Description

My first build!

I've had an interest in building a computer for a long time now, and I finally got to do it.

Upgraded to the Noctua cooler, and this thing performs so much better than the stock cooler, and it's so much better than the DEEPCOOL cooler, since i didn't catch hell fastening the cooler to the motherboard unlike the pin clips i had to use.

GTX 970 is a BEAST! Thing can run GTA V like smooth butter at high settings! A ton of other games also get me a steady 60 FPS, and that's great.

Upgraded the PSU to a 750w PSU, since i felt like i needed a bit more power to support the beef that is my 970. It should be okay to overclock so i choose now too. :3

My Mobo, the MSI Gaming 7, I found on sale at newegg for $151, so it was about 30 dollars off. Sweet Deal, with all the USB 3.0 ports, I just couldn't say no. Perhaps a bit overkill, but eh.

But yeah, building this thing was hard work, but felt very rewarding when I finished putting it all together!

Part Reviews

Motherboard

So, my main gripe with this board is the fact that whenever i connect cables to it, some of them refuse to budge. As I've said on other spots in these reviews, i'm not quite sure if it's the cable or the board that gets so clingy to the cable to the point that it refuses to budge and i have to fight it.

Otherwise, this board's plenty good, with plenty of SATA plugins, a M.2 slot, and plenty of USB 3.0 ports.

Case

So, the case used in this build is the blue edition shown in the pictures, but it was a really nice looking case, and it wasn't shown here on this site at all.

Regardless, the specs are the same as it's black and white counterparts, making it equally as good and easy to build in and manage your cables with.

There is ONE con i can think of, and that's the USB 3.0 cable. I don't know if it's the cable itself, or the motherboard's USB 3.0 connection port, but it REFUSES TO BUDGE whenever i need to unplug it for maintenance.

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Comments

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

which anime did you get your inspiration?

your profile pic is from Railgun or Index

  • 56 months ago
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Oh, I actually got "Aoshima" from Gravity falls. >.> But the "Ao" part in "Aoshima" means Blue in japanese, soooooooo yep. >.>

But my avatar's from index. Thanks for asking!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Aoi is also another way to call something blue

Gravity Fall?

didn't know the Japanese name of it

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

no no, Gravity Falls. Also, it's not the japanese name of the show, it's just the name of a very trippy event that happened during the show. Observe!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAvaThHyZ6s

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok that is one weird ep. O.o

  • 56 months ago
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The Doctor wants his Tardis back.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work im building my first in a very long time similar rig same case but black and blue with the msi gaming 5 not 7. im going with the r9 290 card for bang for buck if there room in case might try cross fire down the road also hoping my cooler master evo heat sink fits in the case ! nice rig tho man!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, there's room. there's plenty of room in the case, believe me.

Caught hell with the cable management though, but that's probably because I don't have a Modular PSU.

  • 56 months ago
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wheres version nii

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

It doesn't exist

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

i hope it comes out soon!

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  • 56 months ago
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SUPER BLUE! I almost called it the Blue Danube.

But the weaboo in me was inspired to go Aoshima.