Description

This is my first build and I think I did quite well, but yes spent way too much but I am happy with it all! Rig is extremely quite, it is not overclocked and I do not plan on it in the future. The only thing i am missing right now that not in the picture is a VERSA tripod stand that holds all 3 asus monitors up, in the picture they each have the stock stands. If you have any questions feel free to ask, and comments welcomed! Oh and I live in barracks so i have to make due with the desks given to me...hah.

CPU
Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core
- Runs Great Motherboard
Asus H97I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150
- Did not have to change anysettings Memory
Team Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600
- Works amazing Storage
Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" SSD
- Works great extremely fast operating system boot-up

Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM  
-   Really quiet

Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB
- No whine or noise, this graphics card has 4-way monitor abilities, dvi-d dvi-i displayport and hdmi - You can use a mode called Surround and it combines 3 monitors into one resolution, ex what i have done is taken three 1920x1080 and made a 5760x1080 screen. Google the new dimensions or Eyefinity its just sweet! Case
Silverstone RVZ01B Mini ITX Desktop
- This thing is just sexy, just really compact but i knew that to begin with, may take you a few tries to correctly route everything in this little case. A lot of people like to call this the Steam Machine. Power Supply
Silverstone 450W SFX12V
- I might have to buy a biggerone since i didnt plan on the Eyefinity screen setup at the beginning. Optical Drive
Silverstone SOD02B DVD/CD Writer
- You have to pay alot more because of the case, no addition cables needed for this case. Monitor
Acer V226HQLAbmdp 21.5"
- Only one downfall so far. the display port is slightly brighter than the D-Sub and DVI ports... I have tried everything to adjust or change settings but i gave up. The Zotac graphics card i have only has one of each port so im stuck atm with this brightness, i could buy a dvi-d to dvi-i and that would solve my problem, this is my setup 1. displayport to displayport 2. dvi-d to dvi-d 3. dvi-d to hdmi Keyboard
Aula SHIHUNZAN w/Laser Mouse
- The listing shows it comes with a mouse but i got this one on ebay with just the keboard. anyways its AMAZING for the price. and it has 3 colors, blue red and magenta. Mouse
ROCCAT Kone Pure Wired Laser
- This mouse kicks ***, comfortable, responsive, and had extremyl high dpi for those insane gamers, and it talks when you change the dpi settings really cool. Oh and custom colors and customizable led flashing and stuff. Headphones
Logitech G930
- Pretty much the only thing negative I have to say about my rig... these suck ***! pretty much don't go wireless. I should of went with something else, these are notorious for disconnecting constantly, people claim to find ways on "fixing the issue" but i gave up and im dealling with the issue... i think i may by some asus strix 7.1 later when they come out.

Custom
Furman F1000UPS Ups With Back Up Power Supply ($750 present)
-This was given to me by a friend and i am ever so grateful! Now this UPS is waaaaaaay overkill but i suggest that you buy some type of UPS for your computer, this one is super high end and extremly quite, great user interface.

BOSE® 354495-1100 Bose Companion 2 Multimedia Speaker System Series 3
-for speakers i always go BOSE, and they never fail me.

ROCCAT ROC-13-104 Sense Meteor Blue 2mm - High Precision Gaming Mousepad -super awesome mousepad and i suggest you get this because its handy that your mouse won't fall off the pad.

4 x Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controllers (used) -bought 4 controllers on ebay, took them apart, put chinese aftermarket buttons and aluminum thumb sticks, these always impress new gamers that come over to play, cept the non gamers who can't find where a b x & y are haha! Spent like an additional $40 on the parts.

Official Microsoft xbox 360 wireless controller adapter (this isnt the correct one) -this is a requirement for all your wireless controllers, remember you only need one to sync all 4 controllers. Also i bought the official one on ebay this link to newegg isnt the correct one, i woult stay away from the 3rd party brands.

2x Charge Base S for Xbox 360 -bought these new so i didn't have to keep throwing in batteries

Comments

  • 58 months ago
  • 3 points

Just curious why did you go with the k version if your not going to overclock.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

To be honest I told myself just maybe I would want to in the future.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

you would want to overclock in the future (you have an H97 mobo)... so this means buying a Z97 motherboard (more money).

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

haha $100 isnt much

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

The Asus H97i Plus has overclocking capabilities.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Man that is now one of my favorite builds!! Anything with the raven looks great. :)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

where did you find the raven decal and mousepad at?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Ebay for both, I made the mousepad by some company that I sent the picture to them. The raven decals were on there already (:

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Love that case! +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

you really shouldn't use seagate barracuda 3tb, this thing has sky-high failure rate.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

have you had issues? so far im good and its almost been half a yr

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

No I didn't use Seagate barracuda 3tb. You might want to check out this article: https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-reliability-update-september-2014/

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Had A 3TB Barracuda for 2 1/2 years now never had an issue nothing in Smart and not a single bad sector. have another in another PC same thing. Have a WD Green 2TB that has developed bad sectors after 2 years though

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any problems with the hard drive? I heard it was not recommended to have a 3.5" 7200rpm hard drive for this case due to heating issues.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

love the build but I am curious; how are your temps with the stock cooler? and do you have a fan above it? I am toying with the idea of running the stock intel cooler for my i5-4590

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

So just an update for everyone, its been 17 months and everything is still working in perfect order. I wish i would of gone with a bigger case because I'm now running an external hdd. and i'm always deleting old games off my sdd. I belive I still have room for 2 more sdd, so ill be popping in one soon. Still haven't needed to overclock my computer and i wont ever probably. Other than that this build is perfect. the price is high because i have a buuuunch of accessories. Thanks for stopping by!

Oh and those logitech headphones are garbage. buy some wired ones. i went with some $100 sennheiser. AMAZING.

  • 58 months ago
  • 0 points

NO! no no no no no there is absolutely nooo need for a stock cooler!!! try saving up a few bucks and buy an aftermarket one.

Otherwise +1 XD

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

He's not over clocking. He's fine

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Still all that money should AT LEAST warrant an aftermarket cooler.

  • 58 months ago
  • 0 points

450W PSU is cutting it way too close

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed! What are you doing with a mini itx build with 3 monitors?!?!?!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

To be honest I'm really new at this, did I mess up not going with a full board?!?!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

nah, not everyone needs a full board it is just preference and such.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

ah, i see.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

This PSU puts out 36amps on the +12 rail its fine for an i5 and 970 if your not OCing and since its been 14months im guessing its been fine?.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

It's an extremely efficient GPU/CPU combo, and due to the case, he doesn't really have room to upgrade. The actual power draw from the wall probably won't exceed 350W.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Is it really worth the risk instead of getting possibly 500/550 which could still fit in that case.

  • 58 months ago
  • 3 points

It's not really a risk, if you run the numbers, he won't use anything near 450w. Keep in mind that those higher wattage SFX units are expensive.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

The +12V Rail on this PSU is 36amps more then enough.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Way to reply to a 14 month old thread.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I think your right joe. What do you recommend?

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!