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(First PC Build) From Budget to Beast [Razer Theme]

by neilbe4me

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Date Published

Nov. 11, 2015

Date Built

Nov. 9, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.072 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.4 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

Description

[Birth Date: 11/9/2014]

Pictures will be updated throughout the week so stay tuned! I'm planning on doing more cable management whenever I have the time.

If anyone wants any close ups on any specific part, let me know!

This was my very first build! (It is still in process of being fully completed. I am pending ugprades)

I was doing some research about building a PC a year ago and I have always wanted one because all of my friends did it. What do friends do to other friends? Force them to conform and by jolly I conformed. I initially started off planning my part list to be more on the budget friendly side because money is always an issue. I first set my part list to around $600. Then I got power hungry; I raised my limit to $800. I still didn't think I was going to get the performance I wanted. Then I bumped it to $1000, even if it meant it had to prolong my PC's Birth Date. Guys, the thirst is real. The build now says $1400 because that's the total I've spent up to today but when the PC was first born, I only had thrown $1000 on the table.

Now being that this is my first computer build, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I researched for days on out, morning to night. I didn't realize there were so many different brands and so many different models and parts. I even considered buying a pre-built iBUYPOWER gaming computer. After further research I realized that building your own computer is the way to go and it's fully customizable. When searching for my parts, I tried my hardest to find all blue parts. I wanted the blue colored scheme to resemble my cold temperatures and blue is my favorite color. However after acquiring the NZXT Hue, I changed everything to green just to match my Razer Peripherals.

I am debating on whether to add a new SSD [Samsung 850 PRO] because the SSD now is slower than it once was, and I heard great things about the Samsung 850 PRO. It's fast and extremely reliable. I would just have to back up my program files from my existing SSD to one of my HDD, then reinstall the OS on the Samsung.

I am also debating on whether to change motherboards. I want to upgrade motherboards because (the thirst is real, just kidding) whenever I do purchase my 980Ti, I want a bigger and beefier motherboard. The mid range one I have now is much smaller compared to high end motherboards. The thing is, is it a need vs is it a want? The motherboard now can certainly handle it, I won't be using SLI, and I can still overclock so the motherboard I have now will still suffice whenever I do upgrade my GPU.

I am also eventually wanting to have a three monitor setup whenever I can go to IKEA and find a larger desk to be able to place three monitors and the tower all on the same platform.

Now let's get on with the parts and why I chose them and how its performance has been this past year.

[Tower Cover - Computer Dust Solutions]: I am adding this to the list just in case any one else wants to know where I found this case. I got the Server Tower size case. The dimensions are perfect for the 750D. I put this cover on every time I turn off the PC. The dust build up will be extremely minimal. What I also like about the case, is that the rear panel is just short enough to where I can keep all my cables plugged in my Rear I/O so I never have to plug anything out when covering it up! Computer Dust Solutions Tower Cover

What do you all prefer? Razer Blue Theme or Razer Green Theme?

Part Reviews

CPU

I selected this CPU because it best suit my needs. This computer was going to mainly be for gaming and streaming. The i5-4690K easily handles all of this. I also wanted to be able to over-clock in the future. I was really on the fence about getting an i5 or an i7 but after finding out what my needs are for this PC, the i5 was the better fit. Plus, I was able to get it for $200 at my local MicroCenter so I saved a lot on costs. Performance wise, it's great. On idle it sits around the mid 20's and under-load it sits around the 50's. Keep in mind I live in Texas so it is already hotter than an oven so these temperatures are excellent.

CPU Cooler

This CPU Cooler wasn't purchased until last month. I've been using the stock cpu heat sink until I acquired this bad boy. I switched to a water cooling setup simply because it looks cool, it keeps my temperatures colder, and it will also help with my overclocking in the future. The software NZXT CAM is all right. I wouldn't give it five stars because it is a little buggy. At least it monitors CPU and GPU temps, you can control fan speeds and has awesome light-up features. I never had any issues with noises that a lot of people complain about. I only had a bubbling noise when the device was initially set up because all of the liquid needed to "break in" when it's first turned on. I am only rating 4 stars because the light feature on the kraken is a little off. If I try and select blue, it gives me a white color. If I try and select a bright red, it gives me orange. If I try to select dark red, it gives me magenta. It looks like only green works accurately for me. And the software is a little buggy. Other than that, it does the job and keeps my temperatures low.

Motherboard

I selected this motherboard because this was the best bang for my buck at the time. It offered overclocking capabilities, it had good ratings, and it was blue. It does not have SLI capabilities but that's okay with me. I didn't want to touch the realm for SLI nor was SLI in my budget. I also got this motherboard at MicroCenter for $80 so I could not pass that deal up. The BIOS is very easy to maneuver around. There are a bunch of drivers and utility programs that come with it that I never use, so I sort of consider it bloatware but, meh. It's not affecting performance.

Memory

I selected this RAM because of its highly rated reviews, speed, price and color. I initially only had bought one of these and only had 8GB of RAM in my PC. I didn't get 16GB of RAM until half a year later. These sticks are great. Each pair of sticks only cost me $40 on New Egg. Nothing really else to say. They do the job, they look really cool with the blue heat spreader and it matches with my blue motherboard.

Storage

I selected this SSD because of the capacity and price. I purchased this at MicroCenter for only $50. That's an amazing price for an SSD of that size. I only needed an SSD large enough for Windows 8.1 and some programs. After a year, I noticed that the start up isn't as fast as it used to be when I first installed it. It used to be a 10 second start up but now it's longer. Not sure if it's because of all the programs I have installed (which isn't a lot) or just age. And for this decrease in performance, I'm giving 4 stars.

Storage

I selected this HDD because of the capacity and price. My Steam Library wasn't that big to begin with so I figured that 1 TB full of space is enough to start off with. This was only $50 at MicroCenter as well. It works well, it didn't take long to setup. It's also blue so that was a great match for my initial theme :D

Storage

This HDD was purchased several months after the Birth Date. I selected this HDD because of the capacity and price. This was being sold on Amazon for only $70! I definitely had to snag this one for the price. I never had any issues when installing and partitioning it. It was easy as 1, 2, 3.

Video Card

Now before you guys flame me on this one, keep in mind this was initially a budget build! $100 on New Egg for this GPU is a great bargain. People really need to stop shunning this graphics card. It's an amazing card for the price. In League of Legends, I'm around 200-300 FPS on max settings. In GTA V I'm around 50 FPS on high settings. In Tera I'm around 60 FPS on high settings. In CS:GO I'm around 100-200 FPS on max settings. Those are examples of completely different types of games and the graphics card doesn't even break 60C. It's a powerful little work horse. This is probably the best budget graphics card out there IMO in regards to performance and temperatures. I am in the market of purchasing a 980Ti. Ever since I used this 750Ti, I want to continue the Ti Legacy so whenever I have more funds, I'll upgrade to the 980Ti but as for my gaming experiences, the 750Ti does just what I need.

Case

I selected this case because of its size, modularity, aesthetics, window size and tool-free capabilities. This is a beautiful case. I know some of you will say that it's over-kill but it really isn't. I wanted a budget build, with room to improve in the future. This is exactly that. The size is perfect. I love the ability to remove or rearrange the HDD bays. I was able to move the HDD bays from the bottom of the case to be suspended beneath the Optical Drives, that way I can add two intake fans on the bottom of the case for more positive pressure. I love how it's tool-free so I can remove the side panels with the thumb screws. I can also remove the SSD brackets as well be just lifting a latch. I can add HDDs by just flexing the HDD tray wide enough to where the HDD will sit inside and the pegs fit inside the holes. The grommets are very spacious for better cable management. This case allows me to have 7-8 fans total. The front fans and the filter is easily accessible by just pushing on the front panel. The top of the case comes with a filter. The window practically takes up one whole side panel so I can admire all of my components without any obstruction.

Power Supply

I selected this PSU because it was semi-moduler (though it really might as well be considered fully modular because the only cable that isn't modular is the huge main cable to power up the motherboard. That cable has to exist anyway so there's no point in making that cable modular. Unless someone prefers third party cables). It was also 750W which is plenty enough for all of my components for my build and I'm big on efficient so I had to get at least a Gold Certified PSU. I purchased this PSU for only $50 on New Egg so that's a great price. It also came with multiple PCI, SATA and Molex cables.

Wireless Network Adapter

I selected this simply because it offers wifi + bluetooth and it was cheap. I do like how the antennae is magnetic so I can place it anywhere on my tower and the antennae can be positioned straight up or sideways so that helps with aesthetics. However I don't like how often times the wifi would randomly disconnect. Now I usually use Ethernet anyway so this isn't an issue for me but because the wifi randomly disconnects, the task bar opens up a notification and sometimes when I'm in game, the notification either blocks my screen or it minimizes my game completely so that's a hassle and a nuisance. I'm giving it 3 stars because of that annoying pop up and constantly disconnecting.

Case Fan

I acquired these fans several months after the Birth Date. These fans were pretty inexpensive and I liked the fact that it has rubberized mounting screws to reduce fan noise and help with easy install. Unfortunately, I was unable to utilize the rubberized mounting screws and I ended up having to use regular screws. That was my fault because I didn't realize that the rubberized mounting screws wouldn't work with the bottom of my case. I won't take off for performance due to my lack of research. Even with these fans installed using regular screws, these are still dead silent and they keep the inside of my case pretty cool.

Case Accessory

I purchased this several months after the Birth Date. I selected this simply for the aesthetics. It does the job. The only negative thing I would note about this product is that the adhesive is poor. I love the different shades of color it has and the different lighting modes. Other than the poor adhesive, the lights look great. It really illuminates my whole case. There length of the lights was just perfect for my tower, it fit all the way around without any overlapping. After I purchased this, I changed my theme from blue to green just so I could match my peripherals. I am giving this 4 stars because of the poor adhesive.

Monitor

When I was looking for a monitor, I wanted to look for a response time of < 4ms and refresh rate of > 60 hz. This monitor has a response time for 2 ms and refresh rate of 60 hz and I purchased it on New Egg for only $100. This was the best bang for my buck at the time. I love this monitor. The gaming experience is awesome. I do love how it has the Blue Light feature. At night, the screen brightness really strains my eyes and I don't like Flux and I usually leave my Gunnar Glasses at work. Blue Light feature even has multiple settings for gaming, movies, or reading.

Keyboard

I have always been a fan of Razer and I love the green clicky keys. I really like how the keyboard has a USB port and headphone/mic jacks on the side. This makes for easy access if I wanted to use headphones or plug in a PS3 controller. The cables are nice and thick for durability. The only minor issue I have with it is (and I'm not sure if this is the keyboard's fault of my tower's fault) when I plug in the headphone jack into my tower, sometimes I only hear out of one side and the other side is muted, or sometimes both are muted and I have to turn the jack clockwise or counter clock wise to get it to where the sound is properly coming out of both sides. The software to setup macros is very nice. I am going to give 4 stars for the poor headphone output jack. You pay $100 for a mechanical keyboard and they cheap out on the cables.

Mouse

I have always been a fan of Razer and I love the thumb buttons. These really help with games that require multiple buttons like League of Legends or Tera. The mouse is really smooth and very responsive. It's also extremely ergonomic. The software to setup macros is very nice. The cable is extremely long so this helps for anyone who have a hard time reaching their tower if it's far away from them. It also helps for peripheral cable management! I got this for a pretty good price. It was $50 on Amazon.

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ssaulsbu 2 points 42 months ago

That's a humongous case! Plenty of room for expandability.

No point in upgrading your motherboard unless you're looking for IO ports or certain features. You certainly wouldn't see any performance difference.

If you plan on upgrading your SSD, just clone it to the new drive. No need to reconfigure your OS.

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Thanks a lot! I do love the room. More room = better air flow = colder components!

You right, I probably wouldn't even experience a significant increase in FPS so it wouldn't be worth it to purchase another motherboard. I don't need any more IO ports especially since I have the NZXT IU01. If I need to add an optical drive or anything else I can just add it to the external usb expansion header.

That helps a lot! I'll definitely look into how to clone drives from SSD to another. I just need to buy another SATA cable.

@ssaulsbu You have a pretty nice budget build! How did you manage to get Windows 8.1 for $15 haha. Hows your 750Ti holding up? I still love mine.

ssaulsbu 1 point 42 months ago

Thanks for the kind words! I got Win8 as student upgrade pricing. Couldn't pass it up!

The 750Ti plays everything I throw at it quite well at 1080p (some stuff even at 1440p). I'm constantly surprised at the power it has for such a low price.

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Haha well damn. I need to find a way to get on those student discounts.

Yeah! The 750Ti is so good for it's price. I don't know why so many people frown upon this GTX when it's cheap, budget friendly, and can handle demanding games at 1080P with excellent FPS.

johngerges582 1 point 42 months ago

Yeah! The 750Ti is so good for it's price. I don't know why so many people frown upon this GTX

Some people do it because the 750ti is beaten by the R7 265 , which is usually in the same price range.

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

But don't those cards generally run hotter than NVIDIA?

EdInk 11 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

+1 for solid components. Where did you find that PC cover and what's it called. Is there a generic name for it? I'm guessing you didn't come across the Phanteks Enthoo Luxe :D

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Thank you sir!

I saw it on Amazon. It's awesome, the dimensions for the cover are perfect for my case. I got the Server Tower size case. I put this cover on every time I turn off the PC. The dust build up will be extremely minimal. I wish it came in black though :( Here's the link. http://www.amazon.com/Computer-Dust-Solutions-Antistatic-Translucent/dp/B00DTGG150

I attached this link to the part in my part list but I guess since it's marked as Purchased, the link doesn't appear anymore. What I also like about the case, is that the rear panel is just short enough to where I can keep my peripherals plugged in to my USB 3.0 ports in the back along with my Ethernet cable and HDMI and DVI cables. So I never have to plug anything out when covering it up!

And no I didn't haha. That's a nice case too! It looks like a refrigerator lol

EdInk 11 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

They are. I had the 750D in mind too as they were built for water cooling..but chose the Luxe for the LED's ( I was cajoled to have LED's)..but yeah, thanks for the link. Checking it out now.

OnilEssallal 2 points 42 months ago

You took the time to write the description +1 just for that would give more if I could for everything else,

I am also doing a very similar build same motherboard,case different ram but still blue and am debating whether to get the i5 4690k or i7 4790K.

Great build anyways I also feel that in time I should upgrade the motherboard as its mid range but then ill probably use the same features so probably not worth it lol, just think on what you're gonna do with it!

Enjoy it to the max!

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Thanks! I know a lot of people really appreciate product reviews because it helps people decide if they are thinking about purchasing a specific part and it also helps if other people are trying to troubleshoot a specific part, they can see the views if someone else also ran into any issues and if they have any solutions.

I was on that huge debate also; i5-4690K or i7-4790K. If money isn't an issue, then you should just go with an i7-4790K. I stuck it out with the i5 because I can get it brand new for $200 and this is a budget build after all. I won't do anything other than gaming and streaming. Also, if you do plan on doing intensive tasks such as video editing and rendering on top of gaming, I would also consider getting the i7. You have much more "insurance" (so to speak) that way, if you were to do any demanding tasks.

OnilEssallal 1 point 42 months ago

Yeah I agree the thing is im only 15 and want to do a little bit of everything to discover if I like something specificly but what if then dont really like any of those things?? I know the i5 4690K could do it just not as fast and Ive never had an i7 :( AGHHH but one thing I know ill be doing is gaming so theres that

BingoFishy 2 points 42 months ago

I'd recommend the i5. Even for light video/photo editing/3d modeling/etc. I figure it'd work well. If you really want to do heavy video editing and stuff, go for X99 and get a 5820/30k

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

If that's the case, I would see if you know of any friends if they have an unlocked i7 and see how they like it and what type of tasks they try to run on their PC's. I don't know your monetary situation but if you don't have one at 15, that's great! Like I said, if budget isn't an issue, and you want to have more in your PC just so you can have more, then go ahead and buy the i7! If budget is tight, you will not be disappointed with the i5. Plus, the stock heat sink on the i5 is wonderful. I've tried stressing out my CPU a little and the max temperature on the stock heat sink was in the high 50's. I never got anywhere where 70.

OnilEssallal 1 point 42 months ago

Nah here in Puerto Rico no one knows about tech seriously at least most of my friends haha

so yet to use an unlocked i7 or actually use the program and budget is kind of a problem but if I wait a few weeks or 1 month maybe I can get those extra dollars

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Ah, I see.

Well here's my two cents. Gaming doesn't benefit from i7s. Don't fall for popular media, use an i5, it's one of the most solid, stable, and long-lasting chips money can buy. For multi core optimized software, streaming and rendering in general, the higher core/thread count on the FX 83xx and i7 series does matter however. There isn't a significant difference in FPS between the two CPU's you're debating on.

Check out this link

If you scroll to the bottom where you see the chart labeled "1920 x 1080, max details, max AA, max AF" The i7 and the i5 do not even have a significant different in FPS. The i5 actually performed better than the i7.

den0saur 2 points 42 months ago

Very nice build you have there, and shortly but informatively described about everything. Obviously +1. I also like Razer and love how all your system looks :3 Well done.

I wish i could do a build like this. Before registering on this website i didn't even had a rough idea how much details cost now and that a machine like this can cost so much, 1000$ just insane (especially in Ukraine with all that country economic).

I got my mind made up a bit now :)

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 2 points 42 months ago

Thanks for the compliment!

Aw man I would imagine that parts overseas would cost about an arm and a leg there. :\

I'm glad I could help you make up your mind on some parts. If you have any questions regarding any of the parts or if you're on the fence about a specific item, let me know and I'll do the best I can to help you out!

den0saur 1 point 42 months ago

No, thank you, appreciate that. Never had a PC(and won't in near future for sure), just my notebook so i was just curious about these things, and found this website actually very nice resource :)

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 2 points 42 months ago

Yes it is, the community here is generally very nice and helpful. We want the PC Master Race to grow exponentially!

PS1054205 2 points 42 months ago

woah wtf, is that gpu power connector on the very left side? havent seen that before xD

REaL nice build. Like real nice xD I was like that too with changing up the color scheme. My favorite color is green but i didnt think green went well with computers so i got a blue nzxt guardian 921 case. I loved it. When i went to the store for a kb/m, I was originally going to get the cm storm devastator in blue but they ran out of stock. So for an extremely pricey birthday gift from my dad, He bought me the same kb. I returned my case and got a razer h440 case and now, i have a green build now. Ive learned that black or white with any accent colour should look great lol.

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

LOL yeah it is... Asus GTX 750Ti is weird like that I supposed. I'm so used to seeing the power connector on the right side or even the middle because the left side is usually where the SLI connectors are. I hate how the power connector is on the left like that just dangling there. It looks so awkward.

Thanks for the compliment! I put a lot of research and work into it. Man green works EXTREMELY well with computers. Especially if the Tower is black and your mouse and keyboard have green backlighting :D. I wish I could get better pictures but iPhone's suck in dark lighting.

Man that's an awesome gift from your dad though! Green builds FTW! Do you have any pictures of it? I'd like to see it.

PS1054205 2 points 42 months ago

Sure :DD i will post pictures once I finish upgrading it (better fans, stock ones suck hard, and some leds to brighten it up, not sure to go with green or rgb and green lmao) if you check out my build, you can see specs at least. its called razer sharp cause of razer and a song you may or may not of heard :P

Your opinion on if I should get Green leds from bitfenix (alchemy 2.0) Or make a (still imaging if it will evenly look remotely nice) a black base, green secondary and chroma accent? the nzxt hue+ to be exact. The only green things will be the razer logo and my kb.

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Hey dude! Awesome build! We got the same cpu cooler, monitor and keyboard too!

I really like how you're getting a platinum certified PSU. +1 for efficiency. Going green just like your builds ;) haha

I would still get the nzxt hue instead of the alchemy. There's a bunch of colors to choose from which you can always change to in the future by just a click and turn of a knob, you can choose from a bunch of brightness settings and even modes, from breathing to flashing or cycling or solid.

Even people on this link seem to agree hue > alchemy. http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/11670-nzxt-hue/

PS1054205 1 point 42 months ago

You put so much time and effort into writing these, its great! :DD

When looking at this build, I saw the kb and cooler to and thought to my self the same thing, but when you mention the monitor, I didnt even realize we had the same ones xD

As for the psu, it was on sale and i originally had a cx psu. it was on the priority upgrades list :P SInce it was on sale for such a good price, i decided to pull the trigger on it (most of the things i got were on sale after some mail in rebates :P)

For the nzxt hue, its actually the newer one called the hue+. Its 2.5 form factor and you control it through software now. I really like it but the bitfenix alcehmy 2.0 is a much richer looking green than the nzxt hue+ I do agree though it looks alot better with the wave and breathing affects and is more suited if i decide to change razer sharps' colour shceme up.

TheCrabLord 2 points 42 months ago

I might get this but swap out the gpu for a 980ti and I already have the deathstalker ultimate mouse because I also enjoy blue and black

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Hey that's a great idea! I love the components and the case. I got majority of them for a great price so it's a great example build sheet for anyone to mimic. I myself want to swap out my GPU for the 980Ti also but I have to try and see if I can sell my 750Ti and some other things to help cut down on costs. I'm afraid of GPU sag when I put it onto my small motherboard. I'm going to have to buy those brackets to keep it up-right.

I do agree the black and blue does look nice. I think I'm starting to like it more than the green and black. I recently just changed to blue and black yesterday (as seen in the third picture; that is my most recent picture of my setup).

If you have any questions on any of the parts, whether you're debating on a few or you want to know how one performs or installs, let me know and I'll do my best to help you out!

TheCrabLord 1 point 41 months ago

Alright thanks! And is that key board mechanical? I prefer mechanical and I need myself a new one. And since my budget goes up to 1500 I don't mind getting one

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Yes sir it is! IMO one of the best mechanical keyboards out there. The key strokes are nice and deep and the resets are nice as well. I got mine at my local best buy and just price matched it with Amazon.

TheCrabLord 1 point 41 months ago

Alright thanks! Maybe I'll be back if I decide to get it lol

jcurrier06 2 points 41 months ago

why do I always feel like new PC builders always go with Razer, lol! Great build

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Well I didn't initially plan on it :$. I was just going to go with my glacial blue colors of my RAM, Motherboard and HDD. Then I discovered the NZXT HUE and thought my possibilities were endless. Unfortunately I don't have a keyboard/mouse Chroma otherwise I would change colors from the default green to other ones like Red or White :D

Thanks for the compliment!

Tennis987 1 point 42 months ago

LMAO Tera. Do you mean you're 60 FPS in world or in dungeons? Because i have a MSI Radeon r9 290 that can get 60-80 FPS in open world, but only gets 30 -40 FPS(15 in 10 man dungeons) in dungeons .

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Hahaha hey there's nothing wrong with Tera! It's free! I actually still get 60 FPS in dungeons. It fluctuates. It all depends on what's going on. I've added a screenshot above for you.

PS1054205 1 point 42 months ago

i have an r9 290x and sometimes in league of legends, i get 14 fps. I was asking my self, man, why am i getting fps similar to intel intergrated graphics? wtf? i tried taking off my side panel and put a fan for intake right under neath the graphics card. Turns out, the gpu had a hard time breathing in my case. Maybe you should try that too. If that solves everything, then you know you need to upgrade your cooling in your case.

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Geez that's low! 14 FPS in League of Legends while running a 290X?! That's such a low demanding game too lol.

Thanks for the pointer. I won't be able to put a fan underneath my GPU because since it's so short, the only thing that is below my GPU is my PSU so there's no where to put a fan. That's all right though, I never break 60C so I should be good for awhile or at least until I find a 980Ti. Plus, my case is already oversized as it is so there is no trouble breathing especially when I have four intake fans. Positive Pressure FTW!

What's your summoner name? Maybe we can duo queue up some time. Just as long as your main role isn't support ;)

PS1054205 1 point 41 months ago

my summoner is PlasmaGladiator (dont laugh, i was 8 at the time :P) and i got a new mouse so i suck really badly right now xD need to get used to it.

and yep, the h440 has a hard time cooling my r9 290x xD gonna buy a lot of notcuas later :P i dont know if i should get those or corsair or another brand.

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

LOL no worries. I don't judge here. ;) Before I go and try and add you, you're on the NA server right? haha. Don't worry, all I play is bots so I get the win of the day :D. I was only Gold last season but this season i haven't found the time to climb because I've been so busy with work and life, so I'm stuck at Silver for this season. So I just do bots so I can rack up IP and buy more runes.

Just get a big Corsair 750D. The space and expandability is so worth it. If you check out the graph it drops near or even below $100 sometimes which is a steal. You won't regret it! More space means more airflow means low temperatures!

PS1054205 1 point 41 months ago

I think imma stay with the case coz i really like the under glow affect and plus i signed my life away to nzxt anyways (sponser my youtube nzxt plz ;-; i have more than 4 videos on my channel) :PP the only cases i think that look good are the noctis, air 540 or the 760t/780t and that phanteks case. maybe more idk, i look mostly at smaller cases now a days :P

and im silver too, i dont get muich time to play either :P yep, na bois

ABundleOfBunnies 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Good build. Good choice on upgrading the GPU. Ironically its still better than the next gen consoles. You should have gotten the h440 razer edition. It would have definately matched with ur build. The green LEDS on that case would make it more gree and more razer. +1

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Thanks for reading and understanding that the 750Ti was only a temporary budget solution.

The H440 isn't a bad case either, but it still isn't for me. It definitely would add a nice touch with the green illuminating in the front of the tower and the basement. However the window and the case itself is smaller; it's only a mid size. I love my full size tower.

ABundleOfBunnies 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

OK i understand

ElectrifiedAssassin 1 point 42 months ago

Bought the build for myself, actually, it's wonderful By the way, your headphone jack problem doesn't happen for me, I'm using Razer Tart's.

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

You bought the whole build? O_o

Maybe I just have a bad keyboard headphone output. I don't experience the issue with any other headphones I plug into my tower.

ElectrifiedAssassin 1 point 42 months ago

Yes, I have bought it.

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Wow that was fast, to have bought the exact same build! Can I see your setup whenever you get it built? I'm curious to see your cable management because I want to spend a whole weekend to redo mine. It's not as clean as I'd like it to be.

ElectrifiedAssassin 1 point 41 months ago

Sure, I'll take some pictures

Darkseiders 1 point 42 months ago

I honestly wouldn't recommend the 850 EVO. It uses TLC technology, which will cause slowdowns (sometimes almost to HDD speeds) when writing large files. This kingston drive on the other hand, uses MLC, which is better at handling larger files.http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-internal-hard-drive-shss37a240g

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Or I can also get the Samsung 850 PRO. That uses MLC technology + 10 year warranty + excellent reviews on Amazon :D

Darkseiders 1 point 41 months ago

Yeah. That would also be a good choice.

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Thanks a lot for bringing it up. One of my coworkers is actually selling a Samsung 850 PRO for $100 Brand New! I think I'll take it from him! You've been a great help. I didn't even know SSD's were that granular to a MLC/TLC/SLC level. I just figured SSD > HDD.

Vergere 7 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

wow, so many parts reviews! I'm partial to the Green theme...

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

Thank you! I just want to do what I can to help the PCMasterRace community grow!

You're right, the green does grow on you doesn't it...

CozMedic 1 point 41 months ago

No H440 designed by Razer?

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

Too small, window is just more than half the size of the panel. I really like the 750D for it's size, cable management, tool-free design, large window, really sleek design. I didn't want a razer build initially so I never looked into razer cases. I like how with the 750D, I can easily go from razer to a totally different theme with the NZXT Hue and Kraken.

CozMedic 1 point 41 months ago

Wow yes the i5 is such a good "GPU"

brubru1998 5 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

*cpu

Firefoxninja1234 1 point 36 months ago

You should of gone for a Xeon for 233$ it has the power of i7 for price of i5

brubru1998 5 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Great gaming pc ! :D But u can make a better cable management whit this case :P

Mr.Good 1 point 22 months ago

A $1300 "Budget Build" Whaaaaat?

browntl 0 points 42 months ago

You should have gotten an Intel Core i5 4460 and gotten an MSI GTX 960 2 or 4 GB.

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

It's not an unlocked CPU. I wouldn't have overclocking capabilities and the 750Ti is doing just fine handling even the most demanding games!

browntl 1 point 41 months ago

Yeah, but the 960 would hold up good in years to come as games get more demanding. I agree with you on the CPU,Bo's I'd switch it to a 4690k

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

But why go 960 when you can go 980 Ti :D especially if I don't plan on doing SLI (which is something I'd want to do if I get the 960 instead of one 980 Ti) and especially if I want to continue pursuing the Ti legacy. One 980 Ti is plenty perfect and will hold up in even more years to come.

ABundleOfBunnies 1 Build 0 points 42 months ago

LOL. CPU is for streaming and stuff. are u streaming? and i5-4460 is the sweet spot for gaming.

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Yeah, I stated that I stream and game in my lengthy post above. See my review for my CPU.

ABundleOfBunnies 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

oh srry i didnt read it XD.

neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

LOL that's why I wrote such a lengthy review for this build! Hahaha

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neilbe4me submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Thanks!

Wow that's awesome! I'll definitely look into that, thanks for the recommendation!

-Praise The Sun.

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