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This is a copy of my old build but added a few things to it. Even with the solid build I had there was always something I wanted for it. I would say to myself several times that's it no more only to find myself looking for deals at Newegg, Fry's and Micro Center. I finally pulled the plug on the 980 Strix SLI that lasted me over a year and got the MSI 980 TI Lightning. I also replaced my Asus ROG Swift to a Dell u3415w. The 34" monitor is massive and the picture is great. Added a 480gb SSD for my Origin and Battlenet games. Replaced my Corsair h100i for a h110i GTX. I didn't think this was going to help much but the difference was worth the purchase. I eventually replaced the stock fans with the Industrial Noctua's for better performance and silent overclocking.

CPU - Had the I7-4790k for over a year now and it's still a great chip for any applications today. It is a bit hot headed but thats to be expected when your overclocking to 4.6ghz.

CPU Cooler - The Corsair H110i GTX works great easy install. I didn't have to change out the back plate when I replaced my H100. Not a huge difference except for when your pushing the CPU then you can see the difference. The H110i is much cooler under load.

Motherboard - Asus Maximus Hero VII is a solid MB with plenty of options for overclocking. Solid components I've had several Asus MB before and have never been let down. Paired with the I7-4790k is a perfect match.

Memory - G.Skill Trident X 16gb 2666. Wasn't sure if they were not going to pair with my cpu but they work with the xmp profile. I liked the looks of these and thought it went well with my red and black theme. Probably could have been just as good with 1600 sticks. At that time these where only about $50 more so I went with these.

Hard Drives - I have several but my main is the Samsung EVO 120gb in a raid 0. Boots fast and I have several programs on startup on them. Looking back I should probably just gone with one big SSD. I use the Kingston SSD for some games along with the WD Blue. Also have a Samsung D3 5gb for backups.

GPU - The MSI Lightning GTX 980 Ti is among the best air cooling 980 Ti's out there. The factory overclock is nice along with the ability to change the led lights on it. Just shreds games on High and Ultra. I read the reviews about this card running cooler then the MSI Gaming 980 ti but I didn't expect this beast of a card to stay under 70c under load. The one complaint I have on this card is I can't get it to overclock much. I haven't had it for long so maybe it's just me.

Case - NZXT H440. Great case with a sexy 5.5" driveless design gives it the nice lines that catches your eyes. It's not for everyone but I like the clean look this case has. The airflow is bit restricted and when I was running a SLI configuration this case was a heater when the GPU's where cranking.

PSU - EVGA 850 Supernova Gold. Great PSU that was packaged very very well. You could probably drop this thing off a 5 story building and it would survive. Try it! 10yr warranty and fully modular. So long as I don't SLI this will be plenty for this build. The cables aren't the prettiest. I added red extensions because I got bored one day and saw them for 6bucks each at Fry's one day.

Monitor - Dell U3415W is a 34" widescreen monster that takes up almost all of my desk space. But I love it. 3440x1440 is so nice for games and movies. The picture and color on this are amazing. Minor back light bleeding and I mean minor on all the corners but this thing is so big I don't even notice it because my focus is near the middle. It overclocks to 75hz so I can take advantage of my 980 ti.

Fans - The Noctua's are known for their quality and being quiet. The Industrial fans are excellent on the radiator. Got the Corsair AF140 for the looks for the back exhaust. The Cougar Vortex's are my intake fans along with the Noctua NF-F12. Both are silent and the air flow is better then the stock fans.

Headphones - Sennsheiser Game One are my go to for most games if I'm watching a movie or listening to music I'll use my wireless Logitech G930's. Both are good headphones for my big melon head. The Sennsheiser are lighter and the sound quality is great. I like the Logitechs for doing house work or even working on the yard outside.

Thanks for looking.

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Comments

  • 49 months ago
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looks the bleeding edge in the face 9.85/10, 10/10 in monitor department.

  • 49 months ago
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Sorry kids no college but look at these sweet LEDs on my computer!

  • 49 months ago
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Love it. The gpu lightning always gets me. Wish I had enough money for one. Good thing those led's make it seem like the noctua are red

  • 49 months ago
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nice......mouse

  • 49 months ago
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Thanks, the max DPI on it is faster then I would ever use. Nothing special about it it's one of the cheaper Corsair gaming mouses they offer. Got a deal on the keyboard and mouse so I went with it.

  • 49 months ago
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The ssd doing okay? Since it seems to be the least liked ssd ever

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't use it to boot I just stored origins and battlenet games on it. BF4 still takes time to load but so far it's working. Also use it to play GW2, WoW, DA and others. I've had it for 10 months guess I'm one of the lucky ones because [knock on wood] I've never had a problem with it.

  • 49 months ago
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Would always recommend MSI GTX 980 Ti. Also, love the cooling system and motherboard.

  • 49 months ago
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Thanks. I just noticed all my pictures of the Corsair cooler are blurry. Everything about this MSI card is great. I love how it keeps the temps so low and the fans are absolutely silent even when pushing the card.

  • 49 months ago
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Nice Build, the red and black looks sweet! Love all the matching LED's and clean cables.

So jealous of that monitor.... +1

  • 49 months ago
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how did you instal the OS, or did you already have it stored on a hard drive or SSD?

  • 48 months ago
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I had it on an USB stick. Think I used MagicISO to copy my disk from my old PC to a USB stick. I did that about 3 years ago so I can't really remember.

  • 48 months ago
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How did you get the Corsair logo on the left side of the radiator? Every other H110i GTX I've seen has it on the right side and upside down.

  • 48 months ago
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Never noticed before. Why would anyone want their logo upside down unless they have to? This was the only way I could install it in my H440 mid tower because of the tubing.

  • 48 months ago
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I think I figured it out. You have the H110i GT, not the GTX as listed in your parts list. The logo is on the opposite side of the radiator and the block has the tubing coming out of the side vs. the top.

  • 48 months ago
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Walked out to the garage looked at the box and your 100% right. SOB!! Googled it and the GT had tons of pump problems so Corsair changed manufacturers.

  • 48 months ago
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That's actually funny because I planned on purchasing the GT over the GTX because of the logo orientation (slightly OCD), but now I'm reconsidering.

  • 44 months ago
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Wha happened to the old motherboard?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

It's in my garage.

  • 44 months ago
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oh......

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  • 49 months ago
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It's called MSI Mystic Light and it works. I set it to red and it matches my Corsair H110 and Asus Maximus Hero VII.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Replaced the yellow lightning line with some red 3m electrical tape.

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