Description

Hello,

I needed a new computer that could handle demanding games and be able to handle future, more demanding games, while also having a nice upgrade path. I have had previous experience with swapping parts out of computers, as you will se in the last photo (my old PC), but i've never built a PC from scratch. So after months of picking out parts and the holiday sales rolling around I finally got the chance to collect all the parts.

There's one pick of me pointing at the hard drive cage of the NZXT S340. I am pointing at it because the frame was bent out of the box. Probably due to NZXT's poor shipping foam (which breaks fairly easily).

And towards the completion of the build I had to hook up my old computer's ODD (which was screwed in and is simply impossible to get out because its a pre-built PC) to my new PC via Sata Port and then power on both systems to download the drivers for the new PC. Normally I would download the drivers off of the webpage because the disks may be out of date but I couldn't access the internet because I didn't have killer ethernet drivers installed yet.

All in all this was a very fun project.

(Update) Frames - (all tests at 1080p, not overclocked)

Metro Last Light Redux Average - 54.4 FPS Very High, Tesselation on Very High, No SSAO

Battlefield 4 Average (24 player map) - 79.8 FPS Very High, 4X Antialiasing, No Mantle API, but if you're interested in an amd gpu, then use it, it improves performance quite a bit. I didn't have time to do any Parcel Storm 64 player FPS tests, sorry :(

Unigine Valley Benchmark - High, 4X Antialiasing, 1080p, Direct3D11 Average FPS - 47.8 Min FPS - 20.2 Max FPS - 88.7 Score - 1999

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice parts selection. Great build !

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you! :D

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

not bad not bad at all..

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

:D

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

actually pretty good +1 Sorry about your case its a bummer to find something wrong with a first build.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

It's all good. I had no problems installing the HDD, but it sucks that NZXT hasn't improved on the packaging materials yet. Im glad everything else arrived in good condition. thanks for the comments everyone! :D

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build man, great part choices! I was wondering, how is that R9 285 working? Have you played any games with it yet, I am in need of a good GPU on a budget.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I am still downloading all my games off of steam and such, i'll update the post with some frame rates tommorow, seeing as it's so late here in Florida xD

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

AW Man I live here too, (coincidence!?!?!) Update sounds good man looking forward to it!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol :D

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Was this sort of based off of the Linus Tech Tips 4k budget rig? Any way, great build.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, I saw that video just recently. But no it's not based off of that build, I only use 1 1080p display.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Why Z97 with a locked CPU?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

upgrade path :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

congratulations man nice build, I hope everything turns on fine for u with no issues or stuff like this, and i wish u get a better build in the future too :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :D

  • 61 months ago
  • -1 points

That blue on the ram was a very poor choice with the mobo -1

  • 61 months ago
  • 0 points

it mixes with the stock cooler