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Finished my initial build with a shiny new GTX 970, all ready for the Witcher 3. Has little trouble so far playing everything I've wanted it to at 1080p 60 fps, and getting a pretty good firestrike score somewhere over 10000. Really enjoying this, as it's my first really high end gaming computer. some gameplay footage here -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtyub0EafNk , and will put a few pics up. I also use Adobe products on it, and am learning 3D sculpting, so the i7 processor helps out. also, here's my Firestrike score http://www.3dmark.com/fs/4609692

Edit: Did new case art, and added in a nice new corsair H100i GTX!

Edit 2: Added in a samsung evo 850 SSD 500gb to my rig. absolutely love it. lot's of people asked why I didn't include an ssd in the first place, and while I don't think it was essential to my pc starting out it is a nice upgrade!

Edit 3: sold my 970 to a friend of mine and snagged a 980ti. only cost me 400 when you account for the 250 I made off the 970, and it brought the price of his build within his budget. also bought his old monitor off him ( since he got a huge tv he's now using as a monitor for his birthday ) and got a third monitor for christmas. there all 1080p, which would be overkill to have a 980ti for, but at 5760x1080p it pushes the card pretty well. still play the witcher 3 and a few other games with 1 screen though.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

hey that looks like the computer i helped my friend build

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

It may be similar, but this one I think is slightly different.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, but why no ssd? Are you adding one later?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I may add an SSD later, but at the moment I find it isn't really needed. It would be nice to have though, just for my windows partition at least.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

No ssd? Nice case option since I find that rosewill is underrated

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

no SSD quite yet. I say finished because it will be a while before I add anything. I want to put an MSI Gaming mobo in it so I can SLI later on with DirectX 12, ands maybe an SSD and some case lights, but that's all later down the road. I do also really like the case, I got it because it was large and relatively cheap, but it has really nice airflow and wire management as well!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

So are these parts all I need to run gta? I thought you need CPU coolers and everything

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I run GTA V on 1080p with the settings basically on max ( I don't run MSAA or TXAA, but everything else is all the way up ), and I get 60fps just about all the time. Everybody who plays it has experienced a couple of FPS dips here and there but I really have only noticed it once or twice. also the 4790k comes with a CPU cooler that works very well as long as you don't OC youre base cores boost goues up to around 4.4 ghz.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Why no CPU cooler? not overclocking? you have an overclocking CPU, so why not?

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

It simply wasn't in the budget at the time. I will at some point get a new cpu cooler to OC, but it may be a couple of months. When I do it will probably be the H100i liquid cooler, but for now the stock cooler performs well enough for me to get ultra on everything!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

the H100i is just really noisy, don't get it. go for a Nepton 240M or something. Look it up and make a good choice.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you like the rosewill rise case. I was thinking about getting it, would you recommend it?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I've seen complaints of the power button becoming faulty, but that may be one series off the line with any issues. I happen to think it's a very nice case, with pretty great cable management, lots of room, very sturdy, and is a good fit for water cooling from what I can surmount (though I haven't added any water cooling to mine yet). The window is very nice, though if I had a complaint it's that unless you put lights in your case, the window might as well not be there as it's so shaded you can't see through it.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I know this is a REALLY REALLY old build and you may not even be on PC part picker anymore but how did the ASRock Z97 Anniversary overclock? I have one myself and the i7 4790k and I don't really want to waste money on another motherboard if I can overclock to 4.4GHz or 4.5GHz perfectly fine on this. +1 btw great looking build.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply, I haven't been on in monthes. I'm not the best at overclocking, and I havent tried doing anything fancy, but I did use the intel tool ( I forget the exact name ) to overclock it to 4.4 ghz, but I wasn't seeing a huge performance gain so I stopped.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Built it for the Witcher 3, so I figured the name gwynbleidd, or white wolf would be fitting. just uploaded a new photo, put a custom art piece on the side panel!

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