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New (and first) PC Build!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Here's a PC build that I've been longing to build for the past 4 years, and the parts list has changed a lot over the course of 3 years. Until I finish this build, I will have been doing everything I've been doing on a meager laptop, called the Sony Vaio Probook Duo 13, with Intel HD 4400 integrated GPU, and an i5 4200u, and 8gb of ram. I know it's horrible  :D. I can barely manage 30 FPS on easily played games like CS:GO and TF2, on LOW SETTINGS!!! It's extremely pitiful. I've never been able to play AAA titles without frame rates dipping below 10 fps. With my new build, I'm planning to have my own water-cooling loop, that will only cool CPU and GPU. The whole build is planned to be a black/red theme. I'm also planning to OC! However, without further ado, here's my full parts list, and feel free to add comments to give your own recommendations! EDIT: I probably won't be receiving the parts for another month and a half or so, but I'll keep you guys posted!


Case: Corsair Obsidian 750D


PSU: Corsair AX860


GPU: GTX 980 Strix


RAM: Kingston HyperX 16gb ddr3 dual-channel kit


MOBO: Asus Maximus VI Hero (ATX)


SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB


CPU: Intel i7 4790K


Water Cooling Parts:


     Res: EK Multi-Option RES, X3 250


     Coolant: EK Blood Red Coolant (1 liter)


     GPU Backplate: Asus Strix EK Backplate


     GPU Block: EK Asus STRIX waterblock (nickel, full shroud)


     Pump: EK 12V Water Pump


     Rad: EK Coolstream 360mm rad


     Fittings: Bits Power 3/8->1/2 compression fittings (black/red)


     CPU Block: EK Supremacy Clear Acrylic Nickel CPU block


     Tubing: Primochill Clear Acrylic tubing


Fans: Corsair Red 120mm and 140mm fans (static pressure)


So, there's my parts guys, lemme know if you guys have any suggestions, such as stylizing suggestions, peripherals, or any other stuff! Thanks!

- Posted by Aaron Kuo



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My stylizing suggestion would be to not do black/red.  Everyone and their mother does that color combination because it's so easy to do.  That said, if you really like it then go for it and have a great time building your computer :)  You selected high quality parts and will have a very nice rig.

Case: HAF XBCPU: 4690kCPU Cooler: NH D15Motherboard: Gigabyte Gaming 7 | RAM: Hyper X FuryVideo Card: G1 Gaming 970SSD: 850 EVO |  PSU: Supernova 550 G2 | 

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Is it only for gaming and general usage? In GTA V PC (not sure if you playing it), the 4790K actually performs 1 fps worst than 4690K. Not sure why thou but I did hear some where before that the 4790K will either perform worst than 4690K (by like 1 or 2 fps) or the same.


[CPU] i5-4690K @ 4.5GHz with NZXT Kraken X61 [MOBO] Asus Z97-AR [Memory] HyperX Fury 32GB DDR3-1600 [Storage] Samsung 840 EVO 500GB & WD 1TB Black & Hitachi 1TB [GPU] Gigabyte GTX 1080 8GB Xtreme Gaming [Case] Corsair Air 540 [PSU] Cooler Master V1000 [Case Fan] Corsair SP140 LED Fan x 3 & SP120 LED Fan x 3 [Display] Main: Philips 31.5" FULL HD IPS | Side: Philips 28" 4K UHD [Keyboard] Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Stealth Edition [Mouse] Razer Ouroboros [Mouse Pad] Razer Firefly [Sound] BOSE Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System


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I have a very similar build, mine was my first as well, great job!

CPU i7 4790K @4.8GHz | Motherboard ASUS HERO VII Z97 | Cooler Corsair H110i GT | GPU Gigabyte G1Gaming GTX 970 SLI | PSU Corsair HX750i

RAM Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB 1866MHz | HDD Western Digital Red 1TB | SSD HyperX Savage | Case NZXT Noctis 450 OS Windows 8.1

Keyboard Corsair K95 RGB Mouse Corsair Sabre Laser RGB | Headset Corsair H2100 Wireless 7.1

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