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This build went quite well. I ended up exchanging the ASUS P8Z77-V LK for the Gigabyte Z77X-UP4, because the blue on the ASUS board was throwing off the colour scheme. Otherwise the build went well, and my customer absolutely loved it. The NZXT Hue was a bit of a surprise for him, but he was dazzled by the light show when I first plugged it in.

First game we loaded up was Tomb Raider. Handled it beautifully. After that, we sat on his couch and watched anime for a good 3 days straight while I recovered from surgery. Good times.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 4 points

This has potentially the most pictures I have ever seen on a single post. XD Very nice build though!

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Just got the msi twin frozer 7950 (had a 570), i love the card! good job on the build

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Your customer sounds more like a roommate than a customer, lol! Anyway, this is a very nice build! I've had good experience with each of the brands you chose. Needless to say, this build will last you a very long time!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Hah, he was an old buddy from way way back. We lost touch when I was 14, but we still had each other on facebook. I posted that I wanted to build a computer, and he was looking for one.

All in all, not a bad reunion.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the color, what made you go fort he Thermaltake instead of the Corsair H100i?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

The H100i wasn't available at Memory Express, where I try to buy the vast majority of my computer parts.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

makes sense

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

The Thermaltake 2.0 Extreme performs better than the H100i.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it being used for any sort of editing? 16GB is a bit much. Otherwise great build, great cable management too.

  • 78 months ago
  • 3 points

Nope, just a lot of gaming and multitasking. He wants this to be a "build and forget" tower, so I figured I'd might as well future proof as much as possible. His budget was around $1900, so it wasn't a huge expense compared to the rest of the build.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes sense. Great build sir.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Build! OC in the future?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed! It's handling everything easily for now, so we'll save the overclocking for when he needs it.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I definitely think you overpaid on the PSU. I personally would have saved there gone with an NVIDIA card (again a preference).

All in all a beautiful build and finally someone who had more pictures than my build! :P +1

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

The pricing for this isn't accurate. This build was completed in April 2013.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the build! Something i would change- Run an AMD 8350 8-core this is cheaper and he has more cores to multitask with and has higher GHz! that is about it nice build either way

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

Although it does have a higher clock speed and more cores, the primary goal of this machine is gaming, which the i5 does significantly better than the 8350.

One thing you have to look at is the processor architecture as well as the clock speed. Vishera and Ivy Bridge are drastically different, and the IPC (Instructions per clock) are far higher for most applications with Ivy Bridge.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you do the cool color thing your PC did? Im doing my first build and I wanted to do a rainbow theme and I just adore your colors <3 Thanks