Description

WHAT UP PCPP! Thanks for checking out my build! My name is Ray, I was born and raised in California but now I'm living in Australia.

[Reason for Name/Parts Rationale]

I've named my first build 'HOOPLAH' for two reasons: being a novice and being broke. Let me explain, first I've been saving up for this for quite some time now which means a lot of time to learn and plan out my ideal build. Which leads to reason two: being a noob. In this day and age with the internet, I don't have to talk to that one awkward guy working at Fry's Electronics. There are hundreds of places I could research further so after hearing everyone's input and making literally a million changes to my parts list I waded through all the HOOPLAH and finally decided on the parts for my build. And yes, also that one scene from Spongebob.

At this point I don't even remember why each part was chosen other than weighing in factors anybody would: price, performance, reliability, aesthetic, etc.. If you're really curious though I'd be happy to answer to best of my memory lol.

[Reason for Build]

This ones pretty straightforward lmao. So far I've been through three laptops but recently developed a desire for something more powerful and professional cause I prefer working at a desk personally. Uses include internet surfing, random levels of gaming, general school work, and the occasional photo/video edit.

[Don't Question the Stickers]

I know someone's gonna say something about it. Here's a small bit about me, since around middle school I've been part of Hip-Hop culture most particularly Graffiti. One of the ways I USED to tag is through stickers so I've been collecting random stickers from various places from years btw all my laptops are covered in stickers so its kinda my way of keeping tradition.

[The Build Itself]

Not much to talk about. It took one whole day and it's all thanks to bequiet! lol I spent like 2 hours just installing the Dark Rock 3 on cause the instructions weren't very clear and I'm a moron but everything else was easy as pie.

[Please Be Gentle, Senpai]

Thanks again for checking out my first build, any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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Comments

  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

First off, I like the PC as a whole. But at closer look, it's very easy to find issues where you may have been blinded by glitz and glamour instead of focusing on a gaming machine. Like, you should never have a $1700 computer with a $200 graphics card - this doesn't make sense. Since 80% of gaming is graphics card dependent, the majority of your budget should be here.

You should have consulted to at least get a few pointers from veterans whether on PCPP or Tom's Hardware, or wherever. If you had got a $140 motherboard you'd be sitting pretty with a GTX 970.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a cool build, reminds me of being a teenager in the 90s - putting stickers on everything! Clare you able to spin the CPU cooler 90degrees? I think it would work better if it was pushing the heat straight out the rear exhaust fan! Other than that, nice job!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, appreciate it! The pics don't show it but I have two AF140's mounted in the top as exhaust.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Well nice rig!! Only question I have is how do you make sure you don't run into any of those like 120+ killer species of spiders over there?

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Who said I don't lol...

...send help.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

LOL

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  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Well he can just upgrade his GPU over-time. No worries.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries, bro. I see your point and I'll definitely consider that in that future. All I can say is that the Sabertooth was the one place I decided to cash out.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Idk bruh, I was just thinking long-term with this build this board, with its build quality and 5-year warranty, will last quite a while and its easier to slap in a new graphics card down the road, a year from now than swap out a mobo and have to take everything out or even just start from scratch. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Well seeing as though you have a 960, the Z97 motherboard will come in handy if you want to SLI it in the future.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Lel, you have been caught by marketing. H97's are pretty 'premium' enough. By the way, an unlocked i5 would have probably generated less controversy, but i dont think there is any real world benefit of OCing an i5

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

The Bay bruh more specifically Antioch. I did for a little bit when I was a youngin and thanks homie I like yours too gave it a thumbs up.