Description

This rig is built for the marketing work that I do in the Adobe Creative Cloud where I use Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Premiere on almost a daily basis. However, I also love gaming and wanted a powerful enough PC to handle any games I throw at it for the next few years.

Everything in this build runs exceptionally well but I'll highlight a few of the surprises that I discovered after the PC was together.

CPU Cooler: When I was shopping for a cpu cooler I kept running into people who used Noctua, Corsiar, or the MONSTROUS Phanteks PH-TC14. I didn't like the size of some of those coolers, didn't want to do an All-In-One liquid cooler and hated how the Noctua's looked... Even though, this little guy's fans run at higher speeds (so it is noisy) but keeps my 4790k cool under even heavy loads. However, the higher fan speeds do mean that it is a bit noisier.. however, it doesn't really bother me much at all when it revs up under load. The installation was also super easy, I read reviews that it was tough but once I tried it for myself it went in really really smoothly.

The SSD is something that I've never had before in a PC and I LOVE IT! seriously, Windows boots in just a few seconds and runs super quick. Never knew how much of an improvement an SSD would be but it's totally worth the money. r

Case: I had read before buying it all the great reviews about the Storm Stryker. I'd just like to add that it is a fantastic case to build in. Plus, I just love how it looks, the airflow it provides, and the stock fans that come with it run really well and off a built in fan controller on the front panel.

Honestly, this is my favorite PC that I've built, and can't wait to continue adding to it in the future and doing more builds!

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Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Real clean and good looking. Great part choices too! We have the same 100ME GPU.. love the look with the white also. +1

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I love the GPU so much, I was planning on going with the ASUS Strix 970... Until I saw this one. It's so beautiful... haha

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

I was in the same boat as you, ha!

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build :) looking nice and tidy out front as well as behind the mobo.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, I really wanted to keep the case open for this air-cooled build. Plus, the Stryker makes it so easy to route cables. It's wonderful.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Great call going with the CM Storm.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, it's an awesome case I saw it and just needed to build in it. I think it's one of the prettiest white cases on the market. Plus it's huge and super easy to work in.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 love that case and those UV LED's, makes you heatsink look badass.

why'd you call it Navi, is it the "HEY LISTEN" Navi?

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I love the combo too!

And yes it is! I thought the bluish/purple color with the white was similar to Navi so I named it after her, granted this computer isn't nearly as annoying. :P

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

How's the CPU cooler?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Whoa, sorry for the late reply.

The CPU Cooler is fantastic. It was easy to install, looks great, and keeps the CPU nice and cool even under heavy load. The only problem with the smaller fans is that they run at higher RPM to compensate for smaller size so if you're not wearing a headset while gaming the noise can be somewhat loud. But honestly, if that doesn't bother you it's an amazing air cooler.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you know if the sound card supports DDL?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm fairly sure that it doesn't According to Creative's website they have a full list of DDL supported cards

Here's the link to that: http://support.creative.com/kb/ShowArticle.aspx?sid=68520

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, Sorry it took me so long to get back to you on this too. Hah, I took a hiatus from here for a bit.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem, been looking for away to get my DSS to work.