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I built this PC last Christmas with a budget of around $1000. Since then I have been slowly adding new parts and what not. The only major upgrade has been the case so far. I went from the NZXT Source 210 which I got because it was cheap. I decided to get the H440 for the clean looks while still having room for water cooling which I plan on doing in the future. Building in this case was super easy, there was ample room for cable management, although the back panel was a tight fit.

After using an old PC I built from parts I scavenged or was given, I decided to build a powerful gaming PC that could blow anything out of the water at 1080p. Some of the parts are overkill, I realize that, but would it be as fun if they weren't? Nah. I had a blast building it and it's served me well over the year. It still plays pretty much everything at ultra at 1080p.

Planned upgrades are:

• Custom sleeved white extension cables. ✅

• Another 8gb of ram

• GTX 980Ti

• Corsair H100i GTX to hold me over till I can get a full custom loop.

• NZXT Hue+

Now to go over the parts and why I got them

• CPU: I chose the 4790k because it was reasonably priced with a mail in rebate, and it's basically just a beast. I plan on getting into video editing and this was taken into consideration as well. Without going X99, this was the best all around choice for me. Right now I have it sitting stable at 4.4 Ghz. My cooler isn't the best so when I upgrade that I will see what I can push it to.

• Motherboard: I wanted something that had all the features I wanted while remaining at a good price point. I settled on the ASRock Z97 Extreme6 because it had everything I needed, and had the color scheme I wanted.

• GPU: So I wanted a top end card. I didn't have space in my budget for a Titan or a Ti. So I settled on the Asus GTX780 DCU2OC. It's such a beast of a card and destroys anything I throw at it. The DCU cooler is amazing and keeps it cool and quiet. It also overclocks like a champ. I plan on replacing it for a 980Ti this year. I know pascal is coming, but since we don't know when, I will go for the 980Ti since it's more than enough right now.

• RAM: I picked the Corsair Vengeance for the price point, looks, and good performance. Corsair makes good things and I trust them. It's quite fast and suits my needs. I plan on getting another 8gb soon.

• Storage: I knew I wanted an SSD. I ended up getting the Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB. I know they aren't the best, but it was really cheap at the time and it's still really quick. I want to upgrade to Samsung EVOs soon. I also got a WB Blue 1tb of which I also want to add another. 1TB just isn't enough :'(

• PSU: Corsair CX750M. It was cheap and had a rebate. Semi Modular and 80+ Bronze. It does the job. It's not the best of the best and will be swapped out when I put in the custom water loop.

Over all this PC has been amazing and it was a pleasure to build!

-UPDATED-

Added white bitfenix alchemy cables. 24 pin and gpu cables.

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Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, you said it plays ultra at 1080p but what is the average FPS?

And for the name, tell me any country, food group, or any other type of category and I'll find a good one.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Average fps on pretty much everything is 70. Newer games I get 50-70.

  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

You should steer clear of Asrock boards because they are not nearly as reliable as Asus, MSI, or Gigabyte. Other than that, great build!!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I know they're not as high quality, but they are still solid boards. Plus they are a lot more bang for the buck. I plan on upgrading to asus later.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, cool

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Whoa I didn't even notice that till you pointed it out! I only got my case when I uploaded it or I would have much sooner! Thanks tho! :) I've got a lot planned for it this year!

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I know :( although I made sure that the ratings and reviews for this psu were solid. I know the psu is something you never ever want to skimp on. It's a solid budget psu but it's not amazing. Its served well but will be replaced very soon.