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First PC I ever built =D Runs everything smoothly, but I have to admit that it's a little overkill.

Some small problems: It was a huge pain in the *** to try to find a 1070, let alone an aftermarket one. This website helped a lot, checked on it daily: http://www.nowinstock.net/computers/videocards/nvidia/gtx1070/. Forgot to buy an extra SATA cable for the optical drive (barely knew what SATAs were and thought they came with the SSD and HDD at least - luckily, the motherboard came with 2). The Hyper 212 took a while to figure out how to install. The graphics card is a bit long, so I had to remove some drive bays from the case, but that allows for better airflow anyways, so win-win. My 8-pin power for the CPU blocked the top exhaust fan that came with the case for a bit without me noticing.

What worked well: Once it's all put together, everything seems pretty solid and all the components seem pretty reliable. The 1070 is amazing! =D

Overall, I still love it and I think it's pretty solid =]

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

Wait, what about things like an operating system and software? Do you not need those things?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

You can easily get Windows 10/8.1/8/7/etc for free by creating a Installation media on another PC, and copying the Serial number/code or whatever even if you can still do that...

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh ok are there any videos that show me how to do that?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I was able to get a copy of Windows 10 through my school. There's places to get OS's for cheaper as well, if you look around enough.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

or use linux

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Newegg has restocked most it's cards now (finally)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the case? I was thinking about getting it but in black.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it's great! It's a bit heavy and the side panel doesn't give you a great view of your build. But, it was pretty straightforward to build in, except that the rear and top fans it came with made it a bit hard to plug in the 8-pin, so I suggest plugging that in before you fully mount the motherboard. It provides excellent cable management, and the aforementioned fans seem to be keeping everything cool. Also, you might lose a good chunk of the drive bays to make room for a GPU, but you'll still be left with two at the bottom that seem to be riveted in.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, could you be so kind to reply to my private message ? :) Thx!

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