Description

This is my first build so be gentle. Some of these parts were purchased almost a year ago (CPU, Ram, Mobo), so that definitely affected my choices. Do i love my comp? Yes. Would i do things differently? Yes.

I mainly use this for gaming and media storage. I also do light editing from time to time.

Part Reviews

CPU

The 4790k is awesome. i can have a million chrome tabs open, stream to twitch, download whatever (legal) torrents i want, and i can still play JC3 on ultra 1080/60p. i think i got a good chip, I'm at 4.849GHz @1.121vcore. i was able to push it to 4.94GHz @1.26vcore, but i dialed it back. i don't want it running at redline 24/7. maybe i can push it past 5 after a delid

CPU Cooler

I Love Me some Corsair, keeps my 4790k cool, and happy. stock fans were louder than i liked, So i threw some corsair sp140s and now its whisper quiet.

Motherboard

Cant beat asus quality on a mobo. rocksteady power delivery for pushing your chip to the limit. kind of wished i had sprung for the formula, but the hero is awsome.

Memory

Same kit is $100 cheaper now, so im a little salty about that, but it looks cool, and it dosnt care if i mess with the BCLK.

Storage

The Arc 100 was on a good sale and i was running out of space. no complaints, nice and fast. i mainly use it for my steam library.

Storage

850 evo is pretty hard to beat for the price. windows loads in about 7 seconds, and i never see loading screens on skyrim anymore (JC3 still takes forever but what can you do).

Storage

The Seagate i pulled from an external drive i had lying around. its slow, but it only has movies/music on it so it dosnt really make a difference.

Video Card

EVGA is pretty great, wish it came with a backplate, but for 20 bucks who cares. the gpu OC's great but i cant put 5MHz on the VRAM without running into stability issues. eventually i will grab another for sli. in hindsight i prolly would have gotten a Windforce G1 or a Strix to match the mobo.

Case

pretty good. 4/5 for sure. fits all the hardware fine, i just wish it had some of the more modern features. ssd mounting behind the mobo tray is the biggest one. also i wish they had a solid side window option. hard to see through that honeycomb ventilation.

Power Supply

More Corsair. premium tier 1 psu for steady power delivery. i know 860 is overkill for my current setup but i love the fanless mode, and i wanted plenty of room when i decide to go sli.

Keyboard

Look at the pretty colors

Mouse

Corsair, Corsair, Corsair, Corsair.

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol my ocd and that tiny bit of blue on the graphics card, but great color coordination

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. The first component i bought was the card, i was so excited to be building my rig i didn't even think about it. it bothers me every time i look in the window. I'm eventually going to paint the shroud red and print out a custom sticker.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Why doesn't this build have more +1s? Very clean and cool!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

It didn't because he plays in the living room. Jk

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

It's actually my bedroom. But i do play from a couch.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Are you thinking about getting a desk and a chair or not, either way nice build.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

couch works pretty good for me right now. i play a lot of local multiplayer with my friends so playing from the couch on xbox controllers works pretty well (for anything but FPS). id like to get a corsair lapdog once they come out. then i can mouse and keyboard all i want.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh ok I didn't know if you were playing with a mouse and keyboard mostly or not.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for cables, the cables with the grommeted holes look really nice, i do really like your match for the cpu gpu as it is balanced and not like 5960x and 960 srsly people dont know **** sometimes

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I just wish I had gone with either the g1 gaming for its OC ability or the strip to match my other parts. Overall I like it. It's great for 1080p

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Cleaver title below "Red spaghetti and meatballs in a black box"