Description

All purchases where either through eBay, craigslist or amazon.

  • Ultrabook

    It has a 1080p IPS touchscreen display, has an i5 cpu, backlit keys and logo, brushed aluminum body, weights 5 pounds, and is super thin. I found this beast on craigslist for 300 obo and i haggled them down to 250, its normally 800-900. They sold it so cheap because they had issues with the SSD they installed and didn't feel safe selling it at a higher price, i didnt argue, but i found out the SSD they used it it wasn't compatible with it for what ever reason.

  • CPU

    I choose this CPU because it was a higher end 4th gen i5 processor that was cheap when i got it. Its not unlocked but i don't plan on overclocking.

  • CPU cooler

    Looks good, used an aftermarket fan and paste, stays pretty quite and the i5 which is known to run hot idles at roughly 26 Celsius

  • Thermal Paste

    cheap, enough for multiple applications, well rated.

  • Motherboard

    Pretty much the whole build was based around this, i saw this knew i wanted a build based on it, it has a 5 year warranty, thermal armor, dust covers for every single port on the board, EZ bios flashing, BiosBoot onboard button, metal back plate, and the list goes on. Most importantly, it looks amazing.

  • Ram

    simple choice, its blue, low profile and a good mix of clock speed and latency

  • Storage

    I got the 128gb SSD, 1tb HDD, 320gb HDD, and 500gb HDD for the desktop. I use the SSD for a main drive, the 1tb HDD as a mass storage drive for pictures, videos, most programs, and light games. Then i put the two 7200rpm HDDs in Raid 0 and use them for long loading games and programs. Then the 4gb SSd is for the Ultrabook and now it literally boots in about 2 second, Its insane.

  • GPU

    can run all games i give it at settings maxed out, other than tessellation and AA at 1080p, and it runs very quite and cool. Perfect for my needs.

  • Case

    Its a case with a ton of features that is black with blue lights and looks spectacular. I pretty much love all of NZXTs cases.

  • PSU

    good brand, all the wattage i need without going crazy, semi modular and cable sleeves solve the fact its cables are hideous.

  • CD drive

    Cheap, works, but doesn't give me massages, slightly disappointing.

  • OS

    got it free from my college, and i love the speed and performance of windows 8, and the UI is easily changed with ClassicShell

  • Wifi Card

    the rosewill one is great because at home i cant get Ethernet but in the college dorms i can so its nice to have when i need it. Then the Intel card is to replace the crappy wifi card that comes in the ultrabook

  • Fans

    The two corsair fans are for where fans are easily visible, they are quite and perform well plus have the blue rings which is nice. The antec fans are for the front and sides where you cant see them, they are fully silent which is amazing since they're so cheap, though they dont move much air, but its enough to keep my PC cook. Then the nzxt fans are for top since i know theyre quite, move a ton of air, and have great led lights.

  • Keyboard

    Old, but the membrane keys are amazing, i normally hate membrane keys but these are great . for an Idea it was the type of keyboard Linus from LinusTechTips used for a pretty long time. Also it has a built in screen that has built in apps and info which i love, plenty of macros, and best of all, blue led keys.

  • Mouse

    it was so cheap i doubted itd be any good, but my only complaint is the LED can be a bit bright, other than that its well weighted, blue led, great scroll, side buttons, tracks great, on the fly DPI switch , and looks great.

  • Monitors

    got them cheap, the Acer because it doesn't recognize any touch input, and the dell because its cheap to begin with, but i just use it to keep extra windows if i have a download going or things along that line, the acer is nice, has 2ms response time, its 1080, great adjustment abilities and looks nice.

  • Cables

    Need the Ethernet cable for at the dorms. The cable extensions to hide the ugly psu cables and they blue, look great too. Sata cables to match the blue theme.

  • Nzxt Hue

    love it, amazing purchase, great settings for speed and effects, and any color you could want, and obviously i wanted blue.

If you read all of this, add the word Sloth to the end of you comment and ill thank you and give you a +1. Also feel free to ask any questions.

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Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! Cable management looks awesome :) What fps are u getting with the 660 with maxed out settings? #sloth

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :) and with the 660 It obviously spends on the game. On skyrim fully nodded out its always at the 60fps cap limit I set and never dips below. On hitman absolution I get 40-60

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh right, nice. I was considering either the 660 or a 270x so I thought I'd ask about its performance.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

theyre very close in performance, though most 270x's will perform very very slightly better than most 660s. I was deciding between both myself, I went with Nvidia over AMD because i love their software between gforce experience and the nvidia control panel.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough, thanks for your help :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice clean build, very nice cabling. Some people might knock you for a locked processor with a z87 mobo, but hey who cares? Sloth.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, I knew the motherboard was more than what I needed but with all of its features and 5 year warranty I couldn't resist it. And in the future I can always get a unlocked CPU.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the great build and the description of the items:)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

the mobo is a lil overkill but hey its pretty frickin sweet and room for expansion is never a bad thing :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I think this build looks gorgeous. Of course with all of the stuff you bought, you definitely could have held back in some areas and gotten a beefier graphics card. But since the one you had was so affordable, if you have to ditch it and get a new one it won't set you back too much.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

it does well for now, though on my next upgrade ill get the windowed side panel for the case, and a better gpu, i want to wait till 800 series is released which is why i didnt this time around. Probably a 860 or 870

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Parts only get better, you're right.

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