Description

Hello PCPPers,

So after re-purposing an outdated work server (Dell Poweredge 4600) for home use, I decided to try my hand at building my first gaming PC and get away from console gaming. The Nexus Mods site pretty much did me in as I saw how much I was missing by playing on the console. This is the outcome of about 3 months of research and lurking this site. Would love to upgrade to 4K very soon so hopefully I have some of the basics to handle it. As of today (12.16.2015) I have had zero issues with the build, performance exceeded my expectations and temps stay nice and low.

Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did building it.

Part Reviews

CPU

Cpu: Not exactly sure why I decided on the 4790 as this was going to be primarily for gaming, but that is what I went with.

CPU Cooler

For this build, I had wanted to try liquid cooling and this model fit my budget and needs.

Motherboard

I went with this mobo after months of of research and I liked the fact that it came with the OC panel. I have only tweaked a bit so far and still have a ton to learn.

Video Card

The reason I chose this card was easy. I knew I wanted to go with an SLI configuration, and I had a friend that was upgrading from one of these cards. I got the second card at minimal cost so a win for me. I do run a pretty aggressive fan profile on the gpu's and they can be a bit loud at times, but I guess I don't mind. I have yet to see them top 64°C & 66°C respectively no matter what I have thrown at them.

Case

From the moment I saw this case I knew that was what I was going to use. I loved the military theme and the fact that it had some good reviews. After building with the case I can say this, it is ruggedly built ( IMO), has tons of room, and has great airflow. The only thing I am planning to change is replacing the tinted window with clear.

Optical Drive

Not much to say about this, it does its job, although I think I've only used it once. Perhaps a delete in the near future.

Operating System

Not one of my better ideas!!!

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Comments

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Overall I am very happy with the way my first build turned out. In the future there are a few things I would change, but as of today, I couldn't be happier.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, sorry about that! I know that was totally BAD form.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, I can hear them right now. Close though, it's a reference to the corporation that funded the colonies in the Aliens movies.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Utinni (oo tee nee) 1. Wow. 2. Battle cry. 3. Alert to other jawas.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Next on the build list, a Sandcrawler!!!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm liking the build man. Probably should invest in a nice monitor. Because that's what this system is all about, I wouldn't say your quite at 4k but a nice 1440p 144hz would be perfect.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Really well done build , Congrats !

I am curious about 2 things;

1) Why not flip over the PSU and have the air come in from the bottom?

2) Is it possible to put all 3 drives in the lower case and remove the upper hard drive cage?

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Liam81

1.) Yes, thank you. I will look at doing that, didn't even consider that at first, but makes total sense to me.

2.) When I first put everything together that was how had done it. When I looked back, it just looked like something was missing in the case, so I changed it to how it is now. I know I would have better airflow without one of the cages, but as I still have positve pressure in the case I'm just not sure I want to change it right now.

Thank you again as I am looking for any and all feedack as this was my first build. WU

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build and wiring Bro. Any reason for going big on the mobo.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. No, not completely, thboard originally came as a recommendation to me from a friend. When I checked it out, it had quite a few of the features I was looking for. A good review, onboard wifi and sound, and overclock abaility. The fact that the case is quite spacious as well helped round out the decision.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

OK cool

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You can buy an ATX mobo with all the same features at 150-200$

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

nice

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

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