Description

First computer build. Upgraded from 7year old iMac, very impressive upgrade. I'm happy with it, and I'm new to overclocking so I'm still figuring things out. Couldn't have done this without this website. Dual boot Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.9.2, with USB drives to boot Linux Mint, Ubuntu, and Kali. Dual boot made possible by MultiBeast (tonymacx86.com). Special thanks to YouTube for endless hours of how-to's, assembly help from the parents, and of course the unconditional support from my beautiful wife. In the 30 years I've been involved with computers, this is by far the best one I have ever had the pleasure of using.

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice, I really like the parts selection. I would have gotten 840 EVOs just to match the metallic color scheme, but that is purely aesthetic. Well done! :)

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

EVOs are slightly slower. the Pro versions are faster

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

the Pro versions are faster but only slightly

FTFY

The Pro is aimed at the prosumer market and is made to be more stable than the EVO, rather than faster. It is slightly faster, but the main selling point is stability and consistency.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, much higher quality flash.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, that's why I said that it's purely aesthetic.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

very good i lik,e the cable management and it looks very nice

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice looking desk for everything.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Are those Monitors M-Audio AV30 or AV40? How are they for general music playback? (I don't produce music but I am hunting down good 2.0 Speakers/Studio Monitors) edit: +1 for lovely build!

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

They are M-Audio AV40's, and they are great for music playback, especially paired with the onboard audio from the Sabertooth. I think for the money you can't get much better value than these monitors. Thank you very much for the feedback!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

How is it sitting so close to a 27" monitor for gaming? It looks like I sit at about the same distance with a 24" monitor and it's already pretty big.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Doesn't really bother me that much, I still have to mount it using the Swift140-AP wall mount which should create a little more distance, otherwise, I don't find myself straining or feel any level of discomfort. Not yet anyways.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Cna you tell me your opinion on the Phanteks fans you got? Are they loud at MAX RPM? Do the included rubber grommets/stands help reducing noise/vibration?

Thank you!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

The fans are durable and high quality--would highly recommend them. At high RPMs, they are barely audible. I have not used the rubber grommets since they would not fit in my radiator, but I don't think you'll need them anyway unless you're wanting to run them at max RPM all the time. I wanted to go for a quiet build, and it is exactly what I got with them. The following review convinced me to purchase these fans, and I would agree with their observations.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1345-page7.html

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I will be using them as case fans so I guess why not use the rubber grommets, right?

Thank you for your time!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I finally got a replacement keyboard for the junkie GE keyboard I got at Target for $14. I splurged and acquired the Corsair K95 RGB. Fully functional in both Windows and OS Yosemite (thanks to the developers of CKB at GitHub). Been almost a year since the build and it's still running strong. I might want to replace the case with another at some point since the wiring in the case had burned out within just a few weeks of the build, and the lighting no longer works.

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