Hey.. This be my computah !

This is used primarily for gaming and some video editing.

Overall building this machine was an absolute pleasure, God building PC's can be so therapeutic !

Some good points about the machine

  • Corsair 350D is GORGEOUS. Internally, so much space! H100i, full sized GPU, good airflow and the window is a good size. Cable managing is meeerh. Well, loads of gromits and cable holes but getting the side panel on the back is a pain, there's like no space!

  • I love Black Friday. 16GB Corsair Dominator - £95 wow. Oh and I also managed to pick up my GPU on eBAY, perfect condition, guy had low feedback but I was pretty close to where he lived so I went and checked it out and it's been running perfectly so far.

  • PC is so quiet. PSU fans don't spin when they don't need to, H100i and PWM fans are all easily controlled via Corsair Link and the NZXT HUE is a frickin steal at £30. So many colour options, flashing lights glowing lights, it looks great.

However nothing is perfect and I ran into a few issues.

  • Issue #1 - I purchased the Maximus VI Gene Motherboard and unfortunately it was DOA. What a shame, luckily I did an external build before screwing it all in the case so I was able to send it back and I actually ended up buying the VII Gene instead.

  • Issue #2 - Umm.. how do you overclock this thing? My Gigabyte Z77 UD5H was so easy when it came to over clocking, but this ROG board.... OMG. Have Asus heard of simplicity? If they have then can someone please point me in the direction of a simple over clock because it's so frustrating.

A few adjustments that I've made so far and ones that I'm planning to make.

  • Removed the HDD caddy. Storage comes from 1 x 500GB SSD and removing the bays allows the PC to breathe a little. I'm definitely going to remove that optical drive because EW it look uggggggly.

Need to find them first, but I want to get some sleeved cables for this build but I want red, white and black to match the fans, motherboard and case but I can only find red and black and that colour theme is so common.

  • Overall, I'm pretty happy with my babes, if I take editing a little more seriously (YouTube) then I think I'll swap out the 4670k for an i7, the GPU for a 980 and throw another monitor in there as well.

Right. I hope that's everything guys even though I feel as if I've missed something here, if I have done feel free to remind me.

Questions are most definitely welcome but please don't slay me if you feel I've made a mistake or done something wrong, just let it goo, let it gooo #frozen.

Huppy Viewing :)

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  • 64 months ago
  • 5 points

+1 Love it. Clean build and nicely documented.

As for the OC, you'll need to head into the bios. There are several tutorials online on how to do it (just google your mobo model and "overclocking guide". Here's an example).

Unfortunately there's no such thing as a "simple overclock". It comes down to cranking up the multiplier, increase voltage if necessary, check settings such as c-states, Intel speedstep, ... Make sure you research achieved overclocks for your processor before trying it. And as usual, slow and steady is key here. Do not just slap any OC in there but slowly add to the multiplier/voltage until your OC becomes unstable to find your maximal stable OC.

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for hte awesome description. Too mny people just say "My new gaming build. I like it" and leave it at that.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point


  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Excellent build! For the sleeves you are looking for check out

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

This guys do any combination you can throw at'em!! Period. Unless you wanna sleeve yourself!! A fine build.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Build +. With the WiFi, what did you use for antenna and wiring from the mini express card? Thanks, Kee