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First Build

by AxelG

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37 Comments

Details

Date Published

May 29, 2018

Date Built

May 25, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.66GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.01GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

Description

This is my very first PC build ever. With the help of my friend I was able to get everything up and running within a day. I had literally zero clue on how to assemble a PC before this so I was nervous about breaking a pin or ripping a wire. For this build I wanted a retro/80s style theme while still focusing on performance. I was originally going to use an NZXT elite case but got a fractal design instead because I liked the looks of the case and the airflow was better.

The hardest part about this build was figuring out where each cable went on the motherboard. This was especially true with my fans since they had a 4 pin hub connector but my motherboard only has a 5 pin rgbw slot (turns out you literally just plug it into the first 4 pins). My bottom intake fan also did not fit since the kraken radiator was too big but I managed to make it work with 2 screws without it looking so bad.

Overall I'm very happy with my build, the jump from 60hz to 144hz also blew my mind. Honestly my last computer couldn't even run games from years ago above 25 fps on low settings so this computer has definitely done a good job!

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iKoniKModz 1 Build 6 points 4 months ago

Hey what keyboard is that?

AxelG submitter 1 Build 5 points 4 months ago

Rosewill Neon K51 ;)

OscarGolf 2 points 4 months ago

it is the rosewill k51

AlexDMV 3 points 4 months ago

Jeez man. Where did you find that wallpaper for the desktop? Very nice build. I love that keyboard too. +1

Velocitron2000 2 points 4 months ago

Love the 80s style, beautiful build dude! Well thought out parts too. Couple questions though, what fans are those and how does the built in WiFi work on that motherboard?

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AZAZELMILLZ 2 points 4 months ago

great build man what lamp is that on the left and what keyboard is that?

Splapr 3 points 4 months ago

Same question here. it think it might be the white version of the corsair strafe or k65. Kinda want a lamp like that it looks neat

OscarGolf 1 point 4 months ago

there isa white version of the strafe, i have the black version, wish i got the white one, but i got the strafe years ago, so might not have been able to

OscarGolf 1 point 4 months ago

it is the rosewill k51

OscarGolf 1 point 4 months ago

the keyboard is the rosewill k51

AxelG submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Lamp is called OTTLITE and keyboard is a rosewill neon k51!

AZAZELMILLZ 1 point 4 months ago

oh ok thank u AlexG

WarSlayr 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

Welcome Tron pc . Love the built. Blast from the past.

AxelG submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks!!<3

paiyan 3 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Great effort and job well done for a first build!

ViRUS_RiP 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

Great build and love those fans too! Makes a change seeing something other than NZXT or Corsair RGB ones :)

AxelG submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Yeah I was originally gonna go with nzxt fans but the rings on the enermax fans looked cooler and more unique in my opinion.

SirHalpin 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

Build looks good, I love the fans. lol maybe just add the keyboard to the parts list so people stop asking! just a thought.

DoctorBetaNet 1 point 4 months ago

What fans are those? They are really cool!

OscarGolf 2 points 4 months ago

they are the enermax T.B.RGB Fans

AxelG submitter 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

Thanks! They're Enermax TB rgb's

AzuneDoesRGB 1 point 4 months ago

Also wondering... they look like Thermaltake Riing fans but not sure...

AidinLMcLaurin 5 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

This is one of the better first PC builds I've seen. The parts compliment eachother well, and the aesthetics are tasteful. I really like the neon/glitch-wave theme you picked and that desktop background is awesome. I would actually like a link to that if possible. Great build!

Lemonadejuice02 1 point 4 months ago

what is the name of those fans ?

brison3 1 point 4 months ago

Can you confirm that the Enermax RGB fans work with the motherboard software? I want to use them with aura sync but can’t find a definitive answer.

AxelG submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

I was able to download the rgb fusion software and somewhat sync the fans to the rest of my build but I found it much easier to just set the fans to a colour through the remote that the fans came with. I definitely think it is possible but the software was honestly kind of buggy so I prefered the remote control.

yousha 1 point 3 months ago

Does that monitor have good ghosting-elimination? Also is it really quantum dot?

yousha 1 point 3 months ago

Is the monitor quantum dot?

yousha 1 point 3 months ago

Did you notice the 5ms response time making any difference? I’m trying to decide between this and the Samsung CFG70/73.

yousha 1 point 3 months ago

Does the wristrest bother you?

AxelG submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Depends, honestly it doesn't bother me much but the latch they make to secure it to the keyboard could have been better because it usually comes off pretty easily.

yousha 1 point 2 months ago

Is the monitor quantum dot? How is the response time? (Please respond)

Owisun 1 point 2 hours ago

How is that nzxt x42 performing on ryzen 2700x ? It is much better vs stock prism cooler ? Can u share your temps in idle and load ,also if u use xfr or manual OC? Thank you +1 for the build !

Kilo_Foxtrot 0 points 4 months ago

I have to admit, this pc setup/build is better than my soon to get setup for around $3000 setup as an 11 year old. And what also is funny is that you created this account on my birth day!

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OscarGolf 1 point 4 months ago

rosewill k51

AxelG submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Rosewill Neon K51

yousha 1 point 2 months ago

Is the monitor quantum dot? How is the input lag?