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First build, Yes! now that that's out of the way where to start. Didn't run into too many issues other than me freakin out at parts since I have never build a system before. Took me longer than most once I got all my parts because I would work on it after I got off from work throughout the week. So the main colors I stay with is orange and blue(hence the name O'blue). The coolant is actually blue but I notice, as you can see in some of the pictures, it comes off as green depending on the color of the Corsair LL fans. I had 6 extra fans that I ended up with but originally didn't have any plans to use but I used 3 of them, all non-RGB besides the Thermaltake case fans that came with the View 71. The 240 radiator at the top is in push/pull configuration with the Varder fans at the top. Threw an extra coolermaster fan at the bottom pulling air in to help with the GPU being vertically mount and I plan on possibly using one of the Thermaltake blue LED fans that came with the View 71 and putting it to the right-back of the motherboard. I wanted to water cool the GPU as well but couldn't find an aluminum water block for the PNY RTX 2070 card, unfortunately. Speaking of which I got really lucky to find the PNY 2070 brand new unopened for only $350 off of eBay. I know the orange anti-kink coils can look a little tacky to some but I haven't seen anyone use them so I wanted to use it to be a little different lol. I saw a few builds using small screen as temperature monitors and thought that was one of the coolest things I have seen so I remembered I had an old Galaxy Tab 3 and so I set it up to show the CAM tool. Was originally going to keep it on top of the case since I could just look down to see it but decided to install in inside. Overclocked the 2600x currently up to 4.1 GHz from the base 3.60GHz. Only have 500GB but will get a 1TB NVMe soon (I really need more space I'm already at 300GB). Let me know what you think, complaints or praises, I'm just ecstatic I FINALLY got to build a system at 31 years old and I'm itching to build another....maybe I can convince the wife she wants one build :)

Bonus picture of my game room

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Comments

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for Mario and Luigi posters

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I wanted to show the whole room but decided not to. I have a Mario stage happening on my walls. Just look to the right & top-left in the last picture and you can see some of it

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. How accurate is the cam tool? I was thinking about doing the same but I’ve read it’s not real time.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Really accurate, it was between CAM and the Rainmeter just because of the way the application looked. But I think HWmonitor & Aida64 are better but they didn't show well on a small screen for me. Had to go with looks lol

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I would get rid of the anti kink coils. Honestly, it looks like a water cooled pc from 15 years ago. Unless you want that look...

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it...... it's tacky and odd but I do lol

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build and room design as well!

Question: how are the LEDs on PNY GPUs controlled?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't controller it. It stays white

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

nice first build

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

What is that GPU?

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

an rtx 2070

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

PNY, to be specific

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, correct

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, correct

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the little Slinkys on the tubes.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

PrimoChill Anti-Kink Coils, they have them in many colors just fyi

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey it's itxthree I did Fire Cat. I like your build. I have a tablet that I wanted to use for the hardware monitor like you did. The CAM tool where did you get that? You still want to water cool that GPU? check primo chill. I updated my build info and put in My Fire Strike scores.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I haven't logged on here for a while now but, if you're still needing to know, I got the CAM tool from the NZXT website. I check primo chill at the time I was building the PC but I will go back and check to see if there has been any update. I'm currently thinking of upgrading my AMD 2600x cpu to one of the newer ones that my motherboard support

  • 12 months ago
  • 0 points

Oh yeah, just tape a phone to your pc to monitor temps. ez

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh well that's not a phone for one thing and it is not taped

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  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

WHAT?, I'm not bullying you. Im only correcting your statement that you made in regards to my build. My bad if that came off rude in any way. But your statement came off a little rude as well

  • 12 months ago
  • 0 points

oi its a joke chill

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't troll.