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My first CustoMac - Haswell

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Sep 3, 2013
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10.8.5
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Intel Core i7 4770
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nVidia GTX770
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Hi guys,

I am waiting for Apple to release their Haswell Macs and Maverick to build my first custom mac.

At the moment these are the parts I picked. Do you think it'd be compatible? Any suggestion?

Thanks very much

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Arctic White) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply
Monitor: AOC q2963Pm 60Hz 29.0" Monitor
 
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Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H
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i7-3770K OC @ 4.8GHz
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GTX 760
Hi guys,

I am waiting for Apple to release their Haswell Macs and Maverick to build my first custom mac.

At the moment these are the parts I picked. Do you think it'd be compatible? Any suggestion?

Thanks very much

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Arctic White) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply
Monitor: AOC q2963Pm 60Hz 29.0" Monitor
Everything looks great, I would get a 4770k though since you bought an aftermarket cooler. Besides that good choice on parts. But do you really need 32GB of RAM? I have 16GB and never ever utilize all of it, I cant imagine 32GB.Plus why do you need 1866mhz ram, 1600 is significantly cheaper and you will never notice the differnce?
 
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yep you're looking good. Like Aaron said, if you plan to overclock you'll need the "k" version, if not that's cool too. Haswells aren't overclocking too great. I can't get past 4.4Ghz without running into high temps in prime95. Also, be careful picking a hard drive. I've seen overwhelming reviews talking about the reliability issues of seagate barracuda drives. Don't know about the sandisk, but Western Digital just came out with a 4tb "red" model for $229. WD seems to be fairly reliable. Your power supply should be enough, but you may want to go a little bigger if you plan on overclocking or expanding like adding another graphic card or upgrading it to something that draws more power down the road. Personally I would get a 650-750. Doesn't cost that much more and allows you some headroom for the future. Overclocking doesn't draw that much more and like I said 450 will be fine for what you've chosen so far.
 
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Hi,
It's time for me to start my build and I'm wander if your AOC q2963Pm it works fine.
thanks!
 
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