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Okay, so there's a bit of a back story to this build so lets get started...

I originally wanted to build a computer back in 2012 when Intel Ivy Bridge came out, I'm now 19 so I would have been 15 back then. I studied videos and tutorials for months whilst I saved up money from my part time job. and finally bought all the parts which cost me around £700. Thinking back the parts I chose were horribly mismatched, 850W corsair psu, 1gb gtx 550Ti, i5 Ivy bridge processor.....anyway to cut it short I built it and couldn't get the thing to work so I RMA'd all the parts back to Amazon.

Fast forward to December 2015. I had just started my new job as a network engineer and I am earning more than I ever have so I decide I'll start researching again and build a new budget gaming PC.

I built a Pentium G3258 GTX 750Ti Build which is my other build on here. I was pleased with it (as it actually worked) but soon found it this would not run half the games I wanted to play (The Division, Rise of The Tomb Raider) so once again I RMA'd all the parts.

So fast forward again and Tiger is born, The (budget build I had set out to create wasn't so much of a budget machine) however I am extremely happy with this, they way it looks and performs, corsair link allows me to set the profile to silent and it is as quiet as a whisper. I love the fact its black and white and all parts are either MSI/Corsair! Everything ties in so well and overall it does everything I want it to, couldn't be happier!

Thanks!

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

hi

how's the motherboard? have you tried overclocking the 6600k? because i'm kinda considering this motherboard because i want to do an all black build.

nice rig by the way. super clean. cleanliness is next to holiness. lol

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that possible to get 15 degree on your CPU? Won't you feel cold in that room? Anyway, your build looks good and cable management is nice. Can I ask how long you spend in building it?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi I was as surprised as you were when I seen I was getting as low as 14 degrees on idle. usually idle can vary from around 14 to about 22. Right now I have chrome open, skype and steam running and playing songs on Spotify and Its sitting at 15-18. I live in Scotland so naturally its cold outside but my room has brand new windows and a thick carpet and the heating is usually on so I think its just luck lol!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

And sorry the actual building once I had took me a night after work so around 4 hours but I revisited the cable management after I was initially built.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

That's quite amazing. You should be able to get a good overclocking on your cpu then.

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

Either your room is really cold or something is wrong, you aren't going to get below ambient temperatures without using exotic cooling, even the best custom loop can't do it.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

As I've said I live in Scotland so maybe that has something to do with it? My temps are correct and I've used Speccy and HWMonitor to validate, right now its at 18 degrees

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It is possible that the temperature sensor is messed up on the cpu or something similar. I would get the temperature of the air by your PC and if its warmer than 18C something is wrong.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I really don't think so, my mobo is at 27 and gpu at 28 right now whilst the cpu is at 18 and is being liquid cooled it kinda makes sense.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Does that graphics card always come with a backplate? Because I have seen other cards with the same listing as here without a backplate on it.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The backplate I actually bought separate (but included in the price) the card cost me £175 and the backplate cost £33 roughly. I bought it from http://www.coldzero.eu

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, I have the same GPU! I love that back plate, how was it installed?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! here is the link if you are interested in buying it http://www.coldzero.eu/msi-gtx-970-armor-pcb-13/2413-msi-gtx-970-armor-pcb-v13-black-1.html it came with spacers and screws and it was actually quite difficult to install as it came with no instructions but basically you use the spacer to lift the plate off the pcb and then the screw goes through the spacer and the pcb so it holds in place.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Bit late but where did u gu d the 6600k for that cheap

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! One of the main priorities was for it to look good! I will eventually get round to getting a better keyboard but at the moment it's not something I'm that bothered about, a good mouse is more important for me!

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah Its all about mouse because that's obviously where the aiming is at, I was going to pick up the deathadder chroma but opted for the mionix castor instead and couldn't be happier, I think the deathadder is a bit too big for my liking. I will take pictures when I'm home from work.