Description

I built this rig to handle any game on Ultra settings at 1440p. The GTX 970 accomplishes this without blinking and pairs nicely with the i5 Haswell which won't bottleneck it. Anything from The Witcher 3 to Battlefield 1 runs seemlessly.

I have a black and white theme to my rig and the H440 case is beautiful simplicity. The motherboard, RAM, power cables, fans, and even the GPU are all color coordinated.

Overall I'm very pleased with my rig. In the future, I'll want to add another 8 gigs of RAM and also swap in a liquid CPU cooler to replace the ugly stock one.

Comments

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build, and that is a beautiful case!

Ever think about getting white cables to go with your black and white theme?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Someday I'll torture myself with recableing the whole thing. But it is not this day :)

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for Aragorn

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build! Incredibly similar to my setup. +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm also rocking a Krait mobo in a white NZXT H440. Great minds think alike?

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Of course, nice build!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the led lights, it's like an 80s night club in your PC :)

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

MSI 970 club :)

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Entire setup is very clean! Minimalistic black and what themes are so crisp and look great! +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! Was wondering what desk you are using?

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

It's IKEA!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Could you link me your desk on Ikea website, love the white look, thanks ahead!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build love the white and black theme

wallpaper name or link?

+1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Uploaded it to imgur for you :) http://imgur.com/wCvVuXp

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Love that case.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

It's gorgeous!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great :) Will you upgrade from the stock cooler? Something like the cryorig h7 would looks sweet with this build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! And I'd love to :) But honestly because I'm not over clocking, I can't justify the necessary cooler upgrade.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Was this on techsource

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe?

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

This build looks amazing, Thinking of building it, Will I be able to just replace the GTX 970 with a new GTX 1070? If so is there anything else I should change or new cheaper version? +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey thank you for your kind words :) The 1070 can drop right in and work great! Also my build has a Haswell CPU, you may want to upgrade to the newer Skylake family :)

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

If you can get a couple more sticks of that HyperX in black, they really complement each other well. I run a B/W build w/ 32gb of ram just because I wanted it to look pretty hahaha

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a great idea, I'll do it :)

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  • 41 months ago
  • 0 points

That stock cooler needs to be replaced and you should have gotten the overclockable cpu

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your uninvited and rude attempt at being helpful.

  • 41 months ago
  • 0 points

Np

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  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

Aesthetics.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Probably because of the colour theme of the build.

I've struggled to find a white / black motherboard and have opted to go with the same motherboard even though my CPU is locked.