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My first pc build. Everything went fairly smoothly after doing a lot of research etc. before building. The only problem I ran into was a noisy power supply which I returned and recieved a replacment under warranty. Orginally I ordered a 970/i5 but as one of the parts I ordered I had to wait a week for dispatch and in that time I figured screw it and changed to i7/980 ti. I use the pc for general daily and work use ( excel, email etc ). Ive never been much of a gamer but am really enjoying playing witcher 3 and gta5 on PC.

Overall I was aiming for an all black/sleeper build and didnt want to have any led's. Unfortunatley any blacked out motherboards where well out of my price range so I settled with having some white in there. Went with 850w psu so I can grab another 980 ti at some point. Other plans are upgrading the fans on the h100i to something that will be alot quiter as they are very loud when under load but even at idle ( 40% ) they make a very faint and annoying noise. Will also upgrade my speakers which will help tidiying up the cables on my desk. I have them on the side atm to try and hide the cables a bit for now.

No overclocking for now but will do in the future.

Thanks for looking.

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 8 points

I would have called this more of a "all black/shadow" build. Sleeper is used when you have an old IBM, or generic cream colored PC case with current/relatively current gen parts.

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

True I agree, I'm not one to have a name for my computer so I just thought of something quickly when making this. In my mind I was thinking sleeper as its not red and black with a bunch of led's. Thanks

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  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

I would've called it "oops I overspent on things I shouldn't have" like I do with my build.

I'm mainly talking about the PSU, cooler, and the monitor though.

  • 46 months ago
  • 5 points

"I dont do much gaming" buys 980 ti

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

This looks great! +1 Hows the monitor?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm in the market for a monitor and would also like to know your opinion!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I second that! How is it?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the monitor. 24" I find too small and I find 1080p above that looks pretty gross so I wanted 1440p and was desciding out of x2 27" or this uw. I saw the ultrawide as being better value for money so went with that. The lg screen split software is great for multiple windows. The only thing I wanted that I dont get with the uw is being able to have a web browser open on another screen wile gaming but I can just alt tab out of the game its not an inconvenience. I have only ran mad max, gta 5 and witcher 3. mad max and gta 5 are easily locked at 60fps on the highest settings. Witcher 3 average around 50fps on ultra with hair works off. So it takes a bit to drive the monitor depending on the game. It will dip to 35fps in built up areas of the world in witcher like the cities etc. but as I understand it is one of the more demanding games out there. Hope this helps, thanks for looking.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

But couldn't you run a game 2560x1440 windowed and a web browser on the side? :) I might do that for streaming when I get one of these, I don't like multi monitor setups at all. I get what you mean tho, with doing a web browser on your screen :p that's too bad. Glad you like it tho!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for that monitor

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking to buy a monitor, how is it?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

It's incredible, I've used this one and hope to get my hands on a predator X34 soon, this one is incredible but from what I've heard the predator is better. But then again the predator is much more expensive so take that as you will. I honesty prefer triple monitor setups with thin bezels over ultrawides though, sometimes it's cheaper to go that route too.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the predator is crazy expensive! I was looking at the Dell UltraSharp U3415W which seems almost identical to the LG in the post, almost same price as well. I may wait for the predator to drop under a grand before buying, but I'm fairly impatient sooo...

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Power supply is a little overkill.... I'm guessing you choose 850 so you can SLI in the future if needed/wanted.

Would have gone with a single dimm, like this one:

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-hx424c12sb2k216

That way you can double the memory in the future if needed, + the cas latency is lower and frequency is higher. all for only 8$ more.

still nothing to really cmplain about.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Originally had a 650w psu but switched it up when o sent it back on warranty so I have the option of another card in the future. Originally I also had 2x4gb memory but grabbed some more when I changed the psu. 16gb is twice what I need for anything I do so im not worried about that and like the look of all the slots taken up. Thanks

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes sense if you already had the 2x4. I thought you bought them both at the same time. I like using giant air coolers rather than all in one loops (air coolers are more reliable in the long run as alot of all in obe loops fail 2-3 years down the road) and using those giant air coolers, i never actually see my memory :P but i definatly understand buying for aestetics :P

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet build and you use this for work/ excel/ email.......... And some GTA 5 and Witcher 3.......... You better get a second 980ti. Hahaha Thanks for sharing

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I built it with gaming in mind and wanted a good experience and be able to run the latest games at high settings at 1440p. I average around 50fps with everything on ultra and hair works turned off for witcher 3. In hindsight I'm very glad I went with a 980 ti and wouldn't go anything less and I will get another one as the new nvidia cards come out and they become cheaper. I've played about 35 hours in the last 2 weeks since I built it, that constitutes as more then some imo. All I meant is I've never had a pc and only played games sparadically on my ps4. I definitely wasn't thinking excel and e mail when I planned things! Thanks for the comment

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You for sharing

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build, I am currently thinking of a lot of those parts too +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build! Would you be able to share where you got the fan connector that is stuck to the back of your motherboard tray? I've been looking for one!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the built in fan controller that comes with the case (:

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohh ok then. Are they available for purchase separately?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think you can buy the specific ones that come built in but I know NZXT makes fan controllers you can attach yourself. The NZXT Grid+ is pretty popular

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a nzxt grid+ v2 so I can control the speed of the fans. The fan hub that comes with the case runs the at 100% with no way to control them so it's pretty useless unless you like noise. I didn't want to run fans into mobo headers for aesthetic reasons so I picked up the grid. It's easy to install and I can run custom curves to reflect cpu temps on all my fans. Thanks

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Simple, sleek, the all-black color scheme looks great!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows the H440 do you know if there's any difference between the one you have and the "old version"

Also this isn't a sleeper

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

sick build bruh

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Needs MORE Ram Grin

Thanks for Sharing !!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweeet build. Awesome name love it

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