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For my first ever custom PC build it went great! I have always worried about getting DOA parts and what not but I honestly can say this thing went without a hitch. Not a single problem occurred during the complete 5 hour build process. I began by getting power to everything, which once fully assembled took about 2 hours. Once I powered the machine on and new everything worked I began to neatly place every single wire that I could. This took longer than the actually build did! I am very happy with the final product. For a $1200 PC it does everything I ask of it and more. It can take every game I throw at it on ultra/maxed settings with constant beautiful frame-rates. I have not messed with any overclocking yet however. I don't really feel the need to and I would hate to mess up anything on my machine which I have dubbed "The White Monster". With windows 8.1 as my OS This thing boots up at or around 10-12 seconds. It's phenomenal. Please leave feedback and let me know what you guys think! ;)

P.S I also installed a 2 meter blue LED light strip inside the case as well. There were no options the system builder to include it. That's what gives it it's fantastic glow. I can switch between three different brightness settings as well as turn it off. Also I have a total of 5 Case fans on this thing. 2 in the front, 1 on the top, 1 on the bottom, and 1 on the top back. Airflow comes throw the front and bottom and exhales out the top and back!

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  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Why bother with a Z97 when you have a locked processor?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

He could always upgrade his CPU later. Maybe an i7?

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  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

personally think it's better to have the option of upgrading rather than locking yourself down.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

if he wanted to upgrade and OC then he has to buy the processor and then a Z97 Mobo and ditch/sell old Mobo so his choice is wise, +1 by the way but that cable management isn't what would take more than 2 hours.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

For me since it was my first build, it simply took me a long time to really set up the cable management. I am OCD with my stuff in that concern lol. I was up from about 10 PM to 2 AM getting it just right.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

actually that's OCPD it's a lot lot different trust me i have OCD diagnosed

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually I'm dumb I can't OC it. Lol but in hindsight I should have gone with the 4690k for only $10 more -__- oh well I guess!

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  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice ride sir.... that's no carrucha.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol thanks man. I am very much enjoying my ride :)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build spec and beauty wise. My only question, why did you take that small of an ssd?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

probably or mainly because its only gonna be used as a boot up drive.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I Know but still. With 120gb, you can at least put some heavier programs on there

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

yes i agree with you on that one probably OP's trying out the new M.2 mind you.. 120gb sure is the sweet spot and for that price why would you not get a 120gb.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

exactly. A 120gb reg ssd is probably 80$ so about 20 more. I dont think thats too ireasonable

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah man very, true like i said he might be trying it out he new M.2 that's why.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

You can put your entire OS and a couple steam games/programs on a drive of that size.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

a couple games??... Indie games maybe. Max 1 AA title

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

First of all thank you much. I am proud of my self haha. And second, it's a 256gb SSD? That's not small IMO. I only really needed it to boot from. I got the 1TB HDD for all my games n such. Plus I have plenty of room for expansion :)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

great build m8 i love it. but i must ask you to get the poor computer of carpet flooring it must be dieing a slow death.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

no sir lol. First off there is no where for me to put it on my desk. Second, it has a great stand off on the bottom of the case which gives 2 inches of clearance off the ground and I have it on a cpu stand. Trust me there is plenty of flow underneath her ;)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

What a waste of buying a great cpu cooler and a overclocking motherboard for a locked processer :/ +1

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thoughts on the MoBo? Anything you could say on it?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for such a late reply I don't often cruse this website lol. But honestly for what I paid for it, I love it. It leaves plenty of room for expansion and it had all the features I needed.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

No they don't, however if you are going to use different fans like I did I will mention that the "blue" they offer is more like a turquoise. I'ts not really blue imo.