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With this being my second build of all time, I decided to go all out...I hope you guys enjoy :)

Mainly went for my own color themed pc and this was such a hassle I don't recommend it at all. Why can't everything be in all colors of the spectrum? Maybe I don't want blue and white, maybe I ducking hate red "reflecting" off of an absorbing color like black. Quack all the predefined colors!

CPU: Had to go with the cheap prices Microcenter is whoring out at me. 280$ for the i7 4790k is a mind blowing steal if you've seen some of the prices elsewhere. Although I had the i5 4690k in mind, I feel the i7 is such a better upgrade than the i5, especially since the price difference is about 50$.

THERMAL PASTE: Didn't even use it due to the fact I don't have any alcohol in my house to wipe off the Kraken's pre-applied junk, who knew. WIll sell it to you for 500$ cash hmu

COOLER: Since my nerdy heart was so obsessed and asphyxiated upon getting the NZXT White/Black H440 Case, I'd thought the best way to accent my case/theme is a led cpu cooler. But let's get real for second here, I just needed all the green accenting I can get and this seemed like a miracle cooler from the green gods!

MOBO FOSHO: Again the green thing... At this point I'm starting to think every big brand name are hiding their green themed hardware from me. MSI seems to have "leaked" Gaming 5 or 7 green motherboards back in 2014 but you know where they are?!? Probably in the cloud with every other conspiracy theory the internet so graciously showed me because they're "GAIIII and fake"! The only green MOBO worth acknowledging is the Gigabyte g87 sniper or w/e but cmonn that's soo last gen, I'm no square! So the only casual/decent motherboard I could find was the gaming 7 because of it's green debugger....YES I BOUGHT THIS MOBO FOR THE GREEN DEBUGGER AND THE GREEN BIOS 2 LED, DON'T JUDGE!

DEDICATED WAM: Was deciding upon this or some Corsair Vengeance Pros I found at like 2100mhz but my power railing on the MOBO was low or something so they wouldn't run at full potency unless I OC'ed all the time, and I didn't wanna run my new baby at full power 24/7 if you catch my drift. Soo I again went the expensive route just for one feature, the white leds on the Platinums. However the pics don't do it justice, the green lights in the case actually look very shiny on the stick's paint coating so that's a plus 1 :)

STORAGE: SSD 500gb, go big or go home

GPU: 980 Ti couldn't have come out at a more perfect time when I was browsing the market for GPUs. God bless Murika, God bless Nvidia.......And the reference cooler has a green led, cmon it just fits.

CASE: NZXT's H440. That is all.

PSU: G2 Supernova Fully Modular w/ Sleeved cables whaaaa?!?! But seriously these cables looked so nice I didn't even buy the White alchemy cables I was also looking at.

ACCESSORIES:

FAN: Holy **** do the Corsair Sp140 Led fans look good. I now don't even need an led strip in my case because it's already so damn bright! Great buy 11/10 would use money again!

LED STRIP: NONE IT'S ALL THE FANS BABYY

getting real lazy to type more so the optical drive is actually a 19.99 extrernal, I'm getting the monitor tomorrow, also getting the black tomorrow ( use that in whichever way you'd like), and I don't like green because I'm a Razer fanboy, I just smoke alot of pot ;).

** Last 2 pics are of my 1st build a year and a half ago, I think I made out for a decent upgrade :D

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  • 55 months ago
  • 3 points

Great buy 11/10 would use money again!

I agree +1

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

I saw the "Teeny ******* Screwdriver" in the parts list and was wondering where you go one, i've been trying to find them for ages.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol this was out of pure annoyance for the 980 ti backplate screws. It would seem as if I have every tool in my house by I couldn't find a screwdriver head small enough for the Ti's screws. So I had to go out build day and buy a ****** screwdriver or else my 20$ backplate was wasted :'(

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

yea, those tiny screws can be a real pain in the ***

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you all for commenting as this was one of my dream builds I've been eyeballing for awhile now. If I can save up for this build in 3 months on my poor wage I'm sure all of you can as well! This couldn't have been possible if it wasn't for this site, not reddit. This site seems to have a lot more people actually commenting and giving good advice than r/buildapc so thanks again guys, stay awesome!

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Great name and cool color scheme! Also, strangely, my nickname is Derbear. Very weird to see someone with that screen name and it's not me :P +1!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Is your name Derek?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yus. Yus it is.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 on the CPU steal!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for thieves all around the world

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

THERMAL PASTE: Didn't even use it due to the fact I don't have any alcohol in my house to wipe off the Kraken's pre-applied junk, who knew. WIll sell it to you for 500$ cash hmu

u srs m8

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Hard buy huh? Okok because you're hassling me 450$ cash money now!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job, clean build! +1

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm so glad you went with a blower gpu in the H440 as airflow is restricted. It's not HORRIBLE, but it's not GREAT either.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Trust me when you have months to spare and you look at computer parts everyday, you eventually think of everything...but like I said it was mostly for the green led :D

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

:D

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely love your build! I even like the rgb lighting cuz the in the picture is my favorite color! I really wish I had an awesome gaming pc but parents are on a budget of under $1000 cuz of after a few months ago when we just moved in this really nice modern home for like $60,000 and so I have to stick with this build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XQDJ4D

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Definitely looks like you have your hardware maxed out for a 1000$ budget including peripherials so good job there (I was originally going to go with a gtx 970 but then I decided to wait a little longer to save up for the 980 Ti and ohhh was it worth it). However for those more inexpensive parts you should still have a pretty decent setup! Hope it turns out to be the best for ya :D

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Saw your comment about it being named after Adam & Eve but E.V.E from Wall-E popped into my head first off!

White body, housing something 'green' - eg. the plant she finds on earth! I'm sure she even has a green light! ^

Maybe it's a bit far-fetched but, heck, I do love that film! Great build, if I can achieve something 1/10 as good I'll be happy! ^

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice build, it is actually a good thing you didn't use the AS5 since it has a 200 curing time and probably worst performance than the pre applied stuff.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

What exactly do you mean by curing time, care to elaborate? I was told that thermal paste was top notch and I see plenty of people online that remove the kraken paste for this particular one. But good to know I succeeded in your eyes Mr. Vagabond <3

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

I was told that thermal paste was top notch and I see plenty of people online that remove the kraken paste for this particular one

Its anything but top notch, you have been mislead, like many of people out there have, I have no idea how it got so popular in the first place, it has mediocre performance and a 200 curing time which means it will take over a week for it to work at full effect.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/thermal-paste-performance-benchmark,3616-17.html

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Well damn graphs never lie to true men I guess you're right. Thanks for the backup stats from Tom's instead of spewing opinions! I'll be returning it tomorrow after work, thank you for the 7$ good sir

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

No +1 :'(. ??

Edit: better frowney face

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah like Eve from Adam & Eve. I thought of the color scheme before the name and green=life for me, for some odd reason, so Eve came out to be the wiener

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