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Finally decided to try building my first computer. Wanted to build a mid-high end gaming/streaming/video editing PC after having a Macbook pro and realizing how I really could make a better computer for cheaper. Everything turned out well & there wasn't any problems as far as the initial construction.

Just some peripheral upgrades. Got a Das Keyboard, a 2nd asus vh236h monitor, 3 more case fans (200mm side intake, 120 bottom intake, 200mm exhaust). Planning on possibly buying an h100i to see how much better it is.

Comments

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build Ken! The only thing I may change is the PSU. I dont think you need that much wattage but it will be good later on if you add more stuff. Overall, nice job!! Do you have a stream up yet? twitch.tv/urpaperboy if you ever wanna duel stream.

  • 87 months ago
  • 3 points

HEy at least he won't worry about power when he decides to upgrade some parts! Maybe SLI

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

yea, this is true. Overall, i think he has a solid build!

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Yup

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! I'll keep the 850W. Nothing wrong with having a bigger PSU just incase! I'm planning on streaming fighting games, Dota 2, & Halo/Gears of War. Pretty much anything. Might venture off into LoL, but I followed your twitch anyways! twitch.tv/lKenV (that's a lower-case L in front of the K) is my channel! :)

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

sounds good! Ill come check you out once you get up and streaming!! Look forward to it.

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, great build, and you did go a little overboard on the power supply, but that's okay. You spent a lot on a quality liquid cooling unit, so you can safely over clock quite a bit. What are you planning on streaming?

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking to mainly stream Halo 4. I play alot of fighting games (SF4:AE, UMvC3, DoA5, P4A) so I'll probably stream that too. I also play Gears of War 3. As for computer games, I used to play HoN a lot, but now I play DotA2 & I'm thinking of giving League a shot

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

League of legends. <3 Add me, xxebernxx.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

But yeah, I realize now that 850W is alot. I guess I just wanted to be safe (since it was my first build) incase I planned on overclocking/adding more fans/possible SLI & I didn't want to skimp on PSU.

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

It's fine, now you're prepared, and you know for the coming years of building what you'll need.

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you have to take all your pictures sideways

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, I took all the pictures with my iphone & they're all oriented correctly on my phone & computer. I don't know why all of my upright photos felt the need to upload sideways

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

Hah yeah I was just messing with ya, my phone does that too sometimes

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build!, I'm sure you'll enjoy your machine very much, I'm just not someone who likes to throw money at something for no good reason. I just don't see the need to spend $50-$75 more than other boards because of a "shroud" and other baords offer more features. Also as someone else pointed out 850W is also a waste of money because a 750W is over kill for SLI 670's so having more is pointless and a waste. There is not much you could add to your system that would ever touch 750W let alone 850W. Aside from over priced items, the system is awesome and will do what you want it to do.
I guess I'm just not one to waste money when it is totally not needed.

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Is that a Saitek Eclipse keyboard?

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

hahaha. yeah. It's from ages ago & it's just a place holder until I upgrade to a mechanical one. Matches all the blue lighting well though so I don't mind

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

i wouldn't put a intake fan on the bottom of a case tends to pick up dust that settled on the ground and bring it into your case.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

I have my computer up on top of the table in the picture. The case also has a dust filter on the bottom so I'm not worried about any dust coming into the case from the bottom. Thanks for the suggestion though! :)

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

I just finished ordering my parts and was looking through other builds. Saw yours and realized that we are going to have really similar builds. I went with the i5 instead of the i7. but other than that it looks like we both had the same basic idea. I'm new to the computer building scene so seeing the positive comments on here gave me a little hope that what I chose was right.

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Glad to hear you're reassured. I was new to the computer building scene too, since it was my first build. As far as I can tell, i5 instead of the i7 is fine. I personally went with the i7 just for the future-proof-ness, but I'm sure i5 will last a while too. If you did get a 3rd generation i5 (ivy bridge) just be aware that it runs hotter than the 2nd generation (sandy bridge) processors, but if you have a good cooling system (not sure if you went with the same h100 as me) you'll be fine. I just run my h100 on the highest setting at all times & my idle cpu temp is 26C give or take 1 degree & I can run Guild Wars 2 on highest settings w/ my 4 cores fluctuating around the 40C mark. Heroes of Newerth at highest settings has my 4 cores fluctuating at around the 30C mark. I'm really happy with my build. Invested a good amount of money in it, haven't had any problems at all & had a blast building it as my first computer. Hope your build goes well too & you enjoy it! :)

  • 87 months ago
  • -3 points

Eh, one of the better builds I've seen on here. There are a few things I could comment on though: I'm sure you didn't need an i7 for the video editing you're going to be doing. Only super intense video editing will really warrant an i7. Stock cooler GPU. Bad cooler, loud. Overkill PSU. Blu ray? Really? Case. Too expensive.

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  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

I have yet to do testing under a full load, but idle w/ the Corsair running at full speed it's about 25 +/- a degree. At it's lowest speed it's about 27 +/- a degree then 26 +/- a degree at its second setting. I'm planning on doing a test under a full load for an hour at stock settings, then overclocking and retesting everything so I can get back to you after that!

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