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Drew's Epic First Build

by awesomeness172

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21 Comments

Details

CPU Clock Rate

4.2GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.14Ghz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.01Ghz

Description

Hi there. This is my first computer build. I had been interested in PC gaming for a while, so I thought to myself, why not build a rig myself? So I did, and here it is.

I bought this right after Christmas for $1,927, and built it as soon as all the parts came in. Props to IamApropos for helping me pick out parts. He knows what he's doing!

I tried my best with the cable management, and I don't think I did too bad. It looks neat to me.

I literally just overclocked it today up to 4.2, and so far its running stable, and I think i got max temps around 66 or so. Don't really remember. Ill update the temps and speed after I overclock up to 4.5. Heres the link to my CPU Z validation. http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2645546

I use this for mostly gaming. I play a lot of The Witcher 2, Skyrim, Saints Row 3, and others, and i haven't noticed any lag or serious fps drop on max settings except in Skyrim. I have around 60gb of mods installed, mostly visual. Im going to overclock the GPU and see what improvements I see. Ill post some FPS rates for my games soon.

Otherwise, Im very happy with what Ive bought, and plan to maybe buy a better monitor and headset soon. Im also looking to name it, any suggestions?

P.S. Sorry for bad picture quality, had to use my phone.

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IamApropos 3 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

Amazing job on the cable management ;) beautiful build!!

awesomeness172 submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Thanks, it was a lot of fun to build.

IamApropos 3 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

I was wondering why after the holidays I hadn't seen you and now I know, your build rocks and you been busy gaming!!! Dude hit me up on facebook, and or my website _^

saw1833 1 Build 2 points 28 months ago

60GB of Skyrim Beauty Mods? You'll have to send me a list. I thought I had a bunch and my entire game folder is only 10GB.

awesomeness172 submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

I used almost all of the mods on this texture combiner, and a few others. http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/20801

saw1833 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Does it work well? I have some beauty mods, and on some weapons and spells I seem to have faint outlines.

awesomeness172 submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

I get very little lag, like almost none. I get a drop in fps in heavily forested areas because of the high res trees, but it runs well otherwise.

saw1833 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Makes me regret my choice in GFX...

Smily 2 points 28 months ago

I would've gone with a DirectCU2 Top 670 with 2GB or a DirectCU2 670 with 4GB. But this build is almost as beautiful as skyrim with your 60GB of mods

Smily 2 points 28 months ago

Side note: It looks like someone came through here and downvoted everything lol

IamApropos 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

haters be trolling...

Oliver 4 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Nice work!

ubitrippin 1 point 26 months ago

great build man i'm using most of the part you're using in my build hopefully later this year

darren97 0 points 28 months ago

great balanced build!!!!

awesomeness172 submitter 1 Build 3 points 28 months ago

Thanks! I put a lot of research into the parts.

lutzee 4 Builds 0 points 28 months ago

Nice build, but go check your motherboard manual, the PCI-e 3 x16 slot is the bottum PCI-e x16 slot on the board it is an odd motherboard I was wrong, i accept that now.. :( (Also strikethrough isn't working..)

IamApropos 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

page 22 of that motherboard manual indicates that a single graphics card should be installed into the PCIE2 slot and if you reference page 13 it'll show that is the top PCI-E x16 slot so he has it installed correctly and in the right place ;)

lutzee 4 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

I dont know what to say any more.. ASrocks naming system is poor i guess, along with poor photos.. the Pro4 is the one with the single x16 PCI-e 3.0 I'll accept i was wrong..

OrangeGotHigh -1 points 28 months ago

I really do love this build! Although If it is primarily for gaming I dont see why you couldnt have just went with a GTX 670. You would maybe lose 5-10 frames, and you'd have an extra 170$ to put towards a nice new monitor. But other than that great build! Btw good cable management for a first time builder. Lol p.s. Props on that liquid cooling unit. How is it?

awesomeness172 submitter 1 Build 3 points 28 months ago

It's very good. I have been getting very get temperatures running Prime95 on my overclock. I've heard a lot of people say its loud, but I have the H100 and all my case fans (5 to be exact) running on high and all it's just background noise to me. I guess that's all a matter of opinion.

OrangeGotHigh 0 points 28 months ago

Im glad your happy with it! Ive been looking into it, and from ive heard, It seems like it will be money well spent!