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Built this PC with money I've been saving up and really wanted to do it just. I wanted a solid build that will last for years to come and that I can eventually upgrade if needed. Also to game of course and do pretty much any task at a quick speed.

I've been using this for about week now and it has been wonderful! Performance overall has been great and playing games like GTA V, NBA 2K15, The Forest and Counterstrike have been such a nice upgrade from playing on my Alienware 14 laptop. The games are beautiful and run smooth as butter.

CPU: Chose the 4690k because I didn't want to limit myself for over clocking in the future. I don't really plan on over clocking but if I ever do I have the option in the future

CPU Cooler: Didn't need liquid cooling but didn't want to use the stock cooler so went for something in the middle. Works great and fan isn't loud at all.

Mobo: Solid motherboard, love the color scheme and 6 sata ports. Plus plenty of USB 3.0s and 2.0 ports

RAM: Usual ram, looks great with the mobo.

SSD: One the of the best things I bought, boots up the computer in under 15 seconds and is just awesome.

HDD: Usual hard drive, works good.

GPU: Once again the idea of not limiting myself came into play. Wanted a GPU with at least 4 GB of VRAM and something that could be over clocked if needed.

Case: Feel in love with the color scheme and design of the case. Plenty of places to mount fans and includes two fans with it, one with an LED in the back which is a little weak in terms of brightness but gets the job done. The case features dust filters all around, one removable one in the bottom and the tops features a unremovable filter. The front panel also features small dust filters in each of the removable slots (where the optical drive goes and such). The tool less design is great, simple thumb screws to remove side panels, no screws for the HDD or optical drive. Cable management is alright with rubber grommets on the inside of the case which are a nice accessory. Don't jude my cable management, its a little iffy at the moment :P. Need to go back inside and touch it up as I was so excited to finish it up I just did it quickly :P.

PSU: See update one.

Optical Drive: Works like an optical drive

Keyboard and Mouse: Bought this keyboard and mouse for just $30 and they are actually fantastic. Really great quality and they match my case color and scheme so you really can't beat it.

Monitor: Perfect fit for my little cabinet I have and looks and works beautifully. Be aware though it does not come with an HDMI cable so if you plan on purchasing it make sure you add one (choose the Amazon Basics HDMI cable, can't go wrong with that).

Case Fans: Bought two of these to put in the front to make the case look really cool which they do. The fans are just the right brightness and keep the air flowing. They really aren't that quiet but I might have gotten the performance edition versus the quiet ones so need to check that. Either way still solid fans

Thought, comments, and questions are more then welcome! Would love to hear feedback. Will update with any other information and when I finish cable management.

UPDATE ONE: Decided to switch out my Thermaltake 650w PSU with an EVGA SuperNOVA 750w PSU. The EVGA PSU was the same price, featured sleeved cables, semi-modular and has 100w. So I thought no brainier and bought the EVGA and returned the Thermaltake.

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Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

"Wanted a GPU with at least 4gb VRAM" .... gets 970, whaaaaaaaaa?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya I read about the whole 3.5 useable thing but it is what it is :P

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

where the card only has 3.5gb vram (ultra fast) but also has 512mb of additional memory but it is a lot slower

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build, I'm building a very similar build next week, the cable management does irritate me bit but maybe thats just my ocd. Happy gaming! http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

When you link your build use the built in link at the middle-ish of the page. The web page link just brings everyone to their own build.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

oh thanks I never realised :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya I'm going to go back in later and try it fix it all up. I was so excited I actually built it I was like nah I do cable management later :P

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

i hear you on that being too stoked to mess with the cables right off. I was like that too. I built in the same case as you and if you take the time it is pretty good for doing clean cable management. +1 and congrats on your new toy : )

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the case I'm thinking about getting the same one nice build +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

It really is a great case. Aesthetically pleasing, and very functional, well worth the money. The one thing I will say poorly about this case is there is no CPU connector cut out near it so you either need to route it under the motherboard or over it if you have a short CPU cable. Originally I had to go around the GPU and over the corner of my motherboard but with a PSU upgrade it now just barely makes it to the other side of the case and back out.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

OK good

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