Description

The story behind the name is there was a thunderstorm when I built this, and it has blue LED fans. I enjoyed doing this build a lot, I received a lot of help from /r/ buildapc, TekSyndicates website, TomsHardWare forums, and some help from a worker and Microcenter. I bought all of the parts overtime and was extremely nervous a part may not work, I'm 15 and I didn't want to have a warranty out of date then replace the part, it's hard to get money at my age. The case really isn't good, you get almost no cable management space and it isn't very quiet. Windows 8 isn't as bad as they say, my bootup time is about 10 seconds and you don't have to use the smartphone tiles (although you get used to them and I'm starting to like it) I get much better frame rates in games as well. The monitor is AMAZING it has about a 1/2 inch bezel and is very sleek looking, it's my most recommended part on this part list. Issues I ran into: 1. The right side panel on my case is extremely difficult to remove, I needed my brothers help and we ended up damaging it. 2. I had difficulties installing the CPU cooler and I thought I may have broken my board, luckily I didn't 3. The fan headers are in awkward places after everything is installed on the board. 4. Should have gone with a modular PSU 5. I plugged it into a dead outlet so I ended up taking the build apart 3 times then I changed the outlet and felt stupid. 6. And finally the Graphics Card was blocking the sata port on my HDD so I had to remove the graphics card and put the sata cable at an odd angle.

I've had this build running for about 2 weeks now and haven't had any problems, I'm enjoying the PC gaming world and have been playing Crysis 3 on Ultra with nearly no lag and Bioshock Infinite at Ultra with NO lag. Sorry for the bad pictures I'm not a professional. And sorry for them being so small heres my imgur album http://imgur.com/a/g5zSv#6

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 5 points

Very nice build. I feel like sometimes the kids do a better job than the adults on this website because the kids have very limited money, and so they do a load of research.

  • 80 months ago
  • 4 points

Thank you, I spent about 3 months researching and it all started out with Duncan33303's YouTube channel.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Picture's look really tiny?

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

That's why I gave the Imgur album link

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Hate to be a copycat commenter but well done on the parts selection and I agree with user "kirby", very well balanced; not overdone in any way.

Like you said, the case has no cable management but that's far less important than performance anyhow. Modular PSU's definitely help with builds in cases that allow a view inside, but I find that the aesthetics seem to matter more to those commenting than the builder.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you and yeah, I wanted a modular psu but I couldn't pass up the deal I got my psu for $29.99

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow I like this! Nice build for a great price.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the actual total price was about $1100 and thank you.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Great choice of parts, very balanced. The cable management could use some work though :)

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed. This build is really good!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

All that is left is the SSD!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan to be upgrading eventually.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, well I really don't want to bother removing the already damaged side panel. I'm upgrading the fans, so that should help a bit.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

The cable management opportunities in that case aren't that bad. It's better than the cooler master elite 430!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I know it's a little hard to manege cables with this case but it can be done if you want to. You will not believe the mess behind my motherboard in order to make it neat in the front.

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

no swag

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Excuse me, you a ***** *****