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Yo!

This is one of those builds that has been worked on over time, it started out with many different parts. The only originals are the CPU, Bottom GTX 760, 8GB of RAM, and Hard Drive. Everything else has been replaced or added. Some even more than once.

Well, this is my do everything bedroom PC. It's for gaming, editing, photoshop, programming, and the usual computer browsing. This build was originally about $950 but quickly exploded into upgrade after upgrade, and I'll explain why with the list below.

CPU - When I originally bought this, I bought it because I was planning on streaming a lot on Twitch but of course that didn't exactly happen. I still do stream, just not as often as I'd thought. When I do stream this thing does it pretty damn well, though it is beginning to show it's age with all the new titles out. Even when OC'd to 4.6Ghz. Around June/July I'll likely swap over to X99 with a 5820k or 5960x. Depending on my wallet at the time.

CPU Cooler - A good cooler. Keeps the 8350 at a nice temp. I was able to hear the pump noise in my old 500R, but I can't anymore in the Define R5. Just a note to all who are considering buying this.

Mobo - I had an ASrock 970 Extreme 4, all I can say is don't buy ASRock Motherboards. Total piece of junk that broke in two months. But the Asus Motherboard on the other hand, is a solid piece of tech. It's been a really stable overclocker and I couldn't ask for more. I'm not the type to care about RAID in my everyday system, but it has nice capabilities for that too.

RAM - Originally started with just 8GB of 2x4GB RAM. Made the jump to 16 a year after I built this. Good RAM, no problems.

GPUs - Ya know, I should've waited. I bought the 2GB GTX 760 on the second day it launched. A week later the 4GB model came out for not much more. The raw power of these GPUs are awesome, but the VRAM issue is starting to hit me on certain titles that I didn't really care about before I bought my second one. I have a GTX 970 STRIX in my 4Kbox, and when I used it in this build it performed slightly less, but I would trade the slightly less performance for double the VRAM. I might buy another when I get more money. Or when I do a platform swap in June/July. I can wait it out.

SSD/HDD - The power combo. Both awesome parts that have shown no problems. Seagate is said to be a little unreliable compared to Western Digital, but I haven't noticed any problems yet and it hasn't prompted me to care yet.

PSU - If you wanna talk overkill, that's this PSU. 1000Ws of Platinum Rated Goodness. I had two PSUs before this, a Corsair CX600M that I sold to a friend, and an EVGA NEX 750B thats in my 4Kbox right now. I originally bought the 750B so I could use SLI, but my PSU was really straining itself and I felt kinda worried, so I bought this thing. That I got for $210 at the time. Woot. I wanted something that could handle any of my power needs for the next half decade or so, so I went a little high. The only thing that pisses me off are the two red PCI-E power cables. I'm gonna buy replacements for those eventually. Dunno when, I'm lazy.

Case - I had a MSI Ravager, and a Corsair 500R before the Define R5. Sold the 500R and destroyed the Ravager. c: But onto the Define R5. I wanted to pick it up cause I was having major dust issues in the 500R and I wanted something quieter, and something that would blend in with my desk/room better. The Define R5 happened to be hitting shelves just as I was looking last December. I love this case.

Monitors - Your typical high refresh rate main gaming panel setup + 60hz aux panel setup. Nothing special here. Got the BenQ monitor in 2012 and the Asus monitor in early 2014. Love em both.

Mouse - I've had this Deathadder since 2011. It's been a good mouse. Sucks for Photoshop though, the sensor won't let this thing go up in a straight line. I do wanna grab a replacement but I haven't been able to pick yet. Recommend me something.

Keyboard - Perfect board. I don't like the ten keys and I'd prefer if it didn't even have the side labels for the keys cause I've already memorized the board, and it's amazing to see people struggle to type on this when they don't know how to touch type.

This is half of my room, I have a budget 4k HTPC setup that can be found here. It does 4k for under $700(excluding TV) :o

Any questions will be answered and thanks for viewing! This PC will probably get another update later on this year after a total rehash.

By the way, Zveir means Beast in Russian. ;)

And yes, that's an Xbox One. #MultiSystemMasterRace

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Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

What games do you play and hows performance?

  • 63 months ago
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Just about every genre on the market. Ranging from BF4 to Dark Souls to Guild Wars 2 to The Legend of Grimrock. Whatever I feel like playing. It's performs amazing in every game that doesn't get VRAM issues. I get over 100FPS on BF4, and it plays every other game with ease.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

ah. a windowed R5 -- very nice!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you tell me the name of the brand that made the power surge protector you're using? I've never seen one with that many outlets before.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a Tripp Lite surge protector. I got it back in 09' I think.

  • 63 months ago
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Ok then thanks for the reply it's much appreciated.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

really nice build m9 +1

  • 63 months ago
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Nice build and description!

  • 63 months ago
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Thank you!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

What power strip is that on the floor?

  • 63 months ago
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It's a Tripp Lite. I linked it in another comment.

  • 63 months ago
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Congratulations on your build, Can you give me your opinions on the case , cons and pros , anyproblem that happened with u. it would be so nice from you m8

  • 63 months ago
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What is the desk that you use?

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

It's an Ikea Linnmon set. It's three different pieces put together plus 12 legs. Cost me $110.

  • 63 months ago
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May I recommend a Corsair M65 or M95?

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  • 50 months ago
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Thanks for the recommendations, but this post is old and outdated. I've upgraded to the Logitech G502 since then

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