Description

This is the first computer that I have ever attempted building and I am happy to say it turned out quite well!

My intentions with this computer are to use it mainly for Photoshop, FL Studio, music production, school work, and occasionally gaming. I plan on eventually trying out cryptocurrency mining and overclocking in the future.

I am very happy with all the parts that I chose for this build. The only problem I encountered with it is the fan controller on the case isn't working which is why I took away a star from its rating. I tried my best to get everything to match the blue/cyan color scheme and I think i did pretty well with it. I was able to get Windows 8.1 Pro for free though Mizzou's DreamSpark program since I am studying Computer Engineering. I also managed to snag a couple off Kingwin 120mm fans from a TigerDirect retail store for -$3.01 each. Yes, the negative is correct, lol! They both rang up as $6.99 with a $10 MIR each so I got paid to buy them! I wasn't going to get the ASUS P9x79 Pro motherboard but I found it at Micro Center on clearance for $165.12 since it had an opened box and some parts missing (but nothing important). I managed to get a 200GB hard drive from an old computer.

The PC performs very well and stays very cool. I haven't been able to get the CPU to go above 40 degrees Celsius without overclocking it. I included a screenshot of its score on the Performance Test 8 benchmark and I am very pleased with the results.

I plan on getting a 3TB Seagate Barracuda to add to the storage since it is severely lacking at the moment and eventually adding more memory as time passes. I also plan on getting the AOC Ultrawide 29 inch monitor to use with it.

Let me know what you think of my build. I appreciate all feedback. Thanks!

UPDATE: Just picked up a 24 inch monitor from Office Max for $115 since it was the floor model. It's an Acer S240HL. I also have a Logitech wireless bluetooth keyboard and mouse. I'll add some pictures of my new setup since I just moved into my appartment.

Comments

  • 65 months ago
  • 14 points

god tier color matching right here

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

Amazing job A6x

  • 65 months ago
  • 6 points

This color theme is so spot on. I'm in love! sits in corner drooling

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

Beautiful job! +1

I never understood how people sleeve cables like this..

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

even the windows 8.1 pro is blue 10/10

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

I've never seen a fan card before, very cool.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

One of the nicest builds i have seen. Where did u get the sleeved cables?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Got it from eBay

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Will any kind work or is it diffrent for each ps?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

It will work with any power supply since it is just an extension for the 24 pin connector

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

oh ok thanks

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

This is one of, if not the most beautiful build I have ever seen. +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

How did u fit a 930k in a 1500 budget... I don't know

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean it's right there haha

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the sapphire vapor-x series :D

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome computer, looks great, and good pictures too. +1. If you use four memory modules, you could get even more performance of of the machine, because it supports quad-channel RAM.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Can i make love to your computer....

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build. What's the graphics card like when gaming, I'm thinking of getting it?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I think its pretty good but its hard to say since I don't have much to compare it to since my last computer was a $250 laptop lol. But I have played Sleeping Dogs and Tomb Raider on it on max setting and it never dips below 60 fps unless anti aliasing is all the way turned up. With AA turned off i get around 140 fps on Sleeping Dogs. I hope this helps

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow great build on so the best that I have seen on pcpartpicker for sure!! +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build. Do you mind me asking where you purchased the black/blue power connector?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought it off of eBay. I just searched blue 24 pin extension

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, thanks.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

This is ugly. (it's opposite day). It's perfect.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Intrigues my senses XD +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for MIZZOU! I plan on going to college there after I get out of the Navy. >Joplin, MO native.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

LOOKS REALY NICE!!!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build dude!!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

what are the fans on top of your psu?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Ooh, pretty blue lights :) I'm going for a black/white/blue scheme with my build, this is amazing inspiration. +1 from me :D

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, also: thank you for posting an abundance of photos. It bugs me to see a cool build with only a few pictures. You've managed to post enough pictures to satisfy even my curiosity :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

SO ******* PRETTY

  • 65 months ago
  • -2 points

Just my advice for the future do not get a Seagate drive. Western Digitals are much more reliable in my experience.

but awesome build +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

Never had a problem with either. Storage is storage. I'd get which ever is cheaper honestly.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Seagate Barracuda drives are slightly faster than WD Blue at the same price point,

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I have had several Seagate drives fail on me and people I know. Storage is storage, and once your drive ***** you over all your data is gone. I would want to go with the brand that is more reliable, and dependable.

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

That's why you back everything up ^

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Hmm, then maybe it'll be worth the little extra money for a WD

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