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So this is my second attempt at building a gaming PC. The first build I made was very much the same as this one, but I upgraded all of the hardware (CPU, GPU, PSU, RAM, monitor, etc.) this past month. I'm really happy with it and I've been enjoying my time with it so far. Been mostly using it to play Apex Legends recently (but that's because I'm busy in tax season at work). I'm looking forward to using it for some Sekiro and the new DOOM: Eternal whenever that comes out. Over the course of the next year or so I'll probably add to it little by little; better speakers, better headset, different chair, stuff like that. The stuff that's included in the build that I wasn't able to find in the listed parts are as follows:

  • Kazaira Extended Gaming Mouse Pad (36" x 12")
  • Avantree Universal Headset Stand
  • VIVO Dual Monitor Stand
  • Phanteks Cable Extensions (White)
  • CableMod AIO Sleeve (White)
  • Cool Master 24 pin 90 degree adapter
  • NZXT Hue 2 + 2 LED strips
  • NZXT Internal USB Hub
  • Furmax Gaming Chair

The desk is an IKEA Linnmon tabletop (in black) with two Alex drawer units (in white) to support it. I also wired up a basic LED strip that runs the entire length of the desk and had to cut a hole in the middle to route the keyboard and mouse cables underneath for a cleaner look on top. Again, super proud of how it's come out. Love the black and white build combined with the Miami blue and pink colors all over the place. Definitely a theme I'll keep in any future updates / builds.

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  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

looks amazing!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks Great! +1

How did those NZXT fans work?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

they do the trick for sure. daisy chaining them together is honestly a bit of a pain and winds up having a lot more cable to manage, but the convenience of all of it run by the same software is why I went with them. still wish they were brighter though. corsair really has the best rgb fans so i may end up replacing them somewhere down the line if I feel like foregoing the self-contained software ecosystem

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you feel about the top mounted rad in the h700i?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

seems to do the trick pretty well. definitely haven't noticed the cpu getting much hotter than in the 70s or so when completely under load

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. I was just wondering about your ram fitting in with that cooler. Is your first ram stick bent to the right? I have personally been thinking about getting another 2 sticks ( currently have 2 x 8gb ) but the tubing is covering half of my first dimm slot. I have not found any solution other then to flip the cooler but I’m not sure how well that would work.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

so with this particular motherboard and cooler, all 4 ram slots were open and not blocked by anything so I didn't have to do any special manipulation of the parts in order to get them to go in. The only pain I really had was that I got the 860 evo ssd after I had built everything and the M.2 slot uses the same power as some of the sata ports on the mobo. that just meant that when I went to use the bottom two sata ports on the mobo, they didn't work and I had to finagle the sata cable behind that beefy graphics card to a sata port that did work. beyond that, everything has plenty of room available. when you say the tubing is in the way of your first ram slot, maybe turning the cooler in another direction might free up that space?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh ok. I suppose I could also just upgrade to 2x16gb. As for turning the cooler I’m not sure if the screws are oriented in a perfect square. If they are in a rectangle I’ll have to flip it upside down.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

sexy colors Great

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Well this looks familiar. Looks good! Check out mines out!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy fluorescence!

I WANT these colors. Could you please tell me what specific colors you used for the purple and blue lights??

And how did you do the backlighting for the monitors and under the desk?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! So I didn't use specific color names, but the blue is usually the following RGB settings: 50, 200, 255 & the pink / purple is usually 255, 0, 244. Hope that helps!

As for the backlighting, I just bought a 16" LED strip that I wrapped around the entirety of the underside of the desk and tried my best to set the colors similarly.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks really nice! Do you think you could link your wallpaper? I really like them!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! So actually I use a Steam app called Wallpaper Engine for my wallpapers. Here's the link to it if you want it: https://store.steampowered.com/app/431960/Wallpaper_Engine/

Great app, worth the $4. I've switched it up to fun stuff through it.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m jealous, I NEED a man cave.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

this looks amazing. my boyfriend is helping me build my first computer. exactly what i want mine to look like

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the ram overclock? Wondering if it can do at least 3200