A named him "Bill", because I can.

After over a year of waiting, researching, I finally have built my dream rig. YAY


i5-4690K: Processors are smaller than I thought. I can't say much about this processor, but I do plan to overclock it.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO: It's cooling my processor pretty well, it's a little loose, at least to me, but it's probably just my fault.

MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition Motherboard: This motherboard looks awesome! I can't say anything more.

Memory: Had to go into the BIOS to put the frequency back to 2400mhz, for some reason, also, there's going to be some clearance issues when I install another 16 gigs of RAM because of the 212 EVO. Otherwise it performs well!

SSD: This is great for my first SSD! No more loading screens for me!

HDD: Took a little bit to get windows to recognize it, going to put all [most] of my steam games on it

GTX 970: I haven't gotten to play any games yet but I'm looking forward to it. This card is completely silent as I can tell, and looks awesome as heck in my case

NZXT H440: I've had this case for about 4 months, I bought it ahead since I had the money. This is the sleekest thing I've laid eyes on and NZXT has a great social department and support department. One of the fans included with my case broke and their support was nice and helped me out. Thanks NZXT!

Corsair CX600M: Power supplies are heavier than I thought! Otherwise, it's just a power supply.

Asus VN247H-P 23.6" Monitor: Epic.

NZXT Hue It's a little old and uses a Optical Bay, something that my case doesn't have, I stripped off the useless plastic piece thingy, so it would fit better inside my case. The LEDs are a little too spread out, but they are bright. Also I can never seem to get the adhesive to stick. Though I will admit that I have it running through the case in a weird way.

It's finally built, and the fastest computer I've ever used!

Will get benchmarks and stuff soon

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

"there's going to be some clearance issues when I install another 16 gigs of RAM because of the 212 EVO" False. Get some low profile memory and you'll be fine. Make sure the heat spreader isn't too high. The RAM can be placed under the fan without a problem as long as the heat spreader isn't too high. Besides, you can adjust the height of the CPU fan by a little bit.

EDIT: You won't need 32GB of RAM anyway. Next platform by Intel will most likely be solely DDR4 so you'll have to get new RAM anyway once you upgrade your platform in the future.

"I never knew power supplies were so heavy! Otherwise, it's just a power supply."

Do you even lift, bro? :P

My thoughts: cut the yellow warning plastic on the CPU fan cords and attach it the the side of the fan with electrical tape for it to be barely visible. Neat cable management for a first build, however.

Congratulations, Blake :) Enjoy your new rig

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I do lift. :D

Shoulda said "Heavier than I thought"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude awesome!!! The silver ram kit would of been perfect tho

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm planning to paint the red part of the heat spreaders white or silver.