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Teens first rig

by Robotdude



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Best birthday present ever! Note: I haven't installed the graphics card yet, I might return it to Amazon and buy it again to get the two free games that come with Nvidias holiday bundle. I built the rig in about about 4 hours. The build was pretty straight forward, the hardest part was probably installing the CPU cooler. I haven't tried overclocking anything, any advice on that would be greatly appreciated. The Phantom 410 makes wire management super easy, which is probably what I was the most worried about.

This rig will be used for gaming, and just general use. I know that the power supply is overly powerful, but I probably will SLI in the future, so I did not want to buy a new one.

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Hakumisoso 2 Builds 8 points 37 months ago

That's a heck of a birthday present.

18hockey 1 Build 4 points 37 months ago

Damn my parents made me pay for mine! Nice build :D

Robotdude submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

I actually paid for most of it, but my parents gave me a bit of cash to finish it.

cameron_155 1 Build 3 points 37 months ago

I building almost the exact same build but im putting a 770 in mine and a water cooler , but overall a great build

l13199l 3 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

only thing i would recommend is to swap out that HDD, hear some bad things about toshiba drives

Robotdude submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Cheapest one I could find, as I really needed 3 TB. I guess I should just backup more.

l13199l 3 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

it will probably be fine, i dont know what/when problems occur, it may be that the drive is known to have a short life span

chancewright22 2 points 37 months ago

Great cable management!

Robotdude submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

You probably wouldn't say that if you saw the other side. I just stuffed the case closed lol. I will probably fix that when I install the graphics card.

Spencer1012 3 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

I have that same case and had to do the same thing. An inch almost isn't enough for that stupid 24 pin connector. I also have the NON modular 600W version of that PSU, so you can imagine what that looks like back there. You have the modular one at least, according to the part shown.

TrivTrav 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

You may want to flip the PSU upside down so the fan is facing down unless the PC will be on the carpet all the time.

Robotdude submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

What is the difference? I just put it this way because I saw someone else that did, so any advice would be appreciated.

ExcaliburVII 1 point 37 months ago

The fan filter at the bottom of the case helps prevent dust from entering the PSU, which can lengthen its lifespan. Air from the bottom is also generally cooler than air from inside the case.

Robotdude submitter 1 Build 3 points 37 months ago

Alright I'll flip it when I move it off carpet and install the graphics card. Thanks for the advice.

triplexbeatz 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

not just dust tho... the PSU is extracting its hot air exhaust right into your case, instead of out of it.

troller_awesomeness 1 point 37 months ago

Happy birthday! I'm hoping yto get a custom PC for my birthday as well since my current laptop has overheating problmens.

Robotdude submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Thanks man! Looking forward to seeing your build.

xIMcCloud29Ix 3 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Nice build, looks a little familiar...

Great job though, I was also worried about cable management but the case was easier than I thought.

Robotdude submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Agreed, the Phantom 410 makes cable management really easy. The main reason I bought it was for its beautiful look, but these are really nice features too.

ZF1940 1 point 31 months ago

Are you me? I'm doing a build and it's almost exactly like this. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3yjA6

rhandyrhoads 5 Builds 0 points 37 months ago

I like the build but those cables are just a bit sloppy at the bottom where they go into the grommets. Take a bit of extra time to untangle them and remember, zip ties are your friend. As a 13 year old who has built 3 computers (mine with the help of my cousin which took about 1 hour, my dad's All-in-one which took 4 hours, and my mom's aio which took about 2 hours) I know that you can make those cables neater.

EDIT: Windows 7 is getting old. Start8 will bring back the start menu, but many people still buy 7. 7 simply isn't a very good option anymore with all the new technologies and the lightning fast speeds in 8.

Robotdude submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Yeah I really need to fix those cables. There is a reason that I didn't take a picture of the other side lol. I normally rock Win 8, and greatly prefer its look, but since I had a Win7 license lying around, I just activated that. I will upgrade soon.

MiKaVw -5 points 37 months ago

Nice build op. Only complained is about the psu never get a cx series psu especially if your going to overclock they tend to explode.

skemble 24 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Drugs are bad.

Mattyice47 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

I agree....Wait what?

TrivTrav 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Since when?!

Hakumisoso 2 Builds 4 points 37 months ago

cx is not very high quality. But it is unlikely you can max it out with these parts even when overclocking. So unlikely blow up.

TrivTrav 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

I see people putting the CX series in a lot of builds. There fine. And when you say 'blow up', you're misleading to what actually happens. I've never ever heard of a CX series 'blowing up'. But yes, this build will perform fine with that PSU.

Hakumisoso 2 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

They are fine as long as you don't max them out. I have one myself. And when a psu fails and catches on fire or makes a popping sound it is generally referred to blowing up.

TrivTrav 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

They short out and catch fire in a nutshell.