Description

Hey everyone. Thought id share with you all what iv been doing. Iv been wanted to build my own computer for years but never really had the money. it always needed to go on something else kinda more important. Thats life i guess lol. So anyway back in January i said enough is enough im gonna start, My old computer at the time i had had since 2012 and was a display model from a shop so it wasnt exacty brand new at the time anyway. Bought for me by a girlfriend at the time. Anyway.. 4 years on and it was really showing its time.. I couldnt hardly play any games on it, all i played on it at the time was GTA San andreas for which i run a multiplayer server for & TF2 anything else i was really interested in was unplayable. I did coding for my game server too and the rendering time on 30k lines was getting bad aswell.

So anyway. In January i started. I was going to do it payday by payday.. Started with the motherboard and the ram & then the PSU.. but sadly had to stop. Money was so tight i didnt wanner spend any i didnt need too. At the same time i was also in the planning stages of moving etc..

Now October and i was all settled in and had the money i needed to set my self up in my new place & to finish off the build. So thats my story and i hope you enjoy the pictures.. (I also included my old computer at the end of the pictures)

Edit: I did also forget to mention although you may of noticed.. I spray painted the white plates & hard drive shelf things (Im bad with names) to red to suit the build.. Done this months ago when i was bored so forgot to mention it at the start. :)

Part Reviews

CPU

Nothing much i can say about it that is not already said else where. Decent CPU. Does what i need it to do. Will prob upgrade sometime in the future to Zen if its worth it.

CPU Cooler

I love it.. For months i was always going to go with a AIO cooler but part of me just had doubts because my computer is on for a very long time and sometimes all night. Think my record is like 6 weeks and i just didn't want something to end in a failure. So i went a little safer with a nice air cooler and i don't regret it. It does what i need it to do and i don't plan on overclocking anytime soon. so its great and performs well at its intended job.

Motherboard

Great motherboard. First thing i bought for my build so it kinda decided the colour scheme for it from the beginning.

Memory

Ram is ram. It works. and works well.

Storage

Amazing. Never used a SSD in my own computer before and bought this just for windows and i gotta say "wow" Boots up amazingly fast.

Video Card

I originally was going to go for a GTX 970 but if course i heard about the 3.5ghz thing etc etc.. and decided on going with AMD. Originally was going to go for a 390 or 390x But saw this and kinda fell in love with it. Fans look awesome. Only thing i'm kinda weird about is the upside down logo. I dunno if its a mistake or not but i don't care. Its great looking and acts like a beast.

yes i could of gone with a 1060 but when you fall in love with something you just gotta go with your heart.

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

That red devil tho.

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

Seems like a lot of time and care went into your build. Looks great too! Hope you enjoy it for years to come! +1 :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

+1, super clean and looks great. Love the red devil and that V8 is Soooo nice looking

About as basic as a white girl in Starbucks.

(Clearly joking about this, calm down)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha. I get ya.. Cheers pal.

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

I was fully expecting at least 1 person to down vote me for it

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

CAN YOU PLEASE MAKE THE BACKGROUND RED KTHANKS OCD SAYS NONONONONONO

+1 For AMD loyalty, even after all this time.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you talking about the LED lights around the table? If so i did for a little bit but there bad on the eyes so i leave it on white.

Thanks for the comment :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Nononono monitor backgrounds that don't match drive me crazy

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

ohhh lol. I have not really messed around with pc backgrounds yet. ;p

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Good red team build! :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :-)

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

That cooler is a monster O.O

Love it! ;)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Its a great cooler. Just goes perfect with the build in my view.

Thanks :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, it's a damn sight better than your old computer, that's for sure. :) I have a build in a Fractal case with the same motherboard; great choice of boards! Dat cooler tho! Man, that thing is... huge! Looks like Optimus Prime is using your PC as a hideout. :) (BTW, the "hard drive shelf things" are trays. YW :) ) Cable management in front looks ok, in back I don't know: did you clean it up after you took pictures? Yours reminded me that I need to add pics to mine for after I painted the panels and trays red and added the LED lighting. Last thing (nice build BTW); when I ran Heaven I had AA turned off but otherwise the same settings and I got a 1256: did you have yours turned off?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Trays that was it. haha. Yeah i of course tidy'd up alot. Its better now than it was at the back but part of me really wants to remove all the wires and redo it.. dunno why because i cant see it.. i just know its a mess back their.. dam ocd! ;p

And no i had AA turned on. Is it better to turn it off on that benchmark?

Thanks for ya comment dude :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I just figured you had AA on when you ran Heaven because my score was better with a lower chip and slower card. (Remember to let Optimus out to transform every once in a while. ;) )

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Without AA on i get a score of 1371 Is that decent?

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, it's better than mine. :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You most certainly put alot of money into it. I'm in USD so that would cost me $1010.99 if I bought the parts where you got them. Nice build! +1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bud :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a name idea. "Red Death" I know it's kind of cheesy but oh well.

All rights reserved to Destiny 2016, property belongs to bungie.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn, that cooler looks like it should have satellites orbiting it. Very tidy build: +1, rocking the Death Star of coolers: +10

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha. It is big but luckily i got a case before hand that suited it well. and the ram clearance is a big +1 for it. Very well designed in my opinion. And surprised how easy it was to install.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You know whats funny about that card is that not only the logo is upside down but instead of a pentagram you have the star of david but personally i still want this card. Nice build

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :)