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My First Build!!! Tell me what ya think!

by BigBossJohnRoss


Got into PC gaming about a year ago, by purchasing a MSI gaming laptop and loved it! As my love for being apart of the Master Race grew the games I was playing started to demand more. I could tell that my laptop was still working just fine and doing things i wanted it to do but I could tell it was holding me back. So I went for it! With the help from some buddies I put together a build that i could afford and a build that could handle pretty much any thing I wanted to use it for. I'm a A/V Pro teacher and avid gamer so this build was made to fit my needs in both areas. I've had it built for about a week now and i couldn't be happier with it.

Before the build I found myself watching video after video on "How to Build a PC" videos and man was that a good idea. When I finally had all of my parts laid out on my desk and ready to go there was a moment of "What have i got myself into". But with the power of Youtube i worked up the courage to begin the build. As the build progressed there where moments of excitement, depression, rage, regret, and pure bliss when I was finally able to hit the power button and see my fans begin to spin and the beautiful glow of the graphics card. I was extremely worried about the cable management part of the build but i found that patience and planning was crucial for this part. I was very happy with how clean the build came out. I held off on the RGB part for the time being but I do plan to add a LED strip or two to brighten up the build. The case comes with 2 fans (1 in 1 out), I plan to add at least 1 more fan up front to increase air flow.

Overall I couldn't be happier with my build and the way it turned out. Please leave some comments/suggestions on what ya think about the build!

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MarketplaceResales 3 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Very clean. Good job.

Vince_N1105 2 points 1 month ago

Clean build, though I would recommend getting faster ram, there's one that's 3200mhz CL16 G.Skill Ripjaws series for like 14 dollars more than your current ram sticks.

BigBossJohnRoss submitter 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

Your right, will for sure update and upgrade in the future but at the time I got a killer deal on it so I couldn’t pass it up!

Jessiahsmallwood 5 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Meshify C gang!!!..... 1+

diypartsjoy 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

I think ya need more pictures. Some close ups would be nice. +1

BigBossJohnRoss submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Good idea! I’ll get some more up this weekend!

Vineuro 1 point 1 month ago

Why 24'' 1440 p and not 27 or bigger

TGND 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Cost may have been a limiting factor towards monitor size.

jram2803 1 point 1 month ago

the 24" version is 330 while the 27" is 460

AidinLMcLaurin 8 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Why a 27" monitor? 24" is plenty large if you sit up straight. 24" models cost significantly less and don't take up as much desk space.

BigBossJohnRoss submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

To be honest I got a awesome deal on it. It was my first monitor purchase, hooked it up to my laptop so it was major upgrade from the laptop screen. I could see myself going larger next time but for a g-sync monitor I couldn’t pass on it.

jdouble 1 point 1 month ago

I'm liking the cable management, good job

BigBossJohnRoss submitter 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago


AidinLMcLaurin 8 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Awesome build. Great price on that Monitor, I paid 399$ for it myself and I'm still happy with that price. All I will say is that the 212 has an all black version that is a few dollars more but significantly better looking. There's nothing wrong with the standard 212 but it can give your computer a dated look.

BigBossJohnRoss submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Yea got the monitor on sale at Best Buy about a month ago. I saw the all black rgb the other day. Looks so sick!

Natters256 1 point 1 month ago

Have you tried to overclock the 8600k yet. Would like to know how the 212 holds up. Great build +1

BigBossJohnRoss submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

I havent yet, to be completely honest Im so new to this i dont really know how. Ive got some guys i play with that are going to eventually help me out but just really enjoying the stock so much right. Such a jump from my laptop. if ya have any guides or tips please send em my way

britt.bc 1 point 22 days ago

what do you think of the ssd?

BigBossJohnRoss submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

very fast! have had zero problems so far. Loading into games is so quick, its nice to be one of the first in instead of everyone waiting on me to load in. Highly recommend

britt.bc 1 point 19 days ago

Thank you for replying. I'm definitely looking into this ssd as a game storage drive. Edit: Nice build btw, forgot to say this before, its a really clean build!

BigBossJohnRoss submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 days ago

No problem and thank ya! I got the ssd at a great price, not running a HDD in the build so the 1 TB has been plenty of storage. for example, on my laptop i was consistently afk when loading into PUBG, with this ssd it takes no time at all. Its been great for game storage so far.