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I built this computer because I wanted to experience the joy of PC-Gaming after years of using my ol' Xbox 360. Prior to building this gaming pc, I had a fairly new Macbook Pro 15" and an old Xbox 360. I sold the console and the laptop for money to buy components for my gaming pc. I rarely ever used the OS X operating system; I dual-booted it with windows. The fact that I didn't use OS-X made my realize that I wasted money purchasing that terrible mac, so I sold it to buy the components for my gaming rig. I use this PC for: gaming, listening to music, computer programming, web-design, studying, anime and hentai (:D).

CPU: At first, I was a little skeptical about the price of the processor compared to something like an FX-6300 which costs around £90. However, I decided that I would rather have a fewer amount of stronger cores than more weaker cores. Also, I don't really want to go out of my way to change the platform of this build in two years to another platform due to having a weak cpu. If I want more power from my 4670k, I have a little more headroom for over clocking if I increase the voltage.

CPU Cooler: I wanted a CPU-cooler with a smaller heatsink due to the clearance between the cpu socket and the first PCI-express lane. Many of you may be thinking that a water-cooler would have solved the problem, but in the past, I've had several problems with water-coolers such as the h100. I used a h100 in my previous build and I had to replace it since the pump stopped functioning. It's also pretty quite for a cpu-cooler that uses a 92mm fan; I guess that's down to noctua's engineering.

Motherboard: This motherboard has all the features that I will ever need; to be honest, I'll probably never use most of them. I could have saved some money by buying a cheaper motherboard, but I decided to pay extra for one that looks pretty cool with a black PCB and red heatsinks.

SSD: Bought this on sale a few months ago, it really makes a difference, in terms of read/write speeds compared to my old 5400rpm HDD that I had upon building this rig.

GPU: Although I don't game much, I want my GPU to last me atleast two years. Considering the amount of performance the GTX 770 offers, I think I will be covered until then. It also looks pretty cool with the MSI twinfrozer heatsink and the blue leds (in contrast with the red fan leds).

PSU: Note, the psu in the parts list is corsair's equivalent to the psu shown in my build. The PSU shown in my build is HX650. The reason why it is different to the one in my parts list is because I could not find the HX650 in the parts database when I was submitting this build. The reason why I chose the HX650 is because I will have 200w's of headroom for upgrading parts (e.g. adding more hard-drives of changing the gpu down the line). It is also pretty good since it's semi-modular which made cable management much easier since I didn't have to worry about hiding tentacles in my pc.

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Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 4 points

inori <3

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

i love her xD

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

love how that is the first thing I noticed

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

A definite upgrade from a laptop/Xbox games will look quality! Nice build, enjoy!

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Some lighter pics would be nice but otherwise solid build

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry, i can't really take any lighter pics with my terrible camera on my iphone lolz. xd

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

INORI :) You probably could have spent a little more to get a 120 GB SSD but nice all in all~~

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks awesome! +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the Corsair AF fans? i'm building another pc i'm considering those fans. Nice build btw

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

the airflow on them is good and they are pretty quite (running at 20 decibels at 100%)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Now, with your new pc, you can play games like gta IV, but with ur xbox 360, u could've played gta V

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Anything with a Corsair 350D gets a up vote because I want one myself but can't because my 900D is super mean.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

what ketboard is this ?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

cooler master cm storm quickfire tk

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Build!, How has PC Gaming been treating you?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

the gtx 770 makes the experience of playing games like bf4 a breeze. the graphical improvements compared to console gaming are incredible; heh, i used to play bf3 on xbox before. lol

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you know if your sound card can do DDL?

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