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First build for a very OCD user!

by Travask



CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

85.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

64.0° C


Hello everyone and welcome to my build, this is as you see my finished product and although I have built this thing 2 months ago I only finished it today by adding the CPU fan and made some final finishing touches on cable management (more on that later.

What made me want to build something that costed so much with such little experience? its because I spend 10 hours a day on a computer either gaming or learning about computers and such, what are my thoughts on the parts that I picked? here is a finished list that I took for what I thought about everything:

1) CPU: I have never seen something so fast, I havent seen it slow down once and I forgot that windows not responding exists anymore, installing it was easy and was worth every penny (also I think I got a good CPU as it does not heat very much and I even tried OC'ing it to 4.5 and it worked but I didn't want to risk shorter life span)

2) CPU Cooler: this thing was kind of hard to install and I had to re-install it because the x bracket and the heat sink wouldn't align and the CPU had bad temps because the cooler wasn't sitting properly, but now its fixed and im thankful!

3) Motherboard: sexiest thing I have ever seen in my life, it makes you feel amazing just to touch that thing although the installation to the case was a bit of a pain and DO NOT get this motherboard for the 400r or the 500r if you want to get your front usb 3.0 to work because the way the case is made is not compatible for the usb connector to plug in!

4) Memory: Nothing special, works well.

5) SSD: This is so nice and boots up my whole comp in under 10 seconds!

6) HDD: Nothing special, works well.

7) Video Card: this card is the most fitting thing to go with the motherboard other then a 780ti and it is unstoppable, please note that I used to play games on a prebuilt PC that had integrated graphics!

8) Case: amazing case other then the fact that my motherboard is alittle incompatible with it (what I mean is the case is goes inward in the spot where the motherboard is supposed to go which makes putting in the front usb 3.0 connectors impossible!

9) PSU: this beast needs to feed, and this provides more then enough juice for it, only issue is I didnt research much about power supplies and got a NON modular psu which was a pain to cable manage (again Im ocd so it had to be as perfect as possible)!

10) Optical Drive: Nothing special, works well.

So yea that is it friend please commend on what you think and make more PC's :D

Comments Sorted by:

desync408 1 Build 7 points 19 months ago

LOL I could tell you got some serious OCD going on even if you didn't mention it. The fact that the headphones are aligned in the middle of the screen or the way you put the HDD in the middle of all the drive bays. and the way everything is black hahha. Very clean build neadless to say

Travask submitter 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

Haha you got me!

connortm97 1 point 19 months ago

I have OCD too and did almost the exact same thing on my build. great all round build, very upgradable for the future.

JoshPapson 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

Needless to say, that was some fine cable management. +1, good sir

Travask submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Oh thank you thank you, I've been doing it over and over and I never could close the back of the case but this time it worked somehow!

JoshPapson 1 Build 3 points 19 months ago

Never change it, ever.

'Tis perfect

connortm97 2 points 19 months ago


Retroman 2 points 19 months ago

nice and clean, well done +1

xx116xx 3 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Very nice, but I need to know one thing. How the heck do you move your mouse in such a small space? There's like 1 inch between the tower and the keyboard.

Travask submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Sensitivity = 10

xx116xx 3 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

I like to have it so that I move my mouse all the way across the floor of the house to move to the other side of the screen...

Moonraid 1 point 19 months ago

that's easy to explain... increase the mouse speed. I don't have a "desk" (per-say) since my computer is setup next my bed. I use my leg as a mouse-pad and I rarely move it more than a 1" or so either way.

Yea its insane but it works.

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martyyp 1 point 19 months ago

I see you bought the 400R at microcenter, was that in store? If it was, you should have got the CPU and MOBO there while you were at it, i5 is only $180, and with a mobo, it woulda stayed the same since the price is already slashed drastically but maybe woulda got $30 off the mobo. Anyways nice build, this is exactly how my list looks, no peripherals, just needs, for some reason I don't want to see the price go up lol, maybe that's why

Travask submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Oh I forgot to change the place I bought things at, I bought everything from amazon by the way and yea there were many other parts selection that could have done the same or better for less!

obsideo 5 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

You may think that the HDD is nothing special. However, I think WD has some of the best quality for desktop drives. The Blue series may lose some performance, but for the price it's still something that you can rely on. I've put it in many customer builds. Nice job on the clean build. I wish I could keep my desk/workbench that clean for more than a day, but that would mean I'm not doing enough business.

Travask submitter 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

Yea I only said they were nothing special because they are a part everybody knows to be reliable, effective and efficient. Also thank you the only reason my desk is really clean is because I just move in to this new room and because of my OCD as stated above haha!

cooperred 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Nice build! 85C seems a bit high to me for 4.4Ghz. What voltage are you running at?

Travask submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Well that was the highest temp it ever got to using intel burner and prime95, I have yet to see it go higher then 60-70c when gaming, my voltage is 1.24

cooperred 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Ah I see. Did you have adaptive voltage on? Synthetic stress testing programs like p95 on adaptive voltage will drive your vcore way up

stnz 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Well. Some cables could have been pulled more inside the case for a cleaner look. The cables (mouse, keyboard, laptop) on your desktop aren't straight, which gives your desk a messy look. Aside from that this is quite a good build.

JasonUK 12 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

I think you're confusing OCD with perfectionism, but nice build ;)

Travask submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Aren't they the same :p

JasonUK 12 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Well, here's a rough analogy for you. One means you like order. The other means that you need order, but know you'll never get it.

Dreamin73 1 point 19 months ago

The silver oh no, gogiious build though

Kiburi 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Really nice build! Well done, sir! +1

boxxybrownn 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

does it drive you crazy that there is only 1 side of your hyper 212 with a fan?

Travask submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Kinda, but what irritates me more is the direction its pointing haha!

Maxmon67 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

The mobo was so dark that I thought it didn't exist at first glance xD

ITneto 1 point 18 months ago

I wish I had OCD and this build.. +1

Travask submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

I loved the way this build turned out, but take back the OCD wish because you will always wanna be perfect although you just never can be!

ITneto 1 point 18 months ago

Hahaha, but at least I'd try to be perfect.. Great work, an amazing build, seriously.. then this was your fisrt build?

Travask submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Yup, it brings tears to my eyes haha!

ITneto 1 point 18 months ago