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Alright well my friends started building their own and I finally pulled the trigger after hesitating a lot!

Wasn't sure what I wanted but it turned out alright I think!

CPU: Intel i5-7500

Wasn't gonna overclock, so I went for a basic but not too ****** CPU. Does all I want and even though Coffee Lakes were coming out 2 months later, didnt feel like delaying that much. I'm not doing complicated renders, i'm really just gaming and doing uni projects on an overpriced box that looks cool.

Motherboard: MSI Z270 Tomahawk Arctic

You go ahead and find white motherboards haha. Bought the Z270 by mistake but hey, I won't need to change the mother board If I upgrade my build! Lights up behind but the MSI program made it possible to turn them off so I don't get annoying white lights behind the mobo.

CPU Cooler: Cryorig H5 Ultimate

The stock Intel cooler looks like **** so I bought the biggest, whitest block I could find. Sits just 2mm from the glass but yeah, keeps the CPU cool and the air flowing! Didn't feel like I needed liquid cooling.

RAM: 16GB G.Skill Trident Z RGB DDR4 2400

Wanted a lil more RGB than just the strips, went for the kit. Making them work was such a hassle. But the Aura program makes it work. Just don't play into the programs too much. The horror stories are real. They look suuuuper dope tho. 2400 was plenty and changing the colors depending on the mood is pretty cool.

SSD: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" SSD

GF's dad gave it to me, didnt have a computer to use it in anymore so hey, 200 bucks saved!

HDD: 1TB WD Caviar Blue

Way more space than I'll ever need!

GPU: Asus GTX 1060 6GB Dual

So I wasn't ready to pay a premium for a GPU for my first build. With the mining craze and rising GPU prices, I aimed at a mid range card and it payed off. Considering I play mostly League of Legends or other games that don't need ultra 4K VR quality, the GTX 1060 6GB is plenty for me. And the struggle of finding a white GPU is also part of the choice. Might go for a 1080 at some point but for now it serves me well.

Case: InWin 303 Black

Should've picked it white but it still looks super dope. Really wanted the tempered glass and the nice handle for easy removal makes it easy to maintain, instead of having to unscrew the side every time. The hidden PSU is a nice touch for the aesthetic and I think I did a nice job with the cable management. The only cons would be the ****** small space at the bottom to set up all the wires and the ungodly amount of fans to fill up the huge case. Only put 2 at the bottom for intake and it was way enough. The PC is kinda loud but not because of the fans themselves, but the 6 (7 with cooler) of them working all at the same time. For better management I'm glad I got the ARCTIC F12 PWM so I can plug all of them together and get my power from one set of syst_fan header.

PSU: Rosewill 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX

Wasn't sure what I needed. PC Part Picker said I had around 330W needed for the build so I went with the cheap option. Non modular wouldn't be a problem if the lenght for the cables to reach around was longer. For aesthetic and practical reasons, I bought the Silverstone extensions and the work super well.

Monitor: LG 29UM59-p Ultrawide

Super sale at best buy, got it for 150 less. Great workstation screen. Just big enough not to get lost. Games look ******* amazing, but there is the 21:9 ratio struggle for videos and movies but the compatibility is there, don't worry. I'll probably get a 144hz monitor to complement this one since it's 60hz and the reaction time could be better. I really like the stacked monitor setups but I guess we'll see!

Keyboard: iBuyPower el-cheapo

Bought it for 5 bucks new from a dude on craigslist. Does what it needs to, stuggling with french accents but I'll get used to it sooner or later.

Headphones: HyperX Cloud Core II

GREAT headset. Don't have the space for a blue yeti and all that but to listen to music and use on Discord, it's amazing.

RGB LED Strips: Airgoo Full Kit Computer RGB LED Strip Light

They plug-in with a sata and a receiver, which splits into 2 and makes it possible to control the lights from a small remote independently from the motherboard and programs. Simple, plenty of modes and brightness, and the remote is a nice touch

Final Thoughts It looks absolutely fabulous. Didn't want a bland black box. I wanted something to show off and it looks really really cool, more than I could ever have imagined. Next time I plan on making a pc for my brother so I think i'll just go with a better processor, GPU and a mATX board to save some space since it's considerably big, but I love it like that!

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  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Omg clean your desk lol.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah just finished a midterms/halloween crazy rush so sleeping and cleaning were the last thing I could care about ahah

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build! But there is negative air pressure present and will cause dust build up in your case.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure how the air pressure goes but I got my 2 intakes with a dust filter at the bottom and the air is sucked in by the GPU, cooler and rear fan, the rest gets sucked up from the bottom to the top. I do clean the filter a lot but having my pc on the desk reduces the amount of dust greatly!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

You have only 2 intakes but 4 exhausts. The negative air pressure would compel the air into the case through little cutouts(for example the pcie brackets.) If I were you, I would turn the CPU cooler the other way and set the rear fan slot as intake. I would also buy 3 intake fans at the bottom. Try to have more intake fans then your exhaust fans.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build vut you could have gotten one just as good for at least 200 dollars less

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I could have saved on the Motherboard, cooler and the amount of fans ahaha

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Building a pc on a table cloth? BAD IDEA because of the static electricity. Could have broken the mobo by leaving it on cloth

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I used the boxes to mount my things haha, the cloth was truly there to ensure the tables doesnt get too scratched!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh ok. Also dang boi that price is amazing!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I got lucky honestly, white parts are hard to come by but if I’d gone to with the generic red and black parts or a more “basic” mobo I could have saved maybe a little more.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm assuming that since you're swearing like a sailor and putting up your gang sign, that you're from Virginia?

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

\//\ V A B O I S ahah

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

You could have gotten the inwin 303c with RGB front panel instead of just blue

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah maybe through the years I'll get enough games to fill up my HDD! The Mobo is running well enough, bios flashed and everything. The fans do get kind of loud but I game with headphones so it's not too bad!