Description

i really enjoyed taking the time to assemble this PC. Prior to this i was gaming on a dell dimension 8200 with 2 GB of ram and a hyper-threaded single core Pentium 4 on 9500gt graphics... it sucked... so i was very happy

i currently am using this computer as a gaming PC i plan to sli later on down the road when i feel like throwing another 300$ at it. I also plan on getting into video editing. I'm a big noob to overclocking so its a working progress... i don't know what most of the things in the motherboard bios do so its taking me a lot of time to get things in order and running properly.

Log in to rate comments or to post a comment.

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

Excellent build! The only part I see you spent more then you'll ever need is the PSU, GTX 970 is very power efficient and can run SLI with only a 750W psu. (though i would recommend 850W since your overclocking.)

Besides that, nice computer!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah i bought the psu on black Friday for 120$ so it was the same price as the 700 watt on a normal day... didn't figure i could go wrong with more power... now i also don't have to listen to the psu fan since its not over 45% load... ITS SILENT!!!!:)

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for making it look complete by filling ram slots and filling the ssd mounts :P nice build the blue looks good

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you:)

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

nb :D

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

For being a noob at overclocking 4.6GHz is pretty good! Looks very sharp. Why did you decide to go with 2 individual SSDs? Are they in some kind of RAID configuration? 1x256GB SSD would definitely be cheaper. Or was it just to fill in the 2.5" slots? :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

they are raided in a raid 0 configuration for a performance boost and yes i may say to fill the slots too:)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm hoping by the time you need to upgrade your GTX 970 the price point will be hovering around $200. The nice thing about ASRock is the easy to use overclocking software for both the cpu and gpu. You don't need to be pro to change the settings and restart :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

You're def. wasting a lot of video with the resolution you've got, I've used 1080p mon with my gtx260 back in the day and felt it wasn't enough(and it did run everything maxed out except for crysis hehehe), can't imagine how do you play on 1440x900, your next upgrade should def be 2k or 4k monitor 144hrz, those are pretty neat.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah that's what im savin up for now:) wanted to have a system that would run it before a screen that i couldn't use

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that hard drive? Does it make alot of noise and is it fast? Thanks in advance

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

hard drive can be a little loud especially under heavy load... it doesn't tick unless your pushing it "hard" but when im downloading things all i hear is the disc speeding up. As for speed I am getting around 25 to 30 mb transfer speeds Im really happy with it... i will put up with a little nose as long as i dont have to wory about disk failures

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool deal. Nice setup. +1

Hey what is up with the extra stick of ram on the parts list? I count 5 for four slots.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I knew someone would ask... I purchases 16 gig early and picked up the 8 gig stick later for a decent price and swapped one out

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I understand. Yeah sometimes it is hard to pass up a good deal when you figure you will build another.