Description

This is my very first PC build that I have done. I have always taken an interest in building my own computer one day, and I finally did! Everything in this build was pretty easy to assemble together. I am using this mainly to game on and maybe a little bit of video editing. So far I am loving this computer. I was previously using a laptop and the switch to this is amazing. Everything loads so fast! Cable management isn't the best, but it's the best that I could've done. I'm not sure why two of the picture are sideways, sorry about that. Pictures were taken from an iPhone 6 Plus camera. Also, the monitor I am using is an old one, didn't feel like buying a brand new monitor, maybe in the future.

Edit: 10/31/15 I got a new monitor and it's a LG 25UM56-P

Part Reviews

CPU

This CPU is great at not producing a lot of heat. Even though I have not overclocked this CPU yet it idles at around 20 degrees Celsius.

CPU Cooler

This liquid cooler is amazing. Very quiet on silent mode and I would recommend keeping it at silent mode because for me it cools the CPU the same as when it is on performance mode. I also love how you can change the LED on the NZXT logo.

Motherboard

This motherboard is great and very easy to learn in the bios. The EZ mode in the bios is very easy to use because you can have it automatically overclock the CPU and manage the case fans very easily.

Storage

Does it's job. Since I came from a laptop it would take long a minute to boot up my computer but with this it literally takes like 3 seconds and I'm up and running already.

Video Card

Even though I have not played any intense GPU games yet but I can say that this GPU is good. The only games that I have been able to play so far are CSGO and League of Legends at max setting and the fans on this GPU hasn't spun yet. When the fans are spinning while booting up Windows they are very quiet.

Case

This case is nice and has lived up to it's reputation as a silent case. When I turn on the computer and the computer is running, I can barely here a thing. Thing window panel on the side is a really cool edition to the case because it's nice to see the hard work you put into your computer and to show it off to your friends!

Power Supply

This power supply is pretty cool because of the ECO mode it has. I decided not to turn on ECO mode because when the fan is spinning I can't hear it so I just turned it off.

Keyboard

This keyboard is nice, the the clickyness is very satisfying and the RGB is pretty cool. The only thing that I dislike about this is that it is hard to customize the colors on the keyboard. I recommend going on the forums and downloading other people's creations.

Mouse

This mouse is like an other gaming mouse out there to be honest. I bought this mouse to match my keyboard and I would say that it's alright. One thing that I have noticed is that if your hands start sweating it really shows on the mouse. I have clammy hands and so every time I look at my mouse it looks like i just poured water on it lol.

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Comments

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Get some 20 dollar color changing led with remote off amazon and light that s*** up.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I might in the future. That would be sick

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Your friends be Hella jealous if you did.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice!

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Good build only criticisms would be that you should of saved money by getting a normal We blue HDD no point in getting a black unless it's more than 1TB, a 390 may have been a better choice for GPU but if yout don't play more than 1080p it doesn't matter. You could of used a i5 instead

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

The reason why I got a WD Black was because for some odd reason my family has a ton of random HDD laying around the house. A 390 may have been better but the 970 is quieter and used less power. For the processor I chose the i7 because if I was going to get Skylake might as well get the i7.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice! About how long did it take you, and what was the trickiest/most unexpected part of the build process?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

This build took me about 2 hours. The trickiest part was installing the radiator because the screw holes weren't matching up for me. So I just took a power drill and made a slightly bigger hole.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

i hope your monitor is at least a 1080p one.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It is. The monitor is a Dell S2340M 1080p IPS

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet build, +1. How are you liking skylake?

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  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Very similar to the build I will be starting in the next week or so(whenever the parts show up). I got a 6700k, MSI 970, x61 Kraken, 850 evo(mine is only 250 though). Man, I even got the same Power supply but I went with 850 SuperNOVA GS because it was massively on sale and I plan on going SLI within 3-4 months, so I figured why not. I also have a Corsair Mechanical keyboard for w.e that is worth.

I went with the MSI m7 so similar price range Mobo's, I went with a 2 TB Barracuda HDD, and I went with the In Win 805 case. I couldn't pass on it. I had to pay the $200 dollars because of how stunning that case is too me. I paid the 20 bucks and got LED's for the all glass case.

So basically, I'm really happy to hear you're enjoying your PC so much. Got any info for me during my build, anything I should be prepared for with some of the parts. Different case will result in different installation but I'm sure there will be some surprises when I un-box the parts and go to install them. Always seems like there is.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, what an amazing build! That case of yours is really eye popping to me! I should have probably gotten a bigger watt power supply like you so I can SLI in the future. What LED's did you get?

Edit: I went onto your profile and saw the custom link. I think I might pick up those LED lights too!

Something that popped up was installing the radiator, it probably was the hardest and the most time consuming thing in the build for me. For my case and the radiator it was either hard to line up the screw hole or it just didn't match at all. So, I just took a power drill and I guess I just made the screw hole bigger. Other than that I think everything else should be fine and easy to install.

Make sure to upload some pictures of your computer. I'm really excited for you!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the temps with that one fan for the rad?