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Hello everyone,

The first build that was given to me is a old DDR2 build with a old AMD black 3.0ghz processor cooled by a CoolIT eliminator on a Fatal1ty AN9 32x motherboard and powering my graphics were two power hungry GTX 8800 Ultras in SLI. My uncle gave me these parts as a starter build when I told him I was interested in PC gaming.

I had it for about four months before upgrading to this build I have now (parts listed below). My uncle was proud that I took what I learned and made my own computer,When i showed him the work i did and that I carried over the old 8800 ultras he gave me a GTX 480 to help me save some money. Unfortunately my uncle passed away shortly after I completed the build on July, 24,2014. This build is in Memory of him and to show him I not only know how to build a PC but maintain one to, He taught me everything i know about PCs.

Oh and the last pics are of the computers he built, hopefully i can water cool one day :)

Edit 12-16-14

Theres a SSD I bought from my new job at best buy and we had a great deal on the 250GB i couldn't pass it up. Its a 256 samsung 840 evo

Thank you guys SO SO SO much for all the likes and the condolences, it warms my heart to be welcomed to a forum like this :). I will keep you guys posted on new things about this build as I upgrade it :)

Update 12/26/14: I just upgraded to an i7-4790k for $134.09 shipped from a best buy deal though Intel retail edge.

  • Update 2/17/15*: Just put in the GTX 980 sc by EVGA and I went to my uncles and found an unused EVGA 1300w power supply, asked my aunt if she let me take it and she said yes. I also put in custom cables and took the top fans on my corsair h100i away, works just as well without them on. I also moved the front fans to the outside of the case, the cover still fits over them.

    Prices are not accurate as I have most of my uncles stuff in my build, My aunt was going to throw it all away. i have spent a total of roughly 1,000

Comments

  • 57 months ago
  • 17 points

Awesome build. I offer you my sincerest condolences for your loss. My uncle passed away in 2011. He was a swell guy. If it was within his power, he would have done anything for anyone. He served as a great father figure as well. I'll be sure to pour a couple extra in honor of these guys.

  • 57 months ago
  • 4 points

Thank you (: my uncle and your uncle sound like great people I'm sorry for your loss brother

  • 57 months ago
  • 6 points

So sad, i cry...

  • 57 months ago
  • 5 points

You sir have an awesome uncle. Gratz on your build!

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you kind sir

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you (:

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

Sorry for your loss, but at least he was able to pass on some great knowledge to his nephew.

I'm curious about that CLC in the first picture though. It looks really interesting.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

CLC?

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Is there not a water-cooler on the first picture you posted? In the 540?

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

on lol its called the eliminator by CoolIT before they were bought out by corsair

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohhh. That would explain why I've never seen it. It just looked awesome, so I had to know. :P Thanks!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

its no problem :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I wish my nephews were like you.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, he taught me all he new and I was the only one in the family untrested, he sparked my future in computers and the IT industry

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, +1. What SSD are you planning to get?

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

A Samsung 840 Evo 512gb (:

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build, and I'm sorry to hear that. As for the SSD I can recommend the samsung 850 pro, I have one and it's fast and furious (and a 10-year warranty). Looking forward to your upgrades. +1

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I will upgrade pics as soon as I get the parts what GB is your SSD?

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I have the 256 GB version

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build, I'm sure your uncle would be proud. +1

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Your uncle has taught you well, very nice build. Though I have never seen a case that shows off the back end where you hide the cabled, very interesting.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

(: thanks

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Your uncle will be so proud.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you jimmy (:

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Zeek, this is an awesome build and I'm sure your Uncle would have had the biggest smile on his face if he were here to share this with ya.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you phantom. (:

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! if you ever wanted to upgrade, from what I hear the 980's work great in dual sli.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

i heard the same i want just one for now i don't plan on playing in 4k anytime soon im a console player too so i need a 1080p moniter for those

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

First and foremost my condolences for your loss. May your uncle rest in peace.

Would you ever consider moving the 350D around for LANs? I probably won't be going to too many. Maybe once a month with a friend or two who goes to college 2-3 hours away. I was considering the Air 240 but I can't fit an MSI Twin Frozr 970 or Asus Strix 970 in there because they are too wide and the EVGA ACX 2.0 970s have notorious coil whine.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

i would move that around for lans that wouldn't be too heavy or big but my case is HUGE lol the 540 is a cube that's really big and heavy when you fill it up with parts

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, whoops! I meant the 540 air. I've been looking too much at the 350D, 240 air, and 250D. I was really considering the 240 air but it can't fit wider GPUs. :/ I was just hoping at an outside shot of a 540 Air being somewhat portable since it's only a larger version of the 240 Air. Thanks for the reply.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Das is AMAZING...

Rainbowmouth Thanks for your Effort, and Sorry for your Loss...

Can you reccomend the Corsair H100i?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I can most def recommend the h100i and unlike others i can recommend the software corsair link as well it works great for me and i just upgraded the rig to a boot ssd the 840 evo 256gb

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for gettting back to me so quickly, can you recomend it over the NZXT X61 Kraken? I love the way the kraken looks with the Mobo/GPU combo I'm planning on getting, but I'm not sure if the performance is up to scratch with the Corsair alt. Thanks in advance.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

so I don't have personal experience with the X61 kraken but Linus does a great job at comparing the two, I went with corsair for the popularity and the name but the kraken could be better. hmmmmmmmmm

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I guess we're in the same boat, but I haven't quite jumped in yet. I'll ask around, and I'll get an answer someday... sigh

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

just got a new processor and 2 new ssds :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

How did ya get an i7 for so cheap?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I work for best buy and over the holidays I was signed up for an Intel holiday deal I just had to go though a lot of learning from Intel and they options were a i7-4790k for 79-114 depending on your knowledge level and a i7-5690k or the entry level 6 core for 150-200 depending on knowledge level. working there is the best lol

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Just added new stuff to the build like new mouse mat, power supply and graphics card

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

You only got a 250gb ssd?? Is it enough for what you need it for?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, I also have that 500gb in their too, I just hate loud systems, the 500gb is for mass storage and the 256gb is for the OS and all of its downloads

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  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

2spooky

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Let the sp00ks begin