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Hi All, I built my computer last month with these components:-

Motherboard....Gigabyte GA-Z170X- Gaming 7 CPU....Intel i7 6700K GPU....Gigabyte GTX 980Ti Extreme Gaming-Windforce. PSU....Corsair RM1000i 80+Gold RAM....G Skill RipJaw V Series 3000 mhz 16 x 2 Water Cooler....Corsair H110i GTX 280 mm Case....Corsair Graphite 760T White/Black SSD....Samsung EVO 850 500 gb HSD....Seagate 2TB (from old computer) Extra fans....4 x Corsair AFL Quiet edition.

I use the machine mainly for gaming maxed out. I haven't overclocked...yet. I went from knowing nothing about computer components, 2 months ago, to building my own computer with no help other than forums and YouTube. I must say it was one the most rewarding experiences I have had.

I chose all these components mainly because I have an old computer with a Gigabyte motherboard, Gigabyte GPU and G Skill RAM, and she still works well only she is 8 years old, but has never had a problem. I read so many forums over a month before I built and watched videos on YouTube and in the end I was a bit overwhelmed as to which were the best components to buy.

There were so many pros and cons for all the components I looked at so in the end I was happy with what I chose. Now I am second guessing myself when I read other peoples comments about Gigabyte motherboards and Corsair products. I guess not everyone has the same problems with components.

When I finished the build, I was nervous as anything before powering up. I closed my eyes, pressed the button and Voila! It worked! I didn't update the BIOS as the computer went straight into windows via my old HSD. Once I was in I put a fresh copy of windows 10 on my SSD.

Everything has been working beautifully, it is so quiet. The only issue I have is, I originally had my radiator on the two front fans as a push/pull intake. I read more forums and most of them had people saying they put their radiator above the CPU. So....I moved it to the top of the case as push/pull exhaust. Now when I play games maxed out, the temps are not much different to when the radiator was on the front, but when I shut down the computer after the game, there is a short high pitched beep.

Hi Again, My PC title has been changed from "Shelly's New Baby". This PC has really got attitude, so I think the new title is a fitting one. I have now removed my cables and replaced them with the New Cables from CableMod. I have also taken some new photos.

Now that I have been using this little beast for over a month now, I am getting to know it! The Gigabyte motherboard is excellent. The CPU is super fast and stays very cool. The RAM, everything one would need and then some! The Corsair cooler is surprisingly quiet and very cool. The Gigabyte GPU is AMAZING! The Corsair PSU, so quiet and works brilliantly! Samsung SSD, super fast! The Corsair case is stunning visually and very roomy. With all the fans I have in the case you will see in the photos the temperatures on quiet mode (on idle) are great, and then on balance mode while playing Rise of the Tomb Raider are also pretty impressive. All in all I believe I have chosen a great system and fingers crossed it will keep working perfectly for a long time to come. Any way, feel free to comment on the cable job. I can handle criticism, it is the only way to learn. Thanks to every one who has given me advice and tips along the way. This is an excellent forum. Thanks to PCPartpicker for allowing us to share our builds with other people who appreciate the effort put in, and experience the joy we all get from building. What a fun place the PC world is!

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  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice build! +1 from me... Maybe if you spent some extra time doing cable managment it would look even better! Would love to see some more pictures as well... Thanks for sharing this with us!

  • 44 months ago
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Thanks. I'm working on cable management. I'd like to get red cables. Where can I buy the whole set? Got any Ideas as to why I have a beep at shut down?

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

im pretty sure cablemod does sets of cable so look it up and see... :-)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Nicko, I will certainly look into that. It's hard to find a website where they actually have them in stock. Lots of these sites have bad reviews.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, Just thought I'd let you know I have changed my cables. I have added some new pics and given her a new name, check them out if you like.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for passing on the info. Bought my cables yesterday, just waiting for them to arrive.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Did the parts come with all the cables you needed, or were any purchased separately? I'm going to be building my first PC soon, and this is something I've been wondering.

Great PC build, love all the red!

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

super clean. love the red white and blue color. love it

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you very much. I basically knew nothing about building. It is nice to get positive comments.

  • 44 months ago
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Hmm epic build with no parts! I guess miracles do still happen! lol

  • 44 months ago
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Hi, haven't worked out how to add my parts list, but they are listed in my build explanation, only no prices. Only just registered on the site. First time jitters ha ha. No miracle.

  • 44 months ago
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This is one BA rig for sure, love the specs on it.

  • 44 months ago
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Thanks again.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Check your motherboard manual, it has an entire list of beep codes and what they mean.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for responding so fast, I have checked the manual and there are no listed beep codes. I went through the whole book and unless I missed it, not there. My old computers manual has a list. Is it a universal list, or are they different for every motherboard?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

It's different manufacturer to manufacturer. It just came across my mind that it could be a bad capacitor. Try to isolate where the beep comes from.

  • 44 months ago
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Sorry, you are speaking to someone who 2 months ago did not know what the CPU was and where it is. So what capacitor and where?

  • 44 months ago
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You said that the noise happens at a certain time, have the computer make the noise and see if you can figure out where it comes from, capacitors are found on the motherboard, power supply.

  • 44 months ago
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Thank you for responding, The beep is a single high pitch, coming from the top where the radiator is. It only happens when I have been playing Rise of the Tomb Raider on high, the only game I am playing at the moment. It happens if I shut down immediately after the game. The strange thing is it wasn't happening when I had the radiator on the two front fans of the case as push/pull intake. I now have them on top as push pull exhaust.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, if it beeps im pretty sure the manual has something to say about it. Go through it again maybe, easy to miss

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks,will check again and let you know.

  • 44 months ago
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Hi, Iv'e read my motherboard manual from front to back and there is no beep code list.....unless it's in braille! I even went to the Gigabyte website and there is a list of beep codes, for which motherboard...who knows!!!! Very frustrating.

  • 44 months ago
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i think those codes are for all motherboards of gigabytes

  • 44 months ago
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Wow love the build especially the g1 extreme I'm curious as to how u like it and if it's a good over clocker. I have the g1 980 ti not extreme version and was thinking about going sli soon and that's my number one choice as to what's next so any info first hand would be great.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much. I have only been playing Rise of the Tomb Raider so far and The Walking Dead. I have all the settings on max and it is flawless to say the least. I haven't overclocked, I am new at this, so a little apprehensive. I still have my old computer with a Gigabyte MOBO, it is 8 years old and never failed. That is the main reason for sticking with a Gigabyte MOBO. I am going to put The Witcher, and Far Cry Primal on soon and see how they perform. Everything is working excellent, it is very quiet, except when all the fans are on max, but who cares, I can't hear it with head phones. This MOBO has excellent 3D sound blaster as well. I can play the games in 3D but heard it doesn't make that much difference. It also has Thunderbolt, what ever that is. I need to read up a bit more LoL. The GPU has never reached any higher than 65c degrees at load, and that is on a hot day. I was checking out the water cooler that can be attached to the GPU, looks pretty cool. I suppose I would probably only need it if I was using SLI and overclocking. But this GPU is really quite a beast, it keeps pretty cool. I never thought I would ever build my own computer, I thought it would be too difficult, who'da thunk! The only problem with all the Motherboards out there is, they don't have enough internal USB headers. I had to buy a NZXT USB header card so I could plug in my card reader, the led lights and Corsair link for the PSU and the Cooler. My cables are messy, but not for long! BTY, someone had to tell me how to put all the prices in with my build details, because I only had the explanation and the photos, how embarrassing!!!

  • 44 months ago
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Lol that sounds great I'll definitely be checking it out in a minute. I can tell u from experience that witcher 3 is by far the hardest game for a pc to run maxed out right now. Even my pc I can only run it at 1440p with maxed settings and hair works on and get around 45 fps. If I go to 4k with maxed settings and hair works on my pc struggles to keep just 30 fps, but man even in 1440p it's got to be the best looking game ever. Really the big killer of fps is the hair works setting up lose about half the frames almost, but man is it worth it. Everything looks incredibly real.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I know right? I can't stand playing anything with crappy graphics. I like everything to look as real as possible, makes you feel like you're actually there! I haven't got a 4K screen, I'll have to wait until this one dies, it was a xmas pressy.

  • 44 months ago
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Oh yeah it's definitely worth the money for a 4k tv, especially now that prices have dropped so much my TV last year when I got it was 2k now it's like 1100 big difference lol sad.

  • 44 months ago
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Yeah our TV isn't very old. If my monitor kicks the bucket, I'll be running to the shops!!!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

U should download the gigabyte guru 2 software it's free off their website and gives us control of the lights on your gpu and also u can increase the clock speeds a little if you just want to keep it low and safe.

  • 44 months ago
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Yep, I have that and it is fun to use.

  • 44 months ago
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Oh and also you should take a picture of your system in the dark it would look good.

  • 44 months ago
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Yep, when I redo those awful cables.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

I don't know if you came to any conclusions about your beep issue but I was able to come up with this: http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/faq-page.aspx?fid=816

One short beep indicates 'system normal', hope this helps!

  • 44 months ago
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Thanks for looking at my build. The system beeps once at boot, normal.....then upon shut down one beep. Normal? That's what I need to know. It happened when I ran 3DMark when the GPU was put to the test. I suppose I will have to ask Gigabyte themselves, but getting an answer is a wait! Thanks for trying to solve the issue.

  • 44 months ago
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Speaking of Builds, I just clapped my eyes on yours and almost fell off my chair. It is jaw droppingly beautiful. I have never seen anything like it. It puts mine to shame. I am really jealous right now. You have put so much work into it, it is a credit to you. It is such an inspiration. I am rambling, because how can one find the right words to describe it. My little brother was in the Army here in Australia, he was killed in a car crash when he was 21.

  • 44 months ago
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Awesome build!!! I'll bet it runs MAZING!!!

  • 44 months ago
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Thank you. It does run well. I am at the moment changing the cables to the cable mod ones, so I will be putting some more photos up when I'm done.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build the the gigabyte motherboards are so cool

  • 43 months ago
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Thanks, I am really impressed how well these components work. So far ,so good!

  • 43 months ago
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That's a pretty sexy build you have there. How much power is that 980ti pulling? +1 from me!

  • 43 months ago
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Thank you so much. If I try to answer the question, it will show that I know very little. I am a newbie and I signed up here to learn from all you guys. I built my computer from scratch with little knowledge, and totally surprised myself. So in technical terms, I don't know.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem! One good way to estimate your power usage without having to actually check it with tools is just to go to your saved parts list and click on the wattage button. It will give you a brief power usage estimate for each item. Just for future reference.

  • 43 months ago
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Thank you kind sir.

  • 43 months ago
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Thanks for passing on that info. I looked it up and the wattage for the GPU is 62W - 250W. That's interesting to know.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey what is that dust filter thing on the top of the case? Also cool build

  • 43 months ago
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Thanks for looking at my build. I bought the filters custom made for the case from PcCaseGear. They come in a set or you can buy them individually. They are magnetized. I originally had the top fans as intake, but changed them around. I take the filter off when the PC is on but I only have it there now to cover the screws, just looks better. It's all about the looks!

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  • 43 months ago
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Thank you

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

i just bought the same case and i like your build im building mine for music production and gaming

  • 42 months ago
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Thanks for looking at my build. I love this case it was so easy to work with. The only thing I wasn't sure about was where to put the radiator. I originally had it on the two front fans, then moved it to the top of the case. You can buy custom fan filters for the whole case or individual ones. I really love my PC, it has been working perfectly, so far.....fingers crossed. Looking forward to seeing your build.

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  • 44 months ago
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Thank you. I am a little proud, I thought building a computer was only for professionals.

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  • 43 months ago
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Thanks you. Much appreciated.

  • 43 months ago
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Gee you have a few builds under your belt. Well done!

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  • 41 months ago
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Thanks for looking.

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