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Hello, here is my first build. After taking pc hardware class at college, i decided to build one for myself as I only have laptop. My budget went up to $1100 (inc. tax) from $700~800. Still I'm very happy with the outcome. The plan was to go for black/red theme at first. However, after I saw the white tower from NZXT, I had to buy it. Nice cable management and looks chic. Go with at least semi-modular power cable if you're a first-time builder. It really helped me managing the cable. The complete build looks awesome with my 21:9 ultrawide monitor which I bought few months ago.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a weird orientation for the CPU fan. Other than that looks really neat.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm a beginner and it was my first time. I thought i should install it with "intel" logo in horizontal. Am i wrong? plz tell me how i should change it. And after i separate the fan, should I use thermal paste when installing it back?

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I think he may have been talking about the CPU fan cable running right over it. People tend to orient the fan in the way that makes it to where there is the least amount of cable slack when you plug it in

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

No you aren't wrong, just what Tultamaneli said. Most people orient the cooler so they can cable manage the cpu fan header cable in the shortest distance. I wouldn't take it off personally to "fix" it unless you were wanting to upgrade to a different cooler for cooling efficiency/aesthetics. Maybe a Cryorig H7?

That being said I would recommend not pulling the cooler off and putting it back on without applying thermal paste. I don't think any cooler's pre-applied paste sticker things can handle that without compromising the cooling efficiency across at least one of your cores.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I worded that poorly. What I meant was the cable running over CPU fan just doesn't look right. You don't need to replace it but you should apply a bit of thermal paste if you do decide to swap out the fan.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

The thing that bothers me is that u only have a 120gb SSd i know u had a budhet but comon WD blue is like 48$ ;-;

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

extra hard drives are an easy upgrade down the road. the SSD will be snappy and will at least get him started.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

im gonna get another ssd soon lol.. i don't need too much storage right now

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Get this ssd: OCZ TRION 150. It has twice the storage for a few bucks more.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

what size is the monitor?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks kinda like the LG 34um67, though it might very well be a 29" model.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

34 inch ultrawide. because it's long in width, height of the monitor is actually shorter than regular 34. It's about same height as 27~28

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

the cable management is awesome man. i also like that the motherboard has crossfire support so you can make this thing a beast. you just need to save up for more storage and you're golden.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

ye man. it's got crossfire and reason i got radeon was because my monitor has free-sync and u need to have radeon graphics to use the feature.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

ah that makes sense so what are your plans for this? like upgrades and stuff

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

like i've been programming stuff for years like for me i want a test computer for things i make with engines to see the graphical results and not just the programming aspect

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for msi gpu

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

needed it for my monitor's free-sync

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for a fellow cheap ultrawide user. nice build.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

How much did you pay for the motherboard? It sais 9.9$

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

about $140 I think.. i can't remember

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I recommend buying a CPU cooler, if you love to game with demanding games, the stock cpu fan wont do it for you

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same MOBO in my build. I have one question. How is the BIOS is it really easy or is it like the old day BIOS? I am new to Computers so thats why i am asking

  • 45 months ago
  • 0 points

Can you overclock this?

  • 45 months ago
  • 4 points

He has a locked cpu and motherboard.

  • 45 months ago
  • 0 points

Still have no idea why people think it's possible to overclock a locked skew on a locked chipset. I know some enthusiasts out there have bios tweaks making it somewhat possible but I personally wouldn't think it's safe.

If you want to overclock buy a k skew processor and a z170 chipset. Simple.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

i recently learned about overclock too, if people are unfamiliar of it, there's chance they get confused easily. :(

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

no u need to get k version of cpu and z version of motherboard to run overclock. (ex. 6600k and z170)

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Ye, the semi-modular psu + case made the cable management really easy!! I'm still in my final week of the semester, so i didn't get a chance to play with it yet. tbh i don't even have a keyboard right now!! looll... when the exam is over, i'll be ready to dig in.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for setting up your computer in the bios without a keyboard

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

debating between $10 logitech keyboard or blackwidow mechanical keyboard... what should i get?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I would consider getting the $10 Logitech keyboard today, and save money to get a nicer keyboard from like corsair or ducky. I have the black widow tournament edition and it is a nice keyboard, but I can't get a full new set of keys because not all of them are cherry compatible and have weird shaped keys. Razer isn't a bad company, I have a deathadder as my mouse and I will die by it, but I would try and save up for a really nice keyboard.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought $10 one it works fine lol. Maybe when i have more money ill change ;)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I was going to say something seems to be missing in picture #1.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

it's plus 10!!!!!! xD

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