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Building my first PC was a little tough and overwhelming at first but I loved it and I learned a lot! I'm more of a software guy (being a programmer as a profession) so it took me a while to build it once I got all the parts. But, it was such a rewarding experience to finally turn it on and see everything working!

However, I had some issues at first. After a whole evening (5:00pm - 11:00pm) of putting it together I finally turned it on and........nothing happened. I was so frustrated! I asked my friend/brother-in-law to come over and help me (since he's built multiple PCs) and even he couldn't get it to work. We both decided that I had a defective motherboard because the PSU worked just fine when I unplugged it from motherboard and used the testing unit. I was really disappointed and I didn't want to believe it since I was waiting for so long and worked so hard! After a day or two of researching, many people were saying that it's pretty rare to get a defective motherboard. I tried to think of another possibility and I thought maybe was something wrong with my PC case's power switch. So I took a multi-meter and 2 staples to test resistance of my power switch and found out that my power switch wasn't working! I tested my reset switch and luckily it worked; so, I plugged the reset switch into the power slot on the motherboard and did a drum-roll as I pressed the reset button and I've never been so happy in my life! Everything worked like a charm!

After getting everything set up, I decided to name it after one of Spiderman's (my favorite super-hero) villains, "The Green Goblin". Now that I've had it for a little bit, I plan on getting a 250GB SSD (maybe the samsung evo series?) to put my OS on and just keep my other files like my games and movies on my HDD. I'm also going to get another stick of RAM. Other than those two things, I'm really enjoying this build! I'm having a lot of fun playing games, developing in the Unreal engine, creating 2D JavaScript games, and just doing whatever I want with it!

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Quality components to be sure. +1 on build.

I hope your power supply is drawing air from inside of the case. Having it on that carpet makes me think of the last pc I opened up for a friend at work. It was clogged up with crud it was constantly vacuuming and had shut down.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

OMG FINALLY~~~!!!

So happy to someone else on this site with the same case, I got this one in blue! Getting my BF the red one. Great build comrade!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

You need to put a box or board under that case. Your psu is getting smothered.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. I also would like to have same build. Will you please share some benchmarking scores? Thanks.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Not only is that psu being smothered the built up static charge could start a fire, all in all nice build!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for all the comments guys! Sorry I'm late in replying but I didn't think this post actually went through. I tried posting my build twice but the site kept giving me an error saying it failed upload.....oh well! I will be getting a board to put underneath. I thought maybe the little pegs would be ok but I don't want any chance of ruining my PC. So thanks for the advice! I'll upload my benchmarking scores soon too. Thanks again!