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First Build This build took me about a day of planning, a week and half of ordering components, and 6 hours of assembling. Honestly I have never built a PC before so there was a lot I had to learn in order to make it work which is why it took so long.

CPU: I chose the Core I7 6700k because I do video editing and I multitask a lot on my computer. The hyper threading offers superior performance to the I5's and I was willing to shell out the money for that extra performance. If I was just strictly gaming on the machine I would have went with the I5 6600k.

Case: S340 (White) because I like the basic look to it, and it fits with what I am going for with the build style. In hindsight I probably would have went with the H440 or a slightly bigger case just because working within a smaller case for a first build actually was pretty frustrating. All the components are so close together which makes wire management more of a pain. Luckily I figured it out. Also the S340 glossy versions of the case scratch so damn easily.

CPU Cooler: The Kraken X61 was the logical choice here due to the S340 basically being marketed with it; and because the Kraken X61 performs very well for its price point. The whole idea of a "water cooler" for a first build was a bit daunting at first, but I decided to go with it because I wanted to do some heavy overclocking.

Motherboard: There were some cheaper options here but I have heard good things about the M5 and it fits the color I'm going for. I was also going with an MSI Graphics card too so I figured I might as well make them match.

Memory: The Vengeance LPX is cheap and performs well, decided to go with 3000mhz here just because of how cheap it was.

Storage: I could have cut costs by going with the Barracuda instead of the Western Digital Black, but having bad experiences with Barracuda's in the past (Every Barracuda I have had has failed within the first 2 years) I decided to pay the extra money for the more reliable hard drive. I could have also cut costs with the SSD and opted for a smaller size, but I wanted to throw some games on it along with my OS. I was short an Interface Cable so I had to pull it from my old computer which was a bit of a pain. Also I couldn't get the SSD to sit properly in the case so I cable tied it down, the case was just too small to make the cable work for me (I could have done it but it would have been a pain )

Video Card: Honestly the R9 390 is cheaper and better bang for your buck, but I decided to spend the money and go for the 390x just for the hell of it. In hindsight the R9 390 would have been the better choice.

Power Supply: 850W for future-proof. I could have gotten away with less but it's always nice to have some room for the future. I went with EVGA because they are reliable and honestly the power supply is probably one of the most important components.

Conclusion:* All in all I am very happy with my build. I have Overclocked the processor to 4.6ghz and the graphics card and the system could not run better.

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Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great! I don't see a lot of black/red/white builds all of the time so it's nice seeing one that looks nice lol. Have you played any games on it yet?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job especially on the psu, i got a seasonic one and its already making a coilwhine.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 nice build

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