$21.99 USD (Purchased)
I tried to get the most bang for my buck, pretty much stalking /r/buildpcsales for parts.
The cable management is really cool. +1
I really wanna know where did you get the i7 for 217$.
There was a $50 off coupon for an i7 4770K in the Bronx Microcenter.
You can read more about it in the reddit thread where it links back to the /r/buildapcsales comment.
Nice build overall, would've spent that little more on a psu though, since the CX really isn't that great. Other than that nice build.
Oh and btw is the XFX card loud?
When I was running 3DMark, I still couldn't hear a thing.
It's probably the sound dampening feature of the R4, but the GPU is still pretty quiet.
Sorry, I know this is old, but does the XFX logo glow like in the pictures?
Awesome build man. Loving that cable management! And I know that this has already been asked a couple of times but where the HELL did you get that i7 for only $220???
Wow! We have the same exact build except i have the 3770k and a logitech mouse.. and a h60.. 10/10 in my book
Soooo not the exact same ... XD
What do you think of the Mionix 7000? I am thinking of getting that mouse.
The mouse feels freaking amazing. It fits my hand perfectly and is extremely great to use for palm grip users. The sensor is one of the best I've ever seen on a mouse, and it glides effortlessly on the mousepad.
Sweet! Thank you for responding.
If your thinking of getting that mouse keep an eye on massdrop, they were selling it for $39.99 about a month ago. They need 200 votes to bring it back and it already has 280 votes on it, something like that. So hopefully it will return to massdrop very very soon - and when it does I will buy it too! :D
I've since bought the mouse, and I am very pleased with it! I really like the fit of it. The coating does wear but it hasn't bothered me too much yet.
Nice man, just came on sale at ncix.ca if your in Canada only $70 not bad. Been contemplating pulling the trigger on it.
This is literally almost exactly my setup minus one monitor and slight provider choices (Nvidia rather than AMD etc)
Where did you get that desktop wallpaper from?
Does your power supply give enough power to the GPU? The XFX 290 takes alot of power to run.
It does supply enough power. The 290 only draws 300 watts on load, and the rest of my parts only draw 150. People have gotten 290 builds running on 500 watt PSUs.
How are those monitors for you man? And how is the XFX 290 tri-x? I am debating between that and the sapphire.
Monitors are nice, but one of them is lower than the other and has a slightly different hue. Doesn't really bug me that much that they're not 100% exactly the same, more around 90% the same.
The XFX card has maxed every game I've thrown at it, and the highest I've reached was ~75C during load. It's pretty quiet, and AFAIK the fan curve is set to 40% max by default. I don't have a 290 Tri-X card, but I've heard there is only 1-2C and 2-3FPS difference between the cards. It usually comes down to luck on how good your card is too. I'd get whatever is cheaper since the XFX was 335 after MIR.
XFX has a lifetime warranty if you register the card within 30 days, so that's always a plus. If you're in the US, you can change coolers without voiding the warranty, so you can install a custom GPU cooler without worry.
So you'd definitely recommend it? I'm in college like you, so I'm assuming I'd use my computer same as you, heavy gaming/school work. The tri-x is just massive for most cases, and the lifetime warranty is definitely something that catches my attention.
And also, how do you like your Corsair K70? I know they're great for gaming, but how do you like them for typing?
what anime is that?
Upgrade the PSU ASAP! Corsair has really good PSU's but the CX series(Builder) is terrible! You don't want the PSU to go and take along parts with it! I HIGHLY recommend upgrading! I recommend this! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014&cm_re=xfx_core_edition-_-17-207-014-_-Product
It's not that bad. Though you're right. Getting a new PSU would be a great idea. For highend build like these getting a EVGA G2 is also an amazing idea. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr It's 90 Dollars atm, and It's one of the best power supplies you can get EVGA = Superflower and XFX = Seasonic. But gettting a Gold rated modular power supply for a build like this is nearly a must in my opinion, he really underspend on the most important component.
Seriously, they're not the worst, it's no Raidmax or Coolmax at least... XFX PSUs are pretty damn amazing though.
XFX makes a lot of awesome stuff. Plus, their motto is amazing :)