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Updated Text 12/2018 Hello! This is my gaming and editing rig. It's the second machine I built, originally planned for gaming and video editing. Nowadays, as I don't have that much time for gaming, I use it as my everyday Workstation, running Windows 10 Pro. The configuration has changed quite a bit but in general is still the same. For example the drives have changed. The 60GB SSD by Corsair was replaced by a Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVMe SSD. Then I added a second SSD (Corsair Force GS 120GB) for data-intensive games and it runs very well. The 1TB Seagate drive was replaced by the 3TB edition of the same model, as I needed more storage. The old drive is now part of another small build. The Motherboard was replaced in October 2018 with the ASUS Z97-A for fixing the multiplier on all cores to 37 and in order to have higher bandwith for the NVMe SSD. The Graphics card got replaced with the MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4G for higher GPU speeds and memory. An Kingston 4GB DDR3-1600 RAM-Stick was added for a total of 12GB of system RAM. The 12GB of RAM are supported by a huge 30GB Windows pagefile which runs on the NVMe drive and allows me to use even more RAM than what the DDR3-slots provide. The CPU cooler was replaced with the Be quiet Dark Rock 4.

Some of you asked why the heck I decided to put in a Xeon, well that is because the Xeon is basically the same CPU as the i7-4770 but without an integrated GPU, but CPU power is identical, it was just 50-100€ cheaper. I want to say sorry for the bad pictures, at least in my opinion. I will try to take new photos when I have some spare-time.

(Original text from 08/2014) Hi! I'm Till and I'm 14 years old, from Germany. This is my first complete selfmade Gaming and Video editing Machine. I use it for playing games like Battlefield 4, Minecraft (Shader) and more in the future (like GTA 5).

It took me me a bit more than two hours to build this thing. The PC runs very smooth and fast :)

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  • 68 months ago
  • 4 points

What do you think of the grid+, Looking into it myself

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Its okay ;) I got it for free from NZXT because I helped them fixing a bug in CAM.

The Grid+ is very good, but CAM is very simple and does not offer much settings. (Sry if my english is bad)

You can create a fan-curve from 30°C and 40% Fan speed. I hope they will add a feature to stop all fans. (Like Semi-passive)

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! English is fine, I play online games and I've helped them with their english. Again, thanks for the tip

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably not a great idea to mix ram like that. I like the Bitfenix case though

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I wan't to buy a second Corsair Vengeance LP RAM-Stick. ;) But the Mushkin is working fine with the Corsair in Dual Channel

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Hay jo! Endlich mal n Deutscher! Auch netter PC! Nur ne bessere Graka hätte noch drin sein können.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Ich glaube für 160€ hättest du da auch nicht nein gesagt oder? :)

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

naja...Schon... aber was besseres bekommste sicher noch! z.b. eine R9 290X für 200€-300€ leicht gebraucht bei Ebay (wie ich es tun werde)

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Ich hab' die Karte aber schon seit Januar. :)

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Nagut :P ist ja auch noch ne Solide Karte!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey. I'd just like to point out that I'm 14 too, and I'm pretty jealous of your build. It's pretty high end, and I'd like to congratulate you on building a neat looking machine. Alrighty then, now it's time to lay down some things that could be improved.

First off, the Xeon processor isn't really made with gaming in-mind. And is more suited for servers, and is therefore WAAY more expensive then it should be. You'd be better off with a 4th Gen i5 or i7. Or you could tap into that enthusiast spirit and get a Anniversary Pentium K, which you can overclock for really amazing price to performance ratio. Since the thing is around £55. Secondly, and I know this doesn't really matter since the case has no window, but might as well be OCD and help you for the future.. is that the colour scheme is all off. You've got yourself a really high end motherboard which looks stunning in black and red. I mean, damn.. THAT IS SEXY. ahem Anyways, your Corsair ram and your sdd fit in nicely being black and red. But... everything else... not so much. CPU cooler is white and you've got a blue fan at the rear. That mushkin ram is yellow and the GTX 680 is green.

The solution for this, even though nobody could afford it, would be to 1) Slap 2x BitFenix RED LED fans at the front, and take that existing fan at the front and put it at the rear where that blue fan is. 2) Grab a closed loop water cooler, or a better looking air cooler. Such as the Dark Rock Pro. 3) Either spray paint that Mushkin RAM or buy another set of Corsair RAM. 4) And finally grab a red and black version of the GTX 680 (such as Asus DirectCu II) which has better cooling and looks fantastic. Or you could even upgrade to a 7 series or 8 series GTX card when they are released.

These are just problems in the looks department, but other than that it looks like you've built yourself a solid machine that should last you a good few years.

By the way, how much did the entire build cost? I can't see the final price on here.

Happy Gaming!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi. Thanks for your comment. I have read tests about the Xeon Processor. It was very cheap and It has the power of an i7 4770. Thats Why I didn't buy an Core i5 / i7. I only spend 500€ to upgrade this Machine. Some of the components (like the Yellow RAM, the GPU, PSU and the SSD) are from my old system. I got the PSU as my birthday present on my 13th Birthday. I bought the SSD from the Money I got on my 13th Birthday. I bought the Yellow RAM from my Christmas-2013 Money. I got the GPU as a birthday present on my 14th Birthday. My family is not rich, so I got the GPU from a friend for 160€ I have spent much money (500€) into the system. That is really much money If you keep that in mind. The colors of the Components are not Important. I just wan't silence. And my PC is very quiet. The Fan in the Back (UV-Color ;) ) is from Noiseblocker. I can't hear the fan at all and it has a very good airflow. I bought this mainboard because I like the features for this awesome price. My PC is next to my table, so I dont care about any colors because It's a closed case.

I don't know the price of the system. I also wan't to say, that the GPU is from NVIDIA directly, not from EVGA.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for clearing that up, I know most people couldn't afford the things I suggested. It was just tips for future builds you might happen to do. ;) As I said earlier, still a great build, hope you have yourself a lot of fun with it.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

DUDE WTF you have no idea what you just said 8 months ago I'm 15 and I know what ails talk about before someone bullshits. Xeon is made for servers but performs as an i7 for cheaper. That's what Intel doesn't want you to know. This guy made the right choice by going with Xeon. Effing noob

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

" I know how to build a PC. Not grabbing the parts at the Pins, Grounding etc. I know all that ;)" Wish I knew too ):

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, I love the colours :D (nice pictures as well, really high-quality) I have the BitFenix Ghost as well, the thing is a beast of a mid tower. My only complaint on my case is the management room; just barely enough to run my 24 pin ATX cable and still put the cover back on.

Anyway, that's a sexy looking build you got there. Good job

  • 68 months ago
  • -1 points

lol...spent too much on a keyboard xD!!! shouldve spent more on RAM :D

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

He already has 8 gigs of ram?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really. Pretty cookie cutter mech keyboard.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Guys, the Keyboard was a Christmas present from my Family. :) I don't need more than 8GB RAM at the moment.

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  • 68 months ago
  • 3 points

in the custom parts there is a second stick of ram. so the build has 8gb dual channel ram

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