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"FULL. METAL. JACKET."

My old rig had a 6670, so this is a very nice build to be upgrading too. Need to reorganize a little and will set up my BenQ monitor too, which is still boxed, as for the time being just using the AOC IPS monitor.

New rig is mostly being used for gaming and some Photoshop, soon will be also using it for Game Dev and some rendering. Possibly video editing at some point but unsure.

I consider the 3rd shot from the end my favourite shot of my rig, it just captures it perfectly, and it may look like it, but no, my rig is not on my floor. It's on top of some solid boxes on my floor with some cardboard on top of them. The build in the background is my old prebuild with the 6670.

So on we go to the build, enjoy!

Part Choices:

CPU: I wanted a very good, high performance CPU that would not only not bottleneck my cards, but also have great performance generally. I don't plan to overclock, but I like to have the option if my rig ever starts to struggle, so the 4790k seemed the perfect choice.

CPU Cooler: Decent CPU cooler, looks nice and seemed a pretty good choice. My dad has a H110 and I found the noise unbearable until the fans were replaced, heard the H100i was much the same, so I bought some SP120's to replace the rad fans and it's whisper quiet.

Motherboard: It was bundled with the CPU, supported SLI and looked nice..That's pretty much why I chose this one.

Memory: Good speed, 16GB like I wanted, reasonable price, looks great with the mobo.

Storage: Samsung 850 Pro - Great boot SSD, purely for use as system drive, though I think I maybe should have paid like £5 more and got a 250GB 840 Evo instead, owell. Seagate 4TB SSHD - Had a 2TB version of this drive in my old machine, worked for a long time flawlessly and still works now, but I was getting low on memory on it, figured it was worth it to upgrade to a 4TB for my next build.

Video Card: Well..Do I really need to explain why I picked this? Fantastic card, MSI, Great Cooler and fits with the colour scheme.

Case: I love the 750D. It just looks so sleek and has a lot of space inside it. It's got a sort of understated elegance about it. I guess it also kind of acts as the builds "Full Metal Jacket", which is cool since I named it after the movie.

PSU: PSU is a Corsair HX850i. It doesn't fit with the rest of the colour scheme, because the colour scheme was originally blue and black, but the mobo I was going to get went out of stock and the MSI one was in a bundle, then I got red cards, decided to get red ram instead of blue and forgot to change the PSU, but meh, it's a very good and very nice PSU, and it actually looks quite nice, I don't think the different PSU colour really makes it looks any worse, if anything I think it adds a nice contrast.

Optical Drive: Just a basic, cheap optical drive. (I know most people don't use them anymore, but I still do so I don't care if people think it's unneccasary.)

Monitors: BenQ XL2720Z - 1080p, 1ms response and 144hz - Sums up why I chose it perfectly. Dad has same monitor and honestly, colour reproduction is fantastic, I think it's about as good as my AOC I2757Fh.

AOC I2757Fh - Got this for my birthday last year, was a great monitor for my old build since there weren't really any games it could get above 60 FPS on anyway, most it couldn't even reach 30fps on...It's great for all of my photoshopping, etc. too.

Case fans: 2x Noctua's for the front, they're nice, quiet and quality fans. 2x SP120's to replace H100i rad fans so it doesn't sound like a jet engine. AF140 for the rear exhaust.

Fan controller: Seemed like a good fan controller which looked rather sleek and simple and would work well with the case, has lived up to my expectations.

Mouse: Logitech G700S, feels perfect to me and I really like it.

Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K95 RGB - Mx Red..May have gone a little overboard on this, paid around an extra £50 so I could have it RGB. Meh, whenever I start to feel it's not worth it I turn on a rainbow lighting effect..It feels worth it.

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Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm more of a 6.5mm guy myself. Great build. +1

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

7.62mm god killer round

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on what 7.62 your talking about. 7.62x39? X51? Or x54r?

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Should have got an AX series psu to keep it tied in with the red and black colour scheme other than that top build :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, as said in the PSU section it was originally going to be a black and blue build, changed to black and red at the last minute and forgot to change the PSU. Thanks. :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

What temps do you get with the case? If anyone can help, I'd like to know what mid tower case would fit these parts without sacrificing ventilation/cooling.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

According to 3DMark, the highest my CPU ever got was 49.0c and the highest my GPU's ever got was 66.0c. According to my fan controller, my CPU has never gone past 43.7c.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome :3