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Super 144hz build

by kingkaga898

Description

I bought a 144hz monitor because I wanted to play games at 144fps. My current PC at the time was not going to play games at 144fps. I built a PC that would play games at 144fps.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Installation was straightforward and easy, but this cooler is incredibly large and bulky. It makes it very difficult to install motherboard headers from constantly trying to work around this thing. Be very cautious of your case and motherboard size, there were a few system fan headers that I was completely unable to access from this cooler's size.

Motherboard

Very detailed manual, simple bios, great expansion options, looks amazing. A++ motherboard.

Storage

Boots to windows login screen from being completely powered off in about 3-4 seconds. Applications installed here load almost instantly.

Storage

Fantastic price/GB ratio versus other SATA SSDs

Video Card

Can I rate it 6 stars instead?

Case

As a first time builder, this case was a godsend. Cables in the back came pre-routed, labelled, with step by step picture instructions in the manual. This case had everything I needed from extra screws that were separated into plastic containers, lots of expansion options and combustibility, and easy cable management with included velcro ties.

The best part is that it looks sleek without looking like something out of a sci-fi horror film like most other 'gaming' cases, but it's not bland enough to look like an old refrigerator.

Power Supply

Fantastic for cable management. Installation was a breeze.

Optical Drive

it works i guess

Operating System

install classic shell for it to be good

Case Fan

Great case fan that perfectly matches the aesthetic of the build

Monitor

(purchased a year before this build) no G-sync, not an IPS panel, hella bright, takes a long time to turn on, but it's a step up from the 1280 x 768 television I was using beforehand.

If you wanna play games at 144fps without all the bells and whistles, this is a good alternative pick.

Keyboard

i'm never typing on a membrane keyboard again

Mouse

Cons: Requires the installation of Razer Synapse to adjust DPI, and razer synapse requires an internet connection. Cord is not braided and feels very flimsy. Mouse feels like cheap plastic dollar store toy

Pros: Comfortable, symmetrical ambidextrous mouse without looking too gaudy. Left and right mouse buttons depress and click with little pressure Cheap plastic feel makes it more lightweight No extra buttons, great if you want a simple LMB/RMB/scroll wheel button mouse

Headphones

Headset is okay, performs what you would expect it to do, but in hindsight I would have gotten higher quality stereo headphones and a standalone high quality mic.

Comments Sorted by:

john0156 6 points 18 months ago

somebody nominate this guy for a pulitzer pirze for that description. in all seriousness though nice build.

Lyrix 3 points 18 months ago

noiiiiceee 1+!

PureBlackFire 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

welcome to the Luxe club!

RavioliBoii420 2 points 18 months ago

I was going to get that Hard Drive but I wasn't sure If its very reliable based on the insane price for 2tb... Should I get it? Also amazing build!

kingkaga898 submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

I got it because I read a few reports like this that Hitachi HDDs are less likely to fail, https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-reliability-stats-q1-2016/

I can't say much else about it's 'reliability' since I just started using it haha, but I am trusting it to hold all of my pictures, music, and important documents. And thank you!

PC_Master_Race_Noob 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Best description ever +1

LukeNukem6 2 points 18 months ago

Really nice build, and great description. What do your CPU temps look like in Afterburner? I recently got that motherboard and CPU and mine are all over the place.

kingkaga898 submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

I use speccy to monitor my CPU temps, currently it's idling at 27-30°C

Renamed_Player 1 point 17 months ago

Did you have any problems getting the 950 pro to work with the board on this build?

kingkaga898 submitter 1 Build 2 points 17 months ago

Nope, installed it as the manual described and it's been working perfectly since. I was honestly worried I didn't have it pushed in all the way.

It does disable SATA ports 5 and 6 on this motherboard, which are labelled in the manual, leaving me only one extra port if I ever want to expand anything on this build.