Description

So I built this computer to play games...specifically Minecraft. Just kidding. My old PC was really crappy had a HD 7770 and some dinky AMD processor. I was in desperate need of a new PC in general and with the release of Forza Horizon 3 coming up, I just had to do it. I play a bunch of games, I own over a thousand with my two steam accounts combined and now I can finally play those demanding games that have just been collecting virtual dust in my library. I guess I should write why I chose each part now, so here it goes:

Core i5 6600k: I chose this because it had great reviews and I really don't plan on doing a whole bunch of overclocking, not sure if I really want to. It is working great and can handle everything I throw at it.

Cryorig H7: Why did I choose this over the 212 Evo? It is black and white. Also the 212 Evo is ugly as butt. Keeps my CPU at nice temperatures and when playing games it has only gone up to 42 Celsius.

Arctic Silver: Why don't people use this? Works amazing mates.

MSI Krait Gaming: Looks beautiful and has really nice ports that are easy to access. Easy to use as well. I think I plugged everything in properly :P

G.Skill Ripjaws: So firstly, I really wanted 16GB of RAM. I wanted to get some Crucial LT Sport in white but they were out of stock for weeks and I just got tired of waiting. I just chose it because it was close enough to white.

SSD: I've had this thing for a year or two and it works great. I removed the sticker because red is ugly and doesn't work with a black and white theme.

HDD: Just took it out of my old PC. Works fine.

MSI GeForce 1070: I did plan on waiting for the aftermarket RX 480s to come out but I got impatient and I don't regret it. My old GPU could barely hit 60fps on Rocket League on performance settings. This runs it on high quality at 300fps with ease. It's also black and white, which is beautiful.

NZXT S340: It is bloody beautiful. Really nice case, has plenty of room for cable management and the capability to hide the HDD and PSU while showing off the SDD is amazing. It also comes with two fans and the motherboard standoffs pre-installed which was to my surprise.

EVGA G2 550W: I don't need much power and plus the cables are already sleeved. Its also fully modular so I don't have unnecessary wires everywhere. Well actually if I switched the Hue+ and my SSD I could remove a SATA cable from the PSU. Whatevs.

NZXT Hue+: I want to make rainbows, just like skittles.

It's dank yo. I wish I could underline and bold but I guess there is no underline function :'(

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

why the g.skill you could have gone with the crucial ballistix sports white

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I had originally planned to go with those but they were out of stock and was tired of waiting.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

I think the silver looks better, a more modern look! +1

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

You can tuck the bottom LED strip in between the case and the front cover. The light still bleeds out and it looks more aesthetically pleasing. It's funny how similar this is to my own build; same case and similar MSI mother board, but I went with water cooling for CPU.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted to do watercooling but I ran out of money :P

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

wow, man nice build, i really like the black, and white theme. Should run just as good as it looks

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It runs great.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! Extremely similar to mine, in fact the reason for that is I was looking for someone who used the same mobo and case as me to see how it looked, as the anticipation for the parts to arrive is killing me! Also, BEAUTIFUL PICTURES! Any pointers for when I post mine?

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

You're build is super nice, I hope the parts come in soon. You got everything I wanted to get but couldn't afford :P Except that GPU has red in it :'( I just took pictures with my phone, it's a Galaxy S6. Just make sure to use the focus.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, thanks for the tips! According to most of the people who got my card the orange doesn't really show as its on the underside. Though, tbh I kinda wish I got the strix.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Silver Surfer RAM sticks! Ermahhgerrddd!! I like them though lol

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Aw man should have got the ASUS Z170A for your mobo and a better ssd, that v300 is known for being bad. Apart from that it's an awesome build.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I had planned on getting the ASUS Z170A but the pcb is brown and its price went up from 120$ to 180$ on amazon when I had planned to but it. The SSD Ive had for over a year and its working fine. I dont really store much stuff on it anyways.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

There was also the Asus Z170 Pro, the krait is a good board though. Had you considered the Phanteks eclipse p400 white instead of the s340?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, someone had recommended it before. I just didn't like the shape of it so I went with the S340.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

One tip to make it perfect, get custom cables don't have to spend a lot just get the that you can see! black, white, silver

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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