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This is my 3rd personal build. I started when I was 14 and gave my first build to my mom when I went off to basic training. The second build never really satisfied me and wasn't very elegant. This build is still a work in progress as i want to neaten it up a bit possibly custom PSU cables to match the overly-cliche-but-sexy-as-hell red and black theme.

I have always stuck with the 70's GPU family (GTX 570 upgraded to 770, 970 on the second build) so I thought enough is enough and cruised into the 80's :)

First time with an I7 so multitasking is a hoot now with all that hyperthreading. It overclocks wonderfully by the way.

THE 960 EVO IS LEGENDARY. Enough said.

I went with the meaty PSU for upgrades to come naturally. I don't think anyone really just stops building when they feel that accomplishment of building a first PC soooo might as well future proof even a little bit?

I would appreciate any kind of feedback you guys could give me. (I really need a bigger desk to get it off the floor) Thanks for looking at my build! (P.S I am very sorry for the dirty window it was cleaned immediately after seeing the photos)

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  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

For now get a 1 inch thick plywood piece and stain it for the pc. +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to go in the garage for this endeavor because thats a good idea until I get a bigger desk

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok :P

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh snap! A 960 evo in the wild!! Very cool glad you are one of the lucky few to get their hands on one! +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I preordered the thing and it still managed to be a week late!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

A great build. Should last long enough to save up for the next one. Maybe a photo of the computer when it's turned off. Your build looks great! Have fun with it! +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

True mate grate prices you got that 6700k from microcenter for $280 you just cant resits a deal like that, im doing my build like that a mix of good prices at places in near by and on the web.And love the build nice job grate rig.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

first time seeing someone saving money from mobo in order to buy those bad *** m.2` s interesting approach. i hope there is a reason u actually needed a 1tb m.2. nice build tho enjoy

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't get my 960 Evo to work. The bios doesn't even recognize it (i may have a dead SSD). But, i bought another one in case it is dead. Is there a trick to installing/getting windows to recognize a second NMVe on an M.2? I had no problems installing the Intel 750 for my OS/MS OFFICE/ Adobe. the 960 Evo will be for my games/steam/Uplay but the bios/OS isn't picking it up. Is there a trick to having a 960 recognized if there are two NMVe drives? Thanks for any thoughts you might have.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I would flash your BIOS of you haven't already. Then reseat your m.2 to see if you can get it to read it. If not I would probably do an RMA on that SSD and stick with the other one

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Someone at Fry's told me that the 6700k technically can operate a PCIE SSD (Intel 750) AND the 960 Evo (he said there was something different about the 960 vs the 950 that the 6700k doesn't support well. He said the new 7700k being released in 2 weeks supports more lanes and CAN run both the PCIe and M.2 (960 NVMe) drives. Does that sound right to you? Btw - these are my only two drives.

PS - I can return the 6700k by January 30 and get the 7700k.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I figured it out. It has to do with lanes. 6700k only supports 20 PCI Express 3.0 lanes from PCH which I maxed out with my SLI and Intel 750. The 7700k has 24 PCI Express 3.0 lanes from PCH which I need for the m.2 960 Evo. What do you think?

  • 41 months ago
  • 0 points

There's something better than the 960 Evo though.... 3 of them!