Description

I use this machine mainly for daily uses and gaming. I have not gotten the opportunity to do any editing yet. There are no problems with the build except for a little gpu sag. I run this machine at idle with all of the fans turned off, and with the swiftech pump at 20%. I plan on getting custom sleeving done in the future, and another gtx 970 for sli. I can hit 4.8ghz at stock voltage, but I keep it at 4.6 ghz because I rather have my computer be silent than 5% faster.

Cpu: I wanted to make my system a bit more future proof, and it was $280 at Microcenter

Cpu Cooler: It is actually an H240-x but PCP did not have it. I liked to look, and since it has a powerful pump, I can turn off my fans during idle

Motherboard: Got it for $100 as part of a bundle. I wish I had gotten the MSI Krait instead

Memory: I wanted white memory, but I should have gotten 4x4gb to fill up the slots

SSD: It was one of the cheapest and moderate performing drives

HDD: 1tb storage. I keep it unplugged most of the time because I want my system to be silent. I can't wait for cheap 1tb ssd

Video Card: I kind of regret this decision. When I got this card for $360, NCIX had windforce r9 290's going for like $210 a piece. For only $50 more, I could have almost twice the performance. I choose the gtx 970 because it matched the color scheme better. It runs at 1530 mhz on clock.

Case: Originally wanted a 760t but this caught my eye. Only thing I don't like is the side panel being easily scratched and being smoked. I think my pc looks soo much better without the side panel on.

Power Supply: 0rpm mode is a blessing. I originally got the Antec Edge "silence defined" but it had coil whine and the fan was always on. I choose 750w because I want to sli in the future.

Monitors: Linus recommended them for surround. No vesa mount. I also actually like glossy monitors

G710+: Mechanical

G13: got on sale for $40

Deathadder: Planning to replace with a g502

m50x: MKBHD recommended them, but I wish I got open back headphones

z313: got them for $20 at walmart

fiio e10k: external DAC I got when I was using my laptop

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Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

Hmmm...That is not a good enough man cave. I think you need more Star Wars figures...lol Ok so for real the build is pretty freakin sweet! +1 Now on to the real meat and potatoes...love the man cave set up...

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

That is one bad *** looking PC !!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I would suggest you closing up the side panel in order to create a closed system. That way your computer can have an air-flow to cool your parts, open system like that is quite harmful in term of cooling.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

It was closed he opened it for the pics. Image 1-2 is the case closed.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I see some card sag. They have supports for that.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

what resolution are you playing at? im just wondering because playing BF4 on three monitors with one 970, that oughta have some lag if you cranked up the graphics to like 1440p

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

i play at 5760x 1080. 3 1080p monitors in surround. In BF4 I play at medium - high settings, and get around 60-70 fps

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

ah, gotcha. you plan to SLI this card?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

idk. I might just wait for the next nvidia pascal gpu's, hopefully giving more performance and more vram

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

ah, gotcha.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

The Star Wars Legos encased in glass is probably one of the coolest things I've ever seen on this site.

Nice build!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I used to be a big collector of them!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like a cardboard cutout over the inside of the rear IO is that what it is?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

it is a piece of blank photo paper, I wanted it to cover the fan header that was coming down. I think it looks pretty neat, but I need to make it a bit more straight.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartpicker has the H240-x listed

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I tried FPS games with 3 monitors, but I just couldn't get used to the stretching on the side monitors. I had to put them in portrait mode and that looked perfect. Either way, great setup, love the build. +1

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Looks great!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

So much win.