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Inspired by grundidaniel - Red Dragon and Vengeance1871 - Apollo, God of Light.This is my first PC that I built. I spent a lot of time thinking over the parts and build. Trying to get the best deals all in 1 1/2 weeks. PCpartpicker helped a ton with that as well as a first time customer with newegg squeezing out every kind of saving i could get from them. I got my PSU, CPU, Keyboard and SSD from amazon (I had Prime) and everything else from Newegg (minus the monitor and mouse/mouse pad). Newegg has a 20 off if your a student and have a student email add.

CPU - Planed on steaming and just want a fast pc in general. figure i7 will last me a long while.

CPU Cooler - I do not have the cooler yet. But I do intend on getting the corsair h100i when I feel the need to overclock this monster.

Motherboard - I was originally going to go for the MSI z97A Kraft edition which was all white and on sell for 119.99$ but then last minute Newegg ran a deal for the MSI z97A Gaming 7 w/ a SteelSeries Siberia v2 headphone so I decided to go with that instead. The headphone are around 50$ on amazon plus why not.

Memory - Red Cosair Vengeance Pro memory was on sell for $85.99 then on top of that if you buy any Cosair memory u get an addition 10% off so it was a super deal.

SSD - It seemed to be the most trusted one on the market and also samsung is a trusted brand for me. only got the 250 becuase thats pretty much all I need for now. just need it for boot up and a couple games. everything else is streaming over the web for me. ex. music/movies/games/tv etc

HDD - I might get a 1TB later on if need be.

Video Card - MSI 970 Twin Frozr V. I don't need anything too powerful and too expensive to get the latest and greatest plus this one looked the best out of all the 970's to me. Plus matches the red theme I went for after getting the MSI Mobo.

Case - Because its beautiful. Newegg was also the cheapest.

PSU - Dont plan on getting another video card or anything else that might demand much power. Also I trust Corsair/Channel Well Technology.

Monitor - It was a donation from my brother. not sure how much he paid for it so I just put the price Newegg had.

Keyboard - I had a tough time not knowing which keyboard to pick out since I don't really know too much about the new ones such as cherry, brown, red, switches and what not and they are really expensive and I didn't want to go over 100$ because that way to much for a keyboard as you can see from my last one lol

Headphones - Came with the Mobo as a gift from Newegg. one of their combo deals.

Overall I am extremely happy about this build. it was very nerve racking and worry-some when first pushing that power button. Making you doubt yourself anticipating and hoping that all the wires you went through to tangle and untangle reached their destination. Making sure all the connections were tight and secure. When you hit that power button and you see all the fans moving and all the lights working and the case USB ports work. its just very satisfying or a job well done. probably could have done a better job with the wire management in the back but ehh. Also probably could have a done a bit cheaper build but i wanted reliable brands that were going to last.

Also a thanks to my dad for not just putting it together for me and actually teaching me and showing where things go. Another thanks to the people over at reddit r/buildapcforme for explaining things to me, giving me an idea of what i want and being patient with my questions.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build! How's that Quickfire TK? Was thinking of picking one up for myself.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

hmmm. The key strokes sound nice. I failed to notice that the keyboard does not have arrow keys - instead the are blended in with the numlock number pad.. for me to use the arrow keys I have to press the numlk key and the lights in the keyboard stay on.. Not sure if they can be turned off or not. Maybe I just have to get use to it or I might look into another with designated arrow keys and num pad area. For me I use the arrow keys a ton so I guess it just depends.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Hmm okay thanks! :D

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

The naming convention made me click on this build. You have a great computer that is going to last you a while but more importantly, you shared a building experience with your dad. That is gold.

Side note, I believe you have your RAM in the wrong slots. The optimum position for dual channel is DIMM 2 and 4, not 1 and 3. Other than that, great build!

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

You heard the man, slap more RAM in there, NAO!

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

You don't have to add more RAM, just move them to the other slots. They are sitting in the wrong place for this board.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

I know, I was kidding... but empty slots provide no memory =p

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

crunches loudly and speaks with a Homer Simpson voice

MMMMMM, Memory Chips....

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha love me some GoT! Its something that I can look back 15 years (hoping this comp will last that long) from now when I still have this computer and think of when we built a comp together. Im pretty sure my dad was more excited that i shared a common interest with him in building computers.

Thank for the side note ill change that immediately!!

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Not big on red, simply because it's in 85% of the builds... but this is clean and well done. Love the H440 too. If you're hiding your SSD in the drive bays, you should paint the ssd tray screws white too.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah theres a ton of red one. I wonder if anyone has done any weird colors like neon green mixed with other stuff lol Thanks for the tip about the screws! That way its not an obvious empty space lol

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

I think you start to get more into neon colors when you get your own liquid cooling going and can get a few neon colors going that way. Sadly, there STILL isn't a lot of variety to motherboard colors, and that helps dictate that 75% of builds be black and red.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

So beautiful! I think i know what case I want now X3

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah this is def a must have! i think it has to be one of the most popular cases out there!

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

it was very nerve racking and worry-some when first pushing that power button. Making you doubt yourself anticipating and hoping that all the wires you went through to tangle and untangle reached their destination. Making sure all the connections were tight and secure. When you hit that power button and you see all the fans moving and all the lights working and the case USB ports work. its just very satisfying or a job well done. probably could have done a better job with the wire management in the back but ehh.

I know exactly, on how you felt when I too was new with building a computer. Very awesome that you had your dad to teach and help out with it! Also was very kind of your brother to donate the monitor. You have an awesome father and brother.

I'm hoping to teach my dad on how to build a computer here soon, but it will be his computer. Overall, your build looks great to me! :)

Also probably could have a done a bit cheaper build but i wanted reliable brands that were going to last.

Well reliable parts that do have reputations of being dependable is understandable. It's a good thing to keep in habit of search for quality and not cutting corners when trying to cheap parts out. Anyways, thanks for sharing your build! Loved the reading and your part selection. +1

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Yeah they were very nice to help me out with some of the pieces of the build and helping me through it too.

Even though I pretty much have a build set already I keep going back to newegg and pcpartpicker for deals on comp parts I don't even need! its so addicting lol

Good luck on your comp with your dad as well! Cheers!

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Even though i pretty much a build set already i keep going back to newegg and pcpartpicker for deals on comp parts I don't even need! its so addicting lol

Oh my goodness... I know, I know! lol

Good luck on your comp with your dad as well! Cheers!

Thank you so much!

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Trust me it was very close between the two. The red case was in my checkout section and I was ready to buy it. Then I kept looking at other builds and saw pros and cons between the both. I decided to sleep on it.

With the white one it doesn't look too "gamer-y" it actual looks quite professional and very clean. I also feels like the white one really catches the eye more as to the red/black one, it just seems like another black computer case to the untrained eye.

With the red one I was thinking back to when I had a flashy case with blue lights everywhere and I was thinking that I could use this case for when I get older in life and it will still look clean.

Don't get me wrong. I love em both I just see the white one lasting longer with me. The clean white display looks amazing.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Heck yeah! The more I looked at their build/pictures I just wanted to build one of my own!