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As my first build, I wanted a machine that would suit my needs for a long time to come. I decided to compose a build that would look as good as it performed.

Processor: I went with the Intel i7-4790K because it is an upper tier CPU and I wanted that extra help of the hyper-threading for some CPU-intensive games and/or programs.

CPU Cooler: The H100i by Corsair was a good match for the i7-4790K and offered some LED lighting from the Corsair Link software.

Motherboard: I chose this motherboard because a friend had some experience with it, and it provided some room for expansion in the future.

Memory: The HyperX Fury RAM in blue fit the system very well with its metallic finish, plus I got it on sale at the time.

Storage: Samsung's SSDs have been known to be some of the best, and I got the 250Gb 850 Evo Series version on sale during Black Friday sales on Newegg. I didn't have enough in budget to go full SSD storage, so I grabbed a 1Tb HDD for my main storage.

Graphics Card: I originally planned on getting a 970, but it wouldn't have lived up to the 4790K, so i decided to go with a 980 instead. I chose to go with the Gigabyte G1 Gaming 980 because the cooling was very good, and the blue LED fit the color scheme.

Case: I chose the NZXT H440 in blue and black because I decided that I wanted to make a Blue build, but didn't know what background or accent color I wanted to use. I was originally going to buy the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv in white, but a friend showed me the H440 in black and blue, so I picked it up for $30 cheaper.

Power Supply: The power supply was another item i got on sale and received a rebate for. It was fully modular, which was a plus because i planned on getting CableMod cables so it would look better than the provided cables.

Case Fans: The Corsair Quiet Edition fans were my choice, because if I were to get a quiet case, why not continue and get some quiet fans? The different colored rings on the fans also were a bonus because they could be taken off and painted if needed be.

Cables: I chose to go the extra mile and buy some CableMod cables for my system because if I were to make a custom computer, I was it to look good too. I only bought the kit that comes with the cables that are the most prevalent and are shown the most. I also got some combs to make sure the cables were straight and looked nice too.

Lighting: The Hue+ by NZXT is a very good PC lighting kit, and would recommend it to anyone who wants to make their PC stand out from the rest.

Overall, I am very, very happy with the way my system turned out and would do very little to change it. It suits all of my needs and will be a nice computer for years to come.

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Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build. Well done.

  • 49 months ago
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Thanks, dude!

  • 49 months ago
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A very stunning build my freind

  • 49 months ago
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Thanks!

  • 49 months ago
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Honestly, one of the best blue and black builds I've seen ;P

  • 49 months ago
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Wow, just wow, is Santa gonna come down the chimney last this year? XD Nice build. I want it, I want it now

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the cancer dude.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

cancer?

  • 49 months ago
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How come you put the radiator where the hard drive cages are? I have the exact same case (it's red) and cooler and I just put it one spot over the the left.

  • 49 months ago
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I put it where it is because I didn't want the build to look too crowded and I thought the tubes looked better going to the right than they would have looping around. I took the drive cages out because I didn't need them and used some of that space for the push-pull configuration of the cooler since it is so large.

  • 49 months ago
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Very nice build! How is the wireless adapter working for you?

  • 49 months ago
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The wireless adapter is working better than expected, but I plan on getting a wired connection in the future.

  • 49 months ago
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That's is what I am planning to do for my build. I think I'll use wireless till I go to University where I can plug in to wired.

  • 49 months ago
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You call it the tundra titan but you don't use a gtx titan.................... Great build though!

  • 49 months ago
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Thanks!

  • 49 months ago
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Wow!!! Nice build! I love it! i recently built my first pc and this is like its big brother. I have i5 4690k, 250gb samsung 850 evo, 8gb of same ram, gtx 960. I love how you kept to the color scheme! This is an amazing build! Well done.

  • 49 months ago
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Thanks, man!

  • 49 months ago
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Also, I just looked at the last picture and I think i see the Logitech G430 headset cable, I have the same one.

  • 49 months ago
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Yeah, I have the Logitech G430 headset, G502 mouse, G510s keyboard, and G13 just cuz. I am very happy with the Logitech peripherals that I have.

  • 49 months ago
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I like how the interior looks frozen from the outside, almost like a "tundra" ba da tss.... anyways nice build lol

  • 49 months ago
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Thanks! :)

  • 49 months ago
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Can you elaborate on your fan choice/placement methodology? I got the same case and cooler for Christmas and I'm not sure which fans to purchase or where to put them. Thanks!

  • 49 months ago
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I have a push-pull configuration on the H100i, which means fans are on both sides. They are pushing air out of the case from the top. The fans on the H100i are Corsair SP120 fans. This means they are made for static pressure, not air flow. They are specially made for radiators to push the air through. In the front, I have 2 of the included fans with the case which are AF fans and air for air flow, pushing as much air as possible without and object in the way. I also have a Corsair AF140 fan as a rear exhaust to pull more air out of the case. I hope this helped.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! 1 question is do you really need the wirelesses card? Thanks

  • 49 months ago
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The motherboard I chose doesn't have on-board wireless internet. I don't have an Ethernet connection to my room, so i had to go the wireless rout and get a PCI-Express card.

  • 49 months ago
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Cool thanks man

  • 47 months ago
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Do you have any cool whine or noise from PSU in any way?