Description

Something beautiful, minimalist, quiet, but still filled with power and performance for every task

Hey guys, so after tons of laptops and pre built old PCs, it finally was the time to build my first and own custom PC. My budget was quite limited, because I got the money as a prize for the 1st place on IT competition. My goal was to build a PC which does every task without problems and stays for a few years without upgrading (that's why I chose the newest but a bit less powerful parts) Mainly I will do light (mobile) and heavy (console) Game Development, Photoshopping, Video editing, Hackintosh and obviously gaming :) I'm from Hungary, so the prices my differ in your country (also, sorry for my ****** english :P) (I've converted the prices from HUF to USD using Google on the 21st of August) Just to be clear, not every part is new, I got the monitors, the CPU and the Motherboard as used, so that's why their prices are particularly cheaper.

Case

My choise was a sure one, I was really obsessed with this case right after the first time I saw it on Google Images, while looking for minimalist cases ;) If you don't know me (and you probably don't), you should know about me, that I'm passionate about minimalism. The case was the first part I chose and I chose the other parts to fit with the case. It has a beautiful plexi window aswell (be really careful with it, it scratches easily!)

Motherboard

This was a hard choise for me and for my budget. I had to chose a cheap board which is completely OS X compatible. My original choise was the MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition, because with it's Black and White color it could have looked much better than the Black and Red combination. (If you are about to build my machine and you have a few more bucks in your pocket, go with the Z97S SLI Krait motherboard) But at the same time I was thinking about the Z97S has more overclocking capableities and additional features which I will never need and never use. So I gave up a little bit design wise and went with the red H97 Gaming 3. With design aside, I am really happy with this board. The BIOS is quick to configure, fast and has useful features. It has blazing fast Killer E2200 Gigabit internet, and it the board has a feature which proviced constant volts to your USB headphones, so it makes less static noise. Perfect board, exept the colors :)

Processor

The i5 4690K was the perfect choise for me. It has 4 cores running at 3,5GHz and it's unlocked. I'll probably not gonna overclock it, I'll maybe only use the motherboard's built in OC Genie feature. The only reason I bought the unlocked version over the regular one, is that it was cheaper at the seller. (And with the K at the end it sounds cooler B-) )

Memory

Not much reasons, it was cheaper than the other ones, great specs, that's it.

Storage

Great specs, mid-price, nice ratings. Probably if I get extra money, I am looking forward to upgrading to SSD.

Graphics Card

The 960 series was the perfect choise aswell. Every game running smooth on 1080p on high settings. If I know right for games today the VRAM is as important as clock speeds. That's why I spent a bit more on a 4GB card instead of the standart 2GB model. I went with the MSI card, because it has slightly bigger clock speed, it's not that power consumer (like the Gigabite Windforce) and it looked cooler than the other ones :)

Power Supply

It is greatly enough for these components, if you are planning to upgrate eg. to a 970, you should get the 600 watt model :)

Conclusion

The Yeti is more than enough for my needs. Perfect for 1080p video editing, game developing and for gaming in 1080p. It runs silently, even when pushed while gaming. In the future I'm planning to get 2 more NZXT FN V2 White fans to improve the air-flow and the temperatures and some LED RGB strips to make the Yeti sexier ;) (Also apologies about that ugly box bellow the monitor, my stand furniture didn't arrive yet :c)

Some performance tests

FarCry 4 runs on Very high settings on 1080p with 50-60 fps GTA V runs on High - Very high settings on 1080p with 40-50 fps GeekBench 3 (OS X 10.10.4) - Multi Core: 12408 points

If you guys want me to do some specific benchmarks, I'll do them for sure :)

Thanks for visiting, have a nice day! ;)

Comments

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

One mistake, the 4690k does not have hyper threading. That feature is reserved for the i7 chips. Either way, good price on it.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh.. Now I'm a little bit sad and disappointed :D Probably I misread something. Thanks, fixing it!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Kind of random but what kind of monitor are you using. Im looking to build a similar rig but so far monitor shopping is proving difficult

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

That looks just like my dell u2414h I have a nearly identical rig and this monitor looks great.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

You are right! :) FYI: Everything is in the Part List :)

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have gone with a better quality PSU for sure, but you have a very clean looking build there.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude xD you're everywhere spreading the news of bad power supplies.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm a mod on another forum and see the aftermath of failed PSUs all the time. Just trying to warn people before it happens!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah, I'm not dissing you just thought it was funny :P

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Good point. Didn't have much time to research on PSUs. Probably in the next build :) Thanks for the tip, happy you like the build ;)

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

It may not be the best PSU around, but don't worry, there's nothing seriously wrong with your current PSU. I'd just say that you should look to upgrade within a year or two. Until then, you ought to be fine so long as you don't go overclocking or anything.

As for replacement PSUs, I'd encourage you to look at the EVGA Supernova GS units, as they can be put on a fanless mode for silence or a semi-fanless mode where it'll turn on only when it's needed. They come in a few different models, but I'd say a nice middle ground would be the 650 watt version.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I will keep this in mind! :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU is the single most important part of a PC. The CX units are not the best. If you see a sale on a better unit (Antec, XFX, Seasonic, EVGA (G2,B2,GS)) I would swap the CX out. It isn't terrible, but it is no where close to as good as a proper unit in terms of safely and longevity.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep i switch from a Corsair (so much problems, including coil whine) to a EVGA PSU and problems disapear! but good build tho.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

why did you get an h97 motherboard for an unlocked processors

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

"The only reason I bought the unlocked version over the regular one, is that it was cheaper at the seller."

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

but z97 is the choice for an unlocked CPU.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

If you aren't overclocking, and he isn't there is literally no point in spending more on a mobo.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

He did st8 that he needed a certain board for hackintosh m8, Appri8 you t1me m8

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

To be honest, the first plan wasn't a unlocked CPU, but there were a good deal, in which the unlocked one turned out to be cheaper. Maybe in a future build, I can make use of it :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/asus-overclocking-h87-h97-b85,27076.html

So now you may be able to overclock. And nice build, everything seems nice and clean :D +1

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the look of that case. Nice Build.

Your English is just fine.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks buddy! :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build man. +1

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate it :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice and clean build!

I suggest u buy an aftermarket cooler and a black extended mouse mat.

But clean build +1

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you going to dual-boot OS X & Windows or are you just going to run OS X through a VM? Great machine anyway! +1

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm dual-booting :) VM-ing never really worked out for me :( Thanks buddy! ;)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure what is going on my dell u2414h and nothing work on use Displayport to DVI cable on the GTX 750ti and I saw enter save mode on screen than off.... I don't know why not working.... I means so much. I know its working on hdmi only we have it. HELP?!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Does it run games well, or does the 128bit memory bus limit it?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice PC! However i personnaly would have went for an AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor, it might not be as good as the i5-4690k however, spending less money on your CPU would of allowed you to upgrade your GPU to a Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card which im pretty sure would of increased your performance! :)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Bottleneck.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha :D Thanks mate ;)