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My first build in over a decade RGB all of the things

by jnbui79

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28 Comments

Details

Date Published

Feb. 16, 2017

Date Built

Jan. 29, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

34.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.898 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

72.0° C

Description

So I've been working at IBM for almost 3 years now and all my coworkers have been giving grief for playing on a console. So I ditched the console and joined the PC master race. I built this to just do some light gaming and working from home occasionally. Didn't have any issues getting everything together and working, well Cablemod was in the middle of movie facilities so I had to wait months to get my custom cables in so I could finish up all of my wire management. This case didn't offer much space for wire management, so I decided to go with 2.5 HDD to give me some room to hide cables. I am overall very happy with this build. Though I should've did more research into what I was wanting to do with monitors because when it came down to it what I wanted to do was not possible with the hardware that I was running. I ditched the 3 monitor setup I was wanting to run and went with the 34 curved widescreen from Asus with Gsync.

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domburn 11 points 26 months ago

"light gaming"

jnbui79 submitter 1 Build 4 points 26 months ago

ok it might a little overkill for "light gaming"

LinkTech 6 points 25 months ago

a little overkill

7700K , 32GB RAM, 1080...

wyoung737 2 points 26 months ago

What was wrong with the 3 monitor setup?

jnbui79 submitter 1 Build 4 points 26 months ago

so in order to run the 3 monitor setup i wanted to do you have to run 3 of the exact same monitors with nvidia. radeon you can use any monitors size and resolution together. nvidia will use the lowest common denominator for resolution.

PotahProcessor91 3 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

It wasn't a ROG SWIFT! Amazing build +1

joshzpants 3 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

dang, this looks like it was fun to build

Vegitas 2 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

Nice build! Add more pictures from inside :)

jnbui79 submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

More pics added

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illusion173 1 point 26 months ago

Welcome to the pc master race!

jnbui79 submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

thanks

uberlizard 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

putting plastic things on the CPU cooler? that seems risky

jnbui79 submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

I was a bit concerned about that as well, but after taking temps from the surface of the cooler its negligible. Liquid temps have never gotten past 40c and the cooler itself is quite thick leaving a lot of open air between the cooler and the area with all the lights. That surface has never been hot to touch.

uberlizard 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

wow good job NZXT

blockbuster4664 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

First build in 10 years, the budget represents all the money you would have spent in 10 years in PC builds.

And also I have a question about the multi monitor setup, if I have a 900p monitor and want to buy a 1080p monitor to use along with it, will that 1080p monitor run at 900p because of the graphics card?

I want to use the 1080p monitor for actual games and use the second monitor as an extension to use google chrome or other on. If I hook it up using just the windows display extend will this change anything?

jnbui79 submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

so, if you want to use the monitors independently you can run them no problem but if you are wanting to sync them together for surround mode then it will be at 900p. Also to take advantage of Gsync it has to use the displayport. This particular card came with 2 displayports and 2 HDMI in preparation for VR.

blockbuster4664 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

Ah ok, so I should be fine, at least for now I have no intentions of linking together monitors to share a screen, just to use a better monitor to game on than the 900p piece of trash I call a primary monitor. Thanks for the help

Zezainster 21 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

It's a nice build. It has a lot of character but it's cluttered man. You've got so many high end components, put em together in a nice mid-tower case and let it all shine. You got my +1.

majorburns13 2 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

i think it looks pretty good the only thing i would probably change is take the toy cars out. the little alien dude is cool but the cars dont make any sense.

taantoon 1 point 24 months ago

AWESOME CABLES ..one of the BEST pc builds ive seen if not the best just need to know 1 thing ... temps at load and idle 2nd

jnbui79 submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

hover around 70-72 under load and right around 34-36 at idle

RodoGodo19 8 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Hi, How good is the Seagate 5TB Barracuda 2.5-Inch?, is it slow, noisy?, I want to buy one for my Fractal Node 202 and I would like to hear some opinions of this hard drive first. Do you feel it slow, what transfer speed do you have?, explain me all jeje

jnbui79 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

I've had no issues with it. I used it mostly just for media and have had no issues. I have never heard it so don't think its noisy.

Mallanon 1 point 23 months ago

The specs on the case say it can take a 250mm GPU but you're using a 298mm GPU, how well did that fit into the case? According to the specs online it hsouldn't be possible, was it tight, does the front fit on properly?

jnbui79 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Everything fit fine. Didn't even look at the limitations, just built it. Pictures 1, 5 and 9 should give you an idea of size and fit

Open_Doors 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

that cable management tho xD

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jnbui79 submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

Network Operations

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jnbui79 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Very happy with my build, based on what I am seeing I would not go another route.