PC is used mainly for gaming. Everything works flawlessly. The HDD, headset, and speakers are not exact, but they are the same price range. And I put the price I paid down. Total Price: $2138.98
+1 nice build! The cable management can better.. If you want better performance put your gpu in the first pcie slot. (x16)
I moved the GPU to the top slot, seeing as everyone is saying the samething. My friend had told me to put it in the middle one. And yea my cable management isn't the best, but I did do the best I could, cable management in the case isn't the greatest, but if you have any tips on that, they'd be much appreciated! Thank you!
Sorry for bad english, I hope you will understand. Ehm for example the cpu powerd cable: dont let it go over the mobo but let it go around and use some tie wraps. U can also watch an guide for cable management.
Yea, it's fine, and I tried that however, this case doesn't have a hole at the top left for cable management and the cable doesn't reach through the hole at the top right, so I was forced to do that, and more tips?
Is your cpu cable long enough to let it go around the mobo? You have to let the cable go above the ram with the cable and then just go down like you did with the motherboard power cable.
Sadly no I tried, it simply isn't long enough.
Fantastic build! However, make sure you get a decent cooler for the CPU, like the CM 212 Evo, so you can overclock that bad boy.
I was thinking about going with the Be Quiet! Base 800 case and a CPU cooler, I've been looking at the Be Quiet! CPU Cooler and was wondering if it was good? And do you think I'll be able to overclock with my motherboard? My friend is telling me I won't be able to. That it could be dangerous. Do you think I could overclock to 4.4-4.5GHz? I'm really stuck, I could use some help.
Oh no, that motherboard is absolutely fine. Linus has a Z97 OC guide with an ASUS mobo, so you can search that up. With the BQ cooler, I guess you could get it to 4.5 Ghz, however the temps will be around 70-80 degrees under load (still way below operating limits, but kinda warm-ish).
Sweet! Thanks for the wonderful news! I almost bought an ASUS Sabertooth earlier, glad I waited for a response, saved me $180! Thank you very much for the help!
No problem. :)
But you should have put more money into your P.S.U instead of getting a "high-end" mouse and keyboard.
thats a pretty well regarded PSU.
Yes, that is very true.
But maybe a gold rated P.S.U.
But your build is still very nice!
Sick. work on dem cables
Thanks for sharing your build with us. Can you tell me why you picked a 512GB SSD? I am also curious as to why you chose 1333mHZ memory over the standard 1600mHZ? Lastly, the Strix only has a single 8-pin connection which many seem to indicate will minimize the ability to Overclock it... Given that, do you see any drawbacks at this time?
Again, thanks for sharing your build.
I picked a 512GB SD for my OS and the games I felt needed to be put on an SSD. And thank you for bringing that to my attention, I have the standard 1600mHZ memory, simply chose the wrong one under the parts list. And seeing as I don't know much about wattage and such, as I'm still learning, since this is my first build, I don't think I can give you an accurate answer. But as it stands, I don't really have a need to overclock my GPU, because it's tackled just about every game I've thrown at it head on.
Why did you put the gtx 970 on the bottom PCIE slot? That slot is wired for x8 only. If you put it in the top slot you will get a few more FPS.
To you and everyone else who has mentioned that, thanks, I'll move it into the top one. My friend who was helping me put the computer together told me to put it into that slot. And it's not the bottom one, it's the middle, but I'll be sure to switch it, thanks so much! This is my first building so if anyone else sees me doing something wrong, please bring it to my attention.
Nice job only thing is for that money I would've put in a advanced cooler. Maybe even a h110i but for starter upgrades I would recommend the Cooler Master 212 evo
Yes, I'm actually looking into that now. I didn't think about overclocking at the time of purchasing and building all the parts, and then I thought about it today. And so I'd need a Cooler as you said, thanks for the recommendation, I'll certainly check it out!
For 100 US dollars I do believe you were quite ripped of for that 1TB WD Caviar Blue hard drive. To my knowledge don't those go for around half that?
That was an estimation, as I got that 1TB HDD out of my old Alienware (yes, yes, I know lol) and I believe it was $100 extra to add another one in, and that's where I got my number but if they're only going for $50 I'll change it, thanks.
Cable management could use a tweek or two, also having your gpu at the lowest slot will hurt your performance(8x slot and having your gpu so close to the psu will make it harder for the gpu to breath).
Nice build mate, why didn't you place your GPU into the 1st PCI express slot? I know a few people above have already mentioned this but I was wondering what the reasoning was behind it?