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"ROYALE"

I built this PC about a month and a bit ago now. I have finalized it and i think it finally time to share my experience with the wonderful community of pcpartpicker. I originally owned an Alienware (I know :( ) and started planning on what parts i should get in the summer of 2015. I thought i should build my own instead of buying a pre-built one. In my opinion there as so much advantages of building your own, i'm not going to list them but e.g. learning experience, money. I thought the experience was great. If right now you are deciding whether or not to buy or build a PC, I strongly recommend you build one, as the fun experience you get through building one is well worth it. I named the build 'royale' because of the striking red,gold and white features with bold black surroundings. I have to say building in the R5 was a breeze, cable management was nice, I admit i could clean it up a tad more with more cable ties. The PC has performed excellently so far and great temps. Speaking of temps I plan to get an aftermarket CPU cooler soon with a £50 budget, you can suggest a cooler in the comments if you'd like, I will update this build when I eventually get it!

Motherboard Evalution: I decided on this for the following reasons: Nice price range, great aesthetics, meets my needs, z97, lga 1150, msi reccomendation from a friend.

Memory Evaluation: Originally I was going to go for 8gb but i saw this on sale so i thought i'd get it. I do have XMP enabled for the 2400mhz, works fine with haswell.

SSD + HDD Evaluation: SSD great price range, great speeds bang 4 $.

Video Card Evaluation: EVGA is great when it comes to GPU, and better clocked speed thus it's factory overclocked, and got it on a cyber monday sale :)

Case Evaluation: Was going for the Fractal design r5 titanium window, but everywhere was out of stock, and really wanted an r5 so I thought the blackout would still suit me nice.

Power Supply Evaluation: Great bang for the buck for --> gold rated, fully modular and OEM seasonic, got it when it was nice and down in price.

Win 10 pro got very cheap on ebay, OD is an OD :).

The extra case fan for more great positive air pressure for extra measure. Ordered the white fan before I ordered the blackout, I would have got a black one if I would have known. But it's fine, still looks great.

And the nzxt hue RGB was an ideal LED solution for my build!

I can add more description soon if I feel like it :D!

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Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

the 212 evo is always a popular choice for a cooler

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a nice build for you. A good setup for College.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, it's mainly for gaming.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

But can it play Solitaire, all settings maxed out??

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

For your budget, you can get the noctua D14, which is highly recommended

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

the question is, will there be enough clearance with my ram...

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

The Cryorig H7 is a great option and has zero issues with ram clearance.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Will agree. +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd personally go water cooling route. If you are student, want a nice quiet and cool rig water cooling is a lot quieter and better at heat dissipation than air. If you want to spend a bit more you could do custom looping ofr 300-400 USD on just the CPU for great overclocks.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

You should get a 212 evo or atleast something other than stock, it completely ruins the look of your build and judging by your parts you take pride in your build, good parts and then the cooler... ? Of course, its up to you but you should defo get a better cooler.

Overall good build

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

cryorig h7 over the hyper 212 honestly, easier mounting, looks far better. similar if not better performance.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

if you want to get fancy, phanteks has a few 120mm coolers in various colors. for AIO i lean more towards the krakens vs the corsairs or various other similar units.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

So what are your temps with that stock cooler?

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

sorry for late reply, 30-35 C idle 50-60 C load.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the cooler I am planning on getting for my next build:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4UF39E2338

I'm not planning on overclocking though.

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