Description

My third build (second one I forgot to take pictures of, etc.) for one of my cousins.

I didn't have much time with this computer to take photos with it as much as I would have liked to as I was on a massive time constraint so sorry for the lack of pictures. (4 compared to the 25+ in my other build) Although seeing it next to my 780T was something I had to take a snap of!

CPU: The flagship 4th gen. CPU for all he's gaming and productivity needs. Good performance and low temperatures. No need for overclocking just yet but was able to hit 4.6Ghz with little effort so there's that option if need be.

CPU Cooler: Is actually the Thermaltake NiC C5 Cooler. Lightweight and very efficent. Comes standard with two fan in push-pull. Does an OUTSTANDING job to cool the chip. Idle sits around 24-26c and loads around 48-50c.

MotherBoard: Opted to go for a nice, low cost board with all the necessary things I'd want it to have. No need for all the bells and whistles of an ASUS Maximus VII Formula. Does the job quite nicely with a nice red LED strip near the audio chip.

Memory: Just some standard RipJaws X, once again no need for anything fancy. Great sticks for a good price.

Storage: 850 EVO SSD for some quick boot times and a couple of latency free games as well as a new 2TB HDD and he's old 1TB HDD.

Graphics: Seeing as he didn't want to wait for the new Radeon cards to release, I decided to grab Gigabyte's WindForce GTX-980. Great card and handles everything you can throw at it, especially at 1080p. Even if NVIDIA does charge you the price of a kidney.

Case: The case is elegant. Large tinted plastic side-panel doors let you view the interior as the WindForce LED glares at you. Nice and roomy, lots of room for cable management.

PSU: Solid Gold rated power supply which was at a good price. Chose 650W to ensure a little headroom for overclocking, extra periphs., etc.

Monitor: Grabbed a 144Hz monitor from BenQ for all he's Counter-Strike needs as well as to replace he's aging monitor. Allows for a dual monitor setup if he chooses as well!

I hope he enjoys his system! :)

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Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't know man, kidneys don't come cheap. I bet you could afford a 3 or 4way sli if you sell one of them ;)

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, using my very very worn out one as an example. If not that then enough to pay for my build sitting next to it haha

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build, but as a grammar nazi I am obliged to comment on the constant use of 'he's' instead of 'his'. It's very annoying, but +1 for the build itself.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Damnit lol >_<

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn nice CPU cooler

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Solid build. Quick question, is the build title a reference to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71DIT6hYXYo?

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Hahaha, indeed it is :D

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 For that sexy *** CPU Cooler, just a question tho, is that motherboard brown? or am i hallucinating?

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Sounds like the acid is kicking in ;)

It's black/red.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

The PCB on most lower tier boards are brown/black. When you hit them with the right light you will see brown.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

lol ok good I thought I was trippin, tragic that its brown and red.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha nah mate, black and red