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I've always wanted to build my own PC and I finally took the opportunity to build one.

It was a great experience. Emotions felt ranged from excitement while ordering all the parts, frustration as I waited for them to arrive and nervousness when I first turned the computer on.

The choice of components is pretty standard. Initially I planned on using the corsair 200R but decided on a white NZXT s340 instead as it was on sale on newegg. As it was my first time building it and I was eager to get all my parts quick I ordered most of the stuff based on recommendations and reviews on pcpartpicker.

I went into the building process feeling pretty confident, having watched over two thousand five hundred and fifty five videos on building computers on youtube while I waited for all my parts to arrive. The process was smooth and easy. I only encountered a problem when I first turned the PC on and the red CPU light came on. I panicked and spent a couple of hours online before realizing I hadn't plugged the power cable for the motherboard in all the way in. After applying a decent amount of pressure on it, the computer turned on. What a relief!

I wasn't too sure about the cooler, h60i, but after using it for a while, my temps have stayed around 60 degrees under heavy load, which includes stress testing it for a few hours.

As for the gtx 980 classified, I have initiated the step up process with EVGA. I am not in a rush to get it as the 980 has been great so far with the games I've tried on it ( cs go, ac syndicate, gta V, metro last light etc). If I didn't get the 1070 for free I might not even have upgraded it at all but it should provide a nice boost in performance.

AS for GPU temps, it doesn't go above 65 degrees but I do have a pretty aggressive fan profile thats set to 100% fan speed when the GPU hits 70 degrees.

Finally, I got the monitor for a really good price at staples and it's perfect. I am an architecture student and I use photoshop, illustrator and indesign a lot, and so far the images look great and it has a mode where it sets the brightness and contrast to reach 100% adobe RGB.

The keyboard and mice are pretty cheap but good. I don't game much for 8 out of 12 months in a year so I don't care too much for it. All in all, i am very happy with the outcome

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Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

u lucky son of a gun!

Here the 1070 will be deliverably by the 29th. Possibly.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait wait wait, did you say you got the 1070 free??? Nice build by the way +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea because I paid 550 for the 980 classified. The evga 1070 acx 3.0 is around 540 so I only pay the shipping fee to get the 1070. And thanks!

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Btw how'd you get the 1070 for free? From a giveaway? So jealous right now XD +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea because I paid 550 for the 980 classified. The evga 1070 acx 3.0 is around 540 so I only pay the shipping fee to get the 1070 through the step up program

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

You mixed up your case

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I know. I got the corsair 200r but I didn't like it too much. Saw the nzxt on sale and had to get that one

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you make the corsair sign on the water cooler sideways you could have put it face up by the looks of it?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

That was the only way the pipes of the water cooler would have looked good. If I tried to make the sign face the right way it would've added too much tension on those pipes and made them look crooked

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey when you connected your psu to your mother did you use all 8 pins on the CPU connector or did you only use 4?

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The monitor is great. Going back to my laptop screen, or any other screen, is hard. The colors are great, the brightness is great and it looks beautiful. I have no complaints yet!

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I would've done that but I have read at quite a few places that they don't put up any overclocked cards for step up, so the only ones that are available is the founders edition and the one with custom acx 3.0 cooler. But I could be wrong though.

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