Description

This is my first PC build. I will be mainly using it for developing games, modelling 3D models and scenes and, most obviously, playing video games. I did buy the Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler but I forgot about it and installed the stock CPU cooler that comes with Intel Core i7. I will probably install the Hyper 212 in a couple of months as the PC is running smoothly currently. Coming from a console and a cheap laptop, the graphics are amazing and the speed is unbelievable. Can't believe I waited this long to to build my first PC.

Update: I listened to the feedback given by some of the community members and sorted the wires out to the best of my ability. The 8-pin and 24-pin were too short to go through the routing holes in my case and still be attached to my motherboard. I was able to put all the other wires through the routing holes in my case.

I also managed to install the Hyper 212 EVO after a long battle removing the stock CPU cooler (you can see from the picture who won that battle).

Comments

  • 79 months ago
  • 7 points

Decent build though there would be a few things I'd have done different to improve performance with the same money spent. Without going into that I'm curious why you have a case with such amazing cable management holes and yet non of the most needed cables are being routed through them, and yes the cables are long enough you can tell just by looking at the pictures. Cable management and getting the cables off of the motherboard and or from going across the top of the graphics card is more then aesthetics it helps prevent hot air from being trapped and unwanted dust from collecting plus you have a gigantic window it wouldn't hurt to take a few minutes and route those things behind the motherboard.

A couple tips: Sometimes it is easier to unscrew the power supply from the case when trying to work cable management and once everything is plugged in then re screw it back into its place.

All cables coming out of the Power SUpply should go directly out of the hole nearest the powersupply then the 8 pin should go STRAIGHT up to the top corner above the motherboard where the hole is rightr above the connector for it. the 24 pin should go to the hole directly next to the connection for that cable.

Happy computing and hope this helps if at all a little.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

I second this motion. :)

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tip. I will do that in the next couple of days

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol Sabertooth and 7870.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like he actually spent less on the board then the GPU, but he still could have gotten a cheaper board, and used the money on a 7950.

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

The Sabertooth it ridiculous, he could have gone with a z77x-ud3h and a 7950 and the performance would be so much better.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Well it was my first build and I did try and research about all the parts as much as I could. Hopefully I will learn from any mistakes I did make for my next build (which is not going to be anytime soon lol).

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Use the cable management routing holes. Otherwise the nzxt is overpriced. You could have gotten an xfx or seasonic for cheaper and get the same performance and excellent voltage control/dependability.

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