Description

So I always wanted to get my own custom built PC. It all started with a crappy HP Nvidia 840M. It was ok...ish, it could only run all games on low settings at ~40 FPS. One day I said enough, I want to build a monster. So there I am with my amazing Desktop PC. I use this machine for gaming mostly but I will start using software that will really be appropriate to this build.

The build:

I got all my parts at a local PC hardware store for roughly the same price as online ( maybe like ~50 buck difference total), I got home and started building, everything went as planned although I really hated cable management ( Ugh this was so frustrating especially with the SATA cables)

The boot

I first booted my PC only to realize that I forgot to plug in my SSD to my motherboard, the second boot the display cable from my PC to my monitor wasn't plugged in well enough. But lucky me, third time's the charm, it worked. I cannot tell you how satisfying it is to see the asus BIOS screen show up on your monitor.

Conclusion

Honestly this first build was amazing, it was even better than all the videos I watched online. I just have one thing to say, if you really want to build a PC, like reallllyyyy and you've spent enough time doing research and learning about the world of PC, then buy it, it is an amazing achievement that won't disappoint you :)

Update 1-Sorry for low quality on the images, I took them with my phone :p 2- BTW Meian is an expression in Japanese meaning :'' Light In Darkness''

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful case and a powerfull build!

Have fun ;)

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the feedback ! Yeah as soon as i saw the case, I knew it would be the one for my build : )

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, that case is awesome

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. I am building one pretty similar to this soon. X99 Deluxe II, 6800k, gtx1080. Just moving into my new apt. As soon as i get all moved in and set up, i will be ordering the parts to build. Great job anyways. A+.

You should post some benchmark pictures.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback ! I am very happy for your new PC ! About bench marking, do you know any good programs (for free :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Steam gives a free demo of PC Mark, which includes some benchmarks like Firestrike and Timespy (two very popular benchmarks). Unigine Heaven is another good benchmark.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

SLI 1080's, so very much power. Damn. Nice looking and powerful build.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback ! Yeah, I had a budget of 4.3K and after some research I decided to switch the CPU I originally wanted (I-7 6850K) to get another SLI. I am set for a long time now : )

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build +1.

It's pretty similar to the one I'm planning to build. How's the motherboard? Run into any issues?

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the feedback ! Honestly the motherboard is great, installation could not have been easier. So far I don't recall running into any mistakes, but if I do i'll let you know.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright man, thanks!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

And why did you pick the 6800 over the 6850k when the 550k has 40 lanes and you're SLIng

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. Awesome build man. Any comments on the monitor? just curious on why you went for that?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback ! Well I did some research, I knew i wanted a 2K (1440P) monitor. My first choice was the Asus ROG swift. Then I realized it was not worth the price as the only difference with it and the BenQ is that the asus had 166Hz refresh rate and the BenQ had 144Hz. Apart from that, I wanted a matte screen monitor (With my old shiny computer, I could see the reflection of disappointment on my face)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Please tell me you main Mei in Overwatch. ;)

Great, clean build man. Might want to try some more cable management on your desk to make things look perfect!

+1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback ! Yeah I am not done yet with cable management, thanks for the notice though : )

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the SLI performance and overall cohesiveness when playing games? I am debating it myself but I'm wondering how much the SLI issues have improved.

+1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback ! First of all, when i first used it i forgot to turn on sli settings on the nvidia control panel, and i can tell you I had issues ( Choppy screen, frame jumps). When i activated sli though everything was suddenly soo smooth. I played DOOM on ultra without it going under 320 FPS, Fallout 4 on 280. It would be nice though to tell me if you know any good bench marking apps.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback !

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice! What made you decide on the 6 core over a 4 core? I have been beating my head on the table trying to decide that for myself when I build next year. I will be doing some gaming, bit most of my time will be using the computer for my programming degree. I will be using at least two monitors and having a few things going at once, but I have had so many different opinions regarding the need for an intel 6 core like the one you have, or stick with the Intel quad core. Information overload...

Also, I noticed you went with a freesync monitor instead of gsync. What's your experience so far with that? The cost savings there is quite a bit, I'm just curious because that's something I've been contemplating as well. My budget is $2500, and that's including monitors, so you see my dilemma.

Thank you for sharing this build. Very, very nice!

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the feedback ! I should put it this way, I didn't went with a freesync monitor, I went for a 27'' Benq monitor. I have a couple of friends with both gsync and freesync and there is almost no difference, freesync maybe a ''cheap royalty free'' software, as some people may put it, but honestly it's as good as gsync. It's kinda like the new High bandwith SLI bridge and the stock one you get with your motherboard. And for the CPU, 6 core is best for multitasking. Now if you went for a quad-core it would not be horrible but you might need to upgrade earlier than if you had the hexa-core.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Heads up, FreeSync is exclusively compatible with AMD GPU's, and GSync is exclusively compatible with NVidia GPU's. It's frustrating that that's the current state of the market.

FreeSync works via software to help your monitor talk with your GPU better (to put it extremely simply). GSync is an actual hardware addition to the monitor that allows it to precisely track with the GPU, circumventing extra strain on the GPU and allowing a more premium experience. This is also why GSync monitors are significantly more expensive than those without GSync, because of the extra hardware that goes into making them have GSync capabilities.

That being said, you can find great GSync 1440p 144hz solutions that are only "expensive" as opposed to "ludicrous." What I ended up settling on was the Dell S2716DG. I trolled eBay for a while and was able to nab one for $380. There are a number of bad reviews and concerns with it, namely around its malfunctioning "deep sleep" mode and washed out colors. Basically all that's required is changing a few quick settings and then spending 15 minutes tuning the colors on your monitor, and suddenly it looks fantastic.

tl;dr - You are probably just seeing the effects of 1440p 144hz, and none of FreeSync. Try checking out the Dell S2716DG, you won't regret it.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the feedback! I just learned something... a bit late unfortunately.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought that freesync and gsync were repspectively for amd and NVidia?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. That's why I was asking. There's an Nvidia card, but the monitor is a freesync in the build.

So I was curious about the performance of the monitor with no sync being used. The cost of a gsync monitor is quite a bit more than one with freesync or no sync at all.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

I mean there is no issues at all when I play fast pace games like DOOM on ultra or 'chiller' ones like fallout 4 on Ultra.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Went down that same path! Can really understand the feeling :)

Bought a crappy HP PC then decided to build my own and with almost similar components. Only difference was I got different ram sticks and couldn't fit the H115 so had to buy a 100i v2 just to accommodate the ram stick. Have fun with yours. I'm playing way more games now than I used to just because of this PC...

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback ! Ah yes, a comrade! How unlucky for you CPU cooler :/ Anyhow, I hope you enjoy your build as much as i do !

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Sexy

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback