Gigabyte Z87-D3HP Review
Intel Core i7-4770K
Club3D HD7970 Royal Ace
Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400MHz
Corsair Neutron GTX
Windows 7 x64
During our testing we used the new Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400Mhz 16GB kits.
The stock D3HP takes a fraction more power than the Intel board, but the major point has to be that even when overclocked the combination of i7-4770K and HD7970 takes 33 fewer Watts than the stock i7-3770K. The focus on power saving has certainly been worthwhile.
One thing we've discovered is that the i7-4770K is almost entirely thermally limited. Given that we're running the best cooling solution around, short of a dedicated water loop, this most definitely isn't a setup in which you want to scrimp on your CPU cooler.