Description

The Main Goal for this Rig will be 2K or 4K Gaming. I am trying for the MSI Dragon theme.

What my system will look like when done; https://pcpartpicker.com/user/JamesJB/saved/xdjgwP

Once I get a few accessories I will start saving for the new MB,Memory and CPU.

This will be my second build,my last build was about 8 years ago.

In the process of building,will be done when its done :).

I will post pictures over time once I get the items.


NOTES;

I found out from the Rosewill site that the NZXT Kraken X61 will fit the Blackhawk-Ultra Case at the top of the case,so that means I will upgrade to the X61 sometime soon,I wanted it in the first place but PCPart Picker kept saying it was incompatible that's why I didn't get it at first.

Source; https://sta3-nzxtcorporation.netdna-ssl.com/uploads/download/attachment/70/Kraken-Series-Compatibility-Guide-10.22.2014.pdf

Spoke to NZXT support and they verified that the Kraken X61 will fit in the TOP of the Rosewill Blackhawk-Ultra and not the Bottom.

About the updated CPU choice;

Yes I know its overkill to get the Intel Core i7-5930K 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor for gaming but I don't care I want it,plus it should future proof me for about 3 or 4 years hopefully.


Tried my best with the wire management,once I get a better PSU that is fully modular I will do better.

I would like to thank Godzlegend1 and many others for helping me so far :) I appreciate the help :)


UPDATES;

4/1/2015 - 8:30am

Purchased Rosewill Blackhawk-Ultra Super Tower

5/1/2015 - 6:35am

Purchased 1TB Mechanical Drive for Storage. Will upgrade to a faster 4 TB Mechanical Drive down the road.

6/1/2015 - 7:40am

Purchased EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card will be upgrading from a GTX 760.

7/1/2015 - 7:33am

Purchased Intel Core i7-4790k and Arctic Silver Arctic Alumina Premium Ceramic Polysynthetic 14g. Upgrading from a i5-4690 non k.

7/19/2015 - 4:11am

Purchased NZXT Kraken X41 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler I am replacing the Noctua NH-L9i 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler because I found out it is not meant for the i7-4790K

9/1/15 - 9:00am

Purchased G.Skill Trident X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 I am moving from 8 gig to 16 gig finally and sooner or later to 32gig max.

10/1/15 - 2:47pm

Purchased MSI Z97A Gaming 6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard. I thought about the 7 but the 6 was cheaper,seems the same feature wise.

3/7/18

Purchased Logitech - G910 Orion Spark Wired Gaming Keyboard. I really like the keyboard it was so worth it.

3/7/18

Purchased Logitech - G900 CHAOS SPECTRUM Wireless Optical Mouse. I really like the mouse,No complaints.

11/1/2018

Purchased Thrustmaster T16000M FCS Flight Pack. Love it so far,I feel overwhelmed with all the buttons,etc. But really glad i got it.

12/7/18

Purchased HP - Omen 27 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor w/Nvidia G-SYNC. I really like this monitor still trying to figure out how to adjust the brightness though,it's a little bright.

12/14/18

Purchased NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit WiFi Router (R8000). So far so good,No complaints.

Part Reviews

CPU

Finally have a i7-4790k :) I am happy now.

Upgraded from a i5-4690 non k

CPU Cooler

So far so good the temps seem a little better now.

Upgraded from a Noctua NH-L9i 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler,wasn't meant for the i7-4790K.

Had to install it at the top of the Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA ATX Full Tower,would not fit in the back.

Once I figured it out it was easy to install.

Motherboard

Love it so far,love the way the UEFI looks. Its working so far.

Memory

Its doing its job. So far so good,stuff seems running fine.

I might add another 16 just for the heck of it :)

Storage

Everything seems to load faster than before. Its my first SSD I hope it lasts a few years.

Will be upgrading to something even faster and will put it in a laptop that doesn't have a hard drive,and yes the laptop can use a SSD.

Storage

Its doing its Job,no complaints.

I will be upgrading it to a 4TB.

Video Card

So much better Gaming wise now,I am happy :)

Case

Flipping AWESOME!! The case is huge.

Love the case so far :) ,it just sounds like a tornado with all the 8 fans going lol,maybe once I can afford the Noctua Fans I will replace the old ones with them.

Power Supply

Its doing the Job so far.

Operating System

Love it,I have No complaints

Monitor

Love it,its a little bright but ill figure that out sooner or later.

Custom

Got it from Walmart seems to be pretty good so far.

Custom

So many buttons its a little overwhelming lol,but love it. I had a Logitech Extreme 3D Prothe Thrustmaster has way mor stuff :)

Comments

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

No internal pictures?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Was going to wait till I got the new Motherboard,the MB I have in there now is my older one.

I don't have the EVGA Classified MB yet :(

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok that makes sense now.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Have internal pics now,got the Motherboard I wanted :) Decided to go with MSI Gaming 6 instead of the EVGA Classified.

Have new memory too,CAS 7 :)

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Oooh..... The Orion spark!!!!!! How is it? i'm thinking of getting it :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure yet will have it in September or October.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh....... Damn. Well tell me how it is when you get it!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I will :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Godzlegend1, I have the Orion spark and it happens to be amazing, most reviews say its terrible, but for an all plastic, the feel is nice and looks as good as it is. Definitely worth in my book. Oh yes, and great choice on the mouse as well James, let me know if you enjoy just as much as I do.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet thanks!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I will let ya know :)

Honestly was going to get this but really didn't want to spend that much :( If it was cheaper I would of;

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/logitech-mouse-910004337

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks cool, but yeah I agree with you 100% and the difference in other aspects makes the G502 just another great buy compared to most other logitech mice, esp. other gaming ones IMO.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure if ya remember but I got the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum,I really like it :)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Had to go look back but cool, and good to know, I've tried it out at best buy stores and stuff but its too small for my hand I feel.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi not sure if ya remember but I did get the Orion Spark and like others said its amazing :)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey!!!

That's awesome, I'm glad you like it!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Key spacing is tight but, is very quiet for mechanical keyboard. Cousin talks about how stupid I am for getting a blackwidow constantly, he's right but, still annoying

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

So it's worth 200$?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

If you have to have fancy lit keys go for it but, I'd just do the G710+

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea i'm looking through some keyboards now, I like the k70....

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

AVOID THE REDS that's what I had at first. I felt like I was destroying the board whenever I'd hit a key. They make a nasty sound

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey long time no speak :)

Instead of the Orion Spark I'm gonna go with SteelSeries Apex M800 instead,gonna do all SteelSeries mouse and headset also.

Mouse - Sensei Wireless/ Headphones - Siberia 650

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man!

Yea you do whatever you'll enjoy more mate :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, and by game creation do you mean graphics or coding? If coding which type are you using?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Graphics I want to dabble in it.

Coding which I want to learn making Apps using this;

http://www.appgamekit.com/

And PC Games using this;

http://www.thegamecreators.com/?m=view_product&id=2125

I already have those above I just need to start :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, Im learning python, java script and C++

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I tried learning C++ on my own.

I almost pulled my hair out :( lol

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats why im learning python first then java then C++ python is the easiest.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

oh ok didn't know that.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, i have to take c++ classes in college for data structures. Definitely very annoying if your trying to learn it independently and not in a class of some sort.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't afford college so trying to learn on my own lol.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Mobo fits the colour scheme, Hope you like Upgrading as much as you do using it :P

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly once I am done with this machine I might go thru withdraw,Building is so addicting :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahahaha Enjoy it :)