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After about a year of playing with crappy frame rates and extreme heat on my HP dv-7 laptop I decided I would take no more. So here is what I have upgraded to. I wanted a strong quad-core processor that could handle photo and video editing software and the latest games. At first I thought I would be making an AMD build. I was looking heavily into the FX-8350 but I had the money so I went with Intel, and I do not ragret. The thermal paste + the Corsair H60 liquid cooler keeps my CPU 27°C on idle. The MSI GTX 970 is overclocked at 1200MHz and stays at 35°C idle. I picked the anniversary motherboard for the blue because I plan on getting blue LEDs sometime. The 23" Acer monitor is superb quality at 1920x1080, I will be getting 1 or 2 more soon. The Network adapter works great with my connection, giving me my maximum 8ms/ 174Mbps Down/ 23Mbps Up. I bought the mouse from Amazon, works good enough for my needs but I do have my eye on a Razer Deathadder. The Razer Carcharias are awesome. They have controls on the line for Bass/Voice/Audio. The case keeps cool to the touch with a front fan sucking in and bloqing it out the exhaust int he back.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 4 points

"No Ragrets"

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Razer DeathAdder is down to $39.99 today on amazon as a head's up - just bought one myself :).

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome ordering it right away. I've been waiting for it to go down.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

good song. Nice build.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 For moving on up from a HP dv7; that's exactly what I'm going to do after Christmas.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Hell yes. Now my wife uses it for photoshop and stuff lol

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Great photography.

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks I pulled out the dslr because I know everyone likes quality.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

How was the board update? Mine took like an hour and didn't know if it was AsRock or just my mini?

+1 for moving away from HP

TX2z here :(

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Like an hour and a half for me... First time build so I was anxious about everything.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, what kind of temps are you getting on that MSI at load? I'm interested in picking some up to SLI, but there's basically no reviews anywhere...

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

Okay just tested today. GPU 100% Full Load- Fan 100%- GPU=69-70°C// FAN 50% Temp=75-78°C// FAN 25% TEMP=85-87°C// Idle at 31°C right now after all of that with fan at 35%

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't checked. I'll figure it out this weekend and i'll be sure to get back to ya!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

why did you but the mk120 when you bought another mouse (laughing right now) are u using the logitech mouse as a backup or what? the k120 is cheaper, but nice build.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I had the gaming mouse long before I built this system. The K120 keyboard+mouse combo I got for free and I was using a laptop before so I needed the keyboard for this build. I have a new Corsair K70RGb on its way.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I have no plans to ever use the K120 mouse lol. I have 2 other gaming mice as backup.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

oh ok thanks for the understanding

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are looking for a new mouse, I would recommend the Logitech G502!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

That mouse looks really nice. I prefer the slimmer mice instead of the wide ones. And that looks like the right fit!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

It has weights too if you like that kind of stuff. The only downside really is that the light colour can't be changed (although it can be turned on/off in the software). It is good value for money and has 200-12,000 dpi too, which is great!

Oh, and +1 btw!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I also recommend the g502, hands down best mouse I've ever owned.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

"Hey man, work hard, play hard. Am I right?" -22 jump street

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the build quality on that MSI 970? Is it possible to remove afterburner sticker?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Its really good, I'm not sure about the sticker it probably is removable.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I noticed your CPU is not "k" edition, meaning no overclock, so why did you decide on a water cooler? btw ice build.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the motherboard as l'm thinking of getting the same one nice build +1

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Motherboard has Wired network capabilities, why did you end up getting an adapter?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build though I would have went Amd but that's just me

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the expensive CPU cooler on a non over clockable CPU? Stock would have worked just fine otherwise nice build

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

With the price of your compound and water cooler, you could have gotten a i7 4790k on a 212 Evo and still have $ to spare, I don't mean to come off too harsh like the build otherwise

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Internet speed I'm stuck with 200kb up and 20kb down

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Yo man, nice build but why do you have a 750W psu?

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  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

you get it.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

that epic first photo, then the cable management