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This was my first build that I entered the PC gaming world with. I used the EVGA 780 Ti Superclocked w/ ACX cooler and not the Kingpin that is listed. It is a shame they don't have my model still in production so that I could have doubled up twins.

I am very happy with my build, but there are some things I would do differently at this point in time. First on the list would be to grab a i7 4790k, as the 4770k series run hot. Secondly, spending a bit more on ram at higher speeds would have been some added fluff. The third change is that which I intended to do in the first place. That being a larger AIO water cooler. A Corsair H100i or even Kraken x61 would be nice to have in my system about now. I just bought what was available at the local store. Now the 4th and final adjustment I would make and plan to make in the future involves the case. The Corsair 650D is a quirky one! With the limitations of a 120mm exhaust, 200mm x 200mm x 20mm front intake (insanely hard to find a nice replacement without modding), and a super easy to scratch side window. It just doesn't make sense to buy this case at that price point. The build quality other than the side window is great though.

Like I said, in the end I am happy with my system and on the bright side it will be fun to make the necessary changes in the near future.

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

WHY?WHY?WHY?NO GTX 980?WHY 780Ti?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Why buy a 780ti Kingpin when you could get a 980? You could get one for even less.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I should have added that this build was done almost a year ago. I only got to putting it out as a completed system now. That is why I don't have a 980, but believe me I want one :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

why do you have a mouse pad on another mouse pad?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I like changing up my mouse surface. A two sided Corsair Vengeance MM600 hard mouse mat combined with a soft Steel Series Qck cloth mouse mat covers all bases. I also like the way the soft mouse pad feels as a wrist rest. Anything beats a aluminum surface when it comes to comfort. Skin oils seem to gather very quickly.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I could fap to that monitor...

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It is nice. I bet within this year more and more Gsync/FreeSync monitors at higher resolutions will be put out at more competitive prices. That means monitor upgrade time for a lot of people.

  • 61 months ago
  • 0 points

Build looks great. More money then I could ever spend on a PC. Why would you want a more expensive AIO? Are you extensively overclocking? I get better temps with cheap heatsink fan tower coolers then I did with corsair AIO coolers and I also think they are quieter. Why not pay for one of the better HSF coolers by Phantek/Noctua or go with custom water cooling loop for performance. I have never played with custom loops but I heard they can be done for around $200. I would personally go with a big and efficient HSF but I know they aren't as pretty as alternatives. Great build, I bet that monitor is pretty!

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I had my mind set on AIO from the start. From the numbers made available by Linus and TTL over at OC3D the AIOs seem to get the job done well. I am aware that HSF like Noctua can be better than some AIO coolers. You could say I went with aesthetics over price/performance. In time maybe I will build up the confidence to manage my own custom loop. That wasn't even on the drawing board around a year ago when I pulled the trigger on these parts. About the Swift, it has been good to me. All models do seem to suffer from pixel inversion on varying levels. I am only able to notice this when running specific tests to check. In game all I notice is how smooth 144 FPS looks.

  • 61 months ago
  • 0 points

i really don't see much of a point in those insanely-expensive graphics cards unless it had features you really needed (like liquid-nitrogen equipment). that being said, i think it would've been more appropriate to pick a graphics card for the list that was similar to what you had but was closer in price to what you actually paid. as it stands now, you could easily buy an R9 295X2 for ~$50 more (if you wanted to get it from the cheaper OEMs) OR even two GTX 970s in SLI and get WAY more performance out of it.

also, i'm not sure why you bought a 1TB SSD and a 1TB HDD. perhaps you can elaborate on that?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I can not speak for OP, but if you are constantly writing and reading on a SSD it ca really screw it up, (I do this for videos and such) and you need a HDD, and then you put all of your programs and/or games on the SSD.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

i'm aware of that, seeing as i too am an SSD owner.

but i would think it would make more sense to have just one SSD for boot and programs and a hard drive for mass storage. maybe the OP has the second SSD for other programs and games?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That is what I would guess, most would have a faster SSD as a boot then, e.g. 850 pro, or even m.2 or PCI, but I guess it makes a little sense.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

This oddity is also a product of the build being put up now, but was purchased about a year or so ago. The 1TB SSD was added two or three months ago. I got spoiled with SSD load times on my games. So while my steam library grew... Space went bye.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

ah, i see now. thanks for clarifying. :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

"that being said, i think it would've been more appropriate to pick a graphics card for the list that was similar to what you had but was closer in price to what you actually paid"

TBH I just clicked on w/e they had left as an option after selecting 780 Ti/EVGA in the search fields. You are right that I could have selected a better card to closer resemble what I actually own.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

there's also checking "Show Items with No Parts List" and then entering in the price you paid manually. it's under all the sellers on the left-hand part of when you go to select your parts.

the only problem is, if you go to make more parts list, you should probably uncheck that