Description

Old laptop was getting too slow for doing the photo editing I am getting more involved in. Also have never been able to edit HD video from Mountain Biking due to the time it took to comlete. Initially looked at getting a Chillblast Photo but decided it would be fun and a new experience to have a go myself.

I'll update this with my thoughts when I get a chance.

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 4 points

Nice to see someone actually have a i7 and a reason for it, not many of us these days. Too many people seem to think that an i7 makes games perform many times better and include it in their "XXBEASTiiViii"... well you get the idea.

+1, clean cable management and built to suit purpose.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers, I spent a bit of time over the cables and still didn't get them quite as neat as I'd have liked. I'm pleased with my first attempt at a build tho.

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  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

So, just because someone buys a component that they wont fully utilize, they will be downvoted by this community?

Not trying to be snarky, just trying to see if I should post my build, or if it will just get made fun of for having a 4770k.

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

You can post you build, we wont make fun of you but we will likely say there was no need to get the particular item. Unless of course you do things other than just gaming. Then it all gets a little more complex.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice. However, I would toss a GTX 750/750 Ti in there at the very least. GPU will improve your editing experience.

EDIT: I love seeing gold-themed builds, as not many people do them. I would've went with the gold Corsair memory with the tall heat spreaders. Just my opinion ;) Also, consider moving the H105 to the top exhaust of the case. Regardless, this is a beautiful build.

EDIT#2: Did you also paint the Corsair color ring and case PCI slot covers gold?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, move the H105 to exhaust through the top. You don't want hot air blowing over the rest of the components. Then move your top exhaust fans to the front to bring in cold air. Your MOBO temps will be much lower and your CPU temps will not move.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your comments. I am going to fit a gpu still researching what's going to suit me best and it was the only thing I thought that I could get away without for a while till I decide. The H105 won't fit up top as an exhaust due to thicker rad. I spent a bit of time deciding over this. Corsair recommend as an intake anyway so that it's pulling cooler air over rad so I'm going to install another fan on the bottom as an intake and maybe another on the rad as a pull. I may change the exhaust fans too and add another up top if I think it's needed. Re the memory, I was looking for gold heatsink blocks but I bought these parts over the last few months and I got the LP memory before I had decided on getting a rad to mount up front.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Regardless, looks great. If you need any advice on video cards, just ask.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

So what should I really be looking for in a video card? I'll be using Premier Elements for a start to see how I get on with video editing. I understand this program isn't too reliant on a great video card but in future I may use more advanced programs so I want to build in a bit of future proof. I already use lightroom and PS Elements quite a bit and I dont think a video card makes much difference to them thats why I thought it was the part I could get away with till I decided.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

You don't need anything super powerful. A GTX 750/750 Ti will be plenty for your needs.

EDIT: Get an EVGA GTX 750 w/ a backplate (the backplate can be bought from their website for $20 I believe). That will keep your build looking snappy lol.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

And yes, I did paint the ring on the pump. It's that going to far. My wife certainly thought so!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Love it.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

It's gorgeous.

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ALL HAIL THE KING

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

That first picture may be the most beautiful photo I have ever seen of a computer...

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

The wonders a good camera and some tidy cables can do for a build :)

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

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  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

First off... really clean build, and the parts match your usuage perfectly. I agree that adding a 750Ti would boost your graphics editing greatly (and are reasonably inexpensive). Also, if possible overclock your cpu to 4.2GHz using asus's auto overclock or try doing it yourself to get some use out of the h105. Matt

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I've already had a quick attempt today with the asus 4 way optimisation which looked to be getting 4.4Ghz I'm now away for the weekend tho and will not get a proper play until Monday. I'll report back then what I'm getting. Cheers

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful color scheme and cleanly put together. Easy +1

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

That Motherboard made me have a nerdgasm! Nice Build!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

one thing amazing.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Exact board I purchased. I love it. Cool build man. +1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build how is it performing? What have you experienced running premiere?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

£2000 build £5 mouse, xD well done