Description

My brother decided (after a PSU failure that resulted in a fried mobo and RAM) to give me his CPU, SSD, GPU, optical drive, and some fans at the family discount rate of $0.(He's upgrading to Skylake: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TstKf7) So, I decided, "What the hey! I'll build me a computer!" And that's what happened.

Never built anything before ("anything," meaning computer); thus, much youtube was watched in those days.

Bought some parts new, some used, some with an Amazon gift card I won (so I marked the parts purchased with a price of $0.00).

I tried my best with the cable management. (Any "pointers" would be much appreciated.) Also, you may notice my superbly professional quality and awesomely designed case modification. (I assumed I could make the H100i fit despite PartPicker's warning, and I DID! BOOM!)

Hope all you interneters, computerphiles, and data-heads like me ol' work. If not: oh well, she rules like a smooth sailing ship across the wine-dark sea as dawn rises, stretching out her rose-red fingers across the sandy shores of Pylos.

Updated 1/7/16: Added pics of stable OC stat, OS info, and Passmark PerformanceTest 8.0 Benchmark numbers.

Further updates: Added M.2 SSD, 8GB more RAM (dual channel from 2x 4GB sticks), EVGA Geforce GTX 780ti SSC with ACX in SLI (wouldn't let me add this in the parts list), and a new windowed case that actually houses the radiator inside. Will update pictures later.

Comments

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

Haha Really nice setup you got there. What are you gonna use the build for? Also I liked the case mod and making the water cooler fit in when it shouldnt have, +1 for that. :P

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the complement. Some gaming and video editing.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

I wish I had my monitor set up like that. Why are there two different prices on the RAM if they're the same?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought them separately.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I figured that much, still nice.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice! I can't believe that a 4790k and a 780 ti cost you only $500 (even though some parts were free). You should get more storage, 500 HDD and 120 ssd is never enough, maybe pick up a WD black 1tb and 250gb Samsung 850 ssd for about $100. Anyway overall nice build and can u pleas check mine out http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7B2HP6 thanks

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool build. It may need more power though.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

850w is plenty for a single 780ti.

You can SLI and still have enough wattage.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

This PSU will probably power his next computer.

+1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the plan (:

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok what do u recommend for more power

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I updated my build and created another one using the 2011v3 socket

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4YszJx Updated original build

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g9g8pg 2011v3 build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

650W.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, but if I sli, 650w will not be enough, 750w is barely enough, so I think I will go with the evga 850 g2, what do you think?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what I have, and it's great.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Its a shame ur brother quit pc building :/ but on the other hand, u got a great pc! :DD u should route ur wire from the corsair cooler up and behind the motherboard tray and then at the bottom to a cutout instead, i think it will look cleaner. does that case have a lot of cable management room in there?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really. It's fairly narrow. I'll see what I can do.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Remember kids - Always buy solid power supplies! The $50 may be a pain to work in the budget now, but it'll cause more trouble to budget over 10 times the price of the power supply.

Really solid build - make sure to test those parts (run a benchmark for like 24 hours and make sure they'res no crashing)

+1

Thanks for sharing!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

i'm like why is there a hole in the top of the case then i noticed the cooler there not to bad cable management could use slight work but not to bad i'd plan on building a pc soon so nice job on the build for a beginner

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Water cooling is epic! haha

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get free cpu and ohter componets like gpu case fans

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

My brother gave them to me. It's all in the description.

  • 40 months ago
  • 0 points

You should still include the prices of the things you were provided (e.g. CPU and other $0 components). Nice rig, but not the page I was looking for... deceptive.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Deceptive? How? I paid $0 for the parts with the price listed as $0--because that's what they cost me. What's deceptive about that? What you meant to say is you were assuming something and found out your assumptions were wrong. Unfortunately, that's not my fault. What's odd about this whole situation is that it took you far more time to post your comment for all the internet to see your poor judgement than it would have taken for you just to click the back button on your web browser and go to another build.

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

There are more appropriate ways to express concern with design decisions. Would appreciate keeping this site free of meme images.

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