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Hi all!

I had been fixing computers for people ever since I was 12. I got everything except for the mouse at Micro Center. Everything is brand new except for the R9 290 which was open box. I basically saved $200+ compared to Amazon. Reason for the i7 is that I do some video editing and graphic work plus I'm going to college for computer engineering.

Rationale:
• future expandability
• color-theme
• silent operation
• 1080p/1440p gaming

Future upgrades I'm planning:
• closed-loop liquid cooler for CPU
• higher Clocked 16GB Memory sticks pref. red/black colored
• sleeved PSU cable extensions for 24-pin, 8-pin EPS, 8-pin PCIE, 6-pin PCIE (red)
• second R9 290 for crossfire
• corsair quiet edition fans
• second SSD for Raid 0
• additional hard drives for storage

*will update as I get more stuff out

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Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

sexy

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

For the price well done. For the looks to boot +1.

All round flawless machine.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Word of advise to those looking at getting that cooler. Don't. When running at 100% the fan is very loud and the cooler is a bit taller then appears. Just because it's very popular doesn't mean its any good. At least that was my experience with it.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

That's where the NZXT H440 comes in. It's freaking quiet! There is little to no increase in noise when I was running Cinebench and Easytune stress tests. You can also swap the fan with a Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks nice, the H440 is a really great case! Also, a tip for pictures: you'll get better results if you can increase ambient light and turn the flash off on your camera.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice, those h440 cases are so sleek, great choice of parts, very nice build for the money!!!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good, only thing I would do is get a better cooler.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I am planning to updgrade to a liquid cooler some time in the future. Thanks to the better thermals on the haswell refresh line, this is more than enough for simple OC.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Good for you bro :D now you have your own very special system that you can fix and upgrade...Now you can fix your own instead of others :D

I admire that :D

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

im thinking of getting that cpu and mobo, what overclock are you able to get?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

How's that PSU?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought it was illegal to fix other peoples computers for money without being a legit company... Time to get to work on that

~Random 14 year old.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Just don't advertise yourself as a professional. If you're making a lot of money out of it you'd have to start paying taxes as self-employed, etc. Only do it for family and friends. Back then, I just let them pay me whatever the hell they wanted to. It's a pretty nice way of making or getting closer to friends and family.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

This might be a little late, but how is that Mobo?

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

It has all the core features of a Z97 board. Lowest priced SLI compatible gigabyte board. It's almost the same as the z97 Gaming-3 board but cheaper. These days, companies would slap "gaming" on their branding and boom $20+ more expensive.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

You wouldnt mind sending me your H440? if your not using it :D

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I returned it for a full refund. :)

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

How good is this board? I've been looking at it and most reviews complain about DOA or boot problems, so Im not sure if I can trust it

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought mine physically so there was no chance of it being DoA. As far as booting goes, I never had a problem with it.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, alright

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build! One upgrade I recommend is a NZXT LED kit. That is if you want LED's in your case :3

Linky:

http://www.nzxt.com/product/detail/101-sleeved-led-kit-case-accessory.html

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

Very nice build, especially for the money. The only thing I would note is that the PSU isn't that great and an 850w would have been better for a future CrossfireX, but other than that it's flawless.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Really? The SuperNOVA PSUs have received very good reviews. 750W will not be enough for a second 290 however. 850W is probably the safe minimum for that, escpcially if the CPU is overclocked.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

I never said it was bad, but in terms of tiers they're tier 3, which isn't amazing.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

The tier list isn't really that good unless you don't know anything about them.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

The SuperNOVA NEX series is not that good, it is the SuperNOVA G2 and P2 series that are so good.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

EVGA has an excellent step-up program for their products so upgrading to higher wattage is extremely easy.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

The step-up program only applies to graphics cards and motherboards as far as I know.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

It's available for any EVGA product that has either a limited lifetime warranty or at least a 3 year warranty

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

(in the EVGA FAQ)

Can I Step-Up my EVGA Power Supply or Mouse?

No – These products do not qualify for the Step-up Program.

  • 70 months ago
  • -1 points

Nice Build. I prefer 1886 or 2133 ram myself because they don't give up too much latency for the higher speed. How is the mouse?

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

The mouse is perfect! $25 for a SteelSeeries mouse is quite a steal. It has a braided cable, rubberized finish. It's also an ambidextrous mouse but for all I care, it's very ergonomic.

  • 70 months ago
  • -1 points

nice build but i dont under stand it why you did not get the msi gaming mother bored to go with the graphs card???

other then that Really nice build

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

It was the best available deal at the time and it doesnt really bother me.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

ok

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  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi! As of now, this build has moved into a Cooler Master Elite 130 M-ITX. Link to new build

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