Shouldn't he have that Rad in a 'push/pull' config? Or did you run out of money because of the noctua's
Another victim of the 960 scam. Sorry brother.
+1 just for the Halo Reach Legendary edition!
Arguably one of the best cases ever made in every capacity.
I think the OP only did it cause he could, if that makes sense.
Why did "the client" get such expensive RAM? You can get fantastic 16gb sticks for half the total price.
Not bashing the build, which is absolutely sublime. Love that case.
If you say so, Lol.
And obviously you didn't check very hard considering every single post I make, I consider whats great about the build first, then talk about the negative. What's the point of being on a site where everyone just kisses you *** and doesn't give you any constructive criticism? If you don't include a description and proper cable management, you're not giving me much to work with.
Get the f*** out of here with your silliness kid.
For a first timer you did well with the part choices. Everything seems in order.
Congrats! You've built a rig that even so called vet pc gamers struggle to make sometimes.
If you say so.
And thanks for necroing a dead build.
Wish people would stop falling for those Corsair Dominator series RAM. They provide negligible improvement gain and only act as an extreme expensive aesthetic choice.
Sorry, rant over. Great build otherwise!! +1
Someone is a Halo fan. Good build!.
I own this case myself, and I can tell you; that cable mangament can be a LOT better. Use the non grommeted holes on the sides to put your cables through. :)
While I like the build and monitors, and I also read your description; I council you to wait a little longer for a GPU with higher V-Ram than 4gb. Maybe wait for the 6/8gb version to come out. That will prove a lot more useful in making decent FPS with those monitors.
Was going to blast you for using a 770,but then I saw the description.
See kids. It pays to read..
Absolutely phenomenal build my friend. Been on this site a while. There have been very few builds which ever motivate me to say this but thank you for being a part of this site, and letting us experience your builds.
This is truly one of the best builds on the site and I think the amount of up-votes you've received in this short space of time reflects that.
If you would be so kind as to answer one of my questions. Did you use the same spray paint to stencil the N7 logo onto the window, or did you do it a different way?
I'm going to be doing much the same thing soon. Was there any problems you ran into while attempting to paint your hardware?
Once again, phenomenal build.
More pictures would be appreciated however.
Even if that were true, that's what the description is for. The guy made little or no attempt at detailing his build, which brings me to the most logical conclusion. He didn't know what he was doing.
Those grommets in that case are there for a reason you know.
That PSU could be considered over kill for that build. And no gtx 970?
Could have done a lot better.
Pray tell, why not a gtx 980 or 970?
Absolutely superb build. As much a have a dislike for the Astro series of headsets and that h440 case, this is almost perfect.
Why waste money of non essentials when you get a new GPU?.
To me that seems to the essential purchase here.
You could have squeezed in another 4 gigs of RAM easily without hitting your budget limit.
Also a more clear and concise description would be nice, along with more photos.
Great build. But that name..
What a mouthful.
"I haven't done any cable management either,since I'm lazy and wanted to see it running.I'll take care of the spaghetti monster that is the inside of my computer while installing the new fans in a few days,so please don't -1 just for that."
Sorry to be rude, but if you're going to put this up and have it ranked up against builds where people are putting the time and effort into their builds, I'm not giving you a free pass just because you addressed it.
Cable management is something which most of us here like to see as it shows at least in part a dedication to making the build look neat and tidy, not to mention the cooling differences you see.
It would have been better to simply 'not be impatient' and, either tidy the cables up after seeing if it ran, or not uploaded the build at all until you have included pics of the complete furnished spaghetti monster free build.
Now the build.
Nothing particularly wrong with it. Nice selection of parts, not obligatory Razor products (Not that I'm against them). The Strykers an old classic case for me, and a good alternative to the HAFX. You could maybe have gone for a 700D corsair case, for better cooling maybe, but that's irreverent.
In retrospective, I'm not going to rate this build as at least in purpose the build is a sturdy "good build" and a fantastic first build for anyone. The Cable management however, is unacceptable, at least for me to give this a +1.
Those RAM sticks need to be replaced.
Otherwise, a good build.
When you're spending almost as much on your keyboard as you are on your graphics card, you need to know you have a problem somewhere in this build..
That's exactly what I was told by the ebay seller I bought them off.
Looking forward to my Air 540 being lit up like a Christmas tree.
Heard they shift colors to. Once again, NZXT goes above and beyond the call of duty.
Powerful build. Components are exemplary for a high end rig, though why not just go the whole hog and buy a close loop cooler? Not that the EVO is bad, I use one myself.
How were those NZXT LED's btw? I bought some myself but haven't had the chance to test them out yet.
Why didn't you get a Devil canyon and Z97 VII HERO, or wait for the VII formula?
Otherwise good build.
First of all, change that psu immediately. I haven't checked the other comments, but I'm guessing they are also telling you that those powersupplys are low quality bombs in disguise.
Secondly the part list is all over the place. You have a Devils canyon i7 strapped into the cheapest Z97 mobo that you probably could find. Why, at least didn't you go with a i5?.
16gb is also excessive as 8gb would easily have sufficed. Especially considering he only has a 7702gb. For an extra £50 you could have bought a 290 4gb.
Sorry to come off as accusing, but if you're going to build a rig for someone, I consider it a disservice if you dont do your research first and make him the best computer you can.
Speak for yourself fella.
Always nice to see HAF builds. Those things have gone out of style lately. I'm considering making another one soon.
Decent part choice although that mobo really doesn't fit the pricing of the rest of your build,and a clean up of those cables would be nice.
But good stuff. +1
First off, you should expect to have a tidlewave of -1's coming your waw due to the awful cable management. Those gromites are there for a reason, and it's not like the case doesn't support it.
I doing a bit of cable management and maybe adding some more pics.
Apart from that, not a bad build. Good parts, but you missed out that corsair psu on the parts list.
In future, take your time with building these rigs. You're not going anywhere and it's always worth going a little bit slower for safetys sake, and aesthetic attention.
Obviously this is a very powerful build, and I'm not saying that your parts decision are necessarily bad. However it's more a case of 'just because you can, doesn't mean you should'.
It looks like you going forward with a water cooling rig and going from there. Not the best way of doing things. Also judging by some of your responses, you were unaware of some things you might have found extremely helpful. That watercooling loop also seems rather..'suspect'.
Also with a build like that I expect to see some nice cable management. ;)
Apologies for being a negative sod, but it would have paid to do slightly more research on this build. It's not like it wont blow most rigs out of the water however.
+1 all the same. Enjoy it.
I bought them pre owned from Ebay, and the previous owner had removed the adhesive off the strip and used double sided transparent sticky tape, so that might be our best bets. ;)
I bought the NZXT LED lights and the controller also, but havn't had a chance to use them.
How is they?
Great build btw!
Finally. A rig that doesn't sport the usual deep red color. Not that it's bad. It just gets a bit old here.
Fantastic build brother. Also, nice to see Gigabyte boards being used again.
Great parts and the stencil on the front went fantastic.
Loving the fact that people are finally starting to mod/paint their builds on this site now.Should be interesting.
Great build brother. Keep it up.
For someone who also tried his hands at the stock market, multi monitor set up's are almost essential. You cant settle for any less than three. End of story.
You need some dust filters my man.
May I recommend the Demci-Flex ones.
That will fix the dust issue.
He's probably not counting UberSampling.
So I heard you like the colour Red...
One pic isn't going to cut it I'm afraid. Also your description is slightly lacking. We dont event know if this is your build.
And for the love of all that is holy, find a new PSU. Even if you have had it for a while, better to be safe than sorry.
Very nice, clean build you have there.
However I'm not entirely sure why you paid through the nose for those sticks of ram when you could nearly have got a set of Dominator Platinum ram 2400mhz, for less, though I'm assuming it was for aesthetic purposes.
Also why not skimp a little on the keyboard and buy a better graphics card?
Ahh well. Love these NZXT builds. Nearly all of them are amazing. NZXT does seem to harbour the more aesthetically minded of us system builders. _^
First off. Interesting build. But that case really isn't made for long term builds. It's made for benching graphics cards and to see if they function properly. The dust would build up on that thing quick.
Also may I advice you get a better cpu and ram.
"This monster" XD
Sorry bro. It doesn't quite reach the threshold to be called that.
That fan made me laugh so hard.
+1 _^ good sh**
Why are people having a go at him over the cable management when there is literally nothing he can do about them? Hopefully people should know this by now.
Watch this vid and it will show you why. The water cooler simply does not allow for it.