Well, it’s done… for now. I’ve finished my first computer build and I’m completely in love with it. I thought I was done earlier but then I took a picture and – oops! – I forgot to install a drive bay that accepts my camera’s SD memory card. So now that I have that in there, I’ll share some pics and specs.
I named it Behemoth.
Here’s Behemoth with the camera flash on:
And this is how it looks in the dark. It looks so much better in person. I just couldn’t get my shaky hands to get a good focus for this one:
For the fellow geeks out there, here are the specs:
Case: CM Storm Trooper (Rev 2 – windowed side panel)
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming 4GB GDDR5
Top fan replaced with: Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H100i
Rear fan replaced with: Enermax T.B.SILENCE 120mm LED Twister Cooling Fan, Black/Red
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 850G2 80PLUS Gold Certified
Primary Drive: Kingston HyperX 3K 240 GB SATA III 2.5-Inch 6.0 Gb/s SSD running Windows 8.1 Pro
Secondary Drives: 1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD x2, plus one 2TB Seagate Barrucada taken from my Alienware (lol).
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB 2x8GB DDR3 2400MHz PC3 19200 (overkill, I know, but I use a LOT of things at once)
Motherboard: ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO Z97 ATX DDR3 2600 LGA 1150
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.40 GHz)
DVD Drive: Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal
Media Card Reader: StarTech.com 3.5-Inch Front Bay 22-In-1 USB 2.0 Internal Multi Media Memory Card Reader with Simultaneous Access – Black
It’s hooked via HDMI to my Sony 7.1 Home Theater receiver with Onkyo surround speakers, and I use my Sony 52″ HDTV for a monitor. Keyboard and Mouse are a simple wireless Logitech set. I’m a controller gamer, so I use the Logitech F310 gamepad over mouse/keyboard.
Here’s a glimpse of what I’m looking at when seated throughout most of the day:
In front of the TV there, from left to right, is my PS3, scanner, and Sony receiver, then of course, Behemoth. Directly in front is my laptop, closed in the pic with my wireless keyboard resting on top. It sits on a little wooden table that swivels, which is great for pushing away if I’m having a seizure. The big thing you see on the right is a round handle that the table is attached to. It helps me stand when my legs can’t be trusted.
I emptied the tall CD stand by the TV today while trying to organize things. I’ll get it filled back up as soon as I figure out where I put the discs I planned to put in there, lol.
So, let’s see your setup! Feel free to post yours in the comments below.