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UPDATE: GPU finally arrived. It's the Zotac gtx1070 AMP! It's so amazing! You can not hear this card even when gaming on high in battlefront. Absolutely silence and good cooling.

I never had computers able to game. I used consoles. But since Sony's push for the 4K consoles I realized I was pissed off to always buy a large new machine, games not compatible etc.

I wanted to buy a pc since I never even knew what was inside the cases. But my best friend urged me to save money and do it myself. I watched build videos and grew some confidence that I could do it.

Now the only thing still missing in this build is the GPU. The gtx1070 isn't in stock yet and for the price it is sold at here in my country I can also get a gtx980ti. So as soon as the gtx 1070 is in stock I hope it goes down price wise or will get the 980ti.

I picked the case because I got it for a good price and for that it offered many things. I can fit a radiator in later for one. It also had cable manangement and 3 preinstalled fans. only one cable was too short to be fit behind the panel. the CPU power. I tried to hide it as best as possible. A minus for the case, it has no cablemanangement slots above the mainboard.

The only hiccup I had during build was that I put the Ram next to each other. So the pc kept rebooting. But thank the powers that be I find the little numbers telling what was wron and could re do it, Tight fit with the CPU cooler.

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

Congrats on your first build ! None of us was born knowing this stuff !!

I noticed you put the PSU in with the fan facing up. This fan draws air in. Your case is made with a filter so if you flip the PSU over it will draw cool air in from under the case. This will also take the PSU cables closer to the motherboard side of the case which will help cable management a little bit and make things a bit more neat.

 Well done....... Enjoy
  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I was really not sure about this. I am a woman and noob and thus faced the script so that it can be read. Then people got all up in arms about it and I watched some videos.

This test put me at ease: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nhRzOfpNsc

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

One of the great things about the internet is that people can share their knowledge.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice card considering one myself for my upcoming build.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

Got really lucky to already have it. Seeing as these cards are hard to get by.

I looked at the Asus Strix but damn that's even more ridic in pricing.

This card was raised in prices as soon as in stock. Usually it's 470€ but as soon as they had some the price would soar to 589€.

I got pissed off and bought it when out of stock for 470€. And got lucky that the same day stock arrived and they shipped it immediately.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

nice job for your first build, looks great.

really wish zotac wouldn't put that yellow stripe on their backplate though.

that heatsink is HUGE! lol

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a Monster Haha!

I had no idea it was this big (cue:thats what she said), and someohow got low ram. Lucky me cause two ramslots are buried by that thing.

Keeps everything nice and cool tho

Thanks by the way. I was really scared to build this on my own but it worked out well.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Well done! I hope you have a great sense of pride in your achievement!

By the way – waiting for products to come into stock these days might be an expensive choice – due to the £/$ exchange rate, restocks might well be 20% more expensive than current offers.

It looks a nice open case too – plenty of airflow. I guess the two front fans are filtered? If so, that’s even more reason to turn the PSU upside-down/right-way up (so it doesn’t draw air from the case) as a) it will be filtered (I think that case has a bottom filter) and b) it should help stop dust ingress by keeping most of the incoming airflow through the filtered front fans.

You have days of tinkering ahead of you! Enjoy!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel really proud. It's the first time I built anythign and since I am a woman some people at the shops (not sales persons, other costumers) gtave me looks.

But here I am looking forward to Battlefield 1.

Regarding the fan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nhRzOfpNsc

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

From my perspective keeping dust out of the PSU was an important consideration so I made use of the bottom air filter on my case and tried to keep a +ve air pressure inside the case too. Just make sure you give the fan opening a blast with an air duster now and again. I don't think it matters much for temperature per-se which way up the PSU goes.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally I think that is one of the better looking designs of the 1080/70 series, if only it didn't have that unattractive yellow design on the back and with RGB too. Overall though I think this is a pretty cool build.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much.

I was just happy to get any 1070 but I was tons more happy it was this one. I simply love the design of the backplate.

I have no idea why, it's under my desk I don't see a thing. But the Asus Strix is just too expensive. So the Zotac was my next choice