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So this is my first upgrade on my first build. I upgraded from the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo to the Corsair H100i. My computer was running a little warm so I decided to upgrade. Also went with Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound just to get it as cool as possible. Went with a larger case wanted more room and better cable management.

CPU: After using this for about 2 months now I can definitely say this CPU is great. I went with this one because I've been trying to learn 3D modeling and animation. It works great and render times are pretty fast (depending on settings).

Motherboard: I chose this motherboard mainly because it was a great price(in my opinion) for an X99 motherboard. I love the mouse controlled bios on it, makes doing anything with it much easier.

Memory: This memory has so far worked great. I do want to upgrade to some nicer ones but until then these work just fine.

Storage: Now that I have a new case with nice SSD mounts I really want to get some. Once I have the money I plan on putting at least one if not two in. Overall though this barracuda is working great

Video card: This card has really surprised me. I have had no trouble running games at high or even ultra settings. I still plan on upgrading later on. However, this card does what I need it to.

Case: This case blew me away when I first got it. I was expecting a large case but not as large as this. Although the size seemed a little large at first I've come to enjoy it. There's so much room and way more room for wiring.

Power supply: I went with 750w mainly so if I ever upgrade parts I won't have to upgrade the power supply also.

Overall these few upgrades have made me like my computer even more and can't wait until I can do more.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

Pretty sure there is some cable management, since I seen one build done it swell, despite they had an ify PSU (not yours) but cable management sure did exist. I wish I could help there with this case but I'm not the one who knows how to cable manage this case. So I cannot blame you for desiring a better case. Otherwise it's a decent build, too bad no SSD, no 970 or 980 GPU, and no attractive heat-sinks on the RAM but no biggie, understood you had a budget for now and will change when can down the road. Enjoy your build!

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

There is some room for cable management which I am utilizing. But there just isn't a whole lot of room the way the case is designed so its hard to run cables to certain ares. But I really cant complain since it only cost me $40.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Massive face palm ... WTF would you use a 960!!!! That chip can run several 980's with ease! You could've used an 4960k and been absolutly fine. Actually, you probably could've used a AMD chip and been just as good off!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Because I specifically wanted a Haswell-E processor because I wanted to use X99 not Z97. So I sacrificed the GPU for a better CPU. Also i was using a Alien ware laptop so the 960 is amazing compared to what I was using. So I do understand there is alot of wasted power. But this just happened to be what I picked and where i wanted to start out. As I get the money I plan on upgrading and putting a 980 in along with many other things.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok. Sorry for the miss understanding

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Its currently used for gaming. But I just recently started learning 3D modeling. So its going to be used for rendering models, pictures, and videos as well. Along with anything else i decide to do or try learning.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Odd part selection... Strong CPU/Mobo but "budget" everything else? No SSD? Cheap PSU? Cheap case? GTX 960? I feel like the price:performance doesn't quite hit the mark on this build. That being said, I understand almost everyone has a budget to stick to. Lots of room to upgrade this one at least.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the case is not a serious case, change it when/if you can. if you want a serious case look at fractal define s since you plan to go liquid. also, the psu is terrible, you could hardly go worse, is it dual or quad rail? cos i see 20 amps on the 12 volt rail, i hope it has 2 rails of 12 v each with 20 amps, which still would be pretty low but well...t the rest is pretty nice parts and build

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, although I would've recommended an i5 with a 970 for better overall performance. Glad you like it.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

If this is just for gaming, you seriously misused your budget. An i5 and a 980 would run circles around this in any game. X99 is completely overkill for gaming, and in many games a 4790K or 4690K might actually perform BETTER than the 5820K due to faster single threaded speed. 16GB of RAM is overkill for gaming, and you'd be better off with 8. You could have had a system with an i5, 980, and a 256GB SSD along with a hard drive, and for the same price, too, which would perform much better. Seriously, do your research next time.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I did my research, thank you. This may not be what you would build or someone else. This is what I chose to build. I have a reason for every part that I picked. I just recently started learning 3D modeling and animation. I didn't include that in the description because I had just barely started learning it. So this PC is also used for rendering. This isn't the end result. There is stuff I'm going to change when money allows. This is just the starting points I picked.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh, ok, that makes sense. It wasn't clear from the description that this is a rendering machine.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

That was my fault and I should have added that in there sooner. So it says it in the description now.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright. Upvoted the build :)

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I currently have all but one(only one that could reach the Mobo) plugged into the PSU. So running at full speed they aren't super loud but they definitely aren't quite. When there is sound playing it is hard to hear them. But when i get a new case I'm going to get different fans.