Description

After waiting and saving for two years I finally did it!

I used a HP-250US laptop before my build and after the huge technology jump, I don't think I'm using my lappy for gaming, video/photo editing ever again.

I would like to thank the /r/buildapc community for giving me suggestions to this build.

The build was very fun and I wanted to do it again :P

One of the most hardest tasks was putting the mobo into the case. I put alot of force onto my mobo to get the board and IO shield to fit. I got some cuts to my hand because of the NH-D14 being very sharp on the sides.

GPU gets hot when playing CSGO @ 75c-77c. Any way to lower the temps? It's on stock settings. UPDATE: did a 10-13% overclock on the card and raised the fan speed. Temps not a problem now.

Thermal paste: I did the X method because there was a post on this subreddit on how to properly apply thermal paste and it said the X method was the best. My friend said that I applied too much thermal paste and I should redo the pasting (pea size) if my cpu runs too hot when I OC. UPDATE: Cleaned CPU and heatsink, some of the paste went to the sides :( I applied a pea sized dot and it runs fine now.

Motherboard SATA: I noticed my SSD was peforming unusually slow. I ran Crystaldiskmark and saw I had read and write speeds of 300MB/s. I checked my mobo manual... and I was a total noob, I plugged my SATA cables into the AsMedia controller, instead of the Intel Z87 chipset. You can see in the pictures that I plugged it wrong.

RAM: Was getting random BSOD memory stop codes, I ran Memtest86 24 hours straight with no problems and was still getting random BSODs. I called my friend and it turns out that I set to XMP and didn't edit the 1.35V. He put the memory stuff manually and he set my voltages to 1.5V. And I currently have no memory issues! UPDATE: Recently OC my ram to 2133mhz 10-9-10-24-1 1.5v stable in memtest86 and in all apps/games. MemTweakIt DRAM efficiency score: 36055

PCPartPicker put my pictures out of order......

Comments

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

Good god, that is definitely to much thermal paste, the small dot has been proven to be the best method of application.

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

Download EVGA Precision X this will allow you to create a custom fan curve that may increase noise but it will help lower temperatures.

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

WAY to much thermal paste...

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

16GB for <$100? Nice! Also, prepare for the torrent of comments about thermal paste!

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

you cut yourself on the io shield? lol

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

OMG just ran across your build. Never seen that much thermal paste in my life lmao. Give your friend a kiss on the lips for helping you out (even if its a dude)