Works great so far, I'm looking into some different monitors to add a VESA mount and clean the desk up a little bit.
Wow, that is really tidy for a first time build. Great cable management
Ok, somebody downvoted all these comments. Cool.
Fixed it :)
Skemble to the rescue! Yay!
10/10 You say huh? He could've gotten a K70 RGB for the same price as the BlackWidow Chroma, and could've saved some money buying a 970. Seriously, the performance is not even that lifechanging and it costs wayyyyyyyyyyy more. He could SLI 970 for a bit more than the 980. After all, I wouldn't say it's a 10/10 build, more like a 8/10 build.
Do you know how many cores the 980 has? and keyboards are a sway of preference. and the maybe he wants 4 way crossfire
>crossfire with nvidia cards
Yeah, Keyboards ARE a sway of preference, but why buy Razer's Cherry MX Knock-off switches when he could of got the K70, with actual Cherry MX, and different types depending on what ht wants, at that.
Keyboards are preference like he said. I own a Naga and a Deathadder, but have a k70 because of the look and feel. I am skeptical of the switches on the Blackwidow, but there quality is equal to or even better than most brands.
Also, i have a GTX 980 and it murders anything at 1080p. So two 970's would be wasting more money because thats abit overkill for 1080p. By the way, I wouldn't risk buying two 970's because of known SLI problems aswell. He also has room to upgrade to SLI 980's, which is always nice because he's not restricted. Its his first build, and a great one. No need to bash him because he chose a 980 and a Razer keyboard.
White h440! Love it. Welcome to the club +1
NIce build dude. Pats are well balanced for a first-timer. +1
god thats clean nice build m8 +10
Nice build. Hows the noise with that stock cooler while under load?
Great build for a first timer! Nice and clean.. enjoy the gaming beast!
I would upgrade the ram to 1866. But other then that this is a beautiful build.
That wouldn't make a noticeable difference in performance though. Like, you'd get maybe 1 extra frame/second in games, but usually no significant difference in the performance at all. The only computers that benefit from faster RAM are servers, and APUs. 1600 is the standard, and faster than that is mostly just bragging rights.
damn looking goood excpt for geforce logo :/. but wicked sick
Amazing, only thing I would change is the MOBO, the one you chose is great, but for me, I would've gone for a Asus Maximus VII Hero, and maybe the Keyboard and Mouse. (Peripherals are down to preference, so I don't really care)
Great 1st time Build, +1
A 600W PSU would've cut the price down A LOT. And just as a side note, anything above 80+ Bronze is really a waste. Everything else looks really great.
Maybe he wants to SLI? And also, most bronze PSUs tend to be of lower quality, on lower tiers.
Corsair 80+ Bronze are MORE than enough and don't need to cost $150.
Corsair CX series PSU's use very low quality parts, like the transistors. Personally EVGA ones are the best for budget CPU's.
Not really. The CX series is pretty weak and has serious voltage stability issues, which usually isn't an issue, but if you're overclocking any part of your system, it will be a series problem. Also, there are plenty of good cheap units. EVGA has 80+ gold units going for pretty cheap, and so does Corsair with their CSM series. XFX also has good cheap units. And if he does want to SLI, a CX600 is a terrible idea, and he is right for going with the AX760.