Description

So this was something I had been planning to do for a long time but never knew how to approach it. My father was always the one in charge of getting new tech for my brother and I but this time I wanted to do it just so I could say it was MINE. I went at it alone except with some suggestions from friends and tutorials online. Friends suggested pcpartpicker and the list grew from there.

I decided id buy all the components on Cyber Monday but i quickly learned that was a bad idea. Like nearly all the major components were already sold out. Like i wanted a Asus Maximus Hero VII, everywhere i looked, was sold out or any orders i made would be put on back order and i'd get the MB when i'm on vacation, as far away as you can be from my current home while still staying in the US. So I ended up using my old computers CD-rom and getting the motherboard im currently using (MSI Gaming 5) from Fry's (who were also out of the Asus MB).

I tried really hard to keep cable management as good as I could possibly get it as a beginner. So this led to me rerouting everything like three to four times to make it fit in the back and be organized. THEN, the motherboard's heat sinks are tall, which i did not anticipate due to just deciding to get to get in on the fly, would block the radiator from being attached to the top of the case properly. So my father and I brain stormed how to place it until we just didn't use the screw holes and used the screw and washers to screw them to the metal mesh and only use three screws. Other then those problems, it was an enjoyable experience.

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Welcome to the club. This is a nice no-nonsense build; what's it for?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Space heater and to just play games at high graphics and run programs and games with lots of calculations and entities.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Space heater...

Lol.

...and to just play games at high graphics and run programs and games with lots of calculations and entities.

Well, it seems about right. Not the most original build, but good part choices overall. I like it.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

My friend's build is very similar but just more overkill. He said he'll post his soon. He's the one that suggested pcpartpicker to me so I owe a lot to him.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a nice gaming machine for the price range. It looks pretty nice too.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Only thing I could say is that the PSU is overkill, unless you eventually plan on going SLI

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, but I wanted modular AND if im correct i got it with a bundle of something... I forget what

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any problems fitting the fan and radiator on the case?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually yes I did! With the motherboard heat sinks, the radiator + fans would not line up with the intended screw holes on the top of the case. So one could say its a case clearance issue, another could say that the motherboard heat sinks are to tall. I was able to jimmy rig it so like four screws hold the radiator up.

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