Description

My first ever build, coming over to PC gaming from PS4. My goal was to play games at 1080p and 60fps and this does that just fine. I really stuck with the black and green color scheme and tried to get as many parts to match as possible (even the mobo, lol). Overall, I think it turned out great and it does exactly what I wanted it to.

Part reviews:

Intel i5-6500 Probably the best bang for your buck i5 CPU out there at the moment. I never planned to overclock so getting this saved me about $50 over a K-series CPU, and it performs great.

CRYORIG M9i This little thing performs better than I ever expected it to. It keeps my CPU at around 50°C under full load, definitely worth the $20 I paid for it as it is quieter and cooler than the Intel stock heatsink.

Gigabyte G1.Sniper B7 Since I wasn't overclocking, the B150 chipset serves me just fine. This thing gets the job done and also matches my color scheme. There's a few cool LEDs on the board that add a little bit of flair to it as well.

Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB It performs just like any other good kit of RAM, gets the job done.

MSI GeForce GTX 970 100 Million Edition This GPU runs pretty much everything I play at 60fps on the highest settings at 1080p, which is exactly what I wanted. It also matches my color scheme which is nice.

Phanteks Eclipse P400 This case was super easy to build in, looks nice, has great build quality (it's all steel, no plastic), and has good airflow. There are enough cable tie down points in the back of the case to make cable management relatively easy, and the little LED in the front adds some style points.

SeaSonic 620W Fully Modular PSU It's a top quality power supply, and does the job its meant to do. No complaints.

Asus VC239H This monitor had all the features I wanted (1080p, 60Hz, IPS, 23") and it looks absolutely gorgeous. Colors are completely accurate and there's also no backlight bleed to be found when the monitor is off. The built in speakers aren't great, but that's to be expected.

Thermaltake Riing Case Fans These fans are whisper quiet, look cool, and move some decent air. I'm satisfied.

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth Keyboard This is the first mechanical keyboard I've ever owned and I must say it's absolutely fantastic to type on. I can't see myself ever willingly going back to membrane, at least on desktop setups. The LED lighting looks great as well, and there's plenty of customization available for both the lighting and keys in Razer's Synapse software.

Cyber Acosutics CA-3602 Speakers These things pump out some massive sound, especially for only $40. The sub has really powerful bass and the two satellite speakers, while not professional quality by any means, are great for gaming and perfectly fine for casual music listening.

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

I think you should crossbreed your build with my Coconut Lime.
They would sure have beautiful children.
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  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

cough cable combs cough

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I love how the cpu cooler looks that good for $20

I really wonder why you didn't go for the razer s340 but it is still a great build

+1

  • 37 months ago
  • 4 points

Probably because the Eclipse is a beautiful case with a great value for the money.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Well... The Razer s340 is a beautiful case with a great value for the money...

  • 37 months ago
  • 4 points

True, but it cost over 20 $ more.

  • 37 months ago
  • 4 points

Haha, this is exactly why I went with the Eclipse.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

TOLD YOU, OMGriffinz!!!! xD

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

Honestly, Cryorig makes some of the best looking (and performing) coolers out there.

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

I know right... That cooler looked more like a $60 cooler than a $20 one... The price shocked me

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Clean Green build!! +1!!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

And another black and green build joins the club, yay!

Which reminds me, I should probably get to finishing plasti-dipping my own build so I can post it up here...

+1

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

That cooler has some insane performance for the price.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Im pretty sure the P400 isn't 100% steel but overall not to bad of a choice for the case.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a fan of green, reminds me of frogs and I hate frogs, but that is a very nice build. Like the cables too. I have a Gigabyte G1 MOBO, definitely am a fan there. Congrats.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Green build, but please get a mouse pad lol +1

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on the build, nice job and cool green on black. Love it. One constructive comment I would made (by now you may have figured this out) is about tidying up your cable management. If not done already as I said, you could spread out the cables to the sides (e.g. front panel cables). The MOBO power stuff can be done first. Use knuckles (or whatever these are called) to organize the individual cables neatly and rap them up to the back so there is not so much cable hanging out and on the way which could prevent air circulation. These maybe extreme thoughts but many do so and is good practice. Good luck and nice job!