Jerry Neutron's Personal Rig Upgrade

Jerry Neutron = SLOWION FYI

What's up guys. I just wanted to start a build log on my PC as I finally move away from a budget build into a high-end*ish* Z97 build. This will be primarily used for video editing, gaming and hopefully some GPU benchmarking.

I'll be capturing my build and benchmark process on video for you guys to see but for now I wanted to post a few pictures of each component.

^^^ In this video I talk about my reasoning for each part selection.

Parts list is below:

CPU - Intel Core i7-4790K

CPU Cooler - be quiet! Dark Rock TF

Motherboard - Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 5

RAM - 16GB HyperX Savage 1866MHz (2x8GB)

Storage - 240GB HyperX Savage SSD

Storage - 1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD

GPU - MSI Radeon R9 290X Lightning

PSU - be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 850W

PSU Extension Cables - Bitfenix Alchemy Black

Case - Phanteks Enthoo Pro White

Initially I wanted to get my hands on a black, mid-tower ATX case but it wasn't in the cards so for now I'll be working with this Enthoo Pro. It should still turn out pretty good though...

Thanks to HyperX for supplying the RAM and be quiet! for providing the PSU!

Build video and pictures coming soon...


Very cool build log, cant wait to see the build video's comming.
We realy like to see build log threads like this.

Thanks, almost done putting it together. Decided to pick up PCI-e extensions after all so I'm just waiting for those to arrive.

After that it's pics & vids galore :D

Looks mighty fine, nice to see an msi lightning card too.

Also have a sub :3

i saw a couple of your video´s on youtube.
realy cool stuff, keep up the good work ☺

Alright folks, I'm finally done so get ready for some pic whoring

In-progress pics


Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 5

HyperX Savage RAM

be quiet! Dark Rock TF installed

Time to manage those cables :(

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11, 80Plus Platinum certified goodness!

Cable management is done!


1TB HDD which is full to the rim ATM, mostly thanks to video projects

BitFenix extension cables

This switch on the back allows me to switch the PSU between a single rail mode and multi-rail operation just in case I want to get crazy with the overclocking

Testing out the R9 290X Lightning to see if I liked it as is

be quiet! Pure Wings 2 fan

Plastidipped (Flexidipped actually) the GPU shroud

PCIE extension cables

Alright that's it for the in-progress pics. I know it's a lot, don't kill me lol


Here are the finished pics

I plastidipped the GPU to get rid of the yellow

I used BitFenix cable extensions on the PCIE, ATX and EPS cables

You can also see the be quiet! fan I swapped in place of the stock Phanteks one. Thought it fit the build better

Nothing but red or black showing, just like I wanted :D

And my cable management, it's not perfect but the side panel fits and that's all that matters lol

So the only thing left to do now is run some benchmarks :D

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wow nice.
very clean cable management aswell.
Currious how that cpu cooler does his job.

I expect it to perform pretty well but we will see once I get to the benchmarks

As of now though I'm a fan and it's super quiet

mph, that's sexy

Nice, I like the look of the card, it looks so mean. Also, I haven't heard of many people using the BeQuiet PSU's. Let us know how it turns out.

+1 dig the color scheme

thank ya!

Yeah some of their stuff is kind of expensive in the US. I'm enjoying it so far though, it's dead silent and can't beat 80plus platinum (well I guess technically you can but it's more than efficient enough for me)

I also like that it can regulate the fan speed of my case fans


Alright, I'm back...finally got around to overclocking my CPU & GPU and running some benchmarks!

Right now I'm running my i7-4790K at 4.6GHz and R9 290X at 1125/1580

The rest of the benchmarks can be found in the video above ^^^^

These were all done on Windows 10 using the 15.8 BETA driver btw

Anyway, that about wraps it up for my build log!