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First build

by LuisLiberty



Date Published

Aug. 6, 2014

Date Built

July 29, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

41.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.006 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

20.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C


So i had been saving up money for building a computer. I had seen tons of build tutorials on youtube so i felt ready for it atleast. I also found out i had been saving A LOT of money. More than i thought i had. So with a gigantic budget started to research parts. I used a lot of time looking at parts. I were going between getting the 780ti or 290x (huge budget, but not enough for titan or two cards) But i went with 780ti because i liked everything about it better. Pluss the windforce edition of the 290x was EXTREMLY expensive where i live. On the benchmarks the 780ti was performing at tad bit better. I chose that CPU because i was thinking of the 4770k, but this did cost like 10 dollars more and were said to have a better architecture. The rest i went with because of compatibility and reviews. I loved the case so i chose that one.

A few tiny newbie mistakes were done, but it turned out successfully after 10+ hours. So the first thing that happened i took the wrong screw for the motherboard standoff and it got stuck to the standoff. I used a pair of pliers to get the screw out. The second mistake was... well it didn't start when i pressed the power button for the first time. So i had to take it all out and test boot it with only the bare minimum. It worked and i put it all back in the case. It booted fine after that. Then i was ready to go in to the bios to set that up. On the screen i got "Please connect PCI-E connectors to this video card. I was a hundred prosent sure that it was plugged in. So i went around pulling my hair (without actually checking the PCI-E cables) and checked the PCI-E cables after an hour of frustration and hair pulling. Yep i srsly did that. After that it booted up and worked perfectly. Love it so far. Not the best cable management, but it was ok and worked.

I think it's pretty obvious what i use it for. (If not, it's a gaming computer used pretty much only for gaming and web surfing)

Comments Sorted by:

AkkiV 1 Build 1 point 57 months ago

Why a 1200W psu for a single 780 ti?

LuisLiberty submitter 1 Build 1 point 56 months ago

When they become cheaper i will put one or more in there. Pluss it was on sale where i bought it, and i had the budget enough for it so that's what i got :) I know it's totally overkill, but hey at least it's gonna last through thick and thin :D

BaSkA 1 point 56 months ago

How is the Razer Mamba doing?

LuisLiberty submitter 1 Build 2 points 56 months ago

It's excellent. Though it's pretty expensive. Very ergonomic, but so is the death adder. Would work great. I have had the mamba for over a year without a problem, and my friend has had it for 3 years and it still looks and performs perfect. So what you pay will come out in quality :)

BaSkA 2 points 56 months ago

Thank you!