Description

This is my first Gaming PC build. I came to the decision of building one when i started looking them on Craigslist. A friend the suggested that it might not be a good idea since you wont have any clue how it runs or if anything is wrong when its running and so. So that convined me to start looking up online on sites like www.ibuypower.com or https://www.cyberpowerpc.com. I was suggested for the best experience was just to build one myself so that's what i decided. I started buying the parts whenever i had enough money for another part and putted together what i could.

Pricing: The Price for each part includes the overall total of it all; part itself, shipping fee, and taxes if any.

Not in the PC:The Hyper 212 was the only thing not put inside, i don't have it put it in due to problems trying to screw it in with the X-bracket so have the stock one instead for now. But i'm deciding if i should still put it in or just sell it and buy a water cooled one for the cpu instead? Any ideas or thoughts will help.

I bought the SSD for faster startup and i install any programs on it only so everything would be quick. But everything else like music, videos and all my games are installed on the hdd drive.

The overall process was one of the greatest experience i have done. I learned so much more in the past few weeks researching each part then in the past several years put together. I'm still learning and still might have to make some adjustments. As mentioned in the comments, one of the fans might be too close to the GPU and i wonder if it effects the performance at all so any suggestions or thoughts on that will help. like i mentioned before, another adjustments is that i might put in a water cooled CPU cooler instead

I do plan on adding other stuff like another 16gb ram for a total of 32gb, Some speakers (like some 2.1 kind or so) on the side of the monitor since the monitor speakers are weak, and maybe even a second monitor the same as my first one or a plain one w/o free-sync and such. All that in the future though.

I have played several Games already on either high or ultra settings without glitching or tweaking on me. No serious problems to report yet. Will update if anything

Update: I added another 16GB of ram, added a TPM module to the MB. Bought a kraken water-cooler and also installed it. During this whole time, whenever I ran into a problem. The solution was always right there and i manage to fix them all. Overall no major problems or glitches to report as of yet.

April 2018 Update: Since i built, I changed a couple parts later on. I went from Logitech Ecosystem to Corsair keyboard, mouse, headphones, stand and so on. Switched from Xbox 360 controller to Xbox One controller. And also switched my WiFi adapter to something more stronger and better by Asus.

Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Would love some more pics. Your build is similar to mine so feel free to check it out.

+1 for amd.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I did and it does in some ways look similar.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

why did you pick the phantom 530 why not the 820 or something like nocta

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I have plenty of room in the 530. Some people even say that it feels like it's more in between a mid- and a full-tower, 820 would be already to big and i don't need that much space since it's my first build and i'm still learning of building them. Plus, I like how the 530 looks and it's a perfect size for me.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

also what's so good about amd I plan on using Intel for my future build everyone says go amd if you could can you post a list of pros and cons

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks mate

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi there, great build! I'm looking into buying this case in the future, can you please tell me how many fans came with it? Thanks!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Two, a 140mm in the rear and a 200mm in the front

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot man!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I would like a couple more pictures

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I added more pictures like was asked and updated my description

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe if u opened up your case and shot a photo of just the whole inner case with leds on and then leds off that would be great :).

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Check the last 2 pics, like that!?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats a decent build right there!

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

maybe he has confidence issues

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that a super tight fit between the graphics card and that fan or is it just the angle of the photo?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I added more pictures like was asked and updated my description

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I see your comments on the updated description. I don't think it is a problem the way it is. It looks like you have lots of fresh air available to the 390. Which is what it wants since it is a higher TDP card. Also, if the stock cooler is working for you and you can't get that 212 on there, then no big deal. You could relocate one of the fans from the bottom of your case or the one at the end of the graphics card to the top to make sure you have plenty of air coming in for it. I don't know your budget, but I have an older model Corsair H100i($104) on an 8350 with lower CFM fans. It is 85F right now and at full load my processor is at 54C. And that is good. Just for reference if you decide to go the AIO route.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

My cpu idle with only several tabs open jumps around 25c. Im been looking into AIO models made by nzxt, same as my case, the Kraken x41 or the x61 but don't know which. If i go with the x41, then ill be able to put it on the front under the drive cages behind the 200mm exhaust fan that came with the case and it will push air and the 140mm fan that comes with the x41 will be pulling then. But if I go with the x61, then I will have to attach it underneath my 2 140mm intake fans (that will be pulling) that are on the very top and the radiator will go below them. While the 2 140mm fans that comes with x61, will go below the radiator to push the air. I don't know which though yet will be better??(more pictures #6,7,8,11 on this)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

A 240mm radiator is enough for this processor. I'd not do less. A Corsair H100i is slightly cheaper, but if you want to stick with your brand, that's ok. I'm not sure that the x41 would be enough. Especially as ambient temps rise. Push/pull at the top of your case will give slightly better results than just push or pull. But just slightly. There might be a cheaper air cooling option out there. Noctua. Cryorig. Look around before you commit your money. Again, if that stock cooler is working for you, no need to upgrade. Post back. I'd like to know what you decide.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

For now, I guess I will stick with the stock one and put in another 16gb of ram. Then I'll see if it's necessary to upgrade it if temps changes. I'll also wait a month or so especially once summer hits and if it gets hot to see if any changes will occur to the hardware and if adjustments is needed. Thanks for the help

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

The Price for each part includes the overall total of it all; part itself, shipping fee, and taxes if any. As for the Hyper 212, i don't have it put it in due to problems trying to screw it in so have the stock one instead for now. But im deciding if i should still put it in or just sell it and buy a water cooled one for the cpu instead?

  • 44 months ago
  • -2 points

Why AMD for the CPU and why Radeon for the GPU? Where's Intel?

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  • 44 months ago
  • 0 points

They might have paid a bit much on the hyper 212 evo as the average price is usually 20 to 30 dollars (usd anyway), but the price for the blu-ray optical drive and sdd are good prices as the average price for blu-ray drives starts at about 50 dollars usd and up and the samsung ssd price is usually about 87 to 88 dollars usd (depending on where you buy it from). other than that, it looks like they got some fair prices for all the other parts.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Ehh, he paid like 6-10 dollars more for the ssd and optical drive.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Which isn't too bad, if you look at enough builds here long enough, you'll find some people paid way more for parts than this person did, whether it's because of prices based on where they live, what type of currency they use, shady sellers and so on.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

okay.