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Hey PC Nation! Growing up I played alot of PC games on my dads old PCs which he built. Then my college years I got into gaming consoles. Now that I'm older I wanted to build a computer to back up cell phone photos, a place to surf the web, stream Netflix, Direct TV Now and get back into gaming of course! So I took to the inter-webs after watching numerous builds on Youtube by Linus tech tips, Pauls Hardware, Jayze Two Cents and Joey Delago. which were extremely helpful and fun to watch! Then I started to collect the parts which was just as fun trying to find deals (god Im getting old) I bought all of them new as the price listed except for the 1070 video card I got it off ebay for $250 shipped!. I picked up BattleFeild 4 and it runs like a champ getting all the FPSSSSS well according to my CPU and GPU monitor (CAM which works amazing by the way) I average 90 FPS on the best settings. I overclocked it to get the RAM up to the rated 3200 mhz and pushing 3.8 ghz with stock cooler. I have six fans running, 3 exhaust and 3 intakes, might be overkill? I LOVE how it turned out my cable management is a little wanky by the PSU but otherwise I think it looks great for my first build! I thought it was cool what people were doing with the bobble heads so I popped in a storm trooper since to me at least it looks really starwarsy hence the name! I went budget on the case but no lie I really like the look. I just ordered a couple terabyte drives for games and other back up for the electronics in the house dont know if Im going to run them in RAID or just by themselves... will see! Thanks for checking it out!

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  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

Hey. I actually just ordered this exact build (currently waiting for the parts to arrive). Could you tell me a little about your fans? I notice you have 6 fans, correct? Which ones are intake and which are exhaust? Also how is the air flow in that case? I am a little worried about the front panel being semi-closed off. And how is the noise from the case? Does it suppress sound well? Thanks for answering man! Your build looks clean!

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

The fans were cheap... but they are built great and because they are cheap they dont move a ton of air so I keep them cranked at 100% the whole time and it is not that loud. The case vents very well BUT make sure you put the front fans on the inside of the case the case designed to take air in from the sides of the front. The front fans I have as intakes an the top fans I have as exhaust fans keeps it very cool. Hope this helps I have been gaming won it with Destiny 2 and Black Ops 4 and it shreds games love it! Under load the CPU hovers around 55-60C the GPU under load around 55C

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you get that GPU that cheap? Last weekend I bought an FTW EVGA 1070 for $310, your deal must be insanely good!

  • 16 months ago
  • 4 points

Well I bought it from a miner on ebay....So I have no warranty and I can only assume its been used pretty extensively. So even though it was a fantastic deal there is some risk on my part. Keep looking on ebay or craigslist you'll find a deal!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW this not only looks great, but it's right in my price range! I used to build a long time ago, what would be the challenging problem for a green horn (setting jumps, switches)?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the compliment! Im a green horn too, watched A TON of builds before I attempted this and it still took me hours. Toughest part for me was the on/off/reset/HDD wires that plug into the motherboard. I also went a little overkill using the x470 motherboard but I didnt want to mess with a BIOS update wanted it to run right out of the box and have room for future overclocking.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice and same with me, it's right in my budget. Even though I'm only 12 years old, i still love computers and I'm learning to program. (I'm from Denmark). I'm saving all of my pocketmoney for a PC build! Yeah that's it, and thanks for the inspiration.

Nice.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

your welcome! Keeping saving it will be worth it!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

It's some nice fans you have there!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you they are a little cheap the one Corsair fan that came with it is much more powerful.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

did you have any trouble with the rams? Getting them up to that speed. I'm thinking of grabbing the same with the same cpu and only a slightly better mobo although i suppose they will support the same things. Your build looks great man , and considering i'm going for something similar that is the best praise i can give you.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man! The RAM ran stock clocked at around 2600ish using the motherboard bios using one click I was able to clock it at 3200 using the A-XMP (2) function (do a quick google search and you will see what im talking about) it overlooked the ram and the CPU easy peasy I would like to overclock the CPU more later down the road but will need a better cooler.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for taking the time to answer!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, did you have any problems fitting the CPU cooler to the motherboard? I keep seeing that as an issue on reviews. It's the stealth cooler that comes with the cpu

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

I did not have a problem at all attaching the stealth cooler. Next to installing the RAM hat might have been the easiest step! I think I might purchase a liquid cooler this winter will update as well on the install of that!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build bro!!! I have to ask you that how did you adjust the 3rd red fan in front without removing the hard drive case? Btw nice fans and nice deal on graphic card.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I actually removed the hard drive case from the anchoring from the bottom of the case. It is now not attached to the case so I could move it back for the fan clearance. The PC dosent move so it will be ok for my needs!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! How is the airflow at the front? Seems like the plastic cover blocks some air.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yes looking back at it one thing I would not suggest is the case I like it easy to build in and breathes ok for a system like an office machine but for a gaming an editing machine Im looking for something such as the Meshfy C

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You! Im actually looking into the Fractal Design Meshify C.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Kinda late to the party but making a build for a friend (here looking at pictures of that case), and I couldn't help but notice that you said you are pushing 3.8ghz on your R5 2600, but that would actually be somewhat of a downclock from the chips default turbo of 3.9ghz. I also recommend that you look into a better CPU cooler, especially using the x470 chipset. You can usually get an extra 0.1-0.2ghz out of that R5.

But nice job on that ram (:

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the info I have since done this and will post some updated to the build!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

This build looks just great. I'm planning of building a somewhat similar one. Just need to know will it look weird if I use the micro ATX mother board in the case?

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  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you link the fans? Thanks

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  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I like how your cable management is wanky

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

haha thanks?!

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