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Last weekend I built my very first computer.  It is strictly for gaming and VR, when it comes out.  I did a red/black build.  The components inside are either red or black, and I used red led fans and led lights.    Fan placement and setting up the liquid cooling were probably the most difficult for me.  I am thinking about replacing the 850W  PSU with a 1000W and going with SLI.  I am also contemplating getting an onboard sound card.  I don't think 850W will be enough for everything with overclocking, or it may be pushing it.  I will add pictures asap.  The Predator X34 monitor rocks!  Hopefully games coming out in the future all have ultra widescreen support, and the monitor easily overclocks to  100hz!  The graphics are very pretty on the couple of games I have tried so far (Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and RB6 Siege.  I am not sure what else to write.  I was contemplating doing an 5930k  build for x16/x16 SLI but I went with the 6700k route.  If I get a second card, x8/x8 should be fine.  Everything I have been reading says the cards won't bottleneck.  I am very new to this though.  On a side note, I really like the Enthoo Pro Case.  I thought it made for hiding the cables.  Picture quality isn't too great.  I used my phone.  The computer is hooked up to an APC XS 1500 backup and the monitor is hooked up to a APC Back UP UPS 700.  I really like the Corsair K70 keyboard.  The mouse is very nice too, but SteelSeries seems to not be supporting this mouse anymore, or at least my first attempt at their software didn't detect the mouse.  It works, just no customization.   I am having some weirdness with the overclock.  I turned off IntelSpeed in the BIOS, but the CPU still reverts to 4000 MHz when at rest, but once it is doing anything it jumps to 4500 MHz and is stable with Prime 95.  I don't really mind I suppose.  It is saving a small amount of power when it is doing nothing.  Other than that, I am hoping there are some games coming out to utilize the system.  Prior to building this, I mainly gamed on PS4, and the games I would love to see on PC (Witcher 3 and Fallout 4), I beaten or am very close to beating respectively.  It's absurd how much better of a shot in FPS games I am with a mouse and keyboard than a controller.  Any critiques and suggestions are definitely welcome.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

6 case fans is surely overkill

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

they thankfully are very quiet...i keep the room i use it in kind of hot right now...very cold out

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same case how much should there be?.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I am not sure what is normal. I put a 140 as exhaust in the back, a 120 on top front as exhaust, and the two fans cooling the radiator are pushing out through the radiator out the top. The front two fans are 140 and are intake and I have a 120 in front of the power supply as intake. The Corsair AF series are very quiet and it seems like there is very good air flow through the case.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool.I'M IN The makes of my very first build and am trying to soak up as much info as possible lol.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorry, I may sound like a noob cus I am but how do you add more fans then your mobo allows

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi, The enthoo pro came with a fan splitter, which you can attach 6 - 3 pin fans to and then plug into one motherboard header. I actually plugged my case fans all into the enthoo pro splitter, then the enthoo pro 4 pin out into my deepcool 240 fan adapter. The fan adapter was plugged into the cpu or cpu optional. I just can't remember which one. They also make splitters to split one fan attachment into two or more fan attachments. You can plug a 3 pin fan into a 4 pin header. Just line the pins up correctly. You cannot plug a 4 pin fan into a 3 pin header without an adapter. I am new to this too, and this was my first build. Hopefully, I haven't flubbed up any info I have told you. This site has helped answer a lot of my questions, and the research from the internet. I am very mechanically unsavy, but I was able to work through the computer build with limited headaches!!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build But why didn't you route your GPU cable from the back???

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you OC your cpu yet with that cooler? Im planning to buy that cooler for its price and would like to know how much temps would you get if you oc to 4.5ghz