Description

just before i start off, i want to state that im 16 and this was a very long saving up process. over 1 year of work, selling consoles and researching. This build is mainly for gaming and photoshop. Now before you go judge that i spent way too much money on accessories and peripherals, i am a total freak when it comes to things looking nice, i either don't bother about it or i go completely crazy with it.

so my main build budget was $1200 AUS

CPU: i went with a 8350 because it was a good price and solid performance. people where always saying to go with intel but its to expensive for a i7 4770k. CPU get a little hot but in all works just fine.

Cooler: i originally wanted to go with a H100i, but the case did not fit it unless you modded it and took out the hard drive bays. The cooler keeps at pretty nice temps but not as much as i would like it to.

MOBO: its ok, just not great. does the job fine as i would need it to.

RAM: its good, and it works........ and its blue :P

SSD: Works amazing, so fast and 250GB is really handy for those games with long map loading.

HDD: umm yeah.... it works. what else?

GPU: This is very powerful, runs every game you throw at it at high settings with 2X AA, had some driver issues but a clean install fixed it.

CASE: the bitfenix shinobi is very sleek and smexy, the grids where originally black and a spray of sky blue spray paint did a very nice job, thanks to pslam idea --> http://au.pcpartpicker.com/b/HPK

Fans: The corsair fans are a must with this build, they are quite, sleek and very good performance. .....and blue

PSU: the only thing i hate with this build, i wish i knew to buy a Corsair PSU when i got this, since my build is 450W.

OS: Had win 7, upgraded to win 8 when i got the SSD.

Monitor: Pretty decent, looks sleek and does a very fine job with strong colours.

Keyboard: typing on this thing is a dream, the best keyboard my hands have ever touched. I also did the highlight on the side blue, it used to be bright orange and i hated it.

Mice: i got this half price then what it normally was and i must say, its very nice and responsive. love the customisation and feel of it too.

Speakers: The Corsair SP2500 are completely amaizing, never have i had such a strong sub and clear sound, love them.

Headset: As you probably noticed i am a Logitech fanboy, so it made sense to get these. and there Blue....

sorry for my crap spelling, wrote this in a rush. anyway thanks for checking my work out.

Comments

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

I have the exact same case and I love the minimalist and blacked out look of it (plus blue is my fav color). I previously has a Corsair 600t that was just gaudy huge. I was wondering why the side air grills on your case were colored and then I seen you painted them. I'm def gunna do that.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

You can buy the mesh on NCIX.com in different colors and with replaceable color logos too: http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=67159

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweeeeeeeeet... I love it. One of my favorite looking cases right there, I'm very jealous. +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good; like the black and blue color scheme you went for.

Not that that I have the same parts for mine but - I went for a black and red scheme myself and looks good.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

the blue lights around the desk are so cool. what and where did you get them?

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

just got them off Ebay for about $15 AUD.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of lights are they?

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow I really like that case! Any chance a place sells red mesh, or can I just paint it or what?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

just take the mesh out, its pretty straight forward, give it 2 primer coats and 3-5 colour coats.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

That is definitely a "smexy" looking build! I really like the blue theme. On a separate note, how are you liking that monitor?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm still going to say it, I would of waited on the speakers and bought a better GPU. You could get a 780 if you combined your speaker budget with your GPU budget...

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha I dunno could I see maybe going with the 770 for like $30-40 more, but that 780 is quite a bit more. Im big advocate of dumping the biggest portion of your budget into your gpu, but for 1080p, I dunno. Seems like were looking at overkills for that resolution even in the foreseeable future. Time will tell for sure I guess.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the mouse? I've seen them in stores and thought they were really light weight.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

The ones in stores may not have had the battery. I have the g700, which is the same without some visual features. Excellent mouse, no lag compared to a wired mouse.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

once they have a battery in it its got a pretty decent weight, no lag either which is always nice. battery does not last long, mabye 12 hours of gaming.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Check out the Logitech wireless mouse m570. I been using that model for about 3 years now. The battery lasts a good 9+ months of heavy use gaming. Not even joking. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA13X1C35629

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't believe I haven't ever looked into Logitech peripherals... thanks for opening my world up; I'm now looking into getting the keyboard, mouse, and speakers that you have because of my build's blue theme! (Right now, I have the Corsair 2100 headset and by my standards it is much better than the G430, so I would recommend you get it being that it is also blue and beautiful :)

Also, +1; in my book this is in my personal "Top Twenty" on this site for builds!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey good job on your build! :D Looks really nice. Feels nice that i can be an inspiration to someone.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Does that little orange bit just pop right off. I have the same keyboard and have a blue themed rig my self. I would like to paint mine too.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah it does, but you have to open it up, which avoids the warranty. its a risk worth taking for smexyness if you ask me.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

More interior pics please? Close ups are nice, but we want to see computer guts

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Not to be one to hi-jack a sweet build, but check out mine. It's very similar.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey what paint did you use to color the keyboard accent? I would like to paint it the same shade of blue. Did you use a spray can? What brand? What shade? Thanks man! Build looks awesome btw.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

just a sky blue spraypaint

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the SP2500s? I just wanted to know if they have window shaking bass. Thanks. ;)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, they have some pretty decent bass on them, my neighbour can hear it when i play low frequency music.

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