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Hi-

I have read many build guides on pcpartpicker and find the shorter the better so I will try to be brief. I used to be into PC gaming many years ago and decided around January that I wanted to build a gaming PC that could handle most games on high settings and would not be obsolete in the next couple years. After sifting through many great build guides here I decided on a black and white build. Special thanks to @donavan_stabb and @noloannator whose guides I used as the base for mine!

CPU - Intel 4690K - I wanted the ability to overclock and all of the benchmarks I could find said this was one of the best bang for your buck CPUs and it handles a lot of CPU intensive games very well

CPU Cooler - Cryorig H7 - I flirted with the idea of watercooling but that is a project for another day, the H7 is another great bargain part and cools exceptionally had about a 15-20 degree celsius drop on CPU after installing this vs the stock cooler

Motherboard - Z97S SLI Krait - this board is exceptional well designed for the case, bios is also very easy to work with (got this on sale at Microcenter for 75 dollars)

Memory - Kingston HyperX Fury - It seems like 8gb gets the job done for now in gaming and this fit the build colors

Storage - A-DATA Premier SP550 - I wanted to go for gold with a Samsung Evo 850 pro but decided to save some coin and get this, still way faster than a mechanical hard drive

Western Digital Caviar - for games, pictures, videos, and everything else

Video Card - MSI GTX 970 - I needed something that could handle some more demanding games cough the witcher cough so I got this on sale on Newegg and figures I can SLI one day if need be

Case - NZXT s340 - one of the best looking cases on the market in my opinion - clean design, easy to work in, plenty of zip ties do cable management in the back

Power Supply - Corsair 600W - I honestly bought this because it was on sale and had a rebate which meant it cost me barely anything, will have to upgrade to something fully modular if/when i want to SLI

Monitor - HP 27xw - I was contemplating going dual monitors for the longest time and then this was on sale at my local Costco and it is beautiful! I know the refresh rate is over 5ms which is recommended for gaming but with vsync I have not noticed any lag

External storage - Seagate Backup Plus - because back up your files or fear the wrath of the computer gods when your hard drive fails...

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  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice rig and great deal on the PSU and monitor. When you go SLI, I've had really good luck with the EVGA PSUs. They even have the individually sleeved custom color cables too if you want something really fancy.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank that is good to know and custom cables are always nice when you have a window to look inside the computer all the time

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, really nice looking PC (may your frame rates be high and temperatures low) but is it just me or does your graphics card look different from the pictures from this site? really confused XD

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, you are right the picture that PCPartPicker has for the graphics card is an all black version of it but if you search the full name it almost always is sold in the black and white color palette. Looks fantastic and has been great performance-wise thus far (just wish it had a backplate to help with GPU sag)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks hicks, really helped :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build, I've been planning to do a White and Black rig, but with a black S340 instead. Looking at this i'm inspired to get my own done now.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks and I agree black and white is pretty classic looking I bet the black s340 will look pretty nice!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I'm also planning to do my first build black and white themed in a white S340 as I'm planning to install a NZXT HUE+. This is good for White and Black themed builds as the white pretty much changes to the exact same colour and shade as what's showing up on the LEDs. Great build, enjoy!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely gorgeous build! I would recommend picking up some black or white extension (depending on how frisky you are feeling).

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, that is one of my next purchases - thinking either all white or cables with black, grey, and white!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

that would look nice!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha I see you placed the white RAM in the black RAM Slots just like I did with my Krait Mobo :D

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