Description

I built this mainly to play League of Legends, and as a replacement for my 5 year-old system running a Core2Duo and an 8800GT. The point of this build was to beat my roommate, who build his computer last summer. The race is on.

The DVD burner and 750GB drive came out of my old machine, hence the $0.

I bought the keyboard about two weeks ago, but calculated it into this build, because it came out of the budget for this.

I have a Asus VG23AH 3D monitor that I will be using for this rig, and I'll eventually buy a second, matching display, for dual monitored aweseomness.

Comments

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Is your WASD custom or just a normal WASD v1?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes! I love it, and my coworkers hate how loud the blues are.

Here's a semi-bad pic: http://imgur.com/ozJGKcb

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

When I first read it, I read "I built this mainly to play League of Legend as a replacement for my 5 year-old", but great build man!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

2133 RAM?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

If you've got the extra money laying around I suppose it doesn't matter, but if you were on a budget it doesn't make sense to me.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Budget of $1400. Wasn't trying to be cheap, but I wanted to see what I could do within that budget.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Your definition of budget is quite lenient lol

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I had a strict budget of $1400 to work with. Budget just meant I knew how much I was going to spend and I spent it, not necessarily that it was meant to be cheap.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

You paid a lot for everything and have premium parts except for the PSU. Never cheap out the PSU. The corsair cx line is great for budget builds, but it is a cheaper quality PSU that doesn't match the rest of your system.. A corsair TX/HX/AX, PCPC, seasonic or XFX would have been much better. Otherwise it is an excellent choice of parts and a great build.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I picked that last, and it was really the only thing that worked after the Antec HCG-620M turned out to be not in stock at the City of Industry Newegg location (I did will-call). I'm adding a second GPU in a few months, and plan to upgrade the PSU to a really nice one when I do.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

i can personally guarantee you won't be utilizing even a quarter of the 16GB of RAM while playing League, especially that much at that speed (i barely utilize 3GB when playing other games like Crysis or Borderlands).

still, i don't fault you for wanting a little bit extra. maybe install League onto a RAM drive? :P

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

This is possibly the best advice I've gotten so far. The load times, I can picture it now.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

by then you're only limited by your internet connection. :P

funny thing, i was actually planning on getting 16GB of RAM as part of my future upgrades, but now that i think about it i can do much the same thing i suggested to you: throw some games onto a RAM drive. :D

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

you can't say awesomesauce thats my thing!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I saw your build on Reddit, what is your league username assuming you play in NA because you used dollars. :)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Case: You chose the P280 for quietness. How are the temps on your CPU and GPU when gaming? How many fans?

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

I love league of legends! Good build though(2133mhz ram is bit too much)

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  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

The RAM was just because I had a little extra money to play with in my budget. I plan to upgrade the PSU and put another 770 in there in about 4 months, so it won't be nearly as overkill.

Monoprice had a bundle deal with the CPU that got me the SSD for super cheap, and Win 8 for the same price as Amazon. It was a similar situation with my RAM. My budget allowed it, so I went with it.

I'm a big fan of the silence of the case. Even with the three fans on high, and the machine under load, I can barely tell that it's on. I had a P180 with my old rig I built, and the reviews of the P280 were favorable enough. I really like how much space was in the back for cable. I used to work in telecom, so I have cable management genes engraved in my soul. The P280 did exactly what I wanted, and I really, really like the way it looks.

Thanks for the feedback!

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

if $30 was "a little extra", you could've thrown in a Hyper 212 and then overclocked the 4670K for even higher CPU performance.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm actually buying that cooler once the next paycheck comes in, per some comments on reddit.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

You should buy an Nzxt respire t40. It has slightly lower temps for cheaper.

source: http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/cooling/heatsinks/31882-nzxt-respire-t20-t40?showall=&start=5

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  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure of model numbers, but I know you can apply materials to the case you already have. Thermaltake makes some.

I also know that when I build my last computer, Lian Li had some pretty great cases if you were looking for silence, but they were way more expensive than the P180 I bought.

I will say, the P280 is quiet. I keep the fans on low, and I can barely hear a thing, even with the CPU and GPU under load. If you're looking for silence, this case is a real winner.