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Red Death /-/ The Semi-Ultimate Killing Machine

by deeznuts2015whatarethose

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19 Comments

Details

Date Published

Dec. 29, 2015

Date Built

Dec. 26, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.3GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

34.2° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.18GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

27.3° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

74.1° C

Description

This is my main PC for everything. Gaming, school, work, Youtube, Twitch, etc. I bought all my parts(excluding keyboard, mouse, and T.V.) over my Christmas break. This is my first build and i'm a 14 year old. I know A LOT about computers( and also the outdoors). The pictures i added are not professional quality. Nobody is perfect and has OCD like some people. I plan on adding a K version and watercooling it. Also plan on getting the new Nvidia card in 2016

Part Reviews

CPU

I did a stress test twice on this CPU with CPU-Z and it didn't even hiccup. Thoroughly impressed of how great the stock cooler does. Great job Intel!

Motherboard

This mobo is great. I love the UEFI setup and what i can do with it. Also i like the labeling on the I/O shield and that it is colored. The Fata1ity port is overkill too. The only thing i dont like is some of the placements of SATA ports, HD audio, and the hub for all the LEDS for the HDD and stuff. Gets in the way of the power supply when needing to rebuild or install. Also need to add GPU support hangers so the card will not droop, it makes me feel skechty but it will be fine.

Memory

Great overall look and feel of the DIMMs. Great build quality and performance for 8Gbs

Storage

You really can't go wrong with one of these. I have built PC's for some friends and they always tell me to get top quality parts. Well, this is one of them.

Video Card

Using MSI Afterburner on this thing was and absolute ease of controlablilty with this. I'm going to get a vinyl sticker cut to cover the white. MLG rating: 8/8 m8

Case

Stunning build quality of the steel and the entire case inside and out. Love it! The only thing is the rubber vibration cancelling feet need to be WELL SECURED instead of kindergarten glued on. they fall off VERY easy and i was NOT happy.

Power Supply

I love EVGA's customer support line. I was missing some SATA cables from the box and they overnighted them to me. They do wonders for me.

Operating System

This is an illegal copy of Windows(becuase why not) that i downloaded at my local library(lol) and i like it because it is the real thing but just modified so i can download it anytime, anywhere, and unlimited.

Wireless Network Adapter

Did a Ping test on this and was shocked being on the 3rd floor of my house.

Case Fan

Great overall build quality and they are almost silent. I can only hear a little hum, but with my headphones you can't hear anything but what is going through your headphones.

Keyboard

knowing that this thing is about seven years old that i bought as a package deal with the mouse and that it doesnt even look that old is stunning.

Mouse

same thing with my keyboard. Passes with flying colors.

Comments Sorted by:

LeMMingSlayeR 9 Builds 7 points 18 months ago

Nice build, and you have a solid parts selection. But you spent WAY too much on that 960, almost $70 more than they are going for. For just $40 more you could have gotten a GTX970. And the same goes for the 4590. $220 puts you square in 4690k territory. The motherboard is only $89 on newegg after rebate, and has been at that price for the most of December.

I would ask where you purchased these parts, only because this site has a very good part pricing database that lists all the prices online for any given part, and looking at what you paid it seems that this build is more expensive than it needs to be, and you shorted yourself some performance in the process.

I'm sorry my feedback seems mostly negative, as it is a very nice build. +1

deeznuts2015whatarethose submitter 1 Build 5 points 18 months ago

i paid my cousin for the parts. i told him hat i wanted and he got them for me, guess i should ask for a price check...

VonKessler 1 Build 3 points 18 months ago

Ouch.

Redglitch 2 points 18 months ago

maybe there's a mistake with the actual currency?

deeznuts2015whatarethose submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

no.

DS4130 3 Builds 5 points 18 months ago

Pretty sure posting builds with software you have specified as illegal is not allowed on here..

deeznuts2015whatarethose submitter 1 Build -3 points 18 months ago

not like i care...

9manny99 3 Builds 3 points 18 months ago

You spent way to much money.Don't get anything me wrong great build.But that i5 4590 is at the same price as the 4690K,The 960 4gb is way over the price for just a 960 you could've got a 290 or a GTX 970 if your dropped that Z97 board and went for H97.

deeznuts2015whatarethose submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

I did a radeon build for my friend and i thought it would do great and we went through 3 in the first month. I finally got tired of paying $200 each so i only use Nvidia cards now. I should have gotten a cheaper 960 but those were all on backorder so i wanted one right then and there so i chose to pay more cheese.

9manny99 3 Builds 3 points 18 months ago

Why'd didn't you RMA the first card and also don't just let others buy for you without doing some research yourself... Even if you wanted Nvidia cards, a GTX 970 was well within your reach. Oh well what's done is done.

HP2 3 points 18 months ago

Nice build and great part choice. Just a bit overpriced, as everybody already said. Prices during holidays are inflated :(

gamerred 2 points 18 months ago

Even semi ultimate seems a little far fetched... But gr8 build

floridaboz 3 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

nice build

AndrewR.OC 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Nice build but i am going to kind of reiterate what people have already said. Those prices are rough, I live in canada and could get the cpu and gpu for about the price you paid (probably slight more than you paid) other than that it looks solid. Also instead of a wireless adapter you should pickup a powerline adapter. Their around $30-$50 and gives you an ethernet connection by using the wiring in your house. You should look it up.

deeznuts2015whatarethose submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

i didnt really want a lot of cords around so i went PCI. i don't like a cluster of cords behind my desk; it is a pain to repair/remove anything.

VonKessler 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Might have to look at upgrading your PSU, depending on if you plan on upgrading past z97 and what the TDP is of the new GPUs coming out. IMO, you should have bought a higher wattage PSU and gotten a R9 380 if you wanted a stepping stone or should have just gotten your unlocked CPU.

deeznuts2015whatarethose submitter 1 Build 0 points 18 months ago

i plan on it bc im going to get a K version and water cool it.

deeznuts2015whatarethose submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

I greatly appriciate your comments and feedback :)

Glistening 1 Build 0 points 18 months ago

Wh4t 4 1337 bui1d m8

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