Description

My first build for gaming and general purpose usage. A big thanks to the users of pcpartpicker whose builds inspired this one, I hope that this post may help others in a similar way.

Components

CPU: Good value for the performance, I think its a great choice for gaming

Cooler: Looks great, keeps the cpu cool, and the LED lighting color is configurable with Corsair Link, but a little pricey, decided to use the thermal paste that was already applied since I hear good things about it

Motherboard: I love the look and features of this motherboard, though the assistant fans run a little loud at times

RAM: chosen for motherboard compatibility, though the sabertooth is said to be compatible with higher speeds

SSD: For use as a boot drive - fast and relatively cheap

HDD: Inexpensive with large capacity for general use storage

GPU: Chosen for gaming at 1080p, LED doesn't seem to be configurable with software but looks fantastic anyway

Case: Great looking case with handles, swapped out the window with a clear acrylic from mnpctech (note: the acrylic window attracts dust)

PSU: Quiet, 850W for future upgrade support

Optical: Stealthy look with no logo, but colored a slightly lighter shade than the case

LED Lighting: Comes with 3 LED strips, remote controlled with a nice spectrum of color choices

Notes

-Stock fan sound level is noticeable - sounds like an air conditioner

-Heavy, but the handle bars make it easier to move around

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Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Fail = Corsair keyboard with Razor mouse and mousepad.

(Joke)

No build looks great and solid part choice. Nice pics also. +1 from me!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the upvote! Now I'm sorta wondering if the popular trend is not to mix the two...

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Corsair keysboards are soo much better than razer's.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup this keyboard is the bees knees

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Man! your first pic looks like even your mouse pad have lighting!! Nice build

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

!!! OK. In for one.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Just fyi, I think theres still a 50% discount on the mousepad if you get it with the razer mamba on the razer store

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I can tell you got that h100i from the original Corsair website!

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey you noticed! The price is pretty telling huh?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that mobo good or should I buy an Maximus VIII Hero?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I think this one is great, its got features for temperature monitoring, built in fan control, dust protection, and has remote control features if you have an android phone. But the Hero looks like a great mobo too, I think it comes down to what style and features are important for you. Heres a link to compare: http://www.asus.com/us/site/motherboards/Z170/compare/

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

They seem the same. I think i'll go with the Hero. Also, is that case good? Does it have good airflow, etc?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

The top and back have good airflow. The drive cages in the front (removable) can get in the way of airflow if you leave them in, thats why I used static pressure fans in the front. I'd say it would be nearly perfect if there were some dust filters for the top and some soundproofing features. <--Edit: probably wouldnt look as nice if these features were added though

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, would you recommend the case over an NZXT H440? I'm thinking of getting a new PC and I need some advice, that's why I'm asking all these questions

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the c70. The H440 doesnt appeal to my style but thats just me. If I wasnt getting an optical disc drive I'd go for a phanteks enthoo evolv atx

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I appreciate the feedback! Yeah, I feel like a matching desk and a different room would make the set up look great