Description

I use this mainly a gaming PC but I also do my programming homework on it. I've recently gotten into PC gaming after owning many consoles. It took a while to get used to, but now the keyboard/mouse combo on FPS games just feels natural. I spent many hours here on pcpartpicker researching and preparing for this build. Tried to cable manage as well as I could. Overall, I love the rig. I originally started with a Corsair H60 to cool my 7700k, but it runs so hot when overclocked that I had to upgrade. Future plans include a hardline custom water loop(pretty soon). I will update frequently. Stay tuned!

Part Reviews

CPU

I love this thing. Overclocked very easily to 5.0ghz at 1.3v. The only downside is the heat. Looks like Intel didn't do a great job with the IHS and the thermal interface material. I'm delidding and replacing the paste with Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut. Maybe pushing the OC afterwards.

Motherboard

Awesome board. Looks great. Build quality is good. The only thing that I could complain about is the MSI Gaming App used to control the LED. Not the best.

Memory

Awesome. I intially had some Corsair Vengeance LED but they were too tall for the 400c to fit a radiator up top so I switched them out. I like these though. They look clean and sleek.

Storage

By far the best $140 I spent. My system boots up in less than 10 seconds. I love it. The drive looks nice in black/red.

Storage

Just salvaged from an external drive. Using it for storage until I can buy something better.

Video Card

This card is great! It stays super cool. When not under load, the fans stay off so it's quiet. Running 90-100 FPS on BF1 on Ultra. I love it.

Case

I love this case. I would give it 5 stars if it weren't for one issue. The manual says you can run a 240mm rad up top. Yeah you can, but you can't mount any fans. I had to switch to lower profile memory, and I still couldn't use the factory rad mounts. Other than that, I love it. Looks awesome. The side panel comes off for easy installation. The psu cover hides the wires and HDD cage.

Power Supply

No complaints about this power supply. Fully-modular helps so much with assembly and cable management.

Comments

  • 30 months ago
  • 4 points

Hmmmm yes, much budget(such performance per dollar) Nah I'm just messsing with you but it looks really nice.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Budget got thrown out the window with my taxes coming in.

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

I am simple man, i see swiftech i upvote

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome. Great expandable kit for the price.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I need that led scheme so my computer matches my unusual

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

NZXT Hue+. Awesome.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Green energy tossle cap

Thing is after I took a 2 year long break from the game the only class I can even play anymore is soldier :P

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

How is the audio setup

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the Logitech speakers hooked up to my ASUS monitor and its getting audio through HDMI. I'm also using my Turtle Beach XO Seven headset.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya but how does it sound, is it quality or no

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh! Haha sorry I read that wrong. It's not bad for the price. The only part that's lacking in my opinion is the subwoofer. It peaks sometimes. But I think it's like a 3 inch driver. I'll have to remedy that at some point.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohh ok thanks!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

looks like a budget build to me -Rich Snob

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

amazing build for the money

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I think so as well.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

wow! 1+!! nice build! 8/10!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang, I wish we had the same definition of "budget".

Just kidding, in all seriousness awesome build.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Definitely not my definition of budget. Just got carried away and it happened to be tax season.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I feel you.

Budget is subjective anyways. A few years ago my dad build a computer in a Grandia with a 4770K and a GTX 780 Ti. He said to me, and I quote, "I wasn't able to go all out because I wanted to stay on the budget side".

Screw you, dad...

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Definitely. I can't wait until that's budget to me. For now, this rig will do. I can eat top ramen for a month. That's fine. Haha

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea that doesn't look awesome at all, I would hate for you to have to continue to see that on your desk. Just go ahead and box that up and send it to me, thaaaaaaanks. +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I'll suffer for a bit. But as soon as I can't bear to look at it, I'll send it.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

What water cooling do you use?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Swiftech H220 x2

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think it would work with my build at: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fXZW7h

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

and did you buy it as a kit?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

dam with that price i would go for the 1080ti

but vary nice build

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

great build

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Have a test on psych today about psychologicla disorders and it includes OCD. Thanks haha!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah tell me about it. I'm going to mount a res on it and it's giving me anxiety already.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup. Any 120mm fans

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

NZXT Hue+

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

It was supposed to be around $600. Got carried away.

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