Description

I've started building computers for people, selling them at cost (so building them is free, i make no profit).

CPU and motherboard choice were pretty straight forward: locked CPU = locked motherboard.

The 16GB ram is necessary since this is for a client who does web development and consulting. He uses his ASUS gaming laptop to do work, and with 10GB of ram, he tends to fill it up quite fast. 16Gb is sufficient for heavy (i mean HEAVY) multitasking

3tb of storage was also needed (volume over speed): He fills up 2tb in a snap... figured 3tb should be enough.

the 760 is mainly for BF3. along with triple monitor setup, the 760 was imo the best choice.

XFX power supply. what can i say? works flawlessly and is VERY efficient

OS was free.

The case is an odd case. i have never heard of the brand. The client just handed me this case and said "use this case :)"

this case was rather large as the cutouts for cable management were a little far. the power supply CPU cable was a little short. i had to pull and pull and stretch it til it reached.

The cable management in this build is by far the best i have ever done. i spent extra time paying attention to neatness and unnecessary cable exposure. hope you guys like it :) constructive criticism encouraged!

p.s, can you figure out what my naming scheme is? (prize)

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 6 points

You modify the name of popular youtube channels? Like LinusCatTips turned into LinusCatNips and NeweggTV turned into WhiteEggTV?

  • 72 months ago
  • 15 points

There we go! as a gift, i will send you Batman: Arkham Origins game code. inbox me :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang - where was I a month ago?!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

xD late!

  • 72 months ago
  • 4 points

How do you get windows for free?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

My friend has msdn subscription, so I go to him for keys :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 3 points

Maybe would've gone 760 4gb version for triple monitor but other than that nice build

  • 72 months ago
  • 7 points

3 monitors for development, one for gaming xD makes more sense?

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Yup ty :) haha

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

look at my other build ;) there should be a hint

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice cable management.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :D

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful photos.... +1

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Really great, nice quality photos too. +1

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :D

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Linus tech tips ?!?!?!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing photos, and great cable management! Also you totally modify youtube names don't you? (I think I've seen your builds before)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks buddy :) yes i do haha :P

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! I need help from you, I recently bought the same PSU and it makes a little clicking/rattling noise do you have this? It did it as soon as I plugged it in and turned the switch to on. How is it for you? I really don't want to RMA. The sound isn't that bad but it's the loudest in all my case. I am a silent pc gamer!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry buddy, youre definitely gonna need to RMA it. the rattling or clicking sound may be a popped capacitor, i highly suggest you RMA.... it can potentially over load your whole system. seriously, just RMA it, you wont regret it. good luck! (try shaking something out lol)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, I shouldn't say this if XFX finds out... SHHhhhh! What I did was shut it down, wait for the fan to stop, then I took a stick and holded the fan from spinning. I powered it on, Silence! Then obviously I letted it go and it started to make some noise again. If I thought it would be a capacitor, I would not be writing this ATM with my fresh computer lol, if that PSU fails, God knows how much it will cost me. I already started the RMA procedures. The worst thing is that I could of have a 15$ MIR but it got shipped too late for me to be able to redeem it. :( Thanks for the help though, I really thought that PSU would not of been bad, it's not a cheap and horrible one.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

In that case, just open up the PSU and replace the fan! It shouldn't be that difficult... I'm sure in the event of catastrophic failure due to the PSU, XFX should replace your system (damaged parts) on the other hand, just RMA. Request for them to pay for shipping :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Hehe. I saw your response yesterday, this morning I unscrewed the 4 screws holding the grill and fan. I knew what I was doing at this point. (The warranty seal is still there.) After that, I moved the fan aside, took a can of compressed air and blew the fan. It spinned without clicking so maybe it's not a bearing. Maybe something like the platic air shield is too close to the blades. I'll probably wait for my bro to help me on that, he studied in electricity. I don't want to shock myself of course, I heard you coul die from it. ATM, I tried to discharge it the most I could and letted it unplugged the whole night. Meanwhile, I'll register my PSU to get that sweet 5 years warranty. Wish me luck! and thanks again.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes! Good luck :) looking forward to hearing some good news!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

the processor in the picture says i5 4570 at 3.2 ghz. Nice build! It's very clean

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I just realized that... I think I got scammed Thanks for noticing

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

no problem, hopefully you didn't pay $230 for a slower processor

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

XFX stated that Pro550W is not compatible with Haswell. I'm confused now because I wanted to use this PSU in my rig.

Any comments on that?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Usable as far as im concerned, not sure as to why it is flagged as incompatible. tl;dr: it works

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol in South America Win 7 is extremely cheap, $1 i think so

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

I see there's a lot of RAM. Why not a i7 over i5?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't need the hyper threading. He isn't going to be rendering videos