Description

This is my first time building a PC.

It all started when I moved into a new place where my iMac (2014) had to be positioned perpendicular to my TV. I like to be able to watch TV when I'm playing certain games so I bought an L-shaped desk and a second (27" 4K 60 Hz) monitor to place parallel to the TV. Unsurprisingly, the iMac (which had a hard enough time driving its own 5K display) couldn't keep up so I decided to build a dedicated gaming machine. I'm using use the iMac for music production but may switch that over to the PC in time.

I love white LEDs and decided to follow a white and black color scheme early on. I also really enjoy the aesthetic of NZXT and knew I wanted to use their case and cooling products.

Overall, things went better than expected! The hardest part was figuring out how to connect the power cables (I had guessed correctly but was terrified of being wrong and frying one of the components) but a post to /r/buildapc confirmed that there was nothing to worry about. I'm not particularly happy with the rear cable management and will probably try to clean that up at some point in the future. I'm also considering adding 2 more 140mm fans to make a push-pull setup for the X62 radiator.

I've had it for almost two weeks now and haven't had any issues so far. GTA V and Skyrim are running great in 4K at 60 fps with mostly highest settings (I did try one setting in GTA V that caused problems but don't remember which one) and I'm looking forward to trying some others after I finish those. My old favorites (Civilization VI, Cities: Skylines, and Minecraft) are also performing better than ever.

So far, I've done a little bit of overclocking on my GPU using Precision X1, I have set the memory clock to 750 and the GPU clock to 100. I haven't tried overclocking the CPU yet.

If you're wondering about the keyboard/mouse situation, I have a USB switch that allows me to switch control back and forth between the computers. It works pretty well but if I switch it to the iMac while the PC is asleep, the mouse and keyboard won't be able to wake up the PC after switching back.

Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

You sure your graphics card's memory is running at 15.5GHz? XD

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope! But everyone seems to say 14000 MHz when the GPU reports 7000 MHz so I assumed I was just supposed to double the number that it it reports (7750 MHz after OC). What is the correct number?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

assuming your new to the pc world since you bought windows for that much yeah, but pretty nice build just add a rgb strip to light it up a bit if you wanna show off.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted Pro so that I can do some work-related stuff that I didn’t mention in my post and I wanted to have a full license so that I am legal when I inevitably upgrade.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

he means that u can get keys off of ebay for like $5

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the theme of the build, looks super clean and subtly stylish

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, that was my goal!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that all the mouse space you have? It looks awfully cramped there.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice box! 1up for NZXTness

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build I like the H700 case but I am torn between the H700i and the H700 which do you think is better in you're opinion.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I watched the Gamers Nexus review of the H700i which convinced me it was a waste. Instead I bought the H700 plus one of the Aer RGB fan packs that includes the Hue controller.

I highly recommend the case!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Do the motherboard LEDs revert back to default orange every time you boot it up or does it stay in whatever color you previously set it to be?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

They briefly revert back to orange at certain times but will go back to my settings automatically.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Build! Are the NZXT aer rgb fans bright enough in daylight?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, they’re still easy to see although my apartment is pretty dark and that’s the only place I’ve used it.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to see that G.Skill memory fit w/ the Kraken X62, thinking about purchasing the same memory myself.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you’ll be happy with it if you do.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I really love this build. No other was as beautiful as this one yet. Congrats!! I'm thinking of building a similar one but wanted to ask you first on how the noise levels are during work and gaming :)

  • 6 months ago
  • 0 points

Looks amazing!!! Best black and white build I've ever seen.

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I like to keep things completely legal and believe in paying people for their work. Also wanted Pro for some work-related stuff.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

The sale of those keys violate Microsoft ToS, and the keys may be unexpectedly disabled. Recommending, suggesting, advising, encouraging, hinting, or in any way implying these keys as a solution or option is not allowed on this site.

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

You can't

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

The sale of those keys violate Microsoft ToS, and the keys may be unexpectedly disabled. Recommending, suggesting, advising, encouraging, hinting, or in any way implying these keys as a solution or option is not allowed on this site.