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My 7-year-old computer was having blue screen issues that I couldn't figure out, so I decided to upgrade and build a new one. I'll be using it mostly for gaming / programming / game dev. I decided to use the same hard drive / keyboard / mouse / monitor / speakers I was using with my old computer and save some money, since they are all still working fine for me.

I'm using the front and bottom case fans as intake and the back case fan as exhaust. I did a little bit of stress testing with Prime95 and FurMark, and it stays cool and quiet. I originally had Cooler Master RGB fans for front and back case fans (as shown in the photos), but they were really loud, so I switched to all be quiet SilentWings 3, with Phanteks Halos to add RGB.

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  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

amazing price to performance build! i would advice a new monitor tho, because with your sepcs and the ray tracing 2060 that crappy monitor wont cut it

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll probably look into getting a new monitor at some point and using my old one as a secondary. I use dual monitors at work, and it would be nice to have that at home too.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Good build but god damn you're lucky to get a founder edition of the 2060 I've been waiting weeks for its restock and it still hasn't change

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, really? Glad I decided to order it the day it came out, then. Saw it was still available when I got home from work, so I decided to go for it. Hope you can get one soon!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I do hope so xD

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get a green keyboard? Did you use key caps?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I got it from here: http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the noise of your build? is it relatively quiet?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

The Cooler Master fans are a bit louder than I hoped, but everything else is super quiet.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Try some Corsair Magnetic Levitation fans. You can get 2x120mm for $35, sometimes even $30. They are super quiet and can spin up to around 1600 before they start to get annoying

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I ended up replacing the three Cooler Master RGB fans with more of the be quiet Silent Wings 3. Now everything runs super quiet both at idle and load. I got some Phanteks Halos RGB fan frames to add on to them, since the be quiet fans don't have RGB. They aren't quite as bright as the Cooler Master fans (I think because the blades are black instead of clear), but they still look really nice. I'm much happier now with less noise.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

looks almost as nice as my build ;)

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

hey was it hard to install the CPU cooler

  • 12 months ago
  • 0 points

It wasn't too bad. Here's their video on how to install it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_aNJxNw5QY. The part I was most worried about was setting the CPU cooler down in the right spot after applying the thermal paste, but I was careful and it turned out fine. One mistake I did make, though, was I installed the motherboard into my case before installing the CPU cooler. I didn't realize that once I unscrewed the stock mount, the plate on back of the motherboard would come off, and there was a gap between the motherboard and the table at this point because it was inside the case. So I ended up having to fold up some paper towels and set the plate onto them, then set the case down on that, so I could screw the new mount into it.