Description

Hello. I have been dreaming of building a computer for a while now, and it has finally happened. I got most of the parts for my birthday. PCPartpicker really helped me out a lot when going through parts.

The i5 4690k had been amazing at stock speeds so far. I haven't overclock it yet but I am planning to due so.

The CPU cooler BARELY fits in my case. It is dead silent, however.

The mobo is great, although when installing my heavy graphics card, the pci-e lane almost came out! It has a lot of features, and the fact that it is z97 makes is a great overclocking board.

The memory is great and does its job. I heard people saying it was good on Youtube and PCPartpicker.

The SSD is one of the best in terms of value. It boots up Windows and other programs super quickly. I would highly recommend it. However, working with an SSD and HDD combo is hard. I installed most of my programs on the SSD and can't move them to the HDD. Any advice on how to do this would be greatly appreciated.

WD Caviar Blue does its job.

Gigabyte Windforce G1 Gtx 970 (that is a mouthful!) is a great but heavy card. It sags, and someone told me to reroute the wires and tie the gpu to the case via fishing line. I will do this soon. So far an amazing graphics card in terms of value.

The case... was interesting. People said it was awesome, so I bought it. It scratches SO easily. My window looks like someone took a key and scraped it across the case. However, cable management was a breeze. Another complaint is that I couldn't screw the hard drive in because I couldn't get it out or reach it. The SSD is also just sitting in the hard drive bay because The SATA cables didn't really fit into it when it was in the 2.5" bay.

PSU is overkill but awesome. IMO, XFX and SeaSonic make the highest-quality power supplies. I made the mistake of installing all of the cables after it was in the case.

I couldn't get the Asus Xonar and TP Link to work after attempting the install the drivers. Need to work on that some more.

Monitor is great, 1ms response time and 144hz is a plus.

That is my pc build, feedback is greatly appreciated!

Part Reviews

CPU

Great processor for the money.

CPU Cooler

Great CPU cooler. Very big, despite the name "slim".

Thermal Compound

Great. I put to much on, and am getting bad temps. Oops.

Motherboard

Good mobo, not the sturdiest.

Memory

It's ram. It's fast. It's great.

Storage

AMAZING ssd. Super fast (Windows boots up in like 5 seconds).

Storage

Not much I can say. It's a great drive

Video Card

One of the better gtx 970's out there. Took off a star because of how heavy and big it is.

Case

Decent case for the price, but stratches a lot

Power Supply

Amazing. Seasonic rebrand. Need I say more?

Comments

  • 54 months ago
  • 5 points

Your Enter key must be broken

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol I just fixed that

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

You have vsync on thats why your game wont go above 60 fps, go into video settings and turn it off

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

okay lol just realized it was on :( thanks for the tip

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

That's awesome I'm working on my first one too.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. And the NZXT S340 is known to scratch easily.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I've read some other people running their gpu cables coming in from on top of the card rather than under the card like how you have it right now. Also read some dude tied clear fishing line from the end of the gpu to the roof of the case to fix the sag. Not sure if you'd wanna attept the fish line fix though lol :P

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude I remember that guy wow that was like a month ago :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I will fix it as soon as I can!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

If you have a 60 Hz it will never go above 60 FPS.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a 144hz asus monitor, but It says it's at 60hz and it won't let me change it.

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

Right click, go to the NVidia control panel, go to one of the video settings, and there is an option to change the refresh rate. It will be on 60 Hz so just click it and change it to 144 Hz

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

you have v sync on minecraft...

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Default settings

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I am not sure if you have been playing minecraft for a long time but I have. You just need to make sure V-Sync is off and if you are really new, there is a section in the settings where you can edit the max fps. Also, if this is a recording issue when your fps locks, I recommend going into fraps or your recording program and making sure there isn't a cap in the program because sometimes they cap it themselves. Besides, the human eye can only see up to 60 fps. I am sure you would be running a steady 250-300 anyways if you want to brag to your friends xD Well good luck and nice build!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Check your video settings in Minecraft. There's a slider called fps cap or something. Set that to umlimeted.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I am not only going to be running Minecraft, or my system would be way too overkill. I have batman Arkhangelsk knight pre ordered and am getting many more games soon. Thanks for everyone's help

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Speakers?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Logitech z506

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Fix your wirting

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I'm really interested in this build since I'm planning on building a similar one. Could you take some better pictures in better lighting from all angles please? Would really appreciate it!

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

okay haven't had the time recently but since summer is starting I will have more time.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I like your computer, it's very nice. Personally I don't like the window... I know most people like to show off what's inside the case but I prefer a nice roomy case and no window. Like you stated, they tend to scratch.

And from your description i imagine this is your first build. You did a great job on the cable management, though it's kind of hard to see in your pic, I can tell your cables aren't all over the damn place.

I'm curious. How's the deathstalker? I never used one before. :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah... I'm regretting the window case... it gets damaged so easily. The deathstalker is okay at best, get a mechanical keyboard instead. It is made of cheap plastic, like all the other Razer products. I am not buying another Razer product after my Deathadder started double-clicking... Thanks for the feedback!

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