Description

Wanted a gaming rig that was compact and portable, but big enough to fit a decent video card in. Did some research and this is what I came up with. Case isn't the easiest to fit everything in, but I got it all in and running. The video card leaves little clearance for the cables coming out of the CPU. Actually it leaves no clearance as my cables actually are putting just a little force on my video card. Not much, and I feel comfortable with how it is. I did have to remove the bracket for any front drive to fit the video card. I'm using my little m.2 SSD as my boot drive and it works great. Don't think I have all my settings perfect yet for the fastest boot possible, but I'm happy so far. Still fiddling with this though. My Bluetooth did spaz out though after updating all my drivers. I had to update the Intel wireless card's driver and then completely unplug my computer and reboot. A simple reboot won't do it. You have to unplug.........wait like 30 seconds and then plug back in and reboot. Don't know why this is, but it worked. Windows seem to boot funny for the first day, constantly saying no operating system found and to push a key to continue. When i pushed a key it seemed to find the right drive the second time around. Overall I'm extremely happy with what I have now. Oh and I must say.........this setup is really quiet. More so than I expected. I probably haven't taxed the system graphics wise yet, but so far so good. Only thing I've played is "Southpark Stick of Truth" and "Counter-strike GO". Gotta love counterstrike across 3 screens though. Besides that I use it for primarily work. The only unresolved problem I have so far is when I install the logitech software for my keyboard and mouse my mouse stop responding. I'm probably going to end up returning it and finding something compatible.

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 5 points

Not sure why you bought a locked processor with a water cooler and one of the best overclocking boards in the market

  • 69 months ago
  • -2 points

hmmm was thinking the same, no thought into this build just rushed -1

  • 69 months ago
  • 8 points

It's called a first build, just because I didn't do things exactly the way you would have doesn't mean no thought was put in. I admit I'm far from an expert, but from what research I did do the K processors had some trade offs for being unlocked and didn't leave much room for overclocking. Not to mention I've never overclocked a thing in my life. But it does peak my interest so I purchased a motherboard that left that option open if I decided to upgrade. And yes the water cooling is overkill, but I work in the oilfields where I may have to bunk with someone else. I was hoping this water cooled system would be quieter than the stock fan, as well as again set me up if I decide to upgrade down the road and try my hand at overclocking. Guess I could have gone with the K processor though........know one ever does something perfect the first time. For now I'm happy though.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a good response. Some people are hasty with their assumptions. It's been 16 months since your comment and I'm curious if you've upgraded. If not, you could consider selling your 4770 and buy a 4790K. The price difference shouldn't be too much if you find the right buyer.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the VelociRaptor drive? Could have went with a WD Caviar Black drive and still got amazing performance and quadruple storage for the same price. And the other guys were right about the processor. All in all, pretty good for a first time build!! +1

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

RIP cable management

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I love what you did with that cable management