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So this is my first ever PC build, and for never having experience in this area since a few months ago, I'd say this a was a massive success. Prior to this beast I was using a Acer Aspire laptop mainly for gaming. I knew that wasn't the most enjoyable experience, so I considered building a new desktop. I had a budget around 900 to 950 dollars, and I ended up paying around $940 for what you see in my part list. This was mainly because of Black Friday, and it obviously paid off to really do my research and wait patiently for that day. One all my parts came in the mail, I started my long-awaited build. At this point I've watched so many Linus Tech Tips videos that I knew how to put a computer together in my sleep, and the build went very smoothly. Everything worked flawlessly together and I had no issues. Now, lets get into how this thing performs, after I overclocked it of course. In 3DMark I got a a score of 7236, which is leagues better than my laptop would ever get, so I'm happy with it. When I'm gaming (Usually World of Tanks) I get around 80-90 fps average. Sure, It has it's moments and dips down to 50, I'm not sure why exactly, but again, it is way way better than the laptop I previously had so I'm not complaining. Speaking of performance and overclocking, I was able to overclock the AOC monitor to 75Hz, which the graphics card can definitely live up to, so that was nice. If any of you have any suggestions be sure to comment down below, after all, I am pretty new here ;) Thanks

PS: Don't mind the wall with the train painted on it, I'm painting it over red and black something or other soon XD

Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I just bought my pc a week ago. Its exactly like yours except with a msi 960 4gb andno ssd. Creepy but nice build overall.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Same for me as well, not to mention I also overclocked my monitor to the same frequency...

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh man that is a little freaky... Haha

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Upvoting for the train.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Nicely done with the cables for a non-modular psu. +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks m8, did all that beforehand while a waited for the parts to come, just because so I didn't have to do it while I put the parts in XD

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice looking build.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

the fan on your cpu cooler might be on backwards :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually swapped all the fans around so I could have positive air pressure inside the case. So the intake is on the back and top and exhaust is out the front, that's why it's backwards ;)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for linus tech tips, i bet i could build a computer in my sleep as well at this point from them as well XD, and wow. $940 for all the parts is pretty impressive. Also, whats your cpu cooler fan/ rear case fan setup? like does it pull through the heat sink and out the back?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I just explained that all in the reply to julio5970, go check that out. Should be right above this comment

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I'm working on my first build and was wondering if this case came with motherboard risers for installation?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the case comes with 9 brass motherboard standoffs pre-installed for ATX

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a nice, clean looking build, and that's saying something with a non-modular PSU.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Almost identical to what I'm planning... Judging by other comments this must be a popular set up...

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the Monitor, I am thinking about buying one.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the Kendomen?