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Hey all, so this is my first PC build ever, and it was an awesome learning experience, but i'm absolutely loving PC gaming! This PC is used primarily for gaming, but occasional photoshop work, browsing, music, etc. Everything is working great, no issues at all right now. i'm currently studying up on overclocking, and i've overclocked a tad, but haven't pushed it to failure at all yet.

Update 6/8/16: Added another 8GB of RAM to increase performance, same ram that is in the part list.

Enthoo Pro Case is for sale, $75 shipped in the US

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler is for sale, $20 shipped in the US

The MOBO power, 24-pin power, and 8-pin PCIE cables are Silverstone. The red SATA are just monoprice sata cables. The lights I bought off of Amazon, 5050 led's that are wired into a molex connector to the PSU.

On GPU Tweak, i'm running the following: GPU Boost Clock (MHz) offset: 147 - 1400 Max GPU Voltage(mV) offset: 20 - 1195 Memory Clock(MHz) offset: 666 - 7676 Power Target(%) - 120

Scores on Heavan v4 on everything maxed out, 2560x1440 res

FPS: 36 Score: 907 min: 19 max: 78 max temp: 66*

I'm open to any thoughts or comments that might help me make this build stronger. Thanks!

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Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

very good puter there sir! love your color choices...

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

nice clean build. why run the pcie cables from the top though when you have lower grommets?

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I ran it through the top so there would be some slight tension on the GPU to keep it from sagging. i was already seeing some sag and that makes me nervous, ha! I thought about running it from the grommet below, but I wanted to be able to support it over time.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I was about to say the same about the cables. Don't worry about the sag, as long as you lock it in correctly it isn't going anywhere :)

and btw, very nice build. love the case

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

oh interesting. i never thought about it that way. also i like the red accents from the sata cables.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Ayyyee that ASUS-AR love that motherboard just because its the only ASUS motherboard that can actually go with any color scheme theme build. BTW did you sleeve the PSU yourself? or did you buy extensions?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Silverstone extensions, in the description

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

can you link to the lights you got on Amazon? I like how they light up the build without being too bright. +1 I like the case a lot too. +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

sure, here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ASVGI8O/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I've always gone with this brand and they've been good to me!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

anyone have a decent recommendation on wire combs?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you like the PSU?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

It seems to work just fine. It doesn't make any noise at all, and the PC hasn't skipped a beat, lights don't flicker, no issues that I can tell. I've overclocked the voltage just a tad on the GPU and it still doesn't have any issues. The calculator showed around 320 watts, so this should provide a good buffer to grow if it needs to.

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

I'm surprised that you processor is able to handle the great power of your graphic card. I always aim to spend the same amount of money on my graphics card and the processor. Just a tip for your second build. I'm still waiting to build my first one as my dad won't let me as I'm 13 :-(

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