Description

Haven't really thought of a name for the PC, but I know I want to customize the case in the near future to have the case look like an EVA Unit!

I built this PC just mainly for the upgrade. I've been using laptops for an abundant amount of time in my life and decided "Hey, let's just make a PC". I started to purchase the parts around the Black Friday era and completed the build just a few days ago. Needless to say, the computer runs very well and I'm really happy with the way the computer turned out (maybe cause I've had upsetting laptops in the past and the comparison is just phenomenal). Many of the items in the selection I received as gifts around Christmas time.

The parts not listed in the selection below will be here (PCPartPicker just didn't have them in the database):

  • Unbranded Speakers I found - $0.00
  • Packard Bell Keyboard Model 5130 - $0.00
  • MSI Radeon HD 7950 Twin Frozr III - $129.00

Only problem thus far is that the HDMI port on the GPU doesn't work (most likely DOA), but the DVI still does, not too sure about the two mini ports, haven't tested them out yet. It's minor since I'm using only one monitor right now, but if I do upgrade to two, I'll be seeking options.

In conclusion, I'm really loving this build. If anything caught my eye while building this is that:

  • SSDs are fast. I just press the power button and in 10 (or less) seconds I can go to my League game client and play away.
  • The MSI 970 Gaming Motherboard is super-friendly. Very legible and communicated well on what to do.
  • The case looks big. I know it's quite spacious in the inside, but just know if you're getting this case is to measure things first. (Case is beautiful by the way, color in person way cleaner.)

Stay awesome Gotham.

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Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

is that carpet? if so, turn the psu fan up, otherwise it will suffer

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

It is. Although it looks like it's directly on the ground, the main part of the case is elevated so should be alright. I have more pictures included to see the PSU from behind.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Just to be safe, you might want to put it up a board or something to serve as a platform.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I put some hard plastic under the case to serve as the platform, better safe than sorry right?

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

dam right son!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty sweet deals for a great build. More pictures though? Would love to see the inside.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Put more pictures above! (:

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build man

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you buddy!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Replace the stock cooler

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Any reason to do so? It's not loud at all, even when playing.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Lower temps, depending on the game it will get loud too. I'd recommend the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO which is usually around $30-$35.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Comparing other idle temps to my idle, I can see a ten degree difference. (I'm guessing that's a huge difference?) I will have to invest on that then, thank you for the heads up!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

The Hyper 212 Evo goes perfectly with that processor.

EDIT: Just realized that someone already suggested that lol.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

case is so red

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Can this run games like Planetside 2 and CS:GO?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Where's the power button on that thing???

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Top right of the case, pretty hidden if it's someone's first time. ~

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the speedy reply, unfortunately between 37 months ago and now I figured that out. Used the same case when I went to build my own about 25 months ago.

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