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I tried to get the most bang for my buck, pretty much stalking /r/buildpcsales for parts.

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  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

The cable management is really cool. +1 I really wanna know where did you get the i7 for 217$.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

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?

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

XFX FTW!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I know this is old, but does the XFX logo glow like in the pictures?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

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???

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! We have the same exact build except i have the 3770k and a logitech mouse.. and a h60.. 10/10 in my book

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Soooo not the exact same ... XD

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you think of the Mionix 7000? I am thinking of getting that mouse.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet! Thank you for responding.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice man, just came on sale at ncix.ca if your in Canada only $70 not bad. Been contemplating pulling the trigger on it.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

This is literally almost exactly my setup minus one monitor and slight provider choices (Nvidia rather than AMD etc)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get that desktop wallpaper from?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Does your power supply give enough power to the GPU? The XFX 290 takes alot of power to run.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

How are those monitors for you man? And how is the XFX 290 tri-x? I am debating between that and the sapphire.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

And also, how do you like your Corsair K70? I know they're great for gaming, but how do you like them for typing?

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

what anime is that?

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