Description

Okay so since the forums on this amazing site helped me out so much, i figured i would post first build. :)

(Now I built this pc 6 months ago, back then I didn't know about the new graphic cards coming out)

Looking at the inside pictures I can already hear you thinking "That cable management could be better/sucks" but remember it's my first build and I really did try my hardest to tuck all the cables away as best as i could have. The Fractal r5 case in combination with the NZXT kraken X61 made it kinda impossible to cable manage those kraken cables. But even with those cables there I still get really low temps when idle and under load so no problem there.

Anyway enough about that, on with the parts!

i7 6700K : I could have bought the i5 i know, but money wasn't really a problem so I just went with the safest option. I also went with the watercooling bacause it's quieter and looks way better.

MSI Z170A gaming M5 : Now this motherboard is great, but I did have a problem with the Killer Ethernet NIC that came on board with the motherboard. The NIC made streams lag, downloads were really slow etc.. I did update the driver but that didn't seem to help. So thats why I added a wireless adapter from TP link to my system, bypassing the killer ethernet NIC. This completely fixed my internet problems.

Corsair Vengeance 2x8GB : Corsair is always a solid choice so nothing to say about that :)

Samsung 500GB SSD : Chose this for my OS but also for some games that usually load a bit slow, like GTA V for example.

1TB HDD : Can't really go wrong with HDD's ;p

MSI GTX 980 Ti : At the time, this was the best option for me, this gpu is a beast, runs very quiet and cool!

Fractal r5 : I was planning on placing my desktop right next to me, so I really wanted a quiet case, this one does an excellent job at that. But because the case is a mid tower, I couldn't really cable manage the watercooler cables.

EVGA 850W PSU : So I wanted a psu that could manage dual graphic cards, if I ever want to add another 980 Ti. 850W is a good option for this.

Optical drive: I don't want to download all my games, especially the bigger ones.

Corsair AF140 Red : Decided to add another fan to my case, though i am still waiting for a fan cable splitter. When i have the splitter i will add my other fractal fan to the front of the pc.

Acer XB271HU monitor: Aah, the reason why I just posted this build now, wanted to wait untill i got a fitting monitor :). This display is a beauty. 166Hz , IPS display, G Sync and 1440p. I'm in love with this thing :)

Thats it, thanks to all the people on this forum for all the help!

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

That is a first build beast alright

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

R5 is a great choice

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

How the hell did you afford this if this was your build?

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I worked for 5 months as a student :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Where?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

If you get paid about $14 Per Hours and work 14 Hours Every Week of the Year you will get easy $10,192

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

(Australian Based Wage) Equal to Canadian Currency...

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Minimum wage here in Michigan is $8.50 plus I'm 14 so it will be rare if I can get a job.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the Dubai plate, and awesome first build.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, you are right, the cable management can be improved.

First of all, I would advise you to rotate the fans of the NZXT Kraken, so that the cables come out on the back site, then you could put them away behind the radiator (if look in from the side) and let just the end of the cables run to the fan headers. Then you could watch some videos on YouTube about cable management. I can recommend LinusTechTips. The Define R5 has plenty of space for cable management

But nice build!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tip! Looking at some videos right now! :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, i hope they can help you as much as they helped me :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the Acer XB271HU Treating you, any IPS Bleed or Glow, Good Colours? Brightness etc, is it worth the $1000 AUD Price tag, (In Australia)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Well the monitor only arrived yesterday so I can't give you a full experience review. So far i've only played sniper V2 on it. It's not the best game to test this monitor to it's full potential but I do plan on buying games like the witcher 3. But I can tell you that the colours are so warm and rich, I come from 1080p and 1440p is definitely a big improvement!

I recommend you look up some full reviews online, because I can't give you one yet :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Just wondering about actual use, most of these reviewers base it on secs nd not visuals