Description

So this is not only my first desktop machine I have built, but also the first windows machine I have ever used. I've been gaming and using a macbook air for a few years now but I finally decided to get a more capable machine when it comes to multimedia and gaming.

CPU - The Core i7 is crazy fast and I couldn't be happier, I will definitely take advantage of it's hyperthreading capabilities.

Motherboard - There isn't much to say about the mobo since it's pretty standard, though the colours match my black/white/red colour scheme quite nicely. It also allows for amd crossfire which could be useful if I get a second gpu in the future.

Memory - I was originally gooing to go with Kingston HyperX memory but they were out of stock so I went with this kit, I am glad I did however as it's metallic red finish matches that on the gpu.

Storage - I went with the OCZ Trion 100 because it was the cheapest ssd I could get and it has decent reviews so I am not worried about it breaking. I also have a 1 Tb WD Green which i didn't add to the build until later as it was not purchased.

Graphics Card - I was super excited to pick this card up as it allows me to play any game I want at 1080p with no issues, The cooler looks and performs great and since the fans don't spin unless it's under load, it remains fairly quiet.

Case - I have been in love with the S340 ever since I decided I wanted to build a pc about a year ago. It made cable management in the main chamber a breeze and it has pretty decent airflow.

Power Supply - I went with the Thermaltake Smart Power because it was the best at the store, I would have preferred to have bought a fully modular PSU but it was out of my budget.

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build man i like it very much +1 I actually did a similar build to yours not long ago (Link if you wanna check it out http://pcpartpicker.com/b/3fbj4D )

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Someone likes Chuck! Great build, looks very capable and budget friendly too. Congrats on moving to the dark side.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice build, some white braided cable extensions and a nice cpu cooler would finish it off perfectly!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I plan on getting a better cpu cooler, and maybe some cable extensions, they would really tidy up the case :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get the support bracket for the videocard?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Just had some old lego lying around and it was the perfect length xD

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol I have like the same build. But can 600 watts runs an i7 6700 r9 390?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

So how well does that psu perform?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Performs very well, haven't had any issues with it so far :)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I was wondering about the motherboard. If you could answer that'd be awesome.

A. Does it have SLI support? This site says no but I believe it actually does.

B. How powerful are the LEDS on the motherboard? No one has taken a picture of it in the dark XD

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, A. No it does not have SLI support, it does support AMD Crossfire however.

B. They are quite bright but not that obvious.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, cool. I actually have that motherboard sitting next to me in a NewEgg box, so these weren't critical details lol

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right, it is a little stretched, I'll have to find one that isn't.

As for the Asus R9 390, I haven't had any heating troubles so far, but because my internet has been slow lately the only game I have been able to test is CS:GO which runs it flawlessly without overheating.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

so it turns out the resolution is 1920x1081 so it has 1 extra pixel, but I googled 'PC master race wallpaper'

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

That second one is very crispy, I will switch to it, thanks for the help :)