Description

After a huge mistake of buying a several thousand dollar 'gaming' laptop a couple of years before knowing to research before buying, I was really disappointed with the price-performance per dollar. The laptop was my first major purchase a few months after getting my first job, so I rushed it and bought the top end model with 32 gigs of ram, several PCIE SSD's, all before knowing the real difference they made (not enough to justify the price, at least not for my needs, I understand some people buy these high end laptops for mobile editing). I sold it at a loss obviously, but with the money I did get back, I set out to make an actual pc. It was nerve wrecking when I heard that CPU crunch and stopped everything to spend nearly an hour searching up whether I had screwed up before ever getting to turn it on! Otherwise, it was as easy as everyone said it would be, like Lego’s for adults! Couldn’t be happier with my first build, getting amazing performance with stable 60fps with any game I throw at it, and I haven't overclocked anything yet! I can see this lasting a long time. Installed some led fans and strips to pimp it out :D (I know the pics are super low quality, my phone sucks and my actual camera got killed by the ocean)

Part Reviews

Video Card

Cooler fans are barely audible under load, not much more I can say, 970's a great card, love it. If you need the extra brand push, EVGA has good warranty coverage. Back plate would have been nice though.

Case

Cable management heaven. Super clean look and elegant. Breeze to build in.

Case Fan

Bright and quiet, looks badass :D

Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Really solid build by the looks of it. I am looking to be upgrading my current system with a very similar build to yours. How do you like that motherboard? I have that same one (Asus Z170-A) as well as the Corsair 750D on my list, the only difference is I am probably going to go with the i7-6700 (non-k) cause i don't care to OC. I have a GTX 960 right now and will probably do a 1070 or something later this year as needed.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

The motherboard is solid, felt sturdy during building, neat indicator led's and power button to test it before building, the BIOS is easy and super simple to use. The case itself is amazing, lots of cable management grommet's, the filters are really easy to access, the panels are super easy to pop off and on, there's a nice amount of room behind the motherboard to stuff extra cables, and it looks amazing.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, that is good to hear. Excited to start building mine within the next month or so :)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Good luck, hope it goes well!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

NICE build man reminds me of mine same cpu,mb, and ram. i have my cpu overclocked at 4.6 not sure how well the hyper evo cooler you have could do but if you use the ai suite 3 that came with the motherboard it make's overclocking a breeze.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. I think I'm gonna steal your idea for Tv and monitor placement, cause it looks comfortable haha

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

ESCUSE ME SIR WHY IS THEIR A CURSE WORD ON THE CASE FAN DESCRIPTION BAD BOY

but anyway nice build

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice meme dood.

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