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Link to build video: http://youtu.be/iphGcJDq9J0

As a continuation to our build video series, here's another gaming build. This one was configured to come in under $1000. At $970, we hit the price point with a bit of room to spare. We waited a bit longer than usual for the build so we could incorporate the new Devil's Canyon Core i5 CPU - the Core i5-4690K. Once I get a chance to overclock it, I'll update the build to see how far our particular chip will go. We had the R9 280X on hand already, which was honestly incredibly convenient as it matched up with our red/black color scheme perfectly. (Yes, I know the power supply has a green logo - but it gets covered up by the side-walls of the PSU bay.)

As an added bonus, Newegg has even created a combo using this exact set of parts. Check it out!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1716299!

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  • 68 months ago
  • 19 points

Oh Glorious and mighty Philip, who wields his awesome screwdriver of all holy matrimony, to place the sinister screws of all obscurity on the case of power and loft, I come with a request, should it be carried by thy wind of your superior building knowledge and skills,

Do a build with the Pentium G3258, please.

  • 68 months ago
  • 6 points

It's going to happen, for sure. The next build will be with the i7-4790k, so hopefully the one after that we can use the G3258.

  • 68 months ago
  • 5 points

Very well said :) Yes even i think he should do a build with the G3258

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Nicely done! It's great to see that the person running the site knows what they are doing :) And while I can't afford this, hopefully it will be a guide to those who can.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, Philip! I have a question, though...
What kind of socks do you wear when you build a PC?

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

I was barefoot actually.

  • 68 months ago
  • 3 points

Ah, I see. So you go "commando" as well?

That's the answer I was expecting from a professional like you. You don't want to build up any static electricity!

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

Would it be possible to use a stock CPU cooler if I'm not going to overclock?

  • 66 months ago
  • 3 points

Definitely.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

i <3 you philip your awesome at making these builds

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

perfect! I may use this build! thanks!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I love this case. So much function in a space smaller than a Prodigy (including the handles). :)

For anyone wondering, there's a way to mount a 3.5" HDD without using that cage. This case can also accommodate the Noctua NH-D14 (Not 100% sure about the D15) without any problems, if air cooling is more your thing.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

How can you mount a 3.5" HDD without the cage?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

In the first picture, you can see mounting holes for an HDD directly below the HDD cage.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is wonderful!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build philip , Personally i think you should've put 20-25 bucks more for the case and have had gotten a NZXT H440 (Red-Black) that would've not just made the color scheme look much much better but it would've really looked elegant , and for some reason the Silverstone case doesnt look that great , Its just my personal opinion , nothing else.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I built with the H440 recently. Really great case. Here's the build: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/pR7Pxr

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

A coolermaster n200 could have been good.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! Too bad no combo for us Canucks...

Why use the drive caddy?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wondering, would it be worth me using a Corsair 600W ATX12V or a Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX power supply in my $700 build? I'm intending on upgrading the build as I go along with it-adding new things to it and other things alike.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Hm... The one thing I do not really like about this is Radeon R9 280X comes right up to the drive cage, and almost has to be bent upwards to fit. Is this fine, or could it be ajusted to work a bit better and look nicer?

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

It comes right next to it but doesn't need to flex to fit. The drive cage actually has a small bit of plastic on the top to provide an insulator should the GPU try to sag (preventing a short).

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the temps for the XFX?

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Philip - I am thinking of a build very similar to yours.

Do you think this build of yours + a Samsung 840 Evo + another 3.5" HDD could fit in a BitFenix Prodigy M (or Colossus) micro ATX case ? Thanks in advance.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

hey philip! nice build you got there and i'm happy that i found this because you have exactly the same specs that i'm going to build. i'll be going with this build maybe 3-4 months from now for gaming and music and this will be the first.. so i just want to ask if the 4690k, 280x & 16gb ram combo can handle graphics design softwares such as autocadd & ps?

thanks!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

It's kinda... Upside down...

+1, love it..

Can you please check out my parts list, I'm building and buying it when my Bday comes around (February) and I just want to check if there's anything you would change. And if you could come to my house and do my cable management for me...

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that reference card actually good? Does it overheat at all/has it? Im putting together a great build and id love to know as much as possible! Thanks!!!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that GPU loud?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

FPS Benchmarks?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

will the single fan on the front good enough to cool the cpu, mobo, gpu and memory with the hard drive cage removed? I won't be doing any overclocking on this one.

this will be my build:

  • Intel i3-4160 3.6Ghz Dual-Core Processor
  • Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card
  • Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
  • EVGA 500B 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Good! Do a build with the Titan Z plz

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wondering how was the ocing on this board

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I know I'm 2 years late here, but I was looking for a nice case for my leftover parts build I want to do and I stumbled across this case and this build.

This build is awesome in this case, keep up the good work Philip. :) +1

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