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My first PC after fixing other people's computers since I was 12.

by jaypee1121

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36 Comments

Details

Date Published

Aug. 25, 2014

Date Built

Aug. 18, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.007 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5 GHz

Description

Hi all!

I had been fixing computers for people ever since I was 12. I got everything except for the mouse at Micro Center. Everything is brand new except for the R9 290 which was open box. I basically saved $200+ compared to Amazon. Reason for the i7 is that I do some video editing and graphic work plus I'm going to college for computer engineering.

Rationale:
• future expandability
• color-theme
• silent operation
• 1080p/1440p gaming

Future upgrades I'm planning:
• closed-loop liquid cooler for CPU
• higher Clocked 16GB Memory sticks pref. red/black colored
• sleeved PSU cable extensions for 24-pin, 8-pin EPS, 8-pin PCIE, 6-pin PCIE (red)
• second R9 290 for crossfire
• corsair quiet edition fans
• second SSD for Raid 0
• additional hard drives for storage

*will update as I get more stuff out

Comments Sorted by:

KantoMeowth 2 points 53 months ago

sexy

user_Oats 2 points 53 months ago

For the price well done. For the looks to boot +1.

All round flawless machine.

MacerV 2 points 53 months ago

Beast of a machine for the price. Good luck in engineering, it can be tough (3rd year was the toughest for me), but you can do it.

Mercider 2 points 53 months ago

Word of advise to those looking at getting that cooler. Don't. When running at 100% the fan is very loud and the cooler is a bit taller then appears. Just because it's very popular doesn't mean its any good. At least that was my experience with it.

jaypee1121 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 53 months ago

That's where the NZXT H440 comes in. It's freaking quiet! There is little to no increase in noise when I was running Cinebench and Easytune stress tests. You can also swap the fan with a Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition.

ProEngPC 8 Builds 1 point 53 months ago

Looks nice, the H440 is a really great case! Also, a tip for pictures: you'll get better results if you can increase ambient light and turn the flash off on your camera.

wallywintrow1972 1 point 53 months ago

Very nice, those h440 cases are so sleek, great choice of parts, very nice build for the money!!!

OfficialNapalm 1 point 53 months ago

Very good, only thing I would do is get a better cooler.

jaypee1121 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 53 months ago

Thanks! I am planning to updgrade to a liquid cooler some time in the future. Thanks to the better thermals on the haswell refresh line, this is more than enough for simple OC.

VespaBlast 1 point 53 months ago

im thinking of getting that cpu and mobo, what overclock are you able to get?

Darin2000 1 point 52 months ago

I thought it was illegal to fix other peoples computers for money without being a legit company... Time to get to work on that

~Random 14 year old.

jaypee1121 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 52 months ago

Just don't advertise yourself as a professional. If you're making a lot of money out of it you'd have to start paying taxes as self-employed, etc. Only do it for family and friends. Back then, I just let them pay me whatever the hell they wanted to. It's a pretty nice way of making or getting closer to friends and family.

Haiman_ 1 Build 1 point 52 months ago

This might be a little late, but how is that Mobo?

jaypee1121 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 52 months ago

It has all the core features of a Z97 board. Lowest priced SLI compatible gigabyte board. It's almost the same as the z97 Gaming-3 board but cheaper. These days, companies would slap "gaming" on their branding and boom $20+ more expensive.

iamwildbear 1 point 51 months ago

You wouldnt mind sending me your H440? if your not using it :D

jaypee1121 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 51 months ago

I returned it for a full refund. :)

KawaiiSailorKitty 1 point 50 months ago

How good is this board? I've been looking at it and most reviews complain about DOA or boot problems, so Im not sure if I can trust it

jaypee1121 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

I bought mine physically so there was no chance of it being DoA. As far as booting goes, I never had a problem with it.

KawaiiSailorKitty 1 point 50 months ago

Ah, alright

jopo14 1 point 45 months ago

Really nice build! One upgrade I recommend is a NZXT LED kit. That is if you want LED's in your case :3

Linky:

http://www.nzxt.com/product/detail/101-sleeved-led-kit-case-accessory.html

Euphemia 0 points 53 months ago

Very nice build, especially for the money. The only thing I would note is that the PSU isn't that great and an 850w would have been better for a future CrossfireX, but other than that it's flawless.

ProEngPC 8 Builds 1 point 53 months ago

Really? The SuperNOVA PSUs have received very good reviews. 750W will not be enough for a second 290 however. 850W is probably the safe minimum for that, escpcially if the CPU is overclocked.

Euphemia 2 points 53 months ago

I never said it was bad, but in terms of tiers they're tier 3, which isn't amazing.

Blaise170 3 Builds 1 point 53 months ago

The tier list isn't really that good unless you don't know anything about them.

Blaise170 3 Builds 2 points 53 months ago

The SuperNOVA NEX series is not that good, it is the SuperNOVA G2 and P2 series that are so good.

jaypee1121 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 53 months ago

EVGA has an excellent step-up program for their products so upgrading to higher wattage is extremely easy.

Euphemia 2 points 53 months ago

The step-up program only applies to graphics cards and motherboards as far as I know.

jaypee1121 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 53 months ago

It's available for any EVGA product that has either a limited lifetime warranty or at least a 3 year warranty

Euphemia 3 points 53 months ago

(in the EVGA FAQ)

Can I Step-Up my EVGA Power Supply or Mouse?

No – These products do not qualify for the Step-up Program.

sanchezliny -1 points 53 months ago

Nice Build. I prefer 1886 or 2133 ram myself because they don't give up too much latency for the higher speed. How is the mouse?

jaypee1121 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 53 months ago

The mouse is perfect! $25 for a SteelSeeries mouse is quite a steal. It has a braided cable, rubberized finish. It's also an ambidextrous mouse but for all I care, it's very ergonomic.

Iron_Hero_ 1 Build -1 points 53 months ago

nice build but i dont under stand it why you did not get the msi gaming mother bored to go with the graphs card???

other then that Really nice build

jaypee1121 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 53 months ago

It was the best available deal at the time and it doesnt really bother me.

Iron_Hero_ 1 Build 1 point 53 months ago

ok

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jaypee1121 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 52 months ago

Hi! As of now, this build has moved into a Cooler Master Elite 130 M-ITX. Link to new build