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This was my first time building a PC and it could not have gone better! My original plan was to just use the X51 R2s motherboard and move everything to the fractal case... First thing I bought was the graphics card and it performed well with anything i threw at it in the X51 but it was so hot...so i decided to move everything to a bigger case for more airflow...that....well...that didnt go well...lol I finally said screw it and bought a new motherboard...did some reading watched some youtube videos and went to work placing the CPU in the new motherboard and got everything hooked up and it worked great for what I wanted ran everything mainly playing Metal Gear Solid 5 and Fallout 4 at the moment but everything ran at ultra settings 60fps with my overclock on the card stable sitting at 1470mhz core and 3579mhz mem.

I was still getting nervous about temperatures with the graphics card though...I get really weird about that and even with my fan curve in afterburner it would run at 75c...I know i know..nothing to worry about at that temp blah blah blah its just my preference lol. Did a google search and came across the HG10 N970 bracket for corsair ordered it and the H55 liquid cooler and when it got here i just stared at it for awhile...I was nervous about leaks and destroying everything that i had worked so hard on...i mean the computer was running perfectly...if its not broke dont fix it....I studied the youtube videos and read all the instructions twice...grabbed an ice cold Dr Pepper and dove in to what i thought was going to be a huge mistake...and...it went perfectly i was worried about nothing! Absolutely NOTHING! Everything booted up no leaks (so far) and its running at 27c idle and 45-50c under heavy load after I overclocked a bit more to 1500mhz core and 4001mhz mem...even played around and got a stable clock at 1568 core...then I messed with memory and it got all grouchy and crashed the driver so i dialed them both back to what i had and decided not to be greedy....so...yay I built a PC that can run anything i throw at it! And if I can get the core to clock even higher if if just dont touch the memory 4001 it is.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 5 points

Your background story put a teardrop in one eye (my left eye)... but I can imagine it's been well worth it +1 for keeping it going (although this means you probably didn't have a budget or blow right past it...lol). Excellent component choice imo, it just need tidying up...make it look clean through that window....route cable behind mobo....zip ties.. pull excess cables in case behind mobo etc. ...well done

  • 53 months ago
  • 5 points

yes, please do some cable mgmt. Could have gone with a better PSU esp if you are overclocking and running two coolers, gotten a SSD while cutting down on that memory, 32GB is overkill for gaming. Kinda curious while you have something taped to the hyper 212?

Over its a good build, but some changes I think to it would have made it better and more balanced. And def the cable mgmt.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I am pretty sure it is some sort of temperature reader on the Hyper 212?

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  • 53 months ago
  • 4 points

CX PSU is not recommended for high end gaming purposes, more for office... and from what I see inside, which are great parts. It deserves a better PSU. :)

I would recommended one of these. Somewhere 520w between 860w but it just depends on what is affordable in your budget. I'll just link some that are reasonable price range. Of course, prices change in due time.

  • XFX's TS, XTR, or Pro Series.

  • EVGA's B2, GS, G2, or P2.

  • Antec's High Current Gamer, or Earthwatts: though I believe they need an AC power cord but don't take my word for it, double check.

  • Seasonic's S12-II/M12-II, G Series or X series.

  • Corsair's RMi/RMx, AX/AXi, or HX/HXi.

I appreciate your description and photos. Good work on the build and do add an SSD 120GB/250GB someday too, you will love it. ADATA's SP600, Crucial's BX100, Sandisk's PLUS or Ultra PLUS, and Samsung's EVO or 850 Pro are great.

Note: Do not forget to pull your wires to the side for a nice appeal of cable management and better airflow.

Enjoy your build!

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

I do plan on getting different psu thank you for your suggestions! A friend had this PSU laying around and he gave it to me lol works for now but will for sure upgrade in the future and get an SSD

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm glad to hear, and you are most welcome. And that explains it, so no worries. Thanks for sharing your build! :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Get a ssd to make this build complete

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan on getting an SSD but at the moment im kinda strapped for cash so this works just fine for now :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

where u ssd man? ( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL couldn't have done better... What about cable management? Good to see you have finally stopped using the OverPriced alienware ****.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Air cools CPU

Liquid cools GPU

EDIT: Meme Arrow Fail

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

i was more worred about the gpu than the cpu lol the cpu always stayed pretty cool even more now with the 212 evo

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

i loved everything about this... except for Windows 10. If i made a gaming pc i would go for Windows 7-8.1, other than that, It is amazing. I also loved the story too, My first computer was.... well... not the best. The liquid cooler leaked on my motherboard and CPU. I had to buy A new CPU and motherboard, as well as replacing the RAM (the Ram was only 2x4gb) because i wanted a more RAM. I'm glad your first PC build went well! :)

P.S. Will you include some Benchmarks on this PC? i.e. GTA V, CS:GO, and Crisis 3.

                                                                                                                                                           Sincerely, Soundwaves
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah ill do that in a little while I just need to download and install but ill update soon and let you know

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok. Sounds good! :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Mmmmm, spaghetti

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Guess the Alienware looked the same way inside as this one ;D

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Same cable management as Alien, apart from that nice build!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm thinking this could use some cable management. But otherwise great.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

You do realize that the hot air from your CPU is blowing in to the rad for the GPU.

  • 53 months ago
  • 3 points

there are two 140mm fans on the top of the case exhausting air out two on the front and one on the bottom as intake plus the radiators fan i think its fine lol and even if it was blowing hot air at the radiator it would still do its job...hot or cold air doesnt matter much with radiators which is why a car engine can stay cool enough without letting the motor overheat.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

32gb is definitely more than you need for gaming, and really same with the 4790k (though I have one as well and I love it). I get just as nervous about GPU temps myself so I totally understand, and I'm not even overclocking. I probably would have gone with a fan bracket or something that could go in the PCI slot and just blow more air into that case rather than spending more on cooling your GPU than your CPU.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree that 32gb is too much but i do some other things that can be pretty memory intensive...autocad and video editing and whatnot just wanted to have a little boost in that department and the 4790k came with the alienware lol so why not use it?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

CABLE MANAGEMENT AHHH!!!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Left it messy just to get under your skin! lol ill get it cleaned up soon

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The thing is with Alienware is that a lot of people looking for a really high - performance computer go for these because of the looks and because of the "speed". People opt for really smooth simple looking cases for their second build like the 900D. Also, you could say something about the Price per Performance about the Alienware, and how it hurts, in the lower areas.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

AWESOME. I would use the RED led for ur color. it would look the coolest

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Will +1 this baby once you fix that mess of cables. Otherwise a job well done!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a really nice build, I like the theme that you went with.

  • 53 months ago
  • -1 points

32gb of RAM. For what?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

video editing and autocad work

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