Okay. I am doing this nearly after 10 years. I stopped at Pentium 4

As you would have noticed I am not much for the aesthetics.

Wanted to build one for my dev needs, keeping in mind future upgrades.

Some of the build highlights

  • The monitor I got was a pleasant surprise. I did not intend to buy this monitor initially. However my vendor did not have what I wanted at that time, It isn't great for a super-duper gaming , but it does serve as a good monitor for most part of the basic needs.

  • AMD TR4 retention frames on this MB is a pain in the wrong place. The screws don't catch as they should. Only to realize later that it is everybody's problem with these boards. So if you are building one, don't be afraid in applying a bit more pressure while screwing !

  • I haven't tweaked any settings yet. But all the benchmarks performed as expected, except for the graphics card. It under-performed a little in most of the benchmarks

    EDIT(09-Nov): GC is performing as expected

  • Corsair 760 T is one another part for which i haven't done much re-search, but like it did for monitor, i am more than happy with what I got. Those removable HDD bays are a god send

  • This Asus MB, is full of stuffs. WiFi antennas and 10G gigabit is more than what you expect. I am getting atleast 20% faster performance on a cat-6 cable when compared to my laptop

  • Another pain point of building, was the position of micro-usb on the kraken x62 water colling. Length of the USB plug just blocks 2 DIMM slots :(. I had to use dual-channel config.

Let me know if you need to know anything specific.

If you are an Indian buyer and wondering what was the cost for all this, its 3.20,000 INR

Also, I bought a Dell Mouse and KB combo, well what can I say, its the only mistake i made i think. Not back-lit.

Part Reviews


If you have the money buy it

CPU Cooler

Beware that the micro usb cable may block your DIMM slots


Lot of perks. AMD retention socket needs patience. You are an RGB person than you will probably want to buy it


Well, it does the job. And lights up too


I had thought a lot about it before buying. You don't do that. Just buy it.


Meh. It was required and its there

Video Card

I am not sure if its performing to its fullest potential. Need to test more


Full tower. Lots of space. Removable as well side door panel. Doesn't break easily.

Power Supply

Cable management can be a bit of a mess. Hard cables don't bend easily

Operating System

I am not gonna say anything.


Personally, the best part of my build. Period.

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  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Why such a low-end PSU for such a high end system?

Other than that, this is pretty beast.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Good question. I was on a budget !! If I am adding a new GC, i will upgrade the PSU later.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

what is the purpose of you building this system? i'd say you overkill it but it will last though. awesome build. current PSU will do but why cheap out on it since you got the money?

build part score: 9/10 cable management: 6/10

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I am developer/designer with some gaming. I will also be running a lot of VMs, working on Linux as well.

Cable Management: 1/10, (I didn't manage the cables, they managed themselves :) )

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi. Any RAM issues in regards to stability or OC'ing? I've read the recommended speed is 2666MHz.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry for the delayed response, I am running at 2933, anything above than that is ending up in boot loop, not sure if the beta 804 version of BIOS updated fixed it.. I haven't tried.

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

That Gigabyte GC is 63,760 INR which is roughly 950 US as per today's numbers... These electronic items are usually imported and hence costlier compared to US prices.

Regarding, performance, when I tested more it was performing as per the expectation.

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