Description

This is the first computer I've ever built, me and my dad set it up as my Christmas gift. Parts were purchased during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I paid $672 before rebate for everything aside from the PNY SSD, Western Digital 1TB drive, and Rosewill wireless adapter. The 1TB drive and Rosewill adapter I already owned from my previous computer, and the PNY was a Christmas gift from a friend. In total, I paid $742.90 if you include the price of the previous purchases, all parts were ordered through Newegg, shipping was completely free.

I use this for some good gaming, the main games I play are modded Skyrim, Counter Strike Source, Metro 2033, and Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. According to Steam I get 60 FPS on ultra playing Skyrim with 2k textures.

Everything has worked well so far, I haven't had any glitches, installation was extremely simple. It should be noted the case is pretty damn big, just about everybody who's seen it thought it was a full tower, and there's ample room for everything.

Comments

  • 58 months ago
  • 4 points

$270 on the CPU and only $130 on the GPU. What the actual ****.

  • 58 months ago
  • 0 points

I don't think you were paying attention when you looked at prices. $210 is nowhere near $270, and I don't think the 4690K has ever been $270

Besides, I'd rather have a solid CPU, especially since the 4690K was on sale, and the GPU wasn't on sale.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

It shows up different in other countries

  • 58 months ago
  • 3 points

Why did you go with Windows 7 Ultimate? Windows 7 Home Premium would do the job

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

We already had a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate, I used what I had rather than ordering something new

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

That's OK, didn't know you already had a copy of it :)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

To start; CONGRATS on your first build !! You now officially have the "BUG". How did it feel when your first pressed the button and it turned on? Did you have any issues? What do you think about the ASRock board and its included software?

According to your details you built this shortly after getting the parts. For the sake of return policies I hope you made sure it all worked at that time. My question is: DID YOU HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL CHRISTMAS TO USE IT?

I would appreciate some photos of the inside of your build as well.

You mention getting the SSD as a gift but you do not mention the OS but yet the price is highlighted. Can you elaborate?

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Felt damn good. My computer before this was a media PC from 1999, and even then it was considered a budget pc, so being able to even go on youtube is great.

As for the board, I'm a huge fan of it. It's been great so far, and the BIOS is set up in a way that makes it perfect for more than just OCing.

And no, although it was a Christmas gift, we didn't wait for the actual day to start building it, we had it set up the day the parts arrived. Funnily enough, my order was large enough for it to necessitate shipping in 2 parts, one via UPS and one via Fedex. Even though they shipped from the same place on the same day, Fedex came about 30 hours earlier than UPS.

As for the SSD, I didn't mean for the price to show. I fixed it.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

So would you use the mobo again in another build? or would you use the asus z97-a

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely, I'm completely satisfied not only with the board and software, but I had some issues with the rebate and they worked quickly to resolve the issue, so I'm happy with their customer support as well.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want up votes, add more pics.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to add more pictures eventually, I just have it in my desk and hooked up to my TV, so it'd be a pain in the *** to unhook it. Once I stop feeling lazy, which will probably be in a couple hours, I'll get some proper pics up of how the Mobo sits and the side paneling. I should note that because it's daytime and bright, the glow doesn't look that bright from the fan in the front. It's actually pretty damn pronounced when it isn't full daytime.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Added several more pics finally. School has been a *****.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I think if this is strictly for gaming you should have gotten maybe a 760 paired with an i3.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

It's not strictly for gaming though. It's the only computer I have, so I have to use it for everything, especially schoolwork and home work.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU has been solid so far, so I'm not too concerned about it.

As for the 750 ti, it's actually a good deal stronger than what I expected or hoped for. When I ordered it, I was hoping it would play Skyrim on high, maybe with a couple gameplay mods. It runs Skyrim on ultra with plenty of 2k textures, my last mod count was sitting at 52 I certainly never thought I'd be able to run Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, but it runs it on high with no frame drops to speak of.