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Dorm Room Gaming Rig.

More pictures and benchmark info coming soon.

Had a problem with getting it to post at first but just had to re-seat the graphics card and I was good to go.

Got Windows 8.1 Pro for $69.99 with a Microsoft Student Discount.

Already had two 1080p Asus 22" monitors, bought a 3rd to take advantage of the 4gb of dedicated video memory.

Haven't got an aftermarket cooler yet because I don't plan on overclocking at the moment, 4 GHz is enough for me now. Down the road I'll invest in a liquid cooling system for the CPU, GPU, and mobo after the warranty expires on the GTX770.

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  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

no aftermarket cooler for the $340.00 i7....

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Three monitors for your dorm room setup...nice

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

any reason for the mpower board besides looks?

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I had a great experience with MSI in past builds and I decided to go with this one because of the built in wireless AC, Bluetooth 4.0 and a few other features I liked.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I would love to see what this would look like with a aftermarket CPU cooler on it. The factory one looks out of place.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

You overspent on the motherboard, and I don't think a single R9 290 is enough to drive three 1080p monitors.Plus, you didn't get an aftermarket cooler. As long as you plan to fix that last one and perhaps the second in the future,good build +1

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

it'll run em. maybe not at ultra but it'll run em. I have a friend that runs 3 monitors on a gtx660. Although I advise against it, it does run.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

It will, but it'll struggle.Getting a second R9 290 should be the next upgrade goal in this case. Until then, I suppose he could play at medium/high settings.

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

I had a great experience with MSI in past builds and I decided to go with this one because of the built in wireless AC, Bluetooth 4.0 and a few other features I liked.

The GPU is a GTX770 with 4gb which should be plenty for my three 1080's but I'll have to wait till I can get some decent games to see if it holds up. Believe it or not, I had three 1080's running on an old Radeon HD 6870 with only 1gb of GDDR5... Not much gaming was possible on that so anything is an upgrade...

The stock cooler is fine for me right as I don't plan on overclocking past the 4.4GHz turbo it supports out of the box any time soon. Once the warranty expires on the GPU I plan on buying a whole liquid cooling system.

Thanks for the feedback!

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

You really do need to get a better cooler on that chip though. All in all nice build. Hope to see some benchmark info! +1

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the same case that i have. :)

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Three cheers for that gpu! Definitely invest in an aftermarket cpu cooler if you are going to overclock that beast.

Epic Motherboard, definitely overkill.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Would definitely spend 30$ on an aftermarket CPU cooler. 100$ just to be sure!

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat mobo! @_@

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

im not sure if that monitor setup looks cool or uncomfortable

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

where is tissue at ??? :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build tho