Description

Yeah yeah yeah, this was my first PC build of all time. Like a lot of you guys, I took the plunge into PC building with minimal knowledge and minimal funds. I needed a computer that could handle playing games at high quality while streaming in High Def to Twitch. Until yesterday, I have been running an MSI gaming laptop but the GPU was ancient and the 12 gb of ram wasn't cutting it when I was multitasking. With a Twitch hobby comes EXTENSIVE multitasking. So I did a lot of research and came up with a parts list that my friends said was pretty strong. Then all I had to do was save up some paychecks, sacrifice full meals for a couple McChickens, and THE REST IS HISTORY.
After a little bit of stress testing, I must say that this computer is running unexpectedly cold. My MOBO is idling at 24c and GPU typically drops to 12c if I'm not doing anything but reading a blog (I particularly like the blogs about Donald Trump). I will eventually Overclock but I don't want to screw with it anytime soon. When the time comes, I'll upgrade my CPU cooler as well. The H60 was mostly just a safety buy for now and I don't intend it to be my OC CPU cooler.
I can happily say that I am streaming every game I play at Ultra settings and having no problems whatsoever. Also, holy crap. EVERYBODY needs an SSD for their OS. Jesus Christ. From 'power off' to ready to use I think I have to wait a total of 10 seconds. Half the time, I don't even sit down before my monitor is just staring at me in anticipation.
The Fractal fans and Corsair sleeved cables were an afterthought. As well as the 2 additional Rosewill fans (bottom intake/cooler exhaust). I initially wanted a mostly red theme for the Rust Bucket but after painting my HDD trays white as well as the PCI thumbscrews, I decided to go mostly white/black. LED lights are probably gonna happen, but I'm not rushing. Besides, light from the computer would mess with my Twitch lighting. Meh.

Overall, I'm very happy with my build and I bought with "future-proofing" in mind. I got a big case so I can fill it with plenty of new junk when the time comes. It might not be pretty, but it's a phenomenal case and a breezy setup. Comments and advice is/are appreciated. I'm still new to this. THANKS GUYS

Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

and GPU typically drops to 12c if I'm not doing anything but reading a blog

Unless this was sarcasm, I guess you either have the reading wrong, or you live in antartica :P how can the temperature inside the case be lower than the ambient one? That aside, the build is surely suited for streaming and multitasking. The 4790k is one of the best latest processors and will surely last a long time, just wait for pascal / arctic islands to come out and upgrade that gpu (if you need to, but since all the other parts are so high end, you should try to also match your gpu :P )

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Budget was an issue. So I had to spare a couple hundred dollars and get this card. But yeah, probably gonna be the first upgrade when the time comes. Also, yes sarcasm

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I also have some figures in my computer hehe ^ ^

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Me and you have the same build! How does yours oc?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't OC'd yet. Haven't needed to.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

Your GPU drops to 12degrees?? Really? If that is true, you may want to be careful of condensation - condensation can start to form when ever the pc is cooler than ambient temperature.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Will this be used to play Rust? :D

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol my twitch name is EMRusto so I thought it was a fitting name.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol

  • 49 months ago
  • -1 points

This build makes so little sense to me I don't know what to say.

Black & Red themed, with Gold RAM sticks, white PCI-E and SATA cables.

Whaaat?

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok. Sorry.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I think he posted the wrong fans to begin with. They're Fractal Design. Either way, they both look the same.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Either way, I like the white blades and black body, they look sharp in that case

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed, I've got a few of them in my case and it looks awesome with the blue lighting effect on it.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I totally listed the wrong fans. My bad