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Decided to use some of my tax refund to add a little more power to my build. I've been diving more into gaming and found that I needed some upgrades to keep up. Here is a link to what it was: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/StagVT/saved/bQk8TW

CPU: went with the 4570 because of price and that it is a quad core. I have no plans to overclock, so a "k" series was not necessary. Using the H55 just to keep temps as low as possible.

Mobo: Simple and reliable. B85 is all I need for what I do and allows for some expansion as well.

RAM: 16GB is overkill for gaming, but I also record and have plans to stream in the future, so more RAM can't hurt.

Storage: The SSD is for Windows and primary apps, while the HDD stores my games and video files.

GPU: Huge upgrade! The 970 is perfect for what I do. I currently play at 1080p in all of my games and this gives me great FPS while not pushing my available wattage to0 far.

Case: Love the simplicity of this case. I modded it with a window kit from FrozenCPU to make it a little more unique.

PSU: Simple and reliable, enough said.

Used BitFenix fans because they seem to be a good mix of performance and looks. They provide a nice glow of green inside the case without being too bright.

The Asus monitor was the best decision i've ever made. Gaming at 120-144hz refresh rate was a no-brainer. Can't believe I have been using 60hz for so long ad didn't know what I was missing.

Comments

  • 58 months ago
  • 4 points

Once you play at 140hz, 60 seems so low lol.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Very true, verrrrry true

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Great upgrades and overall awesome build! It's good to see more green color schemes!

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

I love my 4570 - that CPU was probably the one piece of kit I didn't second guess on my build. I'm thinking about a 970 but hoped the hubbub would have caused more fire-sale prices by now. Glad to hear you're enjoying it!

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build ! I feel like this keyboard should be sold by ESEA though.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Beaut!

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Cleanets build I've seen in a while..

Loving dat backplate.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that a custom backplate on the 970? Looks pretty sweet!

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Its most likely from V1 Tech http://www.v1tech.com/

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice, thanks for the link!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Gutyr999 is correct. It is from V1 Tech.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Are their backplates functional, or just decorative? It looks like a plastic, magnetically attached backplate would offer neither structural nor thermal benefit.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

they are decorative as far as i know. just a bit of flare.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did u get the plexi side for the case? I have the same one and want a plexi side.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

frozenCPU

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man! Nice build you have there. I have a question, I have the same PSU as you and i'm stumped on how you got custom cable sleeves. Since it's non modular I can't really see how you could of done it. Could you lead me in the direction on how you did it using the same cables as you have? I'm going for the exact setup you have with your cables but in red. Thank you

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

i used alchemy cable extensions

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

lol i used to have that secondary monitor

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

lol. I've had that thing for about 8 or 9 years. Still works like a champ.

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