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ToDo List:

  1. Buy CPU from microcenter

  2. Wait for all parts to arrive

  3. Assemble

  4. Customize watercooler lines with white electrical tape

  5. Install 750ti

  6. Decide on LED solutions

  7. Install LED solution

  8. Overclock CPU past the automatic 4.4 OC Genie 4 turbo mode

  9. Overclock RAM (increase from factory OC of 1866 CAS 10 to either 1866 CAS 9 or 2133 CAS 10)

  10. Upgrade/add case fans if necessary.

  11. Sell 750ti (at ~25$ loss) and purchase higher-tier GPU once 300x series info is available.

  12. Purchase 3xx series GPU

  13. Assemble, then Overclock GPU

  14. Add watercooling if required, if so, include RAM watercooling, possibly sell Corsair H100i and include CPU loop?.

  15. Sell and Replace RAM since money spent on watercooling justifies more money on better RAM. Maybe.

GPU NOTES: Choose GPU when AMD 300 series launches in 8-12 weeks (grab 290x for much cheaper, or 300x for premium if worth it, or MSI white 970 or Galaxy white PCB 970 if any of these launch with 970 price point making any sense compared to 290x vs 3xx)

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Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet build. I like this new style of black and white.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks, I think it's pretty unique! You see tons of red/green/blue builds, but I've never seen a black/white Mobo before, and I've only ever seen a couple white builds with custom painted boards on high end modders builds at much much much higher price points than my setup

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

What games do you play/stream?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I played Asherons Call since 1999, was the first game I ever played, Played the PVP server (Darktide), finally saved up enough money to get into gaming seriously instead of playing games on minimum settings on a laptop, going to be streaming H1Z1 with my entire clan from Asheron's Call, we all switched to H1Z1 this week and 4 of us all bought new computers to do so. We have all been clanmates for years and have a giant groupchat on Line, etc, so its a tight community and I had to do this build to stay part of it _^

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get windows 7 form the dead laptop

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

there is a code on his laptop that allows him to reinstall windows if he does hardware upgrades, but will work on other systems being built. its not legal, bu whatever.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

it isn't legal? the laptop is dead but I still own the license.. thought it'd be fine. Anyways, I literally unplugged the SSD and plugged it into the new build and every thing worked out of the box, going from a dv7 Pavilion laptop to a brand new CPU and Motherboard, Everything in this build was plug and play, the only thing needed was the Ethernet Lan Drivers, then the MSI Command Center for monitoring the CPU

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

they said that it wasnt, but i cannot be sure

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

nice i never have seen some one build a intel build at that price with that preforms

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The main reason it's so cheap is that I used PCPartPicker to predict the sales and waited for them, also I didn't have to include the price of the OS or the SSD since I salvaged it from my laptop that died

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! What CPU are you going for after step 14?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

That step refers to a custom waterloop for the CPU, replacing the H100i, although I don't think I will because it performs so well, theres no need for it other than aesthetics

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build! Is there any room for SSD if you have 2 hdd's at the bottom of that case? I would love to build a PC with this case.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't posted any pics of the back bay, it's gloriously spacious and cable management is a dream, there is also room for 5 SSDs in the back directly above the power supply, and the bays are removable! Also, the two bays on the bottom have brackets for mounting SSDs or hard drives, so if you have pretty SSDs you can mount them in front to show them off and put your HDDs into the 2 bays in the back if you don't have optical drives or fan controllers/etc installed. I found that with this build I have zero need for fan controllers

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems like there's lots of space then ! Awesome:] Btw. do you have some comparison between Air 540 and 240 (small one) ? I hear the 540 is quite a big cube.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly i dont find it too large, its stout.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the Motherboard? and case?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely in love with both, it was tryely a dream build and the bios is amazing, fan connectors amazing, msi command center is useful, colors and durability all 5 stars. I did my homework and this build was as easy as they get with cable management and aesthetics getting 5 stars as well.