Description

This build was put together as a gift to myself for finally finishing my bachelors degree and getting a job as a systems analyst at 34 years old. I use this PC for both gaming, remoting into work on occasion, and my own development purposes.

With this being my first build in about 13 years, there was a lot of new tech that I had to figure out before I was happy with my build pre-purchase. One of the newer technologies that I was less familiar with was UEFI. For those that aren't as familiar, UEFI is a 'replacement' for BIOS. I had initially installed with the standard BIOS and had BIOS boot times of about 7 seconds. After I format and reinstalled with UEFI my boot times are consistently under 4 seconds. I HIGHLY suggest anybody who is building a PC and isn't familiar with UEFI to do a little research on it. You can start here, here, or here for Microsoft-oriented info.

The only issue that I had with this build was with the motherboard. The second PCIe slot was dead on arrival so my SLI didn't work. Once the motherboard was RMA'd everything was great!

I'm beyond ecstatic with this build now that it's up and running! If anybody has any questions, feel free to direct them my way!

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Comments

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Really beautiful mustache!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, thanks!

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Congratulations on finishing your degree!

The build will definitely serve you well for many years.

Also thumbs up for the very neat management of the interior cables, that definitely requires some thought to sort out.

+1

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

How is SLI 970 working out for you?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Extremely well. I've almost got Witcher 3 maxed out (just have to turn hairworks off and there's no chop with everything else at max).

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, um if you don't mind me asking can I have the game that came with on of you gpus. BTW your build is pretty interesting i was wondering what made you go with the 4790K?

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

I absolutely would but they only sent me one code! I called to complain about it but it was after Batman was already pulled from the market and they wouldn't give me my second code or replace it with another game. I was a little less than impressed for sure.

I went with the 4790K for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, it's a beast! Secondly, it's already unlocked so once I get around to overclocking (which will probably be within a week or two here) all of the hard work is already done.

My general idea going into this was to build something that I won't look at in 3 years and say "why did I cheap out on this part?" Of all the parts on this PC, I doubt I'll be saying that about the proc.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I am currently stuck between a 4790K, 4930K, and a 4770K. I have another question, what retailers you used. I always played it safe and bought everything sold and shipped by Amazon.com. Thanks you have been a great help.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the pinpoint on that UEFI lol

1+ for awesomeness

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  • 58 months ago
  • 3 points

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