Description

I built this primarily for gaming on one 1080p screen. I bought the GPU in August and have been very happy with the performance, 60 FPS on every game i've tried on max (Planetside 2, Borderlands 2, Tera, etc...). I haven't overclocked yet since this is my first time building. I will in the future when I get time to study up on it some more. I will be adding an SSD, Mechanical Keyboard and another screen in the coming weeks.

Thanks so much to this site and /r/buildapc for guiding me along the way!

Comments

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks nice.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You!

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. I would suggest a SSD since you made this for gaming. In the future you should also look into faster RAM and overclocking in case you start doing things other than just gaming.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

I do plan on getting one very soon. I will definitely be overclocking soon as well once I comfortable with it. As far as faster RAM goes, i don't think i'll see a huge difference since i'm not rendering or using an APU. Thanks for the feedback though!

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Good deal :)

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly, I don't ever run my ram past 1600 Mhz. I would prefer tighter timings over higher speed.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I don't believe there is much benefit to justify the price increase anyways.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Tighter timings actually performs better in some cases, and it doesn't take as much voltage to run tighter timings as it does higher clocks. I'd shoot for at least 9-9-9-24. But I think your ram defaults to that speed, most modern sets do.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I check the timings in the BIOS correct? Newegg states timings of 8-8-8 with a CAS latency of 8, so i should be good

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

I've seen quite a lot of builds recently with the Dark Knight 2. Good build!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

It was on sale for $5 more than the EVO and I like the black look to match my case. So far i'm very happy with it, thanks for looking!

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

You got a good deal then. I have a 212+ because I'm cheap lol

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build. I do have a question how quite is the Dark Knight 2?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

The fan that comes with it is pretty quiet actually. The whole build is quiet and I can't differentiate the noise it makes from the case fans. Even while gaming its really quiet and keeps my CPU cool.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool thanks for the response.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

I want to make a system like yours but I have a few questions can i t run crysis 3 every thing on very high and no AA please respond

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

It should be able to, yes. Maybe try looking up some videos or ask on /r/buildapc , i'm sure someone can help you more there. I would, but I don't have Crysis 3, sorry I can't be of more help. Good Luck!

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Are you going to make a upgrades to it and good job on the cable management

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I'll be adding an SSD, 2nd monitor and mechanical keyboard very soon. I may also SLI in a year if needed, which is why I picked up the 750W PSU.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes I would add an ssd because it would make stuff way faster you might want to sli if you are going to add a 2nd monitor but it depends on how big plus the resolution.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Wait what? This is pretty much the exact same build I have planned ö Do you watch Tek Syndicate?

*Oh and could you give a small review on the Arc midi r2? Thanks!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah, I don't watch Tek Syndicate. Seen a few vids like the thermal paste one and the controversial 3570k vs 8350 one, but that's about it. So far the Arc midi R2 is great, very quiet and clean looking. I picked it mostly because it was about the smallest midtower with a sidewindow I could find. The tinted window is also really nice, but I might add in some LEDs later (NZXT Hue). It's built for watercooling, but i'm obviously not taking advantage of that. It also comes with Dust filters and a fan controller. Overall I'd say it and its cousin the R4 are the best options around $120.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice, thanks :) I like the smaller size aswell. I considerd buying the arc mini, but it's a bit to small to fit everything properly imo.

  • 78 months ago
  • -1 points

Over-priced PSU. you could get a much better cosair or seasonic 750 for much cheaper.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I got it on sale for $70. Also that unit is made by Seasonic and has great reviews across the board, I'm very happy with it, but thanks for the feedback anyways!

  • 78 months ago
  • -3 points

Seems like a solid build... I would go for another 500GB HDD rather than an SSD. But I guess if you only use it for games then 500GB+SSD is OK... I dunno, it just seems not enough to me, but I am used to doing stuff that require more disk space than games... Otherwise, yes great build.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice! I really don't do much that requires storage space. My laptop has most of my pictures, videos and stuff. This is pretty much strictly gaming. I'll probably pick up a 250 GB SSD to put the OS and games like Skyrim on. Anyways, thanks i'm very happy with it.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, you should be set then.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

If you get a bunch of mods for skyrim especially textures a ssd makes a huge difference in load time from like 20sec(hdd) in whiterun to 10sec on my ssd

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm definitely planning on it!