Description

I apologize for the bad pictures, my phone takes horrible pictures.

This is my first build, and it was for a friend, not me.

We decided to use a 64GB A-Data SSD for the OS and a few apps, and a 1TB caviar blue for games and other files.

We managed to keep the total spent on the build at a little lower than $1000, including monitor and OS, but not including the GPU - I got that for free from a friend who was upgrading to a 980.

The color scheme we were trying to go with was black/red, but the graphics card has annoying blue LEDS that can't be turned off. The rest of the components we chose have a red or black color scheme though.

So far this build has been able to run anything 60fps on ultra with anything we throw at it, which shouldn't be surprising given the 780 TI.

At first we bought a hyper 212 evo but the retention plate screws were broken. We ended up sending it back, then we ordered a corsair h80i, refurbished for around the same price as the brand new 212 evo. I'm convinced that we received a brand new h80i, as there is still plastic wrap on everything and the box has never been opened.

Overall, I can say I'm impressed with all the components that we used, and would recommend them, especially the case. The S340 was super easy to build in, and cable management was easy. I love the PSU shroud idea. The motherboard does get quite hot, but nothing too bad. It hasn't melted.

Eventually we are going to add some red LEDS to make the red/black color scheme stick out a little more.

Lastly, it took about 1.5 hours for me to build it, not to mention 30 minutes trying to fix the defective CPU cooler we received. Overall it was super easy to build a PC, and definitely something I would do again. Tell me your comments on the build and ask questions and I'll try to respond to them.

Comments

  • 56 months ago
  • 7 points

Who just gives away a 780ti?

  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

A friend of mine who works for Nvidia.

  • 56 months ago
  • 8 points

Tell him you know a guy named Jacob on the internet who needs 4 980s...

For science reasons

  • 56 months ago
  • 5 points

I can be his friend.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah same! Far out that is an awesome freeby!

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  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

This build should have OVER 9000 +1s for the title alone.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build m8 +1 how about you get me one of those free GTX 780 ti i give you 90 bucks for it

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I'm all sold out.

  • 56 months ago
  • 4 points

dang

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Please open the bay doors, ggrrqq.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm afraid I cannot do that, nigerianjones.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

lucky you get the free 780 ti

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Free 780Ti, pretty damn jealous ;-;

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

How was the installation process for he H80i for the case? I purchased the newer H80i GT and am unsure if I should push-pull with fans in the same spot you have yours or just use one fan for pull to make the CPU area look less cramped.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The install was pretty painless as I remember. I don't think the fan configuration really makes a difference, although having 2 might help keep temps a little lower. It depends on your motherboard design and the size of the GT.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 56 months ago
  • -2 points

the fx-8350 is a bottleneck

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

It's actually surprisingly fast, not i7 fast, but I wouldn't call it a bottleneck.

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