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It's my first build that I got for a high school graduation gift. I'm using the build for gaming and I am planning on bringing it along to me to my dorm in college.

I had this build planned since the end of 2014 with the 4790k/980 as the main parts of the system, and I had the expectation of being skimped out by my parents so I had a backup plan of a 4690k/970 which probably could of been better considering the price.

I got the Maximus VII Hero because Micro Center had a mobo combo with the 4790k and I just like the looks of it. It was what I had as my "build I was wishing for" so it's great to have it.

For the RAM, I got it for the aesthetics of the heatsinks. It looked pretty cool and Newegg was selling single 8GB sticks for $50 each.

The CPU cooler was an odd choice. At first I was planning on getting an AIO water cooler with the Corsair H100i GTX and then the Swiftech H240x, but I liked the design of Cryorig's coolers and settled with their midrange cooler (H5 Universal with an additional fan for push/pull) after researching the cooler for a bit. Eventually, I'm going to replace the cooler with Cryorig's AIO water cooler that is coming up and that depends on when they are going to release it.

Even though the 980 Ti released 2 weeks later from when I bought my 980 (and then the price lowered to $500), I don't really have any regrets on it as I'm eventually going to either get another 980 to SLI or sell my card to buy the Ti.

Overall, it's entirely better than what I had before (prebuilt PC with a 750 Ti that I placed) yet it's a bit overkill on the games that I mostly play. (CS:GO, SMITE) At least the card came with both Arkham Knight and Witcher 3 so I can expect to play those games with no struggle and now I'm able to some games that I had in my Steam library that I couldn't run good before.

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Comments

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build, I have a 4690k/geforce 970 build planned and this made me jealous! I play CS:GO as well (gnm going on MG) Add me on steam- OhhSilvey

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

HI TIMOTHY

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

HEY

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build man, looks amazing and seems like you've done everything perfectly. Definitely getting a +1 from me :D.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Im planning something like this. Its a 4790K,(this depends on Skylake realease date) a GTX 970 (or 980 or 980Ti, i dont know yet) a Corsair H110i GT or GTX if it realeases enoughly soon and a LOT OF FANS

YOU GOT A +1 FROM ME BOY

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking awesome bro ....

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, a little late to the party but I have a question on the second fan for the H5. How did you manage to mount the 2 fans together? Did you just use the included fan mounts?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow this is even later lol, but yeah I used the included fan mounts. I wanted to get the H5 Ultimate, but it was out of stock so I ended up getting the Universal and buying another fan.