Description

Last rig I had was what I got for trading my Xbone. After doing research, I decided to build my own setup and was interested in the next step in resolution. I sold my old parts for about $600 and set off to building this.

Didn't have one issue with the actual build, it went really smooth. I didn't do a fresh install of Windows 8.1, I only had to download Network drivers on a thumb drive to get internet to work. i5-4690k was chosen because I only really game. i7 wasn't worth the extra $100. GTX970 runs flawless at 1440p regardless of the recent news of 3.5GB's of VRAM. A second one will be ordered once more advanced 1440p monitors come out. The Samsung 840 EVO is used for the OS and utilities. Intel SSD is for games I play most and the WD drive is mass storage.

The Phanteks Enthoo Pro is a fantastic case. I was coming from an NZXT Phantom 410 and even though it was a good case as well, it had no dust filters. I do not use a CD drive and was able to pull the 5 1/4 bays out, which is great for the cooler and airflow. Be careful though, I left my PC on overnight last week (I usually shut it down daily) and the stock 200mm front fan died. Replaced it with 2 Corsair white LED 140mm fans I had laying around.

Pic's show CM Hyper 212 as CPU cooler, NZXT x41 is currently being shipped.

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Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 4 points

oh god. please put the video card cables next to each other instead of crossing. its driving me nuts looking at it lol. good build though

  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points

Lol exactly what I was thinking. It makes my OCD go crazy.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

HAHA, it bugs me to but I just threw it together because Im buying some sleeved cables from CableMod. PCIE, 24 pin and the CPU 8 pin will be changed. I also cant see it as my case is on the floor, it helps not seeing it lol

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol nice. I've heard good things about CableMod, still it would drive me crazy if that was my PC.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank god xD good luck on the custom cables. And remember zip ties are your friends xD

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

Surprised that the 3.5gbs of vram can run both of those monitors! +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha, I run games on the right one, TS and other stuff on the left.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice! I'm about to upload my build!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

What monitor did you use for your build

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

My main monitor is an Acer K272HUL, it's a 1440p screen that I got from Newegg on Black Friday for $275. Works great, very little bleed on the edges. My second screen is an Asus VW246H, it's a 1080p screen that I use for my teamspeak and for monitoring temps through Afterburner.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for responding to my question. FYI love you build.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

"A second one will be ordered once more advanced 1440p monitors come out." Look at the ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q it's amazing.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

If its the one Im thinking of (1440p, 144hz and 1ms response time) then I still want to wait. The monitor I have now is an IPS panel. Look at my photo above, the left monitor is a TN panel and it's all sorts of washed out. The Asus ROG monitor is also TN and reviews have said the color's are washed out, something I don't want. It's also waaaay too expensive for panel tech that is so old.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

If you base it off it being TN it's old...but everything in this display is cutting edge. Sometimes you have to believe your eyes...not reviews. I've never had an IPS panel personally maybe that's why this one is so amazing to me. But for gaming...the resolution, refresh, and response...this thing is gorgeous. I'm so glad I didn't let the reviews chase me away from this. If you have an opportunity to demo this unit, I think you might be surprised.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

what connections did the monitors have that could be used on the graphics card

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Both monitors are powered by the graphics card. The 1440p screen is using DisplayPort and the second screen is using DVI.