.99
Case: Fractal design Define R4. $89.99
Ram: 8gb (2×4) Balistix sport 1600mhz Cas 9. $69.99
Cooler: Corsair h100i. $89.99
PSU: Corsair HX650W 80+ Gold (refurbished). $69.99
Optical drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer
Speakers: Logitech z313. $39.99
Headset: TekNmotion TM-YB100A Headset. $14.99
OS: windows 8.1. $99.99

Total pre-tax (including 2 extra sata cables): $1327

Pics of the build will be posted in a bit. Everything is put together and seems to be working though!

Some questions:
1) the MSI Mobo comes with OC Genie 4 for easy OC'ing the whole system. Is this safe/a good way to do this? Do I still need to run stability tests if I use the built in OC option?

2) How do I know if the h100i is working? Not that I doubt it is, I just do not want to OC without knowing it is first. (The fans run, but you obviously can't see the pump working.)

3) What are safe OC Temps, voltages, etc for everything? (As in if I see that it is close to those values I should back off)

Thanks for all the help with this whole process guys! My first build was a breeze because of you, this site, and the "How to build your own computer" series on newegg.

1.) for a basic overclock, it may be fine but it lacks fine tuning. id rather manually overclock. if you use it look at your voltages after and make sure they are not too high. some of those apps tend to be a little hot and some tend to be too conservative.
2.) if you loaded the drivers and the LINK software then you can bring up the gui and see your fan and pump speed. if its not working the cpu will shut down anyways.
3.) on haswell, there is no one definitive catch all setting. those chips had several binnings and about 70% were on the low side and most all of them will run hot as you approach a descent overclock.(rumor has it that kept the best binned chips for the next refresh cycle.) with air or all in one water loop you will be maxed out at about 1.25v and temps will be in the 80's and 90's. ive seen 4.5 gig overclocks range from 1.1v to 1.25v so it all depends on the chip you have. there are plenty of overclocking guides on the net to read up on.

good luck

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RE: Tier 5ish compontent check + how do I trim the budget a bit - by PwnBroker - 07-01-2014, 02:16 PM

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