Description

I was thinking of getting an xbone/ps4 last year but I thought about it, and I play pretty much everything on PC these days. So I talked my wife into letting me spend some money to upgrade my build. It started with the 780, and then I decided my 3 year old AMD cpu was in need or replacing, and it just grew from there. While this build is mostly new, I did cannibalize my last build for the SSD, storage drives, and the PSU. the QNIX 1440p monitor was bought middle of this last December, it's oc'd to 110hz and it is wonderful.

The timing was mostly so that I would be ready for Titanfall. I got the 780 before anything else and installed it in my old rig, and played the Titanfall beta at 1440p and it looked wonderful. I'm also looking forward to Dark Souls 2 and The Witcher 3. And whatever else... (I play way too much Civ 5).

I'm pretty happy with the OC for now. A successful 8 hour stress test at 4.4 Ghz, 1.23 volts, and it barely topped 60C. I tried to go up to 4.6 at 1.25v, but it wouldn't even boot to windows.

I will say this, the Corsair Air 540 is a hell of a case. I am super happy with it. The compartment in the back for the PSU and SSD made cable management a breeze. I love how it looks, especially with that nice big side window and the blue cold cathodes I stuck in there.

Looking forward, the one thing I'd most like to get next is a new desk. What I'm using now is decent, it was made to be a corner desk that I've just got side by side in two separate pieces. Outside the picture on the right is the other desk piece where my TV, xbox 360 and modem/router is. I would also like to get either a new sound card (probably the ASUS Xonar), or maybe a DAC/Amp stack, and then pick up some really nice headphones. Right now I'm using a Turtle Beach X11 headset with the DSS surround sound, which is ok.

Can't think of anything else to comment on for now, overall I'm super happy with how the build turned out.

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice, that case is sweet. The colors look great, I like the grey and the blue. It works very nicely with the lights and the white case. Great parts, I thought at first this build would have a GTX Titan, glad it doesn't. 780, very wise choice. Anyways, nice build overall. +1 and happy gaming!

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

I love your Xbox 360 Halo: Reach controller. I have the same one.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice dog +1

Nice color coordinating too!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I like ur doge nice build too but the doge is awesome

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice headphones? What budget?

Also, are those speakers any good?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't really thought about the budget for headphones yet, but probably $150-200.

I love the speakers, they sound as great as they look.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd recommend the AKG Q701. Great gaming headphones, and can also be used as almost audiophile-class headphones if you want to just listen to some music.

And nice to know about the speakers. While I do know a bit about headphones, I'm clueless when it comes to speakers.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Dog??? and where does the PSU go, also nice build +1

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

The case is split into two separate compartments, one being behind the motherboard where the PSU and SSD are located. Made the cable management a breeze.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't understand the Samsung drives, but fantastic build and setup.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Titanfall is not a demanding game.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

That blue looks slick