Description

PROJECT R.E.D.

DOB: DEC.15.13

NATIONALITY: CANADIAN

First computer built, before I was using an Asus G50Vt- X5 and then the video card broke...now its just a typewriter... This computer will be used for everything I do.

Mostly everything was bought on Black Friday weekend, except for the monitor which I bought the day after this was built. This was meant to be a budget build, and kind of achieved with my sponsors.

My attempted cable management was done with twisty ties.

Special thanks to:

Yoshi for giving me his old case, and HDD

Yoshi and Garry: For helping me build this computer, would not have been possible without them. The mobo took forever to put in for some reason. At first the mobo sockets had no screws, so we had to find screws for them, but then we couldn't find enough that fit in them. Luckily Garry had a spare set so we replaced them all and finally got the mobo in.

Winson: For getting me case fans. There's a breeze that comes from my computer onto my leg, and its like hes right there blowing ever so gently ;)

Michael and Gordan: For putting up with my noob questions about computer building.

Cpu/Mobo- I got this as a combo deal for $340 and then there was a MIR for $40, coming to a to a total of $300. The mobo has a nice BIOS interface. It has colour, fancy buttons, and the mouse works in it. This mobo is very thin, and feels like it will snap in half when you put parts on it like the RAM. The mobo comes with a hard SLI connector.

Ram- Nothing much to say about them, but they match my colour scheme and has a nice gun like look

Storage- works just fine

GPU- This computer was built around BF4, plays most settings on Ultra~ although you don't need all the settings on Ultra anyways but if you do then this will handle it. Colour scheme works out with my computer.

Case- its great has lots of room, many fan options and a built in controller that has that fancy LEDs, also in the back on the case there is an on/off button for an LED fan that you can connect to

Case fans- silent enough for me, and even at max the sound is still really soft. Too bad cables aren't black, but they're hidden away anyways so it doesn't really matter. Loudest thing in my computer right now is the stock Cpu fan.

PSU- Once again fits the colour scheme. It is semi modular so that's a nice option, less cables dangling around.

SSD- Got this on sale and seems to be a good SSD so I went for it (May.19.2014)

Monitor- No dead pixels, so I was very relieved. Doesn't make sounds when you turn it on and off. The back panel feels a bit fragile. There is no wall mounting option. Still a very nice monitor and looks elegant.

Keyboard-Won this at the League of Legends World Championship S3 raffle draw. Works great, very easy to type on. Tried to use my old keyboard (some generic keyboard) and fingers got tired after typing for a while.

Mouse- My first gaming mouse from 10 years ago, that I also got from a friend. This mouse is so old, you can't even find it on this website. This mouse has had the chance to play Diablo 1 and 3! and CAL tourneys. Works great still. Edit: Thank you PcPartpicker for adding it in.

Future Upgrades: -CPU cooler

-Cutting out the big fan on the side panel for a window, or at least so the circle is gone.

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 3 points

Love how this is posted right after a guy has the same case as you.

+1 Love the whole build.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol I know right, I was like hey look same case

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Why a gtx 660 over a radeon 7870 for less money, and better performance?

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

I think at the time, the gtx 660 was cheaper so I got it for $150. If not then I missed out XD oh no

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

For some reason I recall seeing a XFX 7870 on newegg for around 130$ and I know one of the 7950's I believe sapphire it was for 170$ but anyways its a good build for a price

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Yah the XFX was on sale (not sure if it was 130) but I read reviews that XFX is really bad? so I had second thoughts and just went with something more reliable

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

It has a equal amount of good and bad reviews I belive, but the 7950 was a true steal.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice solid build. With this you will be able to play any game for the next few years on high to ultra with great fps. Enjoy!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the Iron Man!!!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, another red Phantom build, nice lol. Only thing I would hope to change is that cooler. To me it sort of ruins the look of a nice build (not that it really matters much unless you stare at your PC all day). Otherwise great build.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

He said it's one of his future upgrades

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

This build looks nice :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow very neat cable work, love the case color too!