Description

Used for heavy gaming, leaving multiple chrome tabs open and wetting myself over 144hz refresh rate.

Clean and (relatively) tidy finish on the rig. Very Happy with the way it looks, especially with white light illumination.

Parts all ordered the day before and arrived the next day. Built, tested, Windows 8.1 and drivers installed by just after midnight that evening.

No issues start to finish apart from the fact I thought the thermal paste hadn't been delivered with all the other items. Ended up using the Cooler Master thermal solution. Will probably reapply with Arctic Silver down the line when I can be bothered.

First time building a rig (prior experience upgrading rigs though)

Fan configuration: Top - 2 x 200mm (exhaust), Rear - 1 x 140mm (exhaust), Front - 2 x 140mm (intake), Bottom - 2 x 120 (intake)

Glad I picked a white case. Makes the internals look much neater after cable management. RGB LEDs were a worthwhile investment

Possibly regretting getting an ultra-tower. I forgot how big these cases were! Lucky for me I have a large L-shaped desk!

**Something to note was that I originally intended on purchasing a Gigabyte Z97X SLI mobo but opted instead for the G1 Sniper. My friend who basically is building the same rig but with the Z97X SLI mobo couldn't pass post with a 4690K. Turns out his Bios was outdated despite the fact that other people on this site have the same config and had no issues booting.

Real unlucky for him that he probably received a mobo from an old batch which came from Scan.co.uk

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

One heck of a messy room, +1 on the PC.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

All cleaned up now! Finishing the rig put me into the effort of cleaning haha

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Epic asf!

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice rig! Why are the top fans on the outside though?

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't think they are, I think there is a removable top panel so you can install them, if you look the top looks totally different in the last two pics compared to the ones during the build.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh wow.. I should pay more attention lol.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep! front and top removable cover

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Not to shabby. A bit disspointed not seeing 3x 200mm fans, but just my opinion.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

There are 3 aren't there? Two at the top and one in the front?

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Was given 1 x 200mm on the top and 1x 200mm on the front. Moved the front one to the top for exhaust and put in 2 x 140mm on the front

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh that's cool, was just the perspective of the shot confusing my eyes then, it really looked like the front fan (the top one), was the same size as the two at the top.

+1 nice build nonetheless!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Not your fault really, profile pictures of the sides and top would have made distinguishing easier. Thanks anyway :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I LOVE this build great job!!!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I love cases that make the build look like mATX.

+1

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm new to PC gaming and how every thing works so i was wondering how good this system runs games and is it good for games like cs:go and open world games like skyrim,fallout nv and 3. and on what settings and fps could the games play on.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-review,review-32899-7.html

Have a look at the link above. It puts the graphics cards into tiers in terms of performance. You can see that the GTX 970 is one of the best performing cards on the market atm.

This card will be able to handle pretty much every game on max settings at 60fps. Since you asked, CS:GO runs at 240fps but I can't say anything for Skyrim and Fallout since I won't be installing them on this system.

Basically this rig will run any game well even without overclocking. Bear in mind that you don't need to splash out on more expensive peripherals like my 500GB SSD or my 144hz monitor. 16GB of ram is for future proofing since upcoming games will start to use around 8GB

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow those LEDs look good. Nice job. How do you like this mobo btw? I have the same one.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry haven't checked this site in a while!

I don't really have any prior experience to compare the mobo to. The main reasons for getting it were the on-board sound processor, number of USB 3.0 ports and to match the colour scheme of my pc with it's design and red led line going along the board.

Tbh I could have gone for something else with similar or same specs but I wanted something around the £120 price point since I felt anything less than that wouldn't be adequate enough.