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Hi everyone!

So I will start off by saying this is my FIRST build....EVER. Im a "virgin" at building PC's, so be gentle, kay? (JK)

I have been an avid mac user for many years now, and so far I have had 3 imacs in my lifetime and a macbook pro, Ipad, Iphone... etc. But when it came to games I was sorely disappointed at the performance side of things.

After installing windows on my second mac I was able to play some games extremely well; Guild Wars 2 is an MMO that has a mac version of the game but runs like crap. On the windows side, I was getting 30fps on most situations, but graphics were on mid-low settings.

After purchasing my third and current mac, I had amazing FPS scales on high settings: 60FPS on most occasions while 15 FPS with a lot of events going on. I was happy with it, but something was missing... I wanted to run the game at 60fps ALL THE TIME.

After doing months of research on gaming pc's and how much superior they are against the likes of gaming consoles (which I own PS4 and WIIU atm) I wanted to make a drastic change in my life: I wanted to use a PC for all my gaming endeavors.

Needless to say, I went a bit overboard. I wanted to become future proof, but one thing led to another and I just wanted to remodel the entire gaming room for myself, buy new desk, etc... Im very happy with what I have accomplished with ABYSS and wanted to hear your opinions on it.

Here is a breakdown of the increased performance compared to a mac. Yeah, is not even fair, but....

Witcher 3 on Mac: NOT PLAYABLE Witcher 3 on ABYSS: 60fps always with everything maxed BUT hairworks GW2 on MAC: 60FPS most places, 15FPS when @#$% hits the fan GW2 on ABYSS: 144+ FPS most places, 30FPS on some places (I think thats a GW2 problem)

NOTES: 1) I dont have many games on PC atm...

2) Running at 144hz (with the 165hz potential) up from the Imacs screen refresh rate of 60hz is an incredible experience. Honestly, I cant play on the Mac anymore...

3) I have yet to do an Overclock on both CPU and GPU. Not sure on how to do that atm, or even if I CAN do it at all.

ENDING NOTES: Once the research is done, building a PC is SUPER easy. I was initially intimidated with it, but boy was it fun! Only issue I have seen is that windows is not as stable as IOS. I have to admit it, but for work, MACs beat PCs all the way for me, but I will be keeping my Imac and just use the PC for heavy gaming. The Apple machines have yet to cause me trouble, but windows already crashed on me once, and I had to do a full system repair process with the original windows CD.

Still, Im happy with the beautiful monster I have created, and Im very interested to hear what the wonderful PCPARTPICKER.com community feedback, which I can learn from by stretch and bounds. Thanks ya'll!

Aden

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  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah...I am a mac user to (complete apple head) and have a macbook pro that I use for gaming, small video editing, school, and just misc stuff...runs like a dream! Except, It is getting old (not really but support is going to end for it fairly soon...I can feel it) so I am planning on building a video editing/small to mid gaming/print server/a lot of other things. But back to the build. I love the way it looks! The mostly black inside, with the black case on the outside! I also did not know that AMD made SSDs, or for that matter hard drives at all! So that is new! Also, Isn't the i7 a little over board for gaming? I have never used one (yet) but I have heard that it is a little overkill on gaming. just wondering.

But overall, great build! +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there, thanx for your kind words sir! Regarding the i7, my belief is this: better to have too much than too little...

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

ok! thats fine! was just wondering. Again, great build!

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Great looking build, cant tell you are a first timer.....

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanx man, happy as hell atm!

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks awesome! Very clean and organized.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, how about a light strip inside? Another question is what is that keyboard, it compliments the setup

Anyways good job +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there! that's the black widow Chroma _^

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there! that keyboard is the Black Widow Chroma. Is fully RGB but I chose to use white on the keys that I use for games.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Very well done +1.. The Enthoo series is becoming very popular on this site ;D

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

All black everything inside, I really like the color scheme and the setup. Nice and clean all around +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it! Simple sleek and black!+1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nicely done! :-)