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I BUILT A THING! IT HAS SHINY!
by jdswhatwhat
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Description

Ill cut the foreplay and give you what you want (some of the pictures wont upload) http://imgur.com/a/USjuo?gallery . After stereo-typically browsing reddit /r/buildapcsales and /r/buildapc for months and buying pieces slowly one by one my first build is complete! Haven't attempted to OC yet since im still installing programs and whatnot, but it's I will in the near future. I wanted to keep it under a $1000 not included the peripherals so my first build included a 770 with cheap parts but I balanced out the system more I think and went with a 760. I super happy with it and its just amazing feeling seeing something run a 60fps and putting settings on games to ultra for the first time. Also ill neverr go back after getting a mechanical keyboard. Easily my favorite part of the rig. Thanks!

CPU: Because im a sheep and my mobo was on sale. Heatsink: Wanted something different than the typical CM 212 and this was only $5 more. Super easy install compared to what ive seen for the 212. Its whisper quiet and keeps me at ~26c at idle and 40s while gaming. Motherboard: Really liked the look of this board. Was a little more than I wanted to spend , but it was on a pretty good sale on newegg. GPU: Bought this B-stock off EVGA. Card looks fantastic and runs everything at full. Wanted a 770 but ill be more than ok with the 760 until the 800 series comes out. PSU: Kept hearing not to skimp out on this part so I just went with one of the more solid choices. I dont plan to SLI (I rather just buy the newest toy anyway). Silent and Semi-modular and came with bunch of zip ties and Velcro straps which was awesome for cable management. I highly recommend Seasonic. Storage: If you don't have an SSD, buy one right now! The load times are amazing, my comp boots in ~5-6 seconds. Complete game changer. Samsung because it would bother me if I got anything else. Decent amount of storage for right now. Ill pick a 1tb HDD really soon here.

Details
Date PublishedMarch 24, 2014
Date BuiltMarch 21, 2014
Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.4GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle26.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load42.0° C
EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.07Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle30.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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GreenLeafy [1 Build] 5 points 6 months ago

Good Selection of parts... Well built + linus giving you a hand.. Your build reminds me of mine... I love it! :)

 
 
hugo1313 2 points 6 months ago

linus!!!!

 
 
shawnshibu123 2 points 5 months ago

LINUS!

 
 
Junki3011 [2 Builds] 2 points 5 months ago

Nice build! Linus even looks jealous of your mobo! Ha +1

 
 
karijuana 2 points 5 months ago

Upvote for Linus, couldn't have asked help from any better person ;P But your build is great!

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Retroman 1 point 6 months ago

Congrats on your first build, it was a success! it really is a great feeling when you complete that first build but there's only one problem... now your going to be addicted to it! hehe good job man +1

 
 
Scottkiller2000 1 point 6 months ago

Them shines

 
 
jroseka 1 point 6 months ago

Nice first build, looks good. For the life of me I can't take the gigantic cpu cooler though.

 
 
GotCubes 1 point 5 months ago

Great looking build :) +1 And everybody's gotta love Linus. +1 Wish I could do +2

 
 
mrluabringer [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Good Job! Pretty good for what you paid. By the way, what laptop do you have?

 
 
jdswhatwhat [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Samsung chronos series 7 15.6

 
 
mrluabringer [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks!

 
 
fnapoli [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Nice build. Great price on the UD4H. Xigmatek makes sweeeet fans, too. Love the look of them.