Description

Planned on using this rig for gaming (CoD, WoW, AC4, Skyrim, LoL, Volgarr) as well as general usage such as email or web browsing.

It took me about 2 hours to figure out how to put everything together and then maybe twice as long downloading all the updates, drivers, essential programs, antivirus, blah blah blah.

The part installation process went flawlessly, it was slow and laborious but nothing went wrong. I'm sure I will be able to do it again much much faster now that I have a feel for where everything needs to be. No POST problems to report, however I did have a slight hiccup with my storage HD not being recognized. No big deal since I have an SSD as primary storage.

I discovered that there was a malfunction with the quick swap drive bays on my case. (Cooler Master HAF XB), for some reason or another the drives would power up but would not register to disk management. I ended up just taking the quick swap component out completely and then plugged in the HD the old fashioned way - works perfectly. Not really upset about this malfunction considering I don't need the quick swap capability.

After booting up and installing everything I went into Asus AI Suite III (which I downloaded from their website) and had them automatically overclock the cpu. Being a noob to building and an overclocking virgin this was pretty awesome, the program set me up with a "stable" 4.3GHz overclock no problem. Always been an Asus fan, just another cool feature to be impressed by (for me atleast).

All in all I am very pleased with how this turned out, I put up a picture of the Windows Experience Index that this thing recorded. 7.7 Overall with 7.9's on most of the scores. I don't know what exactly goes into the ratings but this rig tests 3 points higher than my old computer so I'm sure its all good.

Now I'm just waiting on my games to download so I will have to post an update after I get a chance to actually play on this thing. Until then, please leave a comment, suggestion, question, criticism, or whatever.

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! Have fun with Goddard :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Atta boy, Goddard!

This looks like a fine machine! have fun with it!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

How does the 770 perform in bf4 if you have it? Nice build and how are you liking the ssd?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

This is my first time using an SSD and I have nothing negative to report so far. Boots up ridiculously fast, probably close to 8 or 9 seconds with windows 7. As for BF4, I will have to get back to you on that. Really impressed with the card so far on Ghosts, AC4, and WoW. (1920x1080 @ ultra settings)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Okie dokie

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the naming scheme. So what's the next one going to be, Van Braun?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

haha of course! V-2 coming soon.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Followed, logically, by the John Glenn, Buzzed Aldrin, The Armstrong, and the first quantum computer you'll own, the Sally Ride.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice looking build, I am going to use the same board for something very similar. I like how that case is laid out, should be good for air flow.

My only (slight) negative is that unless you are going to SLI you went a little overkill on the PSU.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang, I should have thought about that better. I guess the benefit now will be if I do end up going for SLI the power supply will be more than able :) I appreciate the comment!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

That build has a striking resemblance to what I built mine out of, so I know how powerful that rig must be!

Did that case give you a hard time? You got decent cable management out of it, but I don't see alot of good builds with cases like these.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The case is really spacious for what I set up in it, everything fit really nicely. Toughest part was routing the cables around the drive bays with the motherboard tray installed. My hands being kind of fat made it difficult to manipulate some of the cords and plugs.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Goddard not on the porch!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great. Nice job with the cables.

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