Description

 I have finished building this computer about an hour ago, and it is 8:30 central on August 20th, 2013.  I started gathering parts from my birthday on April 4th, 2013.  I got the processor and solid state drive, which was before haswell and/or Z87 was released.  My dad bought me both of those parts, and the first one that I bought was the GPU, on April 16th.  The 680 was the fastest GPU besides the Titan and 690, and I couldn't afford a thousand dollar GPU, so I went with one step down from the two.  I then purchased the rest of the parts, and the buying ended on August 4th, 2013.  I bought the last two parts, the PSU and the OS, for $50 off, which I had to borrow money from my dad to buy, and I have now paid him off and he allowed me to install everything tonight, and if you were wondering, I am thirteen years old, so it's not like I have a job and I'm asking my dad for money.  My sources of income are mowing lawns, babysitting, and petsitting.  Not exactly well-paying jobs, but that will change next year.
 All of these parts were purchased on sale except for the CPU and SSD.  Those were gifts that my father bought for full price at Microcenter.  The H100i was bought for $10 off, motherboard $57, Memory 10%, HDD $15, GPU $35, Case $30, Fans $8, PSU $30, Optical Drive $3, and the OS was $20 off.
 I do plan to overclock the CPU, but nothing else.  That is why I bought the non-stock GPU.  I would like to get the CPU up to around 4.5 GHz, but if not, I can always go down a little lower to 4.2 or 4.3.
 Why: CPU: Minor video editing and major gaming.  CPU cooler: Extreme performance that could fit in my ATX case without doing an open watercooling loop.  Motherboard: Great overclocking, durability, and looks.  Also has low RMA%, so I wouldn't have to go through the return policies on Newegg.  Memory: Like I said for the CPU, video editing is the reason for 16GB.  Storage:  840 Pro is the best, and one of the most reliable SSDs on the market.  Caviar Green is only 5400 RPM, but is very reliable.  Case: Plain and simple, amazing noise cancellation, excellent cable management.  Noctua NF-F12: Silent and Linus' favorite fan in the world.  PSU: Reliable company, 80 Plus Gold, high wattage.  Optical Drive: Works, black and blends in with the case.  OS: Personal Preference.
 This IS my first build, and I worked on cable management for a good two hours, and I managed to eventually route the 8 pin CPU cable from the PSU up behind the motherboard and hide it away, as most people apparently have trouble with that, but once I had done that, it was all easy as to what to plug into what.  I haven't been able to use the computer yet, as I still have no monitor, keyboard, mouse, or mousepad, so I will need those things to be able to make sure everything is set up right, but so far, everything has worked right.  The fan controller on the case was dead, so I just plugged the fans into the motherboard directly.  The side panel barely fit back onto the side with the cables, and is currently bulging out, so I would like to fix that in the next few days.
 My theory on going all out and purchasing the components on the first go was because I would like to save up and get what I want the first time around, rather than keep wasting money trying to work up to what I want.  I am going to add an Asus VG278HE, a Corsair Vengeance K95 and M95, and a Corsair MM600 Mousepad with some Astro A40 headphones :), or at least those are my plans.  
 I will be playing games like Max Payne 3, Hitman Absolution, Black Ops 2, CoD Ghosts, Battlefield 4, GTA V, maybe AC4, and Battlefield 3.  The 680 should handle those at least reasonably, if not very well.
 Tell me if you would like to see pictures of any part of the computer, and/or suggestions about what my peripherals for this computer should be! Thank you!

 I really have to thank a few people; Tech Of Tomorrow, Duncan33303, Linus, Tek Syndicate, and especially Paul Hiller, or IamApropros.  He is a legend! He helped me with not going with unreliable parts, recommending some really solid stuff, and just helping me along the way.  Paul, if you're reading this, I hope you know how much you've helped me, and I love your YouTube channel!  Keep up the great work, and maintain the website!

Comments

  • 76 months ago
  • 7 points

Nice build, but you really should have got yourself a Razer Mamba to justify the title ;)

  • 76 months ago
  • 5 points

I'm glad I could help as much as I could over email. If you look through the parts you can see which influences were from where ;).

The build looks good! Thank you for the kind words, happy computing!

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

Kobe? lol

NIce build but I got a problem with the GPU should have gotten a 770 for that price, but you got that back in April so I can't say anything. Still a great choice. Enjoy your build! :D

  • 76 months ago
  • -1 points

Kobe sucks. but this build doesn't.

  • 76 months ago
  • 5 points

Please don't start. 27, 5 and 6 last year in his 17th season. Anyways it is a great build and if related to Kobe, a great player.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

wow, nice

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow. I'm 13 and I don't have either that kind of money or that nice of a dad.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. I like that case."Arrrrrg. She be the Black Pearl"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, other than the name. :D (It's cliché). Awesome price on that i7! People are going to be building killer rigs with these new price drops! Did you try the stock fans on the H100? I was wondering if it's worth investing in better (quieter ones)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted the Noctua fans because I wanted complete silence, and even with the case fans plugged into the motherboard, going directly full speed, they still are very quiet, and I wanted noctua fans to match that on the H100i. I did not want to have to go back in and have to take out the whole thing, install the fans, plug them back in, etc. So, no. I did not use the stock fans, I had read some reviews and watched some videos and the Noctua NF-F12 top noise level is around 22dB while the H100i stock fan is around 38dB. I didn't want to have that much noise or have to work that much later down the road, so I went ahead and installed the NF-F12s first.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I might suggest removing the upper hard drive cages as you aren't using them. It might improve airflow a bit? It may be negligible, I'm not sure, just my two cents.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

It won't block airflow, or at least to my knowledge, because the only fan on the front is on the bottom, cooling the HDD and SSD, even though the SSD doesn't even need it. My other intake is the power supply, and that is nowhere near the cage. Exhaust are on the H100i and rear case fan.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I wasn't sure if you had two fans in the front.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

That HDD sucks for gaming and rendering, just letting you know so you don't get any surprises later on. Don't bother trying to render videos with it or trying to record with it. Never the less, amazing build.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you think the SSD is for, silly!? :P

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice & clean Build, look great, time to enjoy now;)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

NF-F12s! Drool

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

someone told me that ram is only good for that cooler but not for noctua, is that true? someone told me that the heatspreader is too much room a noctua.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

The Vengeance ram will not fit on any Noctua coolers. Although, if you get the Corsair Vengeance LP ram, it has a reduced heat spreader and can be used with any cooler. I think what you're trying to ask is if my Noctua fans are compatible. Yes, they are, but the Noctua CPU coolers aren't, if that answers your question.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah that does answer the question. The reason it's not compatible is really a room issue right?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the heat spreaders from the RAM stick up too high to be able to fit the Noctua CPU cooler on top of it.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you've edited the part list - cos this doesn't look right.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for letting me know. Fixed it now ;)

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah - this makes more sense - Looks good!

  • 76 months ago
  • -1 points

Considering you're not doing heavy editing, this is a bit overkill lol but whateverrr. Isn't the Define R4 such a good case? I have the windowed version, and it's lovely! I'm also around your age, I'm 14. What type of games do you like to play ? We can play together sometime.

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm not even close to 14 but I play games :D

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

How old are you then?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

23

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Who cares, WE ALL PLAY GAMES :D. Add me on Origin, Steam, and Uplay, my username is the same as my pcpartpicker name.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure. My steam is "Aftermath1337". Just got it back from being hacked.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll add you at some point lol.

  • 76 months ago
  • -3 points

Want. This build is nice, other than the Green HDD.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

The WD Green is the only thing I regret. Would have probably gotten a barracuda 2TB if this didn't go on sale.

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