Description

From The Box To The Game: The Creation of a Gaming PC is the story of how I built my first gaming pc. This computer was mainly built due to a hobby, but also for a school project. I sewed a felt dust cover for the case and drew the Asus ROG logo onto it (see pictures). I originally wanted to go with an Intel CPU, but since my budget was rather low, I went with the FX-6300 from AMD (yes, it's not the best match for the GPU).

Most of the build process is explained in the film/tutorial that I made.

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjm52og3zBA

EDIT 26th of April 2016: Yes, for all of you who say I put too much thermal paste on, I get it, it was a mistake. I'll put less next time XD. CPU has been overclocked to 4.1Ghz. Mouse has been replaced by a Logitech G502 Proteus Core, keyboard stayed. Got a Steelseries QcK+ mousepad. The Raijintek Triton is known for leaking within the first 3 months, but it hasn't leaked yet... I'll keep you posted. I also have 16GB of RAM now. Last but not least I upgraded to Windows 10, and yes, I like it a lot better than 8.1

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Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I thought you were making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. My goodness, thermal paste will be all over your motherboard next time you take the CPU cooler off. I would check to make sure it isn't dripping onto everything making a mess.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job you did with the case cover. The ROG logo looks very well done

+1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The build and cover look very nice. I watched your video and DAMN that is a lot of thermal paste. Usually you're supposed to put a little drop the size of a grain of rice or pea.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2p6Hk4IfqI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2MEAnZ3swQ

Few Linus Tech Tips Videos on Applying Thermal Paste..

Know others have already commented, BUT I just felt that I needed to chime in also..

Rest of the Build seems like it went fairly well..

Thanks for Sharing !!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, sadly I watched those videos after the build. At least the CPU gets cooled, that's the most important. Thanks for the recommendation, though!

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