I’ve been building this system over the last few months. I originally only meant to buy the Cooler Master Storm Stryker case, and put all the old components from my Dell system in it. But… I got a little carried away. So I guess you could call this an accidental build!
Now I must stress, this was and is my first ever build, and I was a little naïve with some of my early purchases. I realize now, that the Corsair CX750M isn’t a very wise choice. But I am stuck with it until I get my second 290x in a few months. (I have no funds left and two kids to feed)
The only parts left over from my old system are the Z-5500 speaker system, my Logitech G9x mouse and Razer keyboard. But I love all three of them and see no reason to change.
I was totally inspired by the color of the case, so decided to create a black and white build.
When I first built it, I had a G10 with an NZXT Kraken X41 on the GPU, and a Corsair H55 on the CPU. But this got taken out a month later and I went the custom loop route.
Intel i5-4690k 3.5ghz – I currently have this overclocked to 4.4ghz. It sits at around 26 degrees when idle and 47 degrees when at full load.
16gb Kingston HyperX Fury (2x8gb) DDR3 1886mhz – I have this overclocked to 2200mhz
MSI Twin Frozr R9 290x 4gb – I have not as yet overclocked this. I chose the AMD route, as I have always used ATI/AMD cards, and like them!
I use it exclusively for gaming. I get 60fps playing The Witcher on ultra at 1080 (hairworks off of course)
I have a few planned upgrades in the next 3-6 months –
SeaSonic Platinum 1000W 80+ Platinum
MSI R9 290x 4gb GFX card (for Crossfire)
Asus MG279Q 27" 2560x1440 Freesync monitor
I welcome any comments, good or bad. Thanks