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Tali Nova (First Build)

by Silentprince001



Date Published

March 25, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

947 MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5 GHz


This will be my first pc build. Even though councils don't allow mods and PCs are more powerful I was a Hardcore Xbox fanboy, that is till I watched a video of a modded Skyrim on max settings ( http://youtu.be/EJx-iBco9Ms ). Now I'm switching over. After much research on youtube and the internet in general i'm going to throw 1.5k at the wall and bet on myself. This PC will be used primarily for Hardcore Gaming, Video Editing and Internet browsing.

Here are my reasons for these components.

CPU Processor: I'm hoping to not need another PC for sometime. After doing some research I hear the FX-3850 CPU is perfect for gaming. The 8 cores 4.0ghz will allow me to not lag out and freeze, which is something I have experienced playing Fallout and Skyrim on my Xbox.

CPU Cooling: I'm going with the Corsair H105. It has good reviews which make me feel confident i it's performance and was a factor in selecting it. I was going to stay with the stock cooler, but I heard people say that the fan on it does not work good for long. Since I have it I may overclock since the CPU is unlocked.

Motherboard: I don't plan to crossfire so I wasn't looking for a big expensive board, but I did get one with a extra slot and is crossfire ready just in case I change my mind later. I love the black on this board which will match the GPU and Liquid Cooler. Makes me almost wish I got black RAM.

Storage: I wanted a 120GB SSD and 1TB HDD that was affordable with good reviews. My cousin talked me into getting a SSD for my operating system and a HDD for actually storing Data. It is a lil extra but I always hated the long waits on my old PCs... or just waiting at all, so the shorter the better.

Video Card: I hear the R9 290 is a beast for gaming and destroys any game today you throw at it, so why not. I have never been able to play a game on max settings on pc, so I'm really looking forward to it.

Case: I know I can save money getting a cheaper case, but bottom line no BS... I like the way it looks. I like the handle and the glass window on the side. I'll put some LED fans inside so I can show off my work.

Power Supply: Even though the site estimates me only needing 533 I'll go with an 800watt. No the shiny lights (0_0) alone did not dictate my decision. Im not ruling out later buying a extra card for crossfiring my video card in the future. With the 800watt I will not have to buy a new power supply later.

Operating system: Im going with windows 8.1 (64bit) no reason really why. I actually am old school when it comes to windows and I'm more familiar with 7, but it's time to move on I guess. Maybe Windows 10 will be better.

Like I said this is my first build and i'm really excited. If you guy's see anything that you beileve will help me out let me know.

Part Reviews


Pro: Everything on the board is marked. This was VERY helpful when it can time to connect everything for the first time.

Con: I ran out of fan connections. However this is not a problem with the board.

Video Card

playing games on max! I ain't worried about nothing.


Missing the piece that covers the hidden tray, but wonderful case over all.

Operating System

Pro: Easy to install.

Con: personally not familiar with windows 8.

Case Fan

Pro: The fan came with a converter which came in handy when I ran out of 3pin fan on the motherboard.

Con: No complaints at the time.

Case Fan

Pro: The fan came with a converter which came in handy when I ran out of 3pin fan on the motherboard.

Con: No complaints at the time.

Case Fan

Pro: The fans are quiet and put out the right amount of light.

Con: It didn't come with as much as the Xigmatek, but that is not truly a con. however it is why i took a star.


Pro: Very affordable and has more buttons on both the mouse and keyboard then a standard would.

Con: Without the LED back-light on you cant see the key markings. Also the mouse started to hurt my hand after extended use. The ball wheel does not work well.

Comments Sorted by:

confuzledandlost 40 Builds 2 points 48 months ago

Love the color scheme, definitely a well thought out build! Only advice I have is to flip the PSU (if your case allows) so that it's getting colder air from outside rather than warmer air from the inside of the case and maybe try routing some of your cables better (specifically the top MOBO power connector) +1 for you sir, welcome to the world of custom PC's!

Silentprince001 submitter 1 Build 2 points 48 months ago

Thanks, I have turned the fans to the front so the air is blowing into the case. As for the cables I put as much as i could in the back im'a have to do more research into proper cable management.

Thanks for the +1

kingawesome7 1 point 43 months ago

Hi i wanted to know how the motherboard was working?? And if there are any flaws with this board at all??

Silentprince001 submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

It's been a few months now and I have had 0 problems.

Silentprince001 submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Actually I went cheap on the Wifi adapter and that has been giving me problems.

NinjamanJosh 1 Build 2 points 48 months ago

Good lord, manage your cables, man. put em behind the mobo tray

Silentprince001 submitter 1 Build 2 points 48 months ago

Yeah that's probably the most disappointing of my build. all those WIRES (O_O)

NinjamanJosh 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

Then fix it! it's a -1 from me until you do :P

Silentprince001 submitter 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

Yeah about that... The only way the CPU cable (the one you see infront the GPU) can reach and go behind the board is to turn the power supply over with the fan facing down.

NinjamanJosh 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

That's the way it should be, your case has bottom vents doesn't it?

Silentprince001 submitter 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

With all the air im blowing into the case it can go either way. Yes the case does have filters allowing me to face it down and the Cables do take away from the look, but my personal preference is to have the fan where I can see. I enjoy just coming home and just looking at it.

Corbindalllas 1 point 48 months ago

how loud are those fans?

Silentprince001 submitter 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

Actually, these fans run very quite and very good air flow.

mat_hos 1 point 31 months ago

How many fan headers are on the mobo?

Silentprince001 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Opps sorry man, I don't remember for sure. I have 2 fans in front, 2 fans up top for the liquid cooling, 1 fan on the bottom and 1 fan in the back. So definitely at least 6. lol

nathanlebudget 0 points 48 months ago

That Rosewill doesn't look so convincing, I think it might toast your PC. I would replace it.

confuzledandlost 40 Builds 3 points 48 months ago

Looks aren't everything, Rosewill is a very reputable brand and this particular model is considered Tier 2 - Class A. I'm fairly confident that OP should be fine with his choice lol


Silentprince001 submitter 1 Build 2 points 48 months ago

It has a 80+ Gold and had very good reviews. If something went wrong I would look into if I did something first.