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A couple changes have happened since the last update. I upgraded my case to a Thermaltake X31 case, and my favorite part of my build is the addition of an Acer Predator x34 monitor. I also changed the CPU cooler to the Predator 240 from EKWB. Eventually I plan on going to a custom loop but this setup is keeping my temps in check so I'm hesitant to spend another grand on a full blown water cooling loop. Either way, new pictures of the current state of my build have been uploaded! Thanks everyone for the kind words.

For the longest time I've been wanting to do a full blown gaming PC and I finally got around to making it. I've had it completed for a few weeks and it has run flawlessly. The only variation between the two images is the addition of a HB bridge in the desk view picture.

This system has been something I've been wanting to do for quite a while. I've always built systems for friends but gotten by on a first gen i7 laptop for the better part of six years. Most of my gaming was restricted to console gaming. The bug to build myself something great got into me about six months ago when I built a computer for a friend of mine. His system was built around a 980ti classified GPU and a 4690k CPU. After he showed me how well it ran Fallout 4 (and after comparing it to the level my console played it at) I decided to start stashing money away for my own build. Fast forward to mid-June and I was finally ready to put it together. After a couple days of making builds on here, I printed out my finalized build sheet and went to MicroCenter. A few trips back and forth to pick up parts as they became available, and I had it up and running.

Haven't even plugged my Xbox One back in since I built it. I'm not the best at taking photos, nor do I have a quality camera to do so, so I don't have any nice in-progress build pictures or anything like that, but I couldn't be happier with the way the system came out. The only additional items not listed on the build list is the sleeved cables that I had custom made to match my build theme.

If anyone has a name suggestion for the rig, let me know. I feel like it deserves a name.

Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

Need Moar pics!! great build btw!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed - moar pics...

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

will get moar once I'm home tonight..

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the continued use of moar, made me laugh, haha! (:

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Moar pics are up.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

great build ;)

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

I love Micro Center, +1.

And the first thing I said when I saw this build was "Mmm mmm mm, that looks like candy!"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats on the dream; looks great!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Have you cracked 40 fps on Starbound with that setup?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, that was only the steam splash page at the time, I don't actually play Starbound.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build dude, would love to see more pics.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I can upload a few more once I get home tonight.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

You sir! Are an amazing computer builder. Keep up the good work and I would like to see more pics on this build

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate the kind words!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

very nice!

Dude, i'm digging that monitor..1440p 144hz. Very clean and low plastic crap look, small frame etc.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the main reasons I chose this monitor. I've also always had Dell monitor's in the past. They've never once given me issues. Eventually I'm going to add a second one.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Really like the Case, and monitor, and obviously the dual 1080's. Sweet build and congrats!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I gotta ask why no 4k monitor?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

There aren't any 4K 144hz monitors out yet. That purchase is on the back burner until they release them.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Enjoy man! Good stuff

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Your dream surely looks great.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Gorgeous. I'm not sure why, but it reminds me of a race car. Absolutely stunning Build! I'd love to just sit in front of that thing for an hour and game... Although I may have trouble going back to my 1200$ build haha

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, I have a noob question:

On photo 9, on the back side of your PC above the motherboard. That little chip... is that to allow you to add more fans? Power you fans without having cables in front?

I have built two PC's, but never looked into this stuff. I would love to do some lighted cooling and stuff like that with my first as well as maybe improve its cable management so thank you for your time!

P.S. I commented earlier and gave +1 but Fantastic build. Absolutely Perfect!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the kind words. That chip at the very top is what controls the NZXT logo and underglow that the case came with. There is a switch on the rear of the case that lets you turn the glow completely off, dim it, have it fully bright, or simply illuminate the nzxt logo only.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you add additional LED lighting inside the case?

You only mention cable sleeves missing from your build list.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I did, but the LED's were given to me by a friend so I didn't consider them an expense.

  • 36 months ago
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Ah I see. Thank you.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing build. The best part? You love it! People take that for granted. Job well done and I love the passion.

How's your SLi set up treating you? Do games scale okay?

Cheers

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

It scales fairly well depending on the game. Out of the games I play the most, Witcher 3 scales the best.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you play GTA V or The Division at all? Do they scale good enough to be playable?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't play either. I play mainly Rocket League, Witcher 3, Fallout 4, and VR.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I see. Thank you very much for taking the time to reply. :))

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build! Love it.

I love any build with a Corsair STRAFE RGB though... But this build is the bomb.

Kidding it doesn't have a logisys PSU.

It's great, though :D

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I REALLY love your case choice, I know it isn't anything different inside from the H440, but MAN does it look epic! I just love the angular design it has! Really cool build, the HB Bridge actually looks pretty cool too!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Name suggestion: Peppermint Butler http://adventuretime.wikia.com/wiki/Peppermint_Butler

Clean, refreshing, minty build +1

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

AMAZING!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

300$ headset alrighty then xD

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The A40's are one hell of a headset, I think they were mainly for console gaming, but can be used on PC. So one good gaming headset

  • 36 months ago
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Yup, they work fantastically with the optical audio.

  • 36 months ago
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Never used them, have heard of their greatness. I wanted one back when I was a console gamer, but they were too much

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Guess you haven't heard of the HD800 ;)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey can I know what case stand you're using there please? Thanks :) btw great looking build!!!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually made it myself for about ten bucks from ikea parts haha. Just a set of legs and one of their run of the mill shelves.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

haha cool! thanks man I'll look into that. it looks really nice

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I couldn't find anything to suit my needs that wasn't outrageously expensive. I'll pay for PC parts, but not excessively for a damned stand. I was at Ikea with my girlfriend and saw the shelves and legs and figured screw it, if I don't like the way it looks, I'm only out ten bucks. Luckily it came out nice. I may redo the shelf in hardwood like my table though.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice eye candy...

If your not scared, try sanding off the green paint to reveal the white led behind the Nvidia logos

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I've given it some thought. But tearing open 1400 in graphics cards isn't something I am feeling inclined to do. Perhaps down the line I will, I would be more willing to paint over them. At least the paint can be removed.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

You do not have to tear open your gpu. All you need is some sand paper and you rub it against the geforce logo.

I dont have all the details but it is actually quite simple once u search it up

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Even if it is that simple, I ordered 2 NZXT G10 mounts and H55 AIO's to cool my graphics cards down so the GEFORCE emblem will be gone by Thursday.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I ended up replacing the stock coolers with two NZXT G10 brackets so that's no longer an issue.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Make sure to add some pics!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I definitely will when time allows.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Added pics of the current state of my build. I wasn't sure how to edit my parts list, but I have a hue+ and a grid v2 from nzxt for fan control and lighting control.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Added an image of my cable management behind the motherboard. This case doesn't have a lot of room when you start adding extensions and whatnot.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

quick question: how well does it run ARK: Survival Evolved? if you know

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Never actually played it so can't comment, sorry.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Considering some of the other comments and the fact everything should have a female name, I believe you should name her Candy or Kandy as she has Unlocked your dream ;p +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I was looking at your build and what cooler exactly are you using and what configuration do you have your top radiator in? I have a corsair H110i that my cpu typically idles at 32-35c. Yours is significantly lower in temps. Just curious why. We have the same processor.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine is the H110i GT not entirely sure of the major differences or anything (didn't realise I'd put my temps on) I usually have it set on silent as well. I have 2 AF140's pulling in at the front and the top is pushing out, just the default sp140 pwm fans that came with it although I was going to switch to ML as when they hit over 2k rpm they make this horrid noise :(

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, why don't you sand off that green GTX logo, so it's only white??? It would match so much better with the system. Watch this video on how to do it!

https://youtu.be/7kZrk692qzQ

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I just can't bring myself to tear open my graphics cards for something like that. Besides, I'll still have my HB bridge glowing green.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, Im building a very similar system to you. Where did you install the H110i? I've been trying to install mine on the top of the case but can't squeeze the radiator in. Did you mount it on the front and then switch out the front fans with the corsair ones, and then put the original case fans on the top? Looks great!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I mounted my radiator outside of the case on the top as the plastic cover for the case still fits fine over top of it. You just can't use a push pull configuration if you do it this way. The radiator will fit snug up against the hub for the usb ports and power button. The most difficult part of this is trying to get a screwdriver in to tighten the bolts to the radiator as most of the motherboard is in the way, especially the screws in the rear.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

In order to use the radiator up top, you have to place it outside of the case under the top shroud. It is physically impossible to have the rad inside of the case.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahhh. Radiator on top!? I wanted to do that as it fits nice under the case cover but I wasn't sure how to screw it into the fans below as the screws for the top aren't long enough. Did you use longer screws? Thanks for the quick reply:)

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I used the screws supplied with the radiator. The long thin screws.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

So the opposite way? Long strews from the top down into the case and the fans below?

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Rest the radiator in place on top of the case, and have the hoses coming down through the case on the right side if you're looking at it facing the windowed side. Put your first fan into place and run a screw through the mounting holes of the fans and into the radiator. Rinse and repeat for all mounting points.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey nice pc are you thinking about selling this and getting a new pc?

Also what country do you live in cause how much did it cost where you live?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I am not going to be selling this computer. I've put quite a lot of time into getting it to where I want it. The only way I would consider selling it would be at a price point higher than I paid for it, which wouldn't make much sense for someone looking for a PC as they could easily build it for less than I would want to sell it for. With that being said, after the main components, and my headset/keyboard/mouse/monitor are taken into the equation, I'm probably north of $4,000 invested in it. I would sell it but it would be for over $5,000 simply for the amount of time I've put into it as well.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

lol jamie wants to buy the pc when he built it like under a year ago im done xD

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

which sli bridge did you use? I know it is a HB bridge but i was wondering the slot length of the bridge.

  • 35 months ago
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I used the 3 slot.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a three slot.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build!! I see you have custom braided cables as well! I'm going to do the same. It looks like you may have bought the Cablemod "basic" kit since it comes with the only cables that you really see anyways...and then you just used the other stock cables that come from the psu for the hidden stuff right?

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

These cables were actually made custom by a guy I found via a facebook group. However, you're right. The only cables I purchased were the ones you'll actually see. So the 8-pin and 24-pin for the motherboard, and the two 8-pin connectors for the cards.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

I actually had a guy who's a member of the Facebook group I'm a part of make them. He did great work. I got extensions for the 24 and eight pin mobo cables and full cables for the two graphics cards.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome! You inspired me to get custom sleeving as well! See below :D https://pcpartpicker.com/b/bxyfrH

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the Gaming 7 treating you? Any pops or terrible audio distortion yet?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, my audio has been pretty solid. I've had a really odd USB connect and disconnect sound that comes and goes every now and then when nothing is being removed or inserted, but other than that it's pretty solid.

  • 36 months ago
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1080/1080 xD

  • 34 months ago
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I'm confused as to the point of this comment.

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  • 36 months ago
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Thank ya! This isn't my first build per se, but it is my first high end build for myself. I've built plenty of systems for friends though. The system is almost done as I plan on adding a custom loop for the cpu and gpu's within the next month or so. Hopefully then it's feature worthy!

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