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This is my first build and my first desktop. I wanted to get into x99 rather than z97 because you have more possibilities with x99. but that came at a great cost, so I only have a gtx 960 and no hdd. Im using this computer for browsing(like linus, 50+ tabs sometimes) and for playing some heavy games such as Witcher 3. And I only have a 1080P monitor XD

CPU: Freakingly fast and costs only 40$ more than a i7 4790k, temps are great and it overclocks like a mad cow. I once oc'ed it to 4.4 GHz at 1,225 volt, which is quite good.

CPU COOLER: The H75 is great, good temps at low noise. I had to go with a water cooler, because I think it looks much better than a normal air cooler.

MOBO: I needed something which was stealthy black, had a lot of up to date features and cheap. This suited the task perfect, it has 32 gb/s m.2 support for 3 way sli with a 5820k, and has 8-dimm slots.

RAM: Since this is x99, I had to use ddr4 and quad channel memory. so i went for a 4x4GB kit from Kingston. It looks great and matches my mobo perfectly.'

STORAGE: Originally I had in mind to buy one 250 GB Samsung 850 evo, but when a deal for these to suckas came up, I was on the hunt. I have reached speeds up to 930 MB/S which is incredible. Im already low on storage, but i have plans to soon upgrade to a 1 TB hdd.

GPU: As I said, I had to cut corners. I had to get the best 960, and when I saw a review about this it was probably the best too. It is quiet, it has a back plate and its mat black (mostly)

CASE: Good, feels solid, and its easy to build in. In other words: Fantastic.

PSU: I had not actually read any reviews about this, which was a huge mistake, very loud and not so good quality. Can not recommend.

New PSU: The RM750I is excellent, no noise at all. The fans start spinning at 300 watts. Its the ultimate psu for quiet builds.

Wireless network card: TP-LINK t8e archer is great, supports ac, and it has 3 antennas.

I am planning to add more pics in the future, and making it more red on the mobo part, since the red is kinda offset. Please let me know what I could improve :)

Update: I have scrapped the red/black idea, and going with black/white instead. I have looked at the Define S, and im also planning to get some new fans for my H75. What fans do you guys recommend?

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Comments

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

There seems to be a lot of criticism here, but I think you've done a good job. It's difficult to build an X99 system for around $1K. Especially, since CPUs and RAM are still expensive.

Other people are suggesting that you could have stayed with the technology of today (z97-i5/i7) and have a much more enjoyable experience. The 5820 is certainly a beast; however, games right now are CPU dependent and mostly single-threaded, so a CPU with fewer cores that clocks well, will give you a bigger bang for your buck.

But it's tough to say how much you will upgrade in the future. I tend not to upgrade the parts and do system overhauls (CPU/RAM/Mobo) all at once every 3-7 years - upgrading the GPU is a judgement. The thing I continually seem to upgrade are my SSDs. It seems like your SSDs and GPU combined only cost $300, which is almost nothing if you plan to upgrade relatively soon. Probably first get a decent GPU, then get your SSDs.

All that said, not a bad build, especially on that budget and should be able to scale nicely into the future.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much for the positive reply :) Im planning to upgrade the gpu is fast as possible, anmd then get a M.2 ssd or something else. Thank you very much :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Why did you opt for two 120 GB SSD's when you could have gotten just one and a 1tb HDD?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

They're in raid 0 for excellent speeds, and you need to clean identical drives for doing raid 0. you could always buy an hdd later.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

i agree with them saying why the SSD's and not the HDD and also....look. NEVER CUT CORNERS ON THE GRAPHICS CARD. It is a much better option to buy a pentium processor on the 1150 processor then upgrade to an i7 than to choose the graphics card last as a cost saving measure. The x99 platform will do literally nothing for you compared to an i7 which is generally better for gaming overall with hyperthreading and such. Unless you are truly doing lots of rendering/video editing you will never use the 5820k to its potential and that DDR4 will not be noticeable over 1333 DDR3. If you upgrade your graphics card soon then it wont be horrible, just a waste of money on the 960 in the first place. Nice build overall, beast of a computer but it just has some poorly thought out parts and i feel like you focused on cpu and ram then the gaming aspect was an afterthought. The build could have saved your more money and been more efficient or been the same price and game much much better

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

its easier to upgrade you gpu than the platform. If i were to upgrade from z97 to x99 it would cost me about 900$, I would be able to almost buy an titan x for that price.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah but for just multi tasking an i7 4790k would have been more than enough, and an i5 would have also fit his needs is what im saying

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

an i7 5820k is basically a 4790k with two more cores, more L2 and L3 cache, for 40 bucks more its a much better processor. That ddr4 does have a high latency, a lower latency in an 8gb would have been better. I would have gone with an evga ftw gtx 960 for 20 bucks more which also has 2gb more of ddr5.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

240gb of storage? Wtf? When you get a HDD, get more than 1tb, trust me; In a year of me getting my new pc (2tb hdd) I've used around 1.9tb.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I have had this build for 2 months now, and I have only used about 100 GBs out of 223 GBs. But now when I think about, 2 tb doesnt cost a lot more than 1tb. I shall remeber that, thanks for the info ;)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

It is definitely worth it. Even with 2tb your PC will fill up quick. I would recommend a 3tb WD Red HDD or a WD Black 4tb. These would be great for longevity.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Here in denmark I could have gotten an i5, gtx 970 and 16gb of ram for the same price of this build. prices are ridicolous XD

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