Description

I started planning this build not too long before ordering the parts... a few revisions and a last minute change from an AMD to this i5-4690k led to my first PC build. Most of these parts are pretty standard (nothing extraordinary), and the case is a bit much (looks like its missing a few wheels and a racetrack); but damn, I love everything about this. I'm glad I had an enthusiast friend to help answer questions because I am definitely impressed.

I ended up paying about $1050 with shipping and tax, and the pictures were taken before my Hyper 212 evo came in so right now the case doesn't look so empty.

Two months later and not much has changed, this thing is a beast for its price. In retrospect, I would have gotten a nicer case, and more power for the PSU. Why? I plan on picking up a second GTX 970 and would rather not push my 500w PSU.

As of now, my only problem is my xbox that I haven't touched since...

Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice, but I (honestly) hate that SSD so much, and here are some reasons why. Maybe a Crucial MX100 would have been a better choice. Besides from that, great!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

That SSD should be as cheap as a WD Blue...Because that's how fast it runs.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 60 months ago
  • 0 points

what is the problem With it. i have it and i love it from the second i push the Power button til i have to type the password is only 4 seconds

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

4 seconds? Nope. And read my link.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

it is true. they have updated it since then

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

What OS are you using? And proof they have?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

first of i dont know how to get a proof. i am running Windows 8.1

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice. I agree with your comments in the description. I am looking at a very similar build with the same mobo, RAM, CPU, and CPU cooler. Did you have to mod the Hyper Evo to fit?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

no mods necessary! the CPU cooler ends up bumping with one of the case's rivets (holding the window in place). However, it ends up clearing the panel after only a slight nudge. I was worried that this nudge would ruin the cooler's connection with my CPU but even while overclocking there doesn't seem to be any problems/fluctuations.