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My first computer build. I've been waiting all year for black friday to get the best prices, and was thrilled when the new gtx 970 and 4790k came out, both being great value parts. I will be adding 2 corsair LED fans at the top of the case and cold cathode lights as well and will take new pictures when they're installed so that the interior of the case is more visible.

The hardest part of the build was installing the 212 evo cpu cooler. It's rather large and smeared the thermal paste around too much while I was trying to get it screwed into place.

Everything works beautifully though after I got it set up. Installed the OS with a usb. Computer reboots completely in approx 13 seconds.

I'm still installing most of my games from steam, but so far i've tested out csgo, dayz, and the crew all on ultra settings running smoothly without any fps below 60. I've ran multiple programs simultaneously in the background and the computer hasn't slowed down in any noticeable way. I'll try to run temperature tests later this week and update the info, but thus far it's ran super quiet and super cool. Very happy with the build :)

Comments and suggestions are highly appreciated!

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build :) Don't get a cold cathode light though, those things are weird and old... Get an LED strip instead.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not set on one or the other yet, but when I checked them out at microcenter the LED strip was pretty dim. Thanks for the suggestion :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I LOVE IT! Amazing choices. +1

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you think of that MSI card? I want to use one in my next pc

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

It runs incredibly silent and fast. I highly recommend it. It seems to be currently the best gpu price/performance wise. And the MSI series is the best looking. Comes with software for easy OC or silent mode. I tried OC and ran my games on ultra settings but it was just as quiet as the silent mode the whole time. Great card overall - Highly recommend it.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet. I also noticed I'm using very similar hardware as you used. Same CPU, Same video card, same HDD, similar SSD, and the same ram although mine is slightly faster. And i own a deathadder right now, although not the chroma edition.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

We have good taste -^

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build. You should check to make sure that the 840 evo is running the new firmware or you will have problems with old data on the drive. The read speeds will tank on old data without the newest firmware. Also the Arctic Silver will need a "Burn" in period before it gives you its best temps. Also Arctic Silver is a conductive thermal paste just be careful if you need to remove the heat sink. Make sure you get all of the paste off without getting any on the mother board. Also i agree with ohnx about the led over the cold cathode. You will need an inverter to power the cold cathode. The leds at microcenter are bad look at bitfinex leds or another brand.

EDIT: It is actually very similar to my build lol

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a ton for the feedback! and the lifesaving advice I was unaware of lol. I think I may go in and clean up the processor and re-apply the thermal paste with that note since I put on just a tiny bit more than a pea size and the paste spread out far. I don't want it to eventually get on the motherboard and cause all sorts of havok. #Firstbuildproblems. Much appreciated. Also I must say your Red Vengeance v3 is equally sexy! ;)

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

also the nzxt leds are really good to its a very nice beautiful white colour to overpowering too

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

very similar to mine, i'm a big fan on MSI and NZXT cases

got a MSI 970 Gaming ATX and NZXT Enthuaism right now just waiting on my graphics card to be delievered >.<

nice rig BTW :p

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I know right? MSI and NZXT are like two peas in a pod :P Link me your build once it's done :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah that's actually so true XD not sure if this is gonna work but let me know, just finished building it today aswel!

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/ASYella/saved/cKqwrH

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks like basically exactly what I am looking to build!

What kind of temperatures do you run at for your GPU and CPU?

Have you ever noticed the lack of optical drive?

How do you like the caging system in the front?

Anything you would do differently?

How noisy is it, can you hear it in your chair from under your desk? Does it get pretty good airflow with the stock fans?

  • 61 months ago
  • 0 points

It seems like a great build, but why would you spend 2.5k while only having I7 4790k?

For better performance and saving money in the long run, why don't you try this build?

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/Damaito/saved/pzHJ7P

The price is 3-400$ more, but think about how much more it would cost when you want to upgrade. This is already past the DDR3 and the Z chipsets.

Not only that, but the motherboard has built in bluetooth and wireless adapter. So you would save quite a bit of cash.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Well actually the whole build was around $1700 when I bought the parts. And the processor can handle all the 3d graphic design and animations i'll need to create and render really quite well. This processor will do just fine until the prices on the 6-core cpu's drop to a more reasonable rate in a few more years.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

But that's the thing lol,

To get that processor you need to upgrade the motherboard (your one), and you need to get DDR4 memory etc etc.

So calculate it, you have to change motherboard, memory, CPU.

Instead of me having to worry about waiting for the prices to drop for that item, i already have it and don't need to upgrade the motherboard causing me to upgrade everything else thus saving me money.

But hey, if it's a good build it will work,

Just that you can get better for the same price and save more in the long run and have that great quality.

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  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

I'd rather have the 4790k and have no need to OC. It's so fast I think I have to UC just to keep up with what i'm doing cuz i'm all about dat treble bout dat treble no bass

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

I am 99.9% sure the 4790k is an updated 4770k. And for that price?? 4790k is the better choice.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

4790K is also devil's canyon which is an improved version of haswell. And that 4GHz stock speed don't lie.

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