Description

This was my first build. My budget was around $1700. I wanted a PC that could easily run and handle any game on the market or in the near future market on the highest graphic settings without missing a beat. I also wanted to build a computer that looked cool and that I could show off and be proud of. I chose to use the Thermaltake Core V71 case. This case came out 3/3/2014. I built my PC 3/5/2014. So not many people have this case. I went with a blue-red theme. I think it turned out really well. So far I have mostly played Diablo 3 and LOL. This PC handles D3 on the highest settings no problem at all. I plan on running Rome Total War 2, Titanfall, and WoW on it as well. I ended up getting some parts from other websites then the ones mentioned. The total build including the case, monitor, a mouse, and keyboard put me at about $1600. Everything has worked great so far! The air flow through this case is amazing. My GPU and CPU temps have not gone above 40. I do want to get a faster WIFI card in the future but for now the one I got is doing ok. Other than that I don't think I'd change a thing. I am proud of this build! I think it turned out really good, Looks cool and works great!

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

very well balanced. from what i can see of the cable management it looks very clean. looks great! +1

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I Wouldnt Call It Ultimate With Out A Liquid Cooler Like The H100i Or X60 But Other Than That +1

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

All in one coolers are kind of noisy if you want them to perform at their best. My Advice is to go with air cooling if you want quiet. If it doesn't matter to you go water.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Name: "$1500"

On Price List: "$1710.75"

Lol

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  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

I actually ended up getting the PSU for $90. Figured I might as well get the 750W considering the price.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm planning on getting an aftermarket CPU cooler soon. Any suggestions on a good liquid cooler? seems like the corsairs H100, H110s are popular. Thanks on the comments!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe the NZXT Kraken X60 is the best you can get, being 280mm instead of the 240mm corsairs, but I don't know much about coolers.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Corsair makes a 280mm closed loop radiator system now.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

get an h100i, a kraken x60 is really good but i'm not sure it would fit

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

It would. Core V71 pushes the envelope and utilizes a high-end water-cooling solution that feature front 360/420mm, top 360/420mm and bottom 120/240mm radiators to support extreme performance.

I would get the X60. Amazing performance for a $120 watercooler.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

So is the x60 better than corsair H100i/h110?

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Keep in mind that the x60 is a 280mm radiator, which some cases don't support.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, larger radiator/more surface area = more heat dissipation

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. It is dual 140mm fans, not dual 120mm, so you get better cooling performance.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

H100i is really the best for the money and will fit in most cases. it is what i run in mine

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I ended up getting the H100i. Ill install it in a few days and we will see how it does! thanks for the suggestions.