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Overview: This is my first PC build. Took around 1-2 hours from unboxing to installing Windows. I built this to do lots of 1080p high gaming and to do 3d modeling and the like in ZBrush and Maya. I'm sorry for the lack of pictures, once I got into the building process I forgot to take any. I am very proud of my build. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below.

CPU: I chose this processor because i plan to overclock in the future. I don't have an aftermarket cooler yet. Suggestions would be nice.

MOBO: This motherboard just flat out gets the job done. I needed the wi-fi aspect as i'm not close to the router. I lucked out and got this during the Amazon prime day sale.

RAM: Ram is Ram. It was a good deal.I may upgrade or add more in the future.

HDD: I bought this cause it was on sale. People say that they have had troubles with this hdd but so far I have had no problems.

Case: I like this case. This case came with two 120mm fans and a window.

PSU: Got it cause it was on sale. It does the job well.

Graphics Card: I didn't want go to high on the price and I think this card is more than enough for what I play.

I didn't feel like opening the back again, so no cable management pics. I'll just say it's perfect.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

flip the PSU upside down

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

this. yes. take advantage of the bottom grille to let your power supply breathe easier. seems air flow wont be a problem for the rest of the case if you go this route. you can always get a magnet fan filter for the bottom as well.

but i can understand why he went this way. only 1 intake and 1 exhaust so using the psu to exhaust more warm air being circulated.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

why?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Because currently the air the PSU is intaking is hot air from inside the case. Flipping it will bring in air from outside the case through the bottom fan grill. It shouldn't make THAT big of a difference but your PSU will definitely appreciate it in the years to come.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

The Cooler Master 212 EVO is a very popular choice for air cooling. For AIO's, I'm seeing alot of people use Corsair's H100i's. I have a question about the RAM though: with prices of DDR3 dropping so low you could have easily gotten a 16gb kit for less than 100 dollars, and that would leave you with room to go to 32gb without using two different kits of RAM, if needed. Why the decision to go 2x4 instead of at least 1x8 or 2x8?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have to update the BIOS/UEFI before installing your CPU, or did the 4690k work out of the box already with the Z87 motherboard of yours?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

It worked out of the box

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Custom Cooler on a Budget is normally the VERY Popular Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

Currently Own Two of them and must say they do a Great Job..

Nice Build.. Like the Name also !!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

The 212 won't fit in my case.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have said to get the Asus 20th anniversary Gold Edition 980, to match the colors you have, but you put budgeting constraints :(

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