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This was my first real build. I built it over a couple days due to work and time constraints; mostly because I didn't want to mess it up. Lots of YouTube videos, I pretty much copied Was recommended something like this build on /r/buildapcforme. I already kinda knew what I wanted, but was open for suggestions.

  • Case: loved the look, design and feel of the H440. Was out of stock like everywhere and I saw that their packaging was kinda meh: 2 pieces of white styrofoam and a box. I picked it up at NewEgg Will-Call.

  • Fans: 2 NF-F12's and 1 red SP120 for the front 3 intake. Pulls cool air over the two hard drives, the other HD trays were removed. I love the red LED AF140 at the rear exhaust. Not too loud but I can hear it. I'm still delving into fan speed curves and all that.

  • CPU: 4690K had great reviews, I plan on overclocking it. I didn't need hyperthreading for gaming, I heard it was used for like video production or something. It fit my price range and had great reviews.

  • Mobo: Looks very cool, the dragon's claws gripping the heat sinks. Other than that, it had good reviews so yay?

  • Ram: 8 gigs and it looks cool.

  • Video Card: Works like a champ, will be overkill for 1080p so I'm told. I dont care, could of got an RX-290 or whatever that hot card is, I'm still unfamiliar with a lot AMD products . I dont really care about waiting for the 3xx series coming out. I will most likely be getting 1-2 1440p monitors in the future.

  • CPU cooler - Was originally suggest a single 140mm rad for the rear exhaust but I saw a pretty much everyone with either a 240 or 280mm rad so I decided to get a 280mm. Was a toss up between the x61, H110i, H105, and the H110. In the end, I liked the 6 year warranty, I heard the CAM software was good and continuously being worked on, and it matched the case brand. I know the fans are supposed to be pulling thru the radiator, I saw the Linus video and so now ill get some dust trapped between the rad and the fans, I'll deal with it.

  • PS: I was recommended it and I guess EVGA is good? It's Gold rated. I don't know too much about all the reputations of PS producers.

  • HDD: Standard, works for me. Not too picky.

  • Monitors: 2x 1080p- prob upgrade to 1-2 1440p. Have to research more.

  • Monitor Stand: Link

  • LED: NZXT Sleeved Red LED Cable

Haven't done any benchmarks yet, but successful first build. Some of those prices aren't correct. I live near a Microcenter and NewEgg will call so I went there and used Amazon Prime.

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Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

I see what you did that day, build a PC and made cupcakes. Very nice!

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

How is that PSU?

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey Man, Great build! I saw that your interested in 1440p monitors and so am I. I've done quite a bit of research, and based off of it I'd recommend Asus's PB278Q monitor as I am also planning to on getting it. The price is abit hefty at around 400$ though.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

LOL i just spent 20 minutes looking thru amazon and was getting lost , mixed reviews. This one looks great. I saw it at the top of the list . I will definitely consider it. Thanks!!!!

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

It looks so killer when you have it up on that glass table, good job. clean build, only thing i personally didn't linke was the led strips for NZXT. But that's a matter of taste ;)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!!! :D On second thought, the LED light strip isnt that bright. should of purchased a better strip but oh well. ill mess with it later

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

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Bill owen sells THE best LED strips and he ships all over the world (as long as you email him) i have 1 on my white nzxct (youi can fin my build at my profile) srsly, that thing can light up a ******* room :-D

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to go the same route with the CPU and GPU combo. I want to game 1440P and an ultrawide is looking mighty good (yes I know about the 50-60 Hertz...). Oculus VR is also looking good; apparently the 980's are taking VR into consideration . How's your rig handling the games your throwing at it in 1440p? I don't want to OC if I don't have too, but if I need to I can in the future and add another 980, but that's not in my budget right now.