Description

Notice: I'd like to mention before I begin that this build is most definitely NOT a pure gaming build. I use this as a personal video editing rig. This build is also still a work in progress. My next two upgrades are likely to the SSD and Case.

The Build

Although the build as actually rather old, I've recently upgraded my CPU so I thought it would be nice to post it up here. I'm including everything, including peripherals, in the parts list.

CPU: Last gen Intel i7 works well for my needs. Considering it was purchased for quite a bit less than a 6700k, I considered it a worthwhile trade off. I currently don't really have need for a higher overclock, but I can and will try for something a bit more than my current 4.3 GHz clock in the future. This was purchased in November 2015.

GPU: Finally seeing that my 770 was starting to lag behind in performance as compared to what I would want out of it, I took advantage of a holiday deal and picked up a Zotac 1070. It's going to be a welcome upgrade and should last me a long time. Purchased in November 2016.

Storage: Probably the most expensive portion of my build. I have a separate set of backup drives connected over my home network. All data kept on my two 5 TB and SSD drives is backed up daily. Unfortunately I need a couple more drives to begin backing up my 4 TB drives. when i work with video I prefer to work in a lossless or semi-lossless (intermediate) format such as UT Video or Cineform which can result in 50GB or larger 1080p files a majority of the time. As such, much of my work is takes up a massive amount of storage. Not sure how to improve this setup, but it's a work in progress. Purchased between April 2014 and February 2016.

Monitor: The LG Curved 1440p Ultrawide is without a doubt the centerpiece of my setup. I went from a triple monitor setup and I will never look back. The additional vertical screen real estate, more open and free desk space as well as the experience during gaming is something I will never give up. Editing video on this monitor is a pleasure and gaming on it is an experience. Purchased sometime during the 2015 holiday season.

Conclusions

Overall I'm pretty happy with my setup. I would like to fix up my storage setup and maybe get some more backup drives soon, but that'll happen in the future. The processor is plenty powerful as well. I'll be adding more pictures later on.

Side Notes: Laptop is an MSI GS60 1080p 860m model, Phone is an HTC One M8. All cables are tied to the desk's supports in some way.

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Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

"All cables are died" RIP cables 2016 Feb 21-2016April 6

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang, can't believe I missed that.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Good build. Honestly, I'd upgrade your PSU before your GPU as you play League, Superhot, and Rocket League, which aren't as graphics intensive as say, The Division.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I was actually debating on that. Since I'm waiting on Pascal already, or the next AMD GPUs, I might as well. I'll prolly get an EVGA 850 g2.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 this comment, go for it, i have the evga 850 g2 aswell.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

What's your LoL name? Mine: GENERALAN

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

World Fraction

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

nice setup u got, I like it man. TV's to one side higher up, then u got your PC as the centre piece of it all...plus to top it off, your lil' laptop is to the other end. If u can, take pic's of the inside of your build, through the windowed side or just open it. thx

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Planning on it, waiting on my friend to get my camera back to me. He's working on a project for school so I've lent it to him.