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 :)