Description

This is my Gaming/Development build that I thought I'd share. The red, white, and blue theme in the C70 case paired with it's conception date of July 4th('murica) earned it it's nickname. I'm extremely happy with how this build turned out though naturally I'd change a few things given the opportunity(surprise, surprise).

First, the elephant in the room. I would definitely have been more patient and bought a 1070 over the 980ti. I literally bought that guy the day before they were announced(it's been sitting around a little while). In my defense, it was a huge deal for what it was priced at at the time, so I am very thrilled about that.

I might have also gone with a watercooling option(and probably still will). While I don't necessarily think it's vital for me, man does a watercooler look a lot cleaner than the 212 Plus.

I would have also went ahead and got a larger PSU. This one works for me now but if I decide down the road to SLI, I'm going to be up buying a 850 Watt minimum.

All and all though, this build is a freaking beast and I could not be happier with it(save the things noted above). Even so, the 980ti is a beast so I have nowhere to complain. Let me know what you think!

Part Reviews

CPU

Best performance per dollar out there.

CPU Cooler

It will take up a massive amount of space which is my only concern.

Motherboard

Super easy BIOS and looks great. Plenty of room for expansion too.

Storage

What a monster. I can't wait to pick up a few more

Storage

Awesome hard drive. I'd definitely go for an SSD if you can throw it but for storage, this is great.

Video Card

Not a single complaint. This thing is a monster, the OC might be a little lackluster but it still runs almost every game I've tried at max settings. Not to mention I got it for stupid cheap.

Case

Extremely practical case. My only complaint is the window having the fan mounts which I don't use. You can replace that for like 20 bucks to get a clear one though so not enough to lose it a star.

Power Supply

I'm not going to be able to say anything that hasn't already been said. Solid purchase.

Optical Drive

I can say with confidence that this installed windows like a champ. Not sure how much more I'll use it.

Case Fan

Awesome fans, fairly quite, adjustable speed, very bright.

Case Fan

Awesome fans, fairly quite, adjustable speed, very bright.

Fan Controller

Awesome tool. Love the minimal design feature as well.

Monitor

What a beautiful monitor. And with the new wave of monitors coming out, you can probably snag one for cheap.

Keyboard

clicking and clacking intensifies This thing is freaking loud because of the blues but I love it.

Mouse

So this thing is an awesome little mouse that works great. I have a few complaints though. For one, I don't like how light it is. Now if you're gonna use it for a laptop mouse that's nice and portable, it's a champ but I'd get a heavier one for a desktop.

I also dislike the light selection being so small.

Now all of these are small compared to this, I had this mouse for 6 months using it for gaming and it already gives me issues with clicking. Clicks won't register, while dragging it will stop, etc.

I'd spend the extra 20 bucks for a quality mouse but if you don't want to, then grab this.

Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build ;) +1!!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice job! It looks awesome, I love the design. You can tell you put a lot of hard work and dedication into it. Hope you enjoy the pay off! (:

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

YAAAAAAAY COMMUNISM!!!!!!!!!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

MURICA! +1. To be honest though, that mixture doesn't look too hot. BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS AND YOU ARE WHAT YOU ARE SO WE LEAVE IT AS YOU LEAVE IT.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Performance or visually? Because If you're dissin' on my girl, we're gonna have to throw hands

  • 36 months ago
  • 0 points

Visually ..LOL

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh my lawwwd they tryin me... but really, I wish some of the components themselves looked better together but I'd rather have the performance for cheap and that's what the dice rolled. Thanks!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

haha np and agreed, gotta go for performance over visuals first.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Add a blue set of ram with tht red set, and then u have a #MERICAN build

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

haha that's some solid advice, and I thought I had plenty of ram

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

U got enough, it would just look sexy :P

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The Power Supply you have should be fine for SLI unless you are Overclocking Everything..

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Just OC on the processor. I might be fine but it'll be close

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Should have posted this on the 4rth lol +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the nutsack cooler under the desk XD

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