Prior to building this system my total PC building experience consisted of adding video cards and RAM. This is the 1st time that I have attempted anything like this. Over the years I have had MANY canned computers and paid to have one built several years ago. I decided earlier this year that I wanted to try my luck at building my own system. I wanted a new build for mainly gaming, as I am pretty excited about some of the recently released or upcoming games. I started out with a budget in mind of $1500, but as I educated myself more and more, that budget just kept going up. I know some of you will think that I went a bit over board with this build. I know I did..... At some point I just said screw it, I am going to spoil myself and make a damn nice build. I think that I succeeded, but I am not quite done. I plan to SLI the GTX 780ti in a few weeks, as I will be going to 3 monitors later on. I went with the black and red at my wife's request. It's the least I could seeing how much money she let me spend. Also, this case is amazing! I love it!
The build itself went fairly smooth. It took me about 3.5 hours to finish it. Sadly, 2 days after I finished it, the GPU crapped out. Expensive paper weight right?? Thank god for warranties....... The new GPU came in today, so I decided to post this now that it's done. I learned a ton from the people on this site and I have to extend my gratitude for that. I even learned how to overclock the CPU!! Thanks to everyone that answered my questions or posted the newbie questions before I did. I could not of done this without the knowledge of others. I'm looking forward to any feedback.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core||$334.93||OutletPC|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid||$79.99||NCIX US|
|Motherboard||Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150||$148.99||Newegg|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866||$159.98||OutletPC|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" SSD||$99.99||Best Buy|
|Samsung 840 EVO 1TB 2.5" SSD||$399.99||Amazon|
|Video Card||Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB DirectCU II||$515.99||SuperBiiz|
|Case||Corsair 760T Black ATX Full Tower||$139.99||Newegg|
|Power Supply||Corsair 860W ATX12V / EPS12V||$169.99||Amazon|
|Optical Drive||LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer||$53.98||OutletPC|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit)||$94.99||B&H|
|Case Fan||Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm||$26.24||OutletPC|
|Corsair Air Series AF140 Red 66.4 CFM 140mm||$14.98||OutletPC|
|Date Published||May 16, 2014|