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Just some history I have been a console player for a little over ten years now and I have always wanted a pc (but not switch over completely as I would still prefer to play certain games on console). This has been a dream for about 5 years now but I have never had the knowledge or money to get one until now.....kinda. I first played on a pc a couple months ago when my college roommate invited me to try it after telling him that I wanted one. His rig was pretty expensive, I would say more than what I have here but the experience was amazing and the MnK aspect of it wasn't as challenging as I though it would be (I somewhat got used to it within that short time, no god obviously, but after using a controller for so long it wasn't bad). He had plans of building a newer and even better one and said that he would offer to sell his to me when the time comes which I am totally up for but I am not sure when that would be. fast forward to Christmas my friend got a 700-ish dollar pre built one (he has no knowledge on pc specs or building one...he hadn't even played on one before hand and dint want to go through all of that....which I don't blame him because it can be intimidating). All of my close friends want pc's as well and some of my friends that switched tell me get one. So as of 2 days ago I sucked it up and decide to do some research.

Reasons behind this build 5 years ago I came into it thinking I was going to build a 500 dollar budget build, which I could, but after doing my recent research that wouldn't cut it with most of the games and the amount of games I play today. Before my research I planned on spending 700 maybe 800 on one but I wanted to take longevity into perspective when it came to performance and the games I currently play. So now its up to about 950 (I told myself no more than 1k on the pc alone, I also said "if i can spend 1400 on a MacBook Pro for college than I can push my budget up for a gaming pc" (granted I making monthly payments on it). After research, constant part picking/updating, tutorials, and a month of buying parts its done!

Im a shooter focused gamer mainly fps so I would be playing would play: BF3, BF4, last gen console cods (new gens for console), PUBG, GTAV - and of course any interesting pc games I come across.

Me mainly playing older games this build will run them at 1440p @ high frames which is cool however Im totally ok with playing in 1080p @ higher frames so performance will last even longer for me. I also wanted to take into account that I want to get the best life out of this rigs performance before I would nee to start upgrading. I also took aesthetics into account and tried to get some integrate rgb/cool parts when I could because I didnt want it to be a plane box. All of this leading up to this list.

I am really happy with this build and knowing that I picked out the parts, put it all together got it working on the first go, all while looking good is the best feeling ever. I am so glad I choose to build it myself. I am posting the build both for feedback from pc vets/owners who know way more than me but also for newbies like myself who are unsure on what to do/get and to see my reasons behind what I picked for a first build.

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  • 24 days ago
  • 2 points

Great job for your first build! Its such a beautiful computer!

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey, you forgot to put the case in. I’m also building a new one and wondering which one you have

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

I didnt put the case in because really the case is really up to the builder when it comes to looks. Also I got the case off of amazon as It wasnt officially listed on pcpartpicker. Ill leave a link to it but I will give you my impressions on this case in particular.

Pros -6 fans w/ led RGB -13 RGB modes (rgb controlled via front panel button) -2 tempered glass peices -mother board mounts were pre installed -Came with a load of extra screws and twist ties -Decent tie off points

Cons -The cable management was a pain (especially with there being 6 fans -The case fans have to be plugged into your powersupply and not the mother board so you wont have control over fans speeds if cooling is ever a concern for you
-They are case fans so there a little cheap, one of them stopped spinning and it hadnt even been a full day yet -The fans dont blow that fast -PCIE rear mounting slots have to be bent out before you install GPU (I wish they could have been unscrewed, would have made the build quality feel better) -I had to unscrew the top fans and push them forward so I could plug in my supplemental CPU power cord into the mother board since the fans were in the way -Very limited instructions

All in all it was my first build and I didnt dedicate as much time into picking out a case (I did read the reviews which you should anyway) so you live an you learn. Doing it the hard way right off the bat made me prepared for more things in the future. I am still happy with how it turned out and its not a bad case at the end of the day however for newbies I would maybe go choose a different case and then buy addition good quality fans afterword. I am going to be getting newer fans shortly.

But here is the link if you want to look into it some more, hope this helped https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MDFYW3N/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your lengthy reply, this will definitely help me pick out my case because I was actually eyeing this exact one. Thanks, have a nice day!

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

I'd slap these parts into the Corsair 220T RGB. Beautiful case, good brand, and around the same price

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Really like it

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

This looks like a very good build and also could you let me know how much frames you run on games like fortnite or r6 siege

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

In R6 Siege has about 100-200 FPS while Fortnite has about 200+ FPS on this build of course. Im not OP though so the FPS may be different.

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

I dont play either but this build is overkill for fortnite. And for r6 I could see it reaching 200 frames plus (1080p) at high settings (not sure about ultra). But it could run both with absolutely no problem.

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

What desk is that?

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

I actually built it on back in a highschool woulds class.

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Not bad my setup I just uploaded I just ordered a cheap but decent looking desk and one of 2 monitors

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

woods*

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

What's your load temp with the OEM cooler? Are you thinking about an aftermarket cooler?

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

I haven't done any benchmarks yet or done other tests like that. The stock cooler is good but I am thinking about getting an aftermarket one, possibly the hyper 212. I also may look into a a corsair liquid cooler.

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

Do you plan on getting a 144hz or 240hz monitor soon?

  • 20 days ago
  • 2 points

Yes I do!

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

Cool I was a little concerned when I saw the gpu and then your monitor lol.