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My old rig was getting a little bit old (First gen i5) and I wanted to step it up a little, so I sold my old PC to a friend who had never really had a gaming PC in his life and for him, a 760 and a first gen i5 will take him far.

I however, have a little more interest in having the cutting edge, so I built something to hold me off until I build a fully custom water cooled loop system.

It was incredibly easy to build, the Z97 chip gives me an upgrade path to Broadwell and I plan on replacing my 280x after I burn it out mining as my university has free electricity and buy either a couple 880's (by the time I will replace they will be out) along with a new powersupply, or I'm also considering a 295x2 because I have space for the watercooler at the bottom where I've put a spare fan.

Great rig, easy to build and the Corsair 750D is a beauty.

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  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

That ram is a little pricey, you should have only paid about half of what you paid for it.

  • 70 months ago
  • 12 points

I payed the extra cash because it does this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt_vgMPFQc8

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

That is sooo cool now i am going to go change my ram lol

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

That's actually pretty damn amazing. The RAM seems like a pretty good price now.

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

WORTH

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I saw it and needed to buy.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Best RAM ever.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it is!<3

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh my god that's so worth the extra cash.

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Enjoy a zero-level social life at uni with that beast :-P

  • 70 months ago
  • 4 points

Paha, I run a gaming community so a big part of my social life is on the PC<3

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I might be wrong, but I think you got ripped off on the RAM part. You could've gotten a 16gb kit for around ~$50 lower.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

agree!!! but not half the price..

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm not saying for half the price. The total he paid for these 4 ramsticks is 52.99*4=$211.96, while he could've gotten this 2x8gb kit for $139.99, which is $211.96-$139.99=$71.97 less.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

I didn't buy them as singles, but I had to make do with PC Part Pickers catalog. I bought two doubles at £70 a pop.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Jsyk You can manually change the price in the completed build partlist. Nice build nontheless

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

i know you never said half a price (the only part that pertains to your comment is "agree!!" lol, I was referring to the comment made by XxDiewexX. I wouldn't recommend Adata ram as it is one of the cheaper ones but still a corsair kit 2X8 would have been around 30 to 40 cheaper and much much better brand than crucial

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol ok then sorry about the misunderstanding. Anyway yeah Corsair rams are really good but for the budget AData is still pretty good.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

but in 4-channl its faster and that ram has leds on them

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah but those sticks don't have LED's and they're CAS 10 while his are CAS 9

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe he got those sticks for the LEDs?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

did you replace the cooler on the 280X or is it a different brand other than the MSI one listed?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

It's the one listed.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Like the wallet :3

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

It took a horrible amount of time to save for.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Christmas Colors! Will go well next to your tree!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah a friend told me that, I have them green because my keyboard and mouse, but I switched them to red for a better aesthetic~

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah Whatever, we know you are in with Mr. Claus.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't you have student loans to pay off?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

That's for future me to worry about.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol. Maybe you could just give them this computer.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

how good is the onboard audio?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

(IMO) Pretty excellent, near dedicated soundcard quality.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Like your build. How do you like your motherboard? I have the Z77 version and I'm itching to build another one.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I really love the onboard audio and the aesthetics. It overclocks very well and <3 MSI

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

They do seem to overclock really well. I was able to get mine to 4.5 with a voltage low enough that with my air cooler the temperatures rival most AIO liquid units. Enjoy the build.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Welp neat build. I personally don't like the 750D, but that's just a persoanl prefrence. It's not the aethetics but mostly the lack of some features i really personally think is important for a full tower. Same reason i don't like 900D they miss some features I really like. But again, personal prefrence, very very nice build. It'll do anything at 1080 atleast and you can upgrade to crossfire if needed.

+1 from me.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, congrats!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

beast build. Glad to see people use the R9 series a bit more with the 280x and 290s at incredible prices.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

You can also get the RAM to light up in red if you want! Thats what mine does =)

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Its a nice rig you got there. What do you think of the msi card so far. Did you have any whine coil problems like a couple of people posted on forums or your card is top notch. Cause I am really consideering to buy this card to the big rebate there is at the moment

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have enough room to have a push/pull configuration above the motherboard with the h100i? Love the build. And congratulations.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I do not unfortunately.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

That's odd that you would say that! I bought the 750D after I left this message. I am running the H100i in push/pull with sp120 corsair fans and have about 1-3mm of space above the FORMULA VI :) . Try again

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that fan controller holding up? I've heard numerous complaints about it hut its just so flashy its hard not to want it

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

It's impressive just for looks, but I appreciate the functionality of having it read temps around my case. The touch screen is alright and the display is nice and bright. Overall I wish I'd gone with the Sentry 3, but I wouldn't have not bought either.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get that 4.60 overclock to stay stable. i have a 4790k with a corsair h105 and I cant even get it to stay stable @4.40 ghz.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess I got lucky? However now it's summer I need to put it down to 4.5Ghz for stable due to the temperature increase, I'm not comfortable with 90c.

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

4.6Ghz, that's a real impressive overclock with that cooler... What are your temps under load?

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a NiC C5 Air cooler thats half the price and keeps a 4.6ghz load under 50c..

H100i is one of the best AIO coolers.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

4.6 was a quick and easy OC, it seems I didn't win the chip lottery and couldn't push for 4.7 though.

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

You could always try and de-lid it. Or alternatively buy the 4790K if the new TMI is a good as everyone hopes for.

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, yeah I plan on buying a 290x2 and mine all year for 4 years ;p

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha what's better is I'm possibly bringing my brothers rig with another 3 280x's so my room is going to stay toasty all year round ;p

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