Description

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

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Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

That's some crazy good cable management, everything looks good with the white color scheme. +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I was very worried before everything was shipped but once I got everything in front of me it all fell into place. Thanks for the 1up!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

gorgeous looking setup my friend. like that case a lot... with everything matching...+1

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! I must say, I got the case because of the modular bays because of the monster Windforce graphics card. I thought the card would not fit, but once I put everything together, it did fit (without removing any bays)!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Love it! The build with the peripherals and everything else match perfectly!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! It runs very well also. Now it is on to OC'ing this beast.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

First to say it, the name of your build made me lol. Great build by the way.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Its as fast as a saltine on roller blades.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The name took a long time to come up with. I wanted something original. Glad someone got a kick out of it. Thanks for the 1up also!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Just updated some of the information in the description and will keep updating it until it is finished. I plan on beefing it up tomorrow but if you have any questions or comments, please let me know and I will try to respond as fast as possible.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Stunning build, love that white case with matching peripherals! (pssst get a white mouse :)) and that white and blue go really well together. Great cable management also! +1 for the build and I wish I could give you another +1 for that FSU flag #GoNoles

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks brother!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Go Noles.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you mount your 2.5" SSD? I am using the same case and cant find out where the mount is.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

A little late but to answer your question. The SSD is mounted behind the mobo, or behind the back cover of your tower. There you will find a place to mount your SSD in privacy. Good times!

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