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EDIT I have since uprgraded my case to a fractoal design meshify c since the corsair spec omega case I had before had pretty terrible front intake airflow, leading to higher temps of all my components. I dont know how to edit the parts list though. Sorry.

What I use this PC for - I use it for gaming, (loving the 144 Hz monitor) also CAD software like Revit, Solidworks, and Inventor for my robotics team. Also for some video editing (not that much) and also light programming for robotics. It does it all!

Why I chose each part- i5 8600K decent price for great gaming performance and all around use. Corsair H100iv2 to stay in the corsair ecosystem, it looks nice and performs well. Gigabyte motherboard because I got a CPU + Mobo combo deal at Micro Center, and I needed a WiFi capable board. Corsair RAM, I didn't think to much about the RAM as I didn't even know that RGB RAM existed. GTX 1070 FE, I chose this because it gives great performance in any game at 1080 p and also because I got it for 400$ at best buy while GPU prices were still pretty high. Corsair Spec omega case because it matches my color scheme and also looks cool. Got my PSU because it had 20$ rebate (that I still haven't gotten) at Microcenter. Got the RGB fans later down the line because they look cool and I could use some extra fans in my case. Also with that and the motherboard I can totally change the look and the feel of the build, as you can see in the pictures. I got the monitor on newegg on sale for 190$ which was nice.

This was my first ever PC build and wont be my last. I've really enjoyed the process of building a PC and since, have gotten really into the whole ecosystem of videos of Tech YouTubers like Linus Tech Tips, Scatter Volt, Science Studio, Kristofer Yee. I was introduced to PC building at a robotics event when the people controlling the field had these really cool custom built gaming PCs. Also many people on my robotics team had built their own PCs and was sometimes talked about. I found it all really interesting.

The story. So I headed over to my local Micro Center (I'm lucky and its about 2 miles away) and started to browse the computer parts section. I came to Micro Center because that's where my friends had gone and they said that they do price matching and mobo + cpu deals. I then found myself already checking off what I was going to get before I was even for sure knowing that I was going to build it. And before I knew it, a week later, I was back at Micro Center getting parts. I got most of the stuff from Micro Center, except the GPU, keyboard, mouse, headset, and RAM. Initially I bought a Cooler Master Hyper 212 evo but then replaced it 1 month ago as I think the AIO looks much nicer. At that same time, I also bought the RGB fans as I did not have any other case fans before. I built my PC at around the beginning of summer (Early June) and have been loving every minute of it. It really is much nicer on the 144 Hz monitor that playing on a 4 year old Xbox one at 30 fps. Let me know if you guys have any questions, I would be happy to answer any. Thank you for considering me in SSB!

A funny memory I had was that when I was actually putting the PC together, I got so nervous. Especially as I was putting together the Hyper 212 evo because I had no clue what LGA 1151 was and what that meant so it just confused me further, lol.

Also, I have overclocked my CPU to 4.6 GHz and also I got my keyboard based on the review that Scatter Volt did of it, I really like it because its not too flashy to bring around with me and its really solid build quality.

And I don't know why, but the Superposition Benchmark doesn't say that I overclocked my CPU and that its at stock settings, even though I did.

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Comments

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Great build, one thing... You should flip your radiator so that the tubes are at the top of the case, you want gravity to assist the water pump not work against it as you have currently. Otherwise, top notch man!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome. Thanks for the advice. I will look into that next time I do maintenance on it

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

The desk shelf is a little sketch, you're a brave soul.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol, I was thinking the same thing. One little rage and Jerick is getting a PC to the face.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea lol. I don’t really have many other place to put it bc I still want to have space on it for homework.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

wow impressive build for you first time good job bro

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! The switch from console to PC is huge.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, I still cant get my other friend to switch over either, he says that he cant tell the difference, lol.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

great overall that shelf is asking it to come crashing down on you if this was my setup the pioneer stereo receivers and subwoofers would take it down it would for me become a nightmare having it there if i had a shelf like that

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, I will probable take it down soon and find another place to put it. The more I think about it, the scarier it is.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea. I’m looking to find a new place to put it. The more I think about it, the scarier it is

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the onboard sound with the Gaming WiFi motherboard sound good or bad? I’ve read some bad reviews regarding sound about it

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

It’s Realtech audio. I haven’t had any problems with quality though

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright. I probably will add this to my build.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build ^ but how is the spectre monitor they seem like a good brand but my trust doesnt lean towards them

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, it isn’t the highest quality but it works great and was a really good price for its specs