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I am very nervous to share here. I have had a love affair with computers for a while now (even fried a couple...lol!), but never had the guts to try and build one. I had a Dell XPS and was just sick of the dual core processor and other quirks that comes with a PC made by a big manufacturer.

I wanted this new PC to be able to handle a few games and Photoshop CC and Lightroom. I constantly edit photos and graphic designs, so as much RAM as I can get and a quicker processor were things that I looked for first. This site was a HUGE help in choosing everything.

I am enjoying the graphics card but waiting to see how it will all look when I can get a 4K monitor.

I love the Corsair case. I just wish the panels weren't so easily opened with the side handles. My almost 2-year old loves looking inside the PC case, so I have to keep him away.

I can't take credit for physically putting this together. My husband (a huge League of Legends fan and player) put this PC together for me. It was his first time also. He mentioned the roughest part for him was getting the CPU cooler fan installed. I saw comments that the Noctua was huge. I had no idea it'd be that large. Thankfully, I chose full tower case, so it fit.

If anyone has any feedback, I appreciate it. I would like to know if there's a better way to connect the cables and clean it up a bit. I love how some of the builds on here looks so neat inside with the cables altogether. Right now, the cable from the motherboard to the GPU and PSU are a little tight in how they are situated.

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  • 41 months ago
  • 5 points

Hey there! So very nice part selection, however, I worry you aren't getting the most out of those very high end products. Make sure you are using the XMP profile for your memory and with that CPU cooler you can easily overclock your unlocked CPU. It's like a free 20-25% performance increase!

Here is a great video from linus tech tips on the basics of overclocking a 6700k. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjIweExETlI

Anyway, you may already know and have done all this already but just thought I'd throw it out there!

I would like to know if there's a better way to connect the cables and clean it up a bit.

As far as the cable management goes, take advantage of those cutouts and route ALL of your cables through them and behind the motherboard tray to the back panel. Make everything as taught as possible in the front and zip tie the excess cable in the space between the rear panel and the motherboard tray. I haven't worked with that particular case but I know Corsair does a good job at giving you space for excellent cable management.

Anyway, good stuff. That rig will last you years! All quality parts!

:)

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks for sharing and you don't have to worry much about sharing here. If someone is being especially obnoxious, just whack the report button. As for the cable management, you just have to discover what the case can give for routing options. You'll get better air flow at the very least if you want to redo it.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Cable management alone very rarely affects temperatures by airflow, as Luke from Linus Tech Tips has shown in a relatively recent video. It took him boxes and shirts to get any loss in performance.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, and I'm working on a Dell XPS 710 right now. Holy crap; they weigh, like, a KABILLION pounds.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Hello there! I have the same case if you want to check out my build. Some custom cables make the difference. Well done on your part choice.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Not bad! For sure a +1. Surely better than the first system I ever put together, where a sweet sweet dual core, 6 gigs of ram, and a 6770 (Nope, not the CPU, but the Radeon 6770) did me good. But do look into doing something with those cables, I know you got alot of people talking about it but if youre gonna buy such an expensive case along with a modular power supply, its just unjust to leave your system like that. Plus, the 980 ti is a hot card, so no more nests of cables in the way means that youve got better airflow. But for sure, youve got my upvote. Loving that RAM btw

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I would like to know if there's a better way to connect the cables and clean it up a bit.

Yes. I mean, there must be ... nice parts, but it's a mess in there.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Should be a ton of tutorial on Youtube on cable mgmt. +1 for your first build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 nice build!! Must be a 1000 times better than that dell prebuilt.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for your comments. I have read them all and been working on getting it tidy inside. Right now though.... I am having issue with WIndows 10 giving me a headache. Trying not to bang my head against a wall. Seriously considering buying a Windows 7 CD...ugghh I don't want to but 10 is not the way to go for me it seems. Too many issues.

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