Description

This will not be my first build, but it will be my first personal build, that's for me. It's my first time picking parts. This wouldn't be possible without the help of my mom. This build was only supposed to be $1000, but since my mother won 20 G's at the casino, she gave me a little more. <3 you mommy! XD

(Side note: I did buy the H100i and HDD my self.)

I'll be using this PC for mainly gaming and programming

CPU- I've choosen the i5-4670k for its overclocking and wanting the newest architecture

MOBO - I've been an Asus fan for a long time and the ROG mobo just looked awesome and I really wish it wasn't red, i'm more of a blue guy.

SDD - I'll be putting just the OS and possibly some games on too it.

HDD - just a plain WD Black series hard drive

GPU - I've spent more time on this any any other part. I wanted to get a GPU that could run BF4 and TitanFall on high settings and any up coming games. I also got WatchDogs for free when I purchased it.

PSU - I like Corsair products, built good and reliable. I wanted to get a Full Modular PSU, but the prices on those are real high. So i settled for a Semi-Modular 600W more than enough to run this PC.

Keyboard - I just LOVE this Keyboard its amazing with the Cherry MX Blue switches, built tough and looks amazing.

Mouse - To me mouses are mouses, but i wanted one that looked cool and felt good in my hands so i went with the Corsair M65.

Monitor - Went with the 24" Asus an upgrade from my HP 20" that only supports VGA.

Case - NZXT H440 this case looks cool and clean. At first i was going to go with the Corsair 600r (i think thats what it's called).

For the OS i'll be booting via USB(who needs optical drives anyways). I got the OS for free from the college I was attending, since all IT students were partnered with Microsoft through the school, allowing us to download any Microsoft software for free.

But in case that i do need an optical drive, which i will to install Visual Studio 2013, ill use the one in my other computer.

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 6 points

You could have easily gotten another video card that is a lot better than the 760, but nonetheless, great build!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Lovely mom +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

So much hate on the 760. For single monitor 1080p gaming the 760 is perfect, the 770 may round out the overall high quality of the build but the 760 was still a solid choice. The Rog Hero board is amazing, the build quality, styling, software and audio features are why there is a premium price for it. I think this build is pretty cool.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice looking build with some really nice parts. Love the case.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the super highend motherboard ? Any motherboard with the correct sockets etc will perform as well.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, its the aesthetics that caught my eye, wish it was blue instead.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

CARPET NOOOOOO! great build anyway +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

It will not be sitting on the carpet I can assure you that. :D

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

its a shame really that the h440 is so damn good because they seam to be popping up everywhere, thats not to say you shouldn't have gone for it because you freaking should!. that case is really nice and very clean.

you could be pedantic (or a douche in some cases) and say that changing the mobo could have netted you a better GFX card and that i would have gone for a samsung over the kingston and that for the same price you could have doubled your storage but after all is said and done those really are small things you have a great pc in both looks and performance

now mrs monkey, can i talk yo you about a possible business investment......

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I did intended to go with a Samsung EVO, but their were some issues with Micro Center and I couldn't wait any longer, so i ordered from newegg(seem to ship relatively fast) and just went with the Kingston.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Should have gotten the black and red NZXT H440 to match the color scheme of the board and ram

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build and I share your thoughts about the ROG mobo. It looks so cool with the LED's. +1

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

good choice with windows 7

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good Can you post some benchmarks? Im considering this card and i want an idea of how good this is. It seems nice but i want more evidence.

  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points

You could've gone for a cheaper mobo like a Z87-A, and a better GPU like the 280x or 770

  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points

My thinking is that your Mom should adopt me!

How is your GPU playing the games you mentioned? I think a 770 may have been a better choice and I think you could have afforded that on your current budget had you spent less on your Keyboard, Case and motherboard. Not that any of them are bad choices but my thinking is you could have found great items while spending less in each of these three items.

Just my thinking by the way you did a great job in assembly.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Keyboard was a gift from my brother, and I know I could of made some adjustments here and there, but once I found the case and motherboard I Couldn't let it go and Thanks!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope there is room for me at your house.... With the generosity of Mom and your brother.....

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't played any games on it yet, still waiting on the SSD and PSU, should come in tomrrow(Friday).