Description

After putting together PCs 30 years ago, this is my first go a modern gaming PC.

Thanks to pcpartpicker, I had no compatibility problems with the main parts. The hardest thing was to get the led fans light up correctly. I ended up with a couple of spare parts (some fans and a lightning controller incompatible with my setup), and with a ton of experience with corsair cooling products.

Building it with my 11 year old son was an incredible if sometimes nerve-wrecking experience. He got to name the build, and he decided on `cupcake.' Don't ask me why.

We currently run Destiny 2, Fortnite, Subnautica, Cuphead, and Minecraft. The machine runs these games around or above my monitor's 180Hz refresh rate while maintaining low noise and awesome looks.

Comments

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Low noise? I just finished a build in this case and it was kinda loud tbh

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

After putting together PCs 30 years ago, this is my first go a modern gaming PC.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

He has experience with it I guess, maybe? Lol.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

lol that quote was on point

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Top 10 dad hours in my local fathering house

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Perfect excuse to the wife for spending on boys toys.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Kudos to the cable management king! everything looks very clean, even behind the rear panel.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! After ordering the wrong fans and lightning controller, and while waiting for the right ones, I had a lot of time to obsess about the cables. HAHA!

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

sees cable management NUT

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Heads up, have you checked out this monitor? https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/7HFXsY/acer-predator-xb241yu-238-2560x1440-165hz-monitor-xb241yu-bmiprz

144Hz as opposed to 180Hz, but I think it can be OC'ed to 160Hz, As well as its being 1440p and which would probably fit better with a 1080Ti, Including VAT,Shipping etc its ~£405 from Amazon USA.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, this one would be better with 1440p screen. Great build!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I originally ordered a 1440p monitor with 144 Hz. Then I realized that the machine probably won't be able to sustain 144 fps in my favorite games. So I traded fps for dpi, canceled the order and got a 1080p screen instead. Probably a matter of taste and gaming preferences.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm just so curious how you did that cable management. You've to teach me how to do that, really, one of the best I've ever seen.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, now I see how you did that. I didn't see that bracket at first. Now it makes sense haha.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, there's a big vertical bar in the back that hides all the mess. You don't wanna see what's underneath ;)

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely a cool feature to have!