This is my current battlerig. I got what wanted. Money wasn’t really an issue. However, once I saw a good deal, I didn’t hesitate to take advantage of it.
Case: I love corsair and would never go to anyone else. At first I was planning on doing a normal ATX system, but ever since I saw this case and really liked the size, the looks, and the airflow on it, I just had to get it. So I did.
CPU: There was a great deal of the 4770K at Microcenter and took the advantage of the deal and bought it. I knew that the hyper-threads would not make my gameplay any better bought knew that I could use it for livestreaming which I am hoping to do and that since I do video editing, it would also benefit from those hyper-threading.
Motherboard: Wanted the Maximus VI Gene but I really liked the Gryphon because of the thermal armor. And a friend of mine told me that since I’m doing a red build I could paint the armor red which would have been a whole lot better. And plus, when ever you buy a CPU at Microcenter you get $40 off of the motherboard so I got this motherboard at a good deal as well.
RAM: Wanted to go with Corsair because of the name brand and I liked there RAM, however, they are ridiculously expensive so I went with a cheaper alternative and still got good looking red RAM.
GPU: Yes I understand I do not have a graphics card. Since I am a Battlefield fan and player, I really wanted to go AMD with the XFX R9 280x. It is a really great card that came with Battlefield 4 and was very cheap and would benefit from Mantle. But the bitcoin craze had just begun and began selling out of my card, forcing AMD to increase the price of it. So it put me off for quite a while and now I’m going to go with NVIDIA only because of Shadow Play. I will be getting the GTX 770 with the Titan cooler design, but don’t know when.
PSU: I went with Corsair because Corsair. Corsair makes wonderful stuff including PSUs. I went with the RM650 because I wanted a cheap fully modular power supply. I wanted the AX but at the time there prices were a little to high and for some reason I was really excited to get this build done and soon.
Hard Drives: I went with an ADATA SSD because there was a really good deal on it. I went with a 1TB Black because it will hold all of my games and I just wanted the Black. Once you go Black you never go back.
CPU Cooler: I wanted to go water-cooling for looks and temps. I like the H60 and it was cheaper the H100i. It looks cool, is SUPER QUIET, and I get wonderful temps.
Monitor: I had this monitor before I even thought about building a PC. I knew I was going to eventually so got it for my laptop for college because I like working on a bigger screen. I wanted 1080p and this monitor is absolutely perfect! The only problem with is that there is this one dead pixel is the very left of the screen. It is completely unnoticeable but pops out like no tomorrow ever time I do word or am browsing on PCpartpicker.
Keyboard: I got this keyboard because a friend recommended it for me and since I had played a lot of Minecraft at the time, the command keys would benefit me. Now I’m hoping that it would kind of break because now I want a mechanical keyboard because I no longer play Minecraft.
Future updates: In the future I will include the Items! GTX 770 (Titan cooler design), Red Corsair sleeved cables, and an aftermarket dust filter to put on top of my case as well as the NZXT HUE lights to go on the inside of my case. And maybe paint my Thermal Armor red.
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|CPU Temperature While Idle||28.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||98.0° C|
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