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My Second Rig

by Mattnub

Description

It had an old motherboard, but that doesn't matter now. I know a little about building; not enough to really say I know exactly what I'm doing though. Feel free to comment on how I can do better or how things are unnecessary.

I know the power supply is overkill and I know the case doesn't have an USB 3.0 in the front, but other than that it's up in the air.

Part Reviews

CPU

Hasn't given me any problems and has been going strong for 2 years. Worked right out of the box with 0 hassle.

CPU Cooler

These are always a pain to install but other than that it works great.

Motherboard

I started out with an ASRock z97 Extreme 4 then got this one a year and a half later. I'm very impressed and had no problems swapping them out and reinstalling everything.

Memory

Never had a problem from the get go.

Storage

If you are looking for an SSD just for your OS then I highly recommend this one. Just be careful you don't overload with random crap.

Storage

Works as it should from day one.

Video Card

This card has been with me for 2 years now and I haven't seen much performance drop. I can tell it's gonna start falling off in the next few years which saddens me greatly. The 770 hasn't underperformed since I've gotten it, unless I did something wrong.

Case

Everything fits and it looks nice. Only problem is lack of USB 3.0 in the front which can be remedied by another Cooler Master case.

Power Supply

Overkill for me, but I love not having to worry about power for when I inevitably go bigger.

Optical Drive

Never had a problem.

Optical Drive

Never had a problem.

Operating System

Windows 7 is the best Windows.

Monitor

Looks great and even better with in a pair! No problems and they are as compact as you can be with 24".

Keyboard

Had this keyboard for 2 years and everything still works. I wore down my S key so now it's a X key.

Mouse

Not one problem for the 2 years I've owned it. Love them so much I might buy another one when it comes time. The shape is perfect.

Headphones

Just got these 6 months ago. They are by far an upgrade from the Razer Megalodon. Sound quality and mic quality are all amazing. They wear on the ears after a while, but other than that I love them!

Comments Sorted by:

jambii420 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Can I see some internal pictures? I wanna see that cpu cooler in action! Sweet build I have something similar.

Mattnub submitter 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

I'll open it up when I get home and take some pics. It was late last night :D

cbalmaceda 2 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Hey Matt! I stumbled across your build when I was looking up this GPU (One I currently own). If you are still using this rig, I would suggest overclocking your 770 a bit. I am currently underway using MSI Afterburner and a few stress tests/benchmarking programs.

Ph023 0 points 40 months ago

Can you go more in depth on the motherboard?