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First Computer Build

by TheTempler


This is my very first computer build, i was only introduced to computer gaming a few months ago and ever since then i haven't been able to stop watching videos on youtube about building them.

At the start i knew i wanted an i7 7700K and the Phanteks Enthoo case, the rest of the parts came about just as i was browsing through stores or watching videos.

With my current set up, i find i am now limited on space if i were to add another water cooled GPU, considering i already had to remove the rear fan and install the GPU cooler on there, but i was lucky going into the build and that being the only issue i had. The build took a few hours due to watching videos and reading the manuals to ensure i hadn't stuffed anything up!

All in all i am very happy with how this has turned out and having learnt a great deal! i am so glad i didn't buy pre built like i was going to.

I would like to add another set of ram, purely for the cosmetic side of things (those rgb tridents really look amazing) and maybe one day ill change the mother board to something that either doesn't have any rgb or rgb thats able to change colour (as the tomahawk is only red)

When i move into my new house, ill be getting myself a new desk and new monitor and working on having a really clean and simple set up.

Please leave me any feed back as id love to hear other peoples opinions on what i could have done better.

Thanks for reading.

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customgtp 19 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

This is your first build ever??

Well you chose correctly. Similar to most of my parts I use... I have a 7700k, I have a hybrid gpu, I use 240mm/360mm aio, I have similar gskill ram, also use the evga psu, I have an msi mobo, I have Samsung 960 500gb ssd m.2, and I have a phanteks evolv glass case!!

I love your taste in equipment... My first build was nothing like your so GREAT JOB!!

customgtp 19 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

And you oc'd your cpu to 4.8ghz...once again great first build!!

TheTempler submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

That's correct, first time I've ever built a computer and first desktop computer I've ever own haha Thanks very much for the kind words! I spent many many hours choosing parts and making up build lists in the pcpartpicker list. The only thing that really changed was the gpu, i hadn't planned on getting that one, just happened to pop up when i was buying parts (and im a sucker for corsair) I am looking at changing my monitor in the coming months as well.

I oc'd it to 5ghz after the first start up, but i wasn't sure about stability, the 4.8ghz was just from the factory gaming boost mode on the mother board :)

necrodor21 1 point 11 months ago

temp cpu?

TheTempler submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

I checked briefly whilst playing PUBG in 4k for a couple of hours and it was around the 60 degree mark

YOLOman 1 point 11 months ago

What keyboard?

ThatOneBudgetGuy 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

looks like a corsair strafe RGB.

TheTempler submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Thats correct ThatOneBudgetGuy, Corsair Strafe RGB with Cherry Brown switches. Usually isnt red, usually changing between colors in a spiral

ThatOneBudgetGuy 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

God that case is beautiful. Can't say i'm a fan of the thickness of your CPU rad. also, you should've mounted it in the front. then the tubing would just be a straight shot to the radiator, but it won't affect performance, just aesthetics.

TheTempler submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Thanks very much! I see what you're saying, i might have a fiddle around with it when i'm home next and move it to the front and just put the case fans up the top.

F22 1 point 4 months ago

Great build! Do you have problems with dust and temps inside this case? What's your case fans configuration? Thanks

TheTempler submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Hi there,

I never had an issue with dust, but ive changed to an open frame design now.

My fan configuration was pull from the front and push out of the top, I never seen temps over 65 degrees