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Codex - First build!

by obrien_99

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56 Comments

Details

Date Published

Oct. 15, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.11GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

Description

This is my transition from console gaming to PC gaming/CAD. I'm 16 and I have saved up for two months to buy all the parts. I did tons of research, and after 4 parts lists I finally confirmed the parts that I wanted to use. Let me say that after I set everything up, this computer runs flawlessly. I ran into a couple issues while building it, such as the dram_led lighting up red, and there was no picture, but I took it apart and re-assembled it, and it worked fine. All of my chassis fans are automated (lowers/raises RPM based on temps) via my motherboard, along with the cpu cooler and gpu. Thanks to everyone who helped me out, I'm looking forward to some awesome gaming!

Also, I found the GPU brand new on Craigslist for $200, and I got the monitor for $140.

EDIT: I fixed the intake and exhaust fans.

Part Reviews

CPU

Will add a review when I overclock.

CPU Cooler

Amazing cpu cooler thus far. Keeps my CPU at 30 C idle. Super quiet and looks amazing.

Motherboard

This motherboard is outstanding. As a first time builder, it was a breeze to work with. If I ran into any issues the manual went into detail. The BIOS is very neat. Also looks amazing. I haven't overclocked with it yet, but I will soon.

Memory

Lightning fast memory. Have had no issues with it.

Storage

Generic SSD. Can't beat the price, gets the job done.

Storage

What can I say? Good hard drive.

Video Card

Absolutely amazing piece of equipment. I've tested a few games on it so far and have had no problems at all. Ultra settings 60+ fps.

Case

Wonderful case. Looks beautiful and is VERY easy to work in.

Power Supply

Gold rated, and has all black cables. No colorful ugly cables. Awesome PSU.

Case Fan

Good amount of air flow. Quiet and looks cool.

Monitor

Thin borders, amazing detail and has a gaming mode you can switch on and off.

Keyboard

Really cool combo, nice colors.

Comments Sorted by:

PCIntake 2 points 16 months ago

Nice build and great choice of parts, what games are you planning on running on this?

obrien_99 submitter 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

Thanks! I plan on running GTA 5, Witcher 3, Fallout 4, B03, and many others.

talmadge 1 point 14 months ago

were you able to run these games well? and can you tell me how your motherboard is holding up?

piemancoder 2 points 16 months ago

This build is amazing. Definitely worth getting featured.

obrien_99 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thank you!!! :)

Iceman320 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Sorry if this is too personal, but what did you do to earn the money to buy this in two months?

obrien_99 submitter 1 Build 3 points 16 months ago

It's fine, I work at a restaurant.

Iceman320 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Oh nice, chef or waiter?

obrien_99 submitter 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

Busser lol

Iceman320 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Well pays enough to build this so must be pretty good :)

dns637 1 point 16 months ago

we have the same mb and cooler for the black and white theme =P

gotta love that phateks cooler...I don't miss a seating w/o looking at it lol

grats on your system

obrien_99 submitter 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

I know! It's a really COOL cooler... haha get it?

and thanks!

piemancoder 1 point 16 months ago

heh heh. heh. heh. heh heh. heh. heh heh heh. heh.

Vergere 6 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Very Nice!

obrien_99 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks!

DS4130 3 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Tasteful, tidy and transitional, really like this one +1

obrien_99 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thank you :)

Jwtrtl 3 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Not usually keen on black and white builds, but I like it in this build. Just one thing: your case fans would work better if they were flipped around ;) At the moment you seem to be pulling air in from the back and exhausting through the front.

obrien_99 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Yeah I had thought they were going to pull in from the front, but when I turned it on it was backwards. I'll switch them around.

Jwtrtl 3 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Haha everyone makes mistakes first time around. Great parts choice, she'll see you right for a good while I hope. +1'd

obrien_99 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

:) I hope! Thank you

vectorx5000 1 point 16 months ago

codex - book (bound), wood

obrien_99 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Exactly, pretty cool name, huh?

vectorx5000 1 point 16 months ago

Yeah. I really like the color scheme and build. It was what I was planning on doing and looks awesome.

obrien_99 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks man, good luck on your build.

Licantropo 1 point 16 months ago

Excelente equipo, mi configuración es idéntica a la tuya excepto por el enfriamiento del CPU, yo tengo el Corsair H100i. Un saludo !

obrien_99 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Gracias!

BB2013 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Is the octane keyboard and mouse any good @ obrien_99? I was considering this combo for my build.

obrien_99 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Yeah I love it. I defiantly recommend it.

BB2013 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

My build is going to be for Fallout 4 at first so I imagine for this kind of game it'd be a good set up and gratz on the great build :)

obrien_99 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Pretty much for every game it will get 60+ fps on ultra settings. Fallout 4 will probably get more fps on ultra settings. Witcher 3 gets 50-60 fps on ultra.

BB2013 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

I've looked at your build and tbh I've decided to go with your build. Just need to save a little bit more :)

obrien_99 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Awesome man. It's defiantly worth building. Should last a long time also, good luck!

noap7 1 point 16 months ago

Wow, what an aesthetically pleasing build...

obrien_99 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thank you :) that was one of my main priorities was to make it look cool

cbrown67 1 point 16 months ago

Why did you chose the z170-a and not the z170 pro gaming?

obrien_99 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Because it's white and I read the reviews on both. It will be fine for the amount of overclocking im going to do, and both of them are pretty much the same. Mostly for aesthetics though (and the fact that it had everything I wanted in a motherboard) :)

cbrown67 1 point 16 months ago

OK thanks alot!

BrilliantCreeper 1 point 15 months ago

Wow! This is really great for a first build! I am planning on using that SSD in my first gaming PC coming up in a few months! So how is the SSD working for ya?

-Brilliant

obrien_99 submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Thanks! It works really good. Nice and fast. Good luck on your build!

BrilliantCreeper 1 point 15 months ago

Thanks!

glich610 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Great build! Just wondering if you had the need to overclock it yet? any thoughts so far? I also do CAD, I know that it demands more CPU than RAM so I'm wondering if there's a NEED to overclock it. I've been doing some research and I'm not sure how much overclocking affects the computer life span.

CULIWOUND 1 point 14 months ago

hey, i was looking at custom build desktops and i saw yours; which looks really good. i was just wondering how do you know where everything is suppose to go in case (i am a noob)? thanks

WitchOfTheWilds 1 point 14 months ago

Nice build. What do you think about the quality of the mouse and keyboard? I've been looking at the combo but for $50 I'm still a bit unsure. Thanks!

harry3796 1 point 11 months ago

Nice build! Colour combo looks really cool!!!

MightyHammer 1 point 7 months ago

What's up with building a pc in the kitchen?

obrien_99 submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Lol that way I could eat and build at the same time, you know? No seriously though I used that area because it was a big flat surface.

KSIMauser 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

What type of desk do you have?

obrien_99 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Don't really know I bought it at a garage sale, its gone now though.

KSIMauser 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Lol, I wouldn't doubt it

obrien_99 submitter 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Yeah it was a pretty bad desk haha. I have a huge corner desk now

MARCOzid 1 point 3 months ago

what do u think of this monitor input lag? i mean while playing BF or COD when u move the mouse DOES the screen move at the same time?

BlueJeanBaby 1 point 24 days ago

Do you need to buy your own fans to put on this cooler?

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obrien_99 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thank you so much !

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obrien_99 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Fixed it

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