Description

This has been my main build since 2013 and has gone through some upgrades over time. I'm at a place now where I'm pretty happy with the current configuration so I'd thought I'd catalog it as a "completed build." Although, I'll probably find something to spend money on and upgrade later on.

All the prices listed are prices that I paid at the time of purchase. You can see that there's quite a mix of new and old components with a few of the older components now being out of stock.

A timeline of the upgrades:

  • Jun 2013: Purchased all of the original components
  • Jun 2014: Purchased new PSU and custom sleeving equipment
  • Feb 2015: Purchased second monitor
  • Apr 2015: Purchased new SSD to use as boot drive
  • May 2015: Purchased studio monitor speakers and DAC
  • Jun 2015: Purchased desktop microphone
  • Nov 2015: Created some new side panels for the case
  • Jan 2016: Purchased new GPU

The CPU has been overclocked to 4.4 GHz and the GPU is running at stock speeds. The temps on the CPU under load are a little high so I'm looking at moving to a double rad sometime in the future. All in all, I'm pretty happy with the performance of this machine. The CPU is a little dated but will keep me going for years to come.

Thanks for looking and I hope you like it!

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

GREAT BUILD.....nice keyboard

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The one thing I've neglected to upgrade :(

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

so beautiful

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Those pictures though.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

It's so very blue!! Just make sure that it's never sad, otherwise you will have performance hits. Great job and hope you're happy with your "completed" build!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

The Bitfenix logo on the side is absolutely beautiful. +1

Everything blends really well together.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Good job with cable management.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice job. Lot of attention to detail.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely beautiful custom sleeved cables and cable management.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The only thing I am trying to understand is the CPU. Is this an older CPU that you already had?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The CPU is an Ivy Bridge that was purchased new in 2013. Although it's not an "ancient" CPU, it's also not one of the more recent Haswells or Skylakes. However, with the overclock, I think it'll keep meeting my needs for years to come.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I understand. That makes sense. As long as it still works for you. It saves you some money.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Sick build. Great job on the window mods!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

:D___

The underscores are the drool coming out of my mouth.. And it's still coming... faints

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

ohhh me likey (=!!!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

That keyboard is BEAST

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely. K120 > K70. What now Corsair?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

OBVIOUSLY...MATH BROOOOO

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a bunch of angles cablemanaged your build!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Great job on the side panels.

+1 3570k mafia!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! 3570k all the way.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

DUDE epic build and mod job bro!! Absolutely love how you modded it up properly! I gotta ask though...no paint mod for the GPU shroud?

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I just got the 980 Ti so I'm a little wary about modifying it right away. I think a little later down the line I'll get the itch to paint it up, but for now I'll just leave it stock.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! I'm planning on upgrading to a 980 Ti as well but I run my system on a RM650. Most builds I see have at least a 700 watt PSU when using that GPU yet, you use 600w in your rig. Do you think I should bother upgrading my PSU as well down the line?

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I purchased my first monitor back in 2013 when I was on a low budget. When I wanted to go dual monitors in 2015, I decided that it would be easiest to just pick up another one of the same model. I agree that it needs to be upgraded and I'll probably be picking up a 27" 1440p G-SYNC monitor sometime this year.