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Hi, this is my very first build. I'm currently taking courses to become a computer technician and so far it's going well. This build is for gaming, might be overkill for what I play but I wanted to not invest on upgrades for a long time. (future proof?) Yes some expensive parts (at least for me) which took me about 6 months saving. Later on I will dig into overclocking since I'm not pro nor need it. Just out of curiosity I clocked it to 4.1 (lol reaches 3.9 with turbo) and downed it again to default.

I've been a member since summer I believe, and I've been asking a lot around pcpartpicker.com. Inspiration for this build came from here as well. So many thanks to those who answered my noobish questions on your respective builds! :)

Build is titled "Jake", as of Jake from Adventure Time. Why? Because I am Finn and my son is Jake. (best buds) He will have his fair share of gaming on this rig.

Now to why I chose what on my list...(This was a budget build gone wrong!)

CPU : At first I wanted the AMD x4 860k...then skylake came out and I started looking into new tech. Before I knew it my list had completely changed! Picked the i5-6600k to fiddle and learn about overclocking.

AIO : Again...I wanted other item, such as the Corsair H110i GT(X) but ended picking the NZXT Kraken x61 because of it's perks and it matched my case! Used one of the velcro straps provided with the PSU to wrap the hoses together.

MOBO : Easy o/c, looks great, it's performing awesome.

RAM : Got them with a promo code. Color matched my mobo. 16gigs might be too much for gaming but I rather have more than run short. Why 4x4? Because aesthetics.

STORAGE : Yes, cheap and apparently reliable with good speeds. A friend is making some covers for them. I have no internal HDDs but have a couple externals.

GPU : This fire breathing behemoth is amazing, all tho my monitor is 1080p(yes kinda of a waste) graphics are amazing. Might of picked this because of backplate? Kind of about right xD. She looks awesome, performs even better.

CASE : I fell in love with this case. I wanted the Corsair Spec2/3 but I ran into this case, might add it was made for noobs like myself? JK lol, but yup, cable management done easy thanks to this beauty. (was actually the first item I ordered.) PS- Will be modded later on. When booting time came I could not use the power button...the noob inverted the cables on the mobo, good thing she has that power/reset on it. (yup that was me :/ )

PSU : On this item there was a catch...Amazon woulnd't mail me the EVGA 850w G2 ($110.00 at that moment!) and made me mad...but hey they would send me a P2? Like seriously what tha fudge! Anyway full modular to help with cable management and leave out the cables I didn't need.

OS : This was a gift, once I was done building I could not install from the "boot drive" I had prepared for that awaited moment! I see a lot of people complaining about windows 10 but honestly it's working to perfection.

FANS : Was this or the TT Riings but my gf liked these more. So far my build is super quiet...I sit right next to it. -I LITERALLY SCREWED A FAN ...When prepping the case I removed the stock fans to install the AF140 and while screwing something felt strange...no joke...I broke the dang thing! Was so mad at this moment...felt like tossing the fan across the room...the rubber grommets or w/e they are where spinning around like it was funny to do so....installed it anyway. The AF120 was a different story since I learned from the first fan.

LED STRIP : This LED strip is bright and works as intended! (Logisys LDXRM12C) Guess what? They didn't work!!! Guess again? Same noob inverted them upon installation!!! Figured it a day or two after the build was completed.

EXTENSIONS : These are custom made by a local bud of mine.

CONCLUSION ....I'm happy with the outcome. It worked at booting time and I was expecting to not even turn on. My kid loved it and I'm happy I built it with my own hands. Now I just need a [pcpartpicker] sticker "built not bought".

Thanks everyone for the advice, builds, and ideas! And Thanks for reading...but only if you did! >:P

Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

Lovely looking build there. Red and Black never seems to get old because that looks bang on!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! My favorite colors in one place!

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

CONCLUSION ....I'm happy with the outcome. It worked at booting time and I was expecting to not even turn on. My kid loved it and I'm happy I built it with my own hands.

You should happy with the outcome. This is not a PC build, this build is a piece of art work. Usually first builds are rushed and people are just eager to set up the PC. I can see here you really put some heart into this build. Giving your tower some charisma and identity. I think it looks spot on, bro. It really does. ESPECIALLY for a first build.

Even the parts selection was aced. I mean, you honestly killed it here mate. A PC doesn't need $10,000 worth of parts to look nice. You made it look sexy with a fraction of that. Well done bud! Hope it all remains smooth from today on :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for that, mate. Everything is so smooth and really hope it stays that way! If it doesn't I'm here to learn! Happy new year!

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Ever tried virtualization? Then you and your son could both play on the same computer but with different monitors and peripherals at the same time.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Will take note!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent idea but a pain to set up haha

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

The i5 wont be able to handle that and i am not sure but wouldn't you need 2 GPU's?

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

This right here deserves Featured Build. Great job man, this looks great!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build! +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm a Jake too! High five! You get a free upvote!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Right on! Thanks!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

looks epic, +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking Jake...from state farm.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Crossed my mind when typing it.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Skylake is pointless should bought a 4790k and a mobo would've done your self a favor.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome colour scheme and it looks very neat. great job +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I removed the stock fans to install the AF140 and while screwing something felt strange...no joke...I broke the dang thing!

Sounds more like Wreck-It Ralph was screwing it...

anyways.. you got a great build!! You did a great job!! +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Good thing I'm not into weight lifting...or I wouldn't have a top fan xD

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build and I love the Adventure Time reference. One suggestion, try to move the water tubing so that it goes up over the top of the ram so that it's not so in your face.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I will try it. Id I like how it ends I'll upload pics.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

that is such a nice looking build :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

besides the obvious awesome looking build, and sweet part choices I like that you included a UPS in your build, definently worth while considering the amount of money, time and effort you have put into this build :).

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, investing that much lets say and not protecting it? We get many power surges here so it's bound to happen! And thanks! :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean. I like the color scheme! +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

"Hi Jake from State Farm. What are you doing?"

"Playing Fallout 4 on my black and red gaming PC during the graveyard shift while wearing khakis."

Amazing looking build! If only that Jake had such a computer he wouldn't be picking up strange phone calls from paranoid wives at 3am hehe

+1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty damn impressive for a first build. Check out my first build. Love the NZXT stuff.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha yes! Funny thing is I had already seen it! That back plate is sexy!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

We're so awesome!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks awesome! It's so very similar to the build that I'm going to be putting together.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a really pretty build.

But, I am voting you up because the hilarious crazy stalker eyes picture 5.

+1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL Thanks! xD

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yo any idea where I could get those case lighting strips and cables

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I got mine from newegg.com

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

This is gonna be a really... really... really... weird question but... Did the mobo come with the MSI Dragon plush? LOL IKR weird questions Nice build, and thanks.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

This will be a really...really....really upsetting answer...but no it didn't...I wish!!! Thanks to you too.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

She's a beauty for sure!!! Would love some insight to those extensions or some that look like them (or cable covers or whatever, not familiar with any of that). Also does this build run fairly quiet or no? Looking to build one very similar, heck might even copy most of what you've done. Completely starstruck <3

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

This extensions are custom made, $60 including shipping. They where made by a local. I do have his FB link and all business was done via FB and payed through paypal. He does CPU, GPU, Mobo for that price, any color you decide. I do find them a lil too stiff for my liking but I'm not twisting them around or something.

Latest update: I replaced the Kraken x61 because my GPU was reaching 82c and I know it's still safe zone but I was not happy with it, installed a 80mm fan angled on a Lego made base aiming at the GPU on top of the fins inside the s340 case, later on upgraded to a 120mm fan sitting right behind the x61 to help the air reach the GPU to later get removed and installed the Cryorig h7 dropping temps under load considerably.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the extensions sure are perfect for your build's looks! I'll try and find some retail ones that look similar. Thanks for the feedback on the Kraken, sorry it didn't do as well as you'd hoped. Looks like it gets pretty mediocre reviews. It's a shame cuz it fits the black/red build in this case so well haha. I'm leaning towards one of the newer corsair hydro's.. Apparently the pumps are a good bit quieter than the former models.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL thanks! There you see the difference between a new build and your old laptop with your vocabulary all set >_<. Bad on my side taking advantage on the autocorrect xD

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

In most cases I go back to fix them, but really wanted to get this up so I could go to the new year's party...my other side wanted to stay playing :/

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed...but yet rushed back to hug my newborn. (PC) xD

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Great PSU!

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

You are welcome and thanks!