Pictures are a bit outdated, some parts have been added/changed. I will hopefully update the pictures soon.
I present to you Cold Noon.
This is my first build and I am so proud I was able to make everything work. The whole purpose of this build was to make a PC that can work quickly in Adobe Photoshop/Lightroom, Adobe Premiere & After Effects. I also wanted to build a aesthetically pleasing build, since I am pretty picky about how things look.
CPU: The common choice for video editing/heavy computer usage.
MOBO: The Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H is a highly rated board, great features, and definitely fit the color scheme of Blue/Black/White. I was going to go with an MSI mobo for even better contrasting blue colors, but MSI makes a unappealing brown PCB on all of their boards.
Memory: I originally went with Corsair Vengeance 4 x 4GB, but I was getting blue screens and errors. It had to be returned and the Patriot Viper worked out better in the long run. Now expandable to 32GB.
Storage: Awesome price for an SSD of this caliber. Older storage drives came from old DELL machine.
GPU: I adore Adobe Premiere and Wanted to take advantage of it's CUDA technology, this was the card that fit my budget at the time (before the 770 price drop, still a great buy. Serves me well and works for my light gaming.)
Case: I was contemplating to get the Black or White R4. I had originally wanted the White case, but after a month of researching I was considering the Black case. The time came when I had to make a decision and on first instinct I went with the white (beautiful case by the way).
PSU: This power supply was a steal for 100USD. Fully modular, platinum, perfect for adding more hard drives or maybe a stronger/2nd gpu in the future.
Many other parts were taken from my older DELL computer, such as the HDDs, DVD drive, TV Tuner (first PCI slot).
Camera: Canon T3i
Lenses: Canon EF 50mm 1.8 / Tokina 11-16mm 2.8 / Canon EF-S 55-250mm 4-5.6
Feel free to ask any more info on photos or build. Some items aren't included in the pictures as I purchased these few upgrades after uploading these pictures.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core||$309.99||(Purchased)|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid||$74.99||(Purchased)|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150||$147.65||(Purchased)|
|Memory||Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600||$169.99||(Purchased)|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD||$139.99||(Purchased)|
|Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked ACX||$239.37||(Purchased)|
|Case||Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower||$89.99||(Purchased)|
|Power Supply||SeaSonic 760W ATX12V / EPS12V||$99.99||(Purchased)|
|Case Accessory||NZXT Hue LED Controller||$32.99||(Purchased)|
|Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.5GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|