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EDIT: Made a Parts list with my full setup here.
I added three Noctua fans for better intake and got myself a 24 inch 144hz monitor which was much needed.

This was my first PC build (although I do have a decent amount of experience with PC hardware). It took 3 months of careful planning and as a result, the build process was extremely smooth. The build took about 1 hour for main assembly and another 3 hours for cable management. The theme of this build was obviously the infamous "Red and Black" which I have a liking to (and for some reason people like to criticize red and black builds just because they are common! The ample supply of red parts is an advantage in my opinion since I didn't need to settle on any color specific parts). To give my PC a bit of extra "WOW" I used the NZXT Hue+ which really changes the whole personality of the PC. In the end, I am very satisfied with the build and the way it looks and sounds(QUIET)! The community has treated me extremely well and helped me with so many different aspects of my build, and for that I say thank you.

A short list of why I purchased certain products:

*i7 6700k - Intel is the way to go in my opinion and this processor has fantastic performance and great reliability

*H105 - Decent cooling and very stylish! lol. Super easy to install and does its job very well. Only problem I had is that if you screwed the fans on too tight the screws would hit the fins a bit (good thing I new about this before building!)

*MSI M7- Very solid board with nice looking heatsinks and I/O cover + I/O Shield. Many great on board features and very easy to use BIOS (BIOS update and setup was really fast and intuitive)

*32GB Ripjaws V - I wanted a good amount of RAM for servers I host and some RAM hungry softwares. Didn't need anything particularly fast.

*Kingston SSDNow - Simple Drive to store OS and other important programs.

*WD 1TB Caviar Blue - Trusted and well performing drive to hold all my other programs and games.

*MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X - So I can play Crysis at above 25FPS... Fantastic performance across any game I throw at it and super easy install. The card is a bit heavy even with the reinforced PCI-E slots.

*H440 - Great case and easy to manage cables in. Looks really clean as well.

*RM750x - Fully modular and Gold certified. Does its job and stays quiet.

*Corsair AF140 - Exhaust on rear of case.

*Corsair SP120 - For Radiator and top exhaust. (I used the 3 front stock fans)

Others: *Hue+ - Gave my PC awesome lighting

*Windows 10 - OS of preference

*Silverstone sleeved extensions - look nicer than stock PSU cables

*Logitech G633 - Great sound, RGB, and non-wireless (Which i prefer)

*Sades Headset stand - simple and looks nice

*Reflex Lab Extended mouse pad - looks nice and is very functional

*Blackwidow CHROMA - Nice keyboard that games and types well.

*Deathadder CHROMA - Super comfortable and super smooth

*Orico Surge protector - Nice size, weight, and protection

*Belkin Surge protector - Nice size, weight, and protection

*Linmon Desk - Perfectly good size for my setup

*Monitor - some old Sceptre monitor I plan to replace

This build had no Problems whatsoever! Great for any beginner! Thanks for taking time to read my little breakdown!

Comments

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Fantastic build. That MSI 1080 is really pretty to look at as well. Now all you need to do is get a 1440p monitor!!! One thing though (and this is purely my opinion) I would of gone for a better SSD rather than 32gb of ram as 16gb is enough but from an aesthetic point of view, 4 occupied slots look better than 2. Enjoy :)

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I run a few servers with my friends and sometimes 10gb of RAM gets eaten up without me even being in the server. A faster SSD was the plan, but the SSDNOW had a remarkable amount of good reviews... So why not? lol

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

What type of server?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Unturned, Modded Minecraft, gmod... whatever I need to

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Why didn't you get a newer version of the h105? The h110i v2 to be specific. Nice build btw, +1

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what I was thinking... Still a well managed build though.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Ehhh...Some asthetic reasons...and I like that it didn't have the corsair link... The corsair link takes another usb header on the Mobo and I didn't want to put a header extender. I know that the corsair link is optional but it would kinda bother me knowing that I had to unplug a header and put the corsair link header header in, just to change the LED.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Grest looking pc. Very clean inside and out.

Thumbs up.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude, This thing is WIKID!!!!!!!!!

Great job!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Also get a razer rgb headset to have the sweet all razer peripherals combo XD

  • 35 months ago
  • 4 points

Haha, I'm not a fan of their headsets

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Its calles Titan but it has no Titan! Myyyyy Braaaiiiiiiinnn explodess!!!!!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

lol...I wish...

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

xD

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the color scheme. Great work. +1

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

But can it run minesweeper?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the party going on in your case! Nice build!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice rig and a great color scheme consistency +1

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Aup, i have a question about the gaming m7 motherboard. does it have built in wifi adapter for wireless or do i need get a wireless card

thanks :)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

No. You will need to get a wireless card, wireless usb adapter, or an ethernet connection

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

ok, thanks

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Monitor is so dwarfed by that case. How big is the monitor?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Only 21 inches. I am currently looking for a new one.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Picked up the Asus PG279Q on the weekend, it is incredible. Battlefield 1 at 144fps is mental. Nice build by the way!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

THAT'S AN AWESOME MONITOR! I might get 144hz 1080p OR 60hz 4k monitor

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Dell S2716DG 27.0" 144Hz Monitor this monitor is what will get not used it but i have looked at the stats and they are great its 27 inch and 144h and 1440p and only 600bucks.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

for a 1080, I'd say u need a 144Hz super wide 32" 1440p curved screen to go with it

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Do this pc run witch hunter in max settings around 60 fps 1080p?

Also, should i go for 16 gb Ram if im not running those servers u are talking about?

And btw do you need any glue or type of stuff to get the cpu onto the motherboard?

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't have witch hunter but I'm sure it can. 16 gb is plenty. The h105 has thermal paste PRE-APPLIED. So you don't need to buy any, or squeeze it out. There is a thin layer already on the piece of metal that makes contact with the cpu

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Do the USB 3.0 ports at the front of the case work? Because the connectors on the motherboard are 3.1 and 2.0 and the headers from the case are 2.0 and 3.0 so i was wondering if plugging a 3.0 header into a 3.1 connector would work (sorry if this is a noob question i haven't built a PC before and i am planning to build one soon)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

They work just fine. I used those usb 3.0 ports on the top of my case to install the OS Via an external DVD drive. I also used those ports to update the BIOS version. They work fine with no problem.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

If you have any other questions concerning your first build, feel free to ask me.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok ,thanks for the reply. I'm hopefully going to be ordering the parts for my PC build in 2-3 weeks from now . Do you have any websites you recommend i use i need them to have international shipping though because i am not in the United States. At the moment i'm considering using amazon.com

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah Amazon is my go to place to buy parts since I have Amazon prime which gives me free and fast delivery. Other than Amazon, Newegg is also my go to as well.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i'll probably use Amazon because most parts have international shipping but on Newegg there is no international shipping.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I got a question for you about the silverstone extensions. I would like to know where you got the extensions cable for the GPU. I can't find any 6+8 pin Silverstone extensions out there. Thanks +1, fantastic looking build.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Found them on Amazon. I bought the 6 pin PCI and 8 pin PCI cables individually.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, thanks. May I also ask you if you overclocked your CPU, what is it's average temperature on load?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure what full load temp is, but 28 degrees idle and around 50ish under load

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man Fantastic Build, 10/10 honestly

Could you give me piece for piece every part you used for the sleeving and perhaps a link to get them. (same Color)

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

I bought them already sleeved on amazon. They are made by silverstone.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

yea could you link me each one you bought... pwetty pweaaaaaaseee

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

what kind of leds did you use? But a very solid build.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

NZXT HUE+ which came with 4 LED strips.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

What’s the benchmark with this setup ?

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I did replace the stock fans for the two sp120s. There are no fans on top of the radiator, nor is there any room for them.

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