Description

First off, I would just like to thank the PC part picker community for helping me on the journey of building my first PC. I do not think I would have been as satisfied with my new gaming pc if I had not gotten some great advice and ideas from this site.

This build held two purposes. To upgrade my budget PC from 2012 which was no longer keeping up with today's demanding game titles and build something I could be proud of having designed myself. I feel i succeeded, thus leading me to want to share my build and experience with other gaming enthusiasts.

I won't go into detail about why I chose certain components because that is not the reason I'm posting. I just wanted to share what I build and thank all of you for helping on my first PC build. Unfortunately the lighting in my room and poor camera quality doesn't show off exactly how beautiful the LEDs look behind the tinted tempered glass window. Positive comments only please.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice Build! I love The Riing Cooler.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Killer PC.

BTW, I believed you have listed the wrong 1080.

I think this is the right one.

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/XC648d/msi-video-card-gtx1080gamingx8g

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so very much! Yeah I forgot to update the GPU on the parts list.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

niceeeee

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I was looking at that exact monitor. How is it?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like it. Huge step up from my previous one. Great value for size and g-sync. I've heard issues with color/gamma/saturation but i cant really tell.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I have that monitor on order and was wondering a few things about it as well. How are the colors on it? Do you notice any gamma or saturation differences in the corners or top/bottom when viewing the screen in the center? Have you added an ICC profile to adjust the gamma yet?

Nice rig. Well done not skimping on the power supply. So crucial when running high end components.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I've heard some bad reviews but haven't really noticed anything. I haven't done any changes to the default set up and I think it looks amazing.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool. Thanks for the reply. I'm excited to get on Monday. I have a nice IPS 1080p monitor to watch movies on. The Dell will be my gaming monitor. Enjoy your new rig

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Would be hard for me to tell, because I have a basic 1080p monitor so this would automatically blow it out of the water.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Wrong gpu listed

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Temps?

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Haven't over clocked it much. What I can say is the CPU runs about 80-82C over clocked at 4.2ghz. Gpu is usually 69-71c playing games in overclock mode with the clock speed at about 1980. Havent spent much time overclocking because I've been just playing games and enjoying the PC.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

does the rad block the psu intake a bit or does that riing fan feed it enough air?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

there is enough space between the 2 for air flow to the PSU. In my case i'm only using about half the power the PSU can supply so the fan never even turns on.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

does the Tt cooler do a good job at cooling?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

how fast is the x400

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi JRockMama

Just wondering if did you cut a hole in your case so that you can place the radiator at the back and can align all the 3 fans on top.

Cause i have a deepcool 240mm radiator and i could not align my 3 fans accordingly.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Every fan that is connected to the mobo is by default controlled by the mobo. You can change to have the option of manual speed though.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

It's the limitations of the case, my wife has the same one.

The mounting option is only available at the floor of the case, or the side of the case, parallel to the side panel. So, not really his fault, and not much he can do about it either. Although, despite its unorthodox mounting options, the 303 does not suffer from heating issues - can confirm.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It's just how the radiator mount at the top is. The PSU sits behind the radiator mount but I haven't noticed any extra heat. Only thing i did not foresee with this case is if you want to go SLI you cannot mount fans at the bottom of the case for intake.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

would you of gone with a micro atx mobo if you did this case again?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The ATX board fills up the entire space given too it and makes it difficult to install fans at the bottom and have space for your the cables that connect at the bottom like USB/powerLED/case fans. There is space but its a tight fit. Micro atx might make this easier but I would only do it if i could get an equally good motherboard.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a m.2 drive underneath the GPU and a HDD mounted in the back. There is space for 2 hdd in the back and 2 ssd in the front to the right of the mobo.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Updates and windows install was done with USB. The fans get pretty loud but I use a headset so it's basically a non issue for me while gaming.