Description

I use this machine at the house, primarily for gaming (WoW, H1Z1, Arkham Games ) and some (google calendar lol) work. The build was quiet easy all except for the Corsair H110 and 500R Case. It all works fine, however without bending and doing some light case reconstruction i was limited to one way of installing the cooler in this case. Either way it wasn't a huge deal. All in all a great machine and my only recommendation is if your building this exact machine go with the Corsair H100i GTX cooler instead to make things a little easier.

Comments

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build. But if all you play is Wow and use Google why did you buy an i5? Also, why such an expensive motherboard and ram kit? Is there any reason you spent more than you needed? Did you get deals or anything? Overall nice build

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! Thanks for the comment and questions! I went with an i7 for the pure simple reason of possible future proofing. I still have friends running on their first gen i7. Expensive motherboard because my last build had a ud5h and was very pleased with it. The RAM because to be honest, i didn't do my research when i purchased it. Had i done so, i would have went with ddr3 1866 at cas 9.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh okay thanks for answering!

  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

He says he plays Arkham games.

He'll need a rig like this for the latest one :P

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really. That game is broken. So because of a single broken game he needs a £1500 pc?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

You are correct, I will be playing the last one on xbox one as well.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good, but I'd say a bit OP if it wasn't for the batman games.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Completely OP. I had some extra money and figured why not? Future proofing was the only reason i went with some of my choices.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Always nice to have a overpowered system for WoW ;)

Oh since you have a 144hz monitor, you might consider getting another 970 like I did so you can get 144 fps in WoW maxed. When everyone else goes from 60 FPS to 40 in raids, you go from 134 down to 90...HAHAHA :)

+1 for another Azerothian

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I may consider getting one at a later time "IF" the price ever drops. Aside from that i don't raid, i only do pvp. Arena and RBGS so mine usually sits around 100-120 as is. Thanks for the comment however! =)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

If your playing WoW why didn't you get an MMO mouse like the Naga or the G600? G502 is still really nice regardless.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

I've tried the Naga and basically my thumbs are slightly retarded =)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't like the Naga, that one with the many buttons? I feel like there's just too many buttons to manage and I'd forget which one haha. I can understand if you are competitive, yea sure, but my Razer Deathadder works perfect for me :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Used a Deathadder for a few years myself. Good mouse!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

How does your ram's voltage being 1.65 rather than 1.5 effect anything? Does that even make any difference?

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

I could tell no diffrence. However i would recommend saving a few bucks and going with ddr3 1866 with a cas 9 lat.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Will do! Thnx for the reply!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

agreed! 1866 cas 9 is like the sweet spot imo as well.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great....

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

how do you like the Gtx 970 SC i'm thinking about building a pc with it around new years (unless a Gtx 970Ti comes out) and how do you like it?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

although im not the builder, I have the same card though, 2 actually, it runs amazing! I would say it's def the best bang for buck card. they came out with the 980 Ti and might do a 960 ti, but from what I've seen, I highly doubt a 970 Ti will come out. 660, 660 ti, 670, 680, 690, 760, 770, 780, 780ti, 960, 970, 980, 980ti. in recently history, they hasn't ever been a *70 Ti.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

As the poster above said, in my opinion it is the sweet spot. I have 2 machines with it. I would recommend getting the SSC 2.0 cooler that includes the free back plate from newegg. It runs a few degree's cooler. There is however a lot of cool whine on these cards. So be prepared for that. I use a headset whenever gaming so it doesn't bother me.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

prrft i run an amd anthlon dual core 2.6 ghz proccessor and run at 20 celsius idle and 55 under full load lol

3.5 gb's ram ofc

  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

Is there any particular reason I keep seeing i7-4790s paired with 970s? It seems really common but as far as I know there is no reason in gaming to have a 4th gen i7 until you get into sli 980(ti) territory.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I doubt there is a reason in gaming machines, but in rendering, yes you do need an i7 or better. A lot of productivity applications do not even utilize a gpu, so if you are using after effects (which doesn't utilize the gpu at all) you will not see a difference in rendering times by adding a gpu.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Future proofing was the only reason i went with an i7. Figured the machine might run longer as i have friends still using their first gen i7.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

People still use their old i5's as well. If you really wanted to future proof you should've gone with a 390x or 980 ti. GPU's get replaced far more often than CPU's when upgrading.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

"GPU's get replaced far more often than CPU's when upgrading." Is the exact reason i went with an i7. I figured this way i can upgrade the GPU a few times and never touch the CPU.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Future proofing is nice, but once you get into the latest i7s and such price/performance kinda goes in the toilet.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

This is correct. To be honest if i was building a machine based purely on price/performance i would have looked at an AMD CPU / GeForce GPU system. Saved money on both CPU and Motherboard. I'm not your typical Intel fanboy. My Intel preference is based purely on previous experience. I have had zero DOA or Heat issues with Intel CPU's. This was not the case with all AMD builds.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much! =)

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

That's creepy. :P

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Checked out your machine as well Brother! Very nice build!

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