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After 20+ years of console gaming, I finally made the switch to PC gaming! This is my first time building a PC, it was a bit nerve-wrecking at first but once I completed it I can now say that I am officially hooked on PC building.

Compared to the pre-built computer I bought from Best Buy almost five years ago, this PC far exceeds my expectations in terms of performance & aesthetics. Never knew that building a PC would so worth.

Hope you guys like what you see! It's my first time so if you have any constructive criticism or comments on how it could be improved let me know! Thanks for taking the time to check out my build.

All in all I am super pleased and will upload some updated pictures of what it looks like! Thanks again everybody!

Update: After reading the comments, I ended up changing my previous motherboard to a Z-170AR to color coordinate my build :D thanks for the advice everybody!

These are the updated and final pictures of my build! Hope you guys like it.

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Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks seksay. I'd upgrade the SSD ASAP though.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Why? If it was one of the Kingston bait-and-switch units, I would understand, but PNY SSDs seem to be pretty good.

Or do you mean because it's a 120GB SSD? That I understand and agree with.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Just the size. I had a 160gb SSD back in the day. It's big enough at first, but you'll find yourself feeling crowded after a while. All depends on your usage of course, but I was big into Skyrim in those days,, and found myself constantly trying to make room for more mods.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I would probably just get another PNY 240GB SSD when the 120GB one starts filling up. If they sell the 120GB SSD, they might get $30 back, but then they're out 120GB when they swap it for a 240GB one.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Great job and welcome!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks! :D glad you like it!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Great pc build but for color preference I would of gone with a different motherboard

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build, great looks! (if your LEDs are RGB, change the color to red and it will look really sick). Anyway, have fun with your Rig!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I can definitely do that :D I'll try to post some more images with more color schemes! Thanks man.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Good color, I would have gone with a different motherboard but eitherway looks great. And yes ASAP on that SSD upgrade!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Question. Why Black-and-Red motherboard if this is primarily a blue and white build?

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

maybe because thera are not a lot of unexpensive black and white or blue and white mobo on the market, like 4 viable options last time I checked... I can understand the choice. I have a build for a White and Blue computer and wanted something similar for my GF, but I couldn't due to price

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Precisely. I really wanted the white Z-170 but the price was just too steep for my budget :( the MSI H110M Gaming was only $69 dollars and I heard a lot good things about it from my friends..so I decided to just stick with that for now.

But when I build a new PC I'll definitely try to color coordinate better! Thanks for the advice guys

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

There are some all-black MSI boards, though.

And no problem. Advice is what this community does best.

That sounded as generic as a silver Power supply with an 80mm fan at the back.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure I can return my current motherboard, do you think it's worth it to get another motherboard? I was thinking of upgrading to the Asus Z-170A but then I wouldn't know what to do with the one I'm using now.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

What about the MSI Krait 3x? That's fits with the white a bit better, and is cheaper. ATX Z170 motherboard.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

You might want to add some more ram. Maybe bump it up to 16 gigs.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

What colors are both led strips?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

the led strips come with a controller that you can change colors with! Not too sure about the colors but it was a certain shade of blue/teal. There are like 15 colors so lots of options to choose from!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! any idea if it could support vive?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I have not tried VR yet but I'm sure that it could handle it pretty well. Maybe in the future I'll dive into VR if I'm interested!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks pretty sick! Its perfect for my budget too.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the compliment! Hope to see your build soon as well :D