Description

Well it took me a while to hunt for the right deals and find all of the parts that i needed/wanted but here it is. This will be used primarily for gaming with some stuff for work thrown into the mix as well. Build went very well and i did not run into any issues whatsoever. The hardest part for me was getting the new bracket to mount correctly for the Cryorig C7 heatsink as well as the front panel connectors haha. It was an awesome experience and i already want to build another. I didn't take as many pictures as i would have liked but i will try and get some more. Also ignore the Corsair Vengeance Pro memory i had in there, it was just a place holder from BestBuy until my Team Tforce memory came in! It sure was an amazing feeling to turn this thing on for the first time and everything post AND all of the buttons on the front panel work:)

I have not overclocked anything yet but i plan to do some mild overclocking just to learn. Just installed MSI afterburner yesterday to monitor the temps of everything but havent checked it yet. I tried to go with a white/black theme but i think i wound up having more black than anything. Therefore that is white i tried adding some white vinyl to the SSD and front part of the case. Have not decided if i will keep the EVGA part or not. I think i did ok at hiding most of the cables in the front but i can do a little better on some of them i think. I was kind of scared if breaking some of them since they were so stiff lol. Please comment with tips or questions! Thanks for looking and thanks to all that helped answer my questions in the forums!

Part Reviews

CPU

Working great so far. Have not overclocked.

Just tested out the Temps and the CPU never got over 61°c while gaming.

CPU Cooler

Looks and works great but was a headache to get the AM4 mounting bracket upgrade to mount correctly. Keeping CPU temps at 61°c under load.

Motherboard

Great so far, everything posted fine and works. Have not tired any overclocking yet.

Memory

Great looking RAM and was able to get it to the 3000MHz thru the bios. Did have an issue at first with getting one of the modules to sync with Aura. Had to remove them and switch them to opposite slots and they worked fine after that.

Storage

Great for the price and is fast for booting Windows 10

Storage

Not much to say about this other than it works great

Video Card

Very pleased with my choice in going with the 1070 vs the RX 580. Got this brand new for the same price. Only have a 1080p monitor until black Friday rolls around but i have played Insurgency Sandstorm and i am getting around 100-120 FPS with everything completely maxed. Occasionally it will drop to 80 FPS but i think the game has some optimization issues still. Fortnite runs around 150 FPS maxed out. Have not overclocked to see how far it can go. Very quiet. Temps while underload never got above 61°c while so far

Case

Nothing bad to say here either. For the price i got tempered glass and 4 included fans, 3 of which are RGB fans. Cable management was just fine and easy to work with. Came with Velcro straps as well to help out. Stand offs were pre-installed as well. Air flow seems actually good for having a glass front. Case came with dust filters on top and bottom as well.

One thing that i did not realize that these fans from raidmax will not sync with Aura so that kinda sucks.

Optical Drive

Cheap and works great

Operating System

If you are looking for Windows 10 go check out Ebay! got it for $6 and they email the code to you within a few minutes. 100% legit.

Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

The case is really nice

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

is there was a heatsink that you would switch out the Cryorig for given what you know now and the challenges you had installing?

ps. really nice looking build!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Being that I couldn't get the the last nut on the screw on the backside of the bracket, yes i would have went with something else that natively supports AM4 instead of trying to install an upgrade kit. Thanks!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice price/perfomace/looks-ratio!

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I feel that i got a good bang for my buck

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

What is the AM4 upgrade kit in the first picture? Is it for the cooler?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it was for the CPU Cooler. The C7 doesn't come with the correct bracket for AM4. You either have to contact Cryorig for a free kit or buy it on Amazon for $5.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think it would be fine using the stock cooler instead?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it should work fine. I am doing another build for my brother in the next month or so with the same specs except using the stock cooler and i will post the results, I mainly bought the cooler for appearance but it did provide better cooling as well.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

By the way im just trying to help, you could get windows 10 for absolutely free and its even legal look it up. There is this youtuber named joey delgado that can teach you how for your future build.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i have watched most of his videos and remember seeing something about that. i cant remember exactly but wont there be a permanent watermark and you cant change the background or did he actually get a legit copy just for free?

  • 11 months ago
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not sure pretty sure it was the one with the watermark

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

What are temps and how is the airflow in that case? Im looking into buying one and this came up it seems decent but I m worried about airflow.

  • 9 months ago
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Air flow is fine and the temps are great, no issues at all. You could put some extra fans up top but I didn't need to. Only complaint with the case is the rear exhaust fan seems to get off balance and make a loud noise for a minute sometime when you first turn on the PC. You can tap on the case where the fan is mounted and it stops. For what i got with the case that fan is a cheap fix if i have to replace it.

  • 9 months ago
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Temps stay around 61 C for both the CPU and GPU

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Okk, ty for the info dude.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

no problem