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Hello everybody,

This is my second build on my own. About a year ago I built my first PC with a limited budget and while it turned out well, I really wanted to build one with all of the parts I wanted so I built this one. My brother wanted to buy my original PC which enabled me to build a new one. This will be used for gaming and some programming. I am planning on upgrading the SSD in the near future for one with better speeds and more storage as 120GB is pretty small.

CPU: I went with the 4790K because I am going to be doing a lot of circuit design and modeling for school so I figured the extra power couldn't hurt over the 4670K I had in my last build.

Motherboard: I have heard some mixed things about MSI motherboards but honestly I had a great experience with my last one and this one has been no different. Plus it goes with the boring old Black/Red build theme

GPU: Same as the motherboard, I love EVGA cards, I have had really good experiences with them. I almost got the MSI Twin Frozr for the Black/Red color but I went with the EVGA instead.

Memory: G.Skill Trident 1866. Went for the lower latency over the 2400 higher clock speed.

Overall this build was a lot of fun and came out great. Under load the CPU doesn't go over 61 degrees with this cooler and the rig got a score of 11908 in the 3DMark Firestrike benchmark.

If there are any other benchmarks you guys could suggest that would be great as I haven't really run that many. Thanks for checking out the build.

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Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

are you planing on overclocking?

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

great build! my only thing to say here would be that I would've chosen the msi 980 over the evga, just cuz of the aesthetics. but, evga does have a great card too!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I was very close to grabbing the MSI but I like the EVGA cards and this one had all of the outputs I wanted.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

ok, not a bad choice as I said earlier!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I love this Build! I feel like EVGA is more of a gpu brand and you made the right choice. I was deciding between MSI and EVGA too and i have just heard better things about EVGA, also, my order of the Gaming 5 motherboard is getting here tomorrow. Again I love this build!

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I love EVGA's ACX cooler. Good luck with your build, can't wait to see it.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the build! Seriously GREAT job with the colour scheme and component choice! Totally nailed it!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

thats a great looking build man, con grats +1

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks much!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Asus gtx 980 would of saved you more money,better overclocking and gpu cooling. But overall great build!!!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Well when I bought the EVGA it was the same price as the Asus. The cooling on the EVGA has been great so far and aesthetically I like it better. Thanks for the tip though I'll have to pay more attention to the Asus cards.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you overclock the cat?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Right now I have it overclocked at 4.6 very stable.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Kudos, beautifully built. Love what you did. One question, why didnt you get a red GPU like the Asus STRIX or the MSI Gaming to match the scheme?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I have had good experience with EVGA and it was at least all black. I just overall like EVGA cards but I agree the MSI Gaming would have been awesome to look at in there.

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