Description

This build went fairly well, there only being issues with the Samsung SSD for storage, which seemed to be fixed by firmware updates and going back and configuring everything to be in order (AHCI and such). I think It came out pretty nicely in the end and I'm proud to have this guy on my desk unlike my old behemoth case that had to sit on the floor and was filled with dank Blue LEDS and was generally a big ugly monster of a thing.

The MVP of this build is definitely the case, I could not recommend the H440 enough. From I/O Panel Lights to excellent cable management options and extreme modular abilities, this case should be at the top of anyone's consideration looking for a sleek and extremely well designed case in regards to space, airflow, and more. I plan on upgrading my old machine by transferring it to an H440 and changing out some parts, I like it so much.

This build allows for 60+ FPS on games like the Witcher 3 and other modern titles with intensive graphics, all said in done this build was a blast to put together, and the final product really impresses both visually and in game I think.

Comments

  • 53 months ago
  • 4 points

How did you get the i7 for such a great price?

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

^

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  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

I work in Tech Sales, so I'm on the Intel Retail Edge program. If you're a certain rank in the program you can get discounts on certain processors. The 4790k was on their summer deal. If you were the highest rank (I was not at the time) you could actually get it for 79.99. It was a pretty nice perk.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

And I used to get excited when I was in sales and HP would invite us out to movies and then give us free printers and laptops... very nice!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

To be fair, free printers and laptops is pretty ******* awesome.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

My little brother went to something while working with his company, walked home with a 3D printer... Let's face it, get in good with any tech company and life can be awesome!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree! I'm looking at something similar for my second build. I'm an Easy Tech at Staples and we price match. So I'm getting pretty much everything at the lowest price plus my discount and avoiding shipping costs. So glorious. The only thing we don't sell even on our site is the actual case. I also just signed up for Retail Edge. So maybe I should wait a little bit before buying Devil's Canyon.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice clean build. I'm digging that red color scheme

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I was considering going with a green theme for a while since there was recently a few components that didn't have green options that started to be made in green. However, they don't make an MSI 980 in green (so I assumed they wouldn't make a TI in green either) and making green rings for the fans would have been bothersome, so I had to spring for the red/black. In the end I think I like this better overall.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice build! +1 for the build, and your username.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

:) thanks man!

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

This is such a powerful build and clean and stylish at the same time! +1

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! It's been something I've had sitting in the back of my brain for a long time and I finally worked up the balls to go forward with it.

A bit of a ***** to get all the parts that I needed (color coordination is always a pain for some reason), but in the end I think it was well worth it.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build the only thing i dislike is that gpu power cable i think it's a bit of an issuer but not much you can do. $80 lol that's a in Australia it costs $475

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

It's because of an optional 7+8th pin for the power to it is pushing them apart. Once that card becomes a 980ti, that won't be an issue anymore. Thanks for the kind words too.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

What a solid build +1

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Pls tell me how noise are the corsair fans? +1 for build

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have a Db reading for you but I'd say a little under whisper quiet even at load.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

You mentioned putting an old build in a new case and honestly it's not something that had even crossed my mind to do with my old builds (they are old, let em be eh?). I'm actually considering rebuilding a server with a new case now for media storage and such. DAMN YOU FOR THE IDEA!!!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotta do something with the old parts! Small Scale Game Server hosting is a great way to utilize old parts.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Well I have two builds that are still decent by themselves, but I could strip the drives from one and slap it in the other. Third build is now at my girlfriends and that 9 year old build isn't meant to do much more than pay bills, shop amazon, and play hearthstone.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

How is the GTX 970 for 144FPS gaming in 1080p? Can it do it?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

My monitor is only 60hz so I could not tell you. My buddy has a 980 for his 144hz monitor and that seems to just be able to handle it.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you bear with turning off Vsync to test it a bit for my sake? (a fraps counter and guess is sufficient)

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome looking build, I plan on doing the same color scheme with the H440 and MSI motherboard and GPU. And did you replace all the stock fans with those nice corsair fans? And how was installing the H105/ how is it performing? Stunning Build!

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, the stock fans were nice but just a bit too noisy for my liking so I switched them all out. Now its whisper quiet and nice and cool.

The H105 went on pretty easily considering it was my first time with a closed loop liquid cooler. My mistake was installing the motherboard before the cooler itself. It's much easier to seat the heatsink and get the back bracket installed and oriented right outside of the case.

At Idle I usually sit at about 30-31C and under load I rarely hit 55C. At a 100 pecent load however it does get a little higher.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

I love that build! Red is my favorite color. My current build is in the Black/Red S340 and I too could not recommend that case enough. NZXT has made great cases the past couple of years.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Great choiced for everything overall while having good color coordination +1 flawless

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you say there is any point in getting the 980 or is the 970 fine? I'm not sure if its worth the 200 dollar price difference.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're looking for over 1080p relsoution and gameplay at or above 144fps (for higher refresh rate monitors) You should spring for the 980/980ti, if not the 970 will get you 60 fps at 60hz most of the time if you're configuring your settings right.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

What if I got 2 970s? Would that get pretty close to 980? Like if I buy one 970 now, then later when I have more money buy another one.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

You'd be paying the same price for a 980 ti at that point, and you'd have to deal with all the issues that SLI brings to the table its just not worth it at all. Trust me, just spring for the 980ti if your willing to spend ~650 for your graphics card/cards.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah my man issue with it is it kind of ups the price of my PC a lotttttttttttttttt. I'll probably decide later on and see how much money I'm making with lawns and stuff. Thanks for input!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is what I have so far: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TNykrH

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers!