Description

This is my very first build ever! It was very fun to do and was pretty straight forward thanks to the manuals. Sheela is mainly used for gaming and it took me about 3 hours to put her together. I did have difficulties at starting her. The very first time I turned her on it gave me a cpu cooler error, turns out I forgot to plug in the SATA power cable. I also forgot to attach the SATA power cable to my ODD. Very stupid mistakes but you live and you learn. In all it was a great time and the case is MASSIVE! I still need to download all my software and take more pictures as I did a little more tiding to the cable management but all in all I think it turned out pretty great.

Also, I will add a second Asus GTX 980 in SLI down the road (hopefully by summertime).

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Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 4 points

First thing you should upgrade is that keyboard and mouse. You had enough money for a 4790k and a 980, you should honor your pride and joy with a mechanical keyboard and a gaming mouse:D

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

My birthday is about 3 weeks out so I will drop hints to my fiance :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

hhahaha nice!

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

Very nice, especially for a first build! Positive things that come to mind:

1) great cable management, especially for a first-time builder! One thing you might be interested in down the road is custom-sleeved cables; purely for aesthetics, but can spruce up the internals just a bit. 2) thank you for the brief summary of your experience - it's always great to see new builders make mistakes and then learn from them and laugh! It's what makes this community great.

Some things to consider/you might want to address in your description:

1) If Sheela is mainly used for gaming, why the i7 and 16GB of RAM? Useful for rendering/media production, but not necessary for gaming imo. 2) The power supply is huuuuuuge - even for 980's in SLI I don't think you need any more than a 750/850 watt PSU.

It's our job as part of this awesome community to be the devil's advocate sometimes, but we (mostly) have good intentions, so don't take any of this as bad stuff! You did an AWESOME job overall - all of your parts are super high in quality and this rig will last you for a long time (if future-proofing was a major reason for your parts choices, then add that in your description so you don't get a bagillion more questions like mine).

Great job :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you very much and I appreciate the feedback! I was mainly looking at future proofing my build and the psu was on sale it was about 10 dollars more than the 1000 watt. I will look into custom-sleeved cables but I am really happy and think this will be a new hobby for me!

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

Good rig for a first timer! Thumbs up!

What is this build for?

BTW...You don't have to say stupid mistakes, every new timer makes some "stupid" mistake.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks bud! This build is for mainly for gaming.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Sheela, like the big tank lady?

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha yea from the red vs blue series

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Great first build! Two thumbs up.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

What games do you play and hows performance?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm just about to buy this case to finish my summer update. Can I ask if you intake or exhaust into the case with the h100. Also what temps you get, thanks!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I exhaust the h100 through the top of the case. On idle temps are in the high 20s low 30s and full-load in the mid-high 50s. Also worth noting is my pc is near an air vent and the ambient temperature is 20C. First time had to re-do the thermal paste as it was not seated right and my temps were really high but after reseating its doing a fine job.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm half way through doing mine, I have enough room to put a 120mm fan on the top. After the radiator(where the optical drives would be) think it's worth putting one in? Also 120mm fan at the back, exhaust or intake for the h100? Thanks

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely do exhaust for the back and the top

Edit: Do make sure to have more intake fans if you can.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

It's actually really good. Love how the colors just burst out. The response time is 4ms so it's pretty good playing FPS games

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bud, I really enjoy my PC. It is really something else and just to marvel at what it can do is beyond words. I will have to get custom sleeves for my station but I will get that when I order my second 980!