The Blazin Caucasion is my first build and came right on time. I am going into computer engineering and wanted to put something together worthwhile. I will be using this computer to create websites, create programs, play games, perform daily tasks, and to experiment with overclocking. The computer that this build is replacing is a HP DV6-6c35dx laptop. It was called a "entertainment pc" but was everything BUT entertaining and should have been called disappointing. But enough about the crap-top and on to the build.
Details about the rig:
CPU: I original wanted to get the I7-4790k but after much thought I decided to go with the I5-4690k. The 4690k is plenty capable for the type of work I am going to be doing. I am planning to over clock and I believe that I can safely do this and clock it to approximately 4.6GHz; with the help of a closed loop CPU water cooler. Update: TBA
CPU Cooler: I chose the Corsair H100i because of the price and its ability to cool the CPU efficiently. It also looks kind of cool with the customizable LEDs. Update: I have installed the cooler and am pleased at its cooling ability. The one downfall that I am having so far is that the LED changes its color on computer restart. So I have to keep resetting the color that I want and this is kind of annoying.
Motherboard: The ASRock Z97 Extreme6/AC was my first choice when choosing a motherboard. Its ability to overclock right out of the box was the biggest selling point for me. To add, I am eager to add a SSD in the M.2 slot; when I am financially ready. The built in WiFi and Bluetooth capability is also a nice addition. Update: TBA
Case: The NZXT Phantom 530 (White) was chosen mostly because of the modular design. I really thought I was going to need the modular drive bays because of the graphics card that I am installing. Once I got the GPU in the case, I did not need to remove any of the drive bays... But either way, I still like the design and the ability to remove them to install a open-loop cooling system, some day. Update: TBA
GPU: The Gigabyte GeForce GTX970 (4GB) is my first pick for a graphics card. I like the ability to add another in the future and the 3 fan design keeps me from needing to water cool it; at the moment. Again, I thought that it was going to be too big for the NZXT Phantom 530 case, but it fit without needing to remove any drive bays. Update: TBA
PSU: Details Coming Soon
RAM: Details Coming Soon
FANS: Details Coming Soon
Monitor: Details Coming Soon
SSD: Details Coming Soon
Headphones: Details Coming Soon
Keyboard: Details Coming Soon