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This was built to be used for gaming and some photo and video editing with Photoshop and Lightroom.

Like so many before me, I was intending to use more restraint when choosing parts, but I am very happy with what I ended up with. I was able to take advantage of several deals that got me a higher end build than the one I was originally planning. I'm using a 28" 4K Korean monitor that I've been impressed with so far (not currently added to PCPP).

***edit: fixed problem with being unable to get into BIOS from system start by taking out the CMOS battery for a bit and replacing it. Thanks for the helpful suggestions in the comments!

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  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice Build, but, where in the world did you get the 4790K CPU at that magnificent price?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a friend who works at a company that makes CPUs. Both the processor and motherboard were had a price I wouldn't have otherwise gotten; I was very lucky.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't suppose I can get one of those at that price from you or your friend, do ya? I'm dying to get one myself, it's the only thing I need to complete my build but the price on this thing is humongous.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

I remember my first time like it was yesterday... Wait... It was yesterday!

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Lmao

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Know i know why they call you jipster69 ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey mate try a different keyboard, different port and do it from a shutdown not a restart. Nice clean build btw

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks much - ended up having to clear CMOS by taking out the battery for a bit. Weird quirk i guess, but back to running fine.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

The only problem I've run into so far has been being unable to re-enter BIOS

have you tried clearing CMOS, check your motherboard manual or turn off the computer, disconnect from outlet, press power button several times to discharge and remove battery from motherboard for more than 10 minutes. See if that helps, just remember to enable XMP profile in bios so your ram runs at rated speed.

BTW nice build!! You got some incredible prices there!!!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much for your suggestions, seems like removing the CMOS battery did the trick and now I can entee BIOS at startup.

just remember to enable XMP profile in bios so your ram runs at rated speed.

Its funny you mention the xmp profile, because one of my earlier freakouts occurred when i first started her up because I thought my ram speed was reading incorrectly before I researched and found out I had to enable xmp.

BTW nice build!! You got some incredible prices there!!!

Thanks man, I definitelt caught a couple sweet deals!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

What monitor did you use? I know you said its not on PCPP but do you have a link for it?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.amazon.com/Upstar-M280A1-28-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B00SX4WQ2A

I got a killer deal on Prime Day at Frys for this monitor - $249. It is actually perfect for my specific needs, but won't be for everyone. It's very glossy, but my desk is in a place with zero glare. The stand suuuuuucks but it is VESA compatible and I plan on mounting it. You need a displayport cable to run 60 Hz, but I made sure my GPU has one. I've heard issues running dual monitors, but I'm not planning on that. I also luckily got a monitor with no dead pixels and no dirt stuck inside. So if the planets are in line for you, the display looks incredible if you are looking for 4k.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you stil having problems getting into Bios?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

How'd you get the 980 so cheap?! Can you hook me up with that deal?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha, I wish it was something I get regularly, I'd have gotten two! I think i was the only person to come out ahead on Prime Day and scored the 980 Classified as an Amazon Warehouse deal. Was pretty risky, since I'd heard others had bad experiences, but it was in pristine condition. Fortunately I was also able to register it with EVGA.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

What LED lights are you using

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, you're absolutely right and I don't mind your saying so. A mechanical keyboard wasn't a priority right away, so I could put money towards the primary build I wanted. It's room to expand, though. I'm also looking to get a 144 Hz monitor when the higher resolution versions come down in price.

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