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First Attempt at Building My Own

So I'm new to the building aspect of gaming PC's.

I've taken them apart but starting from scratch with parts in a box. It was nerve wrecking. Having worked in IT for years, it's always a little different when building your own. At work, I build it and if it doesn't work or I mess up, it's an "oops" and they order me new parts. No harm no foul. That being said, everything went on without a hitch! I think it looks great and it's a great machine with room for additions down the road which was the most important thing for me.

Everything aesthetically looks great and most importantly, plays great! Not too bad for a first build I think.

Compatibility: See notes below.

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CPU Intel - Core i7-4790K 4 GHz Quad-Core Processor
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$479.99
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$479.99
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CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i 77 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
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$199.98
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$199.98
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Motherboard ASRock - Fatal1ty Z97X Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
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Memory G.Skill - Sniper Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-2133 Memory
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Memory G.Skill - Sniper Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-2133 Memory
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Storage Seagate - Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
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$39.60
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$39.60
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Storage Crucial - MX100 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
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Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 970 4 GB Twin Frozr V Video Card
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Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 970 4 GB Twin Frozr V Video Card
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Case Fractal Design - Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
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Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
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$174.84
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-$20.00 1
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$154.84
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Optical Drive Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
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$19.85
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$19.85
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Operating System Microsoft - Windows 7 Professional SP1 OEM 64-bit
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Sound Card Creative Labs - Sound Blaster Zx 24-bit 192 kHz Sound Card
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$149.89
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$149.89
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Keyboard Corsair - K70 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard
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Mouse Logitech - G700s Wireless Laser Mouse
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$275.32
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$6.41
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$281.73
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Headphones Astro - A40 + MixAmp Pro - Black 7.1 Channel Headset
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Base Total: $1339.47
Mail-in Rebates: -$20.00
Shipping: $6.41
Total: $1325.88

Part List Promos / Discounts

  1. $20.00 mail-in rebate

Compatibility Notes

  • Note:The G.Skill - Sniper Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-2133 Memory operating voltage of 1.6 V exceeds the Intel Haswell Refresh CPU recommended maximum of 1.5 V+5% (1.575 V). This memory module may run at a reduced clock rate to meet the 1.5 V voltage recommendation, or may require running at a voltage greater than the Intel recommended maximum.
  • Note:Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

Part List Price History

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