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This build took a long time, mainly due to the fan controller and the astronomical amount of wires that came with it. I also ended up having to use 2 SATA power cables, for i had five SATA power devices... Of course there were only four connectors per cable. The fan controller needed a molex power cable, also coming with four connections, of which I used only one. Needless to say, there were a lot of extra cables jammed in the back. Even with the almost inch of space behind the motherboard tray, and a fully modular power supply, I still had difficulty getting the side panel on. Upon a first boot, I noticed the fan controller was upside-down, and so had to remove the side panel, fix it, and struggle again with cables.

I installed windows 8.1 on the Samsung SSD, and everything is running smoothly. The only issue I had with installation, was an error on my part. When the computer would restart during installation, it would reboot on the install disk, restarting the entire process. I had specified this in the UEFI setup for the installation, but not realized I needed to manually switch to the desired boot drive to continue the installation. Upon finally realizing this and booting off the SSD, everything worked as desired.

I will be mainly using this machine for gaming, however I may end up using it for video editing and high end graphics. I usually prefer OSX for this, but I neglected buying compatible parts for it. I have yet to push the h100i, and it's abilities, however I plan to in the near future.

All prices below are the prices I payed for when I bought the components. Thanks for your interest in this build. :D

Comments

  • 76 months ago
  • 24 points

Everyone seems to be naming their computers, "Beast". It's like the computer version of the name "John."

  • 76 months ago
  • 9 points

Dunno, I named mine "The Holy Handgranade of Antioch"...just to be a bit different. ;-p

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

You watched the Holy Grail too?

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha very true. I would have tried to come up with something more creative, however my mother, having never been on this site and not knowing about the popularity of this name, insisted. I humored her.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm naming mine "Cocaine" because you'd have to be on some pretty stimulating drugs to push it to the limit :D

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  • 76 months ago
  • 4 points

Sexy gpu.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, cable management looks good and I love the colour scheme you picked out. Nice +1

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I spent a lot of time picking out visually pleasing parts.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I want the biggest, ugliest piece of hardcore money can buy lol, never mind how it looks when your playing Crysis 3 on Max Graphics.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Love your build. I think you choose your parts wisely. I also use an NZXT hue it's the best for lighting things up :). I don't like full towers that much but nicely organized

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

The Hue is quite spectacular. I'm glad I got a full tower though, otherwise cable management would have been even more of a nightmare than it already was.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build +1

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

This is an awesome build. The only thing I can comment on is that ASRock tends to using very low quality analog MOSFETs for its VRMs on the motherboard which can give problems when overclocking or affect the life of the motherboard. If I was spending this much, I probably would have went with Gigabyte as they use high quality digital MOSFETs that might help with overclocking. Besides that, the parts are a smart choice and the build looks really nice.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Good to know about ASRock boards. I'll do some more research on mobos in the future, but for now, I'm stuck with it. :D

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with Sketch but I think ASRock has been stepping up its part quality game lately. I just read this article from Tom's Hardware, it seems like they have been doing a better job.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z87-haswell-motherboard-review,3524-31.html

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

That's nice to hear. I also just really likes the ASRock board aesthetics. It matches the build pretty well I think.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Cooler master seidon 240m out preforms the h100i

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

The corsair H100i is a 2x120MM rad and the seidon is a 2x140mm rad

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

No it isn't. The seidon is also a 2x120. And change your font size lol

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Lemme ask. Why platinums? Its soo expensive IMHO. Well nice build though

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly... They're pretty. The look of the computer was very important to me, especially considering there is a window in the case, and it is sitting on my desk, a quick glance away. They are expensive, but I think they were a good investment.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

You could go with vengeance pro. They are sexy as hell also.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Very true. I didn't consider them at the time, but I don't regret buying platinums.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Well thats that. Either go sexy or die. HAHA

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha very true!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

+1

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you recomend the NZXT Sentry? I was thinking of putting one on my build.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I quite like it. It is a good fan controller and looks great, but it does take up a lot of space, so make sure you have at least some extra room

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a piece of art.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I tried really hard to make it pretty :D

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

How well does the wireless card perform? Do you get any ping spikes/disconnects/speed drops/etc.? I need a wireless card for my upcoming build and this one looked pretty good, but I want to make sure it works well first.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't noticed any of this regarding the wireless card. It works flawlessly for me. I have had internet issues but that is just Comcast providing the usual.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine is called Jagged Beast.... http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Jagyir/saved/38UV Also, how is the MOBO and fan controller? Is it good?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build thinking about getting those RAM modules they give me a boner!