Description

I've been planning, researching and saving up for this build since July. I used to game on my laptop and my PS3. It was my laptop that made me take the leap. I played most of the new games on it but I was tired of having the games be barely playable. It started with an $800 budget an a plan to buy a FX 6300 and a GTX 650ti Boost. Well, let's just say I didn't really stick to that budget. I went only with manufacturers I trust. Here's how I picked my parts:

Intel i5 4670k- As this is primarily a gaming rig with some light photo editing/drawing. I decided the good old i5 was all I needed.

Corsair H100i- Since the 4670k is an unlocked processor, I knew the stock cooler wouldn't cut it for when i eventually overclock the CPU. I decided to go with what I consider is one of the best performing/looking.

Asus Maximus Hero- It is a nice board, I love the post LED and it was the most affordable ROG board.

Asus GTX 780- This was me not being able to stop my self. I kept telling myself "well if you spend just a little bit more, you can something you really like". It started with the 650 ti boost, then 660, 760 and I ended up here. well at least I dont have to wonder if my PC can run it anymore.

Corsair vengeance pro- it looks good and matches the build, not really much else to say really. I plan on adding two more sticks sometime in the future.

Corsair Air 540- I wasn't sure what case to get. Then Corsair came out with this beauty. plenty of room for everything I need. The window shows off all the ROG goodies inside and the space behind the motherboard makes cable management a non-issue. I highly recommend it.

Cooler Master V700- It's a Seasonic rebadge, 80 plus gold fully modular with flat black cables. I knew not to cheap-out on the PSU. This is a bit overkill but I might a second 780 sometime in the future.

Samsung 840 pro- I knew I wanted an SSD for a boot drive and Samsung is the only company that manufactures every part of their SSDs.

WD caviar black- for mass storage, it's designed for performance. To be honest I didn't really think too much about this one.

My plans for the future are to light is with some red LED strips, add more ram, maybe a second 780, an audio card, and ultimately to watercool it. but that's a long ways away. I do plan on overclocking my GPU and CPU. If anyone can link me to some good guides, that would be very much appreciated.

I'd love to know what you guys think :)

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Really liking your build. The Air 540 is a case I would personally love do a build in. How was it?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

it is great, tons of cable management options and room to spare. This is my first build so I really can't compare to other cases but it was extremely easy to use. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Yet another PSP monitor lol

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll probably replace it when 4k monitors become more affordable.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

That will be an interesting day. I'm wondering how much VRAM/how big of a mem bus we'll need to game smoothly at those resolutions...

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I saw a 4k monitor on sale during black friday for about $450, no clue what it was as I had no interest in buying it, just remember seeing one

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

well you can run games at 30fps with a 780 (i think) but I would assume no less than 2 780 in sli. But I'm sure there will be Graphic cards that will push 4K no problem sometime in the future.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks awesome and runs even better! (I know because I have an Asus 780). Also it took me a while to realize why the case looked so empty and its because there are no hard drive cages! The Air 540 looks awesome man!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you, good sir

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow I like you, you're the only other person who also says good sir. Thank you, you just made my day. :D

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build. I love that case, and I love the components that you used.

I have the same GPU, and it is fantastic!

Edit: Sorry about all the deleted comments, my browser wigged out and posted like 6 times. :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Im loving the 780 so far. It takes everything I've thrown at it so far.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the name. Nothing wrong at all with these parts, especially for the price you got.Even though most wouldnt consider it "budget"...

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

no, I know. It was supposed to be a budget PC but I had little self control :P

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

where did you get the cables for the V700?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I got them on Amazon, theyre from silverstone

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build !! i want to buy cables like yours what exactly am i looking for? thansks! do i need 1 of each? i have the same gpu as you

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006519%2050002031%2040002820%20600020179&IsNodeId=1&SubCategory=2820&Manufactory=2031&SpeTabStoreType=1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

you need one of each of those plus youll need an 8-pin PCIe. I got mine from Amazon.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair Air 540 RULES! imo hands down best looking case for the price range! You were right in choosing the 780 over the other ones, it will last you much longer and wont require an upgrade anytime soon. I am working on my own personal Corsair Air 540 build, so i always enjoy seeing someone do the case justice! 11/10! cant wait to see what the upgrades look like :)

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