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My leap of Faith into PC Building(First Time)

by iStealth

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22 Comments

Details

Date Published

Dec. 13, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.53GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.01GHz

Description

I decided to build a gaming only PC that wasn't too expensive, could hold its own, and easy to upgrade. I didnt know anything about this and was always interested in attempting such a feat. I watched a lot of DIY vids on youtube and became my only resource. The build took me a little over 8 hours mainly due to being overly cautious and making sure everything was plugged in where it needed to be. Needless to say I am very happy with my accomplishment and have since added a new GTX 1070 Aero from MSI, and I apologize for not having a more updated slide. This build came to life in August and I rarely touch my PS4 and XBOX One anymore. Ive crossed over and I dont think Im coming back. Please leave comments good or bad. I will upload more pics of the complete gaming area including desk and other peripherals in the next couple of days, once again sorry for the lack of pics. Thanks again.

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1maddog22 3 points 9 months ago

Where you said "I rarely touch my PS4 and XBOX One anymore." that is the exact same thing as me. I got a new pc and I have not touched my console since I have gotten the PC. Really good build though I have one question Is there a reason why you went with a full tower case instead of a mid tower?

iStealth submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

More for comfort and horror stories on components not fitting. But mostly just paranoia hahaha.

1maddog22 1 point 9 months ago

ahh ok

androiddude7 3 points 9 months ago

You know what? I really like this build! It's well thought out and looks nice. But I can't stop but feel that this build is too expensive for what it's actually worth. I have built a rig that's 1400$, and for that price I fitted much more premium components, I don't know how this rig resulted in such a high price tag. Anyhow, I digress and congratulate you, fine sir, on joining the custom PC community. Have fun gaming and thanks for sharing! Cheers, Michael

Quick edit: How do you like that Full Tower case? Is it any good? I don't see those often...

iStealth submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I opted for the full tower because I wanted to make sure that I had enough room to work in. Overall I have no regrets and will do it again on my next build. And as for the expenses, my budget was originally $900 and without the monitor and mouse plus the gtx 1070 I didnt go over my budget by much. When this build came to life I was originally using the R380x so that might have something to do with it.

On a side note, should I SLI 1070's or just get (1) 1080?

androiddude7 1 point 9 months ago

Hi iStealth, thanks for answering! I recommend you SLI the 1070 (of course you need the same one xD) so you don't throw away your existing 1070. Buying a 1080 is whorthless to your build as well as you don't really need it. Also, SLI looks sick! I have two 1080s in SLI (they're Founders Edition, I just can't get over the look of it, it's so pretty) and it really adds to the aesthetics of the build just having two beastly cards. Anyway, the two 1070s will run better than a single 1080, so you're still getting better performance overall.

iStealth submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Side note, Im planning a second build now. Im looking to go with MSI Z170A Gaming5 MOBO. Do you think an ATX MID size tower be too small for that regardless of no compatibility issues?

androiddude7 1 point 9 months ago

I use an NZXT. H440 case currently, it's considered a Mid-Tower case by all means and it's more than spacious enough.
You still fit ATX motherboards and have a lot of space left, they're great! The NZXT. S340 is great as well. So yeah, you can definitely use Mid tower cases comfortably no worries here.

iStealth submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Hey, thanks again man.

iStealth submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Would my i5 6600K struggle with 1070 in SLI? or should I upgrade to i7 6700K?

androiddude7 1 point 9 months ago

No dude it won't struggle, the i7 has hyperthreading (better performance in a nutshell) and has more cores. This is to increase performance in CPU intensive programs like rendering and 3D Modeling. However the i5 is just perfect for gaming, it provides all necessary performance for gaming and programs; no i7 required

Duranarts 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Great build! Plenty of space in there for ventilation and future upgrades.

iStealth submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you.

shadrack97 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

really good looking build +1

iStealth submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Thank you.

ShotoTheStrong 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Pics are great, but there is a ton of extra space with that micro atx mobo. If you ever decide to upgrade, I'd go with an atx mobo rather than atx. Other than that, Great Build!

iStealth submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Thank you for the recommendation. I will defintely go that route on my next build which wont be too long from now lol.

ShotoTheStrong 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Meant that to be rather than micro atx sorry about that lol

Flamearky 1 point 9 months ago

Case, PSU, and memory.. Those need to be upgraded in order for this beauty to be fully shown amazing, +1 tho. -)

iStealth submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

The thing that drew me to this case was that it came preinstalled with fans with lighting, and not just one but four. But yeah, I was thinking maybe a Phantek or Corsair for next time.

Flamearky 1 point 9 months ago

mfw i do the wrong face (meant to do a =D, not a cyborg haha) and yeah, I would recommend any of the Phantek cases and the Corsair 400C and upwards.