Description

Upgrade over my last rig. Not new to building PC's, so it went smooth. I know some will comment, "WTH, why'd he get that board and not overclock?". I haven't gotten around to it yet, but I will.

The corsair case is absolutely wonderful, except for the fact that it arrived to me damaged. According to corsair, I'll have to wait a little bit before extra parts are available, because the part that's broken (the front panel that hides that 2 fans in the very front) isn't available at the moment because the case is so new. But besides that, it's quite awesome. The fans are very quiet and very good, plenty of room, completely tool-less (I didn't use any of the provided hdd screws.). Only things that had to get screwed in were of course the mobo and the radiator for the cooling.

The samsung is very snappy as to be expected and I'm very pleased with it. Ditto for the Segate. The FSP will be an odd-boy to some, as there aren't many that I've found that have heard/used them that often, but I was quite impressed with it. Comes with everything you need and more.

Motherboard is very cool, and comes with almost a dozen SATA cables, including right angle connectors, which is awesome. The BIOS/UEFI is very intuitive and user friendly, as is the board itself.

All of the "Custom" stuff I already bought over the years, so it wasn't bought all new at once with the other parts, with the exception of the Shimian (Korean) 27" IPS monitor. If anyone is on the fence about getting one of them, get off the fence and buy one already. Monitor is well worth the money and I don't have any dead pixels, and contrary to what many people have on the amazon comments section, this monitor has a full suite of color/picture controls just like any other monitor.

Use for the computer is video editing, video encoding, video capture, blu-ray creation, and the occasional messing around with Photoshop and gaming. What's even more surprising with this computer is that it actually blows cold air out and makes my room cooler, as opposed to it making it warmer as was the case with my previous computer.

The last 2 pictures show how the front panel sticks out in the top left. Behind it, there is supposed to be a small, plastic tab/knob, but it broke off during shipping.

EDIT: Put in a ticket with Corsair and they just shipped me a new front panel. Awesome support on their end :) I also uploaded some more pics. Sorry for the delay.

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Comments

  • 77 months ago
  • 9 points

10/10 would bang.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Bwahahaha, that's funny! <3 Starlana <3

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh, you're welcome fellow perv. :D

  • 77 months ago
  • 4 points

...wut

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  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

my b-day is coming up :) feeling generous?

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  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

I already posted my views on the 1440p monitor in the write-up above. (Suffice to say, you should buy one) The keyboard is also fantastic. I've had other/more expensive boards but found that I never used any of the extra features they had and I liked the way this keyboard felt when I tried it.

The case, as I also wrote above, is, to put it mildly, perfect. All the room you could ever want, tool-less for everything, plenty of fans and airflow, wonderful dust covers (I'll have to take a picture of the magnetic dust cover on the top), and it's all in a nice sleek, sexy package.

The headphones are to die for. I know the world of headphones is wrought with about 10 million different choices for a given price range. I put my money on the Beyers and wouldn't trade them for anything. They have excellent sound quality (including bass) and are extremely comfortable for long periods of time. Also have a good long cord.

I should have also put at the top that I plan on adding a second Shimian monitor and a second 780 AMP edition down the line. I will also take more pics. I forgot about taking the inside pics when I was building, as I kind of got sucked into the whole build.

(For reference, my previous case was a CM HAF-932 Advanced) The reason I got the 2133 ram? Because the price for 1866 ram was only $20 cheaper. $20 didn't really faze me that much so I just bought the higher freq ram. It companies really wanted a difference between the 2 RAM's, they should have the price difference much larger than that. About $50 cheaper would have made me re-think.

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

I need new pants.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

I have been waiting for someone to do a build with the 750D! That is a magnificent case! Post more pics of the windowed panel with everything in it when you have a chance.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

why would you get 2133 ram? 1866 is better.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

2400 CL9 is the sweet spot for Haswell according to Anandtech

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7364/memory-scaling-on-haswell/10

YMMV

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  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

THANK YOU! I've been waiting for someone to do a build with the 750D! thank you so much man xD

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey guys, just updated a little info and put in some more pictures.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn what a nice build!! i would love to have it!! #jelly

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

A few questions:

How do you like those headphones?

How is the 750d?

How is the 1440p monitor?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I heard good things about FSP as they are known for small wattage PSUs. How is yours in terms of ripple and noise? BTW,very very nice PC you got there.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

no internal pics! (n)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't help but being extremely unimpressed by the design of Corsair cases.. It's subjective I know. I give you +1 for that pro PSU.

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  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Sidewinder x4 is a nice keyboard. Would recommend for those that need a gaming oriented keyboard on a tight budget.

  • 77 months ago
  • 6 points

Tight budget

OP wasn't exactly on a tight budget :P

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Touché

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Still a fine keyboard. Not everyone likes mechanical. Not saying the submitter doesn't like it.