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Gift the gift that if they don't want it you will want it right? What's yours is mine and all that too.

I started gathering peripherals and whatnot then I went all in and ordered all the parts at the same time. Super exciting stuff. This is my first build, judge me as you feel fit and I wouldn't mind any tips. I got this beast to post first time go.

I chose the parts I did trying to be cost effective and still get the most performance I could.

Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 15 points

NO keyboard detected! Press F1 to enter SETUP.

yolo

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Xaxaxa, made my day xD

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I know I just wanted to see if I got it to post I was anxious. I was building this PC instead of sleeping for work (night shift).

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  • 60 months ago
  • 14 points

Being a woman, I'd take an awesome build like this over jewelry any day haha!

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

I got lucky there as well, my lady doesn't take as much value in jewelry as other things.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

She is one lucky wife!

  • 60 months ago
  • 13 points

You built a $2,700 triple monitor, dual GTX 970 build... for your wife?! Either your wife is a hardcore FPS monster or you built the build for yourself. Either way, one hell of a beast build!

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

It's a bit for both of us, really a gift for her overall though. I will build my own PC eventually. I am excited to see the advancements coming down the road.

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

It's one crazy build! Does your wife do any gaming?

  • 60 months ago
  • 4 points

Lol, if I said no I think people would rage. Yes she plays plenty of games as do I. We are a nerdy couple and it's awesome.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

My dream. Haha!

  • 60 months ago
  • 4 points

Your wife has good taste in calendars, too! Where did you get those nice red colored cables?

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

Funny thing is my wife got that calendar for me because I said I needed a desk calendar. =D She is awesome.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I see. When you buy a better power supply, it may come with the nice cables already.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Yea the cables came with the PSU. EVGA makes nice stuff, good deal on the supply as well.

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

Who's luckier: The woman for getting this PC, or the man for having a wife that wants it?

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

I am the lucky one because most wives wouldn't understand or appreciate the value of the pc. =D

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you sure you're wife needs all that power? Well, at least you might!

Should have gone with a mechanical keyboard though! :P

+1

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

I haven't moved over to mechanical yet. Again just cost effective and I wanted back lit.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Welcome to the Enthoo Pro club, amazing case right !? Anyways great build. Everything looks very nice and the colors match for the most part. Looks like you scored some seriously good deals and before anyone goes "way overkill on the psu man" look at how much he paid for it. Anyways plenty of power and I hope it treats you and your wife well. I hope she is able to appreciate how bad *** of a machine she has !!!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

This case for my first build I don't think I could have asked for a better one price wise and feature wise. I will be getting another case like this for myself and a buddy I might end up building for. The PSU was a great sale. Couldn't pass it up.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Bravo!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice first build dude +1

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Very pretty. Where did you get that desk/table?! That is sick!

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

I built this desk myself. I have the blue print on Google sketch up if you would like it. It's mostly 2x4's, a 1x4, and whatever you make the top out of. I went with 6 2x6's.

Thanks for recognizing the desk. This desk was also my first time wood working.

Here is a link that will give you an idea as to the work involved. This isn't the same design as mine but it's close. I didn't do the bread ends and mine is way bigger. Very fast and easy. I did it in a day.

http://www.diypete.com/rustic-desk-with-i-beams/

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent for first build sir. +1

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Happy Wife

Happy Life

Did you correct the memory speed in the BIOS?

Very nice build !

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes first thing I did, =D true statements.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like that H80i for the 4790K? I went the H110i and wondered if it was overkill.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

The h80i as exhaust has kept my cpu super cool. With everything else as intake keeping positive pressure in mind it's been great thus far. I shouldn't have to peel apart my H80i with it configured as exhaust as often. The placement of it was a lot less cumbersome than I imagine the h100i to be. So depending on your case and all I would recommend the h80i. Also the h80i is cheaper, that helps.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Reward a from the wife are in order here. Eric looking build.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Aaannd, Husband of The Year Award goes to....

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet Build! :D

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Monster rig. Still not buying the whole "gift for the wife" part. :D

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I swear =x

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I have the same case, cpu and moba picked up! Still deciding on the gpu. I got the same issue though my ram is blue with that red motherboard. I don't really care though lol.

It's also a gift for my wife (I get to use it though)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

haha the whole way through the only thing i can remember is that calendar, your wife must be super awesome

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

=D yes she is.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Why would you waste your money on two 970's? That is like getting 3 980's. It is pointless. And who the hell needs 3 BenQ 24" monitors?!?! 2 would be perfectly fine!! $520 Wasted.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I use all 3 monitors, Live streaming windows take up a lot of room. also, you cant span across two monitors for fps games like you can with 3. Money well spent!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, mate you've got a fantastic build there. I just noticed that your EVGA's have the FTW label on them, but don't have a backplate. I thought that was a main thing bout the FTW version - backplates and heatsinks that touch the mosfets, vram etc...

Anyway, gorgeous build. +1

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure, honestly.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

No I just didn't want a power supply that would be running at high capacity all the time. It was also a good deal should I change up this system or put it in another case. Plus red wiring.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it's more than needed for this setup but MOST psu's start reaching peak efficiency around %50 load. Like I said earlier in this post a 1000w g2 for $120 is a really good deal and is right around how much the 750/850w g2's usually cost. At that price might as well go for the 1000w and have it running around %60 capacity prolonging its shelf life.

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