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Hi everybody. Say hello to my new rig. A lot of these parts were part of my old rig (http://pcpartpicker.com/b/GpJ) that I started last year, but I changed things around so much that I decided to start fresh. My original budget was around $1000, but over the year I have slowly invested more and more into my rig. I am personally loving the new look of my rig, especially the LEDs! I use this rig for pretty for much everything (browsing, editing files, gaming on ACIV or BF4, game engines, programming, ect...). Let me know you guys think below!

FAQ:

Why two SSDs? Cause Yolo, but no seriously the 120 is for OS and the 500 is for games/other programs.

Why 12GB of RAM? Because I can.

Why the Gigabyte GTX 760? I had a 7950, but they bumped in price, so I decided to sell it off for MORE than I paid for. And the Windforce 760 was the best for the price at the time.

Why all the lights? Once again, because I can and I personally love it.

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 4 points

Personally a little bit too flashy for me.

  • 69 months ago
  • 4 points

Dat Gamecube tho...

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

first console (and last) i ever owned. its gotta be said i loved it. played the s**t out of 'The Legend of Zelda - The WindWaker' xD

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

While I see no problems with OP's lighting choice, it's their own choice; we shouldn't judge. I am however confused with the 4 GB 760. I'm pretty sure the 760 would not be able to use all that VRAM. Also, with such a powerful build, getting a 970 chipset mobo is limiting the future expansion of lets say, two way SLi. Over all, it's a decent build and does not deserve to be downvoted just because of OP's choice in colors.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

How does the 970 chipset limit two-card SLI?

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

this motherboard does not support SLi. whether that is a limitation of the chipset or not, i am not sure. plus, the chipset only allows for 1 x16 pci-e lane and 1 x4, so the second gpu will be significantly limited

e: misread spec on the chipset. can either perform in x16 single or x8/x8 dual

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

A quick check in the mobo section here on PCP tells me that it can't be a limitation of the chipset, since there are 970 chipset boards for sale here that have SLI.

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

either way though, the 2nd card would only be in a 4x lane (as opposed to x8/x16) so performance won't be ideal.

e: misread spec on the chipset. can either perform in x16 single or x8/x8 dual

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Not in the two 970 motherboards I'm looking at; they both offer SLI in 8x configurations, which still has the bandwidth you need for a 2.0 card 95% of the time.

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for GameCube in a picture

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

The RGB gamer.... Nice build.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks confused. "Am I red? Am I blue? Am I green? Am I trying to combine red and blue to make purple?" I'd wager it runs great and if you like it, that's fantastic, but I'd say you're in a minority if this style appeals to you.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

RGB when together like that is actually pretty appealing, not everything needs to be uniform to look nice. Plus the name of the build is Lightshow after all.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

All the different colors are a bit much for my taste, but he build is solid! I'm assuming that one solid state is for the OS and the other for programs, like games? Great job! +1

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes sir, you are correct. I love it.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for destiny background

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

That's actually Halo Xbox One concept art xD

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, Well I like Halo too

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

looks like a rave party inside that case :D

i do have a couple of questions: why three sticks of ram? why a 4GB GTX 760? and why two SSDs?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point
  • My build before this had 2, so went to 3.
  • I had a 7950, but they bumped in price, so I decided to sell it off for MORE than I paid for. And the Windforce 760 was the best for the price at the time.
  • I had only one for OS, but later on, I wanted another one for games and other programs. The SSD actually gets me into a BF4 game faster by a huge margin. I have a friend that runs it off a normal HDD and I always beat him by a minute into game. I also played ACIV a lot at the time, I always did a lot of fast traveling.
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  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

3 sticks of RAM and 4GB 760 confuse me, could've put some of the money in that into something else. Sides that, looks good.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the keyboard for you? Is it loud?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure what asking on the second question, but yes I love this keyboard. Exactly what I need, nothing more and nothing less. Same for the mouse.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the keyboard? would you recommend it? I'm planning on buying it on the weekend so any opinion on it would be really helpful.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd recommend it if you were looking for just a plain blue blacklit keyboard, otherwise I'd look somewhere else. I like the hand rest behind the keyboard because I have huge arms lol.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks dude. Anyways, I already bought it and for my needs, it's perfectly fine but this is just temporary and I'm gonna to upgrade to a corsair keyboard. That might take a while though since the reason I bought this particular keyboard is because I have a tight budget (I'm only 14 and and I just spent 600 on a budget gaming PC). Anyways, thanks for your opinion, I greatly appreciate it.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

How was it getting that H100i into the case? I've heard a lot of people having trouble or really tight fits.

Love the colors! It's looks really wacky and fun

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

were do you get lights to put in the case?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job.. Looks great. How did you get the LEDs and install tem? Did they co e with the case or fans?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

If you really like blue LEDs, here's a nice one I use.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-keyboard-kb157106bom

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

looks pretty cool to me. the colors are just fine. looks pretty unique and different. i like it!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

ur pc sucks! Why did I say that? CAUSE I CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (and not cause it's true :)).

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, is it hard to put a water cooling on an AMD just like yours? I'm planning to get one exactly like yours. Do you just line it up and screw them in? If anyone helps, thanks.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

It's basically like any other air cooler. You just put the back plate on the back of the motherboard then slide the pump on top and slowly screw the four screws one at a time. And obviously, it involves installing a radiator. Pretty simple.

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