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This is for you dad [First Time Build]

by Dukex1011

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Details

CPU Clock Rate

4.4GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.23Ghz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.11Ghz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

64.0° C

Description

BUILT:1/1/13

EDIT: Just bought some leds

I build this about a week ago .. been planing for this for 4-5 months and finally got everything

when everything finally came in i found out that one of the graphics cards was a mis-pick (different model than what I wanted) when I returned I they gave me free two day shipping, and it just came in today

me and my dad built a pc when I was 11, out of spare parts ( at the time my dads computer repair was helping us get by) ... but in 2009 he passed away ... and i wanted to dedicate this build to him ,so building this at 15 would of made him proud

also people don't bug me about the power supply if it can handle two 670's overclocked and a overclocked i7 3770k to 4.4GHz its ok in my book

please comment good or bad, also i know the cable management isn't the best but.. oh well

For storage I use a 2tb seagate barracuda- $80

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unscriiptehd 161 points 31 months ago

This..this is beautiful

canadajarod 236 points 22 months ago

no... this is patrick

jipster69 2 Builds 2 points 20 days ago

Swayze?!

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whitter86 -28 points 9 months ago

no its becky

DLC_Faker 2 points 3 months ago

no... this is patrick

UberDobs 1 point 3 months ago

This need more appreciation

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 40 points 31 months ago

yep

Hakumisoso 2 Builds 102 points 27 months ago

Apple sticker is not so beautiful...

coolman 67 points 26 months ago

What about allienware sticker, it sucks your money alive!

GeorgeBD 1 Build 7 points 21 months ago

Where is this?

coromd 14 points 19 months ago

There isn't an Alienware sticker on there anywhere in the pictures. There's a Razer logo, but no Alienware. Alienware=pretty nice PC's, but overpriced. Razer=really nice peripherals and systems, and a price to go with all of the features you get.

siks6siks -3 points 13 months ago

It's the last pic.

GeorgeBD 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

There is an EVGA sticker, an Apple sticker, another EVGA sticker, an HTC sticker, and a Razer sticker. No alienware sticker whatsoever

XDestroyer 0 points 21 months ago

Well, judging by this build... it looks like he has all the money in the world haha.

yoyoyo109 9 points 20 months ago

I'm fixing to start up a build of my own, i'm not filthy rich but I see desktops like this as an investment that you need to spend money on so they last you as long as possible before obsolete

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 27 points 25 months ago

I have no hate against apple, my mom has a macbook 2012 retina and i love it for internet browsing but not for gaming

Hakumisoso 2 Builds -14 points 25 months ago

Incredibly overpriced. It serves it's purpose, just she could've gotten similar computer for less.

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 12 points 25 months ago

i know but thats what she wanted :p

darkscout -6 points 25 months ago

Could you link to one? I haven't had a good time finding any laptop above 1080p. I'd really like a retina DPI in a 17" though.

JakeNShake121 3 points 9 months ago

Hey, maybe his dad had some sort of connection with apple and he just put the sticker on there as a symbol of his dad.

sffick 1 Build 58 points 31 months ago

It's great to have a reminder of good times in your life, and this set-up will last a very long time! Enjoy your accomplishment

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 6 points 31 months ago

thanks

IamApropos 3 Builds 29 points 31 months ago

First off, I'm very moved by your dedication of this build to your father. Thank you very, very much for sharing that with us. You did an amazing job, ;) even with Ultra brand PSU :P - I think you did great job and I really enjoyed seeing your pictures of the build. Once again thank you for sharing this. ~IamApropos

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 6 points 31 months ago

thanks

IamApropos 3 Builds 6 points 31 months ago

As you can see not only because you have a great build but people respect your dedication for your dad with this build, I don't think I've seen a build rank this high even on some amazing builds ;) you mentioned you have plans for a future build? I'd love to hear about that build hit me up on that link above if you'd like to talk shop.

ryanvoyles1 4 points 31 months ago

I saw on the PSU scale chart... thing... on the second or first level I think. The brand isn't too great but that one psu is good.

jfree232 29 points 31 months ago

an ssd would be nice

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 4 points 31 months ago

Yeah planing on getting one

xmiidnight 2 Builds 11 points 31 months ago

I have pretty much this same build saved under "dream builds"

Computer_Monkey 1 Build 8 points 29 months ago

This computer is AMAZING! But costed almost three grand, and you're 15? Where did you get that kind of cash????

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Chava990x 6 points 31 months ago

Im about to cry, this, is, amazing!... ;u;

seaboundgiraffe 4 points 27 months ago

man I wish I had a $3000 pc budget

Newbie1998 2 Builds 4 points 25 months ago

DOing the same thing man! Im 15 now and my dad passed when i was 8. Thanks for sharing

PCMan416 4 points 11 months ago

I'm so sorry about your Dad.

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 3 points 25 months ago

well I just turned 16 this past June, but I guess you most likely know how I feel

Newbie1998 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

ya I turned 15 this june! Im going on my first build in the next month so hopefully I can overcome this build!

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 3 points 25 months ago

dont fret to much about it, its really easy

Really2n2 4 points 24 months ago

I'm sorry, but this build made me cry alittle......God.....

coolflame57 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I almost did too...

MrGromit 3 points 31 months ago

Great story and cool build. Enjoy!

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 31 months ago

will do

allchrispy 3 points 30 months ago

Borderlands... nice!

TheAmazingNZ 1 Build 3 points 30 months ago

Sorry for your loss, and this PC is Magnificent!

Winniedapoonbear 3 points 29 months ago

I'm almost in tears I wish I had this relationship with my dad.

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OutspaceLeo 3 points 27 months ago

Woah man! This is cool. Your dad would be proud c:

SgtTherin 1 Build 3 points 23 months ago

I've seen so many times and now I'm saying screw it and writing a comment! This is beautiful m8! This is art man. Righteous work!

swaggernaut 3 points 23 months ago

your awsome for making a tribute. awsome build. i know you said dont feel sorry but i do

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

Thanks, and its ok

CheyTac 4 Builds 3 points 22 months ago

This is beautiful..

Bseagull 2 points 31 months ago

Beautiful build, I love seeing builds like this :). Sorry about your dad, too, and I love the dedication :).

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 4 points 31 months ago

thanks worked really hard on it

Apach3 2 Builds 2 points 31 months ago

i can't find any criticisms about the build itself; however, i'd like to hear your opinion on the Tiamat 7.1 headset. not very many people were happy with it, especially with the microphone. how do you like it?

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 31 months ago

Its ok i guess sound is good ,but you better have a decent sound card,but then again I haven't really tested it on a game

brandonmorgan1234 2 points 31 months ago

Very nice

Fuzsion 1 Build 2 points 31 months ago

Sorry for you're loss man, amazing build and very nice parts.

TheGamerator 1 Build 2 points 31 months ago

Nice build and the 600T is a great case :D. Sorry for your loss.

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

It is a nice case,but some of the power cables were a little short

TheGamerator 1 Build 2 points 31 months ago

I had no problem with power cables. I used a Corsair PSU so maybe since they are the same company they made the cables fit with there normal cases. Which reminds me...I should upload my build soon. lol

Smily 2 points 31 months ago

Everything about this build is nice. iirc that is a tier 1 power supply.

johnwaskins 2 points 31 months ago

A sweet rig in any book, by any standard. Top notch components, top to bottom.

Although, for that budget, this could have been done with an LGA 2011.

Every component is amazing. Well, maybe except the Kingston memory, and PSU. But meh, with the build as awesome as this, that might not be very important overall.

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 3 points 30 months ago

hey dont down the beast cause these things overclock like a boss got it to 1800mhz

Kofi96 2 points 30 months ago

solid set up what kind of stereo is that under the monitor

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

JVC boombox

Codyteen 2 points 30 months ago

64 votes up a stack of diamonds for you C: good build

scythium 2 points 30 months ago

Nice work, Keep being awesome!

TheVanguard 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

Sorry about your Dad :( At least you can have this as a reminder of the times you spent together!

Nice build

Renforth 2 points 30 months ago

Dedicating a beautiful computer. If he loved computers as much as I do, I'm sure he would've smiled ear to ear when he saw this.

that1personxx 2 points 29 months ago

Any thoughts on the BenQ? Is it worth the money?

Evshrug 2 points 29 months ago

I'm curious about this too, I've read great things about the BenQ from other sources.

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 29 months ago

Yeah this monitor is a beast i have my PC and Xbox hooked to it and the 3d is awesome

Scottk2000 2 points 29 months ago

I am new to pc building still doing research before I start building and one question that this build brings up for me the noob is, I thought you only need one video card why is there two does that really make it go better?

Scottk2000 5 points 29 months ago

Nevermind I answered my own question, just had to go do a little more researching.

UNCLe_LEGO123 2 points 29 months ago

This is the most sensational build I have ever witnessed in my entire life.......

gtmsnba13 2 points 29 months ago

Wow, for a first-time build you went all-out on the parts. And the cable management isn't half bad either. Great job.

ElloMello 2 points 29 months ago

Very beautiful build, your dad will be surely proud. This will last a long time.

creepersahoy 2 points 28 months ago

Borderlands 2!

Marcopolo 2 points 28 months ago

Yeaahhh beatiful, he definitly would be proud..

Some led's would cool

Marcopolo 2 points 28 months ago

Yeaahhh beatiful, he definitly would be proud..

Some led's would cool

SilentGalaxy 2 points 28 months ago

Awesome man! If I may ask whats that that your Monitor is standing on? It looks like a speaker

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

its a older JVC Boombox ( the 2 bass speakers are just plain awesome

Crit 2 points 27 months ago

Haha, I read the title as "This is your daddy.."

Bartmanicus 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

Borderlands 2, I love that game so much :D

Ventrus 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

Man i wish i had $2800 when i was 15. Nice build!

GTXAMD 2 points 26 months ago

do u have a youtube channel so we can watch your videos and see the high fps :D

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 4 points 26 months ago

i do but i rally dont have any gamplays because my uplode speed is only 400kb/s and it takes hours to uplode a 3min. video but my downlode speed is 10mb/s

purpletalon 2 points 26 months ago

wish i had as much money as these people as my computer really sucks.

Really2n2 2 points 26 months ago

This gave me feels, It's funny how my dad and I also built spare computers, and owns a computer repair store, but he's not dead, sorry for your lost and nice build though.

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 4 points 26 months ago

thanks

coolman 2 points 26 months ago

Buy monitor which support 120 frames per second? Your freaking eyeballs can't even see 120 pictures per second >:(), unless you have god-like eyeballs.

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 6 points 26 months ago

i for one do notice the diffrence in 60fps and 120fps the 120 is for 3d

coolman 2 points 26 months ago

I didn't know that, thanks for the reply, +1 for you. :-)

mhoward48 2 points 26 months ago

Very nice to build your own. I like it you did it for your dad.Nice memory you have of building one together.

I worked for a large Semi-conductor company when my children were young. When my daughter was a teen, I tried to get her, to let me show her how to build her own computer, she would not comply, just not interested. I love my girl, but good thing she married a engineer from Microsoft, or she would be lost troubleshooting, and maintaining her rigs.

logan0 2 points 25 months ago

Haha, we have the same AC3 background!

ColdELITE 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

Damn, nice build dude.

RamonWilliams84 2 points 25 months ago

You are awesome kid! Excuse me, young man... I lost my father 17 years ago the day after tomorrow so take it from me man, just continue to keep his tutelage with you always and strive to be the man he had hoped... Awesome build man, I'm impressed dude. Stay up

bennyboy968 2 points 24 months ago

It's a little pricey, this is for people with money to spend.

Hakumisoso 2 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Wait wait wait, i am skeptical, in another build, you said you built your computer with your dad at the age 11. but in this build, you say 13.

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

what are you talking about it says 11

Hakumisoso 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Nice, you changed it. Or my eyes have gotten worse.

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

well i didnt change it, maybe you just read it wrong idk

Rayyo 2 points 24 months ago

how did you decide to get liquid cooler versus noctua?

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

i liked the idea of having a water cooling system, and it run pretty cool

DontJudgeMeBro 2 points 24 months ago

This is really great!

TristynCraig 2 points 23 months ago

Simply beautiful. Hopefully I can get mine in and show off my prize :)

Piixlates 2 points 23 months ago

Nice build :D

SparkPlaysMC 2 points 22 months ago

You Sir, are a BOSS PERSON!

aphelps231 2 points 22 months ago

Probably the most heart touching thing one could ever find on this website. Thanks for the inspiration man. And have fun with your PC dude :)

DDawg426 2 points 22 months ago

This is a very nice build, and I know your father would be very proud.

On a side note, what is that thing with the speakers under the monitor? A boombox?

devo456 2 points 22 months ago

I'm pretty new to creating a pc and i really don't know much about this kind of stuff. Does this build have wireless or wired internet connection? I'm thinking about buying this and i dont see anything on the list that connects it to the internet. Do I have to add something to it? Anyone who can answer this please respond.

mateuszr 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

I would assume wired because I don't see a Wi-Fi adapter in his pictures nor in his parts list.

devo456 2 points 22 months ago

So you're saying i don't need to buy anything extra to this build? Do i need to buy Storage?

mateuszr 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

I would say you want to ideally have a 1+ TB hard drive and some kind of SSD for Windows and some games.

devo456 2 points 22 months ago

So I'm going to have to add that to my cart to add to this build?

mateuszr 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

You don't have to (as SSD's can get REALLY expensive), but it's nice to have. As for the Wi-Fi adapter, if you plan on using wireless internet on your computer, then you do need an adapter, however, if you plan on using a wired connection (that is, via an ethernet cable), then you'll find a port for that on every motherboard.

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Starlana 2 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

I'm sure your dad would be very proud of this; what you have done with those components and a lot of good 'ol fashioned effort. +1 from Starlana <3

CyberNerdNoah 2 points 22 months ago

wow you did it for ur dad!! i bet he is really really proud of u

sinistersalami 2 points 21 months ago

oh no dad is kill

Fonnz 2 points 21 months ago

LED is a bit to bright but anyways the build is great. Also the cable managing is shabby; try using some cable ties.

raf.roland 2 points 21 months ago

I absolutely love the corsair cases, they're the best bang for the buck and their tool-less design is so simple... just ordered a Corsair 200R for mself

HD7ames 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

Dude not even going to lie even if this was not a good setup which is totally the opposite I still would of one uped it for the story behind it. But damn this is a nice setup.

PCModder 2 points 20 months ago

clean those cables! nice build; good hardware; but all I see is messy cables.

toro228 2 points 20 months ago

Nice build, wished I had money to buy the core parts.

Topdogjr 2 points 20 months ago

This could possibly run minesweeper on lowest setting at about 23-17 fps, very well indeed. lol

Amazing build though, some of the best parts packed in one beast machine!

srahulbose 2 points 19 months ago

Thank you for sharing :-)

Soarin 2 points 19 months ago

Very noice c::DAMNRIGHTISCNECSORJFTG:AERNFAGBvdf v

cecost 2 points 19 months ago

Looks great ... it'll be nice to have something both a) useful and b) commemorative for years. BTW, cable management is good enough ... there are diminishing returns to time spent on cable routing. You're there, plenty of airflow .. especially in light of the H100i cooling the CPU.

Zylos 2 points 19 months ago

Amazing build, highest amount of up votes on here. Have another one. +1 ; )

Stephni 2 points 19 months ago

D'aww..

Police5785 2 points 19 months ago

I love the set up very nice. How is the CPU cooler working for you?

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 3 points 18 months ago

really good, temps stay pretty low even under full load

Police5785 2 points 18 months ago

Thanks I'm looking for a good one for a build of my own.

Jozmtr 2 points 19 months ago

Dude. +510. =P

Earleinator 2 points 18 months ago

This is a great build...Well DONE!!!

bradfuller99 2 points 18 months ago

Damn it OP you made me tear up a bit.

xxhansonmaxx 2 points 18 months ago

really good build, did you use the fans that came with the h100i?

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

yes

Camboy05 2 points 18 months ago

How'd this get so many upvotes?

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

i guess it was my story behind it

stebo 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Wow this guy is so awesome. He makes a great gaming computer BEAUTIFUL performance and responds to almost all of the 500 comments positively. Ladies and gentle man: a role model.

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

thanks

hockeyman13 2 points 18 months ago

You must Love your dad!

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

yep

netroshark 2 points 18 months ago

Cool build man

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

it look a lil bit diffrent now, better cable management and some other changes

Blaster5968 2 points 18 months ago

i know you said not to be sorry for u but... that is so sad :( i hope u and ur family is ok

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

its cool and yes we are fine thanks

Blaster5968 2 points 18 months ago

:)

Illusionary 2 points 17 months ago

Can someone look at my completed builds. All tips are welcome :). Awesome build though!

Mmedina000 2 points 17 months ago

No RAM or Storage?

orangyvv 2 points 17 months ago

Wow, a salute to you sir. I'm 15 as well, and I'm trying to round up ~$400 to build a PC. The fact that you got $1500 at your age amazes me. And to dedicate it to your father, that's amazing. Great build, keep it up

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

I have a nice Uncle that is in IT Tech and my grandparents helped a little

otisriedel 1 Build 2 points 17 months ago

lol I was wondering what would get a guy to the top of the list, and I have a feeling that the story behind this build made the difference. on a side note, really nice build there! I just made my first build, I'm still working out the kinks but I think I've got it down: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/otisriedel/saved/4hFd

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

looks pretty solid

jimfed67 1 Build 2 points 17 months ago

Any issues with the H100i leaking?

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

nope

lejf.rossi 2 points 16 months ago

add an ssd for a boot drive and this would be amazing!

Jozmtr 2 points 16 months ago

just comments again so he's the 200th comment.

:D

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

it happens

DevonVP 2 points 13 months ago

lIek eRy TIMe U CrY

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

learn english ya dingus

DevonVP 1 point 13 months ago

*you

C_Freeman 2 points 8 months ago

Like if you cry every time

(If you don't get it, read the description)

upuu 2 points 8 months ago

I am sorry about your loss, and nice build!

benjcook 2 points 7 months ago

This is a fantastic build with a nice story behind it :)

empiire 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

This is great.

Wewum 2 points 7 months ago

:( RIP your dad, he would be proud.

RandomKiller514 2 points 7 months ago

i don't get why people love apple so much they overprice more than any company

jtrias21 2 points 6 months ago

Why does this build get 1K? Blows my mind.

greenknight 2 points 6 months ago

What a mess

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MarcG 1 point 25 months ago

You could remove some of the lower HDD racks to improve airflow. Other than that, REALLY great build.

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

i did actually not to long ago... improved temps by a bit

DasSp0rk 1 point 24 months ago

is this a good computer for gaming and recording?

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

sometimes both

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manirelli staff 3 Builds 3 points 24 months ago

Please keep it civil and polite or I will be forced to ban you.

SeanM 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

It's not bad. The mouse is a wireless (and I personally hate wireless mice for gaming), but no big deal. I wouldn't have gone for Home Premium, but, again, no big deal. Nice SLI 670s, and everything else looks great. 8GB of RAM is great now, but you'll obviously have to upgrade in two or so years to keep up.

Really a great system. As you said, the cable management isn't that good, but considering it's your first build it really doesn't matter right now. Fix it up when you can/want.

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

i just re-did all my cables a few weeks ago and dusted it out and thanks for the comment

ixRAZORxi 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Why is this so high ranked???

mateuszr 1 Build 3 points 22 months ago

Oh I don't know.... maybe because his father died and he dedicated his computer to him?

But probably because of his cable management... that's fantastic

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mateuszr 1 Build 3 points 21 months ago

Seriously? Are you really asking that?

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CAK3_1S_A_LI3 1 point 20 months ago

You only went to 4.4 ghz with that cooler? you can go up to 4.8+ with that...

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Xephos1001 1 point 17 months ago

If only I had at least.. just at least, 200$ for a new GPU.

Havok-Devastator 1 point 15 months ago

love how you have the stereo right in your grill! :D

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Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

mobo- $212 monitor $600

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riobrasil 1 point 15 months ago

Love the OS. The same one I use for every PC.

Nickmaranda 1 point 15 months ago

How is the keyboard????

Eggman772 1 point 15 months ago

Ahhhh... Good old civilization revolution

lostInplace 1 point 14 months ago

Lol... From what I've seen you don't need 1050 watts. Good build, anyways! :)

jakeyboy10132 1 point 14 months ago

$1256 USD

£378.58 GBP i love exchange rates :-)

antoniojack 1 point 14 months ago

NIce

pallavmishra 1 point 14 months ago

I don't find any of these parts lists include network cards or sound cards..any reason? Or do they come integrated within the motherboards?

Dam5968 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Sorry to hear about your dad. Mine passed away when I just turned 16 so I know .... and yes you made your dad proud!!!

Dam5968 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

My dad passed when I just turned 16 so I know....Yes he would and is proud.

Ginsu 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Not to be that guy (I'm writing this from a Macbook Pro Retina) but what on earth possessed you to put an Apple sticker on a gaming build?

ShootingPlenty 1 point 13 months ago

Nice! By the way, how do I upload a completed build???

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

click system build and add the parts you have and click show off your work and add pics, etc...

TheUltimateJimbob 1 point 13 months ago

Your father would be proud. It's a great build. I'm sorry about your father

t516 1 point 12 months ago

sorry for your loss

CrazyCroak05 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Can you link me to the LEDS you used?

BlazinMYST 1 point 12 months ago

This is a beautiful build and story. Your dad would be proud, man.

NovicePCBuild 1 point 12 months ago

Made an account to up vote this because it's so beautiful

PCMan416 1 point 11 months ago

Awesome build! So sorry about your Dad. :(

Lukeofett 1 point 11 months ago

That apple sticker though

Willwhitacre 1 point 11 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Willwhitacre/saved/3288TW how do these parts look to all of you people?

goME2448 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

*slowly claps

milesknight 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Y did you put an Apple sticker on there, you disgrace to the PC master race.

BTW nice build!

PRoPCBUildz001 1 point 11 months ago

Your dad must be proud, Nice build bro :D

Gemignani 1 point 11 months ago

the apple sticker makes me cri every time... but nice build

AngeloTuazon 1 point 10 months ago

Im building my first Gaming PC at christmas and im 12 :D GL to me my build is going to be off this! http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RkHNBm

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

looks good

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Ronin- 1 point 10 months ago

if you build computers, that my fellow pcpartpicker friends is a gift and truly a awesome thing to do. But, if you build with passion, that isn't a gift... That is ART, and it just adds a WHOLE NEW LEVEL to building pc's and this website. You are true to this hobbie and I respect you to the highest level. May your father rest in piece.

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks

Startrek852 1 point 10 months ago

How much did you pay for the monitor?

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

600$ which once i look back now I could've gotten better for cheaper

C.Marius 1 point 10 months ago

LOVE THAT CASE AND REALLY NICE SET

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/C.Marius/saved/KRYfrH CAN SOMEONE TELL ME HOW IS MINE ?? PLS

blurryskillzz 1 point 10 months ago

omg what a story who thats such a cool way to honour your dad

toffbrown 1 point 10 months ago

this made me cry

rip_abbott 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Not to sound cruel, but I really don't see why this is rated this high... If you break it down it all just boils down to a story, which is cool, but this is a computer building community, so why are we ranking off of stories instead of builds? The hardware isn't all that well, at all, and lots of wasted $ on unnecessary parts. A $2,000 PC without a SSD boot drive. Parts list is lacking. Pictures aren't that good. Cable management with just stock cables is OK. Description is very lacking, and the story isn't even really there... No real customization compared to other builds that just trump and tower over this.
An apple sticker... :| Clocks aren't good at all. There are so many other builds that are way better balanced, better pictures, better explanations, better cable management, tons of customization, and have a fraction of the upvotes.
If this was on Imgur or Reddit I'd understand the upvotes, but this is a site about builds/stories, not just the story.

bloodroses75 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

I know it sounds harsh, but you do have a point there. Makes me feel bad for the next 3 builds below it where a ton more work and creativity was put into them, but got severely outvoted:

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/Y4vKHx

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/XpWZxr

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/qYBmP6

JaredRoss 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

True that....I admire dedication but....

extr3mex 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Amazing Build. Have read your build description. Big respect for you.

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annoyedpalce 1 point 9 months ago

Wow nice build! Sorry for your dad, I bet he is very proud of you!

ghastbustersftw 1 point 9 months ago

Im a scumba

XenPand 1 point 9 months ago

Very Nice build. Costs more than I have to my name so I can't give too much input... but I would definitely love to build one myself. I'm working to make one about half that price xD

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

looking back at it know with my increased knowlege of computers thier is somestuff that I could've saved money on

MonsterWand 1 point 9 months ago

Bootiful, 10/10 cakes, dayum its so smexah dude.

Lfren38 1 point 9 months ago

How does it feel to have the highest rated build on pcpartpicker.com?

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

crazy cause its been a coulple of years now

Lfren38 1 point 9 months ago

i know i saw that

Lfren38 1 point 9 months ago

you just need 39 people to upvote this build and it will pass 1000 upvotes

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

yep

Beastliness23 3 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Man, you're the first build to get 1k upvotes on PCPP. Congrats. You've done a great honor to your father.

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

thanks

Countoscar 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Mandem **** crazy yo

ledozo 1 point 8 months ago

puts in power supply BOMB HAS BEEN PLANTED.

stumplittle 1 point 8 months ago

Hows that keyboard treatin ya?

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

awesome

RockOnBro 1 point 7 months ago

kudos to you man, your father would be proud. +1

sbkspyder 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I know this is an old enough thread that I will probably catch crap for posting in it but I wanted to say how touching it was to do this in honor of your father. I'm sure he'd be proud and I'm quite sure everyone on this site will tip their hat to you for such a great build. Congrats and sorry for your loss buddy.

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks.. the funny thing is that I posted this over 2 years ago, and everyday I try to come on here and check my inbox and try to reply to all comments. Good or Bad.

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Ravenhelm 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Your dad would be proud :) I love it.

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks

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KristennHahnn 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Awesome dude!

Dash01 1 point 5 months ago

what is this water coming out of my eyes ;(

SunHelius 1 point 5 months ago

Hi i was wondering if this is a good build, i need all the help i can get http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Z6bjCJ

JaredRoss 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Oh man, going for the feels with this build. Clutch move

adamquinny 1 point 4 months ago

man this is awsome those leds look epic good job

RealMax 1 point 4 months ago

just yes

joshmas2 1 point 4 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/joshmas2/saved/#view=GtmBD3 Can someone compare this build to mine for me? I'm new to building Gaming PCs but this looks a bit expensive for what it actually is but I can't tell.

buddyroach 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

why the apple sticker? good build. did you run your audio out to that boombox?

basilitoduke 1 point 3 months ago

Hey buddy, this is looking like a great machine like you said is an investment that really pays off, I am trying to build something like this for gaming / graphic design/ video editing do you thing a beauty like this will work for me?

Poli 1 point 3 months ago

Awesome PSU selection

pyrogab29 1 point 3 months ago

respect +1

TheBajanCanadian 1 point 3 months ago

I hope your dad is happy I can see how you love him very much and all that he's done for you. Also Nice! Pc. Last. It's good. :D

AdminzPlays 1 point 2 months ago

Nice build man sorry to hear about your dad he would have been proud :)

Monstro-Builder 1 point 2 months ago

Congrats for making the most rated completed pc build in pcpartpicker.

Broadsword008 1 point 2 months ago

A awesome build! Now I have a favor to ask.. Can you guys take a look at my build plan and tell me how it looks? Any suggestions welcome! Thanks!

https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/88QzK8/the-machine

FaZe_Reaper 1 point 2 months ago

your dad would be proud

ScopeElement 1 point 1 month ago

Love it but could of had headset with it

RoadsideDown 2 Builds 1 point 24 days ago

Absolutely beautiful rig, your dad would definitely be proud of you!

Jacko16 1 point 23 days ago

You have no ram?!?

Icarus_Fallen 1 point 10 days ago

Very Nice! :D

NvidiaGirl 1 point 5 days ago

Maybe if you have the money, you may upgrade your graphics to a 780 or 980

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Evshrug 0 points 29 months ago

Ok I'll bite: why do pre-filled water coolers suck (besides the leaky future, and, you know, the fact that a water pump is supposed to suck too...)? NVidia didn't "lose" the desktop this gen, mostly they haven't cut prices as much as AMD since release. There is also the matter of compute performance... But I don't run scientific programs or bitcoin mining personally, just games, graphic design, & typing for me. I agree about the RAM and Razer Headphone; Razer headphones are kinda like the Beats by Dr Dre of computer audio, and only in rare graphic design scenarios am I hitting against the 8 Gb of RAM I have in my build. HOWEVER, I don't want to sound like Bill Gates saying "We'll never possibly need more than 256k RAM!" or whatever the exact quote was. I wouldn't want LESS than 8 GB right now, and perhaps this was built when the ram cost less. I got 2x4Gb Kingston HyperBlu @$34 when J&R had a sale last year, harder to find 1600mHz RAM for that price today.

Evshrug 3 points 29 months ago

Also, doesn't SLI scale better than Crossfire, with less micro-stuttering framerate problems? The GTX 670 was lauded for it's value upon release, AMD basically HAD to lower their prices.

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Evshrug 3 points 29 months ago

Lol it's not my GTX 670, but for reference (and according to PCPartsPicker prices), you can get a GTX 670 starting at (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pny-video-card-vcggtx670xpb) $319.99, while the first 7970 I saw on the list was (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax79703gbd52dhv3) $377.99. Not sure how that's quite a bit cheaper. Also, the GTX Titan is easily the fastest single consumer graphics card right now, tho it rarely proves it's value @$1k. I'm not 100% sure, but I am pretty sure Tom's Hardware reports SLI scaling to work better than Crossfire, although AMD is making firmware strides that reduce Crossfire microstuttering and bring the scaling closer to the consistency of SLI. Mostly, I look to Tom's for benchmarking.

For myself, I'll probably pick the best Core i5 I can afford. On an earlier budget I bought an i3 last year, and it has served surprisingly well - my super old/cheap (hopefully replaced soon) GPU is the bottleneck.

I don't think you bashed RAM here (I'm replying from my inbox), but I saw before you expounding the virtues of not overpaying for more ram than the system can use, and mostly I agree with you. Just saying, we'll probably figure out how to use more RAM in the future (though said RAM will be cheaper then).

From my inbox, I forget what I said about headphones, but yeah, generally there are some really overpriced brands of headphones that perform like $35 or $50 headphones, but there are some lesser known makers who make stuff actually worthy of their price (subject to laws of diminishing return and supply/demand, of course). Makes a difference if you actively enjoy music as a hobby.

Good to know about CPU cooling, I'll have to look into phantects products.

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Evshrug 2 points 29 months ago

It's fine, I contradict myself all the time as I learn more :) Thanks for the reply, fun to read, useful in parts as well. EG: I don't have $1k to spend on a video card, so that comparison is kinda moot in my life right now, however I was considering upgrading from my Core i3 2105 to an i5 (I'm not really interested in overclocking... Tho do you think the P engineering models without an iGPU are a good deal?). Thanks for the benchmarks offer, but I think I have a good general feel of benchmarks from anandtech and toms hardware.

That new GTX 650 Ti Boost seems interesting, about the same price and performance as a 1 gb Radeon HD7850, though with an extra GB of video RAM. I'm actually looking to pick up a new GPU in the $150-$170 range, trying to decide between a GTX 570 @ $150 after rebates, one of the GTX 650 Ti Boost @ $170 (lower W and TDI), or an HD 7850 with the game bundle.

I agree about the headphones, Beats are fashion clothing as much as headphones, and enjoy an inflated price. Sennheiser is consistently good, I've tried a few other brands as well, right now I love my AKG Q701 (in storm trooper white, tho the black ones look more conservative I guess, I don't get in a twist over that ;).

Aaaaaaanyway, good chatting and thanks again for the reply, happy Easter :)

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Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Bought them off of Amazon ( NZXT Blue Leds)

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thekasafist 1 Build 0 points 9 months ago

My build is similar in but only with 4 times the RAM. I have decided to try out a multiseat software and so I increased resources. Just wish I had a hex core CPU though! Anyhow nice build very practical. +1

CarrollM20 0 points 7 months ago

This looks great but I would switch the video cards for GeForce GTX 970 4GB. They are cheaper and better.

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

This was built two years ago.

mashukoria 0 points 5 months ago

Goddamn dude, nice build, 100x more advanced than the build I'm going to be doing in about 3.5 months. Rest In Peace. Anyways, I can't imagine having to build this beast for my first build. It's a really great build, but I just want to ask two things (if you don't mind)

1- What, GTX 670's are 430$?! What?

2- How did someone my age scrape together 2k :O? (I'm sorry if it has anything to do with your Dad for the money)

Spidermonkey6l 0 points 3 months ago

How'd you get the money at 15

SteveChannelSht -1 points 17 months ago

Should have went with an AMD processor like I did, my processer which is 129.99 is 4.2 GHZ and has 4 cores.

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 3 points 17 months ago

well the i7 has 4 cores and 4 hyper threading logical cores

imaninjapig 2 Builds -1 points 14 months ago

Okay quick question... Why would you use two GTX 670's in SLI when you could have (for much cheaper might I add) one much more compatible GTX 780..?

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

built early 2012

imaninjapig 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Ah, I figured that would be why. That should be something that is required on all builds here, a date.

MatthewPK -1 points 8 months ago

Almost at 1011! Why this specific number?

JacobChristie -1 points 8 months ago

beautiful, except for the apple sticker

RogyAcnodnem -1 points 7 months ago

What's an apple sticker doin on ther hmmmm? +1 for tearjerker and good build.

malymilo 4 Builds -1 points 4 months ago

Why is this build so highly rated?

fallouthalo 1 point 3 months ago

Because the submitter did this build for his dead father. And everyone loves a sob story.

CaptinNether -2 points 9 months ago

BURN IT, IT HAS AN APPLE STICKER!

chowsownsomepizza 1 Build -7 points 23 months ago

Y U NO BUY AMD 8 CORE CPU?

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 6 points 23 months ago

prefer Intel

NvidiaGirl 1 point 5 days ago

Intel Rocks because their cpu has less but stronger cores while the amd cpu has more but weaker cores

chowsownsomepizza 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Sorry but good choise though. Hopefully this build shall go to heaven...along with Battlefield 4.

electonic 3 points 17 months ago

Battlefield 4 going to heaven? like THATS going to happen :)

PCMan416 -3 points 11 months ago

AMD's CPUs fail horribly when compared to Intel's i7 series CPUs.

PCclockWork 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Although it seems AMD is beginning to crawl out of the "Budget only" Area with that new A10-7870K that came out. Although I’m still new so maybe I’m wrong here.

Hakumisoso 2 Builds -8 points 27 months ago

Everything is nice but the Apple sticker.

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 7 points 27 months ago

hey i do own a mac book pro and they are pretty descent

lejf.rossi 0 points 16 months ago

not for gaming tho. He has 2 graphics cards.

Sheepzorable 3 Builds 4 points 9 months ago

He probably uses it for school work, christ give him a break.

PCMan416 -5 points 11 months ago

How well do they perform in games?

NvidiaGirl 1 point 5 days ago

if you are trying to play Crysis3 and Battlefield 4, then it's a no

zrcook911 -9 points 13 months ago

In my opinion you should have gone with 1 780Ti because it is equal to 1 670 and costs less or get 2 and ski witch would be even better.

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 5 points 13 months ago

built before the 700 series came out

LeMonarque 3 Builds 5 points 13 months ago

You see a build with a 3770K and two 670s, and assume it was built after the 780 Ti was released? Dude.

Slam_Dragon -17 points 24 months ago

I'd have gone with dual 770's.

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 8 points 24 months ago

This was built in January the 770's came out in may-june

apdj94 -18 points 22 months ago

The BenQ monitor makes me sick. It's too bad you paid that much for a monitor and it's probably the name that cost so much.

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 10 points 22 months ago

I actually love this monitor and plan on saving up for 2 more, it has better colors than most TN panels and it has a matte screen which is helpful to me

mateuszr 1 Build 3 points 22 months ago

Maybe he got it at a discount? Don't be too fast to criticize others' choices.

Chazzy 1 Build -18 points 20 months ago

why is this build the highest rated build on pcpartpicker, theres nothing special about this build? no offense..

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 13 points 20 months ago

idk i think its just the story to it....

JaredRoss 1 Build -1 points 5 months ago

Yea something like that.......not sure if the story quantifies most voted build or not but W/E

Javanode 1 Build -23 points 31 months ago

build me a pc you'll go to heaven :( haha

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Halibel -23 points 20 months ago

You wasted so much money it physically makes me ill. I could buy a better processor for cheaper than your keyboard.

CosmicUnlimited 8 points 17 months ago

Give him a break. This was built over almost a year and a half ago. Put your money where your mouth is. I don't see you with any builds?

PCMan416 6 points 11 months ago

You only say that because you don't know anything about PCs. Your ignorance makes us all PHYSICALLY ill.

Fluffytaco -33 points 27 months ago

Everything is quite nice, 'OK' RAM, overpriced case and MB, crap keyboard/mouse, and I seriously hope you did NOT pay for your OS, otherwise I like it a lot. *Tiamat Razer...throwing money outta da window 'mate, seems like a pattern in that build.

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 15 points 27 months ago

Just for your information, the keyboard and mouse are awesome the case I like it( Cases will always be a personal preference ) and you right i didnt pay for my os my dad had at least 30 copies lying around before he passed,also why should you care if im throwing money out of the window I earned it I should be able to spend it as i please.

Fluffytaco -11 points 27 months ago

Well this is open to criticism, and I am not telling you what to do, just speaking my mind.

It is my belief you did not properly spend the money, is all. All your major components I liked, and the ones I questioned you can easily dismiss my opinion simply by saying 'I like them' , which you did, so heh, whatever floats your boad mate.

BaSkA 3 points 12 months ago

I don't get all that "crap keyboard/mouse"... If you need macros on your keyboard, his choice was awesome. Mamba fits so extremely well on everyone's hand and, even though it has all those "laser mouse issues", it's pretty awesome.

Seriously, sometimes I think whenever people see the name "Razer" or spending quite some money on peripherals, they just go all out nuts.

I agree that the headphones are really bad(Razer and headphones can't go on the same sentence), some research would've helped, but the mouse/keyboard hate does not proceed, in my experience.

Tishiablo 5 points 27 months ago

I seriously hope you did NOT pay for your OS

Not paying for an OS that will last 5+ years is ok amirite guys?

Fluffytaco -7 points 27 months ago

It is. And it is easy.

mrzero -36 points 31 months ago

Your dad are heavy gamer? lol. Can I be your dad. BTW, nice build m8. Well, everything looks good except cables. As you got windowed case, maybe you should do a little touch up.

Dukex1011 submitter 3 Builds 11 points 31 months ago

No he just went around to peoples houses and repaired computers

kilotwonine 8 points 31 months ago

Very nice build you have there, and i love your dedication towards your father.