The Main Goal for this Rig will be 2K or 4K Gaming. I am trying for the MSI Dragon theme.
What my system will look like when done; https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ChGxHB <---updated 12/4/2019
Once I get a few accessories I will start saving for the new MB,Memory and CPU.
This will be my second build,my last build was about 8 years ago.
In the process of building,will be done when its done :).
I will post pictures over time once I get the items.
I may stray from the MSI Dragon Theme only cause I can't find a new MSI Gaming 7 I wanted to upgrade to that they don't want almost $1000 for :(
I found out from the Rosewill site that the NZXT Kraken X61 will fit the Blackhawk-Ultra Case at the top of the case,so that means I will upgrade to the X61 sometime soon,I wanted it in the first place but PCPart Picker kept saying it was incompatible that's why I didn't get it at first.
Spoke to NZXT support and they verified that the Kraken X61 will fit in the TOP of the Rosewill Blackhawk-Ultra and not the Bottom.
About the updated CPU choice;
Yes I know its overkill to get the Intel Core i7-5930K 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor for gaming but I don't care I want it,plus it should future proof me for about 3 or 4 years hopefully.
Sorry its been a while,I finally got a decent job so now I can continue upgrading my old computer to its max then on to building a brand new computer. :) I also plan to build a decent network,I might get a NAS or a server running FreeNAS,I don't want any Mechanical HD's in my computers anymore,just my server,I would love to go all SSD in the server but 6 or 10 TB SSD are mad expensive :(
Tried my best with the wire management,once I get a better PSU that is fully modular I will do better.
I would like to thank Godzlegend1 and many others for helping me so far :) I appreciate the help :)
4/1/2015 - 8:30am
Purchased Rosewill Blackhawk-Ultra Super Tower
5/1/2015 - 6:35am
Purchased 1TB Mechanical Drive for Storage. Will upgrade to a faster 4 TB Mechanical Drive down the road.
Edit; Replaced with a SSD 2TB - 11/29/19
6/1/2015 - 7:40am
Purchased EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card will be upgrading from a GTX 760.
7/1/2015 - 7:33am
Purchased Intel Core i7-4790k and Arctic Silver Arctic Alumina Premium Ceramic Polysynthetic 14g. Upgrading from a i5-4690 non k.
7/19/2015 - 4:11am
Purchased NZXT Kraken X41 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler I am replacing the Noctua NH-L9i 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler because I found out it is not meant for the i7-4790K
9/1/15 - 9:00am
Purchased G.Skill Trident X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 I am moving from 8 gig to 16 gig finally and sooner or later to 32gig max.
10/1/15 - 2:47pm
Purchased MSI Z97A Gaming 6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard. I thought about the 7 but the 6 was cheaper,seems the same feature wise.
Purchased Logitech - G910 Orion Spark Wired Gaming Keyboard. I really like the keyboard it was so worth it.
Purchased Logitech - G900 CHAOS SPECTRUM Wireless Optical Mouse. I really like the mouse,No complaints.
Purchased Thrustmaster T16000M FCS Flight Pack. Love it so far,I feel overwhelmed with all the buttons,etc. But really glad i got it.
Purchased HP - Omen 27 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor w/Nvidia G-SYNC. I really like this monitor still trying to figure out how to adjust the brightness though,it's a little bright.
Purchased NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit WiFi Router (R8000). So far so good,No complaints.
11/29/19 - 10:00am
Purchased SanDisk Ultra 3D NAND 2TB Internal SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, 2.5"/7mm, Up to 560 MB/s - SDSSDH3-2T00-G25
I replaced the 1TB Mechanical Drive with the 2TB SSD its my main drive for games now,they seem to load much faster now compared to the old 1TB HD
Finally have a i7-4790k :) I am happy now.
Upgraded from a i5-4690 non k
So far so good the temps seem a little better now.
Upgraded from a Noctua NH-L9i 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler,wasn't meant for the i7-4790K.
Had to install it at the top of the Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA ATX Full Tower,would not fit in the back.
Once I figured it out it was easy to install.
Love it so far,love the way the UEFI looks. Its working so far.
Its doing its job. So far so good,stuff seems running fine.
I might add another 16 just for the heck of it :)
Everything seems to load faster than before. Its my first SSD I hope it lasts a few years.
Will be upgrading to something even faster and will put it in a laptop that doesn't have a hard drive,and yes the laptop can use a SSD.
Is main drive for OS no games,Plan to upgrade this to something faster.
So far so good,games load much faster.
Got it from Best Buy.
So much better Gaming wise now,I am happy :)
Flipping AWESOME!! The case is huge.
Love the case so far :) ,it just sounds like a tornado with all the 8 fans going lol,maybe once I can afford the Noctua Fans I will replace the old ones with them.
Its doing the Job so far.
Love it,I have No complaints
Love it,its a little bright but ill figure that out sooner or later.
Worth the money
Got it from Walmart seems to be pretty good so far.
So many buttons its a little overwhelming lol,but love it. I had a Logitech Extreme 3D Prothe Thrustmaster has way mor stuff :)