Description

I have planned to use this build for mostly gaming, but also some school work and video editing.

When i built the pc i december, i had the stock cooler and a VERY bad Cooler Master PSU (B600 600W) that i tell everyone i know to stay away from. I returned the PSU and waited until february.

Then i got an XFX PSU in february but that was to noisy and i returned it. And then i got tired of returning stuff so i just paid some extra and got a good EVGA PSU (SuperNova G2 850W).

I also had the Superclocked(SC) 970 from EVGA, but i RMA'd it two times because of annyoing coil whine and EVGA gave me an Super Superclocked(SSC) 970 with no noticable coil whine, so i am satisfied.

The motherboard BIOS was to old to recognize the CPU, so i sent it back to the retailer and they updated it for me and it worked perfectly.

But other than those issues, everything has been going well.

I am planning to get some Corsair AF120's or Noctua NF-F12's as intake/exhaust fans because the stock ones aren't pushing enough air IMO.

17.03.15: The PSU is on it's way, but the online retailer i bought it from was slow to ship it.

21.03.15: The PSU arrived and it is working wonderfully and is very quiet.

Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

what games do you play?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Like the build, how does the 970 perform? I am planning on getting the SC version from EVGA and 1080p. +1 tho for great build.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

My 970 performs great and runs all my games on 60+FPS with good temps. I have added 35 mhz to the stock core clock and capped the fps to 60 and that also fixed my little coil whine i had with this one (but not with the other one).

Keep in mind that i have the SSC version with the new ACX 2.0+ cooler. But i have had nothing but trouble with the SC version with the flawed** cooler so it is up to you if you want it or not :)

But if you haven't heard, the 970 only has 3.5GB of usable VRAM instead of 4, so maybe getting an R9 290 from AMD that actually has 4GB is also a wise choice and will get cheaper after the new 300 series get released :)

**I say flawed because the normal ACX 2.0 (not pluss) versions has a heatpipe that isn't touching the GPU. http://www.reddit.com/r/hardware/comments/2h32xb/the_acx_cooler_used_on_the_evga_gtx_970_appears/

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

The games I usually play (Battlefield, source games and GTA) barely use over 2 gb on 1080p, except gta which we will have to wait and see if Rockstar does not screw up again. Thank though for informing me on the heatpipe. I thought it was fixed on the 2.0 version. EDIT: Btw I plan on throwing another 970 in later to maybe start 4k gaming but thats until there will be able to be stacked vram. Which will hopefully be soon.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build and pictures.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I like your shirt AND the camera!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

I bought the t-shirt on my London trip and the camera belongs to my sister haha :P

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

wow nice, how do you get a cm storm quick fire for 30 bucks and a windows 8 for 15 bucks?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

The keyboard i got from my friend that got tired of MX-Brown's and got a new one with Blue's and sold it to me for cheap.

And there is a guy on reddit that cough sell cheap windows licences cough

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I want to give you a +1 for good cable management, but I think not having a PSU might be cheating... So instead I'll give you a +1 for the fantastic pictures and part selection.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

In the first picture i had the XFX PSU inside, but i returned it two days after i took the picture. And when i get my EVGA PSU i will update the pictures :)

  • 58 months ago
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I got a new PSU and updated the pictures so it isn't cheating anymore haha

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Still looks great too. I made the mistake of buying a cheap PSU in my build and it runs fine, but The cords are to short to go anywhere behind the MOBO

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build man! +1 for sure. My only question is, what are your boot times on that hard drive? I have the same one in my optiplex 755 I salvaged from a laptop, but it isn't my primary boot drive, and I'm curious because it'll most likely be used in my first build.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

In the beginning it was fast, but after i have downloaded stuff it has slowed down a bit.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

My mom's laptop, which has a 1 tb WD Drive boots in 9 seconds flat.. After I removed all the crapware. I definitely think it's awesome xD.

  • 59 months ago
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i haven't timed the boot up time. i will get back to you on that after i get my new PSU :)

  • 59 months ago
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Thank you man! I'd appreciate it. I'm debating just being cheap and using it as a os and storage drive or maybe buying an SSD for my first build, I don't know yet. It can't be that bad, I use my 250 gig drive for os and I get a boot up time of around 45-60 seconds at most.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, i told you that i would get back to you! My computer boots in 13 seconds. But that is maybe what you can expect from a slow little laptop hdd. I am strongly considering getting an SSD as my boot drive, and i recommend that you also get an SSD for your first build.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

dat wallpaper!