Description

Haven't built a PC ever. Last PC I owned had an AGP slot. Decided to build a PC rather than get a Xbone or PS4. Plus I want to get back into video editing.

Parts & Logic

CPU: Can't go wrong with a 6-core i7.

MOBO: Chose an Asus board in my old computer. Did me proud. This one is amazing and the LED indicator was a lifesaver on this X99 system since there's no on-board video.

RAM: I probably paid too much for this, but I don't care. Good size, good speed.

GPU: I'm on a LED 1080p TV, so a GTX970 seemed the natural choice.

PSU: Got a good deal on a refurbished modular PSU. AND since it's a 1000w and my system doesn't use anywhere near that, it's essentially a fanless system. (shoutout to GPUschack.com on that one)

Drives: Nothing shmancy. Had the HDDs laying around. Got the SSD for the OS and preferred games/programs.

CPU Cooler: Loved the first one, the Noctua. Switched to the Hyper 212 when I changed to a bigger case.

Case: The Antec P50 is a decent little case, but some fine print escaped my attention and I had to ditch it for a Thermaltake F31. Really glad I did.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Kind of a pain to mount, actually.

CPU Cooler

Easy to mount. Really feels like a premium product. My build got bumped into a bigger case, so changed to a bigger cooler, but next time I have to buy a cooler, it will be a Noctua.

This specific model has no RAM clearance issues or PCI slot 1 interference. A great little cooler if you have a small case.

Motherboard

Asus does it again. Great feature set. The quick-code LED indicator was a live-saver during my initial build. Especially on an X99 system since there is no on-board video.

Memory

Great timing and good size. Color is more black than silver, fwiw. Not an issue for me.

Case

A silent giant. Sound-deadening panels are great. Cable management was a breeze. My first Thermaltake case, but not my last. It's set up sorta like an R5, but really it's more of a competitor to the Nanoxia cases. If quietness isn't a priority, you can find the same features elsewhere. If you want a silent case with a full set of features, then this is your case.

Power Supply

Bought mine refurbished. Not sure if the connector stiffness and troubles I had is in ALL of these PSUs or just mine. My total system draw is like <450w, so this PSU's fans almost never come on. Love it.

Keyboard

Love it. Docking 1 star for not being a super-range keyboard.

Mouse

For a casual-ish player like me, this mouse is more than enough. Good clicky feel to the buttons.

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

Project Overkill/Overpay

Greatest name I've ever heard, +1 for that lol

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

$1800 Rocket League Box didn't have the same ring to it.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, why go X99 and then only put a 970 in it? If you ever plan on upgrading your monitor you most likely would have to do the same with the gpu, but it might workout if you wait for Pascal.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I will be using the rig for video editing and rendering. "Needed" those extra cores. 970 was all I need for the 1080p TV it's connected to at the moment. In the future, it will probably move to a home-office and a real monitor.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, it'll get you a long way.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope so. That was the idea at least.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Can I ask you if this case comes with fans?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Includes two 120mm fans. Front and rear.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Crazy thing is, the exact same ram, except RGB and 200 more MHz cost less xD

  • 38 months ago
  • -1 points

nice build would've gone with a 6700k and a liquid cooler +1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted quiet and gaming is not the most important thing this machine does.