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Built this machine for gaming, I don't use my PC for anything else really but if I do, I don't have any worries about having enough power. It's not anything ridiculous compared to some of the builds on this site as I had a sort of budget about £1000, I did manage to get a lot of the parts cheaper than it is listed.

I've built 2 AMD pc's years ago and are still pretty good. After looking at parts and reviews, I decided to go with a Intel Corsair build with MSI, so a red and black theme. I'm not gonna go into great detail here just general thoughts... decided to try overclocking and got 4.5Ghz with easy voltage and temps, I'm happy...

CPU - Went for this as its the fastest 4 core CPU I could have got for the money. I didn't need any more cores.

CPU Cooler - Set up as pull push with 4 SP120 Quiet edition fans as I heard about noise with the performance ones. Overkill but I like it :D

Motherboard - Had everything I needed..

Memory - I had Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4) DDR3 1600mhz, Upgraded to Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB (4x4) DDR3 2400mhz.

Storage - 850 EVO as boot drive with some applications, 1.5 TB just for games library. Added a 3 TB HD and another 850 EVO 500GB SSD.

Video Card - 980's are out of my budget, read up on MSI 970 was 1 of the best cards, so it was a no brainer for me. I plan to SLI sometime in the future...

Case - Total overkill tbh, but its future proof for further upgrades (same goes for the PSU). Also wanted a big badass case with window to be a sort of feature in the room, I got the 2x40mm LED's running above and below the window.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Thats real nice bro i like it alot other then the ram but everything ealse looks good and good performance

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

This is kind of an off-topic question, But where did you get your desk? I could really use one that looks like that.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn lmao huge PSU, overall I think it's a very nice build; damn near identical to what I'm gonna build next week. On an unrelated note, what chair is that?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the case!

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Why do I see you in every comment sections? When I finish building my rig I'm going to specially point you out.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I think i'll do the same...lol

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you remember a Xeon E3 server processor plus a graphics card build, were they discussed about how the Xeon is an i7 without the dedicated graphics, I'm thinking of doing a build like that (I'm not all about that OC) so a locked and efficient CPU would be great, I'm curious about how it performs in gaming, got any ideas jipster?

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thing is I heard that with h97 mobos you can't go past 1600 Mhz, so I have to spend in a Z97? Welp thanks for the help, lets see if Vincent guy answers me :3

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Vincent guy and me are cool now, and I got some corrections, http://pcpartpicker.com/user/FusionPhoenix/saved/swj9TW if you see something fishy let me know :D