Description

Hello! So, this is my first computer ever. I ordered all these parts in a timespan of around two months, and will probably be upgrading very often, even though spec wise, there isn’t much left to upgrade.

Planned upgrades:

  • Corsair AX1200i Power Supply (DONE)
  • 3x ASUS VG248QE 144hz, 1ms Monitors

The reason for which I want the 4790K is for the temperatures, and the higher stock clock speed. The only thing currently holding me back from this upgrade is the fact that I would have to empty out my loop, and reinstall my CPU waterblock… Meh. Why did I choose my components?

  • Intel Core i7-4770K CPU: Back when I bought this CPU, around two or three months back, this was the big monster for LGA 1150. So, this was what I ended up getting. In a way, I kind of regret not waiting, like reflected before on the fact that I want to upgrade to the 4790K.

  • ASUS MAXIMUS VII FORMULA Motherboard: This was very biased on the aesthetic side. I found the ROG thermal armor extremely pleasing, and this motherboard is packed with amazing features, so why not?

  • Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB RAM: This was also leaning a lot towards the aesthetic side, but this is also very high performing RAM. I find this to be the best RAM on the market.

  • Samsung 840 EVO SSD: I have an 840 EVO in my laptop, and it runs like a charm, so I decided to stick with what I knew was great. (OS is loaded on this disk)

  • Seagate Barracuda HDD: I needed extra storage space and with a high end computer like this, why not get the three terabytes? I regret not getting a Western Digital HDD, but whatever… Works.

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780ti graphics cards in SLI: Well, let’s say I am pretty concentrated on getting that number, FPS, to go higher. I decided to use the best gaming GPU on the planet. So, SLI LOOKS great, and performs a bit better. As a 15 year old with all my income (programming) being disposable, I don’t really find it to affect me economically.

  • Corsair 900D case: I needed a lot of space for this build, specially since I am watercooling, so this was the perfect case.

  • Corsair AX860 PSU: Originally, I had only planned on getting one 780ti, but I ended up getting two, due to builder’s greed. Now, I feel I am kind of bottlenecking my PSU, so I will be getting an AX1200i, as stated in the upgrades list.

  • Windows 8.1 OS: I have never had a Windows computer before, so I wouldn’t see any cons in the first software I used, since I couldn’t compare it to previous Windows versions. So, I decided to get 8.1 to get the newest software, and I have seen no problem with it.

  • Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB keyboard: This keyboard just looks amazing, and I love how you can change every individual key color… Not much to it.

  • Razer Naga mouse: Almost the same reason as the mouse. You can change the color, and it can be wireless if wanted.

  • Watercooling loop: So, here is where I spent $800, so I thought I would atleast state why I did it. Initially, I was scared of even a closed loop cooler, but eventually those fears went away. I started out with a Kraken x61 on the CPU, and Kraken x41s with Kraken G10s on the GPUs. I started to get more comfortable with the whole liquid cooling situation, and the three different reservoirs and intestine look started to bug me. So, I decided to go big or go home, and started planning out a loop! Temps on idle: http://screencloud.net/v/CW4N

Anyways, thanks for the time you took to read this post, and I hope you liked it!

(PS: I am so sorry for the fuzziness in some pictures, for some reason my camera did not want to focus sometimes, and I wasn't really too patient)

Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 18 points

why would you ruin the build with beats, the amount of headphones better than beats for less is staggering. For example: Audio Technica athm50 or sennheiser hd 598, or even vmoda crossfades. Otherwise very nice, good looking build.

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

I have had these beats for around two years, and found them good. I am not really much of a music or sound person, so it doesn't really matter to me.

  • 63 months ago
  • 10 points

Rule number one of ANY computer related website, do not show, I repeat do not show any open affection to beats.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I should remove them from the part list...

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  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Removed.

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

wow... its so pretty XD

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely nothing short of amazing dude, bravo and enjoy the build! Very well done. +1

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I really appreciate it! Thanks.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly there wouldn't be much reason to upgrade to a 4790K, since there wasn't much change outside of an improved TIM and a modest stock overclock. Most 4790K's won't push out more than 4.8 from what I've heard so as long as liquid is giving you good temperatures you should be fine until 5th gen comes out, so definitely save your money for a more worthwhile upgrade like that.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, will do! Thanks for the tip.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem! Just remember you'll likely* need a BIOS update but after that you should be all set! It's a very fantastic build and the rest of it should carry you smoothly into the next generation.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright. Thanks! :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy ****. How's the keyboard?

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Hasn't arrived yet :(

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Wish my parents would have bought me this when I was 15. nahh. Loved getting a car a year later and earning chicks.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

This bulid is just AMAZING.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks very much :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow... Just wow!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad you liked it!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Mother of god.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess that would be... I don't know.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent build OP! Powerful and beautiful, I love it :)

What camera are you using?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :) I am using my mom's camera, and I think it is the Sony NEX-5 with some sort of different lenses. (I don't know anything about cameras)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Really awesome build! Could u take more pics of the whole system though, just wanna see your entire loop if possible. Matt +1

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright. Sure, later today.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I am both extremely proud but jealous at the same time.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, thanks I guess?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I had the balls to do liquid cooling. What challenges did you have since this was your first time doing it and what do you wish you had done differently, if anything? What helped you get over your fear of doing it? I've always wanted to do water cooling but I'm afraid to step into it and ruin my machine. Beautiful build and I love your component choices. I wish I had more +1's to give.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. The only issue I encountered was ONE leak initially on the right fitting of the CPU waterblock. It was dripping a lot, so I put some teflon on the compression fitting and it stopped. I just thought: Nothing will get damaged as long as I leak test before by jump starting the PSU and putting a lot of tissue. If anything fell on a component, just dry it well. I don't know, I just did it.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the... Wallpaper xD

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

such high end. much bright. very performance. doge wood be proud

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha thanks

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

4790k will still get hot, but at a few hundred mhz faster.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, heat is not an issue and I overclocked to 4.8GHz ;)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing +1 How can you afford this as a 15 year old

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I program :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

"As a 15 year old with all my income (programming) being disposable, I don’t really find it to affect me economically."

Edit: Changing tune. What kind of programming do you do at such an age to have so much income coming in?

Nice build. The pics are great and look forward to seeing pics of the entire case and what not. Any tips for getting into full liquid cooling besides saving money?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I program in Java and Swift. Also, not much, just make the fittings are tight.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice rig. Great selection of parts. Nice to see the XSPC Raystorm. It is a very good cpu block. I would keep the 4790k in mind. It would be the crowning touch for your rig.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, but nah... The 'heat issues' that my custom loop defeats and the 500Mhz that my overclock defeats aren't worth it.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

This was jaw dropping. Amazing build!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much. I really appreciate it.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy, 15 and can afford a $5400+ PC? I'm 14, and $800 is not only pushing it, I'm going to have to save up for a long time. Tell me your secrets! Awesome build though, totally awesome. Not only the components, but the aesthetics as well.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much. I used to develop plugins for games, but have been very distracted lately. Just find a passion that makes some money!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows the eyefinity with those moniters?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

NVIDIA does not have Eyefinity.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I was referring to the three monitor setup that you had.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build, any issues with the board or has it been pretty solid since you built your pc

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much! This board has been amazing, 0 issues at all. Manages a high overclock and presents no problems.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

That is good to hear

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, great build but I was wondering, what games do you play on this pc and what frames to you get (also include your steam name if you want [Hint hint wink wink])

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

overpaid on the keyboard... my K95 was $150.

  • 63 months ago
  • 4 points

This is the retail price at which it goes for. In addition, the K70 RGB has way more features.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

ohhh my bad didn't see the RGB

that's the fancy light one, isn't it?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, indeed.

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

I don't really understand the point of that

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Color changing? Backlit keys? Just everything...

  • 63 months ago
  • -1 points

Check out my newly planned build got any ideas?? http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Sylvester/saved/F4n9TW

  • 63 months ago
  • -2 points

Someone tell this guy how to make the focus on a picture! ~lol~

Otherwise very nice build. iz perrrrty

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point
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  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

The photography was sub par anyway... not to disrespect cause I absolutely LOVED the build, but try to get your photos in focus every once in a while... at least a little...

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I will be posting more pictures today. Thanks though.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 6 points

Thank you very much. The reasons I did not do this are:

  • ASUS MAXIMUS VII FORMULA only supports two way SLI and no, I would never use a different motherboard.
  • The third 780ti would BARELY have any effect on performance, and if anything, would make the system hotter, less stable, and not as aesthetically pleasing.
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  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks, but I have explained the beats.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, I actually have one sitting in my room, but am waiting to order new monitors that are VESA mountable and have a higher refresh rate. Will probably get them next month.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

You sure? I got a background which was this one, but blue. And photoshopped it to be red.