Description

The intention of this build was to be a mid to high range all round performer, but more importantly here was the emphasis on gaming. I wanted to be able to run lots of games maxed out and when it came to triple a titles i wanted to push graphics sliders as far as possible for the pretty pennies i had to spend.

GPU: As most gaming PC builders out there, this is my first build by the way, i looked into the video card first. The PC is intended to sit somewhat in the middle range, and i wanted to go team green the 960 seemed to be the card to go for. Many will argue that team red has better GPU at this price range, but i really wanted to try nvidia.

CPU: AMD was the way to go with this build, as it simply offered an 8 core cpu running at 4.0/4.2GHz for a price that intel doesn't match. The only thing i was slighty worried about when it comes to the 8350 was the high TDP of 125W. A hot CPU can lead to a hot environment, that could lead to a noisy system. Which brings us to the next component.

Case: Aesthetics were something i wanted to focus on with GodZilla. Something about white PC components has been intriguing to me, so i definitely wanted to include it in this build. I went with the, of course subjectively, good looking s340 case from NZXT in white. It offers a side panel window to show off my proudly selected components (which i later lit up with RGB LEDs, see photos). And the very smart shroud which you can use for cable management.

Mobo: The only features that i was really looking for in a motherboard were to support overclocking (which i still need to do), support SLI (for possible future upgrades) and have enough USB 2.0 and more importantly 3.0 ports. The 970 gaming also fit my 3 color scheme of white, red and black, as well as it also fit the msi theme quite well.

So far i have been very happy with the PC and have run into no major issues. I have also been able to play all of the games i intended on very high or maxed out graphics setting to play such as GTA V, Battlefield (4 and hardline), Battlefront, Project cars, Fallout 4, Black ops III and many more. The PC also performs well in productivity tasks such as cad work in SolidWorks and light programming in Python and MatLab.

Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

Good looking build, enjoy yourself man!

Hmm that AMD is nice! +1.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks ;)

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build i love the white black and red +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build , congrats!!!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

For the cpu stuff I would get a hyper 212 evo and a 4690k for the extra money if this is a gaming build ;)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Where is the blue coming from in some of your pictures?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It's coming from the CPU block of the Cooler master seidon 120v AIO cooler.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

But there is also some blue coming from the LEDs in a couple pictures. (in the bottom left corner)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Super clean build.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that PSU good?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Fractal design is a well known high quality brand, they won't let you down. From personal experience the PSU has had no problems what so ever.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello. I have a question. We have the same motherboard and same Tower. I followed all the Instructions but my Motherboard wont start(No LED from the MOBO). I plugged the 24 pin and the CPU 8 pin properly but it seems like its not getting any power from the PSU, I tested my PSU and it works perfectly fine. I checked every connection to make sure i did not missed any plugs. This is my first time building a PC so i don't know how to troubleshoot it. Can you help me? these are all my parts. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VBwtjX

Thank you!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the extremely late reply. Have you sorted out the problem yet?

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

What are your temps idle and underload thanks! +1 nice rig im about to get that too

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU at idle is about 28-33 degrees [C], under load constant 55 degrees [C] (overclocked at 4.5ghz at the moment).