Description

I originally built this system in November 2013 for MMO gaming and to get off the series of laptops I had used for the previous 10 years or so. Everything went together perfectly and it only took a couple of hours to build. I didn't go for lights and all that but the case did come with fan lights which look pretty nice.

Updates: 2017 March - upgraded video card to a Gigabyte nVidia GTX 1080 XTREME 2018 November - upgraded memory to 32 GB 2018 December - upgraded monitor to 35" Ultrawide

Here is the 3DMark score: https://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/13031649

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  • 76 months ago
  • 9 points

However while I was on the phone with Microsoft support my teenage daughter picked up the card, typed it in and rolled her eyes at me.

Bahahaha great build man

Can I take a stab that you went to LSU? :P

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Lucky guess! Geaux Tigers

  • 76 months ago
  • -1 points

what are you guys talking about?

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

College.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Louisiana State University?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Best part of the description, good build.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

what's that wallpaper?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Just some Windows 8 wallpaper I found online. Google "windows 8 wallpaper" size 1920x1080 and it'll show up on multiple sites.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I love blue too hehehe. Only not-so-blue part of my build is the GPU... I was thinking about painting but It may end in disaster sooo, some red is good (sometimes). Wonderful machine! congrats.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I did have a mix-match of colors but decided to go with blue and gunmetal since that's the color of the keyboard. Had to switch the case to the Corsair 400R (gunmetal and black with blueish lights) and the memory from g.skill (red) to Corsair Vengeance (blue).

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Painting a graphics card fan shroud is actually fairly simple (I've done it). All you need to do is remove the heatsink, then the screws that attach the fan shroud to it, and finally the fans themselves. Results: http://i.imgur.com/odPb3CC.jpg

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! checking right now...

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows the monitor? Any problems with it at all? (even minor)? I recommend getting some Corsair AFs and painting the rings yellow/blue

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I have less than 24 hours with it but no problems. The base is attached with a single screw and it was a little wobbly at first. I tightened it more and a few hours later it was wobbly again. It gets tighter with each iteration so I'm assuming it'll eventually work itself into a solid position.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright well can you update me when you test the glare and viewing angles? Also is the bezel thin enough for Eyefinity?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

The bezels are close to an inch wide, you'd probably want something thinner for Eyefinity. I don't see a glare problem. I can still read this screen at 30-40 degree angle, more than that and it starts to fade.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

can i guess what college you like?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Good stuff man! I wanna do a gators edition LOL. Great build

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Geaux SEC! This is just some of the stuff I've accumulated in the 30 years since I attended LSU. Everybody gives me LSU stuff for presents, I have a closet full of it.

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

Need real pics to get upvotes. Best thing about LSU is they have a Michigan man as coach.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll take some more pictures when I open the case again to finish the cable management. I just finished it less than 24 hours ago and still testing things out. There's nothing fancy inside, no lights, and no window on the side.

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice build... but why you like a team with so many fake injuries...

  • 76 months ago
  • -2 points

Too much LSU.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Blasphemy

  • 76 months ago
  • -2 points

Even your name.