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So, after 10 years of console gaming (Xbox 360>PS3>PS4) I finally decided to build my own gaming PC that will also be used for my graphic design and animation work. I have never built a PC in my life so I have done countless hours of research online and went with what best would fit my budget (which I went over anyway). As you can see in the pictures my room is absolutely tiny, to the point were it is very hard to even photograph the build with my 50mm lens (hence the close up shots).

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I had couple of issues:

  1. It wouldn't boot for some reason. I didn't check that before putting everything into the case so I had to take everything out, I unplug all the components and put them together again. Then it booted no problem, something wasn't making a proper connection I guess.

  2. Installing Windows 10 on Samsung 950 Pro drive was pain in the ***. After reboot I would be welcomed with ''Getting Things Ready'' screen and then I would get a blue screen with error code. I tried multiple times and finally decided to install Windows 10 on SanDisk SSD. I downloaded drivers for the Samsung drive and attempted to install it again. Voila, it worked.

  3. I broke my exhaust fan (I'm using a stock one that came with the case while waiting for an all black replacement to be delivered).

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  • 48 months ago
  • 6 points

+1 for upside down corsair cooler

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

perhaps its the right side up for him, in the land down under

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

hahahaha

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Awe yeah someone gets my humor :3

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Fantastic build... only gripe is that you have your build ON THE CARPET.

Anyway, great job. Cheers mate!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah, unfortunately my whole flat has carpet everywhere except bathroom and kitchen. dont feel like gaming in the bathroom though :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm just yanking your chain mate :D There's no shame in putting the computer on the carpet when you've got that much space. I mean look at your whole setup... so freaking tiny! It's pretty great.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Check Amazon, Monoprice has really nice tempered glass with metal feet PC stands for like $20

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I have that same wallpaper lol. Awesome build +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

upside down corsair cooler +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

The corsair logo being upside doen would drive me INSANE! That being said, very nice build! +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I absolutely love the glow and 2 tone color scheme with this build. Purple FTW!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

That looks really great. Some excellent part choices also.

Can you get pretty good frame rates with the one 980 Ti on the 4K monitor?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

only tried few games so far, but here is what i get: star wars battlefront - ultra settings - 50 to 75 fps rise of the tomb raider - 20 to 35fps (about 60fps on 1440p) nfs most wanted 2012 - 45 to 60 fps crysis 3 - 20 to 30fps (about 40 to 60 fps on 1440p) borderlands the pre sequel - about 60fps bioshock infinite - 40fps

i went with 4k monitor even though i knew my card wouldnt allow me for 60fps because i can always go down on the resolution but if i bought a 1440p monitor thats where i would be stuck. i havent tried overclocking yet, that should give some fps boost.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

That makes sense. You can always add another card over time too in SLI.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

yup thats the plan. already got 850watt power supply prepared for it hopefully next year :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the MOBO! Great build, 10/10.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet setup!

That purple and green actually goes together really well so nice job on the colours. Great parts, peripherals and speakers. All round a really nice setup. +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok so I'm digging the build! I must say that RGB lighting on the motherboard is pretty freakin epic.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

This looks great! I'm using the same mobo and case for my first build as you so thank you for providing the photos - can't wait to have mine completed now!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

looking forward to seeing yours!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the color scheme.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work troubleshooting especially for a first time build. +1 ended up looking great.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice setup. +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you change the color of the LED of your Maximus VIII Formula?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that even out yet

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't think so but it must be somewhere in the world :D

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

yep, here in the UK

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The new Alpha edition boards with RGB on them. You use the software from Asus

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

download asus aura from their website. or it could be on the supplied dvd but i dont have dvd drive

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

So on a scale of 1 to the best, how would you rate that Dell P2415Q? Seems like a pretty compelling deal for a 4K monitor, I'm intrigued.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

on a scale from 1 to 10 i would give it a 7. considering the price id give it an 8. as im a graphic designer i would like to see some settings on it like on screen measurements etc. also the backlight bleed is a bit more than what i expected, especially in the lower left corner. that might be due to rev a01 version of the monitor i received. dell is selling a03 on their website but for £100 more.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

exisspl, how long did it take for your build to get moderated and accepted?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

1 hour i think

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same motherboard. I don't suppose you know if the NZXT HUE+ strips can plug directly into the motherboard RGB header? They seem to be 4pin molex which is what the motherboard header accepts. I'm wondering if I could buy the HUE+ extension kit instead of having to buy the full kit with controller.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry, no idea. You could try emailing NZXT

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks anyway, I'll give them a try :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I've read somewhere (sorry can't find link) that the NZXT Hue+ or the extension kit wont work with the mobo RGB header. It's something to do with the LEDs being NZXT specific to the provided hub. I'd like to know this also so if you get a reply from NZXT please share :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Just thought I'd let you know, I bought an extension kit to try this and can confirm that it does not work in the Asus Maximus Formula VIII RGB header. Oh well, I'm going to buy the full kit now anyway so I'll have 2 extra :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah shame, well thank you for letting me know!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

whats up with the green and purple?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

How and where did you install the NZXT HUE+ in the case?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

in the hdd tray

  • 48 months ago
  • 0 points

WAY better than consoles right?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

My jaw dropped when I run Battlefront in 4k ultra settings at 60fps

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a little better.