Description

This was a build for a client who wanted solid gaming performance and a clean aesthetic. He also wanted something good for productivity.

Parts List Breakdown

CPU - Go-to choice for gaming, fantastic processor for the price

Cooler - Looks great, and performs slightly better than the 212 Evo in our tests

Motherboard - Asus, SLI support, M.2/Sata Express, Z97, heatsink on VRMs. What is there not to like for sub 120$?

RAM - Fit the color scheme perfectly. The Asus board instantly recognized the 1866MHz speed

SSD - We liked the Arc 100 so much from our previous builds that we decided to use it again. In-OS performance is snappy, and the computer boots in under 10 seconds.

GPU - Client preference was NVidia, and with the 200$ price tag for the SSC version, it was a no-brainer. Despite the 128-bit bus, it maxes out every game at 1080p that we've tried on it without an issue. The passive operation when not under load was a bonus.

Case - The S340 is arguably the best case for the money. Super easy to work in, and the final product is super clean.

PSU - Great for the price, fully modular, and insanely long warranty.

WiFi card - Client request, this WiFi card gets great reviews and supports gigabit speed. It also looks sweet in any build. The heatsink keeps it cool during heavy operation.

Our website is www.zenithcustomspc.com if you're interested in our services

The prices listed are not the prices paid for the components themselves

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Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

Not going to lie, the Cryorig looks sexy with the Kingston RAM! Definite +1

I will probably grab a Cryorig Universal for my upcoming rig!

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

Temps please! +1!

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Excellent build! Super clean and classy, while maintaining solid performance. I have to get my hands on that Cryorig H7, what did that run you roughly?

  • 60 months ago
  • 5 points

The H7 cost us about 35$, and considering the killer looks and solid performance, I'd say it gives the 212 Evo a good run for the money.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build man! I have this motherboard myself, and I'm considering this case. I was worried the board might look too small in the case because of the cable management bar, and the board being narrower than other boards. In my opinion it still looks great.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Did u try to overclock with this cooler?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Would've gone with a 970, but solid build man! I'm sure your client will love it! :)

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably above the budget for client, but yes, would've gotten a 970 too

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Minions!!

Nice build +1!

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that orange lighting coming off the board? I'm digging it! +1

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep, the lighting is built onto the board. It shows the PCB border between the sound strip and the rest of the board

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Dam thats nice

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Its Perfect

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build man! How quiet is it?

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, it's very quiet, even under load. Part of it is the really good fan control the Asus board has. The loudest part of the system is the PSU.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

That cooler though! Love it and would love to get some temp marks on it.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks very clean!!!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Sexy build. ;D

Do you, or anyone else by chance, know if you can change the colour the the orange line through the motherboard? I love the line, but unfortunately orange is my least favourite colour. XD

  • 60 months ago
  • 0 points

You should add two Corsair AF140'S to the front of the case, seems like the the computer will be gasping for air under load. Nice build tho! The S340 is my favorite case! +1

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

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