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Built this PC on Valentine's Day - probably says something about me X)

Anyway, the build went great, just followed some videos on YouTube and it went swimmingly. The only thing I "forgot" was a HDMI cable for the monitor (I didn't realise it didn't come with one), but a quick trip to Tesco solved that straight away.

It works like a dream and it looks fantastic.

CPU: I chose the i7 over an i5 mainly because I'll be using it for Photoshop a lot. I don't plan on overclocking, but I like to have the option.

Cooler: The H100i seemed like a reasonable choice, the watercoolers look so much better than the bulky air coolers, so I went with the popular choice.

MoBo: Was originally going to get a Mark 1, but I saw the Mark S with the lovely white scheme and bagged it straight away. Holy crap, that thing looks great in the case. Perfect.

RAM: Bought this RAM ages ago and got it pretty cheap, so can't complain. Hence why all the slots have been used, otherwise I'd have gone for two sticks of 8.

Storage: 1 SSD for the boot drive, then I have the Barracuda for pretty much everything else. I'd like to get another SSD at some point soon, maybe a 500GB, but I need to let my wallet recover a little first.

GPU: Bought this a while ago, that's why I have a 780 Ti, otherwise I'd probably have the 980. Still, it's far from a bad card, and it's already pretty overkill so while I could swap it for a 980, I don't see the point/want the hassle.

Case: The NZXT case is gorgeous. The only downside is the lack of space in the back to fit the cables - others have already mentioned this in other builds. It's easy to keep it nice and neat, but there really is very little space when there are cables bundled together, you have to cram the side panel on quite hard. The SATA cables dug into the foam.

PSU: Went with the ATX 860W, fully modular, meets my needs plus wiggle room.

Cables: The Corsair pre-sleeved cables are great. I was considering getting some custom made after realising that self-sleeving was way more hassle than it was worth, but the white looks good.

Monitor: Bought the Acer from Argos, seems like a decent monitor so far. I would ideally like at least two, but desk space is limited atm.

Fans: Used stock fans. Thinking of swapping the front three for Noctuas and swapping out the others for matching Corsair Quiet Editions.

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Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

i didn't know that mobo came in a white edition looks nice in a black and white build.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Welcome to the club :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I took my cables up the hole from the psu shroud. That would look better if you ask me, other then that, gj!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!