Description

I built this computer to play games at 1440p at high refresh rates and watch movies and videos on my 4K TV. I Plan to get a Geforce GTX 1080 (Most Likely a EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 card ) unless a 1080 Ti comes out before I get the graphics card then i will get the EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 of that tier so i can play VR and get higher refresh rates in graphically demanding games.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

this cooler is a vary good value for money cooler if you want something other then the stock Intel or AMD cooler and keeps my i7 4790k at idle around 30c and load 60c unlike the Intel cooler that had my cpu at idle around 40c and load 77c.

Motherboard

This Motherboard is amazing because it supports 7.1 speakers and has awesome dual Ethernet ports that support internet teaming for fast internet speeds. This motherboard has lots of USB ports most of the ports are USB 3.0 there is some USB 2.0 plus this motherboard has a m.2 slot. and it overclocks vary nicely.

Storage

This SSD IS great because it has a good read and write speed and is really reliable in my opinion.

Video Card

This Graphics Card can take any game that is thrown at it. it get 100-80 fps on GTA V max settings at 1080p, 1440p it gets around 75-60 fps and 4k around 50-35 fps.

Case

Love this case it got decent cable managing for all your cables and if you will be using a lot of HDD then you will have the room for it. it has good cooling and the space to fit all your hardware.

Operating System

Cortana is a little buggy but other than that I love Windows 10

Fan Controller

really wish this worked with the cam software in some way but it works fine for what i needed and if i really wanted a fan controller that work with the cam software then i should have got the grid+ v2 but hay it does not look as cool on you computer am i right.

Headphones

This Gaming headset has really good sound quality and with its 7.1 channel makes every thing sound so real. I would recommend this headset to any gamer looking for a good headset for a descent price and quality

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 5 points

If you're not video editing, don't get an i7. It MIGHT give you 2-3 FPS, but it's not worth it. For this build, Noctua fans would be good, but are somewhat ugly. For fans that look good, and are quiet like noctua fans, I would recommend the be quiet! Silentwings 2 fans. Also, If you want more than 2-3 fans, I would also pick up the NZXT Grid+ v2. Another thing. 32 GB of RAM isn't really necessary for gaming. Your best bet for 4K would be another 980Ti, not an i7 or 32GB of ram. Also, GET A NEW PSU IMMEDIATELY! Seriously, it's that bad. The brand the Cougar PSUs are based off of is Tier FIVE. That PSU WILL destroy this build. I would get an EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750w.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

May i suggest better cable management? Also, you do not need more RAM for better game performance, it won't help at all. The PSU wattage is WAY op for what your system has....

  • 43 months ago
  • 4 points

that cable management is gross... and he could've gotten a better SSD and a less powerful psu.

  • 43 months ago
  • 4 points

So, so true. Good thing: the management is fixable. Bad thing: the crooked case stickers are almost certainly not.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Kill them with fire

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! +1

If its cooling that you're after, I suggest Noctua's fans. But if its looks you're after, I guess any led fans would do the trick. And about upgrade your cpu, in my opinion Core i7 is rather unnecessary if your main purpose was gaming. Just saying, no offence.

Also wonder how's your experience with Windows 10? Does it buggy or something?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

There not really any issues with Windows 10 in terms of compatibility with my parts. The only real bug issues you see is cortona

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The selling point is its weakest point, eh? Ironic... XD

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you mean

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct me if I wrong

"The only real bug issues you see is cortona"

As far as I know, Cortana is one of Win10 selling point, now you say it is buggy so I just found it ironic

Sorry, english is not my first language...

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

well the issue with Cortana is that when you ask it something it gets all f up the only way you will be able to fix the issue it to get a certified microphone for Cortana which is dumb. but at lest it does not mess up all the time.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a nice build. I agree that you probably won't see a huge advantage with an i7 cpu. The only problem is the cable management. There's no excuse to have that spaghetti monster. That case allows plenty of room to route cables around the back of the motherboard tray. Nice set of parts but please get the cables out of the way.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

don't get more ram, go for a better cooler and overclock your CPU for comparable performance to an i7

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Without sounding rude, good is not a name I would use in the title of this build. It is essentially okay, although the SSD is a poor choice especially at this kind of budget, also the PSU is way overkill and will not be running within its optimal efficiency curve at all. Cable management is very poor.

Noctua fans would be my recommendation but 3 of them will cost the same as your SSD..

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the help in choosing a fan to cool my computer I will look into them I plan on getting sli in the future so that's why I got the power supply I did

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I will Fix my cable management

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

you should see mine then when I put it up. looks like 100 pair of headphones all shaken together.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

should fix that not only fixing will help it look good but it will help a little with air flow

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Should I use a HyperX Fury red 2 4gb kit I have or get 16gb kit

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks everyone for the comments and input on helping me with my build I will take all of this into consideration.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe he doesn't know what cable management is......Wikipedia says..............

Cable management From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Cabling secured with cable ties A bad case of "cable spaghetti"

Cable management refers to the installation of equipment to secure cables for electrical services in a building. The term is used for products or workmanship. Cable management is important in information technology (IT), communications, and power distribution.

Cable management both supports and contains cables during installation, and makes subsequent maintenance or changes to the cable system easier. Products such as cable trays, cable ladders, and cable baskets are used to support a cable through cabling routes.

The IT industry needs data cables to be added, moved, or removed many times during the life of the installation. It is usual practice to install "fixed cables" between cabling closets or cabinets. These cables are contained in cable trays etc., and are terminated at each end onto patch panels in the communications cabinet or outlets at the desktop. The circuits are then interconnected to the final destination using patch cords.

Cables can easily become tangled, making them difficult to work with, sometimes resulting in devices accidentally becoming unplugged as one attempts to move a cable. Such cases are known as "cable spaghetti".

Just trying to help.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I fixed my cables and now it dose not look so bad anymore

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

you should get Seasonic platinum 860w or the X series, that PSU will burn your parts, it's not a reliable PSU brand seriously

  • 43 months ago
  • 0 points

I got the power supply I did because I might sli my 980 ti if you guys think it's a good idea

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