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My PC Build Guide/Tutorial


By Aida Yoguely
September 8, 2016

Welcome! For the last couple of years I had been editing my videos on an Asus G53SW laptop that was as heavy as a cow, as loud as a jet plane, and now as slow as a turtle when it comes to exporting heavily edited high quality footage. My dream to build my own MONSTER video editing and gaming PC has come true. Below is my PC parts list and a series of 5 YouTube video's I produced (using the PC!). Topics include: unboxing, out-of-the box test/build, inside-the box build, RAM and motherboard troubleshooting, and BIOS flashing. I hope you find this helpful in your journey for your dream PC. Finally, feel free to reach out to me through social media if you have specific questions. I'm always happy to help (n_n)b.

 

Component

Selection

CPU

Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor

CPU Cooler

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Motherboard

ASUS X99-DELUXE/U3.1 LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard

Memory

G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Desktop Memory Model F4-2400C15Q-32GRR

Storage

Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

Storage

Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card

MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card

Case

Corsair 750D Airflow Edition ATX Full Tower Case

Power Supply

EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Wireless Network Adapter

Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter

I used the following website to pick and choose my parts PC Part Picker

 

 

At this point I had to return the "G.Skill Aegis 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory" and replaced it for "G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Desktop Memory Model F4-2400C15Q-32GRR". The reason being incompatibility with the motherboard. Watch the video above for details.

Additionally, I returned the "Asus X99-A ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard" because it was defective. Then I upgraded it for a "ASUS X99-DELUXE/U3.1 LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard". This new motherboard has built in bluetooth and Wi-Fi card. So I no longer needed the Gigabyte Wi-Fi card I had purchased.