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Well Im new at this but enjoyed putting the computer together. Got some nice deals during Black Friday and finally slapped it all together a couple weeks ago.- Ya I had the old Transformer laying around and he seemed to fit the color scheme - and Yes I know he is technically Jetfire - I just like the Skyfire name better :)

CPU: Wanted to try something I could overclock so I went with the 4790K - Have not tried overclocking it yet tho

CPU Cooler: Wanted to try a water cooler .. ended up trying the Seidon because it was on sale ... verdict still out on it

Motherboard Wanted a Z97 with SLI - this was the cheapest one that fit the bill - Plus i liked the idea that the audio might be decent based on their advertising ... but noticed a bit of noise from the board on my speakers at low ... Also did not like the USB 3.0 plug ... but everything is working well

Memory: Just got 8gb of the cheapest DDR3-1600 i could

Storage: Went with the SSD boot and HDD storage config - so far it works great - Transferred my OS (windows 7) and programs from an old laptop harddrive - seems to be working fine

Case: Got the Vengance C70 and a tinted side panel because i thought the side panel it comes with was a bit ugly - I like the C70 it has a nice utilitarian feel to it. Was great to work in.

Power Supply: Kind of kicking myself for not getting a more power ... but this will work for the foreseeable future. If I want to make use of that SLI i will have to bump up tho...

I had some spare bits and pieces like an old monitor and keyboard - I also got the logitech wireless keyboard and mouse (which sucks) which will have do for now. So ya next step Graphics Card and Monitor ! :)

Cheers !

Cinebench R15 CPU: 829 OpenGL:30.73

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  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

That's a nice looking PC! What's the GPU plan?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks ! The dream is to get a GTX970 in a month or so. I have been psyched to try out the Oculus Rift when it comes out and am hoping to have a computer that will run it. Still waffling about what kind of monitor to get.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent choice! I just finished a build with the GTX970 (Gigabyte's G1 card) and it is a wonderful piece of technology, personally I don't think you can go wrong with it! Eventually I'd love to get another and run a 2-way SLI setup with 970's. I don't know much about the Oculus's specs, but I bet you this computer ought to have no problem running it.

Thoughts on monitor, if wanted: I decided to jump on board with a relatively high-end monitor, the Asus VG248QE. It features a 144hz refresh rate and 1ms (GTG) response time. It is a pretty sweet monitor over all if you have the budget for it. Considering the power behind the GTX970, I figured I may as well buy a monitor that can get the most out of it!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks again - I was looking at the Gigabyte card myself, and just watched a review of the monitor - still deciding how much I want to spend - but it looks good

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Nicely done. How do you like the Rosewill Card Reader?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi - Thanks ! the card reader has worked fine - I didnt have another usb 3.0 connection on my motherboard but it came with an adapter so am using them all as usb 2.0

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, thanks. I'm probably going to get the same one. Enjoy!