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This is my first build ever and first Windows computer in several years. I bought a ton of games from Steam sales over the years and needed a computer that could handle them well. I do plan to do a little safe overclocking in the next couple of weeks, but nothing extreme.

It took me many hours to build the computer, but I wanted to take my time and read into everything. I had a lot of fun building it and love how it turned out!

Please let me know if you have any suggestions on things I could have done better! =]

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  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Why didn't you go with a 780ti?

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

maybe 2g was his limit?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I suppose so.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

If not then I'm with you for like 100 more you could have gone wit that card

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

My budget was indeed $2000. The EVGA SC ACX 780 Ti is roughly 200 more, so I guess it falls within my budget, but I was happy with the 780 =] (and it is too late to regret anyways)

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

They're both really good cards. both top of the line so in all honesty either one would have done

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

The Ti wasn't out when I bought this card. I bought my stuff several weeks ago when the Ti was just barely announced.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

ok... I was curious because usually when people go with builds like this they try to get the best of the best.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I understand. I kinda was, kinda wasn't. The hardest part for me was waiting. I couldn't resist it, so I got the 780 a couple weeks before the 780 Ti was released.

Coming from the GeForce 320M in my Macbook Pro, the 780 was a HUGE step up already :D

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build! I think that an all in one would have looked nicer but hey! This is sexy as!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Don't know what you mean by an all in one though.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

As in h100i

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh I did consider that, but due to me being new to this, completely inexperienced, and that I would only be overclock well within the safe limits, I thought I would stick to air cooling.

My next build or upgrade (aside from an additional SSD) will probably be liquid cooling though, either with closed loop or custom.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the colour scheme

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

nice name sounds japanese ... thats why i clicked on this nice build

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! It means "red" (adjective) in Japanese.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought its was a color forgot lol I watch alot of anime

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

OMG its beautiful

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish they made the FORMULA boards with blue accents as a separate product. The black and red does look good but I prefer blue :P Nice build, man

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Having them in a whole bunch of colors would be sick! I am still debating whether or not to paint the black plastic to white like knowing27's Formula Classy build.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I know people do it with the GRYPHON and SABERTOOTH "Thermal Armor" so I don't see why it wouldn't be doable. If you want to keep the textures on the item though, use vinyl dye. TekSyndicate made a video on how to paint your components.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh that's awesome thanks! I haven't looked into it yet because of my limited time and knowledge in the matter. Do you think painting it would affect the thermals?

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't think that it would affect thermals at all. I am pretty sure that "Thermal Armor" is purely aesthetic but I would do some research on that. You are only really painting the topside anyways.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

You should get a SSD too.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a Plextor M5S ssd already :)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I had a quick question about your CPU cooler. Did you have enough space to fit your RAM under that thing, or would it only be possible to fit 4 sticks in with low-profile memory?

Thanks for the info!

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for comment! The fitting is definitely tight. My sniper memory is already considered low profile and it just barely fits. Also, you can only have the cooler oriented the way that I have it (blowing air to the rear exhaust), because it will hit even the low profile memory in the other direction.

TLDR; Low profile memory only :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

How many 120mm fans can you have in this case?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for my delayed response! You can have up to 7.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, thx

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

What type of paint did you use on the strips?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought them!

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you paint the strips or you can buy them?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for my late reply! I bought them :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

how is this cooler compares to the Phanteks PH-TC14PE?

which one do you recommend?

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

solid build. +1. But maybe a hyper 212 evo would look better with the colour scheme. It is kinda pink, but nothing you cant solve with red or white leds :D good work

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks! That is what I had originally mainly because it is much cheaper. But then I walked into the store and saw the Phanteks :D

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

good choice though, phanteks is a beast brand. They make really good fans. I can tell, 4.2 at 56Celcius max is awesome.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I had no idea if my temps were good or bad, so thank you very much :) Very satisfied with Phanteks.

  • 75 months ago
  • -3 points

MAybe get a shinobi driver cover for your bluray cuz it kinda takes away from the look. Besides that great build!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion! I did want to get a white optical drive, but it was hard to find any. I think I will leave it as it is for now, since most people know that drives come in black only.

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

I still dont understand how gay is a derogatory term its not an insult so why use it.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I did! They are actually replacement parts made by Bitfenix. I'm not too sure if they are still as readily available as they were back when I built this, but I found some here: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/search?sSearch=bitfenix+mesh+shinobi

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