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The White Wind

by SwillDaPro


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


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.


Good mobo, not the sturdiest.


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


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


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.


Decent case for the price, but stratches a lot

Power Supply

Amazing. Seasonic rebrand. Need I say more?

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Zelda 2 Builds 5 points 47 months ago

Your Enter key must be broken

SwillDaPro submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Lol I just fixed that

DTF1129 2 Builds 2 points 47 months ago

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

SwillDaPro submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

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

seanjohn004 1 point 47 months ago

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

SwillDaPro submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago


Grid_Knight 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

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

SwillDaPro submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago


Stupidmouth 2 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

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

rajmahual 2 points 47 months ago

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

SwillDaPro submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

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

XxD34THxX 1 point 47 months ago

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

SwillDaPro submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

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

SK98 2 Builds 3 points 47 months ago

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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bonoff26 1 point 47 months ago

you have v sync on minecraft...

SwillDaPro submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Default settings

SickFlow14 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

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!

ShadowGaming93 1 point 47 months ago

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

SwillDaPro submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

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

unibruno 1 point 47 months ago


SwillDaPro submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Logitech z506

HowAmI 1 point 47 months ago

Fix your wirting

niceguyluca@gmail.com 1 point 47 months ago

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!

SwillDaPro submitter 1 Build 2 points 47 months ago

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

mintycosmo 2 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

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. :)

SwillDaPro submitter 1 Build 1 point 46 months ago

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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