Description

One of my co-workers recommended this site to me when I decided to finally leave the world of laptops and retail PCs. All my parts were picked with the help of this site, so I figured it was only fitting to post the first pictures here.

This build is primarily for gaming with light video editing as the only secondary purpose.

All parts were purchased from Newegg and NCIX. All prices stated are in $CDN with taxes and shipping included.

Once I got over the first-time builder jitters where I was scared to break all my parts installing them, I had no issues getting everything together. All parts worked out of the box and Windows 7 installed flawlessly.

My only unhappy moment came when I received/ installed the Lamptron fan controller. It had bent pins and frame out of the box. Luckily, it wasn't an issue getting them back in shape.

All in all, I am pleased with the performance of this machine. At Ultra settings, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell runs 114-145 fps on average. On older 3D games, I have seen 350+ fps at Ultra.

I do plan on overclocking the i5 once I have a better understanding of how to do so.

Feel free to post questions/ comments below. Any feedback is appreciated and I am happy to answer any questions regarding my experiences with the parts I used.

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't have gone with dual GPU's right off the bat, however It does seem to me that a lot of games are starting to more popularly support SLI so you will probably be fine. Good job on cable management and a very nice build.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat chair is probably more expensive than my build lol.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It was $229 at Staples. Luckily, I told my family I only wanted gift cards from there for Xmas. Ended up paying $132 out of pocket with a 1 year extended warranty. It is by far the most comfortable chair I've ever sat in.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I thought it was a human scale or something. I remember sitting in that Hyken mesh chair at Staples and it didn't have many ergonomic features, just felt cheap for the most part. You also overpaid for it, it has been available several times for well below $100. http://slickdeals.net/f/6537664-staples-hyken-mesh-chair-90-99-ymmv-or-60-99-ymmv

The best ergonomic chair you can get for around 200 is a used Steelcase Leap.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

IMO, a single 780 or Ti would've been a better choice to start with but more games are starting to support SLI, which is good. Great build :D

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

IMO, a single 780 or Ti would've been a better choice to start with but more games are starting to support SLI, which is good. Great build :D

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

With a $2000+ build i would have suggested going with a closed loop water cooling kit ie the h100i from corsair but really nice build!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I was considering it originally, but those first-time builder nerves couldn't handle it. The thought of a leak in the loop and a fried PC was too scary. I may try one later on, but for the moment, I'm having no temperature issues at all.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Close. New Brunswick. They were $290 each. The taxes and shipping put it up to $335.

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