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Hey guys, well I'm finnaly done with my PC and I gotta say, it was worth the money!

I built my first PC a few days ago and it's working perfectly. I've spent around 1200 euro's on it and I'm using it mostly for gaming and just school work. I was aiming for 1080p 60fps gaming on high/ultra settings. But I'm considering to buy a 1440p monitor.

When choosing the parts I took my time (around 3 months). Because I didn't know very much about computers I was first just learning things about components, airflow, bottleneck etc. When I felt comfortable I went out picking my parts. This website helped me so much with that. When I had finished my list I didn't immediately bought them. I posted my list on multiple forums and I asked the people what I should change and again, that helped me so much. I would have made so much mistakes when I just straight up bought the parts. So shoutout to Root_User and Battlefield for helping adjust my PC parts list. I'd have made so much mistakes without you guys help!

Putting the CPU, CPU-Cooler and the Ram on the motherbord went well. But it was getting harder when it needed to plug in the cables because I didn't know where to plug everything in. Fortunately the PC building video from Bitwit helped me a lot with my build.

When I was finally done with everything I plugged the power cable in the PSU and the HDMI in the PC and monitor. I pressed the button and.... no signal. I felt really depressed that night. I went to bed and just wanted to sleep so I could figure it out the next day. But I couldn't sleep. I was awake the whole night. The next morning I went on Google and tried to find the same problem with a solution. On every forum there was standing text like: Your motherboard is dead. I felt sick. So I went on Youtube watching video of how to fix no signal. And in the comments I saw this: Do you have your HDMI plugged into your videocard. I rushed upstairs to my room and looked behind the PC and it was plugged in the motherboard. I plugged it into the videocard, pressed the power-button and looked at my screen. The start-screen of the Gigabyte BIOS came up. I felt reborn.

From their I rushed downstairs told my family. I setted my BIOS up, installed Windows and the first thing I did was downloading teamspeak and told my friends I finished my PC. The whole week I just gamed with them. It was worth every cent.

So my PC building experience was great and I recommend everyone to try it out themself.

The components in my PC:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor $178.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B360 HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $81.82 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston - HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $94.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Green 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $65.46 @ Newegg Marketplace
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.79 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $464.98 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $48.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro French CDN - DVD 64-bit -
Keyboard Cooler Master - MasterSet MS120 (US) Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $72.79 @ Amazon
Headphones Kingston - HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset $92.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1249.68
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1239.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-07 10:26 EDT-0400

Further info: Tempratures in my PC are fine. Idle: 32C Load: 69C

But right now I only got one fan in the PC (exhaust fan) so I'm planning to add an intake fan (maybe 2) so, the tempratures will probably go even lower. (I recorded the tempratures when it was mid summer)

Part Reviews

CPU

A beautiful, cheap proccesor. With his 6 cores and 6 threads and a clock rate of 2.8 to 4.0 GHz it can handle probably every task I trow at it. A perfect piece if youre looking for a good, cheap CPU.

CPU Cooler

A cheap and reliable cooler. Put this on my i5-8400 it stays at around 31C idle and 68 load. The design is nice and fits in almost all builds. It was also easy to mount it on my motherboard. No problems at all. Noise levels are fine. You can't hear him when idleing but under load you can, but that's with most air-coolers.

Motherboard

Good ATX 360 chipset motherboard. I need one for my I5-8400 but almost every non-Z motherboard was mATX so, I'm glad I found this one. Has some lights in it (yellow) don't know if it's RGB, didn't tested that out yet. Overall solid, it's a solid piece.

Memory

Just good RAM at a good price (for this time of the year). Nice heatsink and just good value. I did get a 2666 version but, they didn't appear on the PcPartPicker site.

Storage

Nice SSD from WD. Enough space for me and my games. What should I say, it's just a good piece of hardware.

Storage

Nice piece for my PC. Enough space for me and my stuff. Fastest RPM I could find for this price range.

Video Card

Beautiful video card. Can handle everything I trow at him. For this price you get almost everything.

Good, fast and powerful videocard.

Good length, height and thiccness.

RGB :D.

A beautiful backplate.

Quiet non-active fans

10/10 would buy again!

Case

Very nice case. Has some RGB at the side so those are some bonus points of course. I bought this case mainly because I wanted a window in my case so I could see my components. So when I say this case with temperd glass I felt in love. The building process was good in it but the PSU nearly didn't fit. It was a bit of a pain. Coming with one exhaust fan is fine but, two is better of course (intake and output).

Overall this case is awesome, just look if you have some space left for the PSU.

Power Supply

Just a good PSU. Delivers enough power for all of my components. It's modulair so that's even better. It quiet as well so, just a good PSU.

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Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

This is a really nice build. And +1 for actually being able to turn your PC on.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :D! Yeh I felt so dumb when I figured out my mistake xD

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Props for managing to find a way to fit a setup that large in that room lol.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Yeh my room is not the biggest. I was lucky the Ikea desk fits over my bed but without hitting the walls. So now my feet are under my desk when I sleep. But I like my room. Really cosy xD

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

hope you don't kick your desk and knock over your new desktop :)

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

I was afraid for that as well hahaha! But nothing bad as happend so far. :D

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Great choice with the i5 8400. Perfect for your use/ budget.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I love it so far! :D

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build!! but i dont think your build need a 620W for a power supply tho XD

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeh it's a little bit too much. But it was 60 euros at that time and for that money I could also get a 500W so I took my chance!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

why go with the intel i5-8400 instead of the Ryzen 5 1600? It has more threads

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I choose the i5-8400 over the Ryzen because when I was searching up info. Intel should be better for gaming and Ryzen for video-editing. And in my country the Ryzen 1600 was a little bit more money. So I chose the i5. Got no problems so far with it! :D

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :D

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

what aoc is that do you have international ship links?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I got something for you I think. Search on amazon: AOC i2381FH then you will get the monitor I use.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Any clearance issues with the H7 paired with the P300?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

No, not at all! The window can close and there are no issues at all! :D

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

wow this was a while go, no clue if your going to see this but you could've went with a m9i or stock. h7 is usually used for 2600 o'c. but its not that much of a price difference, so its fine.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeh, my friends said I could've went with the stock too. But I didn't like the look of the cooler so I wanted a nicer one. So I looked for one nicer than the stock and with better performance and I ended up with this one. But if you wanted to know, the cooler works perfect. No issues at all! :D and I come once in a time to check out the specs for my pc because I forget them really fast :P

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I heard seasonic makes good PSU's so I thought why not :D

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