Description

Okay, folks, my first gaming PC is completed! A few comments...

1) I built this game to max out and overclock any and all 1080p games, but at the same time get a really good value for my money.

2) I also wanted a system that would last a long time and have the potential for upgrades (hence getting a bit more power in my PSU and a larger case).

3) If I could go back and do it differently, I'd get a larger SSD. That's really the only thing I'd change on this build.

4) I did my best to look for deals. With $100 in rebates and some great Memorial Day sales, I put this bad boy together for $1178, and that including a 144hz 24" monitor!

5) If you're curious about my set up, I use a bar table for Ikea. I don't like to sit much throughout the day and it works perfectly as a standing desk with a LOT of desk space.

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for painting those silly gold motherboard heatsinks and blacked out theme. Well done!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

No painting was done on this build. All parts have their original colors.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Weird, I thought the Gigabyte Z97-HD3 came with gold heat sinks. That's what it shows in pictures on all major sites.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

It appears as though there are two color schemes... Here's a link from Newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128715

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting, I had only seen it in gold so far. I like the black better, thanks for the link!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Figured out that the all black heat sink is just the 2ND revision with some small tweaks to the board.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the black and bronze/silver theme looks dope

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Any issues with the motherboard? have you overclocked it at all?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything is working great! No issues with the motherboard and (amazingly enough) she fired up right the first time! Whoo-hoo! Here's my only challenge... I bought a PSU that was too powerful (750w). I only need 600w. I haven't overclocked my CPU yet because I've flipped the breaker by gaming at ultra-high settings. My CPU hasn't gotten above 45C. Otherwise, a great build.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Well if you ever want to add a second R9 290X, you have enough power. Not a bad thing. But I can't do that since I have nvidia card and mobo doesn't support SLI :(

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the monitor? NEED to pick myself one up.