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First PC build, Experience is great so far.

by grunze21



Date Published

July 16, 2015

Date Built

July 11, 2015

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I was just wanting to buy two monitors for my Surface Pro 3 for multitasking and other projects. Surface Pro 3 is just good enough to handle all the things I need but its too small and really not a rigid body to work on all the time.
Initial thought was to buy an already built desktop but they would lag in at least one or two departments that I was looking for. After consulting with one of friends who's about to build a Desktop as well, I got this idea of building my own Desktop.

After digging through some websites, I spent less than the total amount than I had anticipated for. My total cost was $1273 and waiting to get some rebates.

Still need to figure out the MAX capacity of my computer, trying to learn all these GPU , IGP and OC Genie stuffs.

After spending few hours and finding out what I would need, here is my fully built Desktop. You tube was a great help for me. I got most of my help from this guy below!


Part Reviews


So sleek in style!


Giving 5 because hasn't used very well.

Video Card

Its take like a fraction of second to get the full 1080p when you play a video in Full screen mode, could be monitor not sure.


Just had some clearance issues trying to install the water cooler other it is great. Look is aggressive

Operating System

It's a great platform if you're a tablet user.

Wireless Network Adapter

Works as it is told


Slim monitor. Great display

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Ph023 1 point 33 months ago

The Wi-Fi adapter, how is it? I am using the same one and I am about a floor and 3 walls from the router.

grunze21 submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Works great for me. I'm close to router, no lags and disconnection at all.

Ph023 1 point 33 months ago

Okay thanks!

wllmgrms 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Good setup for your first rig!

Only thing you'll notice is limitations with the 750 Ti. It's a good card, but if you upgrade anything in the near future, it would be this. :)

grunze21 submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Yeah, I needed a two port HDMI output for my two monitors. Thought, this would work. And prolly will update the 750 TI in future if I need to.

pnged 1 point 33 months ago

The 750w CX is way overkill for this build

Still a good though, I like seeing the 750ti utilized

grunze21 submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Price was comparatively cheaper compared to 500w/600W, thought to take the deal even though I don't need it for now. May be later on when I get more upgrades.

pnged 1 point 33 months ago

You can't sli 750ti's anyway

Tectron 1 point 2 months ago

how do you have good cable management? i got the same case and using it, wanting to hear how ya do it?

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grunze21 submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Lol, he was a a great help as he was going slowly over the process and keeping this simple.