Description

First build coming from PS3..

What you're looking at is almost 2 years of me changing my mind. This part list that goes with this build is missing alot if you count all the stuff I changed out from when I first built this. It started out as a budget build for under $1000, then it turned into me buying what I wanted instead of what I needed.

The picture of the Black case was my computer first life as a NZXT Gamma Mid-tower with a i7-3770k, PNY Gtx 650, 500watt budget.. Then I realized I needed better hardwar for Ultra Graphics..

I've went through 2 other cases, a power supply, a graphics card, a processor, a motherboard, a CPU cooler, 2 headsets, and a keyboard.

The first problem is that I could never make up my mind when it came to just exactly what I wanted it to look like. Now with this NZXT tower I've finally stopped looking at cases. Then I bought hardware that needed to be upgraded if I wanted to game at the graphics I wanted to see, I didn't do enough research and it cost me. Then I started hating my keyboard for some reason and picked up my Corsair special edition and fell in love.

I'm not a huge numbers buff when it come to my PC performance, I like to experiment with performance in game with different settings. That's how I judge my computer, I know its not the best way but its what I enjoy doing. Skyrim with mods and textures is my big one that I fiddle with more then I actually play the game.

I am going to run the benchmarks for this posts sake. This was my first build from console and I had ZERO idea on what I was doing or even the first thing on good parts from bad. After reading forums, looking through hundreds of benchmarks, and watching a thousand "How to" videos, I can say that I'm comfortable around a computer and its parts now and I can actually figure out whats wrong with it if something happens.

I hope you guys on here enjoy this build and leave some feedback on how I did. Thanks!

NOTE* I dont have the Black Edition Rampage motherboard. I have the normal Rampage IV Extreme, couldn't find it on parts list. Also have done ZERO overclocking.

I also have a planned upgrade list for RAM, 2x GTX 980, Monitor, PSU, Storage, Mouse, and hopefully Liquid cooling will come last.

Going to upload new pictures when I get a hold of new parts.

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 great build very clean and man you really stickered that case up.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks and yea I found a site with all sorts of cool stickers so it'll have more soon haha

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the site?

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Red bubble

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :D

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Ya bish

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

This is the first build I've seen where stickers have contributed in a positive manner. Looks great!

Get those 980s in there and you'll be set.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks alot, I choose my stickers very carefully considering I dont have a ton of room.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

FC KOLN? :D CFC <3

Great Build <3

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the CPU cooler

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Try to get the case off the carpeT, or flip the PSU up. It could really shorten the lifespan of your PSU.Other than that, absolutely great build man :) +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice, I might put it on a slab of wood or metal. If I can't find anything I'll flip the psu!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Case has a ton of filters too. I love it.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

There is! I wish there was a filter for the top though, I like to be able to open and close the top fan access but would really like a thin filter, probably make one myself sometime

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Im gonna upgrade and then watercool it I think because It looks empty.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what I was planning on doing too

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

nice and clean! wow the v8 looks small in that case...+1

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea lol now that I've photographed it, I want to add a bunch to fill it out. Hopefully when I do liquid cooling that will help.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Epic looking build, the only real down side I can see is its rocking windows 7. Its time to move on to windows 8 its far faster and more efficient then windows 7. All and all a great build.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I've had windows 8, can't stand it for gaming. I enjoy windows 7 layout and such. Plus I don't have to deal with a apps screen all the time lol

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I never use it my self, though its not much different in function then the windows 7 start menu; you pin your applications (Not the metro apps, no one uses those:P) to it. Most of the time when I open it I just search for what I need, but the speed boosts from windows 8 is more then enough reason for me to deal with the differences.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Plus you can just install classicshell and have pretty much the exact same UI as in W7.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Like I said I've had windows 8 before. Not enough of a difference for me to want to upgrade to something I don't need. My computer is plenty fast enough that I don't need to mess with the software

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

An "Illest" sticker would look pretty cool with the case IMO.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

of course but ive changed cases now, this case is now my girlfriends!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

The "BRUH" sticker is what inspired me to give this build a well-deserved +1. Congrats.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Beast!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea it was, Just too empty looking for my hence why I have Za'kir now XD