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Hello Once again!

My name is Trevor. I'm from the suburbs of Chicago, IL. I am 19 (edit: now 22) years old, I've been playing hockey for 12 years, and i'm majoring in Computer Networking at Robert Morris University in Chicago. I still play hockey for RMU.

Check out my best friend Chris's build here: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/7wgLrH (He's a pilot so that's pretty bad-*** = +1)

I built this because i have been in love with technology for quite some time now. As a kid - my parents didn't know all that much about computers (they still don't...) and i didn't want to be like that. I wanted to know everything about them. I did a bunch of research and i am now going into my Sophomore year of college so my Freshman year really helped the learning process by building a bunch of computers at school. I know the RAM is overkill but even though DDR4 will be the new thing to have, i just wanted 16 Gigs now so i wouldn't have to upgrade for a long time. Plus i wanted a fast computer for my school work and running multiple OS on VMware, and using Cisco's packet tracer. Thing does such a good job in those regards, i couldn't be happier.

UPDATE 9/1/14: I have successfully overclocked my CPU to 4.20 GHz!

CPU: Pretty easy choice here, wanted something for OC and something to handle heavy gaming. I bought the CPU about a month before the 4690K came out, which is why I have the 4670K.

CPU Cooler: I started with a Noctua air cooler on the first version of this build. Two weeks ago I bought the h100i and I love it. Temps are pretty good. push/pull config as an exhaust.

Motherboard: I didn't need anything too fancy, more or less looked for something that could handle 2 290's in crossfire eventually and would last a long time.

3dMark Testing: Better than 83% of all results sounds pretty great to me!

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/3627550?

Memory: Yeah Yeah Yeah - 16 Gigs is overkill, but I wanted it so I don't have to upgrade for a long time.

Storage: 840 Evo as a boot drive - some games, and 1 TB for everything else

GPU: I love this card to death, it was a bit pricey when I bought in June of 2014 - but totally worth it. Little toasty - but what do you expect from AMD. gets ave 100+ FPS on Ultra for everything i play (BF4, FC3, Skyrim)

Case: This case is awesome, lots of room for cable management and easy to work in - looks slick too

PSU: Meh, bad choice on my part, kind of ugly but it gets the job done.

My operating system was free from my school.

Thanks for reading! Game on!

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Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Quality! Great Build! +1

P.S. Nice Build Name...

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! i haven't seen this used yet so i figured why not!

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Ddos incoming, jk

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty sick build ! +1 Great part choices. Only complaint is about the mouse and keyboard (for that price why not mechanical), but to each its own.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree as far as the keyboard goes. It was more of an impulse buy when I was with a friend. I saw that it changes colors, didn't know about mechanicals at the time. Regret it pretty quickly haha

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

mistakes can happen XD, but it was only on trivial stuff, you were knowledgeable about your pc parts and their performance & thats what matters.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thats right, I like to think I know what i'm doing.. lots of time put in to the research!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clever.

Nice to see a black 760T build.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! love the case!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build. +1 for the name i agree with Jdavis45. I did not know what 127.0.0.1 was about, i searched it & it made me laugh. I plan to do a build with the same case & cooler but with a 4790K.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool man! cant wait to see it!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice choices... Ugly or not, Seasonic makes great power supplies, so no worries there. Two choices I have to wonder about though... the RAM (why only DDR3-1600?) and the SSD (why not 240GB?) seem a little slow and small...

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

The 840 EVO is slow? Who told you that?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I wasn't very clear on what I meant, sorry. See my reply to TrevorHansen7 below.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

The SSD is only a boot drive - dont really use it for anything else and my pc starts in usually 5 seconds or less so thats fine by me haha! as far as the RAAM goes it was cheaper and would do what I need it to do.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

let me clarify... I should have said I thought the RAM was a little slow and the SSD was a little small. Nevertheless, it's still a nice build. I went with the same speed RAM for the same reason you did (we could ALL use a little more cash :) ) but for the SSD I went with a 240GB Crucial M4 because at the time I got it, it was 2/3 the price of an EVO for 2x the capacity.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Loving the consistent colour scheme!

You will find that current RAM will be enough to keep up with most everyday tasks for a little while longer.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for hockey. But nice build too.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I like yours as well!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

cool build you got there. i'm in love with the 760t's. so beautiful. great job on part picking too!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey thanks! The case is awesome!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the great build:)

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  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build love it +1 but the temperatures aren't comforting on the CPU maybe because the fans aren't optimized for Rads but everything is solid

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

The temps are pretty good.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I based the temperature from my friends build using i7 4770k @ stock 36-38*c under load from prime test using h100i with stock fans @ 30%

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

why did you not get a wireless keyboard ?? to match the mouse