Description

First build.

One lonely night four months ago I happened to be struck with the inability to sleep. I stumbled on a Youtube video on how to build a computer. After watching the video I thought why not build a computer. So here I am four months later with a beautiful build that I call my own (and my wife).

The building process took me 5 hours to complete (with pizza break). It was both exciting and very stressful because I have no experience with computers. The only problem that occurred during the build was my own fault. I placed the graphics card in before I put the SATA cables in the motherboard. The card completely blocks all access to the ports, so that set me back in time. Other than that simple problem it went smooth. Everything from hardware to software worked like a charm.

My intended use for the computer is for games. After purchasing an Xbox One I felt that the hardware inside the console was far too weak and craved a better gaming experience.

As far as overclocking goes for the cpu or gpu I have no idea how to do those things. I hope to learn how to so I can squeeze more performance from my computer but for now I will hit the books before I go tweaking my settings.

I can't wait for the next time I get to build another computer. It was an enjoyable experience and would recommend it to anyone.

If any of you reading this have any advice or see anything a miss in the build please leave a comment. Always welcome any help.

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Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice description and pictures. +1

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

mmm pizza... Sweet build.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Great description and pictures. Have you thought about doing liquid cooling for your next rig? +1

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

My next build will for sure be completely custom liquid cooling. I am always down for a challenge but my next build wont be for at least another few years

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on your first build and it is a very nice rig you and your wife now have.

A point I would like to make is that the hyper threading offered by your 4770K isn't necessary for gaming.

There are several good video on YouTube for overclocking. JJ from ASUS (their channel is ASUS North America) posted this video on Z87 boards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7zPu9255ZI

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I will look into the overclock video. Yes I agree the i5 for gaming would have been a more cost effective option but im a sucker for covering all the angles. Now that I think about it I could have gone for a cheaper board and processor, freeing up enough money for a 780ti. oh well I still love my build.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say this is a solidly built computer. I like the case choice and the color scheme! +1

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I like your desk setup. It looks really nice and ofc the PC :D.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, my wife put lots of work into the desk. Desk use to be a terrible brown color but with the help of sanding and paint it makes the set up look great.

  • 70 months ago
  • -1 points

HI

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I would have loved to put a gtx780ti but my budget was already way over