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NOTE 1: At the time of this posting, 4:16pm my time, I don't have other pictures. I just saw other builds and they have pics of their cable management, etc. I don't have those :(. I built this in July and I was too hyped to build it to take pictures D=.

NOTE 2: My GTX 780 did NOT cost $499. It cost me around $399 because of a sweet discount.

Some of the parts, like the RAM and Keyboard, are guesstimations at what I actually bought. I'm not in reach of my Desktop at the moment so I can't tell what exactly I have, but the rest should make sense :).

Got this baby as a Graduation gift for High School.

Gonna ask for another 780 for x-mas so I can go SLI. Would be awesome.

In case you're completely unaware of what this build is / what the parts mean, it's built for anything whether it be gaming or re-configuring the Hubble telescope while at the same time running Battlefield 4 and hosting a Minecraft server.

I built it... obviously. But my cable management wasn't the best. The Power LED doesn't light up, but that's probably my fault in the wiring. =D This build should be a must for whomever wants to go above and beyond. Plus, it's future proof so you won't need to upgrade your graffix in two years... hopefully. ;D

I originally ordered a 2 TB HDD, but it failed to work. :x

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 4 points

I like the build. If you are going to sli, you will need a beefier power supply.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I'm actually positive that I got a corsair power supply. I'll edit the build now and find which one I got.

EDIT: Can't find it, oh well. I know I got a better power supply than what I have up, but otherwise the list is mostly accurate.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats the wattage of the PSU? Do you know that?

  • 73 months ago
  • -3 points

500w, look at the build and maybe you would find it.

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

He said he knows he has a corsair PSU but isn't sure which exact one.

"Yeah, I'm actually positive that I got a corsair power supply." "EDIT: Can't find it, oh well. I know I got a better power supply than what I have up,"

That's why I asked.

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Oh, sorry, didn't entirely realize that.

  • 73 months ago
  • 4 points

I...see... AN XBOX CONTROLLER

  • 73 months ago
  • 6 points

NO. SHH. IT DOESN'T EXIST.

Honestly, some games work better with a controller. :x

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I can see what you are saying. I am saving up for something similar, but atx and gtx 770. It is going to be harder for me because I am 14 and don't have a job :(

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Im 14 and i have a job a wendys. That is about the only job that i think a 14 year old can get.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

or mcdonalds like my friend

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

and at Shaws.

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Hopes no one notices that the list indicates a Samsung monitor while in the picture it's clearly an Insignia HDTV monitor that was purchased for $120.

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Smart choice with the Micro-ATX for a college build ;) I kind of wish I had done a micro build. It's a really pain in the *** to carry a mid-tower case—which is closer to a full—down 10 flights of stairs when you have to go home for break. Not to mention the fact that you pay an insane amount of money for tuition and then get midget furniture...

Kind of a rant there, but nice build dude.

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah.

Funny story, originally I bought an ATX mobo back when I didn't know what ATX and mATX were.

Spent about 2 hours, using 100% of my brain cells and people at eggexpert.com, trying to figure out why my mobo didn't fit in my mATX case.

"Guys I have a Corsair 650D! Why won't my mobo fit in it?" Actually has a 350D but the numbers were covered in styrofoam. An hour later after arguing. "Dude, that's not a 650D. That's a 350." Moves the styrofoam. Explosions of happiness and sadness intertwined.

And that's how I saved Christmas.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha! Researching PCs is the biggest part of your first build. I did it for a few months. Mainly looking for good prices because I'm a poor college kid. You probably know how that goes.

Worked out for the best in the end though.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

lol That kinda sucks. I have the same case and I love it. It was a first time build and it made it super easy to have amazing cable management. btw you should post some pics of the inside of your PC, just unscrew the side panel. Nice job with the performance/price budgeting, you could have gotten a GTX 770 and saved yourself some money and still get over 60 fps in any title. Honestly my friend has a GTX 650 and he can run Crysis 3 on high at like 30 fps

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been spoiled regarding FPS in my life. Anything under 60 is unacceptable to me and I'm not sure why :(.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Whatever floats you boat man! Not my money! Have fun bragging to your friends and playing Crysis 3 with 100+ fps! ;)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

As another college student, I'm in the same boat as you. Did a mid-tower ATX build with an NZXT Tempest 410 case, and now I'm wishing I had gone with a micro-ATX build 'cause it's such a pain to transport my computer between dorm and home >:(

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it's definitely a pain in the ***. At least we'll have some more room to expand later on though.

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

My favorite part of this build are the Town House crackers.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

College convenience store didn't even have Ritz.

TheStruggle

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

College gaming build with an i7-4770K, GTX 780, and 16GB RAM?

(looks at own build with i5-3330, Radeon HD 7850, and 8GB RAM)

How do people on this site have so much money? D:

Anyway, I'm not criticizing your build. It's very nice and I'm jealous :) I was about to criticize your PSU, but I saw your comment about how you couldn't find it. In any case, you seem to know what you're doing and I trust that you have put a good PSU in it :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the input. Yeah it's a bit of an over-achiever but I use it to its full potential.

Yeah I'll find the time to look at the psu eventually. Thanks again ^

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Get a new monitor if you're going to SLI, otherwise it's overkill. And I really suggest a decent CPU cooler. Kind of a waste to have a 4770k and not put it to good use.

Also, if your LED doesn't work you missed the pin from your front panel to your motherboard.

Aside from that I like it. I'd suggest looking into a SSD if you really want to speed it up.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the input!

What kind of monitor would you reccommend? By the way, hope you saw my comment about how it's really just an Insignia HDTV monitor, not a computer monitor.

The LED thing, yeah, I'm not going to bother with hat.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

For 780s in SLI I'd start looking at 1440p resolutions, or even 120Hz if that's your fancy.

You could pick up the 27" Qnix and overclock the refresh rate.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

DUUUDE WHERE DID YOU GET A 780 FOR $400?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Discount in-store. Maybe I just looked cute.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

holy crap where u get the money for all of these parts?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

High School graduation present :x

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

nice

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

duddeeee where/when did you get a 780 for 400$? also how's that siberia v2 treating you?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

You have a $1700 machine and you can't take the time to remove the side panel and plug in/flip a front panel connector!? You're not sure what kind of peripherals you have, and you had an ATX/mATX mobo debacle during your build?!!

I feel like you need to set aside some time to learn about your hardware and computer building basics. That way you'll be able to make some educated decisions when it comes time to upgrade.

I'm looking at building my first PC in a few months, and I'm learning everything I can about the different hardware. It's actually really interesting!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking about building almost the same build just a few downgraded parts. How is the noise on the stock intel cooler? Is it bearable or just completely way to loud to even think like some people make it out to be?

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

How does a Seagate 1TB hdd cost $300! It's only 7200rpm! Why did you buy that?! My 1TB of WD costs $60 with the same specs!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have a price up for the HDD. o.o

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

hmm ok now it says $80... that's way more reasonable. nice build! will last you for a long time.