Description

I began this build by buying a new graphics card for my old PC that was built in 2008. I shortly realized I was overdue for an upgrade and began the long process of planning and buying components for my first personal build. I was able to buy most of this stuff relatively cheap or at a lower price than usual to save close to $600 had I bought them all for what they were priced in full from amazon, newegg, etc.

I use this for gaming, streaming, and video editing!

I am in the process of painting several components so Ill update pictures of the build as I finish them!

More pictures coming soon!

Part Reviews

CPU

The automatic overclock from my motherboard is great for this CPU. It runs relatively cool and renders my video very quickly.

CPU Cooler

No complaints so far. Does its job well and keeps my CPU temperature around 30-35 C at idle and I have not seen It get hotter than 70 under heavy load while overclocked.

Motherboard

I was nervous to flash the bios after reading about several people that had bricked their boards by doing it wrong, but it worked like a charm. It has a lot of good fan power placements around the board. The SLI setup is pretty good as well!

Video Card

So, due to a little amazon wizardry they sent me a second 960. The first was lost in shipping, and then they sent me a second which I received with out a problem. After contacting amazon to send one back they basically said not to worry about it. I guess their loss is my gain?

Case

An amazing stylish case. The included intake and exhaust fans work perfect and the cable management is great. My only issue is that the rubber dividers where wires pass through easily pop out, but it is not difficult to put back into place. It also has plenty of room for expansion which I have already added a second SSD and hard drive from a friend's gaming laptop that had several failed components (not the drives though!).

Comments

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

You are so lucky you didn't have to send your second 960 back. I would love to have a second 960. Nice build too +1

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job on the paint. Had the same idea for my build but was too scared/inexperienced to paint the components.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

It actually isnt as difficult as you might think. I was pretty impatient the first time I tried and had to redo it. Use plasti dip and it goes on pretty well.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you cover up all the components on the mobo? Tape?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

The motherboard actually came in that color blue. I managed to match the color almost perfectly with the "Flex Blue" plasti dip. But i used painters tape and index cards to protect the other components I painted.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I know you may not be on here but does the cpu cooler come with spare fans?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

The paint looks great and this build seems really good in general. Not a fan of that lens or camera filter that you too pictures with though.

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

It isnt a filter. Its just a GoPro lol. I dont have anything else so it has some fisheye which looks funky. Also, for a camera that works so well while wakeboarding, snowboarding, etc. it really likes to blur with a shaky hand.

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

OH. Well that makes more sense. I guess you can only do what you can do. +1

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

More Pictures please, with it all together !! Looks like it will be awesome with the paint job once it's finished !

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Where do you get this motherboard? I can't find it anywhere online in stock.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get the motherboard? I looked at many online retailers and can't find one in stock.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I got it from Blinq.com I think. It was one of the last new ones I could find

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

10/10