You made a terrible mistake by getting the 4430 instead of the 4570. It's ALWAYS at least 400Mhz slower. That's over 13% performance loss for what, $10 of savings?
Actually, with him having a Z87 board, he probably should have gone with a 4670K to unlock overclocking capabilities. Even though it's about $50 more on average, it's a better choice in the long run. Especially if he has no use for virtual machines.
I picked i7 4770 3.4Ghz, not 4430, made mistake. Sorry. Corrected.
Then you should have gotten the unlocked version or a different chipset
Why did you get a Z87 motherboard if you got a locked CPU? Waste of money.
picked i7 4770 3.4Ghz, not 4430, made mistake. Sorry. Corrected.
the 4770 is still locked smart one -_-
Overclocking is not in my plan, I got this mobo because it's on sale for just 129$ and it support SLi so I can add another 770 later
still you were acting like the 4770 is an unlocked processor. There are a few non Z87 boards that support SLI.
How's the Zalman Z11? Build quality, easy to build in, cable management options etc.? Planning on using one in a build I'm doing.
I don't know about him, but my friend has one and he says that he loves it, and that it looks pretty cool with LED fans. He did say that it was a pain to mount hard drives, though. Personally at that price range I would go with the NZXT Phantom 410 at that price range, but that's just my opinion.
Hey, I love this case, very spacey, cool (roof fan, back fan, fron fan and a pair of side fans, plus, you can add more fans cus there're still spots for it), looking good (the shape, the leds, and everything), build is good (it is still a steel/plastic case but is done right, and carefully, I have not got any light electric shocks so far), and the price is awesome.
About installing the HDDs, I dont know about others but I installed mine with no efforts,plus, there're rubber mechanisms to hold the HDDs in place, reducing motions.
Love this badass!
I can help, I built my pc in it and am semi-satisfied. The overall outside feels plasticy and the fact that the pront pops off with a delicate push is dissapointing. The cable managment is mediocore but I could fit most of my cables in the back. Also the Z11 plus has USB 3 but just the Zalman Z11 has only USB 2. Good part:Looks great and for the price the fans are quite good, the fact that you get 1 120mm fan on the front, 1 120mm on the back, 1 120mm on the back top and two 60mm on either sides makes sure the case is cool without many new fans being added. I must admit i was dissapointed though with the PCI covers being the bend type not the screw-off types. I loved the HDD mounting system and my Seagate Barracuda is silent. If you like the way it looks and don't have money for extra fans or the want to install them I strongly recommend it!
I'm sorry guys... the CPU is i7 4770 3.4Ghz, I picked the wrong part.
Cool build, love the gpu choice. You should replace the cpu cooler when possible. Most go with the evo 212.
Not like he will OC :(