Description

This is the first computer I've built myself. I just moved out and I needed to get a computer. I wanted to get something nice since I graduated and got a real job. It's mainly for gaming. I plan on getting a CPU cooler for overclocking and another GTX 780 but I need to buy other things first. The pics aren't that great. I'll upload more soon.

Comments

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

Only problem I have is with the case... I despise fans on side windows/panels but that's just my preference

Regardless this is an awesome build and will serve you very very well for a long time especially if you are going to get another 780 haha

+1

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Just out of curiosity, why don't you like fans on side panels? You like bigger windows?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya I like to see what I put together haha. Having a fan in the way just bugs me. Both of my builds have a nice side window for viewing the inside of the case.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Puts a lot of nice cool air right on your board / cards though.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

That's true! I never said functionally that they are a bad feature I just personally don't like it as it blocks my view haha

The airflow in my case is very good from the front to my two GPUs so a side window fan is not something that I need

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

How is this a noob build its amazing

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I called it a noob build because it's the first PC that I have built. I spent a lot of time researching to figure out what parts I want. And I wanted the name to be different than just "My First Build" since that's what most people call theirs. :)

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Just curious, what major did you graduate with?

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

I see you're a noob too. :) I have a Bachelor's in Computer Science.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

you plan on getting another 780? lol why? what are you going to be using it for ? :)

  • 75 months ago
  • 6 points

To stab us poor people with a larger blade :|

Anyways, great build mate, and man, do I need money for my next build :(

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

lmfao :c I know what you're saying.. but hey, im saving up for my build (GTX 780 as well) :D I will definitely upload it because its going to be really clean looking..

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

My issue is that im not on a constant budget, meaning it might get higher or lower depending on some factors.

But in no way am I capable of getting the 780....not possible :(

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

The monitor has a 144 refresh rate. To get up to the higher frame rates for most new games, I need two 780s. And I admit, it may not be completely necessary, but I kinda wanted to go big. :)

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

you could turn down the AA one notch :p how do you like the monitor? I was thinking about getting it too!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the monitor. I think it's great. I read a lot of reviews and it seemed it was the best gaming monitor for the price. High refresh rate and response time. Picture quality is good in my opinion.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Well if this is a "noob" build, I don't even wanna know what people would be calling my first build :P This looks great but just wondering, what cooler are you planning on getting?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

My explanation of why it's a "noob" build is in a response above. As far as a cooler goes, I'm really not sure. I did some research and a Corsair H80i or better looks good. I need to do more research but I have to wait because I just moved out and got stuff for the apartment to buy.

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

If you're going to go with a closed loop liquid CPU cooler, I would suggest either a Corsair H100i (or comparable 240mm cooler) or a high-quality air cooler (such as the CM Hyper 212 EVO). The 120mm liquid units don't tend to out-perform their air cooled rivals by an amount significant to justify their added price.

With the air flow of those four massive fans, an air cooler would probably do just fine at whatever you want to OC that thing to (and they're pretty cheap). Mind you, if you're dead-set on a liquid job, if a 240mm radiator will fit in that case, it's a much better value for the money over a single 120mm unit.

Great build though.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I'm not dead-set on a liquid cooler so I'll keep that in mind. I just saw it mentioned a lot in forums and saw it got good reviews. Thanks for the info.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't get me wrong, the H80i is a good CPU cooler, it's just that you won't see any significant improvement in a case with the amount of airflow yours has.

If, on the other hand you are building a small form factor, M-ITX build where the space is cramped or airflow is hard to come by, you'll probably see a major improvement with a smaller liquid cooler.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

So this is what n00bs do these days? Sick build buddy! Enjoy it. SLI 780 is going to be outta this world. Enjoy!

I bought the same monitor for my 760 sli setup a week ago, BIG DIFFERENCE!

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  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

"noob"