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Hi. This is my first build and came about as a result f my old PC not being able to run modern games and as a reward for finishing school. The build went smoothly. My main problems in the build were, the installation of the h100i cpu cooler (Installed the wrong way, installed at the wrong time, ec) and the ram (had to push the mother board to breaking point for them to lock in. My cable management is something that I will work on over time but at least the case shuts.

Here are my thoughts on some of the parts:

CPU: The i5 4670k is the go to for gaming builds and has, even without overclock proved capable performance for the build. I do plan to overclock eventual (after i do more research of the subject) but for it is sufficient.

CPU Cooler: Keeps the CPU cool and should supply a decent overclock later down the line

Motherboard Apart from looking fantastic it is a great value for money board with lots of features designed to optimist gaming.

Storage: Coming from never owning an SSD to owning one the difference is astonishing, the 8 second boot makes life so much easier. The WD black is also fast which is awesome.

GPU: My old pc had an ATI radion HD 5579 which sucked *** so the switch to a 760 is like moving out of the dark ages. Thought about getting a radion 280x but a friend talked me out of it. Only regret is that i purchased before nvidia slash their prices to keep up with AMD's new cards.

The monitor Was looking for a cheaper 1ms response time monitor went with this one and couldn't be happier. The double hdmi inputs also mean that my ps3 has a new home.

The case: This was probably the biggest risk of the build, i decided on it because it fit the red and black theme and did very little research... but the risk total paid off as the case was easy to build in and looks amazing, cant help but smile very rime i see it in all its glory.

PSU: As i plant to possibility sli or buy an upgraded card in the future in the future i needed something over with at least 750 Watts. I chose this one in particular for its great price and because it came with a free $25 140mm fan, also it is semi modular which is never a bad thing.

The accessories(Mouse,Keyboard and Head Set): When choosing them i ha didn't realize they where all from Tt, but it worked out well in the end. The mouse looks nice and plays well and the extra buttons are a great addition to how i can play games, the only down side is the buttons are overly sensitive and i keep accidentally clicking, but that's something i can get used to. As for the keyboard I brought it for the red back light mostly and it been good for playing on also I was skeptical about the fan and is it was actually necessary buy iv actually come to like it. And lastly the dead set, it works well, haven't put it through any strenuous testing yet. My only complaint is that it hurts little to wear for long periods(If a game is good enough though I tend to forget about it) however that was the same with my old headset so i might just have a sensitive head or something.

My plans for the future are to sli or get a better gpu, add some more fans and internal LED's.

Thanks for reading.

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Comments

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

Are you able to remove the top half of the HDD cage? iF so you should as it increases airflow. To match your build i suggest in investing in Corsair AFs. Other than that, nice build. Hows the monitor?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the recommendation. As for removing the upper HDD cage that's a no, there is no upper cage it's just one big cage but there is a 140mm fan on the bottom in front of the PSU that should counter the effects of not being able to remove a HDD cage, also the case supports 2 120mm fans on the back of the HDD rack which i will try to get as an upgrade in the future. The monitor works great, was blown away by how Columbia from bio shock infinite looks on it.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

any complaints bout the monitor? I might get it too but i can be a perfectionist sometimes

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

No complaints about the monitor it works perfectly fine for me. However given my past experiences with my old pc, this monitor is a huge step up which might overshadow my ability to see flaws in it. (sorry if that's kinda vague. That being said this monitor has had lots of positive reviews from what I have seen.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

totally agree with you. A good flow of cool air would make a big difference. Most cases don't have a mid HDD tray cuz no one uses it.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Great Build, Nice color scheme, nice description. +1

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, would've gotten a 770 or a 280x That one Cougar fan is giving me OCD.

But It's still an awesome build indeen! +1

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Where'd you get the case link please :D

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is a link to the page i brought it from:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=23579&zenid=5aa7fa20f2d3c05772494cb88e0e06ba

Absolutely loved working with this case XD

  • 77 months ago
  • -3 points

nothing better than 1 HDD + 1 SSD in a 8 HDD system. I'm still scratching my head at why they still build these. Great build otherwise.

  • 77 months ago
  • 4 points

What?

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

Probably because they can? Sort of like why you buy a car to have 12 cup holders when probably you will never be using anywhere near that amount. So if there is someone who wants that case and use 8 HDD's they can.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

True but drinks usually arent 60+$....