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Hey everyone,

Just wanted to share my first ever build! I researched and watched youtube videos the entire summer. I wanted to say thanks to the community here for all the advice. I used to play starcraft and warcraft when I was younger and then I bought a xbox 360 to game with friends. I finally got the itch again to come back to the pc master race! I bought starcraft 2 and was playing on my laptop with the integrated intel graphics. It was no good at all. So this is my creation for gaming now which is what I will primarily use this for as well as some light autocadd work.

CPU: It was recommended by virtually every site so I figured I couldn't go wrong there.

MOBO: I wanted to keep a black/white/silver theme and this fit the bill perfectly. I have no complaints and the BIOS is extremely easy to used which is nice as I am completely new at anything to deal with the BIOS. Plus I got it for $100 through an awesome Microcenter CPU/MOBO combo deal.

RAM: I know I splurged a little for the aesthetics of the awesome looking Dominators but it looks so damn good on the motherboard that I couldn't resist.

Storage: I had an hold Hitachi 500GB hard drive in my old old desktop where the motherboard fried after a lightning strike. I bought the Samsung EVO from Amazon and due to a shipping error I happened to get an extra one! So that was an awesome surprise.

Video Card: I debated between this and the Asus Strix but I liked the design of the Windforce cooler just slightly more than the Strix. I absolutely love this card! So far I have been playing Far Cry 4 (came free with the card) and Starcraft on ultra settings and it doesn't even bat an eye. It is amazing. I may get another one down the line once I can afford a 1440p monitor or 2.

Case: I debated between the 760t or the H440. But once I watched a few videos of the 760t and went to Microcenter to check it out I fell in love with it and was able to get it on sale for a pretty decent price.

Mouse/Keyboard: I am getting the mouse from my girlfriend for christmas and I am going to get a Corsair K70 soon as well.

Monitor: I am currently using a 32 inch Vizio tv that I had laying around. It isn't the greatest but it gets the job done and still looks pretty good.

Future Parts: I am going to buy a AIO CPU cooler after the holidays. I will probably get an H110. I eventually want to do a custom water loop with rigid tubing but that is a ways down the road. I will eventually get a better monitor or two. Thinking 1440p. I will also get some nice looking sleeved cables since I have a full window I need it to look good lol.

If you made it this far thanks for reading my rant about my first build. I had an awesome time doing it and learned a ton about computers. I will overclock eventually but I have to do more research and get comfortable with the process and get a CPU cooler. And sorry for the bad pictures. I had to use my Samsung S4 as I don't own a camera.

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  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build just wish I had that much cash to spare for my build :) (I have a question; I'm building a system and it only will only need about 200 watts and I have a spare 750 watt PSU would this be ok to be paired together or should I buy a lower watt PSU?)

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

You'll be fine with a 750W

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

You'd be fine in terms of providing power, but it wouldn't be all that efficient. I'd get a lower-wattage PSU. If all you'll need is 200 watts or so, go with a 430 watt, 500 watt max.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Lucky you.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Xbox controller? Nice build by the way.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

lol i hate xbox controllers... idk how ppl can use it :D i have ps3 myself tho using wirelessly on my pc for racing

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

When i first started pc gaming, a year to December 25 i wanted so badly to use a controller, but i didn't and yesterday i tried to play a match of cod with my bro and i was awful although i still kicked his a** , but ya i was soo much worse.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Eh man hate the gamer not the controller XD I only use my xbox controller for game testing but other than that...ya..... nothing beats a keyboard/mouse..ever.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

isnt the case not that strong,iv seen reviews and they look wobbly