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This is the first custom pc build I have ever done. I plan to use this machine for video editing and gaming. Hence the expensive graphics card and the enormous RAM. I came across a number of problems that I did know how to fix so I watched a number of YouTube videos to figure out how to do what but majority of the uploaders just speedup the actual building process in their video. So, I recorded myself building this pc so that I can show anyone out there looking for how to, step by step, install all the components, including what ever problems I ran into. At the end, once I installed Windows 10 Pro OEM (which I bought for $27), I overclocked the CPU to 4.8 Ghz stable. I will also be overclocking the GPU soon. Next, I plan on adding the NZXT Hue+ and LED strips to add more lighting.

Watch the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RbLnL2eVzY

Thanks,

4han

Comments

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

I read your name as 4chan lol

Nice PC! Great aesthetics and plenty of power.

+1 :)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build . Are any of those fans intake ? It looks they all blow air out .

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly what I was thinking...

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I even noticed that the front mounted fans with the radiators were blowing air out rather than intake. Since this was my first build, I expected to have issues like this. I realized the problem few days ago myself and fixed it, but the video was already recorded at that time.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice rig! Btw - you won't notice a performance drop (maybe a 2% drop. Is a 2 fps drop worth $200?). If you go down from a 3200 to a 3000 DDR4, this would save you $200, which you could use to buy two 960 Evos (1TB and 500mb). These drives will make the two SSD's you have feel like HDD's (in speed). Just a thought in case you can still return the Sandisk and the 850 Evo. Otherwise, nice parts (I have the IX Formula too!!)

OR, you can keep the two drives and use the $200 to buy the new 1080Ti coming out in March = 90% of the New Titan X in performance. This will only work if you're able to use the dedicated graphics in the 7700k for one month. Check out these specs:

Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-ti-launch-march/#ixzz4ZJEIf8v8 Follow us: @digitaltrends on Twitter | DigitalTrends on Facebook

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion. I didn't do much of research as I should have. This was my first ever build but I'll keep your suggestions in mind for next time.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I understand. I did my first build just two months ago. But... I had a friend help me A LOT. He built his rig two years ago so the process was still fresh in his mind. And boy have things changed in just 2 years. His mobo doesnt even have m.2 slots. He has to use another form factor. Believe me, you did a GREAT JOB!! The only reason I was up-to-date on parts is because I spent 20 hours a week for a month researching parts before I bought anything back in November. I was fortunate to have started building my rig in November because NewEgg, Amazon (most of my parts) and Best Buy allow returns for purchases made in November until January 31!! So, I was able to return the first motherboard I bought in November (Hero Alpha) and processor (6700k) and in January I bought the IX Formula and 7700k. I'm very glad I did because now I can use two NMVe SSD's (Intel 750 and 960 Evo). The Z170 series don't let you use two NMVe drives. There's one thing I cannot stand and that is SLOW computers (lol). Anyways, Great job!!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate the feedback. This built has gotten me so excited about custom pcs. I feel like building more just for the fun of it.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Curious why you went with the IX Formula . vs the code for about 100 bucks less if you aren't watercooling?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

My current budget didn't allow for water cooling at this point. But, I did have water cooling upgrade, additional GPU, and LEDs for future, hence the Formula MB.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing PC! Although I really recommend that you use Velcro straps or zip ties for that cables at the windowless side. A neater PC will even be better!

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed. I am continuing to fix things here and there.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

great build, but work on cable management

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, my weakest point. But, I'll get it right. Thanks for the feedback.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

How are your temps with all that negative pressure?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Surprisingly, not that bad. But I did fix the front end radiator fans to blow air in after I recorded the video. Temps have been much lower since.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

looks amazing! 1+!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, mate.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

no problem pal!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! You should definitely think about investing in some sleeved cables down the line.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Added to the list of things to do in future. Thanks!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Smooth build but take the tempered glass sticker off please!!!!! +1

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, will do.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean and minimalist, love it!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, appreciate it.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

As someone who is about to finish purchasing all the parts for my first build, I'm REALLY interested where you got a copy of Windows 10 for $27. Where can I get it and what bit is it? Also, very impressive looking rig.

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Apologies, won't happen again.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any issues with the cooler standoff screws not being tight enough to the backplate on the asus board? I've read they can be loose before you put the actual cooler in place.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

That is correct. When I was installing the back plate, I noticed they standoff screws were not tight and had a lot of wiggle. I thought I was doing something wrong or maybe installed the wrong screws. After checking multiple times and reading the manuals, I ruled out the possibility of wrong screws. But, after installing the pump, I think the screws got pulled it to the nuts and got tighter. There was no movement after that.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build Sir! Hello sir, i want to ask you a ouple questions if you dont mind helping me to build my first gaming pc. Q1:Did you use Windows UEFI bootable usb drive to intall your OS? Q2:How did you install your OS on dual ssd? Q3:Did you change change your "CSM" settings inside the bios? (Example) Uefi And legacy Oprom -> UEFI only or did you disable your csm settings? Q4:Is it okay sir to select "GPT" instead "MRB" to a 1TB HDD? or should i select "MRB" since its smaller than 2 TB. thats all my questions sir. hope you and someone who read this would give a time to answer my questions Thank you.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi PockyJP,

that is a load of questions. Here are my comments:

Q1: Yes, I used a bootable USB drive that I created using another computer. Q2: The OS is not installed on both SSDs. It is installed on the Sandisk Ultra II and the Samsung SSD and Seagate HDD are just extra drives for storage. Q3: No, I did not change any CSM settings. Q4: I am not sure of this but I believe for newer systems, you should select GPT rather than MRB if you are installing you OS on an HDD. Better to research this on the web.

Hope this helps.

4han

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Copy that sir! Thank you so much! Appreciated a lot!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been having an issue with my build. I have the same case and mobo. I cannot seem to get my USB 3.1 connected to the mobo because the cable clip is in the perfect location to block entry. I've wrestled with it and eventually gave up because it is my first build and I'm nervous about everything I do that requires too much force.

I noticed you might have removed it? What is the best way to do that?

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