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by heyimblake

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Details

Date Published

June 30, 2015

Date Built

June 28, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.14 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz

Description

Welcome! So I chose these parts with the intention of it being used throughout high school and college (I'm a Junior at the time of writing). So I may have gone out too far with these parts, but I am extremely glad that I did, because they all work superb.

Use As I said above, I wanted this to last throughout my academic career, but that's not all. I love games and I wanted something that could play the latest and future titles well. Considering that I'm upgrading from a 2011 iMac, it's pretty awesome! Also, I wanted a computer that could process things fast. It could be encoding videos, compiling Java programs, or rendering out an animation.

Actual Building The building process took a bit longer than what I anticipated. This was mainly because I have never built a computer before, and didn't want to mess anything up. Total build time was around 6 hours, but if I had to do it again, I could do it in under 3.

Conclusion So yeah, don't really know what else to put here. It runs faster than what I expected and is just overall great. It can handle whatever I throw at it. Sooo thanks for reading :D Comments are welcomed.

Images: https://imgur.com/a/ozzoj

Demo Video (GTA V): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMIvd3r8TAI (Note, this was downscaled to 720p, it can easily handle 1080p)

Parts Not Listed (Already had): Razer Deathadder 2013 Gaming Mouse, Blue Yeti Microphone, Bose OE2i Audio Headphones

Part Reviews

CPU

Not going to overclock right now, but it's blazing fast and does what I need it to do.

CPU Cooler

Quiet and it keeps my CPU cool. Just a warning; this is fairly large.

Thermal Compound

It's thermal paste... but it works great!

Motherboard

Audio is nice and their BIOS was easy to navigate, plus it just looks great. Would buy again.

Memory

The casing itself looks and feels amazing. It also gets the job done.

Storage

Installed Windows 8.1 on it, and it loads super fast! Highly recommend.

Storage

I was recommended this by a friend, and it works great. And the 2TB is plenty of space :D

Video Card

What can I say? It's one of the top GPUs on the market and it looks stylish. This is hands-down my favorite part of my build.

Case

I was having trouble deciding on a case for my build. I eventually went with this and I'm glad that I did! It's super quiet, looks stylish/sleek, and has a large window for easy viewing. Highly recommend.

Power Supply

Great PSU. It's quiet, partly modular, and came with the needed wires. What else can I say?

Optical Drive

Bought it to install Windows 8.1 and some drivers. Works well for the price.

Operating System

It's Windows...

Monitor

Screen size was perfect for my desk and the colors are great.

Keyboard

Took about a week to get adjusted to the keys and noise, but it's awesome once you are adjusted to it. The RGB customization with Razer Synapse is so versatile. Highly recommend.

Comments Sorted by:

Atron 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

A lot of people say that the WD Black is loud, is it? Ive been considering one but need as many opinions as possible before buying

heyimblake submitter 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

Not at all, although that may be my case's padding on the inside absorbing the sound.