Description

I'm a programmer and I really like computers. This is my upstairs build-- light gaming for the most part. I really just wanted to build a pretty beastly computer, and each piece was a pretty good deal at the time so I built. I feel its important to have a small little area to relax and enjoy a few rounds of whatever game im playing at that time.

Not listed in the part list are the awesome 90's alarm clock, a lamp, and a corsair gaming mat (the metal one, which is fantastic).

Comments

  • 68 months ago
  • 12 points

Dang man, why didn't you list the freaking lamp?!

  • 68 months ago
  • 84 points

I believe it is the ASUS ROG Lightning Light-Emitter T600 with a 13watt cfl overclocked to 20watts. Pcpp didnt have it listed.

  • 68 months ago
  • 15 points

Is that clock overclocked?

  • 63 months ago
  • 12 points

Dude...10.29 Ghz... What clock is clocked that high...

Though you can't tell if it's processor is from AM or PM.

EDIT: just realized I'm posting this so long after...

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

LOL. I still laughed anyways, this is one of my favorite strings of all time.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Zedzer...

You say long after???

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

everything is overclocked nowadays...

  • 68 months ago
  • 8 points

This is the best comment I've seen in a while.

  • 68 months ago
  • 6 points

Are you sure it's not the MSI Twin Bulb Factory OC'd to 16 Watts with the Slim Shady Lamp Shade?

  • 68 months ago
  • 5 points

"office build" I laughed my butt off when I read that and went through the pics. She must not be big into PC's eh? Shoot, the glowing keyboard and the $1300 price tag should give it away to her.

  • 68 months ago
  • 11 points

The glowing keyboard is to do office work in the dark :P and 1300$ is uh.... 'Typical' from a computer in this day in age! lol jk I can see it now:

"Honey why is the office computer 1300$?"

"That's the price for stuff these days, hell look at the price of a tablet some of those are 1k and you're talking about doing office work on this thing"

"Oh... Makes perfect sense" lolol

  • 68 months ago
  • 12 points

I got it all shipped to work, invoices were gone before the parts got home. :)

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol great idea!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Sneaky b!tch...

  • 68 months ago
  • 3 points

lol at least the case plays the part well!! +1

  • 68 months ago
  • 3 points

I can't STAND it when people don't list their desk in the list.... You shouldn't have stopped at the lamp. And I prefer the kind of alarm clock that has a red backlight for maximum eye stain. Haha great build I like the comedy in the description.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Great job - that should keep you going for a while.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, I assume you plan to SLI that card?

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  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

It's just that you bought a badass motherboard that supports four-way SLI and an easily overclockable CPU, not to mention most people just stick to the stock cooler if they're not SLI/Crossfire-ing.

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  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Except haswell can't support tri sli natively. Nvidia cards require 8 lanes minimum per. Three cards will have the board run at 8/4/4. CFX can run at that though, but not SLI :(

Oh and if you have two cards already in place then you throw some random pcie item in there it will make the board run at 8/4/4 nulling the SLI.

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  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

It doesn't? I guess I was mistaken.

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  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I have that case, it's amazing :)

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  • 68 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah, sorry the pictures of the inside aren't so great. There is SOO much room for cable management in the back, it stays chilly, and it has great build quality. I mounted the ssd behind the mobo, and the cable management is quite good back there.

It is very quiet as well. I bought the version without the glass (because im old) and am glad I did-- both sides have sound proofing material, so the one with the window would be louder.

I was really happy with pretty much all the parts in this build. I knew most of what I wanted (cpu, ram, drives, case etc) and sorta picked a few budget pieces (whatever was on sale) for the rest. A 550w gold modular psu for ~60$ with bundles seemed like a good buy, as was the cpu cooler which matched the color scheme and was cheap.

I was pretty impressed with the PSU-- good cables, nice quiet fan, etc. Would recommend, 100%. It will probably end up in my htpc at some point (i'll post him soon).

The mobo had a combo deal with the ram or some part, and the reviews seemed pretty positive. I have had trouble with ASRock in the past, but it has so many features and the price was so low. I might not be 100% sold on the brand, but no issues thus far with this board EXCEPT it is slightly smaller than full atx, so a few standoffs were not used on the left hand side.

The keyboard/mouse/gaming mat are all top quality.

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  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Plus 1 for title alone I feel you pain

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

that is a nice "office" PC you've got there. I like the red and blsck color scheme with the mouse and keyboard. +1

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

How well do you like the ASRock Killer? I'm thinking about buying that motherboard if my Asus RMA doesn't work out. Got it down between that and a Gigabyte UD3.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I mentioned above that the ONLY issue I've had with it was the size (its about 1-2 cm less wide than a normal atx). This means a normal case will have 2-3 extra standoffs unused. Other than that, it works very well. All the caps are high quality, the bios is great, and it has everything you'd expect at that price tag.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I saw that you mentioned problems with ASRock in the past. I had a 970 Extreme4 that I never had any problems with but I just bought a new CPU so I upgraded boards too. Went with an Asus Crosshair that hasn't worked and their RMA process is horrid.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

how are the keyboard and the mouse? (what switches did you pick?)

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

The model in the list shows red switches.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Great cable management! That case is amazing for cable management and you have shown it. Mind uploading a picture of the other side so we can see what you've done as far as management on there? :P

Great build as well, you'll probably need another GPU though. Word applications are very taxing. /s

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

You remind me of me.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Temps are a little high, but looks cool.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

how good are the colors on the monitor?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

It isn't bad... but I wish I got a 144hz monitor. I play a lot of cs:go and it would help with screen tearing (not that I know what that is, I'm 28 and my vision isn't great). That will surely be one of my next upgrades. Fortunately, Acer makes a 144hz version with the same stand that I am waiting for some positive reviews before purchasing, or waiting for a quality 144hz G-sync monitor that doesn't cost 700$.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

That k70 is a beauty isn't she? I have one and I will never go back! :D

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I see you were on reddit. ;)

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Office PC... Nice build!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I want that duck decoy.

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  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

PC>GF bro didn't you know that? lolol

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