Description

This build will be used primarily for 1080p gaming, on a single monitor. Aesthetics were quite important, with a black and white theme on the agenda.

CPU
Perfect for the gaming requirements. It will be running with a light overclock initially, as the current clock speeds will be more than enough. Future overclocks will be higher, as and when required.

Motherboard
Bought specifically for aesthetic reasons, but it's packed with features - especially for the low price.

Memory
Quality RAM – mainly bought for the aesthetics, but is a solid choice regardless. No additional setup required, either.

Storage
The cheapest available ~120GB SSD, at the time of purchase. Solid read/write speeds. This will be housing the OS, along with a couple of frequently used games. The 1TB HDD will be used for any additional games/images.

Video Card
This card was a steal, at £130. About the same price as a GTX 660/270X, for those of you not in the UK. It'll handle any games at 1080p, and so is fine for their needs.

Case
A solid case, with few negatives. Not a fan of the [almost] entirely white version, and so I chose to modify one of the black/orange versions. Very simple job to do.

Power Supply
Purchased for the pre-braided cabling, though I ended up using white extensions instead. Kind of negated the need for the cabling, but still makes cable management a rather easy task.

Case Fans
Fairly cheap fans with a simple look. They provide decent airflow, even at low RPMs, and are very quiet.

OS
A great OS.

Any queries, comments or critique - please let me know.

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Comments

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

Mindfuck when I saw the first picture. Then I read the descrpition.

http://i.imgur.com/wi318.jpg

+1

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

where do you got those white cables?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

They are Bitfenix extensions. Purchased from overclockers.co.uk.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

awesome job with painting the case. i thought that nzxt actually made the h440 in those colors for a sec. c;

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the color scheme here.

It also looks like you live in a peaceful country side of town. That's pretty nice too.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

We do have some rather nice countryside in England!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice I have a white/black one i want to spray paint white to matte black

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you purchase these parts?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Various places, including Aria, Amazon, Scan and Overclockers.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get the 770 for 130 quid???

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought it on Gumtree, a while ago.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

OK thanks :)

  • 64 months ago
  • -1 points

Hi

Go for 970 for moar cores and clock rate m8

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

A 970 has 1 core, so do most graphics cards, and it would've cost nearly twice as much. He also mentions in the description that he got it for a great price. Pleas remember to read the description.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

The original comment is probably referring to CUDA cores.

Still, as you said the builder had a reason for the 770 :)

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

It's basically MSI's G55-SLI Plus, with a paint job. It has all the features I need, though it is one of the more basic boards. The fan controller functionality is pretty mediocre too.