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Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, first I would like to start off by saying this build was a ton a fun to build! Ok now lets talk about difficulties, my first difficulty I had was mounting the Motherboard, I could not get that dang thing in right. I ended up realizing that I had the IO Shield on wrong making it impossible to mount. After I put the IO shield how it was supposed to be positioned it just easily slid in like butter. Another difficulty I had was realizing that on the side on the left of the case, I didn't realize that I needed a 140mm fan, originally I had bought a 120mm fan thinking it would fit. WRONG! I was shocked to see that I had made a mistake such as silly as this one. What I ended up doing was returning the 120mm fan, then buying a 140mm fan, in the end it turned out to fit perfect and looks amazing in the case. Another difficulty I had was installing the GPU, what I didn't realize is that the motherboard had the PCI express slot 3 of the metal bars down, I had originally had only the top two, but then quickly changed it when I had realized my mistake. My final difficulty I had was installing the water-block on top of the case, since I couldn't get I actually had to have a friend come over and help me install it, in the end we figured it out and got it mounted. Next, I would like to talk about performance, this thing is an actual beast, coming from an Macbook Air, I am blown away with how well it performs. In Rocket League I average 86fps on the highest settings, With "The Crew " I average a 76fps on the highest settings. On American Truck Simulator I average 79fps on ultra settings. I am very pleased with how quiet it is as well. Under load my GPU is at an average of 53C and while not under load it is hovering around 24C. Under load my CPU is at an average of 49C and while not under it is right around 25C. Now I will explain why I chose each component. Intel Core I5-4690K: I chose this CPU because I had heard that it is a good solid component, also I chose the unlocked version for overclocking its speed to 4.0 GHz.

Corsair H100i GTX: I chose this CPU Cooler because of two reasons, one I was in the search for a good, reliable liquid cooler for a decent price, and two I just love the looks of the tubes or pipes I don't actually know what they are.

AsRock Z97 Extreme4: I chose this Motherboard because of two reasons again, Its black/blue, and I am just so happy with all of the USB Ports, you know the saying "You can never have to many USB Ports!"

EVGA Superclocked 16GB DDR3-1600: I chose this Ram because it is compatible with my motherboard, and hey it fits my color scheme.

Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB SSD: I chose this has my storage because I was shopping for a reliable and fast SSD for a good price.

EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+: To be honest this is the only thing in my build that I am disappointed with. Just in case you don't understand, I am very mad that Geforce has announced the GTX 1070, for near only a few bucks more. Otherwise this Graphics Card is amazing, and is still very powerful!

NZXT H440 (Mattle Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower: I chose this as my case because of its beautiful design and looks, I also chose this case because of the great cable management you receive with the tray that covers up the Power Supply. Also its black/blue.

Corsair 850W ATX: I was in the market for a fully modular PSU, and at least 700 watts allowing for futute proofing it. Sadly the only Fully Modular Power Supply that I could find at Micro Center was this, a little upset about the price, but I mean its still a very good Power supply.

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Home OEM (64-Bit) I chose this operating system because I don't want to point fingers, but personally I feel that Windows 10 is just, (I hate to say it) bad. So I figured hey why not just go with 8.1 Pro!

Corsair Fans: I chose these fans because I just feel that they are reliable fans, also they are very quiet and quite stylish.

ASUS VG248QE: I chose this monitor for two reasons, 144Hz, and 1 millisecond response time, Also I just wanted a 1080p montior.

Razer DeathStalker Chroma: I chose this keyboard, because I was coming from a laptop keyboard, I loved how the keys feel, and I just felt that this was the closest feel to that, also it it fancy by being Chroma!

Black/Blue Sleeved Cables: What can I say they make my setup look amazing.

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Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

You can push that cpu a little bit further.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

It was a joke Cause it said for me 42.0 ghz :)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh whoops I did not realize that. I get the joke that's funny!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

Also nice yeti you got there

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

this keeps happening lol

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  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the sleeved cables on this build, very clean.

+1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! My plan is to add LEDs for a cool underflow. Would you recommend me buy a white led strip or a blue?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable mod makes some nice LED Strips that are both magnetic and adhesive that come as RGB, specific colors, or UV if you want some glowing effects with certain colors.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I agree those are probably the led strips I would like to get some from because of magnetic. Also I probably am going to get LEDs under my case for a cool underglow.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll grab a link real quick. Gimme a second

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Perfect thanks! I will be definitely looking at that

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

i was also coming from a laptop and i love the flat keys on the Razer Deathstalker

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Your Setup is sooo nice, maybe Setupwars? (techsource)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I Don't know I probably will join will see. There is quite a line though.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is AWESOME. +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic Build! I hear the h110i is great cool, how is the noise level? Also, where did you get those cable sleeves?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the sleeved cables from Cable Mod online at Peformance PCs here's the link. - http://www.performance-pcs.com/cablemod-basic-cable-extension-kit-8-6-pin-series-black-blue.html. Also the cooler is great, Even without the side panel on I don't here a thing from the pump, I would definitely recommend it!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

What mic is that? I can't tell if it is a yeti or not and i am looking for a good mic right now myself.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

It is the Audio Technical ATR 2500. Here is a link from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATR2500-USB-Cardioid-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B004QJREXM.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a 1TB SSD? I mean I'm surprised that you didn't go with with at least a 1TB HDD as well.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan on getting a 3 TB HDD soon don't know when though, just have save up some money (by the way I'm 12).

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I would've gone with at least a 2TB HDD right off the bat, and gotten a 500GB SSD but it's your build you can do what you want with it. (by the way I'm 14 :D)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! Well written and organized description as well as great cable management in your PC case. Great idle and load temps. If you are looking for LED color input I would have to say White LEDs to really light up and show off that interior. Adding a heavy blue LED may cause a blue overload inside the case, but in the end it is totally up to you! (I'm currently 19 and I don't even have as good of a rig as you lol).

+1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the response! Now that I think of it I agree, white would look so much better because I could actually see inside the case! Also I totally agree adding a blue would almost be to much blue. Good Luck with your future!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I like how when the PC was built it decided to stand on a rock in your garden!

Nice build, love that shade of blue - only reason I never got that case was no optical bay!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your reply! I do agree with your statement,but for me it wasn't a deciding factor. For anybody else reading or you I love this case and absolutely recommend it to anyone going for a case!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

+1, very nice build. The color theme works with the parts that you choose to use.

  • 44 months ago
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Thanks for your response I really appreciate the positive feedback have a good day.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

What does the molex plug on the motherboard do??? Cool looking build and amazing pictures!!!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Neat Build Bro!

  • 43 months ago
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Thanks!

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  • 44 months ago
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Thanks!

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I have been saving for probably I don't know I have probably been saving since I was 7 or 8. So ya!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Also I'm basically 13 my birthday is coming up in June