Description

I almost made it into my 21st year of living as a console gamer. But, being vastly underwhelmed with the current gen consoles, and needing a decent PC for college, I decided to merge my hobby with a necessity. This is my first build ever, and my first gaming PC. I started planning and saving about two months ago. With my own money, some Christmas money, and selling my Xbox One, I was able to build a very capable PC which plays everything I want it to maxed. I couldn't be happier. Although I've only had it for two days, I can already tell this is the start to a great era in gaming for me. I know there's upgrades to be made, but I have limited funds being in college. I'd like to thank r/buildapc for all the help with planning, and r/battlestations for all the inspiration. Tell me what you guys think! This has been a most glorious weekend.

Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 16 points

Where was I at when the 4790k was 136 dollars?

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep, I got the EBest Buy accommodation.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I know if you work at best buy you can get a employee discount around that price. So imma guess he got the plug.

  • 60 months ago
  • 4 points

For just over $1000, this build is fantastic in terms of price/performance. You shouldn't have any trouble running any game for a long time.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice work on the clean cabling.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm glad someone noticed. It took me a minute.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

nice setup. where'd you find a GTX 970 reference card at? and with all the Corsair, I'm surprised you didn't go with the 450D case.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

You get refernce 970's at best buy

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

He was probably on a tight budget. The 450D may have been a better case but the Source 210 is half the price.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

As of right now it's only sold at Best Buy.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

That deal on the 4790K....

And speaking of the 4790K, aftermarket coolers! Thanks to the magical powers of the letter "K" on intel processors, it's overclockable! Which means that you should look into aftermarket coolers if you can, air or water-cooled, like the NH-D15 or H100i! There are many more coolers, but you can choose which one you want. It'll provide better performance in anything you do, and as a bonus the coolers look miles better than the stock one!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I know about overclocking, and an H100i is to come.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Heatsink sucks doe....everything else is certified to be EXCELLENTE...but that CPU cooler....hhmmmmmm...it looks like your build got ebola.. :PPP

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Where and how did you get the 4790K for $136?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

U racist lol Nice build +1

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Sad that you were downvoted twice on this. I thought it was funny. Here, have an upvote. =)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Just BTW, PCPP has the Nvidia reference 970 in the database, if you want to use that instead of the custom part.

Great job with those parts!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Was the processor a combo deal with something? That's an awesome price. I'm assuming that's why you got that CPU over an i5?

Otherwise, clean build with solid parts selection. +1

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same monitor. It's pretty glorious for what it is worth. +1

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

oooooo that stock cooler :o Nice build!!!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. Only thing I don't get is why you didn't go with a dual channel kit for the memory. Otherwise +1

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build overall and amazing build for the price

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Well this is a really nice set up, but an aftermarket cooler along with more pics of the actual pc would be really awesome.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

amazing deal on that i7, and a decent deal on the 970 as well, seeing as the only place to buy those is bestbuy for 389.99. Overall this is a really nice build that should run any new game beautifully.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Can someone tell me what a "reference card" is? Obviously it's the GPU, but what makes it "reference," and what does that mean?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Reference cards are video cards sold by AMD or Nvidia (Sometimes third party companies sell these cards under their name) that often have a stock blower-style cooler and run at stock speeds, they tend to run hotter and/or louder than 3rd party cards like those made by EVGA, Sapphire, etc.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey how's that Psu treating you so far?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Works great, no problems whatsoever.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

mind telling me what keyboard pattern you have on the corsair k65?? :)

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

It's my first upgrade to make. Thanks!