The name of this PC comes from my 2 favorite Anime Characters in Naruto. Neji and Itachi and hence a fusion. So far naming all my PC’s and routing equipment using an Anime Motif.
I knew from the beginning that I wanted to build a killer game PC but I previously did not have the means to do so. After getting an internship I made sure to save up as much funds as I could to put towards building my future PC. When it comes to my electronics I never hold back and I usually always go for the top-of-the-line (I’m often told not to do this but I can’t help it ) I immediately decided that I would have to go with the 5820K, it was one of the best CPU’s in Intel’s enthusiast/professional class CPU’s at the time and it was a pretty good price at that. I also had to wait because I knew that I would need to get the 980ti. It was just a rumor when I first heard about it but I decided that I would hold off and wait. I purchased pretty much all of my parts on Amazon since I had prime and I can get everything in 2 days. There were only a few items that I can get on Amazon such as the custom cabling as well as the H240X. I built the PC around August 2015. This was actually my first ever pc build. After this I built the other Bankai Build for my siblings. This build may seem over the top on price but considering it was built summer 2015 this was the going price for parts back then.
CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core
I went with the CPU simply because of its performance was Intel’s top-of-the-line and I had to have it I decided to pick it up in Micro Center since it can be had for a little bit cheaper than Amazon at the time.
CPU Cooler- Swiftech H240-X 90.0 CFM Liquid
This was a really good performer at the time and since I wanted to expand my loop later to water-cool the GPU and CPU so I decided on Swiftech for their modular coolers. Let me tell you however these things are very hard to get. They are sold out almost instantly and you have to keep checking their website every day. I had a whole fiasco and you will see that I bought a corsair cooler in the meantime. I learned that you do not want to power up your system especially without a cooler. Plus the X99 series CPU doesn’t come with a stock cooler since Intel expects the enthusiasts to buy their own lol. I bought a corsair H100i GTX then I bought a H220X when I found one online. However The H220X I bought had issues so returned it and got the H240X and have been happy ever since. This is why some photos above have the H100i GTX.
Thermal Compound- ARCTIC MX4 4g
Not much to say her. One of the best thermal compounds you can get from all the reviews on it.
Motherboard- Asus X99-DELUXE/U3.1 ATX LGA2011-3
I ultimately decided on this from all the features it has and somewhat good price. I initially was going to do a red and black theme like most so I was looking at the ASUS Rampage V Extreme as it was the top of the pecking order lol. I have an issue with always wanting the best even if I might not utilize all the features. However reading about some issues on the rampage and it was was quite costly so I decided to get the next best thing since I really wasn’t going to be doing crazy over clocking anyway. Decided on this board and had to change my whole theme from red and black to black and white.
Memory- Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2666
Corsair makes good products and since I wasn’t springing for the exorbitant prices of the dominators at the time this seemed like a good deal. The Color matches well with my build a well. Plan to add another 16GB’s soon to top out at 32.
Storage- Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" SSD
Bought this as a scratch drive since I would be using the 512GB 840 pro that was in my other laptop. It was on sale and still a good SSD for the price. Storage was just a little small for me.
Storage- Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" SSD
This is my main drive in my PC now. Runs windows 10 smooth and no issues. Don’t store any games or anything like that just a lot of programs.
Storage- Western Digital BLACK SERIES 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM
This is my main work horse. All of my files are on here including all the games I play. Never noticed any sort of speed degradation or anything like that. Not too loud as well. I would recommend them for those who need a lot of storage at a good speed and at a good price. Plan to pick up another soon.
Video Card- Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB
This was the Magic component at that time lol. They had just been announced and I pushed off my build waiting for these to be released by NVDIA. It was expensive but they power through all the games I play. These were also hard to get and I had to camp on amazons website since they sold out fast. At the time it was between EVGA and Gigabyte for me. But after hearing many good things about Gigabytes coolers I decided to go for them. I really like ASUS but hey were dragging there feet and the strix model wasn’t out yet. I also planned on getting multiple displays so I needed a good amount of display ports. I also liked the way Gigabyte arranged the ports.
Case- Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower
I just always like the way this case looked. Clean lines and nice aesthetic. I liked this and the 760T as well but ultimately decided on this. I had to have a big case with a large window. Looking at these online you may be deceived. These full tower cases are quite large in real life and it fits everything I need and more. Plan to add some water-cooling soon so the added space is a good bonus.
Power Supply- EVGA 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V
Not much to say here. Very good power supply and EVGA makes great stuff. I also know a bit overpowered for my build but you can never be two careful. Adding another card later or some pumps should be no problem.
Case Fan- Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm
A fan is a fan lol. I do like the colors of these however. Did look at some Noctua fans but they were more costly and louder apparently. The colors scheme was atrocious as well but heard they have started changing up colors lately so may look into those later. No issues with these so far.
Fan Controller- NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller
Nice fan controller. Simple and looks good. Quite a bit of cables coming of it though. May look into changing or swapping these out later to save some space with all the excess cables it produces.
Monitor- Dell U3415W 34.0"
This was another part that took me a while to decide on. Knew that I need a large screen for doing homework and gaming. When I saw the first LG that came out with 34 inches of space I was hooked. Shopped around, read up on all the issues and kept waiting. Eventually was going to get the LG 34UC97 but saw the dell come out and it would work just fine for me. Even better I ordered it from Costco so if I ever have any issues it’s a simple return. Was waiting for the model with G-SYNC but so far have never had any screen tear issues. This monitor is great for school as I can have 3 Microsoft Word/PowerPoint windows open at once and read all of theme. Highly recommended for productivity.
Keyboard- Corsair K70 RGB
I really liked this keyboard. When I saw all the customizations and programming of lights and actions you could do I had to get this one. Has been solid form e ever since. Only issue is dust shows easily so must be regularly cleaned.
Mouse- Corsair M65 RGB Wired Laser
Same as the keyboard. Solid for me no issues so far and they can be linked together with the software to show the same lights.
Custom- NZXT HUE/LED Lights from Amazon
Haven’t put this in my build yet. Bought another set of amazon ( Link : http://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT-Waterproof-Flexible-300leds-Changing/dp/B00K5MW1X2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage . The cheap ones with the controller lol. Like that I can change the colors with the remote. Saw they came out with a new model so may look into that. I still have this one unopened.
Custom- Ergotech Freedom Arm
This was a little bit of a hassle for me. Funnily these are rated by monitor weight so heavy duty and normal. The monitor I got is too heavy for the normal one but to light for the heavy duty model according to the specs and customer service rep I talked to. They said since the monitor was to light for the heavy duty the tension wouldn’t be enough and it would always be high/extended. Planned to tape a bag of rice to the back of the monitor but I have had no issues. It stays in the spot I put it in with the heavy duty so not sure what they were speaking of.
Custom- CableMod E-Series G2 / P2 Cable Kit – BLACK / WHITE
I knew from the beginning for me since I had a big window I had to have the custom cables. These were pretty hard to find and I had to order them from an obscure website just to get them. They are quality cables however and I love the look.
Conclusion/Plan For Updates:
Ultimately my first even PC build was exquisite and quite simple. A few months of research ended in a short and quick PC build. I was surprised at how fast I put everything together once I got them. I would recommend for new builders to just watch a lot of videos and read on forums. Since Pascal is around the corner I’m waiting to see what’s up. May just get another 980ti however and SLI them. I’m looking now into how to expand the Swiftech H240 x to include the GPU and CPU in the loop. Plan to get some EK extras as well however. Was going to purchase a second Dell UC3415W but may just get a 50 inch TV on the side. Still debating that one lol.
I would appreciate any comments or questions and should get back to you guys shortly. Thanks for reading this wall of text lol.