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My First Build

by clevsy


Hello guys, hope you're all doing well. I recently built my very first PC and thought I would share it with you guys. Let me know what you think of the build!

This setup is located in my room. Yes. I do have a tiny room and a very big desk. But they turned out to work out nicely so everything is good! With this setup, I wanted to step into PC gaming and get a taste of what it's like to game higher than 30fps.

I've been wanting to have a decent for a long long time but I never had the budget for it. I tried not to break my wallet but also not cheap out and build an under powered system for my first build.

I've had multiple people recommend the I5 8400 or I5 8600k for a build with this budget however these recommendations didn't get to me after I received my CPU in the mail. It would have been very inconvenient for me to switch my CPU and motherboard and wait even longer. Also, at the time I was purchasing my parts the Intel CPUs were out of stock anyway. Maybe that's something to keep in mind for the future! All around, I wanted to future proof myself for quite some time and I think I did okay with this build.

For my graphics card, I understand it would have been a better choice to go with either the GTX 1070 or all the way to the GTX 1080. However, for a very strange reason the GTX 1070 TI was cheaper by $10 at the time. I guess I was just lucky. So that's the reason I went with the GTX 1070 TI.

If I were to change something about this build that i am not completely satisfied with it would be to swap out the SSD. That amount of storage is perfect for me because I don't plan on having many games installed at once anyway. However, I can always use extra room :)

Something to add, I was really sad when I tried connecting my monitors to the motherboard for the first time. It was giving me a constant static noise. I have to admit I did use a cheap cable for it. So in order to improve the audio side of things, I went ahead and got the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. I've heard many good things about it and being the way I am with music preferring higher end of the spectrum of audio quality I think purchasing the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 was a good purchase.

Last thing, I know my cable management is not very good but I am planning on improving it in the future. If I have any money of course haha.

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Otterman366 10 Builds 4 points 11 months ago

Holy GPU sag…

Try lifting up the corner and tightening down the screws extremely tight, it seems to work for my graphics card

Shark7 2 points 11 months ago

Going to space would mean you wouldn't need to put anything in there to stop the sag. A bit pricey though.

clevsy submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Will do thank you very much! The sag is very bad hahaha

Keidan94 1 Build 3 points 11 months ago

Pour un premier PC, il est super ;)

clevsy submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Thank you!!!

Brookshelves 2 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

s a g g

clevsy submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Yea it's bad :( Any recommendations?

Brookshelves 2 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

buy an anti sag bracket or tighten gpu screws while holding it up

Brookshelves 2 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

you can also use objects to hold it up

clevsy submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Will do both, thank you!

Vairfoley 25 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Great first build! I think the cable management is pretty good. I wouldn't worry about choosing that Ryzen over an Intel CPU. Building your first PC is all about learning, haha.

clevsy submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Thank you for the kind response!!

jimbo321 2 points 10 months ago

Dude this is freaking awesome! I'm looking at doing a similar build (same case and mobo). How easily did the mobo ui fit in the gap in the case?

clevsy submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Everything fits perfectly honestly. Didn't have any trouble installing it! The only thing I had to do, was not a problem at all, is I had to remove the 2 slots for an ssd in the front there to put the motherboard in. After installing the motherboard I just went ahead and put those 2 slots back in. No problem. I also really appreciated my decision on the case. Cable management is pretty much all done for you inside the case. Only had to move around a couple cables.

jimbo321 2 points 10 months ago

Oh sweet! Thanks for the tips:)

clevsy submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Of course. Good luck with your build!

skyfallz06 2 points 9 months ago

where you bought that desk bro

clevsy submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I got it from my old job. They were moving and didn't need it. Said they got it from a Scandinavian design company that might not be in business anymore

skyfallz06 2 points 9 months ago

ooohh no well anyway bro thanks bro nice set up

Dark-Ice 1 point 6 months ago

How about that monitor? I'm looking to buy one of them and I'm not sure yet (although I just started with my search). Nice build btw!

clevsy submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

That is a Viewsonic XG2402. I got it for around $250.

Dark-Ice 1 point 4 months ago

Yes I know, I meant how is the image quality and so on haha, thanks tho!

uhharjo 1 point 4 months ago

how's the monitor? im planning to buy one. :)

clevsy submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

I love it! The fast refresh rate is definitely something to consider. It does really benefits the smoothness of your gameplay. The only comment I have is that even through it's 1080p the quality seems strange at times but maybe that's just because I have a Retina display on my MacBook Pro and I'm just used to that. Definitely going to get a 1440p or 4k display next time.

uhharjo 1 point 3 months ago

It also looks really good, simple than other 144hz monitors, thank you for your review, much appreciated.. :)

rogdog56 1 point 1 month ago

Hey, is having a corner desk a nice experience? I heard from another comment that the company who made your desk went out of business, so I'm going to look for one from ikea?