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Hi guys, I'm very glad to introduce my very first build here. As a Mac user I was always wrestling with my Macs (iMac or macbook pro) to play games so that I decided to go for PC (still have a macbook pro for college though).

It's been for two months to collect all the parts from a graphic card (actually it was an impulse buy) to the motherboard which was arrived last Thursday morning. When I started my research, Kabylake was just released and it cost nearly same as its predecessor, Skylake. So I picked it up. Until this moment, I didn't realize that all the parts should be compatible. It was very lucky for me to find here from the relatively early stage of research (by accident though).

There was no specific theme of this pc but from what I saw many many builds here, at least I wanted to go for a simple but very efficient cool system. Initially I collected all black and white color parts, but it seemed too boring so I added a red color cpu cooler which was cheap and looked alright. For cooling system three white chassis fans take fresh air in and three black radiator fans blow hot air out. Thankfully all the parts are well fitted in the Nano S, I mean just fitted as they are referred to photos.

Yes, as a newbie in this world, I greatly thank to you guys here and other websites. I cannot still believe that I have built this pc. :)

P.S. I really like the shhh~ intake and exhaust sounds. Sounds like a real machine. :)

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  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

I really like the shhh~ intake and exhaust sounds.

I don't know why, but I cracked up at reading this...

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, don't go too far :) Cheers!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat fan gap doe. Did you realize right away you needed to install the GPU fan first or did you do a potato? How's the sound out of the mobo? If it makes you feel any luckier, the first time I used the site, all my parts were incompatible. I can do a smart. nice build

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi mate, from reading many builds with nano s here I was aware of the size restrictions of radiators so that I could choose the right size of cpu radiator. Although I mounted the cpu cooler's first and then put the gpu's in, I guess the order doesn't matter. Honestly, I have no idea about the "sound" as I don't really care about it. I haven't even had any chance to play a game yet for lying down on my bed as I have thrown my back out since last Sunday night haha :) Sorry about no helpful answer. And more feel sorry for your bad luck. Thanks anyway mate!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks very nice +1

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great. :) +1

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build! This is much like the build I'm doing currently.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Let me see when you finish it.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Getting it this Saturday

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't help waiting for it. :)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

well hey, this guy got dem dola dola bills

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey mate, English is my second language. What do you mean by that? :)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

like the cooling +1

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build bud. The cpu cooler looks like a charm. What games do you get into mostly?

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Haven't started yet but want to go for FPS or overwatch? If you recommend?? Thanks:)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Overwatch would be a great start! I don't play much myself but from what I have played, it's loads of fun. CS:GO is always a great FPS, the trade-off is the awful community of players though. Battlefield 4 is spectacular, it would be great on the setup you just finished. I don't know if you are into RPG's or that style but there are loads of great games out there of that nature.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate, sounds like I should try almost every game haha :) Actually Witcher 3 and Diablo 3 are my favorites. :)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

How well does the 980 ti do at running high end games

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry mate. Haven't even started yet. :) But you may refer to here, http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/gigabyte_geforce_gtx_980_ti_extreme_gaming_waterforce_review,38.html

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build! 1+! looks very good!

the first and second picture dont really look good tho because of the camera. The other pictures are nice tho!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate! Yeah let me try another shots.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I am making a build similar to this, but with a bigger budget (1400 USD), Did you actualy build this? If so, can u give me tips? I, like you, was a Mac (aka potato) gamer and just got a summer job paying that much. Thanks!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi mate, yes I did. I live in Australia where its currency is way weaker than USD. The exact same components except the graphic card (weired but 980 ti is more expensive than the lowest price of 1080) in USA Pcpartpicker cost around $1700 USD. If you have a windows OS and some parts from your old rig, definitely you can build with $1400 USD. If not, it depends on the most expensive parts like cpu or graphic card.

I chose the case first, and then cpu and motherboard, then cpu cooler (if you choose mini itx case and aio cooler, you should consider the size of radiator. Also, if you want to mount radiator on top, you may need to think about the height of ram), and then graphic card (again check its length), and then the other parts. I guess most important thing is well understanding about the case and motherboard. Hopefully answer your question. Cheers!

P.S. It cost me around $2800 AUD but in USA pcpartpicker site it shows $1200 USD? Interesting :)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Can u take a look at my current build and tell me what I should add/improve? My max budget is $1440. Thanks!

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4JQy9W

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything seems alright except rams (4gb + 8gb) and storages ( two 3.5' HDDs). I would go for 16gb (2x 8gbb) instead of 12gb and upgrade one of 3.5' hdds to m.2 ssd like Samsung 960 evo 250gb with extra $70.In this case you will need extra $90 which means roughly $1460. If you really want to hold the led fans, you may find secondhand rams from ebay. You can upgrade the rams later anyway but you will thank to me when you upgrade your hdd to ssd. It's as different as night and day. Good luck mate!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I changed my build a LOT! I found a free Windows 10 key from my dad's office, so I took that out. I think it is final, may change Monitor and CPU to Ryzen, but I dont think so...

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate:)