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1st Build - Post College Graduation

by iBrooke

17
5 Comments

Details

Date Published

July 17, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.2GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.58GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.01GHz

Description

This was my first ever computer build. Graduated from college and asked my mom for the money to put together a rig that will allow me to game for the next several years. This was the third case I tried. Started out with the Corsair Carbide 400c . Was a great case but wanted something with a window. Went to the Thermaltake View 27. While the case looked great the 4 fans were unbearably loud even when the rpm was decreased. This final Phanteks case is a great fit and looks amazing. 2 downsides are that the exhaust fan block the main led on the motherboard and the motherboard board is a tight fit in the case. Other than those two issues the build was a breeze and I couldn't be happier.

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Cromic0872 5 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Nice build you have there. Solid parts list. Those tempered glass cases make the difference. Enjoy your gaming. Oh, congratulations graduating from college!

Osengj0901 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Congrats man. Clean build and I also like having my leds set on purple to go with the white components.

Does that case come with the white shroud or did you paint it yourself? I plan on painting mine white to go along with the theme. +1

Rizwaan8 1 point 4 months ago

The case OP has listed is different from the one they actually used. Here is the one used in the build https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Q9vZxr/phanteks-eclipse-p400s-tempered-glass-atx-mid-tower-case-ph-ec416pstg_bw

Hope this helped.

iBrooke submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

http://www.phanteks.com/Eclipse-P400-TemperedGlass.html

Came with the white chassis. Had to get it to match my graphics card! It's a great case. Motherboard fits tightly, and the MSI Gaming Pro logo is blocked by my out-take fan but those are my only complaints. Lots of room and flexibility. My next move is to get a single radiator liquid cooler in place of one of my out -take fans and base ryzen CPU cooler. In the long term I'm going to get a 1440p monitor to get full use of my 1070 for Destiny 2 : )

Faasos 1 point 4 months ago

Nice to see you treated yourself :)