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So this is my second build...and I'm a graduate student so I build mostly for school work and not necessarily gaming. I game a few times but I mostly do it on my Xbox One. See my parts list for all the parts. I had to replace the Asus Z170 pro gaming with the MSI Z170a gaming M5. The Asus motherboard just wouldn't post so out of frustration, I went out and got the M5. I couldn't be happier, Great motherboard. Actually my first MSI motherboard but I like it. For my parts, I didn't buy all of it at once. Some are from my 1st build...and I didn't buy most of these in store. I like good deals so I fish around for the best deals. I got my 6700K for 250USD which is a steal and the H440 for the same price as the corsair case I sold. I just wanted something with a clear window. Talk of windowed cases, I considered the Corsair Air A540 but after I went to check it out, I thought it was too big and then there was the corsair c600...the inverted case. I have to say that that case would've been the ultimate pick if I didn't get the deal on the H440...couldn't be happier eitherways. Only thing I will change on the H440 is the fan hub...I will be replacing it with the Phanteks hub. I can't get the NZXT grid in Canada. More on the case, I have 2 noctua a14s in the top. I will replace the front and rear eventually. I just want to do one at a time. The noise isn't that bad anyways. Now the cooler. I have used the corsair coolers. I had an h100i in my previous build. I thought it was too noisy so I replaced it with the h60. That was also noisy so I used the stock cooler. I just hate the noise. So when I was building this one, after reading several posts, Noctua kept coming up...so I went ahead and got the D15. Maybe my brain is wired differently but i LOVE LOVE how it looks in my case. Gives it the high tech power plant look. I just love it. I don't think I would swap it out for anything else. Even more, when my Deepcool RGBs shine on them...its all love. I'll let the photos do the talking. In the other specs, I have 32GB Vengeance lpx-3000, 2 240GB SSDs in RAID 0, a wifi +bluetooth adaptor by Gigabyte (works great) and the gtx 970 G1 also by Gigabyte. I wanted to go mostly wireless on the desk so I replaced my RAT 7 with the Logitech G602 and the K810 keyboard replaces my razer keyboard. Webcam is the logitech C920 and the monitor is the LG 29EA73 (ultrawide 21:9 aspect ratio). I'll let the photos do the rest of the talking (ps. my uni room so don't expect any man cave)

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You can say goodbye to your xbox one now that you have this beast. Looks really great, and parts are balanced. Hope you enjoy +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Will be hard to get rid of the Xbox though. I love it equally haha. Microsoft fan boy

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! How do you like the monitor? I was thinking of going for a 21:9

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks. the monitor is awesome. once you go 21:9, you cant go back. If you have the money, get the very new ones. LG 34UM95, 34UC97 or the acer predator.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I had the money for either of those lol I was considering the 29UM67 like yours because it's more afforable and has freesync Also I really like your choice of air cooling. I have been on the fence about an AIO for performance or a quiet air cooler but I think you have me sold on air

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

lol. the UM65 is great too...but the 1440p is more future proof. that's why i recommended those. The D15 is great (both performance and aesthetics). You cant go wrong with it. Good luck

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

That's very true. I could probably afford the 1440p versions if I worked some overtime but then there's the gpu side to worry about as well. I planned on using a 390 for the UM67 and I know that's no where near enough power for smoothe 60 fps gaming on a 21:9 1440p monitor, at least with decent graphics settings. I'll most likely wait to see what Polaris can bring to the table, hopefully it isn't all hype and can actually perform like AMD says it will. Anyway thanks for the responses and enjoy your build!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Just plug your Xbox one controller into your PC, Then take a hammer to your Xbox!!! it only hurts for a couple mins I promise.

J/K LOL great build man!!! But seriously nothing quite compares to playing BF/COD at 150-200 FPS and laughing at people that you killed 10 seconds prior because they never even seen you hahaha!!!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL. Thanks.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

WWE fan?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Back in the day, yes.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Aah, me too.

  • 45 months ago
  • 0 points

Say's i don't do much gaming, yet I see a nice PC Headset in the build.If not for gaming, and school work, then what else is it for?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

don't get your question

  • 45 months ago
  • 0 points

If it isn't for gaming, and school work, why do you have a nice head, PC headset in the pictures?

  • 45 months ago
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As is mentioned on there, it is for school work. I'm an engineer...and a headphone is a headphone. Gaming or not. They all play music

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

lol. thanks,man